TAMILNADU

Man attacks wife, mother of paramour in court

Cuddalore: A man hacked and seriously injured his estranged wife and the mother of her paramour at the District family court premises here, but was overpowered by locals and litigants and handed over to police. Police said Pavadai (30) had married Nadhiya in 2013 and the couple have a child. A few weeks back she had left him and was living illegally with another man. Pavadai had filed a case

Rural areas in Coimbatore district receive rains

Coimbatore: With the onset of the South West Monsoon, rural limits of the district, particularly Valparai and Pollachi, have been experiencing copious rainfall over the last three days, resulting in rivers starting to fill up. The continuous rains have resulted in the administration declaring a holiday for schools in Valparai area. The rain waters entered a few houses in Vazhaithottam in Valparai and also some tea estates, while tourists have

Couple commit suicide alleging cop torture

Coimbatore: A couple attempted to commit self-immolation at the collectorate here alleging torture by a police inspector and a retired police official over a financial transaction with a private lender. Claiming that no action had been taken so far on their complaints about the ‘torture’, Biju and his wife suddenly doused themselves in kerosene and attempted to light a match stick, the police said. However, police on duty at the

Amit Shah visits TN, Puducherry

Tiruvannamalai / Puducherry: The Congress-led Puducherry government headed by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy is the most corrupt government, BJP president Amit Shah has said. Addressing a ‘Professionals Convention’ organised by the local BJP unit here, he also attacked the previous UPA government headed by Congress at the Centre for causing policy paralysis and said the Narendra Modi regime, in contrast, had implemented various schemes for all sections of people and

Fireworks units to begin strike on 30 June

Sivakasi: Fireworks manufacturing units in Tamilnadu will begin an indefinite strike from 30 June in protest against levy of 28 per cent GST on fireworks . A Asaithambi, President,The Tamilnadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers’ Association, said the “exorbitant” GST would affect 8 lakh workers involved in the industry and demanded that it be reduced to 15 per cent. He said 811 fireworks units in the state would participate in the

Jaya would have supported NDA Prez candidate: OPS

Madurai: The decision to support NDA’s presidential candidate by all three factions of the AIADMK was in line with what late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa would have taken if she was alive, said O Panneerselvam, former chief minister and one of the leaders of a faction of the party. “If Amma (Jayalalithaa) would have been alive she would have supported the NDA candidate and that is what we have done (to

Two teens drown while taking bath in sea

Tuticorin: Two teenaged boys drowned while taking bath in sea off Manapadu coast in this district  yesterday, police said. The boys, aged 17 and 15, did not know swimming, got trapped in the waves and drowned, they said They had come to Manapadu to take a bath in the sea during Ramzan holidays, police said.

CPI to hold national-level protests for farmers

Kumbakonam: A national level movement on 24, 25 and 26 July demanding redress for agriculturists problems and implementation of the Swaminathan committee recommendations, would be organised, said CPI yesterday. Stating this, CPI national secretary D Raja told reporters here that the movement would be in various forms, including ‘fill the jails stir’. Raja said the agricultural sector was facing a crisis as there have been increasing incidents of farmers’ suicides.

NEET: TN will continue to press Centre for exemption

Coimbatore: The Tamilnadu Government will continue to exert pressure on the Centre to exempt the State from NEET, Education Minister K A Sengottaiayan said yesterday. The government’s stand in this regard was clear and it would continue to fight for exemption from NEET for the benefit of the students, he told reporters here. Besides, there were plans to release a book containing 54,000 questions being asked at the national-level examinations

Tamil film actor robbed; assaulted in Salem

Coimbatore: A Tamil film comedian was allegedly assaulted and relieved of valuables, including a gold chain and mobile phone, by an autorickshaw driver and two of his accomplices in Salem, about 160 km from here, yesterday, the police said. The incident occurred when Kottachi, who was returning to Chennai after a film shoot here, reached Salem at around 1 am and took an autorickshaw to go to the omnibus stand,

DSP dies in road accident near Virudhunagar

Virudhunagar: The Deputy Superintendent of Police of Tiruchuli in this district was killed on the spot when his vehicle hit a roadside tree and capsized near Aruppukottai yesterday. Police said the DSP, R Vetrivel, aged around 50, was on patrol duty when he lost control of his car and rammed into the tree.