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  • Tamil Nadu: 2 killed in flash floods in Erode district October 25, 2014

    Erode: Two people have been killed and one more feared trapped in flash floods in Tamil Nadu's Erode district. The tragedy occurred on Saturday morning when men were crossing a bridge on the bike. The water flow increased due to rains in Sathyamangalam forest. More details are awaited. ...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa condoles death of 7 workers in textile dyeing unit March 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday condoled the death of seven workers, who lost their lives due to asphyxiation in a dyeing unit tank in Erode. "I extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved family members", she said in a statement. Seven workers died of asphyxiation and nine others were...
  • Tamil Nadu: 7 workers die after inhaling poisonous gas in Erode March 18, 2014

    Chennai: In a tragic incident, seven workers at a dyeing plant died of asphyxiation after inhaling poisonous gas in Erode, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The tragedy occurred as the workers attended to a sewage tank pump. More details are awaited. ...
  • TN: Worker arrested for sexually torturing 10year old girl October 4, 2013

    Coimbatore: A construction worker was arrested today on charges of sexually 'torturing and harassing' a 10yearold daughter of his female colleague for the last two years. Vijayakumar of Erode and working in Periyanaickenpalayam on the city outskirts, was allegedly having illicit affairs with a female worker for the last six years,...
  • Vasan against selling warship to Sri Lanka September 12, 2013

    Erode: Voicing opposition to Centre's proposal to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka, Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan has said he would urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to sell the vessels. "I am against the selling of warships to Sri Lanka. I will meet the Prime Minister soon and represent...
  • Greed lured literate investors in Erode into emu scam: RBI August 5, 2013

    Erode: Most of the duped investors in the multicrore emu contract farming scam in the district last year were literates and very knowledgeable and had been lured by 'greed', according to a survey by Reserve Bank of India. The investors had been lured by attractive schemes offered by the emu...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man stangulates wife, burns her body July 15, 2013

    Erode: One person hailing from Karnataka was on Monday arrested for allegedly strangling his wife to death and burning the body a week ago, police said. Police said the accused Kongalayiah of Chamrajnagar in Karnataka,came to Arasur and stayed there with his 25yearold wife. He was working in a private firm...
  • Tamil Nadu: Heavy rain lashes Salem, Erode June 1, 2013

    Salem: Water level in the Mettur reservoir on Saturday stood at 18.54 feet against the full level of 120 feet. Inflow into the dam was 72 cusecs while outflow 600 cusecs. Salem and its surroundings experienced heavy downpour on Friday night while scattered heavy rain was reported in Erode district. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Cable operators stir on February 28 February 26, 2013

    Erode: Hundreds of telegrams have been sent to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by cable TV operators here, protesting against the online system of payment of subscription. The Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable Television Corporation, a government entity, recently issued a notification extending to the subscribers the facility of online payment of monthly...
  • Erode: 14 school vehicles runnning without permit July 29, 2012

    Erode: In a crackdown on unauthorised vehicles used for transporting school children in the wake of the death of a sixyear old girl in Chennai, Regional Transport Officials in Erode slapped a fine of Rs 84,000 on 14 vehciles being operated without necessary permit. The officials conducted inspections of school buses,...
  • TNPSC: 40,000 candidates to appear in exam July 6, 2012

    Erode: About forty thousand candidates are appearing for the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group IV examination to be conducted at 135 centres in the district on July 7, District Collector VK Shanmugam said on Friday. The examinations would be conducted at Erode, Perundurai, Gobichettipalayam, Sathyamangalam and Bhavani. Tight police security has...
  • Euthanasia for TN teen, family asks govt for help July 4, 2012

    In Tamil Nadu, a woman has sought the right to die for her 14yearold differentlyabled daughter. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother seeks daughter's mercy killing July 3, 2012

    Erode(Tamil Nadu): In a heartrending plea to authorities, a middleaged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14yearold cerebral palsyaffected daughter. The unusual petition was submitted by the woman on Monday during the grievances redress meeting at the Erode District Collectorate. In her petition, she stated that she came to Erode seven years...
  • 'Madhubaanakadai' a film with brand new disclaimer May 28, 2012

    'There is no story in the film and if you still find any, its purely your imagination. Thats the message that will appear on screen before the film begins, says debutant director Kamalakannan, speaking about his flick, 'Madhubaanakkadai'. The movie is about the happenings at a TASMAC shop in...
  • Chennai: Priest arrested for molesting child March 18, 2012

    Chennai: Catholic priest Reverend Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul was arrested in Erode in Tamil Nadu on charges of molesting a child in the US when he was there during 2004, police said on Saturday. Acting on an alert by Interpol, Tamil Nadu police arrested Rev Jeyapaul, 57, on Friday evening and presented...
  • Jaya strikes again, two DMK leaders arrested August 4, 2011

    New Delhi: In the latest crackdown on Karunanidhi's aides by the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu, two DMK leaders were arrested in Erode on land grab charges on Thursday. The mayor of Erode, Kumar Murugesh and former DMK minister NKKP Raja were arrested. NKKP Raja was minister for textiles and handloom...