NAGAPATTINAM

  • Tamil Nadu: Three stranded fishermen rescued by Navy September 6, 2014

    Nagapattinam: Three fishermen stranded in the sea off the Vailankanni coast after their boat engine developed a snag were rescued by the Indian Navy personnel on Saturday. The trio from Pushpavanam hamlet in the district had ventured out to sea on September 5. While fishing off Vailankanni, their boat engine...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar counting on track record in tight race March 24, 2014

    Former Union Minister and the Congress candidate for the Mayiladuthurai Lok Sabha seat, Mani Shankar Aiyar strongly believes that the good work done by him as an MP for the constituency over the past two decades will fetch him a comfortable victory in the upcoming polls. At a time when Congress...
  • Jayalalithaa flays PM on TN fishermen issue March 6, 2014

    Stepping up attack against Congress-led UPA Government, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his hand shake with President Mahinda Rajapakse in Myanmar instead of a 'stern' message to stop the continuing arrests of Indian fishermen. Raising the twin issues of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen and the...
  • TN: Indian Coast Guard arrests 25 Lankan fishermen February 10, 2014

    Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen for trespassing into Indian waters in Nagapattinam. The Coast Guard has also seized five boats and 5000 kg fish. "Lankan fishermen had trespassed 48 nautical miles east off Velankanni," the Indian Coast Guard said. The Lankan fishermen have been handed...
  • Jaya asks PM to intervene to secure release of fishermen July 28, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's immediate intervention to secure the release and repatriation of 16 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who are languishing in a jail in Iran. In a letter to Singh, she said families of the fishermen, hailing from Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam and Kaniyakumari districts,...
  • Coast Guard averts clash between Indian and SL fishermen April 12, 2013

    Nagapattinam: Averting a possible clash between 46 fishermen, who ventured into the sea from the district, and their Sri Lankan counterparts near the IMBL, the Coast Guard rescued them and brought them back, officials said on Friday. The Nagapattinam fishermen were handed over to District Collector by the Coast Guard on...
  • Four Tamil fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy April 11, 2013

    Nagapattinam: Four fishermen from the district were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Navy personnel with wooden logs while they were fishing off Kodiakarai coast in a mechanised boat, official sources said here on Thursday. The fishermen, who went for fishing on Wednesday, returned on Thursday morning and have been admitted...
  • Coastal TN, AP brace for a cyclonic storm tomorrow October 30, 2012

    Chennai/Hyderabad: Coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh braced for a cyclonic storm that is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, as incessant rains hit normal life on Tuesday in Chennai. Authorities were put on high alert after a deep depression lying 500 km south east of Chennai intensified...
  • Cyclone Nilam live tweets: Power, communication to be hit October 30, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for Cyclone Nilam that is approaching the coast. The Met Department, which has issued a cyclone warning, says it is expected to hit the coastline on Wednesday afternoon or evening. "Cyclone Nilam will hit the area between Nellore and Nagapattinam by Wednesday...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Coastal districts of AP put on high alert October 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: Districts along the Bay of Bengal coast in Andhra Pradesh have been put on high alert as the deep depression that lay centred between Chennai and Nagapattinam is expected to turn into a cyclone by tomorrow. Heavy winds with a speed ranging from 4555 kmph are expected under the...
  • TN: Depression over Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains October 30, 2012

    Chennai: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, which would further intensify into a cyclonic storm, on Tuesday brought heavy rains in many parts of Tamil Nadu, especially in coastal areas, prompting the government to declare a holiday for schools. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and Villupuram received heavy rains in the...
  • Cyclone fear looms over TN after depression in Bay of Bengal October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A major cyclone fear looms over Tamil Nadu after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, the Met office in Chennai said on Monday. "There is no cyclone alert. However, if the depression intensifies, it could turn into a cyclone," the Met office said. Heavy rains have been...
  • Couple who lost kids now parents to many orphans March 13, 2012

    Nagapattinam: A couple lost all their three chilren in the 2004 tsunami. But in sorrow the couple, Parmeshwaran and Chudamani, found a new reason to live when they reached out to the many children who were orphaned by the same tsunami in Nagappatinam. Today 26 children can dream of a...
  • TN bypolls: CPIM joins hands with DMDK February 24, 2012

    Nagapattinam: CPIM's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday said it would support the DMDK in the March 18 Assembly byelection to the Sankarankoil constituency. The party had decided to support the DMDK since the AIADMK government has not measured up to the expectations of the people, CPIM state secretary G Ramakrishnan...
  • TN bypolls: CPIM joins hands with DMDK February 24, 2012

    Nagapattinam: CPIM's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday said it would support the DMDK in the March 18 Assembly byelection to the Sankarankoil constituency. The party had decided to support the DMDK since the AIADMK government has not measured up to the expectations of the people, CPIM state secretary G Ramakrishnan...
  • Lankan Navy releases fishermen January 25, 2012

    Nagapattinam: The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday released 42 fishermen arrested by it for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary Line, a senior Fisheries Department official said in Nagapattinam. The fishermen from Keechankuppam and Arucottuthurai hamlets in the district who ventured into the sea on Sunday, were arrested off the...
  • Lankan Navy captures 42 Indian fishermen January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: At least 42 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam were captured by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized 6 boats. The fishermen had allegedly strayed into the Sri Lankan waters. The Navy spokesperson Kosala Warnakulasuriya said some 42 fishermen on board six trawlers...
  • Cyclone Ward to cross TN coast on Sunday night December 13, 2009

    Chennai: Cyclone Ward is likely to cross Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Nagapattinam around night on Sunday, the Indian Meteorological Department said. The cyclone, currently centred around 400 km from Nagapattinam, is expected to move in a West Southwesterly direction and cross North Sri Lanka around noon on Sunday. "It will...
  • School van accident in TN; 9 students and 1 teacher dead December 3, 2009

    Chennai: Nine schoolchildren and their teacher were killed on Thursday when their van plunged into a deep pond in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district. The van, which was carrying 25 children from the Devi Nursery School, slipped off the road and fell into a 15ft deep pond near in Katripullam village near...