• Fri, May 26, 2017
  • Hunter dies as gun goes off accidentally

    Updated: May, 26, 201702:26 AM

    A 45-year-old man, who had gone for hunting, was killed when his muzzleloader gun got triggered accidentally while in the hands of his aide at Kannivadi forest area near Oddanchatram in Dindigul...
    Hunter dies as gun goes off accidentally
    Sources said that the incident happened on Wednesday night when Pichaimuthu, a resident of Kuyavanayakanpatti near Kannivadi, had gone for hunting along with his aide Sakthivel. Pichaimuthu, used to hunt hare, wild cat and other animals regularly in Kannivadi forest area.On Wednesday night, Pichaimuthu ventured into the forest with his muzzleloader gun. However, he did obtain a licence for the gun as it was an outdated model. When the duo was targeting a hare, Pichaimuthu passed on the gun to Sakthivel so that he could fire at the animal. When Sakthivel received the gun he accidentally hit the trigger and the gun went off injuring Pichaimuthu in his abdomen and killing him on the spot. On information, Oddanchatram police rushed to the spot, recovered the body of Pichaimuthu and it sent to the Oddanchatram GH. Sakthivel was secured for...
  • Kovilpatti farmers ‘beg’ for flood relief Kovilpatti farmers ‘beg’ for flood relief
    Updated: May, 26, 201702:23 AM

    Farmers of Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi district staged a novel protest on Thursday by begging for compensation for flood damages. It was organised by Bharathiya Kisan Sangh.

  • Owners want hotels under 5% GST slab Owners want hotels under 5% GST slab
    Updated: May, 26, 201702:19 AM

    The Hotel Owners Association in Tamil Nadu will continue to demand 5% slab, instead of proposed maximum of 18 per cent, during GST review meeting to be held on June 3 in Delhi.

  • History-sheeter, sales executive murdered in separate incidents History-sheeter, sales executive murdered in separate incidents
    Updated: May, 26, 201702:10 AM

    Two people, including a former history sheeter, were hacked to death in two different incidents in Thanjavur on Thursday. They have been identified as 31-year-old L Sivananandam, alias Siva, of...

  • Woman among eight held for sale of infant Woman among eight held for sale of infant
    Updated: May, 26, 201702:06 AM

    An anonymous letter to the Commissioner of Police helped the cops to crack a baby sale deal after nearly a year-and-a-half and led to the arrest of eight persons, including the biological parents of...

  • Corporation schools prove mettle; win government honour, cash award Corporation schools prove mettle; win government honour, cash award
    Updated: May, 26, 201702:03 AM

    It was a big success after a year-long effort and the recognition came from the right authority – government – at the right time, when SP Velumani, Minister for Municipal Administration, honoured the...

  • Puducherry CM presents tax-free budget for 2017-18 Puducherry CM presents tax-free budget for 2017-18
    Updated: May, 26, 201701:50 AM

    Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday presented a Rs 6,945 crore tax-free budget for Puducherry for the fiscal 2017-18 amid a boycott by the opposition AINRC and the AIADMK legislators.

  • Book cheating case against ex-minister Viswanathan: Court Book cheating case against ex-minister Viswanathan: Court
    Updated: May, 26, 201701:44 AM

    The Tiruchy Judicial Magistrate court on Thursday directed the KK Nagar police to register a case against four persons, including former minister Natham R Viswanathan, for allegedly cheating a realtor...

  • Villupuram, Dharmapuri, Ramnad to get law colleges Villupuram, Dharmapuri, Ramnad to get law colleges
    Updated: May, 26, 201701:37 AM

    The state government will start three new law colleges in Villupuram, Dharmapuri and Ramanathapuram districts at a total cost of Rs 6.81 crore to help students in the surrounding districts to study...

  • Notice issued on fixing of speed governors Notice issued on fixing of speed governors
    Updated: May, 26, 201701:28 AM

    The Madras High Court has issued notice on a plea seeking to declare the Union Ministry of Road Transports and Highways notification, which insists on fixing ‘speed governors’ in four wheeled...