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Tuticorin: Velusamy (37), a lorry owner, was found murdered here on Friday.
The police said the body was found on Harbour Main Road with stab wounds. He attended a function of Lorry Owners Association held here on Thursday.
Tuticorin: Six persons attacked a 39-year-old man with bottles and inflicted injuries on his chin at Caldwell Colony here on Thursday. He was admitted to the Tuticorin Government Hospital.
Tuticorin: Sam Devasahayam (19) was arrested on Friday on a charge of killing his mother, Daisy, at Satankulam on Thursday.
The police said the body was found at the terrace of her house. The accused murdered her as he suspected her fidelity.
The accused along with Ravi, a native of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, approached Muthulingam on March 31 and offered half a kilogram gold ingot for sale.
They demanded Rs.50,000 but after negotiations, the trio agreed to exchange the ingots for four sovereign of gold jewels and Rs.2,000 in cash. Later, Muthulingam learnt the bars were made of some low cost metal. Ravi is still at large.
Residents court arrest
Deputy Speaker's directive
The sub-station has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.5.25 crores.
Mr. Arunachalam inspected the work and also the work on construction of a girls' hostel for students of Koothur Government Higher Secondary School.
The hostel is being constructed near Kunnam through the Backward Classes Welfare Department at a cost of Rs.31.50 lakhs.
Special buses for entrance exams
In a release, he said that about 2,200 students would take the examinations to be held at Thanthai Hans Roever College and Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College at Perambalur.
Special buses would be operated to the centres from 8 a.m. on both the days from the Perambalur Old and New Bus Stands.
Besides, specials would also be operated from Jayamkondam and Ariyalur to the centres, he said.
Earlier, Dr. Vivekanandan chaired a consultative meeting with officials on arrangements made for the examinations in the district.
Tamil varsity's sale of books
She inaugurated a sales exhibition of Tamil University publications in the palace complex.
She said that the university had published 24 books and had plans to publish 25 books.
The exhibition would last for a month and a rebate of 50 per cent would be given for books.
A. Ramanathan, Director (in charge) and Annadurai, professor, participated in the meeting.
The inflow was 683 cusecs and the discharge 100 cusecs. Staff Reporter
Jewels shop looted
Accordigng to the police, the culprits gained entry into Durai Raj Jewellery Shop, making a hole in the rear wall of the shop and took away 250 sovereigns of gold jewellery and some silver ornaments kept in an almirah.
Venkatesan, secretary, Peravurani Traders Association, said that thefts particularly at shops had become a frequent occurence in the town. Staff Reporter
Train 0616 will leave Madurai at 7.15 p.m. on April 24 and arrive here at 6.30 a.m. the next day. Train 0615 will leave Egmore at 11 p.m. on April 25 and reach Madurai at 8.30 a.m. the next day.
Train 0603 will leave Egmore at 8.30 p.m. on March 20 and reach Nagercoil at 12.30 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, it will leave at 1.30 p.m. on March 21 and arrive here at 4.30 a.m. the next day.
Reservation begins Saturday. Special Correspondent
New Year celebrations
In Tamil Nadu, the celebrations were held at the panchayat union school grounds, Uthukottai, Tiruvallur district. Vijay G. Prabakar, president, presented portraits of Ms. Jayalalithaa and stainless steel pots to women self-help groups.
The celebrations were held in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and the U.S., says a release. Special Correspondent
On April 11, the First Bench comprising the Chief Justice Markandey Katju and Justice F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla admitted the appeal and stayed the operation of the March 23 order. When the matter came up for hearing, the Bench extended the stay and posted it to July 18.
While the Government compulsorily retired Mr. Rajendran on charges of "doubtful integrity," Justice Prafulla Kumar Misra quashed the order holding that the action was arbitrary and against the principles of natural justice and service jurisprudence. Staff Reporter
Hacked to death
The police said Balusamy who `divorced' through local `panchayat' a couple of years ago was living separately at Salupapatti in Tirumangalam police sub-division.
He slashed her with a sickle when the woman was looking after the cattle. She died on the spot. The Saptur police have arrested Balusamy. Staff Reporter
Affiliation to college
The District Revenue Officer, Sundaram, said that out of the six panchayat ward vacancies, five wards including first ward in Thavarakarai, first ward in Agaram, first ward in Jinjanapalli and Kammampalli and fourth ward in Bethanapalli were elected unopposed. Election for the 21st ward in Shoolagiri and 10th ward in Krishnagiri municipality would count votes on April 20. - Staff Reporter
Tenth year celebrations
Stage artiste dead
She was enacting a part in `Girl-A tribute,' a Stagefright production.
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