S. Maniswara Raja, Regional Passport Officer, addresses a seminar in the city on Thursday. Photo: R. Ashok
S. Maniswara Raja, Regional Passport Officer, addresses a seminar in the city on Thursday. Photo: R. Ashok

“Beware of brokers and unauthorised agents”

Don’t approach them; for any clarification, approach us, says passport officer »

Anti-dengue drive: mosquito inspection at every house

Notice first, fine next, warns Corporation Commissioner »
J. Charukesi, Postmaster General of Southern Region – Madurai, addressing a seminar in the city. Photo: G. Moorthy

Respect women at workplace: official

It is the duty of every organisation and society in general to create a comfortable environment at workplace where women are treated with respect and dignity, according to J. Charukesi, Postmaster... »

Monument escapes by a whisker from granite sharks

Sagayam’s inspection reveals how a monument escaped from the brink of extinction »

Sexual harassment: 3 detained under Goondas Act

Three accused, who were arrested on the charges of sexually harassing and murdering a 10-year-old girl at Kamatchipuram village near Odaipatti, were detained under the Goondas Act on the recommenda... »
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In Madurai district, 38,184 students are appearing for Plus Two State Board examinations this year in 91 centres.
MADURAI, December 18, 2014

Schoolteachers asked to be lenient in evaluation

Several schoolteachers in Madurai district were found awarding no mark even when the answer is partially right while evaluating answer-sheets of 10 and Plus Two students. To project themselves as... »
MADURAI, December 18, 2014

“Conservation of heritage monuments important”

Tamil Nadu stands first in the arrival of domestic tourists and second as far as visits of international tourists are concerned, which is why special care needs to be given to protecting our herit... »
Floral tribute paid to the portrait of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw at Thiagarajar College in the city. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

Military life of Manekshaw screened to students

True patriotism does not merely come from cheering our country during a cricket match, but the ability to step forward and serve the country when required, according to C. Ravi, Assistant Professo... »
Collector M. Karunakaran receiving a cheque from KKNPP site director R.S. Sundar (second from right), on Tuesday. Photo: A.Shaikmohideen
Tirunelveli, December 17, 2014

KKNPP hands over Rs. 55 cr. towards housing project

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), which has so far released Rs. 20 crore for the construction of concrete houses under its neighbourhood development programme, handed over a cheque for... »
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

Minister case: HC reserves verdict

The Madras High Court Bench here on Tuesday reserved its judgement on a petition filed by a Tuticorin-based schoolteacher urging the court to recall orders passed by it on December 8 when a case se... »
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

Patient killed as bus hits ambulance in Tirupparankundram

A 65-year-old patient, N. Balaiah, was killed when a speeding Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus hit the private ambulance in which he was being taken back to a hospital at Tiruppar... »
MADURAI, December 16, 2014

2 elderly women drugged at Madurai junction

Two elderly women passengers were drugged by two men from Kerala who stole six sovereigns of gold from one of them at Madurai railway junction on Monday. However, Tamil Nadu Railway Police nabbed... »
Dinesh Kumar being honoured by G. Vasudevan
(left), Director, Fortune Pandiyan Hotel, and
Stephen J. Muthu, founder, Forum for Concern for
Others, in Madurai on Monday. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, December 16, 2014

Call taxi driver honoured for honesty

“It pains me when people look down on me or look at me with suspicion just because I am a driver,” said M. Dinesh Kumar, a young call taxi driver. He was talking about how the news of Uber... »
MADURAI, December 16, 2014

Netaji is alive, claims BSS office-bearer in court

A 35-year-old woman, claiming to be an office-bearer of Bharatiya Subhash Sena (BSS), a registered but unrecognised political party, raised many eyebrows in the Madras High Court Bench here on Tues... »
MADURAI, December 16, 2014

Meenakshi temple website hacked

Unidentified persons hacked the website of the Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple on Saturday night, the first time since it was launched in 2001. The Cyber Crime Unit of the Madurai cit... »

Thieves leave a ‘daring message’

Police patrol: It was pandemonium outside cinema halls

“Persistence will propel small units to turn big”

Discuss constructively with Centre, Minister tells CAs

“33 child marriages stopped this year”

Smuggled cigarettes eat into Tamil Nadu revenue

Vaigai needs long-term plan: water supply official

Immunology experts praise Madurai Kamaraj University

MADURAI, December 18, 2014

Toilets of elite schools in Madurai stink

Inspection teams of School Education Department have noticed that toilets in ‘elite’ private matriculation schools in the city are unhygienic, posing a threat to the health of students.Th... »
Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa and Corporation Commissioner C. Kathiravan inspecting storm water drain work at Villapuram in Madurai on Wednesday.
MADURAI, December 18, 2014

Work on Madurai's storm water drain channels to be over by March

Corporation Mayor V.V.Rajan Chellappa has announced that cleaning and civil works related to storm water drain channels passing through the city will be completed by March.He instructed the... »
Workers cleaning the District Court campus on Tuesday. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

District Court campus to be cleaned every month: Mayor

The District Court campus here will be cleaned once a month by Corporation conservancy workers to maintain sanitation and hygiene, Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa has said.Speaking after launchi... »
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

Alagiri appears in Melur court for assault case

Former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri appeared before the Melur Judicial Magistrate in a case of assault on a revenue official during the 2011 general elections.Campaigning for the elections,... »
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

Madurai Corporation sets Rs.41-crore tax collection target in zone-2

The Madurai Corporation zone-2 has set a target of Rs.41-crore tax collection from wards falling under its jurisdiction.For 2014-15, collection of estimated taxes for different utility serv... »
Gantry placed at the Pamban Rail bridge for replacement of Girders. Photo: L. Balachandar
RAMANATHAPURAM, December 17, 2014

Pamban rail bridge work from Dec. 30

The Pamban rail bridge is being strengthened with replacement of 28 corroded girders with new ones.Local MR Hi Tech Engineers Private Limited has moved the gantry at the bridge for replacin... »
PRESERVING HISTORY: R. Venkatraman, former
Professor of Art History, Madurai Kamaraj
University, speaking at a workshop on
‘Architectural listing’ in the city on Monday. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, December 16, 2014

Students delve into architectural listing

There are many heritage buildings which are allowed to disappear, and the situation needs to change, according to historian V. Venkatraman. He was addressing a workshop on ‘Architectural li... »
COMPLAINTS POUR IN: U. Sagayam receiving petitions from women police
officers in Madurai on Monday. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, December 16, 2014

Sagayam enquires with officials about damage to waterbodies

High Court-appointed Legal Commissioner U. Sagayam on Monday enquired with officials of the Revenue and Public Works Department about encroachments and damage caused to waterbodies and irrigation c... »
Pedestrains and motorists use the battered Mahalskhmi Nagar Third Street in Ward 26 in the city. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, December 16, 2014

Mahalakshmi Nagar residents want better roads and drainage facilities

Residents of Mahalakshmi Nagar say that not much has happened in their area in terms of improvement of infrastructure ever since it was annexed to Madurai Corporation under Ward 26. “During... »
50 years of service: The facade of Madurai Kamaraj University. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, December 15, 2014

Madurai Kamaraj University gears up for golden jubilee fete

Madurai Kamaraj University is gearing up to celebrate its golden jubilee in 2015.Established in 1965 after a bill was passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, the university has grown in stature... »

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Living fragments of History: Architecture students studying agraharam houses at Tenkarai village. Photo: Special Arrangement

The walls and floors that speak history

INTACH Madurai and Tamil Nadu Chapters along with the Department of Architecture, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, aim to list and document heritage buildings in and around Madurai »
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Living fragments of History: Architecture students studying agraharam houses at Tenkarai village. Photo: Special Arrangement

The walls and floors that speak history

INTACH Madurai and Tamil Nadu Chapters along with the Department of Architecture, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, aim to list and document heritage buildings in and around Madurai »
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