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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.

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.

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.

Sri Lankan Navy frees four Indian fishermen

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Fasting DMDK MLA arrested; shifted to hospital

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam MLA, R Arulselvan, who is an on indefinite fast since Tuesday, was arrested on Thursday and admitted to the Government hospital here as his health condition worsened, police said.

Tamil Nadu pays homage to tsunami victims

People along Tamil Nadu's coastal districts affected by the 2004 tsunami paid tearful homage to the thousands who were swallowed by the killer wave on this day 10 years ago.

Christmas celebrated with fervour in Tamil Nadu

Christmas was celebrated with usual gaiety and fervour in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

Barge sinks in sea: Seven workers rescued, engineer missing

An engineer was missing after a barge carrying 60 tonnes of essential commodities and diesel to a ship engaged in exploration activities off Nagapattinam coast sank in the sea, Coast Guard officials said.

IN parties to hold 'road, rail roko' on Nov 29 on dam issue

Nagapattinam: Participants at a meeting convened by the DMK party in the district today have decided to hold road and rail blockades in Nagapattinam district on November 29 to protest against Karnataka Government's proposal to build two dams at Mekedattu across river Cauvery.

Lankan navy hands over Indian fishermen to Coast Guard

Sri Lankan navy on Thursday handed over 94 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by them to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line, police said.