TN govt shuffles IAS officers

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Chennai: In a minor bureaucratic reshuffle, Tamil Nadu government appointed Commercial Taxes and Registration department Principal Secretary S K Prabakar as the new Commissioner of Commercial Taxes. Prabhakar replaces K Rajaraman, who has been posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments department, an official release said. Department for Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, …

Madras High Court recommends castration for child sex offenders

Monday, October 26, 2015


In a landmark order, the Madras High Court on Friday suggested castration of offenders as a deterrent for curbing spiralling sex offences against children. Madras HC Justice N Kurubakaran has stated that castrating child rapists and sex offenders is the best punishment. “Suggestion of castration looks barbaric, but barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric model …

Sri Lanka to release 86 Indian fishermen on Oct 28

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Chennai: 86 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the past two months, would be released on October 28, the state government said on Sunday. The state government would also release two Sri Lankan fishermen in its custody on the same day, it said. “The Union government has informed that …

Tata Motors launches its first ‘BusZone’ in Chennai

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Chennai: Auto major Tata Motors on Saturday announced setting up of its first bus dealership ‘BusZone’ offering a host of features. The first dealership was formally inaugurated by Tata Motors’ Executive Director (Commercial Vehicle Business) Ravi Pisharody at Arumbakkam, a company statement said. BusZone would be equipped with a dedicated bus display area, professional sales …

Batting woes confront India as they look to save series

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Chennai: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will face one of the trickiest tests of his international career as he frets on a perfect batting combination when India take on South Africa in a must-win fourth cricket ODI here on Thursday. Down 1-2 and a bunch of batsmen not showing enough flexibility at different numbers, it has …

10 dead, 13 injured in Trichy road accident

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Trichy: At least 10 people were killed and 13 others were critically injured when a state transport corporation bus collided with a truck in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy District on Tuesday night. The incident took place when the bus, which was going from Chennai to Nagercoil, rammed into a truck parked on the Samayapuram highway. The …

Final year IIT-Madras student found hanging

Monday, October 19, 2015


Chennai: A final year engineering student from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras was found dead in his hostel on Monday. Rahul G Prasad of Electrical Engineering branch, fourth year, was found hanging inside his hostel room. According to police officials, Prasad was residing in the third floor of Ganga hostel. He was from …

Jayalalithaa calls for ‘greater mandate’ in 2016 Assembly

Friday, October 16, 2015


Chennai: Eyeing for a “massive” electoral victory in the 2016 Assembly polls, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday urged her supporters to work for a “grander” mandate than all those achieved so far by the party in various elections. In her message to party workers ahead of its 44th Founding …

Madras HC for CISF cover for its ‘inner circle’

Thursday, October 15, 2015


In the backdrop of recent unruly incidents involving sections of lawyers, the Madras High Court on Thursday ordered that the “inner circle” of its campuses here and Madurai should be brought under Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) protection as a temporary measure. First bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam …

Scolded for too much WhatsApp, woman hangs herself

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Coimbatore: Upset at being scolded by her husband for constantly being on WhatsApp and Facebook, a newly-married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging at her home in Coimbatore’s Kaundampalayam area. 20 year-old Aparna from Kerala was always on these forms of social media as her husband Kumar, a lorry driver, was constantly away at work, …

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