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‘Get vaccinated, follow protocol strictly’

Review meetings held in districts and officials act tough on violators Besides organising special drives to test the public for COVID-19 infection to ensure early medical intervention, steps have been taken to boost the immunity of the people against the viral infection by giving them allopathic and siddha formulations, Secretary for Higher Education and Monitoring […]

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EVMs stored in strongrooms; 3-tier security in place

The electronic voting machines used in the 5 Assembly segments in the election held on Tuesday were brought to the Government College of Engineering, the counting centre on the Nagercoil highway, to be kept in the strongrooms. A total of 157 lorries with armed policemen collected the EVMs from the polling stations and brought it […]

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Power generation in 2 units of TTPS stopped

Power generation in the third and the fourth units of Thoothukudi Thermal Power Station (TTPS) was stopped on Wednesday following sharp increase in wind power generation. Sources in the TTPS said the decision to stop the third and the fourth units was taken on Wednesday after wind power generation increased sharply. Consequently, generation of 420 […]

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Render justice to anti-Sterlite crusaders: Vaiko

The voters of Thoothukudi district should render justice for every drop of blood shed by the anti-Sterlite protestors killed in police firing and the gruesome killing of trader P. Jayaraj and his son Benicks due to custodial torture by the police, MDMK general secretary Vaiko appealed. Campaigning for DMK candidate for Tiruchendur constituency Anita R. […]

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TMC candidate promises flyover at VVD Junction

He is standing on AIADMK’s ‘Two Leaves’ symbol The TMC candidate, S. T. R. Vijayaseelan, who is contesting from Thoothukudi Assembly constituency, on AIADMK’s ‘Two Leaves’ symbol, said that he would work for the development of the district here on Sunday. Speaking at a meeting, in which the alliance partners also spoke, the candidate said […]

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Stagnant rainwater triggers protests in Thoothukudi

Irked by rainwater stagnating for nearly a week, residents continued their protests demanding immediate draining of the water as it has hit normal life in the port town. Though there was no fresh spell of rain on Saturday, stagnant rainwater has made life miserable for residents of Chidambara Nagar, Bryant Nagar, Boltonpuram, Masilamanipuram, Housing Board […]

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Two pilgrims killed in road accident

Two young devotees who were going on a padayatra to Tiruchendur were killed in a road accident near here on Tuesday night. Police said a group of 20 devotees from Mela Eeral near here were going on a ‘padayatra’ to Lord Subramaniya Swami Temple in Tiruchendur. When they were about 1 km away from Eppothumventraan […]

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Interaction by DMK manifesto committee

THOOTHUKUDI The DMK’s election manifesto committee headed by senior leader and MP T R Baalu interacted with the trade and industry among others here on Monday. As part of the preparation of the manifesto, the DMK president M K Stalin had formed an eight-member committee comprising senior members. They have proposed to visit the major […]

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Anti-farm law protests held

The All Indian Kisan Sabha’s wait-in protest in support of farmers protesting in New Delhi against the Farm Act continued in front of the Collectorate for the third day on Wednesday. The protestors, who started their agitation in front of the Collectorate, raised slogans against the Acts and demanded its unconditional and immediate repeal. The […]

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CM hands over ex-gratia to slain constable’s wife

THOOTHUKUDI Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesday handed over the ex-gratia of ₹ 50 lakh to the family of slain constable P. Subramanian. The Chief Minister, who was here to chair a review meeting on ongoing anti-COVID-19 operations in the district and inaugurate completed schemes, also handed over the order appointing Subramanian’s wife S. […]