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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GI tag for Vellore thorny brinjal, Ramnad rotund chilli

In recognition of Tamil Nadu’s indigenous varieties of brinjal and chillies, the thorny brinjal of Vellore and the rotund chilli of Ramanathapuram have been given the geographical indication or GI tag. ‘Mullu kaththarikaai’ (thorny brinjal) is endemic to Vellore district. It is different from...

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GI Tag

Remembering Vani Jairam — a tribute

Three persons uniquely placed to speak about singer Vani Jairam, who passed away recently, pay tribute to the great singer through Of these one is Rajkumar Bharathi who has sung many songs with Vaniji in various languages. The second is M V S Prasad who retired as Director of Press...

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Vani Jairam

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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