Nagapattinam

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar counting on track record in tight race 24-03-2014 12:08 PM

    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...
  • Jayalalithaa flays PM on TN fishermen issue 06-03-2014 06:12 PM

    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...
  • TN: Indian Coast Guard arrests 25 Lankan fishermen 10-02-2014 09:48 AM

    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...
  • Jaya asks PM to intervene to secure release of fishermen 28-07-2013 12:52 PM

    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...
  • Coast Guard averts clash between Indian and SL fishermen 12-04-2013 01:47 PM

    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...
  • Four Tamil fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy 11-04-2013 12:17 PM

    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 30-10-2012 08:01 PM

    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 30-10-2012 02:08 PM

    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 30-10-2012 12:06 PM

    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 45-55 kmph are expected under the...
  • TN: Depression over Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains 30-10-2012 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Cyclone fear looms over TN after depression in Bay of Bengal 30-10-2012 07:39 AM

    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...