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 DMK government of Tamil Nadu is expected to come out with an amicable solution to satisfy all the stakeholders

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Only seven of the total 13,702 tanks fenced; 4,695 yet to cross survery stage; 1,978 tenements on water bodies in Chennai alone
FIVE years after the Madras High Court ordered that all encroachments to water bodies in the State be cleared, the Public Works Department (PWD) is yet to begin eviction work in one-third of the tanks in Tamil Nadu.

Tiruvannamalai: Public health authorities in this district see the light at the end of the long tunnel as the district is moving one step closer to eradication of filariasis, with no new cases are reported since the beginning of this year.

Tiruvannamalai is one of the 13 filariasis-endemic districts in TamilNadu where National Filaria Control Programme is functioning.

Administration has given about 7,000 community certificates to Scheduled Tribes in this hill in recent years

TIRUVANNAMALAI: Tribal people of Jawadu hills should grow sandalwood in their lands to gain revenue as well as to contribute to the environment, Tamil Nadu Food Minister E.V. Velu said.

Virudhunagar worst hit; funds for other districts after getting report

CHENNAI: The government on Thursday sanctioned Rs. 18 crore from the Calamity Relief Fund to overcome the drinking water shortage in 10 districts. Virudhunagar, Tiruvallur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Villupuram, Krishnagiri, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Dindigul and Namakkal districts will be benefited.

The court had passed the earlier order on a petition which sought to restrain the PWD from using machinery

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has modified its earlier direction to the authorities not to use any machinery for sand quarrying in Palar river bed in some villages in Kancheepuram and Tiruvannamalai districts.

MODIFYING its earlier order, a division bench of the Madras High Court on Friday permitted the contractors of the State PWD department to use machineries for quarrying sand from Palar river in Kancheepuram and Tiru- vannamalai districts with the ap- proval of the authorities con- cerned.

Troubled by continuing human-animal conflicts that have claimed many lives on both sides in the Jawadhu hill range, the forest department and district administration of Tiruvannamalai plans to tag the matriarch of an elephant herd with a microchip to track the group

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The man-animal conflict has resulted in trampling to death of five persons and damaging hutments
ANIMAL lovers are concerned over the rise in the death of wild elephants which are straying out from the Vellore-Tiruvannamalai forest areas.