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Stalin unveils statues of late leaders

DMK president M.K. Stalin on Monday unveiled statues of late Chief Ministers C. N. Annadurai and M. Karunanidhi at Kalaigner Arivalayam in Tiruchi and that of late party leader Anbil Dharmalingam at his native village near Lalgudi. Mr. Stalin recalled the contributions made by the late leaders for the party’s growth. Former ministers K.N. Nehru […]

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Farmers disappointed over successive failure of monsoons

‘Water table has plummeted beyond 1,000 feet in many areas’ Failure of summer rain has added to the drinking water crisis in Tiruchi district. According to official statistics, the district receives 125 mm during summer months from March and May. But, it has received just 9 mm, bringing disappointment to the people, mainly water managers. […]

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Tiruchi and Karur back in Congress kitty

The two constituencies used to be its traditional strong ground about two to three decades back. The anti-Modi wave which swept the State has helped the Congress regain the Tiruchi and Karur seats, two constituencies which have been its traditional strong ground about two to three decades back. While Tiruchi has returned a Congress MP […]

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Street library: it’s a real page-turner in Tiruchi

It attracts at least 20 persons, mostly students, every day The city corporation which launched the first street library in December 2018 to infuse healthy reading habit among both children and adults alike has cause for satisfaction. The sprawling 10,000 square feet library constructed at a cost of ₹20 lakh, at Officer’s Colony in the […]

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Bridging the knowledge gap

The Central District Library, Tiruchi, has been organising various outreach programmes to encourage community learning benefiting all age groups. The programmes are conducted free of cost by experts. Speaking to The Hindu, A. P. Sivakumar, District Library Officer, said the aim was to use the library to bridge the knowledge gap between the community. The […]

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Welfare measures for retired police personnel on the anvil

District-level committee to be constituted in each district A district-level committee is to be constituted in each district falling within the Central Zone to suggest welfare measures for retired police personnel. The committee would also offer suggestions on the aims, objectives, functioning and by laws for the Retired Police Personnel Welfare Board, so that the […]

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BSM secures robust placement for MBA students

Bharathidasan School of Management (BSM), Bharathidasan University, has secured placement for 81% of its MBA students, who will be passing out this academic year. Vice-Chancellor P. Manisankar handed over the offer letters to the students in the presence of the Director in-charge of BSM M. Ravichandran recently. The candidates were selected for managerial cadre by […]

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Pioneer on the rural front

Through innovative programmes, Tiruchi station put the Delta farmers on the AIR map The celebration of the milestone — completing 80 years — began at the Tiruchi All India Radio station last year with folk dance and music. The birthday was May 16, 1939. Sarukkai Gopalan was the first Director. It was an exclusively Tamil […]

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NGO pushes for cloth pads

A local NGO has taken the onus upon themselves to address and help solve the difficulties in Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in a sustainable manner. They are also engaging adolescent girls and women on menstrual health. Gramalaya, a city-based non-governmental organisation involved in water management and public sanitation, realised the magnitude of the problem only […]

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New DRM of Tiruchi Division takes charge

Ajay Kumar took charge as the Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchi, on Thursday. He succeeds P. Uday Kumar Reddy. A 1988 batch officer of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, Mr. Ajay Kumar has served at Western Railway, Central Railway, Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala, and Chittaranjan Locomotive Works in various capacities earlier. He has […]