M Raghuram

Namakkal eggs turn costly amid water crisis

Namakkal district in Tamil Nadu is perhaps one of the top egg and poultry producers in the country if not in South East Asia as a whole. It has long been hailed as the "Egg Capital" of the country. Its thriving poultry industry has been a major source of income for the local communities,...

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Namakkal Eggs

Chennai, TN, the surfing capital of India

Surfing in Chennai and all of Tamil Nadu has seen a surge in popularity, captivating both locals and tourists along the state’s long and breathtaking coastline. The state's diverse range of surf spots cater to surfers of all levels, making it an enticing destination for anyone looking to ride...

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Chennai Surfing

TN BJP chief Annamalai a hit in Karnataka too

Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai after being appointed as the co-president of Karnataka BJP in poll-bound Karnataka, is making his presence felt in the state too. Annamalai has written to the Chief Justice of Tamil Nadu, Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, apprising him of the events that led...

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Poachers using Veerappan’s toolkit, say conservationists

Forest officials protecting the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border region have long forgotten the Veerappan era. But can they be so complacent as to allow minor poachers to grow into brigands that are difficult to deal with? A case in point is that of Karavadaiyan alias Raja, a 40-year-old suspected...

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How Karnataka says Mekedatu is win-win for TN also

Consider this scenario: The Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir built across the Cauvery river in Mandya district has only 97.91 feet of water against the usual level of 121 feet when the flow of Cauvery trickles down to a few hundred cusecs per day in December against a lakh and more cusecs...

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KRS dam

Cauvery in spate: Is just Mettur dam enough?

A bountiful monsoon resulting in with brimming rivers has underscored Tamil Nadu’s inadequate storage on the Cauvery. Following copious rains in Karnataka, the Stanley reservoir at Mettur dam is releasing 25,500 cusecs into the river course. It would have been a happy situation for Tamil Nadu...

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