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Sri Lankan Navy arrested five Tamil Nadu fishermen, seize boats

The fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district were fishing near Neduntheevu off the Lankan coast when they were arrested, Assistant Director of Fisheries, Pudukottai, Kumaresan said.

Feb 21, 2019, 12:42 PM IST

Two die during grand 'Jallikattu' event in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai

The bull taming sporting event, coordinated by Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar at Viralimalai saw the participation of 1,354 bulls and 424 tamers.

Jan 21, 2019, 09:47 AM IST

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 13 Tamil Nadu fishermen for alleged poaching

Fourteen Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation waters on Thursday. 

Nov 02, 2017, 10:18 AM IST

Tamil Nadu: Bag containing 16 ancient panchaloha idols found abandoned in toilet

They said a sanitary worker, who found the bag, had informed police.

Sep 26, 2017, 18:32 PM IST

Tamil Nadu fishermen go on indefinite strike from today

 In Tamil Nadu, fishermen in Pudukottai district announced indefinite strike from Wednesday urging immediate release of fishermen and their boats by Sri Lanka.

Aug 09, 2017, 10:06 AM IST

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 21 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry for illegal fishing

The fishermen were taken to Kangesanthurai port in the island nation along with their boats, Rameswaram Fishermen Association president P Sesuraja said.

Jun 22, 2017, 22:54 PM IST

78 injured in Jallikattu held at Tamil Nadu

Seventy eight bull tamers and spectators, who were injured in Jallikattu (bull taming) held in Tiurchirappalli and Pudukottai districts, have been admitted to hospitals.


Mar 20, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

Protest against hydrocarbon project in Tamil Nadu enters 16th day

The protest against the hydrocarbon project in Tamil Nadu`s Neduvasal village in Pudukottai district entered its 16th day on Friday.

Mar 03, 2017, 19:13 PM IST

Nine Pudukottai district fishermen held for using banned fishing nets

Nine fishermen from this district were arrested for allegedly using "banned fishing nets" while fishing off Pudukudi coast here on Thursday, marine police said.

Feb 23, 2017, 13:05 PM IST

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry withdraw strike

The fishermen are also urging the government to secure the release of fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka.

Mar 02, 2016, 09:51 AM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

BSNL electronic equipment worth Rs one crore destroyed in fire

Electronic equipment worth Rs one crore was destroyed in a fire at the Divisional BSNL office here, officials said on Monday.

Jan 04, 2016, 14:36 PM IST

Three killed in rain-related mishaps in Tamil Nadu

Three persons were killed and eight injured in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu as widespread rains continued here, police said on Thursday.

May 14, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Two killed as house roof collapses in TN

A woman and her son died today when the tiled roof of their house, which got soaked due to incessant rain, collapsed at Sengipatti in this district.

May 14, 2015, 13:04 PM IST

Fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to bring back 87 boats

A total of 135 fishermen from various coastal hamlets in the state would leave from here for Sri Lanka on Sunday morning to bring back the 87 boats seized by the island nation in 2014, a fisheries department official said.

Mar 14, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

Seve-year-old girl's throat slit; father, elder sister in TN hospital

Pudukottai: A seven-year-old girl died en route to hospital while her father and elder sibling have been hospitalised after they were found with cut injuries on the neck, police said Tuesday.

Jan 06, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

Lankan navy hands over Indian fishermen to Coast Guard

Sri Lankan navy on Thursday handed over 94 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by them to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line, police said.

Oct 17, 2014, 00:10 AM IST

Four TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel

Four fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing off this coastal town, a top fisheries department official said.

Sep 23, 2014, 22:07 PM IST

150 hospitalised after drinking pesticide mixed water

About 150 persons, including some children from three villages in the district were0 on Saturday hospitalised after drinking water laced with pesticide granules from an overhead tank, police said.

Aug 17, 2014, 00:48 AM IST

Three persons killed as lorry ploughs through crowd in TN

Three persons, including a woman, died and nine persons were injured Wednesday when a mini-lorry ploughed through a crowd at a fish market, about 60 km from here, in the district, police said.

Jul 30, 2014, 11:48 AM IST