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Special cover released

A special cover on the Post Centenary of One Rupee Currency was released by Ambesh Upmanyu, Postmaster General, Central Region, here on Friday. It was received by Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi, at a function held at the Head Post Office. Awards were also presented to winners and participants of Kuttispex 2018, […]

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The Hindu Group organises SBI Home Expo in city

SBI Home Expo, organised by The Hindu Group, is being held this weekend. The property expo is being organised in three locations in the city – Umadri Mahal, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Sholinganallur; Vijaya Shree Mahal, Anna Nagar and Selaiyur Vasudeva Thirumana Maaligai – on December 1 and 2 for the convenience of home buyers. Besides […]

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Stray dogs attack spotted deer

A 4-year-old female spotted deer suffered injuries when stray dogs tried to hunt it down as it accidentally entered a residential area near Kovilpatti from Kurumalai Reserve Forest on Friday. Forest officials said the spotted deer strayed into Meenakshi Nagar in Kovilpatti on Friday and stray dogs tried to hunt it down. In the attack, […]

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‘Increase compensation for crops damaged in cyclone’

Expressing disappointment over compensation announced by the State government for crops damaged in cyclone Gaja, farmers’ representatives of the district on Friday called for a substantial increase in the quantum of relief. Raising the issue at the farmers grievance day meeting, the farmers said the compensation announced by the government would not even meet the […]

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Tirumangalam, Usilampatti show ways to clean up

Solid waste management projects involve construction of micro compost yards With the implementation of a series of projects and deployment of different strategies, the Tirumangalam and Usilampatti town panchayats are inching towards effective handling of solid wastes, Madurai Collector S. Natarajan said here on Thursday. The projects involve construction of micro compost yards (MCC) and […]

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Panels formed to probe charges against Raj Bhavan employees

They can recommend names for compulsory retirement The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday constituted two committees, on the advice of Governor’s Secretariat, to look into the charges against Raj Bhavan staff and take up cases under the Tamil Nadu Fundamental Rules for compulsory retirement. One committee with Secretary to the Governor as its chairperson and […]

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First anniversary of Cyclone Ockhi observed

The first anniversary of Cyclone Ockhi, which virtually devastated the coastal district of Kanniyakumari exactly a year ago, was observed here on Thursday. The district, which is known for its green cover, lost thousands of trees including rubber plantations, during the cyclone. Though the official machinery mobilised men and material to restore normal life, it […]

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Karthik K.P. adjudged ‘voice of the year’

Karthik K.P, an Ayurveda doctor from Ernakulam in Kerala waiting to join his postgraduation, won the 7th The Hindu and Saregama M.S. Subbulakshmi Award 2018 Voice of the Year here on Saturday. The 24 year-old son and student of flautist Parameshwaran K. N., sang Neekela dayaradhu in raga Sarasangi , Karuna joodavamma in raga Varali […]

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Probe elephant deaths: HC

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau to look into elephant deaths at Meghamalai Wildlife Division and Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, allegedly due to electrocution. A Division Bench of Justices M.M. Sundresh and N. Sathish Kumar also directed TANGEDCO and Wildlife Wardens concerned to file reports after ascertaining […]

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e-waste management, Kerala’s worry

Kerala is faced with the possibility of a crisis posed by accumulation of e-wastes. Lack of authorised dismantling and recycling units adds to the problem. As the State government is yet to initiate steps in this regard, scrap dealers are constrained to transport large quantities of electronic wastes to other States. The glaring inadequacy in […]