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Updated January 28th, 2013, 10:32 AM IST

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Hidden 100: Small hill, big attraction

But for Mohammed Salim’s prodding, I would have never explored Sirumalai, the way it should be. A businessman and owner of a resort in Sirumalai, which is just 25 km from Dindigul, Salim is keen on promoting it as a summer getaway on the lines of Yercaud. He feels it has the potential to be […]


Girl child sex ratio at birth on the rise

The ‘Cradle Baby Scheme,’ the project of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha primarily to save the girl children, has led to an increase in the girl child sex ratio at birth (SRB) of 0 to 6 years in the State from 942 girls against 1,000 live male births in 2001 to 946 in 2011. Social […]


Bangalore-Nagercoil weekly Express to stop at 3 stations on experimental basis

The Railways today said that the Bangalore-Nagercoil weekly express would stop at Karur, Dindigul and Kovilpatti for six months from February 17 on an experimental basis. The first service from Bangalore will commence from Feb 16. A railway press release said the first service from Nagercoil would commence from February 18. It said the Bangalore-Nagercoil […]


Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth – The Times Of India

The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving eruption. The solar flare occurred at about 11pm EST (0400 GMT) on Sunday and will hit Earth with three different effects at three different times. The biggest issue is radiation, according […]


HC information eludes RTI applicant even after a year

Information sought under the Right to Information Act, 2005 from public authorities must be provided within 30 days as per the legislation. But even the Madras High Court does not seem to follow the time limit scrupulously as it had not provided information sought by an applicant even after one year since the application was […]


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