Heavy rains lash in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin districts

Tirunelveli: Heavy rains lashed Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts since last night leading to floods in the low lying areas.

Sailor's wife complains against Indian Navy

Wife of a Naval sailor belonging to the Eastern Naval Command, who had raised allegations of financial irregularities against his senior officers, Saturday alleged her husband was being illegally kept in a hospital here and efforts were being made to establish that he was suffering from mental illness.

Headmaster arrested for sexually harassing 9-year-old girl in TN

The headmaster of a panchayat school in the district has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a nine-year-old girl.

Dalit hacked to death in running bus in TN

A 40-year-old man was hacked to death and two others were injured allegedly by some unidentified in a running bus near Tirunelveli.

Shops closed in TN protesting HC order on sale of soaps, detergents

Shops in coutralam town where people throng during June to September season to take bath in the falls and enjoy their picnic remained closed on Sunday protesting the High Court order banning sale of soaps, detergents and oil to prevent contamination of the falls.

Three Tamil Nadu men wanted in Surat murder surrender in Salem court

Three persons from Tamil Nadu, wanted by Gujarat Police in connection with the recent murder of a man in Surat, surrendered before a court here on Monday.

`Mentally ill` woman kills self in Tamil Nadu

A woman, stated to be mentally ill, was charred to death after she allegedly set herself ablaze and three of her family members suffered serious burn injuries in an attempt to save her near here on Monday, police said.

Now Alagiri seeks defeat of Tirunelveli DMK candidate

Slamming the choice of DMK`s candidate, a loyalist of his younger brother MK Stalin, in Tirunelveli Lok Sabha constituency, expelled party leader MK Alagiri on Saturday exhorted his supporters to ensure that he finished third in the April 24 polls.

12 detained US ship crew released on bail

Nearly six months after their arrest on charges of entering Indian waters illegally, twelve Indian crew members of a US-based ship were today set free from the prison here following the grant of bail by Madras High Court.

Man gets two fake Rs 500 notes from ATM

A man reportedly got two fake Rs 500 notes while withdrawing money from an ATM of a private bank at Panakudi in the district, police said on Sunday.

Tourists banned from visiting Courtallam waterfall

Tourists have been banned from visiting the famous Courtallam waterfall in the district from today due to sudden discharge of large amount of water following heavy rains in surrounding areas, officials said.

Six killed, 2 injured in bomb blast in village near KNPP

Six people were killed and two injured when a country-made bomb exploded Tuesday in a coastal village near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

Mother, two daughters killed in gas cylinder explosion

A mother and her two daughters were killed after the gas cylinder in their house exploded at Chokkalingapuram, about 60 kms from here, police said Tuesday.

Boy`s body found in well in TN

The body of a boy, who was missing for the last two days, was Friday found in a well at Rettyyarpatti in the district, police said.

Ex DMK MLA files anticipatory bail plea in sexual harassment case

Former DMK MLA V Karuppasamy Pandian on Friday moved the Madras High Court here seeking anticipatory bail in a sexual harassment case registered against him by Tirunelveli police.

Tamil Nadu to take policy decision on mineral mining

Jayalalithaa said a special team will survey 71 mines in these districts to see whether the leasers have committed any irregularities.

TN suspends beach mineral mining, probe ordered

Tamil Nadu government ordered a probe to ascertain if irregularlities have occurred in 71 large mineral quarries engaged in extraction of beach minerals in the state and suspended operations till its completion.

Kudankulam N-plant to start commercial operations in Oct

Commercial operations of the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) have once again been shifted to October, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said.

17-year-old girl murdered by brothers in dishonour killing

In a case of dishonour killing, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly murdered by her two brothers for falling in love with a Dalit boy in the district, police said on Saturday.

KNPP row: German journalist, colleague detained

A German woman journalist and her colleague have been detained for trying to proceed to Idinthakarai, the hub of protests against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, and record the views of the locals, police said.