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Block observers deployed to monitor poll code violations

To check poll code violations till the end of polling to be held on October 6 and 9, block observers have been deployed in all nine panchayat unions of the district. Polling for electing 12 district panchayat ward councillors, 122 panchayat union ward councillors, 204 village panchayat presidents and 1,731 village panchayat ward members in […]

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Three-year-old boy killed in roof collapse

TIRUNELVELI A 3-year-old boy was killed when a portion of the roof of his house collapsed on Wednesday allegedly due to shock waves triggered by explosions in nearby stone quarries. Police said M. Akash of Seelathikulam near Radhapuram, who was sleeping in his house when his mother had gone out for fetching drinking water, was […]

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Mechanised boat sinks, fisherman goes missing

TIRUNELVELI A fisherman went missing off Koodankulam coast on Wednesday when the mechanised boat in which he, along with 12 other fishermen, was returning to the base sank due to rough weather in the high seas. Police said 13 fishermen – 10 from Kanniyakumari district and three from West Bengal – had ventured into the […]

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Youth arrested for stabbing sister

The police arrested a youth, who stabbed his younger sister, on Friday. S. Ramya, 21, of Tirunelveli Town eloped with M. Anantharaj, 25, of Kodeeswaran Nagar, also in Tirunelveli Town, recently and got married even as the girl’s family was against it. When Ms. Ramya and Mr. Anantharaj, both belonging to different castes, went to […]

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Sit-in protest by traders of Gandhi Market

They are not ready to be shifted to temporary shops at an ‘inaccessible’ area TIRUNELVELI Traders of Mahatma Gandhi Market in Palayamkottai staged a sit-in dharna on Monday as they were asked to have their temporary shops at an “inaccessible area” to facilitate reconstruction of the market in contrary to the earlier decision of having […]

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Youth found murdered

TIRUNELVELI A youth was found murdered with multiple stab injuries at Shanthi Nagar in Palayamkottai on Sunday. Police said while the right wrist had been chopped off, his face had been damaged badly with multiple cuts. After the passers-by informed Palayamkottai police, Commissioner Senthamaraikannan, Deputy Commissioner of Police T.P. Suresh Kumar, and other police officials […]

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Body of youth found near Kudankulam

TIRUNELVELI Kudankulam police seized the body of a youth abandoned in a gunny bag near here on Sunday. The police identified the deceased as Ajit (21), son of Subbiah of Azhagiya Nambipuram near Panagudi. Preliminary inquiries revealed that the youth had been murdered allegedly by his own father, stepbrother and another person over a property […]

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Anniversary of Tamirabharani observed

Leaders of various political parties offered floral tributes to 17 persons who drowned in the Tamirabharani when violence broke out in the procession taken in support of wage hike for Maanjolai tea estate workers 22 years ago. Accompanied by party cadres, Congress MLAs Ruby R. Manoharan, Palani Nadar and Selvaperunthagai placed wreath in the Tamirabharani. […]