Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to get TN fishermen released from Sri Lankan Navy

Stating that eight fishermen had set out for fishing in two mechanised boats from Ramanathapuram and Pudukkottai districts, she said they were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy in the early hours of on Sunday.

APJ Abdul Kalam envisioned an entrepreneur university in Ramanathapuram

Late former president APJ Abdul Kalam had envisioned a unique university in his hometown Ramanathapuram that would bring out entrepreneurs who would generate jobs.

Prisoner escapes from sub jail in TN

A notorious criminal involved in several theft cases escaped from the sub jail here on Sunday, police said.

Letter threatens bomb explosions in Coimbatore on August 15

A letter stating that bombs would explode in ten places in the city during the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 has been received by a police station here.

Three idol-lifters held in Madurai

Three gangsters, part of a gang which had stolen precious and ancient Idols from Thiruvadanai temple in Ramanathapuram district recently, have been arrested, police today said.

Ancient idols stolen from temple in TN

Six ancient bronze idols and a silver spear at Sri Rathineswarar Temple at Thiruvadanai were found stolen early this morning, police said.

Office Assistant found hanging at Collectorate in TN

A 57-year-old Office Assistant was on Monday found hanging from the ceiling fan of a room at the Collectorate here.

Three college girls among 5 killed in mishap in TN

Five persons, including three college-going girls, were killed on the spot and seven others injured when a private bus collided with a mini van at Keezhakudi in this district today.

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen conduct token strike

Protesting the death sentence awarded to five members of their ilk by a Sri Lankan court for drug trafficking, about 30 lakh fishermen in Tamil Nadu on Thursday went on a one-day strike, urging Centre to put pressure on Colombo for their release.

Lankan navy hands over Indian fishermen to Coast Guard

Sri Lankan navy on Thursday handed over 94 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by them to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line, police said.

Cop suspended in TN, judicial enquiry on

A Sub Inspector who allegedly shot dead a 30-year-old man after he stabbed him at a police station here has been suspended and a judicial enquiry is on, a top police official said.

Drug kingpin, aide arrested: Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized

A drug kingpin with links in Sri Lanka and Kuwait was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau officials at the international airport here on Saturday, while heroin worth Rs one crore was seized from his aide in Chennai.

Avoid participation in guru poojas: HC to politicians

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday suggested political leaders avoid participating in "guru poojas" ((held to mark the anniversary of community leaders) in the interest of general public and directed the government to be careful in recognising new poojas as they would affect peace and tranquility.

Rowdy found dead in Ramanathapuram

A 29-year-old notorious rowdy P Lakshmanan was found dead with his throat slit near the Muruga temple here early Thursday, police said.

Four-wheel bike drive launched in Dhanushkodi

Tourists visiting Dhanushkodi, the southern-most tip of this holy island, can now enjoy a four-wheel bike drive on the beach sands.

DMK LS candidate`s wife dies of heart attack on counting day

DMK candidate in Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha constituency Mohammed Jaleel was bereaved hours ahead of counting of votes on Friday.

FM promises insurance claims to farmers in Ramanathapuram

AIC has about 83.8 percent of the amount required to satisfy the claim to all the eligible farmers, he said, adding that the balance amount will be released on receipt of the remaining contribution.

Mosque official held for `sodomising` 8-year old boy

An administrator of a mosque was arrested on Friday for allegedly sodomising an eight-year-old boy in Keezhakarai in the district, police said.

Terror suspects judicial custody extended to Dec 16

A court here on Monday extended to December 16, the judicial custody of terror suspects `Police` Fakruddin and Bilal Malik, arrested in connection with the murder of a local BJP functionary at nearby Paramakudi in March.

Three injured after gelatine sticks explode in Tamil Nadu

Three persons, including a minor girl and a boy, were injured when gelatine sticks stored in a house at nearby Devipattinam exploded while they were `handling` it, police said.