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Madurai police arrests two for killing stray dog

January 23, 2021 9:06 pm

According to the police, the two accused were identified as K Muthusaravanan and Vimalraj. It was Muthusaravanan who paid Rs 500 Vimalraj to kill the dog as it used to bark at him.

AIADMK ministers seek second state capital in Tamil Nadu

August 21, 2020 9:19 am

The demand has been raised several times in the past. In 2004, there was much debate between Madurai and Trichy when the government sought to establish a new bench of the Madras High Court. It was eventually set up in Madurai.

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus July 29, 30 Highlights: Lockdown extended till August 31

July 31, 2020 9:30 am

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 29, 30 Highlights: A complete lockdown will be observed every Sunday. The e-pass system, which is used by private vehicles for inter-district travel, will be continued till August 31.

Madurai becomes fifth Tamil Nadu district to go under lockdown: What's allowed, what's not

June 22, 2020 10:16 pm

With the announcement, Madurai becomes the fifth district in Tamil Nadu after Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Thiruvallur to go under lockdown. As per the release issued by Chief Secretary K Shanmugam, only essential services will be permitted during the lockdown.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: DMK MLA tests positive; Madurai to go under lockdown

June 22, 2020 9:33 pm

Vasantham K Karthikeyan is the second DMK MLA after the late J Anbazhagan and third MLA in Tamil Nadu after AIADMK MLA K Palani to test positive for COVID-19.

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. 


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.