Barnala lauds Indian Red Cross Society
CHENNAI: The State chapter of Indian Red Cross on Sunday launched a slew of hygiene-promoting programmes, including a napkin vending machine for adolescent girls and clinical laboratories in 32 district centres of the service organisation in the State.

Launching the projects, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, complimented the Rs.73-lakh solid waste managemen

Dramatic reverses in Ariyalur and Cuddalore
Female literacy has improved in State
CHENNAI: While the overall child sex ratio has improved in Tamil Nadu, the dip in the boy-girl ratio in at least 14 districts, including Chennai, provides the demographic downside in the provisional population figures of the 2011 Census released on Friday.

According to the datasheet, the child sex ratio (CSR) in

The forest department of Nagapattinam district carried out the annual wildlife census at Point Calimere (Kodiakarai) Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday with the help of college students, researchers and volunteers.

The Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in a sprawling 20 sq km of dry evergreen forests in the district, serves as a paradise for a good population of black bucks, chitals, feral

Coastal zone is very dynamic, being the meeting place of land and sea water. The development in coastal area and subsequent population growth have given rise to problems such as erosion, sedimentation, saltwater intrusion, degradation of natural resources etc. Satellite data has proved to be more appropriate for change detections quantifying and monitoring coastal zones compared to conventional sources. An attempt is being made to elucidate the effect of shoreline changes with reference to the spatial and field data observed along the Tharangampadi area.

KULITHALAI: The successful solid and liquid waste management model practised in Kulithalai with the support of stakeholders and voluntary organisations could be replicated by civic bodies in Nepal, said the visiting Director General, Department of Water and Sewerage, Gajendra Kumar Thakur, here on Wednesday.

Speaking at the conclusion of a two-day exposure visit of the team led by him to Kulith

R Venkatramani | ENS Nagapattinam, December 26

ON December 26, 2004, the coastal Nagapattinam district witnessed the worst disaster in its history.

rising sea:High tide induced erosion off Nambiayar Nagar fishing habitation in Nagapattinam.

NAGAPATTINAM: High tide induced erosion caused concern among fisher folk in certain parts of Nambiayar Nagar hamlet in Nagapattinam .


On Wednesday morning, residents woke up to find large chunks of sand being washed away from shoreline close to their habitation.

Ordinarily, the shallow

NAGAPATTINAM: The National Fisher folks' Forum has expressed strong opposition to a few measures and issued a charter of demands.

Sujay Mehdudia

Union Ministry of Power has identified site in Nagapatinam district

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Power has set in motion the process of conducting a feasibility study for setting up a 4,000 MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Nagapatinam district.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Power Bharatsinh Solanki said the Ministry had identified the

After a remarkable season last year, the errant, but incessant, showers brought in by the northeast monsoon have this time inundated about a fourth of Tamil Nadu's rice bowl, besides causing loss of lives, livelihood and material.

The downstream areas of Cauvery Delta region, especially in and around Nagapattinam, have been marooned by the recent spate of rains that became stronger in the last