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Partial cancellation of Tiruchi – Erode special train

The Southern Railway has announced partial cancellation of Tiruchi – Palakkad Town – Tiruchi special trains on April 10 (Saturday) due to traffic block to facilitate engineering works for the construction of a limited use subway in lieu of a level crossing between Erode and Chavadipalaiyam railway stations. The Palakkad Town – Tiruchi special (Train […]

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Extension of deadline for sub-debt scheme for MSMEs welcomed

BHEL Small Industries Centre has expressed relief over the announcement by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to extend Credit Guarantee Scheme for Subordinate Debt (CGSSD) till September 30. In its announcement earlier this month, the Central Government had informed that the scheme has been extended for six months to keep avenues of assistance […]

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Fifteen more test positive in Thanjavur college

Fifteen more students tested positive in yet another college in Thanjavur district on Sunday, indicating a continuing trend of clusters surfacing in educational institutions in the district. The students, belonging to R.V.S. Agricultural College in Budalur, tested positive for the viral infection after several students across the district were subject to RT-PCR tests following the […]

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Central region sees a steep rise in COVID-19 cases

The central region reported a steep rise in COVID-19 cases with 229 patients testing positive on Thursday. One death was reported in Thanjavur in the region. The victim was 66-year-old man with a history of hypertension and diabetes. He succumbed to the infection at a private hospital in Thanjavur. Meanwhile, in Thanjavur, 108 patients, including […]

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Fear of COVID-19 spread far from over a year later

TIRUCHI On March 22, 2020, a young foreign traveller landed at the Tiruchi International Airport days before the COVID-19 lockdown was announced by the Central government. The traveller turned out to be the district’s first COVID-19 positive patient. A year after the first case was detected, health officials have again stepped up their appeals to […]

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58 new cases of COVID-19

TIRUCHI The central districts on Wednesday registered 58 new cases of COVID-19. According to the bulletin issued by the State Health Department, Tiruchi and Thanjavur districts recorded 15 fresh cases each while 13 persons tested positive for the virus in Tiruvarur district. Nagapattinam recorded eight new cases; Pudukottai and Karur reported three and two fresh […]

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Tension at Anbil following stone pelting

Tiruchi Tension prevailed at Anbil village in the district on Wednesday after a group allegedly pelted stones at another while they were taking out a procession of a deity of Goddess Amman to the Sri Aachira Valliamman temple from a nearby Siva temple for a festival leading to police intervention. A few police personnel and […]

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Tangedco engineer arrested on bribe charge

An Assistant Engineer of Tangedco was arrested by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) in Srirangam here on Monday on bribe charges. Assistant Engineer Rajendran (52) whose office is situated at Srirangam had allegedly demanded ₹30,000 as bribe from a manager of a private gunny bag manufacturing unit at Tiruvanaikoil after the latter […]

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Enhanced pay sought for temporary teachers

They were working in the erstwhile constituent colleges of Bharathidasan University Tiruchi The Association of University Teachers (AUT) has appealed to Bharathidasan University to enhance the consolidated pay of all temporary teachers in the erstwhile constituent colleges retrospectively from January 1, 2020. Of the 10 constituent colleges of Bharathidasan University, four colleges: in Perambalur, Lalgudi, […]

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Political graffiti still blights public walls

Though model code of conduct had come into force on Friday Though, three days have passed after the model code of conduct was enforced, the political graffiti on public walls are yet to be removed or erased. Minutes after announcing the poll dates on Friday, Chief Electoral Officer Satyaprada Sahu said the model code of […]