Tamil Nadu

An attempt to cook rice in broken pot: Stalin

An attempt to cook rice in broken pot: Stalin

Says Budget is devoid of constructive announcements Alleging that the AIADMK had pushed the State into a debt trap, Opposition leader and DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Thursday pointed out that 18% of the revenue was going towards interest payment against the 11% used for the purpose during the …

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‘Special package’ for industries to come with new riders

‘Special package’ for industries to come with new riders

26 ITIs across the State to be upgraded at a cost of ₹126 crore The State government will adopt a “flexible approach” in giving a “special package of assistance” to industrial projects in core areas, according to K. Shanmugam, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance). To get the special package, the projects …

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Aadhaar, smart cards yet to dent PDS drawal

Aadhaar, smart cards yet to dent PDS drawal

The government expects to see a steep fall in the coming months as system is streamlined The attempt to regulate the quantum of rice drawn by beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System (PDS) has not met with much success. Neither Aadhaar seeding of ration cards nor the introduction of ‘smart …

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Officer appointed to probe wildfire

Officer appointed to probe wildfire

Atulya Misra has been tasked with the investigation and asked to submit a report in two months Taking serious note of the forest fire in the Kurangani hills in Theni district which claimed 11 lives, the State government has appointed senior IAS officer Atulya Misra as the Enquiry Officer to …

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Forester suspended over Theni wildfire tragedy

Forester suspended over Theni wildfire tragedy

Newly married woman dies, toll in Kurangani fire rises to 11 A forester named Jayasingh, associated with the Munthal section of the Bodi forest range, was suspended on Tuesday by the Forest Department. Jayasingh allegedly knew about the trekking expedition of the 12-member Erode-based group at Kurangani in Theni district. …

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Satellite-based fire alert didn’t go out to Forest dept.

Satellite-based fire alert didn’t go out to Forest dept.

Information from the Forest Survey of India based on the National Remote Sensing Centre’s inputs could have helped avert the tragedy A satellite-based alert on a forest fire did not go out to officials of the Forest department in Tamil Nadu on Sunday when a blaze trapped trekkers in Theni, …

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Grief-stricken relatives identify bodies of loved ones

Grief-stricken relatives identify bodies of loved ones

As of Monday evening, 13 persons were being treated at hospitals in Madurai. The mortuary at the Government Medical College Hospital in Theni district witnessed scenes of inconsolable grief on Monday, as family members and relatives of the nine persons who were killed in the forest fires in Kurangani endured …

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Theni forest fire toll up to 10

Theni forest fire toll up to 10

In a bid to escape the blaze, trekkers fell into 70-foot gorge The death toll due to the forest fire in the Bodi hills of Theni district that trapped trekkers on the Kurangani hill rose to 10 on Monday. Among the dead were seven women and three men, including a …

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OTA cadets put up a colourful show

OTA cadets put up a colourful show

They demonstrated all-round abilities during the combined skill display Young men and women cadets of Officers Training Academy in St. Thomas Mount demonstrated their all-round abilities during the combined skill display on Friday. It is a regular feature in their training schedule and is held a day ahead of their …

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