Thu, Aug 06, 2020

  • Two men, aged 52 and 43, died when roadside trees fell on them in separate incidents at Kokkal and Fingerpost areas near the district-headquarter town of Udhagamandalam, they said.
    Heavy rains claim 2 lives in Nilgiris in TN, Avalanchi records 39 cm
    Incessant rains lashing the region under the influence of active South West Monsoon claimed two lives in hilly Nilgiris District in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday and disrupted normal life, police said.Two men, aged 52 and 43, died when roadside trees fell on them in separate incidents at Kokkal and Fingerpost areas near the district-headquarter town of Udhagamandalam, they said.Heavy rains have been lashing Nilgiris and parts of Coimbatore district, bordering Kerala, since the past few days, with some villages being marooned and several trees uprooted.Avalanchi and Upper Bhavani villages in Nilgiris district recorded 39 cm and 31 cm rainfall respectively while Solayar in neighbouring Coimbatore district received 18 cm on Wednesday, the Met office said.In view of continuing rains and strong wind, the administration has closed the...
  • Candidate from Karaikal tops in civil services exam Candidate from Karaikal tops in civil services exam

    She was felicitated by Puducherry Education Minister R Kamalakannan on Wednesday at a function at the Collectorate here. After studying in government schools here, she graduated from the Pondicherry...

  • TN's covid count today has just crossed 5K TN's covid count today has just crossed 5K

    Capital city Chennai's daily count is gradually on the fall with only 1,044 recorded today.

  • TN to allow gyms to open from Aug 10 TN to allow gyms to open from Aug 10

    Palaniswami ordered allowing gyms to resume operations from August 10 and the Centre has allowed such facilities to work from today, the government said.

  • DMK suspends MLA Selvam, strips him of party posts DMK suspends MLA Selvam, strips him of party posts

    Selvam, who spoke to reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday, also demanded that Stalin cut the DMK's ties with the Congress as its leader Rahul Gandhi has been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Excess fees: Action against private schools Excess fees: Action against private schools

    The state government has decided to take action against those private schools which violate recent court order and demand 100 per cent tuition fees, following complaints from the parents.

  • Madurai youth bags all India 7th rank, visually challenged girl comes 286th Madurai youth bags all India 7th rank, visually challenged girl comes 286th

    A 27-year old aspirant from Madurai, Ganesh Kumar Baskar, has brought laurels to Tamil Nadu after having excelled in the UPSC civil services exam 2019.

  • Over 60 per cent people in districts don’t wear masks, says Radhakrishnan Over 60 per cent people in districts don’t wear masks, says Radhakrishnan

    Inspecting various spots across Tiruchy on Tuesday, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said that more than 60% people in containment zones of districts have not been wearing masks and the pandemic can...

  • Rain batters Nilgiris dist, residents moved to safety Rain batters Nilgiris dist, residents moved to safety

    Incessant rains have thrown life out of gear in the Nilgiris with more than 250 tribal families in low lying areas being evacuated and sheltered in temporary shelters.

  • 68,845 tested in Thoothukudi, so far: Thoothukudi Collector Sandeep Nanduri 68,845 tested in Thoothukudi, so far: Thoothukudi Collector Sandeep Nanduri

    As many as 68,845 tests have so far been done in the Thoothukudi district to contain COVID-19 spread. Among those tested, 7,846 have been infected and 58 patients died. At present, the active cases...