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The Star
Indian fishermen to get organisedin the fishing industry in the state by helping them improve their operations.
Indian fishermen to get organised
The Star / Posted 11 hours ago
in the fishing industry in the state by helping them improve their operations. He highlighted the success story of K. Madurai Muthu, who now operated two fishing boats in Lumut. The new association will also seek to promote the industry to... Read more
12h
The Indian Express
Had govt reacted sooner, he could have stayed on as RBI Governor: Father on Raghuram Rajan’s exitof. During my husband’s birthday last year, he decided to take him to Kodaikana
Had govt reacted sooner, he could have stayed on as RBI Governor: Father on Raghuram Rajan’s exit
The Indian Express / Posted 12 hours ago
of. During my husband’s birthday last year, he decided to take him to Kodaikanal. On the way, I requested him to take me to Madurai Meenakshi temple too, which he luckily could manage time for.” Rajan is a rare visitor to temples, she added. “A man... Read more
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15h
Business Standard India
Swamy's Twitter handle goes quiet after Modi snubstarted being floated around. Publicity stunts are not new to Swamy. Almost tw
Swamy's Twitter handle goes quiet after Modi snub
Business Standard India / Posted 15 hours ago
started being floated around. Publicity stunts are not new to Swamy. Almost two decades ago, while contesting for the Madurai Lok Sabha constituency for his Janata Party, he had made “incredible” promises. Local newspaper reports at that time... Read more
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1d
Business Standard India
When the Scud of Sholavandan met its PatriotTwitter followers, whom he fondly calls PTs (Patriotic Tweeple), the Scud of Sh
When the Scud of Sholavandan met its Patriot
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
Twitter followers, whom he fondly calls PTs (Patriotic Tweeple), the Scud of Sholavandan ( his ancestral village near Madurai) was firing on all cylinders after tasting success with R3, his code name for RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. While... Read more
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1d
Hindustantimes.com
Beneath the city: Archaeologists discover remains of Sangam age near Maduraistretches of paddy fields and swaying palms in the Sivaganga district of Tamil
Beneath the city: Archaeologists discover remains of Sangam age near Madurai
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
stretches of paddy fields and swaying palms in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu, 12 km from the bustling city of Madurai. The only sound that penetrates the vast open fields along the way is the soft rustle of coconut trees. Here, in a... Read more
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The Hindu
Many airports without passengers: will the new aviation policy make a difference?relatively small. Among the airports which have accounted for more than 50,000
Many airports without passengers: will the new aviation policy make a difference?
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
relatively small. Among the airports which have accounted for more than 50,000 domestic passengers, Udaipur, Dehradun and Madurai have seen a growth of more than 50 per cent, while Imphal and Vadodara have recorded a surge of 25 to 50 per... Read more
1d
Decclan Chronicle
Chennai Super Kings back on the pitch, to start off school tournamentplayed in each district. The third phase of the competition will see a total o
Chennai Super Kings back on the pitch, to start off school tournament
Decclan Chronicle / Posted yesterday
played in each district. The third phase of the competition will see a total of 15 matches played across each district – Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Coimbatore and Dindigul from August 8. The final phase will see winners of the 10 districts, and... Read more
1d
The Hindu
Poompuhar to help artisans find access to larger markethere soon, a top official of the department said. The corporation is in talks
Poompuhar to help artisans find access to larger market
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
here soon, a top official of the department said. The corporation is in talks with four more airports — Tirupati, Tiruchi, Madurai and Coimbatore — for designing their premises on the lines of the Chennai airport, Santhosh Babu, Chairman and... Read more
1d
The Economic Times
Coming soon: Pizzas and burgers on trainspizzas and Indian thalis. Such outlets are set to come up in food courts plann
Coming soon: Pizzas and burgers on trains
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
pizzas and Indian thalis. Such outlets are set to come up in food courts planned at stations such as Howrah, Mumbai, Madurai, Agra, Pune and Visakhapatnam. This step is expected to help quick service restaurants push sales and transform the... Read more
2d
The Hindu
On why Madurai matters in the political arena'Madurai Arasiyal' recasts significant happenings in contemporary political are
On why Madurai matters in the political arena
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
'Madurai Arasiyal' recasts significant happenings in contemporary political arena, prefixed by a chapter on the rule of Rani Mangammal. All major political upheavals of Tamil Nadu have had a scent of Madurai around them. The city has left its... Read more
2d
The Hindu
Comediennes who made Tamil cinema brightTamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada. On the 100th day celebration of "Kalyana Pari
Comediennes who made Tamil cinema bright
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada. On the 100th day celebration of "Kalyana Parisu", Saroja and Thangavelu got married in a Madurai temple. Her milestone movies were "Kalyana Parisu" and "Arivali." Her role as India in "Arivali" is a memorable one.... Read more
3d
Decclan Chronicle
Painting of Kabali still attracts crowdwith film stills was a way of film promotion during the past (popular in ‘90s),
Painting of Kabali still attracts crowd
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
with film stills was a way of film promotion during the past (popular in ‘90s), here is a hardcore fan of Rajinikanth from Madurai who painted a retro version of Superstar from Kabali, which has created a huge buzz. The lengthy poster that was... Read more
4d
Hindustantimes.com
Drunk driver killed as he loses control of car, runs over sleeping maninjured. The driver died on the spot, while the other two occupants in the car
Drunk driver killed as he loses control of car, runs over sleeping man
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 4 days ago
injured. The driver died on the spot, while the other two occupants in the car managed to escape after the accident, police added. The injured man was admitted to the government hospital in Madurai. Further investigations were on, poli... Read more
4d
The Hindu
Jigarthanda review: Staying true to the originaland even the editing rhythm tries its best to maintain that impatient quality t
Jigarthanda review: Staying true to the original
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
and even the editing rhythm tries its best to maintain that impatient quality that Subbaraj’s film had. Yes, instead of Madurai, it is Rudrapura in the Kannada version and it is not ‘Assault’ Sethu but ‘Assault’ Arumuga here. So, for those who... Read more
4d
The Hindu
BJP MP Tarun Vijay: Political leaders don't think beyond Uttar Pradeshafter you began speaking about Thirukural/Thiruvalluvar? The response has been
BJP MP Tarun Vijay: Political leaders don't think beyond Uttar Pradesh
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
after you began speaking about Thirukural/Thiruvalluvar? The response has been overwhelming. I got calls from policemen in Madurai. A pastor from the US called up to congratulate and I even got letters and calls from Nigeria and Dubai. People have... Read more
4d
The Hindu
BJP to go it alone in local body pollsBJP’s well wishers have favoured one or the other Dravidian party. But we garne
BJP to go it alone in local body polls
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
BJP’s well wishers have favoured one or the other Dravidian party. But we garnered sizable votes. Our performance in Madurai, Coimbatore and Chennai was very impressive. The BJP’s performance was extraordinary in Chennai,” he said. BJP State... Read more
5d
New Kerala
Andhra Pradesh Tourism announces 25 tour packages covering all 5 tourist hubs in the state - newkerala.com #81235Demand Tour), Chandragiri Fort Tirupati, an evening package (On Demand Tour), e
Andhra Pradesh Tourism announces 25 tour packages covering all 5 tourist hubs in the state - newkerala.com #81235
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
Demand Tour), Chandragiri Fort Tirupati, an evening package (On Demand Tour), ex-Chennai (on joint partnership basis), ex-Madurai and Kumbakonam- Tirumala. Neerabh Kumar Prasad, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism Culture, said The... Read more
6d
Salt Lake City Weekly
Amour Café, Saffron Valley & Mollie Olliemasala chicken, Mysore/Mysuru mutton curry, Mangalore masala prawns, Chettinad
Amour Café, Saffron Valley & Mollie Ollie
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
masala chicken, Mysore/Mysuru mutton curry, Mangalore masala prawns, Chettinad squid curry, Nandu soft-shell crab masala, Madurai spicy fried fish and much more. SaffronValley.com If you're in the market for wholesome, healthy, fresh food that's... Read more
7d
The Hindu
BJP MP Tarun Vijay: Political leaders don't think beyond Uttar Pradeshafter you began speaking about Thirukural/Thiruvalluvar? The response has been
BJP MP Tarun Vijay: Political leaders don't think beyond Uttar Pradesh
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
after you began speaking about Thirukural/Thiruvalluvar? The response has been overwhelming. I got calls from policemen in Madurai. A pastor from the US called up to congratulate and I even got letters and calls from Nigeria and Dubai. People have... Read more
7d
The Hindu
Mayoral election: TN govt proposes amendments to municipal actdecision, the government has decided to amend the law relating to the municipal
Mayoral election: TN govt proposes amendments to municipal act
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
decision, the government has decided to amend the law relating to the municipal corporations suitably,” he said. The bill says that accordingly amendments are proposed to various municipal corporation acts governing Chennai, Madurai and Coimba... Read more
7d
asianage
Slain cop’s daughter gets medical seatdaughter of head constable C. Munusamy, who was stabbed to death last week by a
Slain cop’s daughter gets medical seat
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
daughter of head constable C. Munusamy, who was stabbed to death last week by a gang of chain snatchers, got a seat in Madurai Medical College following counselling on Tuesday. The constable was killed when he and a team of policemen went in... Read more
7d
asianage
Slain cop's daughter gets medical seatdaughter of head constable C. Munusamy, who was stabbed to death last week by a
Slain cop's daughter gets medical seat
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
daughter of head constable C. Munusamy, who was stabbed to death last week by a gang of chain snatchers, got a seat in Madurai Medical College following counselling on Tuesday. The constable was killed when he and a team of policemen went in... Read more
8d
Decclan Chronicle
HC issues notice to actor R Madhavan over alleged encroachmentMadurai: The Madras High Court has issued notice to Tamil film actor R Madhavan
HC issues notice to actor R Madhavan over alleged encroachment
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Madurai: The Madras High Court has issued notice to Tamil film actor R Madhavan on a PIL accusing him of encroaching upon a water channel adjacent to land purchased by him in Dindigul district. A division bench here comprising justices K K... Read more
8d
The Star
Cops in hot water over drunk prisonerfollowing the murder of a politician in 2013. He is also facing several other c
Cops in hot water over drunk prisoner
The Star / Posted 8 days ago
following the murder of a politician in 2013. He is also facing several other charges. Several days ago, he appeared in a Madurai court for an arson attack on a press office. When he was sent back to the Nellai prison later, he tried to stop... Read more
9d
The Hindu
Chasing eggs in Chennaiin 45 seconds or so. “This is kolambu (curry) kalaki. It can also be made plain
Chasing eggs in Chennai
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
in 45 seconds or so. “This is kolambu (curry) kalaki. It can also be made plain,” he adds. Down South, in places such as Madurai and Virudhunagar, the kalaki is also known as vazhiyal. Mansoor conjectures that the term came to be when customers... Read more
10d
The Hindu
Closure of shops to cost Tamil Nadu Rs. 5 crore a day(30). No shop in Salem district is to be closed for now. Tasmac-zone wise, 201
Closure of shops to cost Tamil Nadu Rs. 5 crore a day
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
(30). No shop in Salem district is to be closed for now. Tasmac-zone wise, 201 liquor shops will be closed in the Madurai region, which generates high revenue, said an official. “The Coimbatore region will see 60 shops down shutters. This... Read more
10d
The Hindu
No car festival this year tooReligious and Charitable Endowments department is yet to make the car ready .
No car festival this year too
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
Religious and Charitable Endowments department is yet to make the car ready . When the matter was taken up before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in 2014, the HR and CE department took a stand that the car was under repair and the... Read more
10d
The Hindu
500 liquor shops will be closed from todayTiruvallur (36), The Nilgiris (31), Tuticorin (30). In Salem district, not even
500 liquor shops will be closed from today
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
Tiruvallur (36), The Nilgiris (31), Tuticorin (30). In Salem district, not even a single liquor shop has been closed for now. District-wise Chennai Region – 58 Coimbatore Region – 60 Madurai Region – 201 Tiruchi Region – 133 Salem R... Read more
10d
The Hindu
Vishal on Nadigar Sangam and Mysskin filmweathered the early uncertainties and am still around. A lot was expected of M
Vishal on Nadigar Sangam and Mysskin film
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
weathered the early uncertainties and am still around. A lot was expected of Marudhu, but your lungi-rolling act with the Madurai backdrop did not gel well with the audience. Marudhu is the biggest hit of my career, both in Tamil and Telugu. As a... Read more
10d
The Hindu
Movies made on real marriagesfor her to be reunited with him. The true story, however, is different. Chandra
Movies made on real marriages
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
for her to be reunited with him. The true story, however, is different. Chandrababu saw Sheila Diane, his bride-to-be, in Madurai, while en route to Kodaikanal for a film shoot. It was love at first sight. Sheila was the daughter of G. R.... Read more
12d
The Hindu
Bail granted to writer Durai Gunathat the police had forced him to give a complaint. He also filed a habeas corp
Bail granted to writer Durai Guna
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
that the police had forced him to give a complaint. He also filed a habeas corpus petition in the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) seeking the production of Mr Guna and to set him at liberty. The Judicial Magistrate, Alangudi, P.Kalainila,... Read more
12d
The Hindu
As accused dies, activists cry foulimportant to flag the safety nets available for police personnel at the lower r
As accused dies, activists cry foul
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
important to flag the safety nets available for police personnel at the lower rung on the field.” According to Kathir of Evidence, a Madurai-based NGO, custodial death instils fear in the public mind that any assault on police will not go unpunish... Read more
12d
The Star
Four charged with serving tainted meatsuffered from irregular seizures and during a severe episode last month, the fa
Four charged with serving tainted meat
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
suffered from irregular seizures and during a severe episode last month, the family took him to the district hospital in Madurai. The triage staff instructed for him to be admitted and called for an orderly with a stretcher. The orderly who... Read more
12d
The Hindu
The Fathers and their Sonsany description. Ahead of Father’s Day (June 19), SOMA BASU and A.SHRIKUMAR get
The Fathers and their Sons
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
any description. Ahead of Father’s Day (June 19), SOMA BASU and A.SHRIKUMAR get some of the well known dad-son duos of Madurai to share their respect, admiration and love for each other. “My son is a committed and responsible young man. He... Read more
13d
New Kerala
Tamil Nadu to add 16,000 MW in five years: Governor - newkerala.com #77622give priority to industrial corridor based development, particularly on the Che
Tamil Nadu to add 16,000 MW in five years: Governor - newkerala.com #77622
New Kerala / Posted 13 days ago
give priority to industrial corridor based development, particularly on the Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor and the Madurai-Thoothukudi Industrial Corridor. "As part of the Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor project, Ponneri will be... Read more
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13d
The Hindu
A toilet, a tweet and a standout couple from a Madurai villagerecalls Mr. Alagu Ambalam. Today, 141 of the 145 identified homes have toilets
A toilet, a tweet and a standout couple from a Madurai village
The Hindu / Posted 13 days ago
recalls Mr. Alagu Ambalam. Today, 141 of the 145 identified homes have toilets fitted with solar lamps provided by Madurai-based Devaki Hospital. Members of the four houses, where toilets could not be constructed, use a public toilet,... Read more
13d
New Kerala
Home Credit India expands base to 10,000 on-role employees - newkerala.com #77201Bangalore, Coimbatore, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kota, Jabalpur, Kochi, Agra
Home Credit India expands base to 10,000 on-role employees - newkerala.com #77201
New Kerala / Posted 13 days ago
Bangalore, Coimbatore, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kota, Jabalpur, Kochi, Agra, Nagpur, Raipur, Surat, Nashik, Mysore, Madurai, Vizag, Vadodara, Rajkot, Trivandrum, Patna and will soon be present in many more. Home Credit India is... Read more
17d
The Financial Express
Market forces should decide airlines’ pricing norms: ExpertsRs 2,000 on a Rs 4,500 ticket is ridiculous. I hope the new measures take note
Market forces should decide airlines’ pricing norms: Experts
The Financial Express / Posted 17 days ago
Rs 2,000 on a Rs 4,500 ticket is ridiculous. I hope the new measures take note of this aspect as well. Plus, Rs 300 or more for a kilo of excess baggage is also very high. A cap of Rs 100 sounds reasonable,” said G. Natarajan, a resident of Mad... Read more
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New Kerala
Market forces should decide airlines' pricing norms: - newkerala.com #75715more for a kilo of excess baggage is also very high. A cap of Rs 100 sounds rea
Market forces should decide airlines' pricing norms: - newkerala.com #75715
New Kerala / Posted 17 days ago
more for a kilo of excess baggage is also very high. A cap of Rs 100 sounds reasonable," said G. Natarajan, a resident of Madurai. On Saturday, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju unveiled the new proposals and said they will be on... Read more
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17d
The Hindu
Zara Khan on how driving a taxi has now become a coveted white-collar jobseven, and is planning to buy two more next month. He has a team of drivers in
Zara Khan on how driving a taxi has now become a coveted white-collar job
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
seven, and is planning to buy two more next month. He has a team of drivers in Chennai, but manages the entire set-up from Madurai. The trick lies in maximising the trips. A certain number of hours per day earns you incentives in cash. It is the... Read more
17d
The Hindu
A requiem for Tamil lullabyvariants of ‘ra’ and ‘la,’ besides the unique ‘zha.’ It is one of the 119 vari
A requiem for Tamil lullaby
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
variants of ‘ra’ and ‘la,’ besides the unique ‘zha.’ It is one of the 119 varieties of folk songs identified in the Madurai region. But children today do not have the privilege of listening to the thalattu sung by their mother, grandmother... Read more
17d
The Hindu
Another road to controversyonce a forest road but abandoned later and no right of way has been given to th
Another road to controversy
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
once a forest road but abandoned later and no right of way has been given to the estate now. The Conservator of Forests, Madurai is likely to inspect the area as the Theni forest officials have been found to be floundering in sanctioning road... Read more
17d
The Economic Times
Law takes a backseat as lawyers take on judges at Madras High Courtit is not possible to decide the issue in a calm and peaceful way" — From an or
Law takes a backseat as lawyers take on judges at Madras High Court
The Economic Times / Posted 17 days ago
it is not possible to decide the issue in a calm and peaceful way" — From an order passed by Justice K Chandru of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court in 2008. Calm and peace have been missing from the stately, domed, red building of... Read more
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18d
The Hindu
HC quashes charge memo against police officerThe Madras High Court has quashed a charge memo issued to the then Madurai Supe
HC quashes charge memo against police officer
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
The Madras High Court has quashed a charge memo issued to the then Madurai Superintendent of Police six years after he allegedly abused an AIADMK MLA and his followers during Tirumangalam by-election in Madurai in 2008. During the campaigning on... Read more
19d
The Hindu
TNPL Twenty20 tournament: Tamil Nadu Premier League franchise owners decidedSouth Chennai. Lyca Productions (Rs. 5.01 crore) picked Coimbatore, and Kothar
TNPL Twenty20 tournament: Tamil Nadu Premier League franchise owners decided
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
South Chennai. Lyca Productions (Rs. 5.01 crore) picked Coimbatore, and Kothari (Madras) Ltd. (Rs. 4.001 crore) opted for Madurai. Ruby Builders (Rs. 3.69 crore) took Kancheepuram. Former India player V.B. Chandrasekar (Rs. 3.48 crore), the lone... Read more
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19d
dna
Led by former BCCI chief N Srinivasan, Tamil Nadu launches its own Premier Leagueof Rs. 5.13 crores. Lyca Productions bagged the Coimbatore Team for Rs.5.01 cr
Led by former BCCI chief N Srinivasan, Tamil Nadu launches its own Premier League
dna / Posted 19 days ago
of Rs. 5.13 crores. Lyca Productions bagged the Coimbatore Team for Rs.5.01 crore while Kothari (Madras) Ltd roped in the Madurai team at Rs 4.001 crore. While Kancheepuram team went to the Ruby Builders and Promoters (Rs3.69 crore), VB Cricket... Read more
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19d
New Kerala
Tamil Nadu launches its own Premier League - newkerala.com #74852of Rs. 5.13 crores. Lyca Productions bagged the Coimbatore Team for Rs.5.01 cr
Tamil Nadu launches its own Premier League - newkerala.com #74852
New Kerala / Posted 19 days ago
of Rs. 5.13 crores. Lyca Productions bagged the Coimbatore Team for Rs.5.01 crore while Kothari (Madras) Ltd roped in the Madurai team at Rs 4.001 crore. While Kancheepuram team went to the Ruby Builders and Promoters (Rs3.69 crore), VB Cricket... Read more
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20d
The Hindu
Monsoon arrives, bringing cheerand mild showers on Wednesday. While Chennai and its neighbourhood received ne
Monsoon arrives, bringing cheer
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
and mild showers on Wednesday. While Chennai and its neighbourhood received nearly one cm of rainfall till 8.30 p.m., Madurai, Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, Valparai, Theni and Dindigul received mild showers. Residents enjoyed a pleasant day with... Read more
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20d
Decclan Chronicle
I’d love to work with Mani Ratnam: Nivetha Pethurajtongue. After winning the pageant, I came to Chennai. Though I’ve been in Duba
I’d love to work with Mani Ratnam: Nivetha Pethuraj
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
tongue. After winning the pageant, I came to Chennai. Though I’ve been in Dubai for more than a decade, my native is Madurai. One of the reasons I think why the makers chose me is because I am fluent in Tamil. I’d read the script a number of... Read more
22d
The Hindu
‘Premium tatkal’ a hithigher when compared to premium tatkal tickets. For instance, if one were to bo
‘Premium tatkal’ a hit
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
higher when compared to premium tatkal tickets. For instance, if one were to book a premium tatkal ticket from Chennai to Madurai a day before the journey, she would have to spend anywhere between Rs. 3,400 and Rs, 4,000. However, air travel would... Read more
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