Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate
A warming climate, bringing fewer rain days and more intense rainfall events in its wake, makes the role played by tanks even more critical.
Coronavirus Updates: Rajasthan govt cancels college, university exams as total cases climb to 20,164, toll reaches 456
Coronavirus Updates:Students will be promoted to the next class without any examination but a decision on determination of marks will be taken in the next few days, said Technical Education Minister Subhash Garg
Chithirai festival, marking wedding of Goddess Meenakshi, streamed online as Madurai temple remains shut during lockdown
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chithirai Thiruvizha 2020 was celebrated differently, with no congregation of thousands of devotees on the streets. Also for the first time, the festival was streamed online for devotees
Total shutdown in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore ends today; grocery shops to open from 6 am to 5 pm from tomorrow
Chief Minister K Palaniswami had on 24 April announced a complete shutdown from Sunday (April 26) in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai for four days, disallowing grocery shops as well and fully curtailing movement of the public.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Tamil Nadu reports 17 new cases, taking total number of infections to 67 in state
The chief minister said migrant workers stranded in Tamil Nadu have already been provided food and shelter apart from medical help
‘Does she eat avocado?’: P Chidambaram takes jab at Nirmala Sitharaman's remarks in Parliament that she doesn't eat onions, garlic
'I thought the finance minister said yesterday she does not eat onions, she is not bothered...What does she eat?' Chidambaram told media
Aparna Karthikeyan's Nine Rupees An Hour documents dying livelihoods amid considerations of caste, gender
In Aparna Karthikeyan's Nine Rupees An Hour, one can find the vestiges of dwindling livelihoods and a dying culture narrated in the voices of the rural populace engaged in these age-old artisanal occupations.
Around 200 Sri Lankan refugees submit petitions to district collector’s office seeking Indian citizenship in Madurai
More than 200 Sri Lankan refugees living in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district for 29 years submitted petitions to collector's office on Monday to seek the Indian citizenship. 457 Sri Lankan refugees have been living in Madurai ever since they fled their worn-torn nation in 1990 in the refugee camps provided by the Tamil Nadu government. The lack of Indian citizenship makes it difficult for these refugees to apply for a secured job.
Monsoon rains cover half of India; people in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu offer special prayers for showers
India’s annual monsoon rains have covered nearly half of the country and conditions are favourable for further advancement into the central and western parts this week, a weather department official said on Monday.
As Tamil Nadu stares at possible drought, condition of Vaigai river in Madurai reflects growing water crisis
The Vaigai river's basin covers an area of about 7,009.13 square kilometres. However, it now remains dry very often.
Rahul Gandhi in Madurai said that his party "will not impose NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) on the youngsters" of Tamil Nadu.
Pilgrimage on wheels: Indian Railways launches special tourism package to cover 18 Tamil Nadu temples
The Railways is offering a tour package covering temples in Tamil Nadu, christening it the "Ram Sethu Express–Tamil Nadu Temple Tour", an IRCTC statement said Tuesday.
BJP flays MDMK founder Vaiko for holding black flag protest against Narendra Modi during Madurai visit
BJP Chennai unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan also took a dig at Vaiko's vow to make MK Stalin the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for AIIMS in Madurai; Edappadi Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam praise PM
Palaniswami had assured Tamil Nadu's full support to facilitate early commencement and completion of the project in Madurai for realising late chief minister J Jayalalithaa's dream.
19-year-old man from Tamil Nadu, who unknowingly donated HIV-positive blood to pregnant woman in Sattur, commits suicide
The 19-year-old recently found out that he was HIV positive during a routine medical examination part of a visa application process. He immediately informed authorities about recently having donated blood, which was then traced to the Sattur hospital where a 24-year-old pregnant woman from Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar district was transfused the blood.
On 19 December, O Raja was expelled from AIADMK "for having acted against the party's principles and ideologies, and for bringing disrepute to the party."
Cabinet approves plan for AIIMS in Tamil Nadu, Telangana; each facility to cater to 1,500 outdoor patients per day
The Union cabinet on Monday approved the establishment of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — one each in Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
Madurai's Central Theatre continues to survive even as many others in Madurai have been closed down.
MK Alagiri warns DMK of consequences if it doesn't reinstate him; expelled leader claims party needs to be saved
On Saturday, MK Alagiri claimed that the DMK would face a "threat" after his 5 September rally in Chennai, but a Tamil Nadu minister claimed it was only an attempt to be reinstated into the party.
MK Alagiri says DMK will face 'threat' after his Chennai rally, claims he never hankered for party chief's post
Days after claiming that all loyal DMK workers were with him, MK Alagiri also appeared to be reaching out to estranged brother MK Stalin to facilitate his re-entry into the party.