J.V. Siva Prasanna Kumar

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Presidency set for 175-yr fete


But for the name board, the majestic edifice facing the Marina beach is often construed as an impressive building reminiscent of the British era.

As one enters the premises, the spacious wooden stai

Meghamalai set to lure visitors

Meghamalai hills, which form part of the vibrant Western Ghats in Theni district, will see more infrastructure development for the benefit of tourists and nature lovers.

About Rs 5 crore has been se

2 mid-sea fish processing units on cards

The state government has initiated the process of establishing two mid-sea fish processing units with a carrier mother vessel each to be stationed in the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. This is the fi

Classic indigenous sarees get a thumbs up


It is the ideal pick for this summer. The stunning array of cotton sarees at the Co-optex showrooms here, with prices suiting everyone’s budget, promises comfort and elegance.

The city has emerged a

Suyamvaram for disabled in districts


Suyamvarams for the differently-abled are likely to become a regular feature and will be taken to their doorsteps, well almost, if a plan by the Tamil Nadu Differently Abled Welfare Association (TNDAW

Abandoned temple comes alive

The nondescript Keelapattu village near here is witnessing a flurry of activities and has grabbed the attention of authorities.

This transformation came after people mobilised funds and renovated th

Aavin to meet city’s milk needs

Chennaiites may not be affected by the non-availability of milk if a plan by the state-owned Aavin to produce more than two lakh litres milk additionally soon materialises.

Aavin, which has three dai

Export of spices touches a new high

It literally spices up the cuisine and not a day passes by without using them. And the increase in consumption, compared to previous year, has brought cheers to growers and officials. For the first t

Caste no bar for disabled to marry

The April 2011 Suyamvaram had become an instant hit and had sent out a message that caste and religion were no barriers when it came to tying the knot.

Enthused by the results, the Tamil Nadu Differ

Past perfect future tense


Rapid development has taken a toll on heritage buildings and data on the exact number of heritage buildings remains unclear.

This is more so as monuments are protected by the Archaeological Survey of

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