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Bank official charged with swindling ₹98 lakh

Ramanathapuram district police have booked an Assistant Manager of a nationalised bank on charges of swindling ₹98 lakh from a bank account. Assistant Manager, Washington, of Mandapam branch has been accused of transferring ₹49 lakh twice to the bank account of his wife, Michael Rathi in Thoothukudi. “Both the transactions had been done within a […]

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60,980 vaccinated in one day in Ramanathapuram

RAMANATHAPURAM A total of 60,980 people got the vaccination doses, including the first and the second doses, at the mega campaign held on Sunday, said Collector J U Chandrakala on Monday. Speaking to reporters, she said that as a part of the state-wide vaccination for the covid-19 virus, the government had organised the day-long camp […]

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Immanuel Sekaran’s death anniversary passes off peacefully

Political party representatives, MPs and MLAs, central and State Ministers offered tributes at the memorial of Tyagi Immanuel Sekaran marking his 64th death anniversary at Paramakudi near here on Saturday. With a two-month long curfew imposed by the district administration since September 9, there were a number of regulations laid out by the police for […]

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Sixth death anniversary of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

RAMANATHAPURAM Marking the sixth death anniversary of former President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, people from far and near, including officials and the close relatives of the late President, offered prayers at the memorial in Peikarumbu on Tuesday. Collector J.U. Chandrakala, DIG of Police Mylvahanan, the nephew Jainuladdin, and niece Nazima Marakayar, grand nephews Sheik […]

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228 vulnerable polling booths in Ramanathapuram

Adequate strength will be deployed there: DEO RAMANATHAPURAM Out of ₹ 1.12 crore cash seized from 94 incidents by the flying squads across different assembly constituencies, close to ₹ 67.75 lakh was returned after proper verification, said District Election Officer and Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver here on Tuesday. Speaking at a review meeting on poll […]

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Birds of Ramanathapuram come alive in this book

A.S. Marimuthu, Wildlife Warden, Ramanathapuram, and District Forest Officer P. Arun Kumar released a book published by Tamil Nadu Forest Department on birds of Ramanathapuram district. The book was written along with the inputs of ornithologists and bird watchers. Mr. Marimuthu praised the efforts of the forest department officials and bird watchers in writing this […]

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Assessment of crop damage in Ramanathapuram district under way

The district, which normally received 48.50 mm rainfall in January, had received 247.30 mm till January 20, said TN Agriculture Director V. Dakshinamoorthy here on Friday. Speaking to reporters, he said that the unseasonal rainfall had damaged the crops and also resulted inundation in many areas. After inspecting a few spots in R S Mangalam, […]

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Farmers complain of crop loss due to rainfall

RAMANATHAPURAM Farmers from Mudukulathur block in the district and peripheries complained to the Collector that their crops had washed away in the rainfall, here on Monday at the weekly grievance redressal meeting. Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver, who presided over the meeting, received petitions from the public. According to the farmers representative Singarayar, at least 2500 […]

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Case against PFI

Ramanathapuram The Keelakarai sub-division police booked a case under various IPC sections against the Popular Front of India (Ramanathapuram district) for conducting ‘beginners camp’ at an isolated place without permission here on Tuesday. They said that during night rounds by DSP Murugesan, a team spotted 32 people staying in a place close to the beach […]