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BJP leader in TN hacked to death, state bandh call on Jul 22

BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit general secretary V. Ramesh has been hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem that sparked an outrage in the party that gave a call for a state-wide bandh on July 22.

Supermarket owner held for teenage employee’s death

A 42-year-old owner of a supermarket was arrested on Sunday in connection with the death of a teenager who was crushed by a moving elevator.

The victim Sathyam, 16, a Class 10 dropout, was shifting g

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.

Man attempts self-immolation protesting Rajapakse's visit

A 26-year-old CITU activist on Monday attempted self-immolation protesting the proposed visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to India, police said.

Shouting slogans against Rajapakse, Vija

Price of eggs rises further

The cost of eggs in the state has reached an all-time high and the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) on Saturday has fixed the price at Rs3.28 per egg.

The poultry industry is reeling under

Man flees after duping villagers of Rs 150 crores

More than 100 people from 16 hamlets in Panamarathupatti panchayat union thronged the SP office Thursday with complaints that a herbal farm owner had cheated them to the tune of more than Rs 150 cro

Tamil Nadu loses 840 MW in power plant fire


In a setback to Tamil Nadu, which is reeling from a severe power crisis, a major fire broke out at Mettur Thermal Power Station half past midnight Wednesday destroying the main, 100-metre conveyor bel

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

Life convict suffering from AIDS pleads for mercy killing

A 38-year-old life convict suffering from AIDS has pleaded for mercy killing.

Periyaswamy, lodged in the Salem central prison for the last six years, told reporters at the local hospital where he was

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