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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

Senior DMK leader Periyaswami dies

Chennai: Senior  DMK  functionary  and  former MLA N Periyasami died at a private  hospital  here  this  morning after a brief illness. He was 78. Periyasami, who was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Hospital at Porur,  died  at 7 am, a DMK release here  said.  He  is  the  father  of  former  DMK  Minister  and  Tuticorin  MLA Geetha Jeevan. The  body  of  Periyasami,  who  is  also  the  Tuticorin  South  district  secretary of

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.

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

Over 4,000 killed in TN road accidents in 3 months

Chennai: A whopping 4,148 persons were killed in road accidents in the first three months of this year in Tamilnadu, the state government said yesterday blaming non-adherence of traffic rules for high number of fatalities. Last year, a total of 17,218 persons died in 73,431 road accidents in the state. “In the year 2017 (upto March) 16,756 road accidents happened in which 4,148 persons died,” an official release said here.

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

Educationists pitch for uniform school syllabus

Chennai: If there is one question nagging the minds  of  students  and  parents,  it  is  why are competitive exams tough for Tamilnadu alone? Educationists  opined  that  actually the exams are not tough –  the  syllabus  is  the  State  is  outdated. Many educationists press for the need to change the syllabus, and the State government on Tuesday issued orders for conducting public exams for students of class XI, and proposed to

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

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.