An electrical short circuit is reported to have caused the fire at the godown belonging to a leading garment store — Photo: M. Srinath
THE HINDU An electrical short circuit is reported to have caused the fire at the godown belonging to a leading garment store — Photo: M. Srinath

Lucky escape for 8 in T. Nagar godown fire

Plastic goods and furniture were destroyed in a fire, lasting over three hours, at a godown on Ranganathan Street in T. Nagar, early on Friday. No one was hurt. Eight workers managed to esc... »
It is suspected the workers burnt waste paper to repel mosquitoes — Photo: K. Pichumani

Owner of fire-hit unit arrested

Over 40 firefighters battled the flames with 15 tenders »

Police nab laptop thief, recover 25 devices in Chennai

Amalvasanth Joseph stole the laptops which had been kept on baggage racks in crowded suburban trains. »

House burgled, 100 sovereigns stolen in Chennai

In a daylight burglary at an apartment complex on the densely populated Venkatachalam Chetty Street in Ice House, culprits broke into a locked house and fled with nearly 100 sovereigns of jeweller... »

45-year-old man found murdered

The body of a man with a severe head injury was found in a burial ground near Outer Ring Road in the Nasarathpet police limits early on Saturday. Police said he was murdered and his body... »
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75-year-old found dead in Moulivakkam

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Student held for clash

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A hint of scandal in Madras

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Of smuggling gold in chocolate packs

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