Students of Government Middle School at LKP Nagar near Sakkimangalam in the city nurturing a herbal garden on the school premises on Tuesday. PHOTO: G. MOORTHY
The Hindu Students of Government Middle School at LKP Nagar near Sakkimangalam in the city nurturing a herbal garden on the school premises on Tuesday. PHOTO: G. MOORTHY

Madurai school students working for a green campus

Growing awareness of planting saplings on school premises »

HC directs Madurai corporation to pay Rs.3.5-lakh relief

The Madras High Court Bench here on Tuesday directed Madurai Municipal Corporation Commissioner to pay a compensation of Rs.3.5 lakh to the parents of a nine-year-old schoolboy who drowned in Pana... »

HC seeks details of Internet offences against women in TN

Data on complaints should be submitted by September 22, says Judge »

Anaemia on the rise, say experts

“A few pregnant women have only 3 mg of haemoglobin” »

A lesson learnt after a ‘drama’ with an anti-climax

A woman who had played a role in a drama of filing “woman missing” complaint to teach a lesson to her husband unexpectedly had to face a bitter anti-climax when she saw her photographs in the “mis... »
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MADURAI, September 17, 2014

Madurai police foil bid to kidnap businessman

In a swift operation, the Madurai district and city police foiled a bid to kidnap a real estate businessman of Tindivanam and arrested seven persons on Tuesday evening. The police seized an SUV us... »
MADURAI, September 16, 2014

HC asks MKU to form committee to enquire into harassment complaints

The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday expressed surprise over Madurai Kamaraj University not having formed a Complaints Committee under the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Wor... »
MADURAI, September 16, 2014

HC says it may summon Union and State Home Secretaries

The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday warned that it might be constrained to summon Union and State Home Secretaries if they did not spell out their stand by Thursday on making police protecti... »
A police officer enquirying with local residents at Theerthakaadu near Vandiyur on Monday about a youth who was found murdered. Photo: G.Moorthy
MADURAI, September 16, 2014

Youth found murdered at Theerthakaadu

A rowdy element, K. Pandi alias “Muttaikan” Pandi (21), was found dead with his body bearing several stab and cut injuries at Theerthakaadu near here on Monday morning.Police suspect that a... »
MADURAI, September 15, 2014

“Society has become silent to injustices”

The civil society had become silent to injustices in society, said R. Murali, Principal of The Madura College, here on Saturday.He was speaking at a seminar on ‘Social justice and civil soc... »
MADURAI, September 15, 2014

Woman takes on sand lorry operators

A 40-year-old woman, R. Fatima, of Kumbakonam, took on sand lorry operators that led to Madurai rural district police detaining eight over-loaded vehicles at Kattapatti National Highway tollgate o... »
A symposium organised by EKTA Resource Centre for Women under way in the city on Sunday. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, September 15, 2014

“Violence against women takes several forms”

It is important to recognise different forms of violence against women such as marital rape, according to Vandana Mahajan, a Bangalore-based social activist.She was speaking to The Hindu... »
MADURAI, September 14, 2014

Bus, motorbike gutted in accident near Madurai

A State-run bus went up in flames after hitting a two-wheeler that was lying on the Dindigul-Madurai highway after it skidded at Vadipatti near Madurai in the early hours of Sunday. No causality w... »
MADURAI, September 14, 2014

More women facing subtler forms of domestic violence

A medical practitioner, Ambika (name changed), who is nearing 50, sought the aid of legal and psychological counsellors recently because she was subjected to emotional and financial abuse by her h... »
Yves Loiseau, resource person from the Universite
Catholique de l’Ouest in France, addressing the
workshop in the city. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, September 14, 2014

Redefining French language teaching

As many as 40 French academicians, scholars and teachers congregated at the Department of French in Madurai Kamaraj University for a two-day workshop on ‘Recent trends in teaching of French in Ind... »

Police clueless in acid attack case

Madurai acid attack: Family, friends express shock

High Court orders monitoring of Akshaya Trust

Call for digital archives of patient records

Air Costa pulls out of Madurai

Water flows into Vandiyur tank

Suicidal tendency surfing up as a cause for concern

Maternal mortality: Madurai at ‘high-risk’

MADURAI, September 16, 2014

Focus on improving exam results of students from govt. schools

Headmasters of various government schools, Assistant Elementary Education Officers and Additional Assistant Elementary Education Officers attended a review meeting chaired by Director of Elementar... »
MADURAI, September 16, 2014

Only 20 of 1,531 usury cases ended in conviction: DGP

The Director General of Police on Monday informed the Madras High Court Bench here that only 20 out of 1,531 cases filed in the State under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Charging Exorbitant Intere... »
MADURAI, September 16, 2014

Students must get laptops before going out of schools: School Education Department

The State government’s free laptops for Plus Two students should be distributed during the academic year before the students pass out of the school, a few officials from the School Education Depar... »
MADURAI, September 15, 2014

Rowdy found murdered near Madurai

 A rowdy-sheeter, K. Pandi alias "Muttaikann" Pandi (21), was found dead with several stab and cut injuries, at Theerathakaadu, near Madurai on Monday morning. The police s... »
MADURAI, September 15, 2014

Revenue Department officials seize 150 litres of acid

Revenue Department officials seized over 150 litres of acid at various shops while conducting surprise raids here on Sunday. Revenue Divisional Officer S. Arumugam said a team of officials... »
Navarathri speical: Dolls on display at the Poompuhar showroom. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, September 15, 2014

Have set dolls this ‘kolu’ season

Ahead of ‘Navarathri,’ the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation has organised an exhibition and sale of ‘kolu’ dolls at Poompuhar showroom in West Veli Street. Navarathri is celeb... »
Morning walkers at a city park. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, September 15, 2014

Fear not, you can have a healthy heart

At a time when reports of India becoming a diabetes and heart attack capital of the world, cardiologists who took part in a two-day conference in the city recently spelt out dos and don’ts for a h... »
Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa distributing prizes
at the Corporation schools sports meet in the city
on Saturday. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, September 14, 2014

Over 475 students participate in annual sports meet

Students from sixty-five Corporation schools in the city took part in an annual sports meet organised by the Corporation here on Saturday. More than 475 students from primary to senior seco... »
Divisional Railway Manager A.K. Rastogi (second from right) releasing
pamphlets in the city on Saturday. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, September 14, 2014

Differently abled seek better travel experience

While train journey is preferred by people for being safe, inexpensive and hassle-free, the differently abled have a whole another story to tell. “We presented many of our grievances in the... »
ABILITY TO WIN: A differently abled person taking part in the sports meet at
the Dr. M.G.R. Stadium in the city. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, September 14, 2014

“Sports quota must for differently abled”

U. Uma Shankar, a 19-year-old differently abled student, was unaware of his athletic abilities till two years ago. On Friday, he was one among the 550 persons who took part in the district-... »

Raging court battle over premarital tests

PIL seeks water supply to all residents in Madurai

Madurai Kamaraj University media studies centre gets modern facilities

Bharathi remembered

IGNOU on course correction mode

Madras High Court reserves orders in Akshaya Trust case

On a national mission to boost oil production

CREATIVE TALENT: These women are the agents of change in the drought-prone hamlet in Sivaganga district. Photo: G. Moorthy

Art for living

The women of Nedumaram Village strike an example of self-sustenance by making beautiful art pieces out of palm leaves for a living »
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