New road projects to drive TN to new growth trajectory: Minister

Five new National Highways Authority of India road projects have been awarded to Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of over Rs 2,000 crore and these projects would drive the state into a new growth trajectory, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said.

Murder convict dies of heart attack

 A 41-year-old murder convict, serving a life term at the central prison here, allegedly died of a heart attack, police said today.

Documents seized in Customs vault gold missing case: CBI

 CBI on Thursday said it has seized incriminating documents and files during its search operations in the 34-kg gold missing case from a Customs strong room in Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu.

Chola period stone sculpture unearthed near Trichy

 A stone sculpture of Ayyanar dating back to 11th or 12th century was unearthed at Sevanthi Lingapuram village near Musiri in the district.

Bonanza awaits butterfly lovers at conservatory

A visual treat awaits Lepidopterists at the sprawling Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in the Upper Anaicut Forest Reserve area in the district, which is all set to welcome hundreds of butterflies.

'Domestic firms to be encouraged into defence manufacturing'

The Centre has plans to encourage domestic companies to start manufacturing of defence equipment and over a period of time dependency on imports of such items will be over, Union Minister of State for Surface Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan said.

GK Vasan introduces party flag

Two days ahead of the formal launch of his party at Tiruchirapalli, former Union Minister G K Vasan, who broke away from Congress, on Wednesday introduced flag of the party here.

GK Vasan to float new party on Nov 28

After a series of consultative meetings with supporters across Tamil Nadu, former Union Minister GK Vasan, who broke away from Congress, is all set to launch his political party at a public meeting in Tiruchirapalli on November 28.

President offers prayers at Padmanabhaswamy Temple

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday offered prayers at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here, before winding up his two-day visit to Kerala.

Seven acquitted in murder case

Madras High Court Bench today acquitted seven persons who were sentenced to life for murdering a man, the father of two of the accused in December 2011 over a property dispute.

`Excavations can throw fresh light on historic Srirangam town`

A finer and clearer picture of ancient habitation of the historic temple town of Srirangam would be possible if excavations are carried out at strategic points near a junction inside the temple, according to a top archaeologist.

Five bogies of goods train derails, no casualties

Five bogies of a goods train derailed near Beach Railway Station here Friday, but there were no casualties, official sources said.

Two run over by vehicle in Tamil Nadu

Two men riding a motorbike were crushed to death when a vehicle ran over them after they skidded and fell on the National Highway here, police said.

BJP Trichy rally: As it happened

Hours before Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Trichy, protests broke outside the collectorrate on Thursday. As per reports, around 100 protestors have been rounded up by the Trichy police.

TN to establish Rs 1200 crore MDCB plant

The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday announced the establishment of a Rs 1200 crore Multilayer Double Coated Board producing plant near Tiruchirapalli.

Madras HC declines to stay bail granted to S Ramadoss

The Madras High Court on Monday declined to stay or cancel the bail granted to PMK founder-leader S Ramadoss by a local court in Villupuram, which was challenged by police.

Three killed, eight injured in mishap in TN

Three persons were killed and eight injured when a state transport corporation bus rammed into a lorry at nearby Panchapur on Monday morning, police said.

Telephone facility for prison inmates

Officials said eight telephones would intalled in the Prison at various Places including Tower Block, CP Block, Hospital and High security block.

Five killed, 5 injured in mishap at Tiruchirapalli

Five persons, including two children, were on Friday killed on the spot and as many others injured when a car they were travelling in collided with a stationary container lorry at Soriampatti.

LPG strike in TN: Supply to more than 20 dists may be hit

LPG supply to more than 20 districts are likely to be hit as about 140 LPG tanker drivers operating from filling plant at Inamulathur will go on strike from tomorrow.