ABVP volunteers held for burning Pak flag

Volunteers of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad were arrested on Tuesday for attempting to burn Pakistan national flag to protest against the violation of ceasefire along the border.

Building contractor hacked to death in Coimbatore

A building contractor was hacked to death in broad daylight allegedly by two motorcycle borne persons here on Saturday, police said.

Man surrenders with wife's body at police station in Coimbatore

A man murdered his wife for allegedly refusing to sign divoce papers and surrendered with the body in a city police station early Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu: Two of 50 fasting law college students hospitalised

Two Government Law College students, among 50 students on fast for the last four days protesting against transfer of three of them to Tirunelveli last week, were on Friday hospitalised as their condition was deteriorating, police said.

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.

BJP mayoral candidate in TN sustains minor injury

BJP mayoral candidate R Nandakumar sustained minor injuries on his hand after he was allegedly attacked by AIADMK workers at Sowripalayam here following altercation between them on distribution of money to the voters for tomorrow's polls, police said.

Radhakrishnan seeks cancellation of TN civic bypolls

Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Pon Radhakrishnan, today sought cancellation of civic bye-elections in Tamil Nadu, alleging that the ruling AIADMK was indulging in distribution of money and also misuse of official power.

Brain dead person provides life to five

A brain dead man from Karnataka on Sunday provided a new lease of life to five persons with his organs after a five-hour cadaver transplant surgery in a city hospital.

Kiran Bedi lauds achievements of Modi govt's 100-day rule

Urging people to become participatory citizens in the changing India under Narendra Modi's leadership, social activist Kiran Bedi on Thursday said she had noticed tightening of bureaucracy and shifting of foreign policy during the 100-day rule of NDA government.

Tamil Nadu government to set up facilities for shooters in three cities
Tamil Nadu government to set up facilities for shooters in three cities

With a view to encourage state shooters participating in international events, Tamil Nadu government today proposed to set up facilities at a cost of Rs 40 crore in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai.

One of key accused in 1998 serial blasts arrested in Kerala

One of the key accused in the 1998 serial blasts in the city, which killed 58 persons, was arrested in Malappuram in neighbouring Kerala on Thursday, police said.

Security beefed up in Coimbatore after threat of multiple blasts

Security has been tightened at all public places in the city after an anonymous caller rang up the police control room and warned of blasts at seven areas and dared them to try and prevent it.

Students consume rice mixed with soil in TN

Students at a college in Mettupalayam staging a dharna for the past eight days to press their charter of demands, on Tuesday consumed rice mixed with soil to draw the attention of authorities to their plight.

Six members of marriage party killed in accident

Six persons, including a two-year-old boy and three women, were killed and nine injured when their van overturned at Neerdi, about 75 kms from here today, police said.

Girl student ends life over alleged discrimination in school

A 17-year-old girl student of a government school studying in class 11 committed suicide by hanging in her house here today alleging discriminaton against girls by the institution, police said.

Two teenagers drown in 80-foot deep well

Two teenaged college students today met with watery grave in a 80-foot deep well in the city.

Explosive materials seized, four detained in TN

In a huge haul of explosives, 2800 gelatine sticks and 1400 detonators were on Monday seized from nearby Pollachi and four persons detained in this connection, police said.

Rape of minor girls: One taken into custody for questioning

A notorious eve-teaser, taken into custody for questioning in connection with the kidnap and rape of two minor girls at Pollachi on Friday confessed to the police that his friend one Veerasami and his accomplice were behind the crime, police said.

50-year-old woman strangulated to death in TN

A 50-year-old woman was found dead by strangulating at her house near Anamalai in the district, police said.

52-year-old tea estate worker killed by bison in TN

A 52-year-old man was gored to death by a bison in a tea estate near Valparai in the district, police said.