Two suffocate to death due to overheat in TN

Two watchmen of an estate guest house today suffocated to death due to lack of oxygen following heat generated by an electric heater in their room at Vandicholai near Coonoor, about 18 km from here, police said.

Tiger attack: Two forest officials assaulted by villagers

Two forest officials were assaulted on Sunday by villagers at Pattavyal, where a tiger killed a woman estate worker, after they allegedly ridiculed them, police said.

Tiger kills young woman estate worker

A 30-year-old tea estate worker was mauled to death by a tiger near Gudalur in hilly Nilgiris District on Saturday, triggering panic in the locality, police said.

Tiger & cub sighted in Kodanadu area, 2 cages placed to trap them

With reported sighting of a tiger and its cub in Kodanadu area, some 40 km from here, the forest department has placed two cages to trap them.

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.

Alert sounded at all check posts on TN-Kerala border

An alert has been sounded at all check posts in Nilgiris district following the suspected Maoist attacks in Palakkad and Wayanad districts of Kerala, bordering the state, early on Monday, police said.

500 kg detonators seized, two held

About 500 kg of detonators used in quarries was seized from a jeep at Barliar checkpost, and two persons taken into custody in this connection, police said.

Security tightened following terror threat

Security has been tightened and search intensified in Wellington area, housing the Madras Regiment Centre and Defence Staff Service College (DSSC) following threat alert of possible terrorist strike.

Post-mortem reveals man-eater to be 5-year-old tiger

An autopsy on the man-eater carnivore, which was shot dead, has revealed it to could be a five-year-old male tiger, a top forest official said.

Man eater surfaces after five-day gap, kills cow

After a gap of five days, the tiger, which has so far killed three persons, was seen in a village in the district early Monday, dragged away a cow but operations to capture it were being `hampered` by NGOs, forest department sources said.

CHOGM protests: 45 workers arrested in three places

45 persons belonging to pro-Tamil outfits were arrested for attempting to picket trains and bus-stand in Tirupur and Udhagamandalam, demanding India should not participate in CHOGM in Sri Lanka.

Man smashes wife`s head with grinding stone

A man has been arrested on charges of killing his wife by throwing a grinding stone on her head while she was sleeping in her house near here, police said on Sunday.

Sub-Inspector missing from Udhagamandalam

A Sub-Inspector of
police, attached to the Armed Reserve in the city, has been reported missing for the last 18 days, police said today.

80 persons arrested over temple idol issue

About 80 persons, including some from various Hindu outfits, were arrested Thursday when they staged a road roko, protesting against removal of an idol.

Fire destroys 10 acres of reserve forest in Udhagamandalam

At least 10 acres of reserve forest in Arembi area here, comprising eucalyptus and wattle trees, were destroyed in a fire, police said.

Miraculous escape for 25 as bus hangs in air

Around 25 passengers had a miraculous escape when a bus overshot a parapet wall on a ghat road.

VCK workers arrested

The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi activists, who gathered on the Manekshaw Bridge near the Centre, attempted to barge into the College.

Rs 40 lakh worth equipment, tea powder destroyed

About Rs 40 lakh worth equipment and tea powder were gutted in a fire in state owned Indcoserve tea factory at Pandalur, but there were no casualties.

Guj: Person who jumped before train identified

The man, who allegedly committed suicide by jumping before the `Nilgiris toy train` on April 16, has been identified as Purushotham Preetham Dubey of Jamnagar in Gujarat, police said Wednesday.

Shops in Udhagamandalam down shutters

A number of shops and
hotels in Udhagamandalam downed shutters on Wednesday protesting Kerala`s stand on
the Mullaperiyar dam issue.