It pays a surprise visit to a couple of places near Aranthangi

DISCUSSION: R. Malathi, District Munsif and Chairperson, Taluk Legal Services Committee, interacting with workers.

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Safai Karamchari Aandolan study in 8 districts shows practice continues; to knock court doors on Tuesday
DESPITE the Madras High Court order on November 20, 2008 which called for the prohibition of entry of sanitary workers into the sewerage system, manual cleaners are being made to enter the septic tanks in different town municipalities in TN districts.


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PUDUKOTTAI: A 55-year old person, R. Rangarajan of Keezhamuthukaadu village, who was admitted to the Thanjavur Medical College and Hospital after being injured at the

Fertility: Joint Director of Agriculture Siva Chellappa giving away the

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New initiative: The solar energy operated car designed by students of Sudharsan College of Pudukottai.

PUDUKOTTAI: A group of four students of Sudharsan Engineering College near here have designed a solar-powered car. The maximum speed of the car is 30 km an hour and, when fully charged, it can cover 100 km.

PUDUKOTTAI: Villagers and political parties have opposed the plan to set up a bottling unit by an Indian Made Foreign Liquor firm at Kallakottai in Gandarvakottai taluk, arguing that it would deplete the groundwater table and cause pollution.

PUDUKOTTAI: Response from the villagers to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been overwhelming in the district, Collector Reeta Harish Thakkar said.

Many farmers have switched over to sericulture from the conventional crops of paddy or groundnut in the central districts in the past two years. This has come in handy for officials of the Sericulture Department, which has planned to increase the area under sericulture in the Cauvery delta districts. Encouraged by the overwhelming response from farmers, the Department has planned to bring an additional 550 acres under sericulture (230 acres in Tiruchi district; 117 in Thanjavur; 65 in Perambalur; 112 in Pudukottai and 26 at the foot of the Pachamalai Hills).

Persistent organochlorines such as DDT and its metabolites (DDTs), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs), chlordane compounds (CHLs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in whole-body homogenates of resident and migratory birds collected from South India. Organochlorine contamination pattern in birds varied depending on their migratory behaviour.