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Water released in 58-canal system

This will benefit over 2,500 hectares Releasing the water from Vaigai dam for the 58-canal system, Ministers P. Moorthy and Palanivel Thiaga Rajan hoped it would benefit the farmers from Madurai and Dindigul districts. The farmers in Usilampatti in Madurai district were happy about the release as the water would enable them to cultivate close […]

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Madurai Corporation has 13.25 lakh voters

Madurai Corporation Commissioner K. P. Karthikeyan has released the draft electoral roll for the 100 wards in Madurai city on Sunday. The four zones in the city have 1,304 polling stations with 319 stations each in zone 1 and 2, 385 stations in zone 3 and 284 polling stations in zone 4. The total number […]

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Two drown in water near Madurai; search on for two more

Two bodies were recovered by Fire and Rescue Services personnel from waterbodies near Peraiyur on November 7 and searches by police and firemen were on for two youth who were washed away in the Vaigai river near Paravai on November 6. The police said that A. Mustafa of Virudhunagar who had bathed in the wild […]

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Preparedness to mitigate monsoon impact discussed

‘Remove all encroachments and wild growth on tanks’ Madurai Madurai district administration has identified 27 low-lying areas that could be affected during monsoon rain, according to Additional Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration, K. Phanindra Reddy. Among them 12 are in Madurai Corporation limits, one in town panchayat and 14 in rural areas. Chairing a […]

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HC grants bail to four accused in Vachchakarapatti panchayat vice-president murder case

Madurai The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court granted bail with conditions to four accused in the Vachchakarapatti Panchayat Vice-President P. Anantharaman murder case. The incident took place on August 20 in Virudhunagar district. Justice B. Pugalendhi granted bail to Muthurakku, Mariappan, Vijayapandi and Dinesh Babu. The accused Muthurakku, Mariappan and Vijayapandi were arrested […]

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Breast cancer awareness programme for staff by Velammal hospital

MADURAI October is breast cancer awareness month, an annual campaign that seeks to educate the public on the impact of breast cancer and how early diagnosis can help those affected. In line with the protocol, the Velammal Multispeciality Hospital organised a special programme for the faculty of its engineering college here on Saturday. The audience […]

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4,137 appear for UPSC preliminary examination

Preliminary examination for civil services conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was held at 24 centres in the Madurai district amid tight security. As many as 4,137 candidates took the examination on Sunday. Out of the 10,093 candidates who had applied, 5,956 candidates failed to attend the exam. The total percentage of candidates […]

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Wellness baby camp

MADURAI About 250 infants, children and their parents participated in a wellness baby event organised by the paediatric department of Velammal Hospital here on Saturday. The event was conducted to share information on the immunisation schedule and the importance of proper hygiene for children. Paediatricians carried out various on-the-spot assessments to mark a child’s growth […]

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Legal awareness campaign taken out

Madurai A legal awareness campaign was flagged off by Principal District Judge P. Vadamalai on Madurai District Court premises on Friday. Following a direction from the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority (TNSLA) has directed District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) to conduct legal awareness campaigns on various legal issues. […]