While 1,986 Sri Lankan refugees returned to their country from the refugee camps in Tamil Nadu this year, about 4,000 more are getting ready to return, waiting for the ferry services to resumes, said Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner to India Vadivel Krishnamoorthy. The High Commissioner told Times of India...
The Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu has banned borewells in the district, to prevent landslides and further depletion of groundwater aquifers. The district administration has also decided to tighten regulations surrounding construction projects in the district. “Illegal constructions are increasing on a daily basis in the Nilgiris. The district has been...
Tirunelveli district administration has set up a “Wall of Kindness” (Anbusuvar in Tamil) at the compound of the collector’s office. The wall will have shelves where the district administration will place used items such as books, clothes and even slippers that people donate in its name. Poor and needy can...
Indian scientists who found how cancer cells die under microgravity conditions in the outer space hopes to use this to develop new drugs in the future. The scientists at the IIT Madras found that cultured colorectal cancer cell  dies within 48 hours of microgravity conditions because of apoptosis. The conditions...
A team of researchers are growing an island back to its form, off the Tuticorin coast in Tamil Nadu, in the Gulf of Mannar. The team from IIT Madras has been able to make the Vaan Island grow from 1.5284 hectares in December 2015 to 1.6454 hectares using artificial reefs,...
Many decades after it was deserted following a natural disaster, Dhanushkodi is set to get public transport connectivity. The Tamil Nadu Transport department has commenced trial runs of buses to the place. After the Prime Minister inaugurated a road to the ghost town, long abandoned after the devastating cyclone hit...
The Water Resources Department (WRD) in Tamil Nadu will construct artificial recharge structures across various river basins in the State, to boost groundwater recharge and to prevent the floodwater draining into sea. To be a project under the Green Climate Fund, the department will construct about 177 structures including check...
The National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) may set up its new malaria research centre on the Coimbatore Medical College (CMC) campus. A team from Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) is visiting the area to assess the feasibility. "Though Nimr is setting up the institute, the Centre has proposed a Centre...
The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research will use 3D printing technology in complex surgeries. The institute at Pondicherry expects the new 3D printer it has acquired to help surgeons perform complex surgeries in a safer and more accurate manner. The printer will be used in instances such as...
It's a successful example of a community solving civic issues at Athappagoundur panchayat in Coimbatore. The residents of the panchayat took up the task of disposing piled up garbage on the streets five years ago, and today most of the Panchayath is garbage free, according to a report by The...

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