All prisoners in Madurai Central jail given first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Over 1,500 convicts, under-trials, remand prisoners and those under preventive custody were administered the vaccine during a special drive held on June 19, Madurai Range DIG said. All prisoners in Madurai Central Prison and Special Prison for Women have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Over 1,500 convicts, under-trials, remand prisoners and those … Read more

Demands made in memorandum submitted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Memorandum seeks scrapping of CAA, farm laws, Salem-Chennai corridor. In his maiden meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi after assuming office, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday urged him to operationalise the vaccine units in Chengalpattu and Coonoor besides seeking scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the three farm laws … Read more

190 kg of ganja, pistol with 5 rounds seized in Madurai

Madurai City Police on Sunday seized 190 kg of ganja, a pistol and five rounds of bullets and arrested three persons, including relatives of a gangster, Vellaikali, at Avaniyapuram. The police identified the accused as two brothers, Boominathan and Solai, relatives of Vellaikali and an auto-driver, Marimuthu. The police are on the lookout for few … Read more

NIA chargesheets three operatives in Madurai CPI (Maoist) case

Chennai: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed Charge-sheet before NIA Special Court, Poonamallee, Chennai against three CPI( Maoist) operatives namely (i) Vivekanandan @ Vivek @ Raja @ Balan @ Anandan @ Rajamouli, r/o Moovendar Nagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu u/s 120B, 124A and 505(1) (b) of IPC, Sec 13(1) (b), 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities … Read more

Plea to identify beneficiaries to issue patta

A retired government employee has moved the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the authorities to identify eligible beneficiaries to issue patta for lands in Thanakkankulam village, Thiruparankundram, in Madurai district. A Division Bench of Justice T.S. Sivagnanam and S. Ananthi sought a response from the State. The petitioner, K. … Read more

Installation of CCTV cameras in GRH isolation wards will be explored, says Collector

Madurai Collector S. Aneesh Sekhar in an interaction with The Hindu on Monday said oxygen availability in the hospitals in the district was sufficient. More than imposing fines on violators of COVID-19 lockdown norms, he appealed to the people to practise self-discipline. Edited excerpts: Question: How is the COVID-19 situation in Madurai? Answer: The peak … Read more

Water released from Vaigai dam

This will irrigate the first crop in the double crop region of Madurai and Dindigul Water for irrigating the first crop in the double crop region of Madurai and Dindigul districts was released from the Vaigai dam in the first week of June after a gap of more than 10 years. Cooperation Minister I. Periyasamy, … Read more

NIA files chargesheet against operative of Islamic fundamentalist group

The case was originally registered in 2020 by Thideernagar Police, Madurai City, in connection with the uploading of denigrating posts on Facebook by the accused. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet before the special court in Poonamallee against a member of fundamentalist organisation Hizb-ut-Tahrir Mohammed Iqbal N alias Senthil Kumar, 31, of … Read more

Chew on some dinner plates

With consumption of single-use plastic on the rise in India, edible tableware makers are on a trendsetting mission Edible soup spoon by Trishula India   What if your dinner plate has more dietary fibre than your meal? With 43 grams of fibre and 16 grams of protein, edible plates might just fill the gap in … Read more