Rains continue in southern states

Monsoon rains continued to lash parts of southern states.

Supreme Court orders trial of 35 crew members of US vessel under Arms Act

Supreme Court orders trial of 35 crew members of US vessel under Arms Act

35 crew members of a vessel owned by a US firm, arrested in 2013 for allegedly carrying a huge cache of weapons illegally onboard, will be prosecuted under the Arms Act, the Supreme Court has said.

Show seriousness in deciding quantum of punishment: Madras HC

Stressing the need for showing all seriousness in deciding quantum of sentence, the Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday criticised the Assistant Sessions Judge of Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi district for converting the question on quantum of punishment to be asked to an accused and recording his answer a mere formality.

CJM stays bail to US ship crew

A court has granted interim stay of the conditional bail granted by a Judicial Magistrate to the 35 crew members of a US ship, describing it as `flawed`.

US firm claims vessel was not in Indian waters

The company owning the seized US ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio told a court that the vessel neither strayed into Indian waters nor was there any illegality in carrying arms and ammunition by it.

Weapons on US ship meant for anti-piracy mission: AdvanFort

The Tamil Nadu police arrested 35 crew members of an American ship detained last week for illegally entering Indian waters with a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

Principal murder: Colleges in Kanyakumari to be shut on October 21

Principal of the Infant Jesus College of Engineering Suresh was hacked to death on October 10 by three students who were suspended by him.

Tamil Nadu Govt orders probe into illegal sand mining

The Tamil Nadu Government ordered suspension of sand mining in Tuticorin district.

Anti-Kudankulam protestors lay siege to sea

Opposing the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, people belonging to various walks of life began a protest at the sea near the atomic power plant.