Sellur is preparing for a makeover. While the large tank here is set for restoration, the locality will spot a green cover in a few years' time.

Kirudhumal Nathi, one of the ancient water bodies in Madurai, is likely to be revived as researchers from University College London (UCL) has embarked on a study of the river.

The issue of alleged irregularities in mines of beach minerals came to the fore after former Tuticorin collector, Ashish Kumar, had conducted inspections at a private sand quarry.

Construction of Nisargruna biogas plants likely to begin by January

Madurai is all set to adopt Nisargruna, a solid waste management technology devised by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), to convert biodegradable waste collected from households in rural areas into methane and organic manure.

The Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday ordered notice to the Chief Secretary, the Commissioner of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) Department, the Joint Commissioner a

The Tamil Nadu government, which had suspended mining of rare earth minerals like garnet, ilmenite and rutile along the Tuticorin coast last month following complaints of large-scale illegal mining

Probe to look into alleged irregularities in 71 mineral quarries in the southern districts.

A special team will also survey 71 mines in these southern districts, said chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Hundreds of fever cases were reported the same time last year

This time last year, Health Department officials were grappling with a dengue outbreak in the district. Last September, Madurai district witnessed an epidemic-like situation, especially in Melur block where hundreds of dengue positive cases were detected, and the grim situation worsened in many pockets the following month.

Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is the most severe form of inherited retinal visual impairment in children. So far, mutations in more than 20 genes have been known to cause LCA and among them, RPE65 is a suitable candidate for gene therapy. The mutational screenings of RPE65 and other LCA genes are requisite in support of emerging gene specific therapy for LCA. Therefore, we have carried out a comprehensive LCA genes screening using a combined approach of direct sequencing and DNA microarray based Asper chip analysis.