Tamil Nadu

Rural areas will get power supply in a week: Minister

Rural areas will get power supply in a week: Minister

‘Supply will be restored in villages in a phased manner’ Electricity Minister P. Thangamani on Sunday said that while power supply had been restored in municipal and town panchayat limits in cyclone-hit districts, it would take another week to restore supply in rural areas. The restoration work in rural areas …

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‘Situation in Gaja-hit districts grim’

‘Situation in Gaja-hit districts grim’

Central team visits Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam The Central team assessing the havoc wreaked by Cyclone Gaja on Sunday said the situation in the delta districts was grim. State officials had earlier described as debilitating the impact the cyclone had on infrastructure and standing crops. They found thousands of coconut …

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Tributes pour in for late Iravatham Mahadevan

Tributes pour in for late Iravatham Mahadevan

Renowned epigraphist Iravatham Mahadevan, who passed away early Monday, was instrumental in reviving interest in Sangam literature, said R. Nagaswamy, veteran archaeologist. Recalling Mahadevan’s contributions, Dr. Nagaswamy said the epigraphist’s readings of Tamil Brahmi inscriptions in Pugalur near Karur had shown that there were three successive generations of Chera kings of …

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NIA to seek extradition of IS operative

NIA to seek extradition of IS operative

Haja Fakruddin, a native of Cuddalore, migrated to Syria with family in 2014 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has initiated the process of seeking the extradition of Islamic State (IS) operative Haja Fakruddin, a native of Paranginettai in Cuddalore district, who settled in Singapore and later migrated to Syria. The …

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CM reviews preparedness ahead of Gaja landfall

CM reviews preparedness ahead of Gaja landfall

Plans for mobilising equipment, manpower discussed Ahead of cyclone ‘Gaja’, which is expected to make landfall in the State on November 15, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami chaired a meeting at the Secretariat here on Monday to review the preparatory arrangements being made by various government agencies. The steps being …

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Over 1,000 cracker units announce indefinite closure

Over 1,000 cracker units announce indefinite closure

Say restrictions imposed by the Supreme Court threaten the industry’s survival Over 1,000 fireworks manufacturing units in Sivakasi and other parts of the country have announced an indefinite closure, beginning Monday, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s order imposing restrictions on the industry. The Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces …

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Stalin slams Central, State governments

Stalin slams Central, State governments

Says consolidation of regional parties is aimed at safeguarding T.N.’s rights Addressing the first public meeting in Perambalur district on Thursday in his capacity as DMK president M.K. Stalin made no bones about his desire to play a national role of a king-maker in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections. The current …

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Mercury remediation level fixed

Mercury remediation level fixed

20 mg/kg level, as specified by CPCB panel, accepted by NGT; activists had wanted it fixed at 6.6 mg/kg The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given the go-ahead for Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) to carry out the mercury remediation at its Kodaikanal thermometer factory site, fixing the remediation level at …

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Ready for bypolls in 20 constituencies, says Kamal Haasan

Ready for bypolls in 20 constituencies, says Kamal Haasan

80% of poll in-charges appointed: Kamal Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said his party is ready for the bypolls in 20 Assembly constituencies in the State. On the occasion of his birthday in Chennai, Mr. Haasan said, “We cannot be too sure that the bypolls will …

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