Puthiya Thalaimurai
CategoriesGeneral interest
FrequencyWeekly
FounderP. Sathyanarayanan
First issueOctober 2009
CompanyPuthiya Thalaimurai
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
WebsitePuthiya Thalaimurai

Puthiya Thalaimurai is a Tamil magazine published from Chennai, India by New Generation Media and it was owned by SRM Group. The Group also has an English website, www.thefederal.com. The Federal is a digital platform disseminating news, analysis and commentary. It seeks to look at India from the perspective of the states.[citation needed]

History and profile

Puthiya Thalaimurai was first published in October 2018.[citation needed] The magazine is published on a weekly basis.[1] It mostly publishes articles about education and Tamil Nadu politics. The magazine features articles covering authentic news with no indication of rumours.[citation needed][2][3][4]

The Magazine awards the best performers in the teaching profession in Tamil Nadu with annual Asiriyar Awards since 2015. The awards are given to teachers who have shown excellence in the categories such as scientific awareness, rural service, girls' education, tribal development, innovation, motivation, language skill development and creativity.[5]

Controversies

Bomb attack on Puthiya Thalaimurai Office

On March 8 2015, Several protesters attacked a video journalist and broke his equipment outside the Puthiya Thalaimurai office. The protests reportedly started after promos of a show about Mangalsutra was aired on March 11, 2015. The protesters claimed it hurt their religious sentiments. 10 members of the Hindu Munnani outfit were arrested in connection with the incident.[6] Tamilisai Soundararajan the then BJP state President visited the protesters in jail and pledged them her support.[7]

On March 12, 2015, at about 3:00 a.m., four men came in motorcycles and threw two crude bombs stuffed in tiffin boxes into the Puthiya Thalaimurai office. The event was captured on CCTV cameras. No one was said to be injured in the attack.[8] Later the ex-youth president of the Right-wing outfit Hindu Makkal Katchi and the current president of Hindu Ilaignar Sena, Mr. Pandian surrendered at the court of Madurai. Pandian has been named in a few cases together with an attack of a sub-inspector in Madurai.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Our Clients". Fourth Dimension. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ Feedback Puthiya Thalaimurai Live TV.
  3. ^ Tamil Goose
  4. ^ Broadband India Magazine September 2009.
  5. ^ "Puthiya Thalaimurai Magazine to felicitate best teachers with Asiriyar Awards". MediaNews4U. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Tamil news channel attack: NHRC seeks report from police". The Hindu. PTI. 19 March 2015. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 January 2020.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ Kavitha Muralitharan (12 March 2015). "Hindu Youth Sena takes responsibility for Chennai TV channel attack". India Today. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  8. ^ PTI. "Puthiya Thalaimurai channel attacked; none injured". @businessline. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  9. ^ Srikrishna, L. (12 March 2015). "Hindu Illaignar Sena president surrenders". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 January 2020.