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Nagapattinam festival suspended following conversion row

Dalits had planned to embrace Islam after upper caste Hindus didn’t allow them to perform rituals. A five-day annual festival of Badrakaliyamman temple near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu has......

TN: Lankan navy arrests 50 fishermen from Nagapattinam

Fifty fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal have been arrested by the Sri Lankan navy personnel for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast. This is the second time this week that Indian......

Deep depression crosses coast, TN braces for heavy rains

A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu on Saturday afternoon. "The depression over southwest Bay of Bengal crossed Tamil Nadu coast near......

Lankan court orders release of 29 Indian fishermen

A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday ordered the release of 29 fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal but extended the judicial remand of five others, officials said. The court had earlier ordered......

Fishermen on indefinite strike to protest attack by SL navy

Over 5,000 fishermen from various hamlets in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu on Thursday started an indefinite strike to protest the arrest of their fellow fishermen belonging to Akkaraipettai......

Banks open new accounts for tsunami victims

Banks in the tsunami-hit Nagapattinam district have opened 1200 new bank accounts in the last two weeks to enable the victims deposit the relief money distributed by the government. While......

Chennai Petro sets up oil jetty

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd set up a crude oil jetty in Nagapattinam at Rs 960 million to meet requirements of Cauvery Basin Refinery.BSE code:...

Railway Budget has cheated people: Lalu

'It is all over. It has derailed. There is nothing in the Rail budget,' Lalu Prasad said. Two former Railway ministers-- Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad--and a leader of Trinamool Congress,......

Highlights of the Railway Budget

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the Railway Budget announcing a number of services to transform the Railways. Image: Railway Minister unveils measures to transform Railways.......

Chennai flood insurance claims estimated at Rs 500 cr

Insurance companies are anticipating claims of at least Rs 500 crore from the incessant rains and flooding in Chennai. Motor insurance would account for the largest amount of claims and public......
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Wildlife census begins at Point Calimere

The district's Forest Department officials today began the three-day annual wildlifecensusat Point Calimere (Kodiakarai) wildlifesanctuary. Forest... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/wildlife-census-begins-at-point-calimere-117032400387_1.html
Dry lands, economic deprivation hit agri workers in Cauvery delta

The unemployed agricultural labourers of the Cauvery delta region in Tamil Nadu are facing a double whammy of drought and a slowdown in industry.... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-dry-lands-economic-deprivation-hit-agri-workers-in-cauvery-delta-2365884
Girl says films gave her the idea to elope; HC summons censor officials

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the heads of the Censor Board to appear before it on March 27, saying that poorly censored films are... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/602382/girl-says-films-gave-her.html
TN fishermen to resume fishing operations from tomorrow

Fishermen from this island and few other districts will resume fishing operations from tomorrow, after over a week-long stir to protest the killing... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/tn-fishermen-to-resume-fishing-operations-from-tomorrow-117031700629_1.html
77 Indian fishermen released by Lankan govt, repatriated

Seventy-seven Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen were today repatriated in line with the decision taken by two countries to set free fishermen in... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/77-indian-fishermen-released-by-lankan-govt-repatriated-117031400214_1.html

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