Sun, Oct 17, 2021

  • The victim used to allegedly often sneak out from the house to consume liquor with the accused
    A day after a tribal woman was found dead without clothes on at Thirukazhukundram in Chengalpattu district, police arrested a 16-year-old boy for rape and culpable homicide not amounting to murder on Saturday putting to rest rumours on the woman being abducted from home, gang-raped and body dumped elsewhere.While the accused reportedly told police that he fled the spot after the woman, R Jyoti of Vadakkupattu village, fell unconscious while consuming liquor together, a post-mortem report revealed that she died of a heart attack. “We have sent her viscera samples to draft the final report,” said an official.Police said the deceased woman had an affair with the teen boy, who is her neighbour employed at a scrap shop, for over a year and has been advised by doctors to stay away from alcohol for health reasons.However, the woman would...
  • London educated engineer held in house-for-rent fraud London educated engineer held in house-for-rent fraud

    A 34-year-old man, who posted fake advertisements on social media stating that there were houses for rent and cheated people after receiving huge sums as advance, was arrested.

  • YouTuber held for derogatory remarks on Periyar YouTuber held for derogatory remarks on Periyar

    A 71-year-old man, who made derogatory remarks about Periyar and other Dravidian leaders on his YouTube channel was arrested by Royapettah police.

  • Elderly man, woman found dead at Koyambedu bus terminus Elderly man, woman found dead at Koyambedu bus terminus

    A man and a woman, both unidentified, were found dead at Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) on Saturday.

  • Biker electrocuted after falling on power junction box beside Adyar road Biker electrocuted after falling on power junction box beside Adyar road

    A 24-year-old man traveling on a bike died due to electrocution in Adyar after falling on an electricity junction box on the roadside.

  • Odisha woman among three held for peddling ganja in Nungambakkam Odisha woman among three held for peddling ganja in Nungambakkam

    Nungambakkam police arrested three peddlers, including a woman, and seized Rs 3.2 kg ganja from them.

  • Man detained in possession of Rs 19.50 lakh at Chennai Central Man detained in possession of Rs 19.50 lakh at Chennai Central

    The Government Railway Police on Friday seized Rs 19.50 lakh unaccounted cash from a passenger at the MGR Chennai Central railway station and handed him over to the Income Tax Department sleuths for...

  • Those were the days: Dr Shanta, whose fight against the Emperor of Maladies went way beyond healing Those were the days: Dr Shanta, whose fight against the Emperor of Maladies went way beyond healing

    As late as the 1950s, The Emperor of All Maladies — Cancer was thought to be God’s retribution with no medical antidote possible. To the extent that governments were hesitant to disburse healthcare...

  • 2.55 kg gold seized from 3 air passengers 2.55 kg gold seized from 3 air passengers

    The Customs officials at Chennai airport on Friday seized 2.55 kg gold and electronic goods worth Rs 1.17 crore in total, and arrested three persons who arrived from Dubai and Sharjah by different...

  • Rains in neighbouring states make veggies dearer by 20 percent Rains in neighbouring states make veggies dearer by 20 percent

    Updated On: Oct, 17, 202107:40 AM

    The prices of vegetables have gone up by 20 per cent due to a shortage in supply at Koyambedu wholesale market. The traders said the tomato prices continue their upward swing with crops getting...