Madurai

  • Tamil Nadu: 18 month old toddler killed after van runs over him June 6, 2014

    Madurai : An 18 month old male child was killed on the spot when the rear tyres of the school van ran over it at Malainagar while the vehicle was being reversed, police said. They said the mishap occurred after the child wandered to the rear of the vehicle while its...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC rejects anticipatory bail to 59-year-old rape accused May 27, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a 59-year-old man, who allegedly raped a minor girl repeatedly and made her pregnant; observing that such act was an offence against society. Justice S Vaidynathan of Madurai bench of the HC, who dismissed the application of the...
  • Tamil Nadu: 44-year old man arrested for sexually harassing daughter May 19, 2014

    Madurai: A 44-year old man was today arrested on the charge of sexually harassing his teenaged daughter from his first wife after confining her in his farmhouse in the district, police said. Subramani of Kopilipatti was arrested on a complaint from his 18-year-old daughter that he sexually harassed her in...
  • HC moved to restrain Centre from attending CHOGM November 4, 2013

    A PIL petition seeking to restrain the Centre from sending delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled in Sri Lanka from November 15, was filed in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday. A bench comprising Justices M Jaichandren and S Vaidyanathan, after hearing the...
  • New-born baby boy dumped near a garbage bin August 16, 2013

    A new-born baby boy was found abandoned near a garbage bin in a town near Madurai on Thursday. The infant, wrapped in a shawl and put in a textile shop bag, was noticed by a roadside shopowner at Sandhai Thidal near Thirubhuvanam on hearing the child's cries, police said. He handed...
  • Madurai: 58 members of 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' arrested July 1, 2013

    Madurai: Over 50 members of the 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' were on Sunday arrested for attempting to picket the Madurai airport, police said. They were demanding that the airport be named after freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar. Fifty-eight members, who held a demonstration earlier, tried to march towards the airport when...
  • Plea seeking reinvestigation of Rajiv Gandhi case in HC May 28, 2013

    Madurai: A PIL seeking to reinvestigate the the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has been filed in the Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Tuesday. The petitioner V Santhakumaresan, an advocate, said in his PIL that "the reinvestigation, in the interest of justice, may bring out...
  • Watch: CSK CEO Meiyappan leaves from Srinivasan's Kodaikanal residence May 24, 2013

    Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan left his father-in-law and BCCI chief N Srinivasan's Kodaikanal residence on Friday afternoon. Sources say he will take a flight to Mumbai from the Madurai airport. Sources say Meiyappan consulted his lawyers and has decided to appear for questioning by the Mumbai Police. ...
  • Bangalore blast: 3 arrested, police suspect involvement of sleeper cell April 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Investigators have claimed a breakthrough in the Bangalore blast case and three people were arrested from Chennai earlier on Tuesday in connection with the case. Tirunelveli residents Peer Mohideen and Basheer were picked up from a lodge in Chennai. The third person is a resident of Madurai. Police sources say...
  • Aishwarya Arjun an exception among star kids: Pandian March 22, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil director Boopathy Pandian can't stop raving about actor Arjun Sarja's daughter, debutant Aishwarya Arjun, who will be seen in upcoming Tamil comedy 'Pattathu Yaanai'. "Not all star kids are blessed with acting prowess, but Aishwarya is an exception. I believe she has inherited acting skills from her father. She...
  • I thank my parents for the award: Birju Maharaj March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Pandit Birju Maharaj said he would like to thank his parents for the National Award he won Monday for best choreography for Kamal Haasan's multilingual spy-thriller 'Vishwaroopam'. "I got to know that I won the National Award through calls I have been receiving since evening. I never had any expectations...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man rapes mentally ill woman March 13, 2013

    Madurai: A mentally ill woman was reportedly raped by a person posing as a coffee seller at Madurai railway station early Wednesday, police said. The 32-year-old woman was waiting with her mother to board a train to Elanchi village after treatment in Madurai when the man approached them and offered...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Police conduct search in Kanyakumari February 24, 2013

    Kanyakumari: Police along with Intelligence Bureau officials on Sunday conducted search operations in some areas of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on information that certain persons having links with the Hyderabad blasts had come to the seashore town. The tip-off was received from Hyderabad Police and Intelligence agencies and search operations...
  • TN: Man arrested for beating wife with air-gun February 18, 2013

    Madurai: A man was on Sunday arrested for allegedly beating his wife with an air-gun, causing an injury to her ear lobe, police said. The 52-year-old departmental store worker had allegedly beaten her following a quarrel. The woman has been admitted to a local hospital. ...
  • Vishwaroopam: Kamal Haasan files police complaint January 7, 2013

    Chennai: Amid stiff opposition to the release of his movie 'Vishwaroopam' on DTH format, actor Kamal Haasan today complained to police he has been receiving threats that the movie would be pirated and power supply to the cinemas screening it will be suspended. "I have been receiving threats that the film...
  • Mining scam: Police summon Alagiri's son December 26, 2012

    Madurai: Madurai police on Wednesday issued summons to Union Steel Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi once again in connection with the multi-crore granite mining scam. Durai Dayanidhi had on December 14 surrendered at a Madurai court four days after being granted anticipatory bail in the granite scam case by...
  • TN: New-born baby girl found abandoned in train December 21, 2012

    Madurai: A new-born girl baby was found abandoned in a textile shopper bag in a coach of the Pandiyan Express train at neighbouring Dindigul on Thursday night. Police said a ticket examiner saw the baby wriggling in the bag and crying and gave a complaint to the Railway Police. Police rushed...
  • Granite scam: Durai Dayanidhi surrenders in Madurai court December 14, 2012

    Chennai: Union Steel Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi on Friday surrendered at a Madurai court four days after being granted anticipatory bail in the granite scam case by the Madras High Court. Accompanied by a battery of advocates and DMK workers, he paid a personal security of Rs 10,000,...
  • Stringent norms for selecting candidates: Cong leader November 21, 2012

    Madurai: As part of gearing up for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress has issued stringent norms for selecting candidates, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. The party has launched a mission of selecting a panel of three members for each of the parliamentary constituencies, and one among...
  • TN: Trust formed by Nithyananda dissolved October 23, 2012

    Madurai: The senior pontiff of a 1,500-year-old Saivite Mutt, who sacked self-styled controversial godman Nithyananda as his successor, on Sunday said the trust formed jointly by them had been dissolved. "The Madurai Adheenam Trust has been dissolved in the backdrop of HR& CE department stating before the Principal Sub court...
  • Nithyananda plays down sacking, says he was going to resign anyway October 23, 2012

    Chennai: Controversial godman Swami Nithyananda was on Saturday removed as the successor to a 1500-year-old mutt in Madurai. He faces several criminal charges, including rape. Nityananda was appointed as the successor at the mutt in August this year, but the decision had received widespread criticism, including from the Tamil Nadu...
  • Nithyananda sacked as Madurai Mutt successor October 20, 2012

    Chennai: Swami Nithyananda has been sacked as the successor to a 1500-year-old Mutt in Madurai. Nithyananda was sacked by a senior pontiff and is facing criminal charges including rape after a US-based woman and others alleged sexual exploitation. Nithyananda was appointed as the successor at the Madurai Mutt in April...
  • Granite scam: Alagiri's daughter-in-law appears before police October 7, 2012

    Chennai: The Rs 16,000 crore granite mining scam in Tamil Nadu is creating ripples among the high profile. Union Minister Alagiri's daughter-in-law Anusha appeared before the Madurai Police on Sunday. This comes days after the Madras High Court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Anusha's husband Durai Dayanidhi in connection with...
  • TN: 37 kg gold stolen from Muthoot Finance branch October 6, 2012

    Madurai: A five-member gang kidnapped two employees of a Kerala-based private finance firm and looted 37 kg of gold valued at Rs ten crore from its locker after stealing the keys of its branch office here, police said on Saturday. Police said the gang first kidnapped Balasubramanian, manager of the...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mystery fever claims 4 lives September 27, 2012

    Madurai: A mysterious fever that broke out in Periyachittulottipatti village near Peraiyur taluk in the disrict has claimed four lives within a fortnight, Health Department officials said here on Thursday. A special team from healh department had been rushed there following reports that 200 persons were afflicted by the fever. Those...
  • Anticipatory bail plea of MK Alagiri's son rejected September 25, 2012

    Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court bench dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Union Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi on Tuesday in connection with the illegal granite quarrying case. Durai Dayanidhi is among the 60 people named in the FIR related to the illegal granite mining...
  • TN: Over 50 arrested in Rs 16,000-cr granite scam September 17, 2012

    Madurai: The Rs 16,000 crore granite mining scam in Tamil Nadu is creating ripples among the high profile. Over 50 people have been arrested and the search is on for union minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi. Durai Dayanidhi is on the wanted list of the Tamil Nadu police for...
  • Madurai granite scam: Raids at 34 places September 15, 2012

    Madurai: Vigilance authorities raided 34 places in Madurai in connection with the granite mining scam on Saturday. Cases against two IAS officers who served as Madurai Collectors have been filed. The IAS officers allegedly falsified records and covered up illegal quarrying by PRP exports. Cases against five other officers have also been...
  • Sivakasi fire: Factory owner Murugesan arrested September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Murugesan, the owner of the Sivakasi cracker factory, in which 37 people died and over 60 got injured in a massive fire, has been arrested on Sunday in Madurai. Investigations have confirmed that the factory was operating illegally and had been inspected less than 24 hours earlier and ordered...
  • Mongrel Jack that may be the cutest Indian dog September 7, 2012

    Chennai: Believe it or not, a mongrel from Madurai could well be crowned the cutest Indian dog. Jack, an Indian breed dog (aka mongrel) who was rescued and raised by a student in the temple city, is one of the ten finalists of PETA’s Cutest Indian Dog Alive Contest. Open...