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TN to actively support textile industry

As Tamil Nadu is increasingly dependent on other states for raw material supply of cotton owing to deficit production here, the state government has proposed to play the role of a “facilitator” and “c

Summer rush: Record footfalls at Kumari memorials

The memorials for the two savants — Swamy Vivekananda and Tiruvalluvar — in the mid sea off the coast of Kanyakumari, have registered over 4.25 lakh footfalls this summer.

Both the memorials, which

Monument status for Mahabs temple

The Archaeological Survey of India proposes to notify the ancient Sthalasayana Perumal temple, Mahabalipuram, as a monument of national importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites

Urbanised Mint Street loses heritage sheen


It is known as the hub for wholesales, retailers, importers and exporters of all kinds of goodies, naturally attracting people for the variety of commodities and affordable prices.

This highly conges

Marriage delayed? TN offers temple tours

Is your marriage getting delayed for some reason or the other? Then it is time to visit eleven temples in Tamil Nadu where special poojas are offered to remove the obstacle and pave way for blissful w

BJP hard on DMK, soft on AIADMK

For a political party that had never been at the helm of state affairs or ever sat in the Opposition, organising a mammoth conference of a magnitude that could suit the budget and manpower resources o

State puts safety mechanism in place to avert mishaps

The Hindu religious and charitable endowments department has proposed to put in place a strict safety mechanism to avert mishaps during the conduct of car festivals at the temples in future.

“While r

Tiruvottiyur temple to get chariot

The colourfully decorated wooden cars (chariots) with mythological images engraved on them are vital for the conduct of the car festivals at temples.

However, the Sri Thiyagaraja Swamy temple in Ti

Pallava, Kalinga touch to Iskcon temple off ECR


Spread over 1.5 acres at Akkarai village at Sholin-ganallur off ECR near here, the 50-foot high spectacular Sri Sri Radha Krishna temple, consecrated on Thursday morning, is a dream come true after ov

Ramanujar birthplace on tourism map

Not many may be aware that Sriperumbudur is the birthplace of the Vaishnavite saint Sri Ramanujar. Many may remember Sriperumbudur as the place where the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed.

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