Madurai Temple Fire

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Fire Breaks Out During Madurai's Santhana Mariyamman Temple Festival: Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu's Madurai, during the celebrations of annual Santhana Mariyamman temple festival, a fire broke out. The fire gutted the temporary sheds, shops and vehicles. The sheds were laid to provide shelter to thousands of devotees that attend. Reportedly, no casualties were reported, and the fire was caused due to bursting of crackers. The Santhana Mariyamman temple festival takes place once a year, and is celebrated for a week.

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 09:42 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: fire crackers, Santhana Mariyamman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Fire at Temple

Courtesy: ANI

Fire officials at Tamil Ndu temple festival fire

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Fire Breaks Out During Temple Festival In Tamil Nadu's Madurai; Zero Casualties Reported

During the annual Santhana Mariamman temple festival in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, a fire broke out on June 8. Temporary structures, stores, and automobiles were destroyed by the fire. The devotees were able to get away from the fire. The fire was caused by the exploding of crackers, as per the fire department officials. The fire was eventually contained. There were no fatalities recorded. 

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 02:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Fire, Santhana Mariamman temple festival, Tamil Nadu, Madurai, temple

Courtesy: ANI

Jallikattu Competition

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2nd Day Jallikattu Competition Underway In Tamil Nadu's Palamedu Area

Amid rising cases of Covid-19, the Jallikattu competition began in the Palamedu area of Madurai district in Tamil Nadu on January 15. Hundreds of people gathered on the second day of the bull-taming sport, Jallikattu. Earlier on January 14, health officials informed that 80 injuries were reported. The Tamil Nadu government had allowed 300 bulls and 150 spectators for the competition. The Jallikattu competition is conducted at the Pongal… read-more

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 - 10:02 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu, Palamedu, Madurai, Bull Taming

Courtesy: ANI

Madurai Potter

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Madurai Potters Suffer Due To Intermittent Rains: Tamil Nadu

The work of Madurai Potters of making earthen pots has been severely affected due to intermittent rainfall ahead of Pongal in Tamil Nadu. "It delayed the process of making pots and now we are unable to meet the demand," a potter said. In the last few years, many potters have changed their profession and taken up work in alternative industries. Notably, Pongal festival is dedicated to the Sun God.

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 03:47 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Pongal, Potters, Earthen Pots, Madurai

Courtesy: ANI

Omicron Testing

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Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore Start Compulsory Testing Of Passengers Arriving From 'At Risk' Countries

Compulsory testing of passengers arriving from 11 "at risk" countries of new Covid-19 variant, Omicron has started in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore. The 11 countries, as informed by Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia are UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, New Zealand, Hong… read-more

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 12:31 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, omicron, Covid-19 Test

Courtesy: ANI

Rakesh-Dakshina onboard their wedding-plane.

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TN: Couple Books Entire Flight To Get Married Amid COVID Curbs

Amid the COVID-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu, a Madurai-based couple's wedding has gone viral as they conducted their marriage ceremony onboard a passenger flight. The couple - Rakesh and Dakshina - had booked an entire two-hour Madurai to Bangalore flight that hosted 161 guests. Interestingly, they tied the knot exactly when their airplane flew past over the Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai.

Mon, 24 May 2021 - 04:04 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Madurai, Bangalore, Wedding, Flight

Courtesy: India .com

Representational image

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Madurai: NIA Raids 4 Locations For FB Post Propagating ISIS Beliefs

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on May 16 conducted raids at four different locations in Madurai pertaining to radical and inappropriate posts on Facebook by a user Mohammad Iqbal. The police have recovered laptop, hard disks, mobile phones, memory cards, SIMs, and extremist documents in the search. Reportedly, the suspect belonged to Hizb-Ut- Tahrir and was popularizing ISIS ideologies on Facebook. Earlier, Iqbal was arrested on… read-more

Mon, 17 May 2021 - 03:03 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: NIA, ISIS, Madurai, Facebook

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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TN Polls: Candidate Promises Helicopters, Trip To Moon

In a bizarre bid to win votes,  a 33-year-old independent candidate Thulam Saravanan from Tamil Nadu is promising a mini helicopter, Rs 1 crore, gold, and a three-storey house to voters. Contesting elections from Madurai south constituency, the candidate promises a trip to the moon. Interestingly, the journalist-turned-politician made such huge promises to raise awareness about politicians making elections money luring scheme and not focusing… read-more

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 05:40 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Elections, Indian Politics, Madurai

Courtesy: NDTV

Garbage Bin

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Madurai Corporation Endeavouring Garbage Bin Free City

The Public Health Department of Madurai Corporation is endeavouring a brand-new approach to rid the city of garbage bins. By strategically employing existing resources like light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and tricycles, the corporation aims to collect door-to-door household wastes in the shortest span with limited manpower. Besides, the compiled waste would be deposited at the nearest Micro Composting Centers (MCCs) to facilitate proper… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 07:57 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Madurai, garbage free, segregation, LCV, MCCs

J Suresh

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Tamil Nadu Govt To Award Madurai Loco Pilot Who Saved 1,500 Lives

Tamil Nadu government on January 26 will award the Anna Gallantry Award to Madurai-based loco pilot who saved over 1,500 lives. Reportedly, on November 18, J Suresh applied emergency breaks of the Vaigai Express after noticing stone pieces on the railway track. This emergency response had saved the lives of more than 1,500 passengers.  Belonging to the Southern Division of the Indian Railways, the pilot will be awarded by Chief Minister… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 12:55 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Chennai, Anna Gallantry Award, Madurai, Republic Day 2021