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Security beefed up in Coimbatore after threat of multiple blasts

Security beefed up in Coimbatore after threat of multiple blasts

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:44

Security has been tightened at all public places in the city after an anonymous caller rang up the police control room and warned of blasts at seven areas and dared them to try and prevent it.

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Stalin

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Stalin

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:41

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against DMK treasurer and party`s floor leader in the state Assembly, MK Stalin, for allegedly raising slogans against her and Speaker outside the Assembly.

Tamil Nadu school fire: Parents disappointed with verdict

Tamil Nadu school fire: Parents disappointed with verdict

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 14:39

Parents of the 94 children killed in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy in Tamil Nadu expressed shock and disbelief at the acquittal of the 11 people in the case by a court in Thanjavur.

Gang attacks priest in Erode

Gang attacks priest in Erode

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:16

Three persons attacked a priest of a local Jain temple and damaged some material kept inside, police said.

Three persons killed as lorry ploughs through crowd in TN

Three persons killed as lorry ploughs through crowd in TN

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:48

Three persons, including a woman, died and nine persons were injured Wednesday when a mini-lorry ploughed through a crowd at a fish market, about 60 km from here, in the district, police said.

Kumbakonam fire tragedy: Life term for principal, 10 years` jail for school owner

Kumbakonam fire tragedy: Life term for principal, 10 years` jail for school owner

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:51

A Thanjavur district court on Wednesday delivered its verdict in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy case, which claimed the lives of 94 school children and injured 18 others nearly a decade ago.

Centre`s approach negative on Lanka: Karunanidhi

Centre`s approach negative on Lanka: Karunanidhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 23:37

Charging the BJP-led Union government with pursuing a "negative approach" in dealing with Sri Lanka by supporting it, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today urged the Centre to adopt a stance protective of Tamils there.

Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of Tamil fishermen

Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of Tamil fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 21:57

A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats.

Students consume rice mixed with soil in TN

Students consume rice mixed with soil in TN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:27

Students at a college in Mettupalayam staging a dharna for the past eight days to press their charter of demands, on Tuesday consumed rice mixed with soil to draw the attention of authorities to their plight.

Don`t take part in Lanka defence meet, Vaiko urges Centre

Don`t take part in Lanka defence meet, Vaiko urges Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:22

MDMK, an ally of BJP in Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday urged the Union government to not participate in a defence conference which is to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month.