• Thu, Jan 19, 2017
  • Tryst with history

    Updated: Jan, 19, 201711:21 AM

    Keshav Desiraju, former Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, spoke eloquently about his uncle S Gopal, the biographer of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who had a ringside view of all the events leading...
    Tryst with history
    Every generation lives in a time of transition and good historians leave a chronicle for successive generations. One such historian and biographer was Sarvepalli Gopal said Keshav Desiraju. “He contributed greatly to the intellectual climate of independent India, – when hopes were high about the country’s future and the generation had many heroes to emulate” said Desiraju, who is also Gopal’s nephew, and therefore had direct access to his notes, research and methodology. Gopal, who is the son of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the country’s first Vice President and the second President of India, belonged to a generation that was fortunate in its heroes, said Desiraju. “If Gandhiji was the most extraordinary hero for that generation, there were other heroes too. Jawaharlal Nehru was a hero, representing the India of the future, which was...
  • Justice Jammed Justice Jammed
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201710:53 AM

    Tamil Nadu ranks second in the country, in the sheer number of legal cases awaiting a verdict in the courts, and it’s time to balance the scales

  • Ex-Coimbatore mayor quits AIADMK, supports Deepa Ex-Coimbatore mayor quits AIADMK, supports Deepa
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201707:15 AM

    T Malaravan, former Coimbatore Mayor, two-time MLA and former AIADMK district secretary, announced that he is quitting the party and extended support to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece...

  • All eyes on O Paneerselvam-Modi meet on January 19 All eyes on O Paneerselvam-Modi meet on January 19
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201707:15 AM

    Protests to lift ban on jallikattu steered by the youth and students intensifies from Marina to all parts of the state.

  • Students’ power keeps up momentum of agitation across State Students’ power keeps up momentum of agitation across State
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201706:45 AM

    The whole of Tamil Nadu is on the boil, thanks to Supreme Court ban on jallikattu. On the third day of the protest, which broke out first in a massive people movement at Alanganallur in Madurai...

  • Justice for Jallikattu: United Tamil Nadu manifests bullish face Justice for Jallikattu: United Tamil Nadu manifests bullish face
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201706:30 AM

    The protests demanding the Centre and state government to ensure conduct of the traditional jallikattu sport and ban PETA from India reached its peak on January 18, with youngsters continuing to...

  • Tusk loss in wild encounter strips Kumki of ‘elite’ status Tusk loss in wild encounter strips Kumki of ‘elite’ status
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201706:15 AM

    A 46-year-old Kumki elephant Sujai was attacked by a huge wild tusker at 4. 15 am at the Chadivayal elephant camp near Coimbatore. It suffered bleeding injuries and is under treatment. The Kumki...

  • Bison walks easy after veterinarian pulls out 5-foot-long spear Bison walks easy after veterinarian pulls out 5-foot-long spear
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201705:15 AM

    In a five-hour long surgery the forest department successfully removed a five-foot-long spear that had pierced through the back of a fully-grown male Indian Bison in the Nilgiris.

  • Special Sub Inspector missing in Madurai Special Sub Inspector missing in Madurai
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201704:15 AM

    A Special Sub Inspector (SSI) of Police has gone missing after he allegedly accompanied the family members of a senior police officer to Dharmapuri on January 13.

  • Farmers plan to meet Chief Minister, seek compensation Farmers plan to meet Chief Minister, seek compensation
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201703:30 AM

    The farmers’ associations which organised a consultation in Thanjavur demanded increase in the compensation for crop loss due to the drought condition for which, they have resolved to meet the Chief...