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18 fireworks unit sheds destroyed


Madurai: In all, 200 workers had a narrow escape when a major explosion occurred at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district on Thursday. Though no casualty or injury was

A day with doughty Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir is no ordinary member of the pack of IPL millionaires. He has a mind of his own and he does not mind speaking it. Spending a day with him in Chennai-Madurai on his visit to a couple of

Signal defect delays trains at Madurai

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Chennai: Seven trains running between Madurai and Egmore ran late by around 3 hours owing to signal defect at Madurai on Sunday. All Chennai-bound trains were stranded at the station due to the techn

Unruly behaviour in court, Vijaykanth granted bail


Madurai: DMDK leader Vijaykanth was granted bail on Thursdasy here in a case registered against him in connection with unruly behaviour during his appearance in a court in Kanyakumari district on Jul

Move to have Hindi signboards in Madurai backfires

Madurai: In a state which saw fierce anti- Hindi stir in the 1960s, the Madurai district administration has been forced to drop its latest move to have signboards in Hindi along with Tamil and Englis

3 more deaths trigger tension in madurai

The toll in the petrol bomb attack on a group of persons returning fr­om Pasumpon village af­t­er paying tribute to Mu­­thuramalinga Thev­ar du­ring his jayanthi rose to six with three more yo­uth suc

Engineer killed for running his car over pet dog

An engineer was stabbed to death by an owner of a dog for running his car over his pet in Karaikudi in Sivagangai district.

Balasubramanian, 37, a civil engineer and DMK former youth wing deputy orga

Lotus conclave in Madurai Thursday


Welcome to Thamarai Sangamam — The Grand Lotus Congregation, says the web message inviting people to participate in the two-day BJP conclave in Madurai, beginning Thursday.

The conference venue on ri

Security scare ahead of BJP meet


A low-intensity bomb kept in a box attached to a bicycle that was tethered to the grill compound of Sree Ram temple at Anna Nagar, Madurai, went off early Tuesday morning, causing a security scare, ah

Madurai collector summons Alagiri


With the Madras high court granting liberty to Madurai collector U. Sagayam to issue fresh summons to Union minister M.K. Alagiri and his family members, the former has issued a show cause notice agai

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