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Captain of Chinese ship missing in AP

Mystery shrouds the disappearance of Zhangming Qiang, 45-year-old captain of the Chinese cargo vessel MV Ocean Gem.

Isro scores perfect 100

In a copybook launch on an overcast Sunday morning, Isro’s workhorse PSLV placed in orbit France’s SPOT 6 satellite and the Japanese spacecraft PROTIERES, some 18 minutes after a perfect lift-off from

Manmohan Singh to witness historic PSLV launch


The stage is all set for Isro’s 100th mission. The launch of the PSLV-C21 from Sriharikota at 9.51 am on Sunday will be a historical and memorable occasion for the Indian Space Research Organisation.

One month after TN Express blaze, father still looks for son


Seventeen-year-old Jaswant Singh remains missing after his S-11 coach in Tamil Nadu Express went up in a blaze in the early hours of July 30.

Finding that none of the 28 charred bodies recovered in

‘Psycho killer’ says it was an act of revenge

The sensational murder of three sleeping passengers on an RTC bus bound for Chennai on July 26 has been solved with the police apprehending the killer. The “psycho killer” has been identified as Donab

Toll now 30 in Tamil Nadu Express fire

The toll in the Tamil Nadu Express fire mishap rose to 30 following the death of one of the injured, Sukhdev Singh, 23, of Tilvandi Dogra village, 20 km from Amritsar, in Punjab, at Narayana general h

Parents go for DNA test to identify boy

Kin of Avinash Madarap, a victim of the train fire tragedy, who was a software engineer with TCS, Chennai, opted for a DNA test as they failed to identify his body among the dead at the mortuary here

Survivors cry for kin


Though some passengers from Tamil Nadu had a miraculous escape from the burning train, they were still inconsolable or worried about ‘missing’ family/friends.

Ms N.S. Veena, 30, going to her native c

Bus Horror: slasher stabs 3 to death

In a gory incident, said to be the first of its kind, an unidentified attacker stabbed four passengers sleeping in a darkened RTC super luxury bus as it sped towards Chennai early on Thursday morning.

Azad: Congress would have made Jagan CM


AICC general secretary and Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for the first time said that Kadapa MP Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy would have become Chief Minister or Union Minister if he had the patienc

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