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.
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.
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.
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.
Prohibitory orders have been promulgated from Monday to October 31 in Ramanathapuram district to prevent any untoward incidents during Dalit leader Immanuvel Sekaran`s death anniversary and the `Thevar Guru Pooja`.