Ramanathapuram

  • Steps to make Rameswram a holy island August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: The Vivekanandha Kendra at Kanyakumari is joining hands with Rameswaram Municipality and Ramanathapuram district administration to make this holy island a "Green island", according to Saraswathi Coordinator for the programme. She said that two seperate buckets would be given to the house hold to collect plastic waste and bio-waste seperately...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 people from West Bengal dead as bus catches fire in Ramanathapuram August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: Five pilgrims have been killed in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu after a bus caught fire on Sunday morning. The bus carrying the pilgrims was headed towards Kanyakumari. The pilgrims, who are said to have been asleep during the incident, belonged to West Bengal. The reason behind the fire is...
  • Tamil Nadu: Two arrested for supplying ISIS t-shirts August 5, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Two people have been arrested in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu for supplying t-shirts of terror organisation ISIS, the t-shirts were ordered in Tiruppur. The two accused, Abdul Rahman and Rilvan, have been sent to judicial custody for printing ISIS t-shirts and posing along with a group of youngsters. The picture...
  • 14 SL fishermen remanded to judicial custody till June 4 May 22, 2014

    Fourteen Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested by the Coast Guard on the charge of illegally fishing in Indian waters, were remanded to judicial custody till June 4 by a court near Ramanathapuram on Thursday. According to officials, the fishermen were produced before the Judicial Magistrate at Paramakudi and remanded to judicial custody...
  • Jaya writes to PM, calls attack on fishermen by SL brutal, unprovoked December 31, 2013

    Chennai: Asking the Centre to take a strong line and prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that "unabated, brutal, unprovoked attacks and instances of opening of fire on our innocent fishermen have been carried out by the marauding Sri Lankan Navy...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man arrested for raping girl repeatedly on false pretext of marriage September 13, 2013

    A man was arrested on Thursday from near Dhanushkodi for allegedly raping a girl repeatedly for over a week on the false promise of marriage, police said. The man developed friendship with her through mobile phone and asked her to come to the bus stand here recently. He introduced himself as...
  • Fishermen protest against use of banned nets August 16, 2013

    Around 300 fishermen from various coastal hamlets in Ramanathapuram staged a demonstration on Friday demanding action against trawlers and mechanised fishing boatmen for alleged use of banned fishing nets. The fishermen from villages including Panaikulam, Atrangarai, Settipanai and Azhagankulam,  gathered infront of the Collectorate in Ramanathapuram and accused the trawlers of...
  • Jaya asks PM to intervene to secure release of fishermen July 28, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's immediate intervention to secure the release and repatriation of 16 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who are languishing in a jail in Iran. In a letter to Singh, she said families of the fishermen, hailing from Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam and Kaniyakumari districts,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TN fishermen slapped, chased away by Lankan Navy September 10, 2012

    Ramanathapuram: In yet another instance of mid-sea confrontation reported on Sunday, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly chased away a group of fishermen and took away a mobile phone from one of them. The Indian fishing boats, which set out on Saturday, were surrounded by the Lankan Navy while they were netting...
  • TN: CPI-M calls police firing barbaric September 13, 2011

    Chennai: AIADMK's ally CPI-M on Tuesday described as barbaric, the police firing at Paramakudi on Sunday, in which seven people were killed and said it would stage state-wide protest on Saturday to demand action against the guilty police officials. The police could have averted untoward incidents if they had anticipated...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa orders probe into Dalit killing September 12, 2011

    Chennai: A day after the police firing incident that killed six people in Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram District, the situation on Monday still seemed tense but under control with the prohibitory orders under Section 144 still in place. Ramanathapuram District Collector Arun Roy said, "At present the situation is under control. Following...
  • Student delivers baby in school, expelled June 17, 2010

    Ramanathapuram: A 15-year-old student delivered a baby inside a toilet of a private institution in Ramanathapuram and later abandoned it, prompting school authorities to issue her transfer certificate. The teenager, who gave birth to the baby girl early this week, was issued a transfer certificate by the management of the institution...