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Study reveals cooking with wood may cause lung damage(Twitter/CharlotteFive)

Chronic exposures to biomass fuel emissions or cooking with wood may cause lung damage

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Cooking with biomass, such as wood or dried brush, damages lungs and has been found to create pollutants that are a major contributor to the estimated 4 million deaths a year from household air pollution-related illness.
Jyotika was last seen in Tamil legal drama Ponmagal Vandhal.
Jyotika was last seen in Tamil legal drama Ponmagal Vandhal.

Jyotika donates Rs 25 lakh and medical equipment to Tanjore government hospital

By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Not long ago, Jyotika was criticized for her comments on the poor maintenance of Tanjore government hospital.
India has asked the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to return a 15th century bronze statue of Tamil poet Tirumankai Alvar(Ashmolean Museum/Twitter)
India has asked the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to return a 15th century bronze statue of Tamil poet Tirumankai Alvar(Ashmolean Museum/Twitter)

India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 12:11 AM IST
The museum, which bought the statue in a London auction in 1967, informed the Indian high commission in December that new research questioned its provenance. Indian officials thanked the museum for alerting the mission.
An undisclosed income of Rs 700 crore was detected in a search and seizure operation in Tamil Nadu.(Bloomberg photo)
An undisclosed income of Rs 700 crore was detected in a search and seizure operation in Tamil Nadu.(Bloomberg photo)

Rs 700 crore undisclosed income found during raids in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:59 PM IST
The search conducted by the Income Tax Department was launched early on Tuesday at 55 premises in various places of the state, including Chennai, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, and also in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
Ranjith, during a public event in Thanjavur last week, had said that Raja Raja Chola had taken over lands owned by Dalits in the Cauvery-delta-region and given it away to temples.(HT Photo)
Ranjith, during a public event in Thanjavur last week, had said that Raja Raja Chola had taken over lands owned by Dalits in the Cauvery-delta-region and given it away to temples.(HT Photo)

Noted Tamil director Pa Ranjith booked for comments against Chola king

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Hindu Makkal Katchi - a Hindu nationalist party active in Tamil Nadu - had filed the complaint against Ranjith.
Rahman hails from Othakkadai area of Madurai.(Muji Rahman / Facebook)
Rahman hails from Othakkadai area of Madurai.(Muji Rahman / Facebook)

Tamil Nadu youth arrested for objectionable pics with Thanjavur sculptures

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 02:46 PM IST
Rahman’s Facebook post enraged devotees and historians alike, complaints also poured in from other sections of the society following which Trichy Cantonment police booked a case against Rahman.
In a region that has prided itself as the granary of Tamil lands for at least 2,000 years, agriculture remains central to the economy. But farmers claim their condition hasn’t been worse in living memory.(HT Photo)
In a region that has prided itself as the granary of Tamil lands for at least 2,000 years, agriculture remains central to the economy. But farmers claim their condition hasn’t been worse in living memory.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Tamil Nadu, BJP’s strategy is up against farm anger

Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu | By TR Vivek
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 07:12 AM IST
If in the past, the party was up against voter indifference to its brand of politics and a relatively weak organization in the state, in 2019, despite an alliance with the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the BJP faces outright anger.
Income Tax officials last week seized the cash from a godown that allegedly belonged to DMK leader Poonjolai Srinivasan, a close aide of party treasurer Durai Murugan. The officials are investigating the source of the money.(HT Photo)
Income Tax officials last week seized the cash from a godown that allegedly belonged to DMK leader Poonjolai Srinivasan, a close aide of party treasurer Durai Murugan. The officials are investigating the source of the money.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Polling in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore may be scrapped after cash haul

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Income Tax officials last week seized the cash from a godown that allegedly belonged to DMK leader Poonjolai Srinivasan, a close aide of party treasurer Durai Murugan. The officials are investigating the source of the money.
Tamil Nadu will vote in a single phase on April 18.(HT Photo)
Tamil Nadu will vote in a single phase on April 18.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Thanjavur set for a three-cornered battle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 02:27 PM IST
The AIADMK has given the Thanjavur seat to its ally Tamil Maanila Congress. NR Natarajan is the candidate of the GK Vasan led party. The DMK has fielded former union minister SS Palanimanickam who won the seat in 2009.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also dedicated 12 passport Seva Kendras.(Twitter/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also dedicated 12 passport Seva Kendras.(Twitter/ANI)

PM Modi lays foundation for AIIMS in Tamil Nadu

Madurai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2019 12:54 PM IST
He also unveiled super-speciality blocks at state-run medical colleges in Madurai, Thanjavur and Tirunelveli through video conference facility.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an event to launch civic projects worth Rs 2,980 crore in Agra on Jan 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an event to launch civic projects worth Rs 2,980 crore in Agra on Jan 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)

BJP banks on Narendra Modi’s visit to Tamil Nadu and Kerala today to increase footprints in South India

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 08:04 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai today and inaugurate super speciality blocks at Rajaji, Thanjavur and Tirunelveli medical colleges as the BJP focuses on increasing its footprints in the south.
Brihadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur(Twitter/Live History India)
Brihadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur(Twitter/Live History India)

Madras high court stays Art of Living event at Unesco heritage temple

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 11:16 PM IST
The two-day meditation programme titled “Unveiling Infinity” was scheduled to begin around 2 pm on December 7. Large and spacious tents with all paraphernalia were put up along the main temple wall where AOL founder Sri Sri Ravishankar was slated to address participants.
Pedestrians walk with umbrellas during heavy rain in Chennai on November 21, 2018.(AFP)
Pedestrians walk with umbrellas during heavy rain in Chennai on November 21, 2018.(AFP)

School, colleges closed amid heavy rain prediction in Chennai

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 09:26 AM IST
Cyclone Gaja, which slammed the coastal areas of the southern state on Friday last week, claimed 45 lives and damaged over one lakh houses and uprooted lakhs of trees and thousands of electric poles in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai among other districts in the region.
Fishing boats docked at a fishing harbor as a part of precautionary measures in view of cyclonic storm 'Gaja', in Chennai.(PTI Photo)
Fishing boats docked at a fishing harbor as a part of precautionary measures in view of cyclonic storm 'Gaja', in Chennai.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Gaja set to hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; school, colleges shut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 11:48 AM IST
Cyclone Gaja centred over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday night.
The IMD’s bulletin also warned that the gale winds and rain could damage huts, rooftops and power and communication lines besides uprooting trees and causing havoc to paddy fields and other crops as well as orchards.(AP)
The IMD’s bulletin also warned that the gale winds and rain could damage huts, rooftops and power and communication lines besides uprooting trees and causing havoc to paddy fields and other crops as well as orchards.(AP)

With 15 disaster response teams, Tamil Nadu geared up to face cyclone Gaja

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 04:17 PM IST
With eight national disaster response force teams and seven squads from the state counterparts, Tamil Nadu is all geared up to face the onslaught of cyclone ‘Gaja’.
Fishermen who are in the deep sea have been advised to return to the coast while coastal hutment dwellers will be moved to safer places by the local authorities. Other people in affected areas have been asked to stay indoors.(Vivek Nair / HT Archive)
Fishermen who are in the deep sea have been advised to return to the coast while coastal hutment dwellers will be moved to safer places by the local authorities. Other people in affected areas have been asked to stay indoors.(Vivek Nair / HT Archive)

As cyclone Gaja advances, IMD issues red warning for 7 Tamil Nadu districts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2018 10:13 PM IST
According to the warning, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts are likely to receive “extremely heavy rainfall” (in excess of 20 cm) on Thursday.
According to the prosecution, Ramayan, a farmer from Orathanadu, had befriended the 11-year-old girl and raped her.(Picture for representation)
According to the prosecution, Ramayan, a farmer from Orathanadu, had befriended the 11-year-old girl and raped her.(Picture for representation)

64-year-old man in Tamil Nadu awarded double life term for raping girl, passing on sexual disease

Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 05:17 PM IST
A court in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu has awarded a double life term to a 64-year-old man for raping a girl, who contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) following the incident in 2012.
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