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Tuticorin Port to invest Rs 2,000 crore

Tuticorin: CII Thoothukudi organised the sixth edition of the Conference on Logistics here. A press note said that the conference was inaugurated by V O Chidambaranar Port Trust, Chairman, Anantha Chandra Bose. He said that the Tuticorin Port is taking a lot of initiatives to bring down the cost of logistics. “The port is investing around Rs 2,000 crore to increase the draft from 12.8 to 14.5 and the environment

Vision-affected topper wants to become entrepreneur

Chennai: After  the  much  awaited  CBSE  were  declared,  all  eyes  were  on  Dharshana  M  V  from  Krishnagiri  who aced the exam scoring 96.6 per cent,  bagging  the  third  rank  in  the  differently-abled category. “I  am  very  happy,”  beamed  Dharshana who studied in Nalanda International Public School in Krishnagiri. Dharshana  suffers  from  microcornea which has rendered her right eye almost a ‘nil vision’ and the left eye with partial vision. Dharshana

Clash between two communities in TN, one killed

Ramanathapuram: One person was hacked to death while another was seriously injured allegedly in a clash between residents of two fishermen hamlets near Uchipuli in this district, police said today. Two persons have been arrested in this connection, they said. Nagaraj and Lakshmanan sustained serious injuries in the clash between residents of Nagachi and Azhagathavalasai villages last night, they said. While Nagaraj succumbed on the way to the hospital, Lakshmanan

Bank officers donate Rs 25 L to kin of slain CRPF men

Coimbatore: Canara Bank Officers Association (CBOA) has collected a corpus of Rs 25 lakh to be distributed to the kin of 25 CRPF soldiers, who were killed in the Maoist ambush in Sukma in Chhattisgarh last month. The association plans to give Rs 1 lakh each to the families of the 25 CRPF soldiers. The officers, numbering 25,000 across the country contributed Rs 100 each for this noble cause, CBOA chairman

Car catches fire, three charred to death

Kanchipuram: Three of a family were charred to death when the car in which they were travelling caught fire at Manamai near here late last night. The incident occurred at Manamai near Mamallapuram when the trio (a man, his wife and daughter) were returning to Chennai after visiting the place to take a look at a residential layout, police said. The car’s engine was idling for some time when it

Jaya was ‘Super CM’, says Palaniswami

Yercaud: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has described former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as “Super Chief Minister” who had slogged for people all her life, and asked what was wrong in the move to unveil her portrait in the State Assembly. Opposition parties, including the DMK and PMK, had opposed the move. Referring to “thousands of people” paying homage to Jayalalithaa everyday at her mausoleum in Chennai, he asked what

Cattle ban: CM to comment later

Yercaud/Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said he will comment on the Centre’s ban on cattle sale after going through the notification in this regard. Opposition parties, however, condemned the move and demanded that the Centre withdraw the notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets across the country. After inaugurating the summer fest and flower show at the hill station of Yercaud, the Chief Minister said

Man charred to death in godown fire in Coimbatore

Coimbatore: A 40-year-old man was charred to death, allegedly in a fire that broke out in a plastic godown here today, police said. Passers-by noticed the smoke emanating from the building and informed Fire and Rescue Services personnel, who rushed to the spot and managed to put it out after nearly an hour, they said. The fire personnel noticed the charred body of Ketan Kalla, from Kolkata, in the second

Boy caught in 7-inch passageway, rescued

Karur: An eight-year old boy was trapped in a narrow passageway between two walls while playing here and was recused safely by Fire and Rescue Services personnel in a more than an hour-long operation. K Santosh got into the passageway of about seven inches and could not move any further beyond a point and started shouting seeking help, Fire and Rescue personnel said. “It was a very narrow passageway, not

5 killed, 28 injured as van turns upside down

Coimbatore: Five persons, including two women, have been killed and 28 injured when their van turned upside down near Kothagiri in Nilgiris District, police said. All of them were returning to their village in Vellore district after a sight-seeing trip to Udhagamandalam late last night when the van skidded off the road, dashed against a roadside wall and turned upside down resulting in the death of five persons, police said.

TN fisherman stung by poisonous fish, dies

Tirunelveli: A 45-year-old fisherman died after being stung by a poisonous fish in the sea off Koothankuzhi coast in this district police said, yesterday. The victim Raj Prakasam, who ventured into the sea for fishing, died after being stung by “Kalinga,” a poisonous species, they said. A case has been registered and investigation is on, police said.