Pramila Krishnan

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Woman takes on cops via RTI

The RTI, it appears, has come to the aid of a poor woman in Theni district to substantiate her charge that policemen in Kadalmalaikundu station raped and assaulted her.

P Vasanthi, 27, was picked up

Siblings saved, sent to government home

Some residents in Korukkupet have set an example for true love. They have rescued two orphans from their cruel aunt after their parents recently died of HIV/AIDS.

They have placed the siblings — a s

Lifer’s wife awaits his release


Nineteen-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim was arrested in 1998 on suspicion in a murder case. He was tried and sentenced to life, in Coimbatore prison.

Every September, when prisoners with good conduct are

1,000-year-old poet’s memorial lies in ruins


The 1,000-year-old Ottakoothar memorial in the pilgrimage town of Kumbakonam is in a shambles. The temple premises have been encroached upon by the locals and it is facing destruction.

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TN fishermen skip Chennai PoE for trip


No fisherman in Tamil Nadu has taken emigration clearance from the Protector of Emigrants (PoE) at Chennai to go abroad on his search for greener pastures in the last five years.

The emigration law

What is cooking anew? Kitchen garden in July


July is the right month to plant seeds in your kitchen garden, say experts in the state agriculture department.

The department has designed a training programme for homemakers and entrepreneurs to se

Quiet birthday celebration for 91-year-old comrade


He turned 91 on Sunday. Unlike the pompous birthday celebrations various political party leaders like to indulge in, senior Communist party leader N. Sankaraiah’s birthday was celebrated in a simple m

Deccan Chronicle story features in Aamir Khan show


Bollywood star Aamir Khan was stunned when he heard of the Deccan Chronicle story from Tamil Nadu about elders being killed by their own families in a barbaric ritual known as thalaikoothal (giving oi

Untold miseries of a woman

Rani now leads a dignified life by standing on her own feet, working as a housemaid. But who is responsible for the trauma, which Rani experienced in prison and suffers in society now?

She is made o

Tour firm to pay Rs 6L compensation

Pay Rs 6 lakh within six weeks or face trial Judge Regupathi of the state consumer commission on Friday ordered the Cox and Kings tour company on a complaint by a consumer that the firm had failed to

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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.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.