Mon, Jul 06, 2020

  • 6,000 litres of spirit worth Rs 40 lakh seized
    Chengalpattu district police chased a truck carrying illicit liquor and seized 6,000 litres worth Rs 40 lakh being smuggled in 152 cans in Villupuram on Saturday night.
    6,000 litres of spirit worth Rs 40 lakh seized
    Police personnel of Orathi police station, who were checking vehicles near Murungai, tried to stop a truck but since it sped past them gave it a chase. Two kilometres away, they found the truck parked near Nedungal Junction, but the two men in the van had fled the spot. On checking the vehicle, police found 152 cans of arrack and seized them.Police said the smugglers used a fake registration number on the truck and suspect the arrack might have been smuggled to prepare fake liquor. A case has been registered and investigation is on.750 liquor bottles seizedSimilarly, Chennai police seized more than 750 bottles of liquor from smugglers and hoarders in different parts of the city. Korukkupet police seized 490 bottles of liquor, being smuggled from Tiruvallur district into the city, in its jurisdiction around 11.30 pm on Saturday and...
  • 6 Lankan fishermen saved after 4 days adrift at sea 6 Lankan fishermen saved after 4 days adrift at sea

    Indian Coast Guard’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) successfully coordinated the rescue operation of six Sri Lankan fishermen caught in rough seas on Sunday morning. A merchant vessel, MV...

  • Hoax bomb threat to actor Vijay’s city home, caller traced Hoax bomb threat to actor Vijay’s city home, caller traced

    A caller who claimed that he has planted bombs at actor Vijay’s house in Saligramam in the zero hours of Sunday was traced to Villupuram.

  • MDMK protest for bringing back Tamils stranded abroad MDMK protest for bringing back Tamils stranded abroad

    MDMK staged a protest on Sunday urging the state and Centre to take steps to bring back Tamils stranded in various countries.

  • Members of senior citizens’ home given ‘Stars of COVID’ award for feeding migrants Members of senior citizens’ home given ‘Stars of COVID’ award for feeding migrants

    A Chennai-based NGO was recently awarded the ‘Honouring the Honourable – Stars of COVID’ award by the World Humanitarian Drive under the ‘Excellence for Charity – Outstanding Big Hearts’ category, for...

  • Bakers cater to Chennai's sweet craving Bakers cater to Chennai's sweet craving

    After seeing an upsurge in demand for desserts from sweet-deprived Chennaiites, three women have started baking ventures for unique cakes, brownies, puddings and more.

  • ‘Immunity boosters’ fly off pharmacy shelves ‘Immunity boosters’ fly off pharmacy shelves

    The rush to buy multiviatamin tablts are those who come across social media posts that such tablets hlep keep covid-19 at bay, say chemists in the city.

  • TN's long history of police excesses TN's long history of police excesses

    Be it MGR, Karunanidhi or Jayalalithaa, every CM in the last 60 years had to endure political pressure owing to police heavy-handedness.

  • Those were the days: Venerating villainy: Manohar’s successful experiment on Tamil stage Those were the days: Venerating villainy: Manohar’s successful experiment on Tamil stage

    In this series, we take a trip down memory lane, back to the Madras of the 1900s, as we unravel tales and secrets of the city through its most iconic personalities and episodes

  • Lockdown has crippled TN’s financial reserves: Officials Lockdown has crippled TN’s financial reserves: Officials

    Expect the worst between August and Dec, warn industry experts