Former Minister N. Selvaraj, 75, who was ailing for some time, passed away in Tiruchi on Tuesday. An engineer by profession, Selvaraj, served as Forest Minister in the DMK government from 2006-11 after being elected from the Musiri constituency. Earlier, he was elected as MP from the Tiruchi LS constituency in 1980. Although Selvaraj had been serving as district secretary in DMK, he went along with Vaiko when the latter launched the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in 1994. He returned to the DMK a few years later. He joined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in 2016 after being denied the DMK ticket to contest from Manachanallur Assembly constituency.
The DRI has arrested five Hong Kong-bound foreign nationals at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out of India nearly half-a-million USD, officials said on Saturday. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the enforcement arm of the Central Board of Indirect Tax and Customs (CBIC), on Wednesday intercepted the five passengers, all from […]
The 6th Asia Pacific Congress of Sericulture and Insect Biotechnology (ASPERI-2019), which began in Mysuru on Saturday, will delve into the scope for using silkworm and silk in frontier areas like industrial, pharmaceutical and nutritional sectors. Substantial R and D activities in this field were already being undertaken in different laboratories across the globe considering […]
Several parts of Tiruvannamalai district and a few places in Vellore district experienced heavy downpour on Tuesday night and Wednesday early morning. In particular, Kilpennathur received 68 mm rainfall, Kaveripakkam 55.4 mm, and Chetpet recorded 50.8 mm of rain during the 24-hour period ending 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The day was very humid and with […]