Tamil Nadu

Missing files: Madras HC orders CBI probe

Missing files: Madras HC orders CBI probe

Disappeared from ex-judge’s house This is a fit case for ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’. With about a hundred case bundles having mysteriously disappeared from a Madras High Court judge’s residence, the court has now ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe to get to the bottom of the …

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17 held for sexual assault on 11-year-old

17 held for sexual assault on 11-year-old

Lawyers thrash them in court complex The city police on Tuesday arrested 17 persons, including the prime accused, a 56-year-old lift operator, for aggravated sexual assault on a 11-year-old hearing-impaired girl in an apartment in Ayanavaram. In an unexpected development, lawyers thrashed them when they were produced in a court …

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Karunanidhi admitted in Kauvery Hospital for change of tracheostomy tube

Karunanidhi admitted in Kauvery Hospital for change of tracheostomy tube

DMK president and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Wednesday morning. A statement from the hospital says Mr. Karunanidhi has been admitted so his tracheostomy tube can be changed. “He will be discharged later today after recovering from this procedure,” says the statement …

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Mettur dam to be opened for irrigation on July 19

Mettur dam to be opened for irrigation on July 19

Announcement follows high-level govt. meeting The State government has decided to open the Mettur dam on July 19 to enable farmers in the Cauvery delta to take up paddy cultivation. After a high-level meeting of government officials, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday said that 700 water bodies along …

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Top road contractor faces I-T dept. heat

Top road contractor faces I-T dept. heat

₹150 crore, 100 kg gold seized in Statewide searches, claim sources The Income Tax Department searched the offices and properties belonging to the SPK Group of Companies — one of the major road contractors in Tamil Nadu — in Chennai, Madurai and Aruppukottai on Monday. Properties belonging to the group’s director Nagarajan …

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Sterlite employees asked to report for duty from today

Sterlite employees asked to report for duty from today

Company sets up ‘Twitter Response Force’ to take on critics More than 45 days after the State government sealed Vedanta group’s Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, the company has directed all its employees to report at its quarters here on Monday and register their 100% attendance on a daily basis. An …

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Trainer behind girl’s death during drill is an impostor

Trainer behind girl’s death during drill is an impostor

He approached the college with a forged NDMA letterhead A day after a college student, N. Logeswari, died during an unauthorised disaster preparedness drill on campus in Coimbatore, it emerged on Friday that the trainer, Arumugam, who pushed her from the second floor sunshade, was an impostor claiming to represent …

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CPI(M) poll strategy for Tamil Nadu by September

CPI(M) poll strategy for Tamil Nadu by September

Polit Bureau member G. Ramakrishnan says the objective is to defeat the BJP and its regional allies in the State Driven by the “single-minded pursuit” of defeating the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, the State committee of the CPI(M) has decided to evolve an electoral strategy in Tamil …

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Father’s name in birth certificate is optional: HC

Father’s name in birth certificate is optional: HC

Can’t compel a woman to disclose name of child’s father, says judge In a judgment that will be celebrated by single mothers and those going in for intrauterine insemination, the Madras High Court has ruled that there is no legal obligation on the part of a mother to disclose the …

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