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Tamil Nadu

Elephant used for begging and marriage parades in Madurai to be rescued

A woman from Madurai was in possession of the elephant, originally meant to be gifted to the Meenakshi Amman temple.

Mettur dam remains shut for 8th year in a row, Delta farmers’ hopes blocked

With ‘opparis’ and candlelight vigil, farmers in Cauvery delta expressed their grief as sluice gates of the Stanley reservoir in Mettur did not open for the eighth consecutive year.

Southern Railways withdraws circular for staff to communicate only in Hindi or English

Railway employees in the Chennai Division had registered their protest against the circular, which said regional languages should be avoided in internal communication.

Caste tensions in Madurai village: Dalit families forced to pull kids out of school

Tensions between the communities broke out in April after Mutharaiyars denied access to a local temple to the Dalits.

Tamil Nadu man’s lab tests return negative for Nipah

The Cuddalore man was admitted into JIPMER with high fever and respiratory problems on Sunday.

DMK MLA K Radhamani passes away in Puducherry, he was 70

The MLA had been ill for some time and had been receiving treatment at JIPMER.

Phase 5 of Keezhadi excavations begins in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department will be looking for sub-structures during the excavation process.

Madras HC pulls up TN govt over water crisis, asks for report on measures taken

The state government has been directed to file a report on how it has addressed the issue by June 17.

Temporary relief for Pa Ranjith: No arrest till HC hears bail plea

Ranjith's petition to seek anticipatory bail will be heard next on June 19.

From work from home to paper plates, how Chennai's IT firms are dealing with water crisis

The water scarcity in Chennai has forced IT companies to adopt a range of conservation methods.