Tirunelveli

  • Tamil Nadu: Petitioner fined for filing petitions repeatedly September 14, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court fined a person for filing habeas corpus petitions alleging illegal detention of his 27yearold daughter who had married against his wishes. Dismissing the petition, the Madurai bench of the court comrpising Justice S Manikumar and Justice VS Ravi imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on M...
  • 5 killed in bomb blast near Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant November 26, 2013

    Tirunelveli: Five people, including three children, were killed on the spot in a powerful bomb explosion tonight in a colony in Idinthakarai coastal village, close to Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant, police said. Those killed included a woman and three children, all aged below five years, they said. Two houses were razed...
  • Honour killing: 17-year-old girl murdered by brothers in Tamil Nadu September 14, 2013

    In a case of honour killing, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly murdered by her two brothers for falling in love with a Dalit boy in the district, police said on Saturday. The two brothers poured acid into the mouth of their sister Gomathy and hanged her at their house in Seevalaperi...
  • TN: Britisher pins Indian flag on trouser at a RDay function January 26, 2013

    Tirunelveli: A visiting British teacher on Saturday caused a flutter when he pinned a miniature Indian national flag on his trouser to cover a torn portion in the leg area at the official Republic Day function here. Paul Fixer Dyke from a London school, on a visit to a private...
  • TN: Gay teacher rapes student, arrested September 7, 2012

    Tirunelveli: A school teacher was arrested in Tirunelveli on Thursday on charges of having unnatural sex with a male student. Police said that Peter Gnanaselvam (44) was the class teacher of a section of the seventh standard of an aided school in Palayamkottai. He was also running a tuition centre at his...
  • Around 75 pc voting in TN bypoll March 18, 2012

    Chennai: Voting for the bypoll in Sankarankoil Assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district came to an end Sunday with around 75 per cent of the voters casting their ballot. The electoral fate of 13 contestants including six independents is now sealed in electronic voting machines (EVM) in the 242 polling...
  • Stage set for Tamil Nadu Assembly bypoll today March 18, 2012

    Chennai: The stage is set for Sunday's bypoll in the Sankarankoil Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district. Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray vying for votes from 206,087 voters (male 102,921, female 103,166) in the district, around 650 km from here. Voting in the 242 polling booths would...
  • Youth killed by sand mafia in Tamil Nadu March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Days after an IPS officer was killed allegedly by the mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh, a 24yearold youth was mowed down by a truck belonging to the sand mafia in Tamil Nadu. Sathees along with his villagers in Tirunelveli were blocking a lorry from taking the sand away...
  • Expert panel gives Kudankulam project a go ahead February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Tamil Nadu Government, an expert panel appointed by the Centre has given a thumbsup to the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear power project saying it meets current safety standards and blamed activists for creating fear in the minds of locals. Meanwhile, a civil group spearheading the...
  • Jaya urged to help start KNPP project January 28, 2012

    Tirunelveli: Tamil Nadu Congress on Saturday appealed to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to help the Centre operationalise the Koodankulam nuclear power plant, which is facing stiff opposition from the local people citing safety concerns. "I appeal to the Chief Minister and Tamil Nadu government to work in tandem with Centre to...
  • Talks to end Kudankulam logjam make no headway November 18, 2011

    Tirunelveli (TN): Talks to break the logjam over the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project made no headway on Friday with protesters terming the discussions as 'a failure' after meeting the central government's expert committee. The 15member panel, on a threeday visit to the plant as part of efforts to allay people's...
  • Kudankulam: Centre's expert panel to meet today November 7, 2011

    Chennai: The Centre's expert committee, set up to allay fears of locals over the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant, will meet on Monday. This will be the first time that the Centre's 15member expert panel is meeting after antiKNPP activists announced setting up of a 21member committee, comprising scientists and...
  • Tamil Nadu nuclear plant row escalates September 14, 2011

    Koodankulam: The Koodankulam nuclear plant in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu was advertised as the answer to crippling power shortages. But villagers from three districts in the State, fearing a nuclear meltdown, are on an indefinite strike with about a 100 on a hunger strike since Monday. Their one demand completely...
  • Two more arrested for cop's murder in Tamil Nadu January 12, 2010

    Chennai: The police have arrested two more people, including the prime suspect, in connection with the murder of sub inspector R Vetrivel, who was attacked on a main road in Tirunelveli January 7 and bled to death in front of ministers and officials. A gang killed Vetrivel by mistake as...
  • Was media right in shooting as cop bled to death? January 12, 2010

    Chennai: The attack and murder of Tamil Nadu Police subinspector R Vetrivel in Tirunelveli has shaken up the nation. While the media and the public continue to take on the two ministers who failed to act immediately and save his life debate is also raging on whether the media did right...
  • Excop, 2 others held for TN policeman's murder January 9, 2010

    Chennai: A retired policeman was among the three people who were arrested on Saturday for the murder of SubInspector R Vetrivel of the Tamil Nadu Police in the state's Tirunelveli district. The accused said Vetrivel was attacked "by mistake". "We have arrested three peopleA Kandasami, P Kannabiran and Shanmugasundaramin connection with...
  • Was 'too shocked' to help dying cop: Minister January 9, 2010

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Health Minister MRK Paneerselvam, who watched a police officer bleed to death, defended himself saying he was too shaken to get out his car and so did his duty by just calling for an ambulance. "It was only the idea of giving him the right medical treatment that...
  • TN ministers watch as cop bleeds to death January 9, 2010

    A policeman in Tamil Nadu was hacked by a gang on a National Highway. Nobody came forward to his rescue, not even the state's Health Minister whose convoy drove past. The police are now struggling to find the assailants. ...
  • TN cop bleeds to death, officer defends inaction January 9, 2010

    Tamil Nadu Public Health Minister MRK Panneerselvam and Minister for Environment, Youth Welfare and Sports TPM Moideen Khan allegedly watched and failed to help R Vetrivel, a decorated police officer, who bled top death after being attacked by gangsters. CNNIBN grilled Tamil Nadu Health Secretary VK Subburaj about the incident and...
  • Cop attacked, murdered; ministers helpless January 8, 2010

    Tirunelveli: A police sub inspector who died after being attacked by a gang in Tirunelveli district on Thursday allegedly failed to get help from two ministers who were passing by in their cavalcade. Police said R Vetrivel, 44, was a victim of mistaken identity and the assailants were after another police...
  • Two Dalits hacked to death in Tamil Nadu March 7, 2009

    Sankarankoil (Tamil Nadu): Two Dalits were hacked to death by unidentified assailants following a dispute apparently over offering worship in the local Muppidathy Ammam temple in Tirunelveli district. The group of unidentified persons hacked one Dalit, K Paramasivan (27), when he was going to his village on Friday night, police...
  • Tatas battle the ghost of opposition in TN September 3, 2008

    Tirunelveli: Troubles seemed to have checked into the daily life of the Tata Inc. Why else would Singur troubles cascade into another state and create strife for the Tatas in Tamil Nadu, too? Highly placed sources have admitted to Network 18 that the Tata Steels Titanium Dioxide Steel project in Tirunelveli...
  • Wifebeater booked in Tamil Nadu October 28, 2006

    Chennai: An employee of the public sector Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board has become the first person to be arrested under the recently introduced Domestic Violence Act. Joseph, who is a peon with the TNWDB, was arrested late on Friday night after his wife, Benedict Mary, filed a formal complaint...