Eminent agriculture scientist Professor MS Swaminathan has urged government authorities and civic society in Tamil Nadu to evolve a strategy to harvest rainwater and prevent flooding rather than indulge in a 'blame game' over the recent heavy rains and consequential hardship.
Coinciding with the start of the annual pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple, PMK today urged the Tamil Nadu government to take over the five acre land offered by Kerala near the hill shrine and provide amenities for the pilgrims from the State.
The Madras High Court today directed Tamil Nadu police to accord permission with conditions to an outfit to hold a public meeting in January in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan in Vellore district.
Days after AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa rejigged the party's core team ahead of Assembly elections next year, the new office bearers today called on her and took her blessings.
Operation Sulaimani, launched by the Kozhikode district administration and the Kerala Hotels and Restaurants Association five months ago, provides free food to anyone who is hungry. No questions asked.
The Cuddalore district administration in Tamil Nadu has issued a flood warning for those along the banks of River Pennar. With many reservoirs filling up after heavy rain due to the North East monsoon, 500 cusecs of water is being released from the Sathanur Dam.
Chennai schools and colleges will remain shut on Wednesday, extending the break imposed by heavy rains that has forced education administrators in the state to consider options including shrinking the half-yearly vacations to make up for the lost time.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau today unearthed assets worth about Rs 2.6 crore allegedly belonging to a superintending engineer of Roads and Buildings department in Mahabubnagar district after conducting searches at his residence and other places.