Sathankulam custodial deaths: 'Investigate role of Friends of Police volunteers'

Selvarani had mentioned that volunteers Ganapathy, Kannan, Jacob, and Elisa were among those that beat her son and husband to death.

30 Jun 2020

Sathankulam: Collector says he'll look into how DMK's Udhayanidhi travelled without e-pass

A close aide of Udhayanidhi, wishing anonymity, claimed that the actor had obtained e-pass and showed it to the officials at all check-posts between Thoothukudi and Chennai.

30 Jun 2020

‘The vehicle’s seats were soaked in blood’: Eyewitnesses say Thoothukudi traders who died in police custody were grievously injured

Relatives of Jeyaraj and his son Beniks, who died in custody have alleged brutal torture and assault by the police and claimed that the duo, despite bleeding profusely, were denied medical assistance.

28 Jun 2020

Custodial death: There are pending cases against the two suspects

Mani said that he was beaten severely for a traffic violation case. The complainant had demanded  `1 lakh compensation since he could not move around for work.

28 Jun 2020

Kin of TN traders agree to accept bodies before FIR against cops, pin hopes on judiciary

The postmortem was performed on the bodies in the presence of three doctors headed by the Tirunelveli medical college hospital Dean and the procedure was videographed

25 Jun 2020

Custodial deaths: Family refuses to receive traders’ bodies

The family members of the duo arrived at the Tirunelveli medical college hospital on Wednesday, supported by associations, and staged a protest.

25 Jun 2020

Chinese consignments stalled at VOC port?

Sources said that the Chinese consignments are being verified intensely for product details, consignee details and valid documents before being checked in.

24 Jun 2020

Thoothukudi: 2 traders die in custody, shops to shut on Wednesday

On Tuesday angry traders in Sathankulam, Udangudi and Peikulam in Thoothukudi shut shop alleging police brutality.

24 Jun 2020

Sterlite plans hit after hub denied green nod

The Central government’s decision to not grant nod for an Industrial Park in Thoothukudi is likely to affect the expansion plans of Sterlite Copper.

13 Jun 2020

Indian Air Force’s 1971 war hero turns 100

Pandian joined the Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) in 1944 as an Aircraftman and retired as a Ground Training Instructor at an age of 55 in 1975.

10 Jun 2020

Indian Air Force’s 1971 war hero P Durai Pandian celebrates 100th birthday

In his 31 years of service, Pandian had trained thousands of Aircraftmen, and had been a dedicated sportsman.

09 Jun 2020

Farmers miss Thoothukudi workhorses as 1 lakh tonnes of fertilisers pile up at warehouses

The fertilisers were supposed to be supplied to the southern states before the onset of the Southwest monsoon. The delay is likely to cost the farmers dear.

08 Jun 2020

Illegal sand miners in Tamil Nadu make hay during lockdown

The locals alleged that the sand mafia, with the help of local politicians, revenue and police officials, have been quarrying river sand.

05 Jun 2020

Shuttered, Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper plant incurs Rs 5 crore loss every day

The manufacturer had claimed that damages to the tune of Rs 100 crore were caused due to the negligence in maintaining the premises by the district authorities.

28 May 2020

From cancer to bullet wounds: Remembering 2018 Sterlite violence and its scars

Nelson is among the scores of men and women injured when the Tamil Nadu police opened fire on those protesting against the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi on May 22, 2018.

22 May 2020