SALEM

  • Rs 2 lakh worth banned tobacco products seized in Salem September 10, 2014

    Salem: Ten thousand packets of banned tobacco products worth about Rs two lakh were seized from a mini lorry at Thoppur ghat section on Wednesday, police said. They said the speeding mini lorry was intercepted at the Thoppur ghat section and a search revealed the packets hidden inside. Four occupants...
  • Lukas Rosol wins WinstonSalem Open August 24, 2014

    WinstonSalem: Lukas Rosol got a few big breaks on his way to the WinstonSalem Open final, and a few more in winning his first ATP Tour title of the year. The Czech rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 36, 76 (3), 75 in the championship...
  • Rosol to play Janowicz in WinstonSalem final August 23, 2014

    WinstomSalem: Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the WinstonSalem Open final with threeset victories on Friday. The seventhseeded Rosol edged Taiwan's YenHsun Lu 75, 46, 64, and Janowicz defeated Sam Querrey 46, 75, 64 in the final tuneup for next week's US Open. "I've been...
  • John Isner cruises into third round at WinstonSalem Open August 21, 2014

    American John Isner made short work of his thirdround match on Wednesday in the WinstonSalem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 61, 76 (73). Isner, the tournament's top seed and twotime champion, served 17 aces and needed just 68 minutes to oust the 13thseeded Kukushkin in the final tuneup for next week's...
  • John Isner wins in straight sets at WinstonSalem Open August 20, 2014

    John Isner shook off a slow start to beat fellow American Bradley Klahn 76 (75), 62 on Tuesday in the second round of the WinstonSalem Open. Isner, the tournament's top seed and twotime winner, served 13 aces one clocked at 138 mph and broke Klahn's serve twice in the...
  • David Goffin upsets Jurgen Melzer in first round at WinstonSalem August 19, 2014

    Belgian qualifier David Goffin extended his winning streak to 23 matches on Monday when he beat defending champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 63, 64 in the first round of the WinstonSalem Open, a tuneup for next week's US Open. Goffin won his first ATP Tour title last month in Kitzbuhel, Austria....
  • Nicolas Mahut downs Blaz Kavcic to open WinstonSalem Open August 18, 2014

    North Carolina: Nicolas Mahut of France beat Slovakia's Blaz Kavcic 63, 62 on Sunday to set up a secondround match against thirdseeded Tommy Robredo at the WinstonSalem Open. Bradley Klahn beat fellowAmerican Noah Rubin 62, 06, 76 (5) in their firstround match. Klahn will face topseeded John Isner in the second...
  • Supreme Court dismisses Abu Salem's plea in fake passport case August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed gangster Abu Salem's appeal against his conviction and sevenyear jail term in fake passport case. The underworld don was sentenced to seven years in jail in 2013 in the 2001 fake passport case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in...
  • 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. ...
  • Oneweekold elephant calf rescued in Salem June 6, 2014

    Salem: A oneweekold 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 6yearold girl May 23, 2014

    Salem: A teenaged boy was arrested in Salem on Friday for allegedly raping a sixyearold girl at her residence at Puduchetram in the district. Police said the girl and the 14yearold 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 FounderEditor 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 46, 76 (7), 76 (12) to advance to the...
  • No. 2 seed Seppi upset at WinstonSalem Open August 21, 2013

    North Carolina: Andreas Seppi was upset on Tuesday night in the second round of the WinstonSalem Open, leaving Spaniard Tommy Robredo as the only survivor among the top four seeds at the tournament. Secondseeded Seppi was beaten by American qualifier Steve Johnson 67 (5), 64, 75. The tournament lost two of...
  • Fish retires in 3rd set at WinstonSalem Open August 21, 2013

    North Carolina: American Mardy Fish retired because of heat stroke during the third set of his secondround match on Tuesday at the WinstonSalem Open. No. 11 seed Jarkko Nieminen was leading Fish 75, 67 (3), 32 when Fish resigned. Fish said in a statement issued by the ATP he developed "heat...
  • Isner, Berdych pull out of WinstonSalem Open August 20, 2013

    WinstonSalem: The biggest news at a soggy WinstonSalem Open on Monday wasn't made by who advanced. It was who pulled out. Twotime 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 WinstonSalem Open first round August 19, 2013

    WinstonSalem, North Carolina: Mardy Fish beat Evgeny Donskoy 63, 36, 61 on Sunday in the first round of the WinstonSalem Open. Fish a wildcard 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...