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Madras HC lambasts EC, says “Your officers should be booked on murder charges probably”

The Madras High Court on Monday lambasted the Election Commission saying that it is responsible for the second wave of COVID and should be probably booked for murder. The strong remarks against the poll panel came for its abject failure to ensure COVID-appropriate guidelines in election rallies in Tamil Nadu and four other states where...

15 dead, 36 injured in explosion at firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu

In an unfortunate incident, at least 15 people died and 36 got injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.  The explosion happened at around 1.30 pm during the mixing of chemicals for manufacturing firecrackers. The death toll is likely to go up. Following the incident, 10 fire tenders were...

Cyclone Nivar: 3 people killed in Tamil Nadu, rains to continue

Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours on Thursday as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’. It accompanied heavy rainfall and gusty winds that resulted in the uprooting of trees and flooding in low-lying areas. It has lost its intensity after the landfall but will cause rain in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka and...

As Cyclone Nivar approaches, PM Modi assures help to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all possible help to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as they gear up to face Cyclone Nivar. Notably, the Cyclone is likely to make landfall on Wednesday evening through the coastal states with expected wind speeds upto 120 km per hour. PM Modi spoke to the chief ministers of both...

COVID-19: India’s case tally crosses 15 lakh

48,513 fresh cases of novel coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours Total case count crosses 15.31 lakh 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours India’s death toll touches 34,193 India has reported 48,513 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. With the addition of the fresh cases, the COVID-19 case count in the...

India records 34,884 new COVID-19 cases, 671 deaths in 24 hours

COVID1-9 cases in India touched 10,38,716 on Saturday as the country recorded 34,884 new cases in the last 24 hours. Of the total number of cases, 3,58,692 are active cases. This is a record single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. India crossed the 10 lakh mark within three days of it touching the...

Father-son thrashed by cops in Jamnagar for violating COVID-19 norms

After Tamil Nadu, a case of a father-son duo being allegedly thrashed for violating COVID-19 norms in Kalavad police station of Jamnagar district in Gujarat has emerged. Ghanshyam Udeshi and his son Nishant were allegedly thrashed inside a police station for not wearing a mask. The two have been admitted to a hospital. A head...

RJ says she deleted video of TN custodia death after being threatened by cops

A radio jockey who’ posted a social media message about the alleged police torture in the recent Tuticorin custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu has taken down the video. She said she was asked to do so by the state police. The case was later handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). RJ Suchitra...

28,637 new COVID-19 cases reported in India, tally now stands at 8.49 lakh

India reported 28,637 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 8,49,553. Of this, the 2,92,258 are active cases. The death toll due to the disease stands at 22,674. Maharashtra continues to lead in the number of positive cases with a total of 2,46,600. The death tally in the states is...

Scam of the year: Ex-bank employees’ son opens fake SBI branch, arrested

A fraud bank running as an SBI branch in Panruti has been busted in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu while three people have been arrested. The plan to run a duplicate bank was hatched by the son of former bank employees. One of the arrested is a 19-year-old named Kamal Babu, who is the son...

Cop made to retire for calling woman at midnight for “inquiry”

A 48-year-old police official in Tamil Nadu was sent on compulsory retirement after allegedly harassing a woman by calling her at midnight and speaking inappropriately in connection with a complaint, an official said. The cop, posted at a station in Perambalur district near Tiruchirapppali, was compulsorily retired as a punishment. “We received a complaint that...

6 dead, 17 injured in boiler blast in Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu

A massive explosion has been reported at a boiler in the Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu. At least six people have died while 17 others are injured in the blast at the boiler in Tamil Nadu. Many have been rushed to the NLC hospital following the explosion. The blast took place at a boiler...