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Barathi Kannamma, a transgender who is contesting in Madurai, exercises her franchise at Corporation School near Thirumalai Naicker Mahal, in Madurai on Thursday. Photo: S. Krishnamoorthy
The Hindu Barathi Kannamma, a transgender who is contesting in Madurai, exercises her franchise at Corporation School near Thirumalai Naicker Mahal, in Madurai on Thursday. Photo: S. Krishnamoorthy

60 per cent polling in south Tamil Nadu till 3 pm

The polling percentage at 3 p.m. in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in southern Tamil Nadu stood at 60 per cent. While the polling percentage in Ramanathapuram was 58.39, it was 64.30 per cent in... »
MDMK general secretary Vaiko addressing an election campaign for DMDK Party candidate D. Sivamuthukumar in Madurai on Tuesday. Photo: S. James

We will fight for the welfare of the State in the Centre: Vaiko

The Desiya Murpoku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) candidate, D. Sivamuthukumar, ended his election campaign with the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko addressing a meeting at Jai... »

People fed up with AIADMK rule: Kanimozhi

People are fed up with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam rule in the State due to the rise in the prices of essential commodities, power crisis and deteriorating law and order situation,... »

Last day

DMK cadres taking out a motorcycle rally along with the party's Madurai Lok Sabha constituency candidate V. Veluchamy (extreme right) during the last day election campaign in Natham road in Madurai on Tuesday. Photo: R. Ashok
The Hindu DMK cadres taking out a motorcycle rally along with the party's Madurai Lok Sabha constituency candidate V. Veluchamy (extreme right) during the last day election campaign in Natham road in Madurai on Tuesday. Photo: R. Ashok
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MADURAI, April 23, 2014

Candidates wind up their campaigns in style

The fervent election campaigning in the Madurai Parliamentary constituency came to an end on Tuesday evening with a few political parties choosing to wind it up in style with bike rallies and by i... »
MADURAI, April 22, 2014

High Court to decide if Gaming Act can be invoked in all districts

The Madras High Court Bench here is set to decide whether gambling cases registered by police in Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Tiruchi and Tirunelveli districts under the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act, 1930... »
A file picture of a policeman on duty at the East Tower of Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai.
MADURAI, April 22, 2014

Bomb threat to Meenakshi temple, security beefed up

Tense moments prevailed at Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here following an anonymous call received at the 108 ambulance service control room saying that a bomb was planted on the temple premi... »
MADURAI, April 21, 2014

Online booking for celestial wedding evokes good response

A week after Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple authorities opened online booking of tickets for ‘Tirukalyanam’ (celestial wedding), one of the major events of the Chithirai festival, the tickets... »
Mangoes take the pride of place at a shop in the Simmakkal fruit market. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, April 21, 2014

A disappointing ‘mango season’ this summer

Cruel summer is also associated with holidays, and sweeter still, mangoes. But, this summer, the King of Fruits has let down those who’ve been waiting for the mango season to start. For, mangoes a... »
A newly-constructed ramp at a polling booth in the city. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, April 20, 2014

Adequate facilities sought for physically challenged

From asking for adequate facilities for the physically challenged to voting rights for prisoners and inpatients in the government hospital, the district administration has been receiving a number... »
MADURAI, April 20, 2014

A Madurai lawyer’s fight for rights of transgenders

The Supreme Court’s recent decision recognising the right of transgenders to individually decide if they want to be identified as a male, female or a ‘third gender’ has made a few lawyers practisi... »
MADURAI, April 19, 2014

HC seeks report from GRH Dean on child lifting cases

The Madras High Court Bench here has directed the Dean of Government Rajaji Hospital here to submit a report on the number of newborn babies abducted from the hospital in the recent years and the... »
NEW SYSTEM: A policewoman exercising her
franchise at the Collectorate on Friday. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, April 19, 2014

Police cast their votes in Madurai

In a first of its kind initiative, the district administration has set up a facilitation centre for police personnel from the Madurai parliamentary constituency, who will be on election duty, to c... »
Madras High Court Judges V. Ramsubramanian, third from left, and G.M. Akbar Ali, second from left, interacting with parents of children with mental disabilities at a function in the city on Wednesday. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, April 18, 2014

High Court Judges counsel parents of mentally challenged children

Mentally challenged children were god’s children and they should not be considered a burden by their families,” said G.M. Akbar Ali, Judge, Madurai Bench of Madras High Court here on Wednesday.»

“Improving educational standards important”

Get fair ideas of colleges, careers

Jayalalithaa changes tune after erosion of minority support, says CPI(M)

“Non-implementation of solar subsidy policy a dampener”

Madurai constituency grown by 4 lakh voters

Scribes come calling on candidates

Traffic police stand the heat

Karunanidhi lashes out at Jayalalithaa for power cut

Chain-snatchers held

MADURAI, April 22, 2014

State does not question genuineness of SP’s letter

The State government on Monday did not question the genuineness of two letters supposedly written by former Madurai Superintendent of Police V. Balakrishnan on March 29 and August 23 last year to... »
Madurai, April 22, 2014

Police complain of poor CCTV cameras at GRH

Three days after a three-day-old baby girl was abandoned at the outpatient ward of Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here, police are yet to trace her parents.According to the police, an uni... »
A worker painting the 100-metre distance from a polling booth at DRO Colony Main Road in the city on Monday. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, April 22, 2014

Over 900 students get ready for poll duty

As many young voters are gearing up to cast their votes for the first time in the 16th Lok Sabha Elections, a few students are also preparing to play a role in ensuring the smooth conduct of the p... »
DMDK leader Premalatha Vijayakant addressing an election campaign at Kottampatti in Madurai district on Sunday. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, April 21, 2014

Modi rule will bring water and electricity: Premalatha Vijayakant

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Premalatha Vijayakant has appealed to the electorate to vote for the National Democratic Alliance and assured them that a Central government with Nar... »
VIRUDHUNAGAR, April 20, 2014

Flying squads seize Rs.59 lakh in Virudhunagar

Flying squads in Virudhunagar district seized Rs.59 lakh from two different locations.Preliminary inquiries suggested that the cash belonged to banks and they were intended to be loaded in... »
MADURAI, April 20, 2014

Law student-candidate promises change

Feeling disillusioned by political parties in the country, a section of youngsters in Madurai has chosen to field a 27-year-old law student from the city in the Lok Sabha elections.Manikand... »
MADURAI, April 20, 2014

Robot with a human touch

With three separate incidents of children falling into open borewells across the State since April 7, the Madurai Rescue Team, with its borewell robot, has been on its toes. The team, led b... »
MADURAI, April 19, 2014

214 zonal mobile units for Madurai

The district administration plans to have zonal mobile units (ZMU) to patrol areas in the Madurai Parliamentary constituency. Returning Officer and Collector L. Subramanian said the unit... »
A tender coconut stall in the city. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, April 19, 2014

Summer coolant comes at a price this year

Tender coconut, the perfect answer to beat the rising mercury level in summer, has become a lavish indulgence. It is sold at Rs. 40 to Rs. 50 for the one with “more water.” While there are... »
Boxes containing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) bring transported from the Madurai Corporation office on Thursday. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, April 18, 2014

Ballot paper insertion work to start shortly

Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), which were being kept in the Municipal Corporation office ahead of the 16th Lok Sabha elections, were transported to the Collectorate here on Thursday. Whi... »

“Third front will emerge after Lok Sabha elections”

Fireworks manufacturers invited for talks in Delhi

Viswanathaswamy temple stolen idols produced before HC

Maduraiites gear up for summer getaway

On a hot campaign trail

Prefer AAP to Dravidian, national parties: Bhushan

“All parties except AIADMK engaged in dynasty politics”

Madurai’s Sourashtrians are a disappointed lot

Many of the band members are self taught. Photo: G. Moorthy

Till we meet again

Students of Thiagarajar College of Engineering compose a song which has become a farewell anthem in other educational institutions »
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