Free Press Journal
  • Take me back or be ready for consequences: Alagiri to DMK

    Madurai : A day ahead of his brother MK Stalin’s elevation as the DMK president, expelled leader MK Alagiri on Monday hardened his stance saying he will continue with the proposed September 5 march and warned the party of consequences if he was not readmitted.

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami flags off over 500 new buses

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today flagged off over 500 buses for various divisions of the state transport undertakings, including luxury buses equipped with toilets. The Chief Minister flagged off 515 buses procured at an estimated Rs 134.53 crore here, an official release said.

  • Tamil Nadu: CM Palaniswami thanks PM Narendra Modi for AIIMS at Thoppur in Madurai

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today said the much-anticipated All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) facility announced for the state by the Centre will come up near Madurai at an estimated Rs 1,500 crore. Chief Minister K Palaniswami thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for selecting Thoppur for this purpose.

  • Kamal to start his political journey today

    Madurai/Chennai : Actor Kamal Haasan arrived here to a rousing welcome on the eve of the launch of his political party on Wednesday even as DMK Working President M K Stalin appeared to take a dig at film personalities taking a plunge into politics saying paper flowers which do not have fragrance will bloom during a season but they will wither very soon.

  • Tamil Nadu: Major fire breaks out in Madurai’s Meenakshi temple, many shops gutted

    Madurai (Tamil Nadu): A major fire broke out in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple complex on Saturday. Many shops were reported to be gutted in the fire at the temple complex. More than five fire tenders are on the spot to douse the flames. No injuries or casualties have been reported so far. Madurai’s Collector, who immediately reached the spot, is overseeing the operation. Initial reports suggest that a short circuit

  • Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami, Dy. CM Panneerselvam reaches Madurai for Jallikattu event

    Madurai (Tamil Nadu): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam have reached in Madurai’s Alanganallur to attend a Jallikattu event. Jallikattu is a bull taming festival, which was banned by the Supreme Court 2014 after the complaints of extreme animal cruelty. Interestingly, O. Panneerselvam picture was missing from the poster at this event.

  • Breast removal: Busting the myths around it

    Breast removal is a defining moment for a woman who has undergone mastectomy. From identity to sexuality, from womanhood to motherhood, several notions are intertwined with the female breast. And yet, like many other significant issues, this one finds little space in public discourse, writes Mallika Iyer 

  • Presumed dead, Kerala woman wakes up an hour after being kept in mortuary

    Idukki: A woman, presumed to be dead, was kept in a mortuary for almost an hour in Kerala’s Idukki district after which she sprang back to life. 51-year old Ratna Amma was immediately taken to a hospital here. The woman, who was seriously ill, had been undergoing treatment for jaundice for the past three months at the medical college hospital in Madurai in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. The doctors had discharged her yesterday

  • ‘Blue Whale’ claims first victim in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said.  According to the police, the second year B.Com was found hanging at his home by his father on Wednesday evening.

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Madurai teen commits suicide

    Chennai: A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said.

  • Madras HC dismisses flex board case against TN chief minister

    Madurai : The Madras HC has dismissed a petition seeking to include Cm K Palaniswami as a respondent in a case relating to installation of flex boards during former chief minister M G Ramachandran’s centenary celebrations in the city on June 30.

  • Will not hurt prospects of Palaniswami govt, says OPS

    Madurai : Amid the changing power equations in the ruling AIADMK’s Amma faction, the rebel Puratchi Thalaivi Amma group on Wednesday said it will not hurt the prospects of the K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu.

  • ‘Holy’ Varanasi narrowly makes it to smart city list

    New Delhi : Uttar Pradesh’s holy city of Varanasi — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency — has made it to the list of 27 smart cities announced by Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday.

  • Despite evidence, Madras HC dismisses case

    Madurai police had earlier this month booked six Dalit children under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act accusing them of sexually assaulting some children, under pressure from a leader.