Madurai

  • HC moved to restrain Centre from attending CHOGM 04-11-2013 10:32 PM

    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...
  • New-born baby boy dumped near a garbage bin 16-08-2013 03:58 AM

    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...
  • Madurai: 58 members of 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' arrested 01-07-2013 01:53 AM

    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...
  • Plea seeking reinvestigation of Rajiv Gandhi case in HC 28-05-2013 03:27 PM

    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 24-05-2013 01:58 PM

    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 23-04-2013 07:59 PM

    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...
  • Stringent norms for selecting candidates: Cong leader 21-11-2012 01:43 PM

    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 21-10-2012 07:40 PM

    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...
  • Two held in Madurai for plot to kill Advani 02-11-2011 10:50 AM

    MADURAI: Two Islamic fundamentalists " Abdul Rahman alias Abdullah (26) of Nelpettai and Ismath (22) of Simmakkal " said to be sympathisers of extremist Imam Ali, were arrested here on Tuesday in connection with the alleged attempt on BJP leader L K Advanis life during his visit to the temple...
  • HC dismisses police plea for custody of DMK MLA 01-10-2011 09:26 AM

    Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday rejected a police plea seeking custody of DMK's Aravakurichi MLA KC Palanisamy, arrested on charges of illegal sand mining, in view of his age. Justice R Mala also said police custody could not be given automatically without substantial and...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 dalits killed in police firing 11-09-2011 11:07 PM

    Chennai: The number of protestors killed in the police firing in Ramanthapuram district on Sunday has risen to five. The clash between the police and dalit protestors took place after their leader was arrested. Several police vehicles have also been damaged in the clash. The protests then spread to Madurai...
  • Alagiri's wife grabs temple land in Madurai 10-08-2011 08:59 PM

    Chennai: Documentary evidence has revealed the full extent of the land grabbing allegations against Union Minister and Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri's family. CNN-IBN has accessed documents to show how Alagiri's wife bought temple land worth over Rs 20 crore for just Rs 85 lakh from a man facing over 50...
  • Ex-women prisoners allege being abused in Jail 09-03-2011 04:40 PM

    Madurai: Three former women prisoners have alleged that they were subjected to verbal and physical abuse including sexual assault, beatings, threats and intimidation by authorities. The women, now out of prisons, spoke to reporters at a meeting organised by Campaign for Custodial Justice and Abolition of Torture, an NGO. The...
  • Sundal: The flavour of navaratri fest in South India 09-10-2008 04:56 PM

    Madurai: The entire country celebrates the navaratri festival but every region has its distinct flavour to the celebrations. In the rural south India, it has its own signature style. In Madurai, shrouded in mystery is the temple of the 'Saptakannimar', the seven goddesses that is located in the remote hills....
  • Dalits segregated, walled off in Madurai village 04-05-2008 11:26 AM

    Mirpur: A phenomenal century of hundreds under his belt but iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is in no mood to consider retirement as he feels going out on top is a selfish thought. Tendulkar struck his 100th international century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh on Friday, ending a...
  • 12 injured as Jallikattu kicks off in TN 16-01-2008 03:21 PM

    Kolkata: Man-of-the-match Laxmipathy Balaji on Sunday gave credit to bowling coach Wasim Akram for his impressive three for 15 run spell against Rajasthan Royals, and said he and his fellow pace colleagues were learning a lot from the the iconic Pakistani bowler. The former India seamer wrecked the Rajasthan batting...
  • Love twist to Indian's death in Malaysia, MEA panics 07-12-2007 09:26 AM

    Dubai: England's Steve Davis and Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena will be the on-field umpires during the inaugural match of the ICC Cricket World Cup between India and Bangladesh to be played in Mirpur on February 19. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday named the umpires and match referees appointed...