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Toll in fire tragedy touches 39, five arrested

Five persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the devastating fire at a cracker manufacturing unit at Mudhalipatti, even as the toll mounted to 39 with three more persons succumbing to bur

Sivakasi fire: 7 arrested, teams formed to trace unit owner

Seven persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the massive fire at a cracker manufacturing unit near here that claimed 39 lives even as police are on the lookout for the owner of the facto

39 dead after boat of illegal immigrants sinks off Turkey


At least 39 people drowned on Thursday after a boat carrying illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe capsized in waters off western Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported, citing a local official

CM condoles deaths in cracker unit fire; announces cash relief


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday condoled the deaths of persons in a fire mishap at Sivakasi and announced a cash relief of Rs two lakh each to next of kin of those killed.


Tanker runs over Plus-2 girl

A plus-two girl student on her way to school on a bicycle was fatally knocked down by a water tanker in Ayapakkam near Avadi on Monday morning.

Following the death of Periyanayaki, 17, under the wh

Apollo Tyres loses Rs15 crore in blaze

A major fire at Apollo Tyres at Kalamassery reportedly cost the company a loss of approximately Rs15 crore, excluding damages to the building. Fire and rescue officials are set to conduct a detailed e

Kerala tanker blast toll at 19, four serious

The death toll in the LPG tanker blast at Chala in Kannur rose to 19 with three more victims succumbing to burns on Sunday.

One of the three was 12-year-old Rizwan. All three other members of his fam

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

File murder case against IOC: VS Achuthanadan


The death toll in the LPG tanker blast at Chala, Kannur in Kerala rose to 16 with five more persons succumbing to injuries on Saturday making it as the largest tanker disaster in the state.

The prev

Chaotic start to Belgian GP


The Belgian Grand Prix got off to a chaotic start at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday with a multi-car pileup at the first bend.

The end result of the accident was that world championship leader Fernando

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