9 die of dengue in Tirunelveli zone this month

Nine persons have succumbed to dengue fever so far this month in the three districts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari, state Health Minister Dr C Vijay Baskar said Tuesday.

Four suffer burns as crew hurls acid bottle in panic

In a freak incident, four bus passengers suffered burn injuries when its crew in panic hurled a bottle of acid left in the luggage box after smoke emanated from it near here on Thursday, police said.

Vedic maths gets vote of confidence from students, teachers

New Delhi: It takes 11-year-old Aditya Ray only seconds to multiply a five-digit number with a four-digit one. This, he says, is because of Vedic mathematics, "which has made my calculations quicker and accurate". By traditional method, Ray would have taken over a minute to get the answer.

22 festival special trains to be run by Southern Railway

Southern Railway on Sunday announced that 22 Festival special trains would be run from Tirunelveli to Chennai Egmore via chord line from January 8 and from Nagercoil to Chennai Egmore on the main line from Jan 11.

Fishermen clash, hurl country bombs in coastal village in TN

Tirunelveli: Two groups of fishermen attacked each other with country bombs in Koothankuli village near Kudankulam in the district, police said Thursday.

Taiwanese nationals cut short visit after stir over propagating religion

Eleven Taiwanese nationals had to cut short their visit to the city after police Friday asked them to return to their country for allegedly propagating Christianity after coming here on tourist visa.

Middle-aged central govt employee found murdered in TN

Tirunelveli: A 54-year-old central government employee was found murdered near the Tirunelveli-Nagercoil railway track at a village near here Friday, police said.

CCTV footage shows constables stealing food, water from shop

Dec 8 (PTI) The mystery behind missing eatables and water bottles from a shop in a bus stand here was solved after CCTV footage showed some constables stealing them, police said.

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.