Master Shipyard builds vessels for TN fishermen

Chennai: The keel-laying ceremony of deep-sea fishing vessels (tuna long liner-cum-gill netter deep sea fishing boats) to be built by Master Shipyard Pvt Ltd for fishermen of Tamilnadu under the aegis of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu, envisaged by the ‘Blue Revolution Scheme’ of the Government of India, took place recently at the Edakochi Yard of the company. Each of the boats, that cost around Rs 80

Young girl dies at PHC, relatives stage road roko

Chennai: A 12-year-old student, Mahalakshmi, from Kammapuram in Cuddalore district, died in a primary health centre allegedly due to non-availability of a doctor.  The girl, who was at school, fell unconscious in class. She was immediately taken to the PHC at Kammapuram where there was allegedly no doctor to diagnose her condition and treat her. She is said to have died due to lack of medical assistance. Following this, the relatives

Vaiko: NEET a planned conspiracy against Tamils

Coimbatore: NEET examination is a ‘planned conspiracy’ by the Central government, said MDMK leader Vaiko. Addressing the media here at the Coimbatore airport, Vaiko said, “A lot of world-famous doctors who studied in schools of Tamilnadu are serving across the globe in countries like Australia, England, and USA. They did not take up examinations like NEET.” He also remarked that Tamilnadu that tops in Plus-Two pass percentage of 91 per cent,

What does Pratheeba's suicide note convey?

Chennai: “How many times can I bear failure?” was one of the last statements in the note she had penned hours before she committed suicide after being unsuccessful in clearing NEET twice. Pratheeba, a 19-year-old medical aspirant, had written an emotional suicide note to her father in which she has conveyed her apologies to her family. But the note is also an eye-opener to society also to know the pain

Sterlite closure causes monthly loss of $210 mn: CEO

New Delhi: Mining giant Vedanta faces a potential revenue loss to the tune of $210 million per month due to closing of operations at its smelter unit at Tuticorin, a top company official has said. The State government had directed the Pollution Control Board to seal Vedanta group’s copper plant and shut it down ‘permanently’ following violent protests during which 13 people were killed in police firing. Every month the

Man accused in fake currency case surrenders

Coimbatore: The main accused in a case of seizure of fake currency with a face value of Rs 1.18 crore surrendered before a local court here, police said. Sundar surrendered before the 7th judicial magistrate here yesterday, even as a special police team had gone to Kerala in search of him, they said. He was remanded to custody till 20 June and lodged in the central jail here. Two persons