H. Zakeer Hussain

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Mettur trickle irks farmers


As the inflow into Mettur dam decreases alarmingly, resentment is rising among the 20 lakh-odd farmers and farm-related workers in the Cauvery delta region.

Farmers in Karnataka have called for a st

Man ends life over Rajapakse’s visit

A youth in Salem attempted suicide by immolating himself early Monday to protest Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse’s visit to Madhya Pradesh.

HIV-positive lifer says ‘kill me’


After spending 12 years in prison, an HIV+ lifer at Salem Central Jail has made a euthanasia plea to the state and central governments.

Lorry-owner Periasamy, 40, of Panamarathupatti was convicted in

Spend Rs 50 to set off an explosion


While possession of gelatin (also known gelignite), detonators and other explosive materials like ammonium nitrate could be considered a grave offence that could put a person behind bars for a lifetim

‘Vampires’ turn villages ghost towns in Tamil Nadu

For the past few months, Gundalapatti, Mottangurichi and other villages in and around Dharmapuri of Tamil Nadu have been wearing a deserted look after 6 pm every day. People confine themselves indoors

Pongal bull races kill three people in TN


Bull races held as part of the Pongal festival claimed two lives in Krishnagiri district and one at Munjur village in Vellore taluk Tuesday.

Madhu, 37, of Kittampatti and Mani, 18, of Periamanavaramp

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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