2 held for duping doc of medical seat for Rs 76L

Coimbatore: A man and a woman were arrested for cheating a doctor of Rs 76 lakh after promising to get his son a medical seat in JIPMER, Puducherry, the police have said. The duo was arrested in Salem based on a complaint from Ravisudhan, a doctor from Edappadi in that district. In his complaint, Ravi stated that he was cheated by two persons, Srinath of Coimbatore and Suresh Kumar of

Reformed rowdy stabbed to death in Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam: A history-sheeter was allegedly stabbed to death by two unidentified persons on a road in this town yesterday, the police said. Siva alias Sivanandam was walking on the road in the heart of the town when the assailants, riding a two-wheeler, attacked him with deadly weapons, killing him on the spot. The police said Siva, facing various criminal cases, had shunned violence and been engaged in water supply business

Actors move court to recall arrest warrant

Ooty: Eight Tamil actors, facing non-bailable arrest warrants (NBW) in a defamation case, moved a court here for recall of the warrants. The application for recall of the warrants was filed in the court of Judicial Magistrate Senthilkumar Rajavelu by advocate Vishwanathan. The magistrate court had issued the NBWs against eight actors including, Satyraj, Surya, Sarathkumar and five others on 15 May, after they failed to appear before it in

Apply fishing ban in letter & spirit, says HC

Madurai: The Madras High Court bench here directed the State Fisheries department to ensure that the 48-day ban on fishing in the sea off Tamilnadu coast, was implemented in letter and spirit. Justice N Seshasayee gave the direction on a plea by the Mechanised Boat Owners and Fishermen Welfare Association president Asan Mohaideen. Disposing of the petition, the judge said, “The petitioner had prayed that the Director of Fisheries department

Farmer dies of wild elephant attack

Coimbatore: A 46-year-old farmer died after he was attacked by an elephant near here, the police said. Muthusamy was attacked by a wild elephant while he was working in a field at Mettupalayam. He was admitted to the government hospital but succumbed to his injuries the police said.

Don't be informed robots, President tells students

Ooty: President Pranab Mukherjee asked students not to be just like informed robots without any soul but to become personalities the nation would feel proud of. Addressing students of Lawrence School located in this picturesque hill station, he told them that education is nothing but developing and building a person. “We don’t want informed robots without any soul. We want human beings who are aware of their responsibilities towards society,”

Over 40 researchers participate in epigraphy workshop

Nagapattinam: A 15-day workshop on epigraphy and archaeology for history researchers in Tamilnadu commenced at Tarangambadi in this district. Inaugurating the workshop, Nagapattinam district Collector S Pazhanisamy said it was aimed at teaching the nuances of epigraphy and archaeology to history researchers. Over 40 researchers from various colleges and research institutions in the State are attending the workshop, being organised by the Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department. He said leading epigraphists

Two held for fabricating robbery story, stealing gold

Coimbatore: Two employees of a gold smithy here were arrested for allegedly concocting a robbery story and stealing gold weighing about one kilogram, the police said. Saravanakumar, one of the workers, had claimed that four masked men had barged into the gold smithy and beat up another worker Nagaraj, before decamping with the gold and other ornaments, when he had stepped out to bring tea at around 3.30 am on

UP man arrested for trying to enter KKNPP

Chennai: A 25-year-old man hailing from Uttar Pradesh was arrested for allegedly trying to enter the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tirunelveli district, the police said. Narendra Kumar from Lakshmipur was picked up by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel this morning for allegedly trying to enter the plant, police said. “They (CISF officials) picked up the man at around 7.30 am  and handed him over to us,”

Six TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Rameswaram: Six Tamilnadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation. The president of the fishermen association here, M Emerit, said the arrested fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai port there. They were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu when they were arrested, he said.

When in Ooty, take the road less travelled

Chennai: With the blistering heat roasting Chennaiites, it would not be strange for people to want to escape from the fireball that the city has become. Hill stations are the paradise which people prefer to visit during summer. One such place is the ‘Queen of Hills’ – Ooty. Don’t groan. We are not talking about the usual tourist spots of Ooty but the unexplored ones. There are some less-frequented places