Tamil Nadu fishermen to 'lay siege' to Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission on Feb 29

Fishermen from eight coastal districts in Tamil Nadu have decided to 'lay siege' to the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission at Chennai on February 29, demanding release of 29 fishermen from the state, lodged in prisons in the island nation.

Shocking! 45 whales die after being washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

Shocking! 45 whales die after being washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

While as many as 36 whales have been rescued by the fishermen, 45 whales have been confirmed dead.

Several whales washed ashore in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin

Several small whales have been washed ashore on a beach in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu since Monday night, as per reports.

Flood-hit Tuticorin limps back to normalcy

 The flood-affected southern district of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu is slowly returning to normalcy with government officials and rescue workers taking steps to drain water from housing colonies.

Power generation affected in southern district of TN

Power generation in the three thermal power units here was affected, leading to decline in the power supply to the southern districts of tamil Nadu in the last two days, officials said here Friday.

200 country-made bombs seized from two coastal TN villages

 More than 200 country-made bombs were recovered during raids in two coastal villages near Kudankulam in the district today, police said.

Bodies of man, woman found in different places in Tuticorin

Bodies of a woman and man, identified as lovers, were found at two places in the district in what is suspected to be a case of honour killing, police today said.

Red sanders seized in Tuticorin

 Red sanders worth about Rs eight crore had been seized following tip off that large quantity of red sanders had been stored in a place at Korampallam here, Police said today.

Madras HC upholds order against extraction of ground water

Observing that water is elixir for life and its over exploitation would lead to contamination, Madras High Court has ruled government could stop extraction of ground water for commercial purposes.

Nine fishermen held for fishing despite ban in TN

Nine fishermen from Thootur near here were on Saturday arrested for fishing in the sea off this coast in violation of the annual 45-day breeding season ban in force, police said.

Nine stranded fishermen rescued in TN

 Nine fishermen were today rescued by an Indian Coast Guard ship, after their mechanised boat developed a technical snag, some 10 nautical miles off Manapad town in Tuticorin district, leaving them stranded for more than 15 hours.

Third unit of Tuticorin plant taken up for maintenance work

Tuticorin: The third unit of the Tuticorin Thermal Power Station has been shut down for maintenance, officials Wednesday said.

Navy keen on developing Tuticorin port

Indian Navy is planning to further develop the port capabilities of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to be able to make it as one of its forward operating base, a senior naval official said here on Monday.

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.

Petition by crew of US Ship: HC notice to police

The Madras High Court bench on Friday ordered a notice to the police of Tharuvaikulam in Tuticorin district on a petition by crew of U.S. Ship 'Seaman Ohio' seeking to quash a lower court order dismissing their application to return their passports, documents and other belongings so that they could go back home.

Man excommunicated by church moves HC

The Madras High Court bench here on Friday directed a petitioner to approach the officials of churches for conducting religious ceremonies for his son, observing the church officials could not compel the petitioner to change the name of the "god father" of the minor child.

Moderate turnout in bypolls to Tamil Nadu civic bodies

The bypolls to various urban and rural local bodies, including the corporations of Coimbatore and Tuticorin, in Tamil Nadu witnessed a moderate turnout on Thursday.

Two fishermen seriously injured in air compressor blast in TN

Two fishermen were seriously injured after an air compressor in their boat exploded and it blew up in mid sea off this coastal town Tuesday.

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.

Technical snag in 3rd unit of Tuticorin power plant

A technical snag, which developed in the third unit of the thermal power station here, has affected power generation to the tune of 210 MW since early morning Wednesday.