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Relief for Nityananda: HC dismisses petitions

Amid the controversy over appointment of self-styled godman Nityananda as head of the Madurai Adheenam, the Madras High Court on Thursday dismised a PIL seeking a direction to the government to take o

Security scare ahead of BJP meet


A low-intensity bomb kept in a box attached to a bicycle that was tethered to the grill compound of Sree Ram temple at Anna Nagar, Madurai, went off early Tuesday morning, causing a security scare, ah

Low-intensity bomb goes off in Madurai

A low-intensity bomb rigged to a cycle exploded near an auditorium-cum-temple complex here in the wee hours on Tuesday, causing a security scare ahead of next week's BJP state-level conference to be a

Protest against Nitya’s appointment


Hindu religious outfits and followers of Saivism opposed the appointment of self-styled godman Nityananda as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, an ancient Saivite mutt in the country, even as an

Nityananda gets crown


Even as Hindu outfits and religious leaders expressed dismay at his decision, the Madurai Aadheenam head reiterated on Sunday controversial self-styled godman Nityananda was his successor to be the 29

DMK man, two others held for human sacrifice

A DMK leader and two others have been arrested here in connection with an alleged case of human sacrifice of a five-year-old Dalit girl in January, 2011.

A. Ayubkhan, a member of DMK General Council

DNA test on Mexican child

The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has decided to wait for the outcome of the DNA test to be conducted on the Mexican child as ordered by a Madurai court to confirm the murder of her mother.

CWC which

Defiant Alagiri backs his men

The sibling war in the DMK, which was being fought discreetly, has come out in the open with Union minister and party’s south zone organising secretary M.K.

Kin seek custody of Mexican girl

The controversy surrounding the custody of the Mexican child has deepened with relatives of both her parents reportedly demanding that the five-year-old be handed over to them.

But the embassy, it is

Cop’s son buries girl’s body in house

In a shocking incident, a head constable’s son killed his ladylove, a 21-year-old girl, and buried the body outside his house at Usilampatti, near Madurai, in a bid to cover up the crime.

Police said

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