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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A drill organised today to create awareness among women in the maternity ward of the local government hospital about `child-lifters` turned out to be a nerve-wracking experience for police as well as patients.
Ahead of the proposed commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, around 2,000 fishermen onboard 200 boats today laid siege to a housing colony of KNPP employees at Chettikulam as part of the ongoing protest.