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.

Two women suffering from heightened heartbeats `fully treated`

A private hospital here on Tuesday claimed to have successfully treated two women suffering from heightened heartbeats (Supra Ventricular techie Cardia) resulting in giddiness and gasping.

US ship crew`s bail cancelled by PSJ court

Principal Sessions Court on Tuesday cancelled the conditional bail granted by a lower court to 35 crew members of a private US ship.

35 crew members of US ship get conditional bail

A local court has granted conditional bail to all the 35 crew members of a US ship, arrested on charges of illegally carrying weapons on board the vessel and straying into Indian waters.

MV Seeman Ohio: HC dismisses bail plea of crew

Madras High Court today dismissed bail petitions of 35 crew members of a US ship, who were arrested on charges of illegally carrying weapons on board the vessel and straying into Indian waters.

One killed, 16 injured

One person was killed and 16 injured on Monday when the van in which they were travelling rammed a wall of a bridge near here, police said.

Hindu Maha Sabha members arrested in TN

Twenty members of Hindu Maha Sabha were arrested for taking out a padayatra in Sathankulam Town near here demanding cancellation of fee for worships in temples.

MV Seaman Guard Ohio’s owners requests India to release all 35 crew

Private US Firm AdvanFort International today requested India to release all 35 crew members of their detained ship M V Seaman Guard Ohio, saying the vessel has not trespassed into its territorial waters.

TN Police seeks custody of 3 crew members of US ship

The Q Branch CID of the Tamil Nadu Police today moved a court here seeking custody of three crew members of the detained US vessel, arrested for illegally carrying arms and ammunition in Indian waters, for further investigation.

MV Seaman Guard Ohio: US Consulate officials visit prison

The controversy surrounding the arrest of the crew of detained US ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio took another turn on Monday with the vessel’s chief engineer reportedly trying to commit suicide in prison.

Remaining two crew of US ship arrested; 3 diesel agents held

After taking into custody 33 crew members of US firm-owned ship, detained for carrying arms in Indian waters illegally, Tamil Nadu police arrested remaining 2 who were left to take care of vessel.

US ship may escape action if it was beyond Indian waters: Dy NSA

Flying West African country Sierra Leone`s flag, Seaman Guard Ohio, owned by US company AdvanFort was in Indian waters Friday night around 15 nautical miles from Tuticorin port.

Arms-laden US ship in Tuticorin: Why this silence?

The Deputy National Security Adviser Nehchal Sandhu may have said that the American ship, detained by Coast Guard off Tamil Nadu coast for carrying arms, was not involved in gunrunning, a number of pertinent questions remain unanswered.

US ship case transferred to Tamil Nadu Q branch

The controversial case involving a private US ship illegally carrying arms off Tuticorin coast has been transferred to Tamil Nadu Q Branch for an extensive probe, a top police official said on Tuesday.

Arms-laden US ship in Tuticorin may not be involved in gun-running, says India

Over 48 hours have passed since MV Seaman Guard Ohio, a ship owned by US company AdvanFort, was detained by Indian Coast Guard off the Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu, but there are still no clear answers on how the ship entered Indian waters carrying arms and ammunition without any permits.

31 assault rifles found on detained US ship

Security forces have seized 31 assault rifles and around 5,000 rounds of ammunition from the ship detained off the coast of Tuticorin coast, from 35 persons on board including four Indian ex Army and Navy personnel.