Nagapattinam

Tamil Nadu: Heavy rains lash Nagapattinam, hundreds of houses inundated

Incessant heavy rains lashed Nagapattinam district for the fifth consecutive day today, inundating hundreds of houses and submerging paddy crops in thousands of hectares.

Nov 03, 2017, 13:24 PM IST

Tamil Nadu: Veteran DMK leader K Subravelu passes away

He was 86 and is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.

Jul 17, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

Five more fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The arrested persons were taken to the Kangesanthurai port.

Jun 25, 2017, 14:54 PM IST
Sri Lankan Navy arrest 12 more Indian fishermen, confiscate two trawler boats

Sri Lankan Navy arrest 12 more Indian fishermen, confiscate two trawler boats

At least 12 Indian fishermen were on Sunday arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters.

Mar 26, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Eight more Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Sri Lanka; one attempts suicide

Eight more Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Sri Lanka; one attempts suicide

Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island waters, a fisheries department official said.

Mar 04, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

TN MLA seeks public's opinion on support to AIADMK factions

 Nagapattinam MLA M Thamimum Ansari has sought a referendum asking people to tell him which of the two AIADMK factions should receive his support.

Feb 13, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Hundreds pay homage to 2004 tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu

Hundreds pay homage to 2004 tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu

Hundreds of people living in Tamil Nadu's coastal districts on Monday paid homage to those who were swallowed by the 2004 tsunami on this day.

Dec 26, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

College girl's body found in temple tank in Nagapattinam

The body of a 21-year-old college girl was found floating in a water tank of a temple at Mayiladuthurai in the district, police said today.

Sep 04, 2016, 12:10 PM IST

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry withdraw strike

The fishermen are also urging the government to secure the release of fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka.

Mar 02, 2016, 09:51 AM IST

Tamil Nadu fishermen to 'lay siege' to Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission on Feb 29

Fishermen from eight coastal districts in Tamil Nadu have decided to 'lay siege' to the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission at Chennai on February 29, demanding release of 29 fishermen from the state, lodged in prisons in the island nation.

Feb 20, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

Sri Lankan Navy frees four Indian fishermen

Earlier this month, Sri Lanka released 104 Indian fishermen lodged in its jails on goodwill gesture.

Jan 31, 2016, 22:23 PM IST
Jayalalithaa writes another letter to PM Modi as Lankan Navy arrests 12 TN fishermen

Jayalalithaa writes another letter to PM Modi as Lankan Navy arrests 12 TN fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 20 Tamil fishermen since last night when they were fishing near international maritime boundary line.

Jan 05, 2016, 18:45 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes letter to PM Modi, demands release of arrested fishermen

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes letter to PM Modi, demands release of arrested fishermen

Voicing concern over the arrest of Indian fishermen by Lankan Navy in the 'vicinity' of Katchatheevu, the Tamil Nadu government has once again raised the demand that India "retrieve" the islet from Sri Lanka.

Sep 23, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

33-feet-long whale carcass washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

The carcass of a 33-feet-long whale was washed up on the shores of a village beach near Tarangambadi in Nagapattinam district.

Aug 20, 2015, 15:57 PM IST

Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan fishermen, Rs 6 cr worth nets damaged

About 30 to 40 fishermen were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth Rs 6 crore and threw the catch into the sea, a fisheries department official said.

Jul 03, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

World Bank aided disaster management programme for tsunami-hit villages

A World Bank-funded disaster management and awareness programme was launched on Saturday in 50 coastal villages of Nagapattinam district, which were the worst hit by the December 2004 tsunami.

Jun 13, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

Tsunami-hit school becomes Tamil Nadu's first smart school

A Panchayat Union Middle School at Keechankuppam village in Nagapattinam district, which was ravaged by the tsunami on December 26,2004, has become Tamil Nadu's first government school to get a 'smart class' with internet facility.

Apr 12, 2015, 11:13 AM IST

Fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to bring back 87 boats

A total of 135 fishermen from various coastal hamlets in the state would leave from here for Sri Lanka on Sunday morning to bring back the 87 boats seized by the island nation in 2014, a fisheries department official said.

Mar 14, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

Tamil Nadu fishermen abducted by Lankan counterparts, released

Armed Sri Lankan fishermen abducted seven of their counterparts from Tamil Nadu early on Thursday off Kodiakarai allegedly for ransom but released them by evening, police here said.

Mar 05, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

'Cooperation between fishermen and Sri Lanka to be stressed'

India will stress the need for cooperation between fishermen of the country and Sri Lanka during visit of the President of the Island Nation Maithripala Sirisena next week, Union Minister of State Pon Radhakrishnan said on Thursday.

Feb 12, 2015, 18:40 PM IST