Madurai: News

10 Apr 2024


5 killed in road accident near Madurai

Five people were killed in an accident on the Virudhunagar-Madurai highway in Sivarakottai near Tirumangalam, early on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu: ED officer arrested for taking Rs. 20L bribe

Tamil Nadu's Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) arrested a senior Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer in Dindigul for allegedly accepting Rs. 20 lakh bribe from a government doctor on Friday.

03 Oct 2023


Exploring India's ancient towns and their timeless charm

Ancient civilizations have left behind signs of their presence in the shape of towns and communities that have withstood the test of time, weaving their threads into India's rich tapestry of history.

05 Sep 2023


Must-buy souvenirs from your trip to Madurai

When you are in Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, don't forget to do some awesome souvenir shopping.

26 Aug 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 10 dead, 20 injured in massive train fire

At least 10 people have lost their lives, while over 20 were injured after a massive fire broke out inside a stationary train compartment at the Madurai Railway Station in Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning.

17 Jun 2023

Tamil Nadu

TN: BJP condemns leader's arrest over alleged fake news tweet

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state secretary in Tamil Nadu, SG Suryah, was arrested on Friday for allegedly spreading fake news about a sanitation worker's death in Madurai, reported NDTV.

07 Feb 2023

Madras High Court

Victoria Gowri sworn-in as Madras-HC judge, SC junks challenge petitions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea seeking to prevent Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri (49) from taking oath as an additional Madras High Court judge.

27 Dec 2022


Actor Siddharth alleges harassment by 'CRPF personnel' at Madurai airport

Tamil actor Siddharth has never shied away from standing up against unjust issues and is one of the most outspoken celebrities.

27 Jan 2019


Madurai: PM Modi lays foundation for AIIMS, amid Twitter war

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for an AIIMS in Madurai, as hundreds of thousands of Tamil Nadu residents took to Twitter to voice their protest against PM Modi's arrival.

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.

Long-sleeves cut, nose-pin removed: NEET aspirants undergo heavy-security checks

Over 1.33 million students are appearing for National Entrance Eligibility Test [NEET] on Sunday.

14 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu

Madurai: Prayer homes of Pentecostal Church attacked at 2 areas

Prayer homes of the Pentecostal church were attacked at two places in Madurai, allegedly by members of the Hindu Munnani.

04 Mar 2018


Policeman on duty at Jayalalithaa's memorial commits suicide

A 28-year old policeman posted on duty at the memorial of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa here allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself today, police said.

27 Sep 2017

News Channels

News website faces threats over Madurai temple half-naked girls' story

Coimbatore-based news website, Covai Post, published a story on the bizarre, "ancient" ritual performed in a temple in Madurai's Vellalur involving half-naked girls.

SC asks CBSE to declare NEET results by 26 June

The SC stayed the Madras HC order and directed the CBSE board to declare the NEET 2017 results by 26 June.

08 Dec 2016


Amma rests in "peace", thanks to TN Police's 24x7 security

The anticipated "extreme reactions" that were expected to follow the announcement of Jayalalithaa's death did not happen.

12 Aug 2016

New Jersey

UN to issue stamp to commemorate MS Subbulakshmi's birth centenary

In a statement, India's Permanent Mission to the UN said that the UN Postal Administration will issue a stamp to honour the legacy of India's Carnatic music legend M.S. Subbulakshmi to mark her birth centenary, which falls on 16th September.