BJP President JP Nadda on two-day visit to Tamil Nadu from today
JP Nadda will visit Madurai and Karaikudi of the Sivagangai district and take part in several public programmes and organisational meetings of the party
2017 train blockade case: Madurai court releases 23 accused
In 2017, protests were held in several places in the Madurai district, including Alankanallur and Tamukkam Maidan, condemning the central and state governments while seeking permission for Jallikattu
Tamil Nadu: Madurai to ban unvaccinated residents from entering public places
The district's administration has given one week's time to people to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Abhimanyu Dassani reacts to Meenakshi Sundareshwar controversy: 'No one tries to make a film to insult anyone'
Abhimanyu Dassani deconstructs his character from Meenakshi Sundareshwar, reacts to the film's controversy, and discusses upcoming projects.
Chennai rains: Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to weaken into low pressure by tomorrow morning, says IMD
The red alert for Chennai, indicating extremely heavy rainfall, has been withdrawn after the depression over Bay of Bengal crossed north Tamil Nadu coast, the IMD said
Meenakshi Sundareshwar is a small step towards more grounded depiction of South Indians in popular Hindi cinema
What Meenakshi Sundareshwar tries to do is open a little window of assimilation and acknowledgment, which is only the first step in a long journey towards normalising the presence of South India, without exotifying it.
'Reply in English only': Madras HC tells Centre after minister writes to Tamil Nadu MP in Hindi
The court said that the Centre should reply in the language in which the state government sends the application to the Central government
JP Nadda affirms BJP's alliance with AIADMK for upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly election
The BJP president also made a strong pitch in favour of the Tamil language, which assumes significance after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that the BJP had no respect for Tamil language and culture (edited)
2020, year of the pandemic: For Muslims in Madurai, COVID-19 meant widespread stigma, ostracisation
"These were our people. What happened to them? How did they turn against us in an instant?," one resident wondered while recalling the pervasive stigma against Muslims during the early days of the pandemic
Explain need for new Parliament when 'half of India is hungry' Kamal Haasan tells Narendra Modi
The MNM chief made the remarks hours before kick starting the first phase of his campaign for the Assembly polls from Madurai in southern Tamil Nadu
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.