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Guests are seen standing behind the couple and there are also visuals of the inside of the aircraft with people sitting and enjoying the function.(ANI)

Tamil Nadu couple ties the knot in mid-air wedding, sparks mixed reactions

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 05:20 PM IST
The couple booked an entire chartered flight and flew from Madurai to Bengaluru while the wedding ceremony was held mid-air.
Former Union minister MK Alagiri addresses his supporters during a meeting in Madurai onSunday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Former Union minister MK Alagiri addresses his supporters during a meeting in Madurai onSunday.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘My supporters won’t let you become CM’: Alagiri warns sibling and DMK chief Stalin

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:01 AM IST
One of Alagiri’s loyalists who attended the meeting on condition of anonymity said that they were expecting the DMK to induct him back into the party.
On March 25, 2014, Karunanidhi, a five-time chief minister and one of the doyens of Dravidian politics, expelled Alagiri from the party in the middle of a succession battle, causing a split in the family.(PTI)
On March 25, 2014, Karunanidhi, a five-time chief minister and one of the doyens of Dravidian politics, expelled Alagiri from the party in the middle of a succession battle, causing a split in the family.(PTI)

Alagiri hints at launching a new party, says won’t work with DMK

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:24 AM IST
For decades, Tamil Nadu’s politics has been a witness to a sibling rivalry between Alagiri, who once oversaw the state’s southern districts for the party, and his younger brother MK Stalin, 67, who is now the DMK president and the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections slated for early 2021.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan will contest in the assembly elections due in early 2021 and losing the ‘battery-torch’ could be a setback for the party which has campaigned with this symbol.(PTI PHOTO.)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan will contest in the assembly elections due in early 2021 and losing the ‘battery-torch’ could be a setback for the party which has campaigned with this symbol.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kamal Haasan’s party MNM moves Madras HC, seeks battery-torch symbol

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:35 PM IST
MNM was allotted the battery-torch symbol only for Puducherry and failed to get it for Tamil Nadu. In the state, the symbol went to MGR Makkal Katchi for all 234 assembly constituencies.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palanisami(File photo for representation)
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palanisami(File photo for representation)

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palanisami announces aid of Rs 25 lakh each to fire officers who died in Madurai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 04:50 PM IST
A massive fire broke out at a shop in the Navabhathkana area of Tamil Nadu’s Madurai last night where at least two fire officers lost their lives in the line of duty. Two personnel sustained injuries during fight fighting.
The fire was caused by a series of explosions that took place inside the factory and severely damaged the structure, police said, according to a report in news agency PTI.(File photo for representation)
The fire was caused by a series of explosions that took place inside the factory and severely damaged the structure, police said, according to a report in news agency PTI.(File photo for representation)

5 dead, 3 injured in a fire at a firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Among the five victims that were killed in the fire, three were women. Many other workers managed to escape the factory in time, police added.
Jennifer, a 2nd-year college student from Madurai, wanted to improve her childhood interest in making handicrafts during the free time amid the Covid-19 outbreak.(Asian News International)
Jennifer, a 2nd-year college student from Madurai, wanted to improve her childhood interest in making handicrafts during the free time amid the Covid-19 outbreak.(Asian News International)

College student from Madurai creates handicraft items from waste amid Covid-19

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 05:27 PM IST
A college student from Madurai has used the Covid-19 induced lockdown to pursue her childhood interest in making handicrafts.
The image shows businessman Sethuraman from Madurai along with the statue of his wife.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows businessman Sethuraman from Madurai along with the statue of his wife.(Twitter/@ANI)

Madurai businessman puts up life-sized statue of wife at home after her death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The statue was made using fibre, rubber and special colours.
Premises of Meenakshi Amman temple being sanitized, in view of Covid-19, as All places of worship to reopen in the state from today.(ANI)
Premises of Meenakshi Amman temple being sanitized, in view of Covid-19, as All places of worship to reopen in the state from today.(ANI)

Unlock 4: Madurai’s Meenakshi Amman temple opens after 165 days

Chennai | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Several devotees queued up outside the temple while following social distancing norms to offer their prayers to the deity.
Tamil Nadu Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management RB Udhaya Kumar .(ANI)
Tamil Nadu Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management RB Udhaya Kumar .(ANI)

Make Madurai second capital of Tamil Nadu: Minister RB Udhaya Kumar

Madurai, Tamil Nadu | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:01 AM IST
“This will provide opportunities for economic growth, industrial development, employment growth. If Madurai is declared as the second capital, the southern districts will grow,” he added.
The image shows amilarasan, a tea seller in Alanganallur, Madurai feeding those in need.(Twitter/ANI)
The image shows amilarasan, a tea seller in Alanganallur, Madurai feeding those in need.(Twitter/ANI)

Tea seller in Madurai uses a part of his earnings to feed people in need amid Covid-19 crisis

Madurai, Tamil Nadi | By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Tamilarasan, a tea seller in Alanganallur, Madurai spends a part of his earnings to feed the poor and homeless people during these tough times.
Muniandiraja, a resident of Madurai’s Palamedu, said he sold his cow and had loaded it to his truck for transportation. However, the Bull could not bear the separation and followed the vehicle for about 1 km and attempting to stop it.(ANI photo)
Muniandiraja, a resident of Madurai’s Palamedu, said he sold his cow and had loaded it to his truck for transportation. However, the Bull could not bear the separation and followed the vehicle for about 1 km and attempting to stop it.(ANI photo)

Bull, cow reunited after a video of their affection goes viral in Madurai

Madurai | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 09:02 AM IST
A moving video of the bull circling the lorry, sticking his head in and finally running after the lorry carrying the cow which was sold by her owner in Palamedu surfaced online.
Pictures of the mask parottas are circulating all over social media.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)
Pictures of the mask parottas are circulating all over social media.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)

Mask Paraottas take social media by storm. Seen these yet?

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 11:02 AM IST
A restaurant in Madurai is making ‘mask parottas’in a bid to create awareness.
Poonamallee High Road wears a deserted look during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai, Sunday, July 5, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Poonamallee High Road wears a deserted look during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai, Sunday, July 5, 2020.(PTI Photo)

Chennai to open partially today after 17 days of intense lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:23 AM IST
The intense Covid-19 lockdown clamped from June 24 in Madurai city and several nearby areas, including Paravai town panchayat and a number of village panchayats, would continue till July 12.
With the Tamil Nadu government ramping up testing, 35,028 samples were tested on Friday, pushing the count to 12,70,720.(ANI PHOTO.)
With the Tamil Nadu government ramping up testing, 35,028 samples were tested on Friday, pushing the count to 12,70,720.(ANI PHOTO.)

Tamil Nadu crosses 1 lakh mark with fresh surge of 4,329 Covid-19 infections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 10:55 PM IST
Out of the 4,329 new cases, 2,082 patients were from capital city Chennai alone and the number of positive cases in the city has touched 64,689.
A silhouetted view of a flying eagle in the backdrop of the solar eclipse in the sky, in Chennai.(PTI)
A silhouetted view of a flying eagle in the backdrop of the solar eclipse in the sky, in Chennai.(PTI)

Cloudy skies obstruct solar eclipse in Chennai, parts of Tamil Nadu

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Jasra Afreen
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The eclipse was however partial in most parts of Tamil Nadu and many enthusiasts who managed to take photos of the rare phenomenon posted them on the social networking sites
M Nethra convinced her father to give Rs 5 lakh that he saved for her education to needy during the coronavirus lockdown.(ANI Photo)
M Nethra convinced her father to give Rs 5 lakh that he saved for her education to needy during the coronavirus lockdown.(ANI Photo)

Salon owner’s daughter chosen as UNADAP ‘Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor’

Chennai | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 02:00 PM IST
UNADAP said M Nethra, daughter of a salon owner in Madurai will be given the opportunity to speak at the United Nations (UN) conferences in New York and in Geneva addressing Civil Society forums and conferences.
The operating crew has been home quarantined for 14 days and we are in the process of notifying other passengers as per government guidelines, an IndiGo spokesperson said. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)
The operating crew has been home quarantined for 14 days and we are in the process of notifying other passengers as per government guidelines, an IndiGo spokesperson said. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)

IndiGo passenger who travelled on flight from Bengaluru tests Covid-19 positive

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 05:30 PM IST
The airline said that the infected passenger observed all precautionary measures including face mask, face shield and gloves, like other passengers on-board the aircraft.
Among the remedial measures suggested by the court includes a directive by the chief justices to make it mandatory for the court officers to furnish them a monthly list of cases in which judgements were not pronounced within a month from the date on which they were reserved(PTI)
Among the remedial measures suggested by the court includes a directive by the chief justices to make it mandatory for the court officers to furnish them a monthly list of cases in which judgements were not pronounced within a month from the date on which they were reserved(PTI)

Judiciary should urgently address the delays in cases

By Narasimhan Vijayaraghavan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2020 06:04 PM IST
With the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, cases have backed up in courts like never before. But the delays are not merely an issue of logistics
Huge crowd is seen at a vegetable market in Chennai on Saturday, after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announced complete lockdown in five cities.(PTI Photo)
Huge crowd is seen at a vegetable market in Chennai on Saturday, after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announced complete lockdown in five cities.(PTI Photo)

5 cities in Tamil Nadu under complete lockdown from today to check Covid-19 spread

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Till date, Tamil Nadu has 1,821 confirmed Covid-19 cases, according to Union health ministry data.
People gather outside the office of District Collector to get the E-pass for vehicles during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Madurai on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
People gather outside the office of District Collector to get the E-pass for vehicles during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Madurai on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Tamil Nadu declares complete lockdown in 5 cities, including Chennai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The five cities are: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tiruppur.
The CBI has arrested two persons for allegedly demanding bribe from former TDP MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao
The CBI has arrested two persons for allegedly demanding bribe from former TDP MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao

Two conmen demand bribe from ex-TDP MP by posing as senior officers; held

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 03:38 AM IST
This is the third such case recently where people have spoofed the landline number of the agency to demand bribe from suspects in a case probed by the agency.
Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide attack by a woman bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Dhanu, in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumpedur on May 21, 1991, during an election rally.(HT Archive)
Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide attack by a woman bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Dhanu, in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumpedur on May 21, 1991, during an election rally.(HT Archive)

Rajiv Gandhi case convict Ravichandran out on 15-day parole

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2020 05:28 PM IST
High court judges justice T Raja and justice B Pugazhendhi had directed the Tamil Nadu prisons department on Tuesday to allow Ravichandran to go on parole from January 10 to January 25.
The Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites.(NYT Photo)
The Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites.(NYT Photo)

Bomb squads ‘screen’ Madurai and Rameswaram temples, security hiked

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:21 PM IST
The Hindu temples at Madurai and Rameswaram are historic and are thronged by thousands of devotees every day.
Representatives(AFP)
Representatives(AFP)

In Tamil Nadu, schools, colleges in 6 districts to remain close due to heavy rain

Tamil Nadu | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 09:58 AM IST
According to the state government, schools and colleges in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Theni, Virudhunagar, Vellore and Ramanathapuram will remain shut today.
Total sales of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)- run retail outlets over three days including Deepavali (Sunday, October 27), has broken a new record. HT Photo)
Total sales of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)- run retail outlets over three days including Deepavali (Sunday, October 27), has broken a new record. HT Photo)

Tamil Nadu beats liquor sale target, earns 455 cr in three festive days

Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Total sales of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)- run retail outlets over three days including Deepavali (Sunday, October 27), has broken a new record. While the sales in 2018 was Rs 325 crore, this year it was Rs 455 crore.
Last year, TASMAC had earned Rs 325 crore during this holiday. The total sale during the Diwali season in 2017 was Rs 245 crore and Rs 265 crore in 2016.(Photo: Parveen Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Last year, TASMAC had earned Rs 325 crore during this holiday. The total sale during the Diwali season in 2017 was Rs 245 crore and Rs 265 crore in 2016.(Photo: Parveen Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Tamil Nadu exceeds liquor sales target to earn Rs 455 cr during Diwali holidays

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 07:58 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), which runs retail outlets, has broken a new record on these three days, including Diwali on October 27. Sources said the sale of liquor on October 25 was Rs 100 crore, Rs 183 crore on October 26 and Rs 172 crore on October 27.
Trichy police on Sunday visited Ganesan’s place in Vadipatti, Madurai.(CCTV PHOTO.)
Trichy police on Sunday visited Ganesan’s place in Vadipatti, Madurai.(CCTV PHOTO.)

Lalitha Jewellery heist: Fourth accused nabbed with jewels worth Rs 2 crore

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 07:08 AM IST
According to the police, the accused C Ganesan (35) was caught after a tip-off by Murugan (45), the mastermind behind the Lalitha Jewellery heist.
Leisure combined with spiritual journeys are growing with trips to destinations like Madurai, Rameshwaram, Dwarka, Pushkar, Mathura and Varanasi witnessing significant growth in 2019.(Unsplash)
Leisure combined with spiritual journeys are growing with trips to destinations like Madurai, Rameshwaram, Dwarka, Pushkar, Mathura and Varanasi witnessing significant growth in 2019.(Unsplash)

Indians prefer taking multiple short vacations through the year

Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Leisure combined with spiritual journeys are growing with trips to destinations like Madurai, Rameshwaram, Dwarka, Pushkar, Mathura and Varanasi witnessing significant growth in 2019.
Madras High Court.(PTI)
Madras High Court.(PTI)

Madras High Court dismisses plea seeking quashing of MBBS rank list

Madurai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 07:21 PM IST
Justice M Sundar of the court’s Madurai bench rejected the petitioners’ arguments that seats had not been allocated based on “nativity” certificate.
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