Virudhunagar: Vexed over the delay in getting a birth certificate, a man in Virudhunagar hit upon a bizarre idea of sending a demand draft for Rs 100 as bribe to a local body, stunning the municipality authorities who made amends for the lapse and home delivered the document.
Rattled on receiving the DD and the accompanying note which mentioned it as bribe, Municipality Commissioner Sermakani swung into action, reprimanded concerned officials and asked them to deliver the birth certificate at the home of the applicant, who is an auditor.
05:23 AM, Jun 17, 2012
Chennai: Premises of former DMK minister Pongalur N Palanisamy has been raided by officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on Tuesday in connection with a disproportionate assets case. Raids were conducted at seven places including Coimbatore, Tirupur and Chennai. Pongalur N Palanisamy was the Rural Industries Minister during the DMK regime. Several former DMK ministers and senior party functionaries have been facing the heat from the Jayalalithaa government...
08:35 AM, Nov 29, 2011
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 supporting material. Palanisamy, 74, has been booked for alleged illegal sand quarrying between December 1, 2009 and May 13, 2011....
09:26 AM, Oct 01, 2011