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Mobilising crowd to the beat of chenda melam

Troupes were used by various parties during campaigning Chenda melam, a percussion instrument widely played across Kerala, has slowly but steadily spreading its wings in Tamil Nadu thanks to the patronage by political parties to entertain crowd during the campaign of top leaders. Chenda melam troupes are in heavy demand in the region these days. […]

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Dravidian parties have preserved poverty in TN: Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan on Monday accused the two Dravidian parties of ‘carefully preserving’ poverty in the State for the past 50 years and turning the people as ‘third class citizens’. The two Dravidian parties have preserved poverty knowing well that it would suit them to play politics. They have carefully done so […]

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BSNL to offer 4G service in Tiruchi soon

TIRUCHI The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited would soon offer 4G mobile service in Tiruchi city. BSNL mobile customers in Tiruchi city limits can approach any of the BSNL customer service centres at Cantonment, Mainguard Gate, Srirangam and Tiruverumbur to get their SIM cards replaced with 4G SIM cards free of cost. Customers are required to […]

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Eighth platform at Tiruchi junction to be ready by June

The construction of a new railway platform at the Kallukuzhi end continues apace at Tiruchi junction. The new platform is the eighth one which would be provided with shelter and other passenger -related facilities. The project is part of the end-to-end station redevelopment works currently under way at Tiruchi junction – a class ‘A’ station […]

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Casting of postal votes begins

TIRUCHI: Casting of postal votes by poll personnel for Tiruchi, Karur and Perambalur constituencies began here on Sunday. About 12,000 employees from different departments of the State and Central governments have been drafted for poll duty. While a section of them have been assigned for election duty in Tiruchi (West), Tiruchi (East), Srirangam and Thiruverumbur […]

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Unaccounted cash seized

About ₹6.47 lakh were seized during vehicle checks conducted by election officials at three different places in the city on Thursday. A flying Squad seized ₹1.90 lakh from a car during vehicle checks conducted at the TVS Tollgate junction in the city. Sundararajan, the occupant of the car, did not have valid supporting documents to […]

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Concern over associations extending support to parties

Farmers’ forum calls it a ‘disturbing trend’ TIRUCHI The Joint Action Council of Tamil Nadu Farmers Associations, a forum striving to network apolitical grassroots farmers’ organisations, has expressed concern over the “disturbing trend” of farmers associations extending support to one political party or other in the run-up to the election and said that such actions […]

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International Day of Forests celebrated

The International Day of Forests celebrated on Thursday was marked by planting of saplings in Tiruchi and neighbouring Perambalur districts. Awareness on the need to conserve forests were driven home to students here on the occasion. The Forest Department here celebrated the day by planting saplings inside the Tropical Butterfly Conservatory at Srirangam. Students of […]

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Six injured in jallikattu near Tiruchi

Six injured in jallikattu Six persons were injured in a jallikattu held at Keela Anbil village near Lalgudi in the district on Sunday. As many as 554 bulls brought from various places were released one after the other from Vaadivasal during the event in which 254 tamers participated. Five among the injured were treated at […]