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Three dead, several injured during Jallikattu events across Tamil Nadu

January 17, 2020 8:12 pm

With the Tamil Nadu government taking precautions this year to reduce casualties, more than 2,000 police personnel were deployed at Alanganallur to ensure security and crowd management during the event. Several ambulances were also stationed around the arena.

Madurai hotel lands in soup for naming dish 'Iyer Chicken', faces flak from Brahmin community

August 03, 2019 4:57 pm

Following the criticism, the restaurant tended an unconditional apology to the association and took down the poster.

Madurai: Shops will be shifted if found responsible for temple fire, says Panneerselvam

February 05, 2018 9:37 pm

O Panneerselvam assured that the renovation work of Vasanatharayar Mandapam would be taken up soon as per 'Agama' rules and restored according to the stipulations.

Madurai: Hindu outfit seeks action over Meenakshi temple fire

February 03, 2018 7:25 pm

Founder of the Hindu Munnai group said that the blaze at the Madurai Meenakshi temple is an example of the "inept" administration by the Hindu Charitable and Endowments Department.

Fire in Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple complex, several shops gutted

February 03, 2018 8:25 am

The senior fire service official said around 10 shops were damaged in the fire. 

Madurai village temple ritual: What do you know about us, our life, asks villagers

October 29, 2017 6:50 am

A centuries-old temple ritual in a Madurai village, where little girls are paraded and “offered” to the goddess, earned charges of being “exploitative” recently. Weeks later, as probing questions continue, villagers are angry at the intrusion into their lives

Madurai: 13 killed, 27 injured in mishap; death toll likely to increase

February 06, 2016 8:18 pm

The injured have been admitted to hospitals, police said.

Lord of the quarries: The murky world of mining and the politics that sustains it

September 27, 2015 7:14 am

Arun Janardhanan tells the story of the mining baron and his empire, the murky world of mining and the politics that sustains it.

Madurai: Two college girls suffer burns in acid attack

September 12, 2014 5:54 pm

The motive behind the attack is not confirmed immediately even as "family dispute" was cited as a reason.

Train comes to halt after passenger suffers rat bite

June 28, 2014 5:17 pm

The passenger woke up from sleep with a scream as he was bitten by the rat at around 4.30 am.


South India celebrates Pongal with great fervour

January 14, 2016 12:48 pm

Madurai, Chennai, Jan 14 (ANI): Tamil Nadu celebrated the harvest festival of Pongal with great zeal and fervor on Thursday. People worshipped local Gods and offered sugarcane and observed fast among other forms of celebrations like cooking mush, porridge, curd rice, poli, payasam etc. Educational institutions in the state held special programmes on the occasion. Dressed in traditional wear, college students in Madurai city prepared beautiful patterns with powdered colours, apart from cooking porridge and other delicacies on the festival. Meanwhile, sugarcane markets remained abuzz in capital Chennai city as people thronged the markets to buy the festival essential.