Tamil Nadu

After a good run, prospects wilt for the farm sector

The State’s agricultural sector is reeling under the impact of a failed monsoon and demonetisation After achieving a bumper harvest and an all-time high in food grains production last year, the State’s farm sector is now in the midst of a huge crisis. And, the crisis is multi-dimensional: Besides the …

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Deer injured while trying to jump over fence

Ramanathapuram: A day after a spotted deer died after being hit by a vehicle in Sayalkudi area, forest personnel rescued a two-year-old spotted deer at Kumbidumadurai near Kilakarai after it sustained injuries while trying to jump over a wire fence. After local people alerted the forest personnel around 6.30 a.m. …

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Elephants outsmart technology, enter Gudalur dump yard

Elephants of Deivamalai in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu, have stunned environmentalists, forest staff and conservationists with their intelligence, ingenuity and problem-solving skills. They have repeatedly broken into a dump yard, earlier believed to be “elephant proof,” to gain access to the vegetable waste inside. Those who have seen visuals of the …

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Jayalalithaa’s death: SC dismisses plea for CBI probe

Threatens to impose costs on Sasikala Pushpa, youth body if they persisted with their demand Threatening to impose costs if they persist in their efforts, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions filed by expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa and a youth organisation seeking CBI investigation into the “mysterious death” …

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TN staring at acute water shortage

Data shows not a single reservoir has storage that is two-thirds of capacity Tamil Nadu may face an acute water shortage next summer if one were to go by the present storage of all the important reservoirs across the State. In sharp contrast to the position exactly a year ago …

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Sasikala meets district secretaries

In her first meeting with AIADMK district secretaries since taking charge as the party’s general secretary on December 31, V.K. Sasikala on Wednesday exhorted party functionaries to remain united and stave off any “evil designs” by the opposition parties. Ms. Sasikala’s interaction with district secretaries on Wednesday was the first …

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Karti Chidambaram's plea against ED dismissed

The Madras High Court has dismissed a plea moved by Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union finance minister P. Chidambram, seeking to quash summons issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on August 19. Justice B. Rajendran refused to interfere in the issue as all the cases pertaining to …

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India promises to phase out bottom-trawling

To avoid conflict with Sri Lanka, Indian fishermen will also be trained in less harmful practices India on Monday assured Sri Lanka that it would phase out bottom-trawling in a “graded, time-bound manner”, pointing to upcoming initiatives to train Indian fishermen in alternative fishing methods. According to a joint press …

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Ask OPS to prove his majority in House, Stalin urges Governor

Move follows growing calls for Sasikala to take over the reins of government : DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin on Monday reiterated his demand that Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao should direct Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to prove his majority in the Legislative Assembly in the wake of ministers and …

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New Year’s eve sales give TASMAC a new high

New Year’s eve sales give TASMAC a new highOn December 31, the total sale value stood at ₹112 crore Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) clocked revenues of Rs. 210 crore during the New Year weekend, an increase of 6 per cent when compared to same period last year. …

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