Staff Reporter

SALEM: The police arrested two persons on the charge of selling illicit liquor in Veeranam, near here, on Monday.


Acting on a tip off, a team of police personnel raided a few parts in Veeranam and Kuppanur.

They found Ganesan (47) and Thangaraj (46) selling illicit liquor. The two were arrested and cases were registered against them.


The Narcotics Intelligence Bureau personnel arrested a person on the charge of peddling ganja here on Monday.

A team of personnel, while patrolling, found a person roaming under suspicious circumstances and inquired him. The man, Narayanan (55) of Kattuvalavu village, was found possessing one kg of ganja.

He was arrested and a case was registered.


A youth was killed and another sustained injuries in a collision involving a moped and a motorcycle near Nangavalli on Monday.

The police said T. Suresh (21) of Seeraganur and his friend K. Suresh (21) were returning home from Nangavalli, when the accident took place.

While T. Suresh died, his friend sustained injuries and was admitted to a private hospital.

Students block traffic

Women students of the District Institute of Education and Training in Namakkal blocked the traffic on Kondichettipatti road here on Monday in protest against the poor quality of food being served in their hostel.

The students claimed that the food was being prepared under unhygienic conditions. The toilets in the hostel were also not maintained properly, they alleged.

Institute Principal and staff members pacified the students.