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Transsexuals make beeline to Koovagam fest at Villupuram - Times of India

30Apr2018
Times of IndiaTranssexuals make beeline to Koovagam fest at VillupuramTimes of IndiaVillupuram: Scores of transsexuals are thronging the district as part of the annual 18-day Chithirai Koovagam festival – regarded as the biggest festival for the gender. The district administration and the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments ...
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Ponmudi among 415 arrested in Villupuram - The Hindu

19May2018
Ponmudi among 415 arrested in VillupuramThe HinduAbout 415 cadres of the DMK led by former Minister K. Ponmudi on Friday staged a black flag demonstration condemning Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's meeting with government officials of various departments in Villupuram during his visit to the ...and more »
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Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu gets ancient address with old inscriptions - The New Indian Express

18May2018
The New Indian ExpressVillupuram district of Tamil Nadu gets ancient address with old inscriptionsThe New Indian ExpressVILLUPURAM: Archeologists believe that a 9th century inscription found near Villupuram is written by land donators of a lake and a temple during the Chola dynasty. Archeologist Priya Krishanan said that her team came across the inscriptions, written in ...
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Violence in Villupuram after desecration of Ambedkar statue - Times of India

26Apr2018
Violence in Villupuram after desecration of Ambedkar statueTimes of IndiaVillupuram: Violence erupted in various parts of Villupuram district in the early hours of Wednesday after unidentified people desecrated a statue of Dr B R Ambedkar at Murukeri village. The statue of the dalit icon was garlanded with slippers. As the ...and more »
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Villupuram's Koovagam festival in pictures: A celebration of transgender identity - The New Indian Express

02May2018
The New Indian ExpressVillupuram's Koovagam festival in pictures: A celebration of transgender identityThe New Indian ExpressKoovagam village in Villupuram district's Ulundurpettai taluk is world famous for the unique 18-day long festival of transgenders in the Tamil month of Chitirai (April/May), who congregate at Koothandavar temple dedicated to Aravan (Koothandavar).
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Teen undergoes emergency liver transplant - The Hindu

24May2018
Teen undergoes emergency liver transplantThe HinduA 17-year-old from Eraiyur village in Villupuram district, who ingested rat poison recently, underwent a life-saving emergency liver transplant in the city. The Class 11 student consumed poison on April 26 after his father chided him for not helping ...
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Special school students fare well despite all odds - The Hindu

24May2018
Special school students fare well despite all oddsThe HinduBeing a native of Villupuram, she stayed at the hostel and studied at Ananda Rangapillai Government School. Bakya, 19, her sister, said that though Gayathri has scored good marks, the family condition following their mother's death and financial crisis ...
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