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Full lockdown helps reduce case load

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Deserted streets, empty markets and police patrolling marked the second complete lockdown of the month of August, here on Sunday.Apart from the occasi

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The police checked vehicles at 26 points within the city and across the district on Sunday, said Superintendent of Police Jayakumar.He told reporters

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Virudhunagar records 13 deaths; victims included an 11-year-old boy

Dams in Tenkasi district rising steadily

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Surplus water from Ramanadhi reservoir is being released into the river following incessant rain in the district for the last seven days. People livin

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Social workers, who conducted a study in tribal hamlets in Kodaikanal, Vedasandur and Palani and other places, have found that many students could not

Workers protest ‘dilution’ of labour laws

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MADURAIA federation of workers from different associations protested outside the Collectorate here on Saturday alleging watering down of labour laws b

Typewriting institutes association moves HC

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Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the State to file a status report on a public interest litigation petition filed by Tamil Nadu Typ

Flooding in Moola Vaigai

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Following heavy rain in catchment areas of Vaigai and Periyar dams, there was heavy flooding at Moola Vaigai on Saturday. Heavy rainfall was recorded

Madurai records less than 100 positive cases

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Madurai district recorded less than 100 COVID-19 cases on Saturday. With 92 patients testing positive, the total tally of cases reached 11,898 on date

Former Sivakasi MLA dead

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Former AIADMK MLA, V. Balakrishnan, passed away here on Saturday. He was 80. He represented Sivakasi Assembly constituency between 1980 and 1984. “He

One held; stolen ornaments recovered

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The Muthiahpuram police have arrested a youth from West Bengal in connection with theft of 40 sovereigns of gold ornaments from the house of an engine

Custodial death: HC directs CB-CID to conduct inquiry and submit report

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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the CB-CID officials probing the custodial torture case of Mahendran, involving the same polic

HC: Take steps to trace missing fishermen

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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the Centre and the State to take immediate steps to trace and rescue Ignatius, a fisherman who

Idukki landslide spreads gloom in a village near Tirunelveli

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55 persons who lost their lives had relatives in Bharathi Nagar

MKU to approach DVAC over irregularities in conduct of exams

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Some centres in Kerala had inserted answer scripts written in homes in bundles sent for valuation

HC directs State to file counter affidavit in another case of custodial torture

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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the State to file a counter affidavit in yet another petition filed before the court complaini

Silent, scary night on total lockdown Sunday

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Those who need to travel on deserted and dark roads face threat of being waylaid

HC wants State to spell out stand on language policy

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‘Definitive stand reflecting the policy should be informed by way of an affidavit’

Film producer told to appear before police

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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed film producer K.E. Gnanavel Raja to appear before the Ramanathapuram police for inquiry in con

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Two persons, identified as Nijamudeen, 33, of Pesalai, Mannar district in Sri Lanka, and Gowrishankar, 25, of Madurai were detained by the ‘Q’ branch

Madurai sees 109 positive cases

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In Madurai district, a total of 109 cases were recorded, here on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 11,797. All the cases were indigenous acc

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The water level in Periyar dam on Friday stood at 130 feet (permissible level is 142 ft.), with an inflow of 17,746 cusecs and a discharge of 1,650 cu

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This will help filling up Vaigai dam, say farmers

Lockdown sees more number of children being surrendered to adoption agencies

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A total of 11 children have been surrendered to special adoption agencies in Madurai district during the COVID-19 lockdown since March 2020.Representa

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A four-day-old baby girl was handed over to the district's Child Welfare Committee here on Thursday.CWC chairman K. Vijayasaravanan said the child was

MKU takes steps for smooth transition to digital learning

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Sudden spurt in cases in southern districts

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Southern districts have started reporting more cases again after a drop for a couple of days. On Thursday, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanniyakumari and

Free rice for family card holders in Tamil Nadu till November, Chief Minister says

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The Chief Minister also sought the cooperation of every individual in overcoming the challenges posed due to the COVID-19 health emergency

Kodaikanal-Adukkam road work almost over

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Child care institutions well protected

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Child care institutions (CCI) in the district continue to have a tight reign over entry of persons into their premises.Child Welfare Committee Chairma

500 ambulances soon

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Tamil Nadu government would soon procure 500 ambulances, said Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamy here on Thursday.Talking to reporters, he said t

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Firemen free him after cutting the rod

Webinar on work and wellness

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Highest number of testing led to reduced positivity, says CM

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‘Other States will see higher number of positive cases in the days to come’

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Its implementation this year may be further weakened due to COVID-19 pandemic, it is feared

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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Thanjavur Collector to file a status report in a public interest litigation peti

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