Man, relatives booked for threatening minor girl after getting her pregnant

A case has been registered against a 22-year-old-man and five of his relatives following a complaint from a 15-year-old girl that he had made her pregnant and refused to marry her as promised besides being threatened by his kin, police said on Sunday.

BJP govt cut funds to welfare schemes, favoured corporates: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has charged the BJP government with cutting funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore for various welfare schemes, including the noon meal scheme and Indira Group House scheme.

Duo posing as cops rape woman in Tamil Nadu

Two persons, who masqueraded as policemen, allegedly abducted and raped a woman while she was talking to her friend near here, police said on Tuesday.

TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram

Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Friday issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj.

Woman succumbs to dengue in Tamil Nadu

A 25-year-old woman succumbed to dengue after being admitted to the Government hospital here one week ago, Hospital officials said Saturday.

Buses off roads in Tamil Nadu for second day, strike intensifies

Commuters were hit hard for the as a number of state run buses remained off the roads across Tamil Nadu due to a strike by employees of government-run transport corporations pressing for various demands, including wage revision, for the second day on Monday.

Appoint youths as functionaries at block levels: Chidambaram

Making a pitch for more role for youth in the party, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday urged the state unit to nominate young functionaries to party posts at block levels.

Man arrested for attack on wife, injuring children

 A 35-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly attacking his wife and inflicting injuries on his two children with a sharp weapon following a quarrel at a village in the district, police said.

Dengue fever claims first life in Tamil Nadu

The deadly disease on Monday has claimed the life of a five-year-old boy at Karaikudi in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu.

Chidambaram urges EC to be vigilant in coming days

Chidambaram on Sunday urged the Election Commission to be "vigilant" in the coming days against distribution of cash for votes in Tamil Nadu, which is going for polls on April 24.

Karti Chidambaram thanks Congress for giving him ticket

Karti Chidambaram, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu, on Friday thanked the Congress party for giving him a ticket.

Security stepped up at Chidambaram`s residence

Security was stepped up at the residence of Chidambaram at Managiri in the district after a computer generated notice, signed by a pro-Tamil outfit, was found near his house.

P Chidambaram loyalists begin poll work in Sivaganga

Though Congress has not yet clinched an alliance with any major party in Tamil Nadu for the coming Lok Sabha polls and despite a perceptible silence in the party camp, supporters of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram have begun election work in Sivaganga Parliamentary constituency in the state.

Six member gang nabbed with country weapons

Six members of a gang were nabbed along with deadly country weapons at a check-post at nearby Poovandhi Thursday morning, police said.

Boy allegedly working as bonded labour, police initiates action

The district police here have initiated action to rescue a nine-year scheduled tribe boy from a livestock farmer under whom the boy was working as a bonded labour.

Tension after fire guts `unauthorised` place of worship

Tension prevailed in parts of this town on Sunday after a thatched roof of a place of worship run by a trust was gutted in a mysterious fire, police said.

Marriage of minor halted after police intervention

Timely intervention by police led to the cancellation of the marriage of minor girl with a 20 year-old boy scheduled to be held on May 27 near Manamadurai in this district.

Love affair claims lives of two brothers

Two college students, both brothers, were stabbed to death and one of their friends seriously injured in a clash between two groups of students.

Two accused in SI murder case shot dead

Two of the main accused in the murder of a Sub-Inspector, who escaped from custody on
Friday, were shot dead when they tried to attack police personnel who were searching for them, police said.

Teacher suspended for sexually harassing children

A physical education teacher was suspended on Saturday for allegedly harassing school children sexually, official sources said here.