Vellore

  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for improving technical education system September 6, 2014

    Vellore: Voicing concern over the condition of technical education in the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the time has come for upgrading the system both qualitatively and quantitatively as only 15 per cent of engineers were employable. Referring to a report by the National Association...
  • PIL seeks Rs 20 lakh compensation in minor girl's drowning case July 15, 2014

    A PIL has been filed in Madras High Court seeking Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of a 12yearold girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainagecumrainwater canal last month in Vellore. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice MM Sundresh issued a...
  • Three terror suspects taken to Bangalore June 20, 2014

    Vellore: Three terror suspects arrested in connection with murders of several Hindu outfit leaders were on Friday taken to Bangalore on a court order by Karnataka Police for investigation in certain cases. The trio Police Fakruddin, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik lodged in the Central Prison here were taken to...
  • HC quashes case against Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini September 11, 2013

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Wednesday quashed all proceedings pending in a lower court against Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict S Nalini in connection with the seizure of a mobile phone in her cell in the Vellore prison. Passing orders on a petition by Nalini, Justice P Devadass said since the...
  • Nalini moves Madras HC seeking to quash charges against her August 29, 2013

    One of the main accused in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case S Nalini, whose death sentence was commuted to life, moved the Madras High Court on Thursday seeking to quash the charges framed against her, in a case of keeping a cellphone in the prison cell. Nalini, who is presently in the...
  • Jagathy Sreekumar needs more rest: Doctors May 16, 2012

    As Jagathy Sreekumar's aching body has started responding to medicines, the doctors at the CMC Vellore are waiting for the actor's brain to respond. Currently in a semi-conscious state, the actor is finding it difficult to identify his relatives around him. The doctors expect that the treatment schedules may take...
  • Jetmalani meets death row prisoners in Rajiv case November 12, 2011

    Vellore: Senior Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Saturday met the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case at the Central Prison in Vellore. Jethmalani, accompanied by MDMK leader Vaiko, met Murugan, Perarivalan and Santhan, whose hanging has been stayed by the Madras High Court on August 30...
  • Tamil Review: 'Vellore Mavattam' has nothing new October 14, 2011

    Cast: Nandha, Poorna, Azhagam Perumal, Santhanam, GM Kumar, Neelakantan and Gnyanavel Director: RNR Manohar The politician-cop-criminal nexus takes yet another form in Vellore Maavattam. An honest, gutsy cop's effort to break the nexus and cleanse the city of the criminal elements, forms the core of the plot. It's a familiar scenario, with...
  • Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini meets husband September 10, 2011

    Vellore: Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins Nalini Sriharan met her husband Murugan at Vellore jail on Saturday morning. This is Nalini's first meeting with Murugan after the President rejected his mercy plea in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Nalini was shifted to Vellore Jail a few days ago and had...
  • I am no one to forgive Nalini: Priyanka Gandhi August 29, 2011

    Priyanka Gandhi talks about why she made a visit to Nalini, one of the accused in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, and if she has forgiven her father's assassin. ...
  • Save Rajiv's assassins, Karuna appeals to Sonia August 26, 2011

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday appealed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to intervene and save the lives of three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, saying appeals by Tamils across the world needed to be considered in the spirit of 'forget and forgive'. In a statement...
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers to be hanged on September 9 August 26, 2011

    Chennai: The three men facing death penalty for the 1991 assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi will be hanged on September 9 in Tamil Nadu's Vellore prison, a jail official said on Friday. Prison Superintendent R Arivudainambi on Friday afternoon received the official communication to carry out the execution of...
  • Bus catches fire in Tamil Nadu, 22 dead June 8, 2011

    Vellore: Twenty two people were charred to death as a bus caught fire late on Tuesday night after hitting a culvert in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. The bus was on its way from Chennai to Tirupur. The bus was carrying 24 people and the driver, who survived the accident, has...
  • 23 killed as bus catches fire in Tamil Nadu June 8, 2011

    Vellore: Twenty three persons were charred to death on Tuesday when the private bus they were travelling in plunged down a bridge and caught fire near Kaveripakkam, about 40 km from here, police said. The bus, on its way to Tiruppur from Chennai, fell down...
  • Rajiv killer Nalini shifted from Vellore jail June 28, 2010

    Chennai: Rajiv Gandhi assassin Nalini Sriharan has been shifted out of the Vellore Prison after she complained about harassment by the jail authorities. Nalini, who has spent 19 years in Vellore Prison, will now be lodged in Chennai's Puzhal Central Prison. She had written to the prison in-charge alleging that "prison...
  • Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini ends her 2-day long fast September 23, 2009

    Chennai: Nalini, who is serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, ended her two-day long indefinite fast on Wednesday. She is demanding her premature release and broke the fast after Vellore jail officials assured that her plea would be considered as per law. Nalini's husband Murugan, also a...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassin begins fast to demand release September 23, 2009

    Chennai: Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan has started what she calls a fast unto death inside the Vellore jail in a bid to seek an early release. Last week, she had filed a petition in the Madras High Court asking for the Tamil Nadu government to reconvene the advisory board...
  • Tamil Nadu govt to reconsider Nalini's bail appeal September 24, 2008

    Chennai: Nalini Sriharan, who is convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has another shot at an early release as the Madras High Court has requested the Tamil Nadu government to reconsider her bail appeal again. Nalini has been in the Vellore Jail for over 17 years now. Her appeal for...
  • Zardari hails Priyanka Vadera's visit to Vellore jail May 27, 2008

    New Delhi: The PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday cited Priyanka Vadera's Vellore jail visit as a lesson in political reconciliation. He said this when he was asked at a press conference why he was thinking of including in his plan of "national reconciliation", the Pakistan Muslim League (Q), which...
  • Vellore jail official denies Priyanka met Nalini May 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The reported meeting between Priyanka Vadhera and Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, is generating more controversy. Now superintendent of Vellore Central Prison Rajasoundari has denied reports that Priyanka met Nalini. The superintendent made the denial in reply to an Right to Information appeal...
  • Nalini seeks early release from jail, appeals in HC April 30, 2008

    Chennai: Nalini Sriharan, convicted for assassinating former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, wants an early release from jail and has filed an appeal in the Madras High Court. Just a month after Priyanka Vadra met her, the last surviving member of the assassination squad that killed her father Rajiv, Nalini has appealed...
  • Rajiv killing: Conspirator appeals for early release April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Nalini Sriharan, the 43-year-old conspirator in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, moved the Madras High Court on Wednesday seeking an early release. This is Nalini’s second appeal. Earlier, Nalini had also written letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi seeking her intervention for her release. Nalini has been serving...
  • Priyanka revisits her past, comes to terms with Rajiv's death April 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi revisited her past that has haunted the Nehru-Gandhis for the past 17 years. Unnoticed and alone, she paid a visit to Nalini, who is the only survivor of the group that assassinated Rajiv Gandhi, in Vellore Jail on March 19 this year. It is believed that...
  • Yes, I met my father's killer in Vellore: Priyanka April 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination is making news once again. This time it is because of his daughter Priyanka Vadra's visit to a Vellore prison, where the only living member of Rajiv's assassination squad, Nalini Sriharan, is lodged. According to a leading daily, a local lawyer D Raj...
  • Tamil Nadu can boast of its own Golden Temple now August 24, 2007

    Vellore: If you see the temple, you might even think that the temple is made of gold. And your guessing will be correct. The Golden Temple is about 140 km from Chennai at Tirumalaikodi in Vellore district. Sri Narayani Peedam, a private religious charitable organisation, built the temple. And the glittering...