Salem

  • Turmeric bags destroyed in fire in Salem June 9, 2014

    Salem: Thousands of bags of turmeric were on Monday destroyed in a fire in a private turmeric godown in Thukukanour village in the district, police said. The fire occurred in the wee hours and 15,000 bags were destroyed. The fire was brought under control by fire force personnel. Police are...
  • Water level at 44.75 ft in Salem June 9, 2014

    Salem: The water level in the Mettur Dam on Monday morning stood at 44.75 feet against the full level of 120 feet. Inflow was 2166 cusecs while outflow 800 cusecs, PWD sources said. ...
  • One-week-old elephant calf rescued in Salem June 6, 2014

    Salem: A one-week-old elephant calf was rescued by forest department officials on Friday at the forest areas bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Conservator of forests P Ganesan said the calf was part of a herd of seven elephants which came on Thursday to the river for drinking water and later...
  • Salem: Teenager arrested for raping 6-year-old girl May 23, 2014

    Salem: A teenaged boy was arrested in Salem on Friday for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl at her residence at Puduchetram in the district. Police said the girl and the 14-year-old boy were watching television at her house on May 20 when the incident occurred. The girl's mother caught the teenager raping...
  • Lankan issue will not affect us in polls: Congress April 4, 2014

    Union Minister and senior Congress leader G K Vasan on Friday said the Centre's stand in abstaining from voting on a US resolution on alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka at UNHRC would not affect the party in the Lok Sabha elections. "No way the Sri Lankan issue will affect the...
  • Salem: Stalin, 2,000 DMK workers booked for violating ban orders January 27, 2014

    Salem: DMK leader MK Stalin and 2,000 party workers were booked by the Salem police for inaugurating a statue of late party veteran Veerapandi Arumugam in the city in violation of ban orders. Cases had been registered against the DMK Treasurer, who inaugurated the statue on Sunday evening, and others under...
  • Polling begins at Yercaud Assembly constituency December 4, 2013

    Polling for the Yercaud Assembly constituency in Salem district began on Wednesday, where AIADMK and arch rival DMK are locked in a tough fight to test their political fortunes, ahead of Lok Sabha polls next year. This is also the first time in Tamil Nadu that voters have been provided with...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 28, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Tejpal misses deadline, Goa police to arrest him November 28, 2013

    Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal is likely to be arrested by the Goa Police after he failed to meet the 3 PM deadline set by it for questioning in a sexual assault case involving a woman journalist. ...
  • Abu Salem jailed for 7 years in fake passport case November 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: Underworld don Abu Salem has been sentenced to seven years in jail in the 2001 fake passport case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Hyderabad. The court, which had convicted the extradited gangster in the case on November 18, pronounced the sentence on Thursday. Judge MV...
  • Abu Salem held guilty in the 2001 fake passport case November 18, 2013

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday pronounced gangster Abu Salem guilty in the 2001 fake passport case. The quantum of the punishment will be decided on November 28. Trial against Salem for obtaining a passport under a fictitious name in 2001 from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: BSP MLA Noor Saleem Rana gets bail September 24, 2013

    Lucknow: BSP MLA Noor saleem Rana has been granted bail in connection with Muzaffarngar riots. He was behind the bars for allegedly making hate speeches that led to the communal violence in the area. Earlier on Monday Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sangeet Som had been rejected bail. Som is lodged...
  • Yemen PM escapes unhurt after gunmen shoot at motorcade-aide September 1, 2013

    Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Yemen's Prime Minister on Saturday, but Salem Basindwa escaped unhurt, an aide said. Ali al-Sarari, an adviser to Basindwa, said the attack happened in the evening in Sanaa while Basindwa was returning home from his office. Sarari said Basindwa's guards identified the licence plates of...
  • Paes-Nestor pair lifts Winston-Salem open trophy August 25, 2013

    Winston-Salem (USA): Leander Paes won his first title of the season when he triumphed at the Winston-Salem Open with Canadian Daniel Nestor as the veteran pair defeated Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot 7-6(10), 7-5 in the final, here. Paes and Nestor, both aged 40, were playing together for just the second...
  • Monfils retires in the final to hand Melzer Winston-Salem trophy August 25, 2013

    North Carolina: Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the US Open. Instead, he spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina and came away with a champion's trophy and a big...
  • Melzer, Monfils reach Winston-Salem Open final August 24, 2013

    North Carolina: Former top-10 players Gael Monfils and Jurgen Melzer beat higher-ranked players on Friday to advance to the Winston-Salem Open final. Frenchman Monfils overcame early struggles to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 7-6 (11), 6-3 in the first semi-final at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. "It's very good for...
  • Querrey, Dolgopolov, Monfils, Melzer in Winston-Salem semis August 23, 2013

    North Carolina: Gael Monfils once ranked among the world's top 10 players, beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the Winston-Salem Open semifinals. The 43rd-ranked Frenchman will face Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine, a 7-6 (7), 6-3 winner over Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan. "It's always...
  • Querrey, Monfils reach quarters in North Carolina August 22, 2013

    North Carolina: Sam Querrey wants to get in as many matches as he can to prepare for next week's US Open. Yet Querrey nearly saw his preparations come to an early end on Wednesday, struggling early before edging Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 4-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (12) to advance to the...
  • No. 2 seed Seppi upset at Winston-Salem Open August 21, 2013

    North Carolina: Andreas Seppi was upset on Tuesday night in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open, leaving Spaniard Tommy Robredo as the only survivor among the top four seeds at the tournament. Second-seeded Seppi was beaten by American qualifier Steve Johnson 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5. The tournament lost two of...
  • Fish retires in 3rd set at Winston-Salem Open August 21, 2013

    North Carolina: American Mardy Fish retired because of heat stroke during the third set of his second-round match on Tuesday at the Winston-Salem Open. No. 11 seed Jarkko Nieminen was leading Fish 7-5, 6-7 (3), 3-2 when Fish resigned. Fish said in a statement issued by the ATP he developed "heat...
  • Isner, Berdych pull out of Winston-Salem Open August 20, 2013

    Winston-Salem: The biggest news at a soggy Winston-Salem Open on Monday wasn't made by who advanced. It was who pulled out. Two-time defending champion John Isner and top seed Tomas Berdych withdrew from the tournament. After the start of the day was delayed by 4 hours and 10 minutes due to...
  • Fish beats Donskoy in Winston-Salem Open first round August 19, 2013

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Mardy Fish beat Evgeny Donskoy 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open. Fish - a wild-card entrant - advances to face Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, the tournament's 11th seed, in the second round. The tournament - the men's final tuneup event before the...
  • CBI allowed to drop charges carrying death, life imprisonment against Abu Salem in 1993 blasts August 14, 2013

    A special TADA court on Tuesday allowed the CBI to drop certain charges against extradited gangster Abu Salem in connection with the 1993 serial bomb blasts case. The CBI had earlier told the Supreme Court that it wanted to withdraw certain charges under TADA Act, Explosives Substances Act, Arms Act...
  • 1993 Bombay blast: CBI allowed to drop certain charges against Salem August 13, 2013

    Mumbai: A special TADA court on Tuesday allowed the CBI to drop certain charges against extradited gangster Abu Salem in connection with the 1993 serial bomb blasts case. The CBI had earlier told the Supreme Court that it wanted to withdraw certain charges under TADA Act, Explosives Substances Act, Arms...
  • TADA court to resume trial against Salem in 1993 blasts case August 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Two days after Supreme Court ruled that extradition of Abu Salem to India is still valid, a special TADA court in Mumbai on Wednesday asked prosecution and defence advocates to proceed with the trial against the gangster in the 1993 serial blasts case. Special court judge GA Sanap on...
  • Abu Salem's extradition is valid, rules SC August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Underworld don Abu Salem will continue to face trial in the 1993 Bombay blasts case, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday while hearing his plea to quash his extradition from Portugal. While ruling that Abu Salem's extradition is valid, the court vacated stay on various trails against him. But...
  • 1993 Bombay blasts: SC to deliver verdict on Abu Salem's plea August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict on gangster Abu Salem's plea on Monday for quashing trials against him. Salem had filed the application after the Portugal's Supreme Court terminated his extradition on the grounds that India had violated deportation rules. Salem was deported in 2005 on...
  • SC to deliver verdict on Abu Salem's plea for quashing of trials against him August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce its verdict on gangster Abu Salem's plea for quashing trials against him in various cases after Portugal's apex court terminated his extradition to India for "violation" of deportation rules by authorities in New Delhi. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam...
  • TN: Man arrested for suspiciously roaming near guest house where Advani is to stay July 30, 2013

    Salem: A 46-year old man was on Tuesday "secured" by police after he was found moving around in a suspicious manner near the Salem Steel Plant Guest house where senior BJP leader LK Advani is scheduled to stay during his visit here on August 1, police said. Mohammed Ali of Nagore...
  • TN BJP General Secretary murder: Party calls for statewide bandh July 22, 2013

    Chennai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday called for a statewide bandh in Tamil Nadu after the party state unit General Secretary V Ramesh was murdered on Friday night. The BJP leader was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem, police said. The 52-year-old Ramesh alias...