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Four injured in car-bus smash

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Tuticorin : Four persons were injured when the car they were travelling in dashed against a bus at Puthiyamputhur near here on Tuesday evening.

The injured were admitted to a private hospital in Tuticorin. The police later arrested Peski (31), the driver.

Man held for outraging modesty of woman

Staff Reporter

Tuticorin : The North police arrested Velayudham (49) for outraging the modesty of a 31-year-old woman on Tuesday.

The police said the accused had pulled the victim's hand while she was standing in front of the TNEB office at State Bank Colony in the town.

Woman held for stealing jewels

Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: A 32-year-old woman was arrested for stealing gold ornaments at Kovilpatti on Tuesday night.

The Kovilpatti East police said Susila stole the ornaments belonging to Manikandan while he was standing near a temple.

Search for man

Staff Reporter

Tuticorin : The Eral police are on the look out for one Sudalaimani, who had allegedly murdered his mother-in-law on Tuesday.

The police said Sudalaimani was on loggerheads with Pappa for quite some time over some financial transactions.

The accused had strangulated the woman to death and threw the body into a well at Eral.

Two arrested for stealing cables

Staff Reporter

Tuticorin : The South police arrested two persons on Wednesday on the charge of stealing cables kept at VVD Road on Tuesday.

According to police sources, Meganathan (39) and Antony (19) were arrested on a complaint lodged by Mariappan that 220-metre cable owned by him was missing since Tuesday.

`Make Tirukkural national literature'

CHENNAI: The Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution urging the Centre to declare Tirukkural, "which stands out as a treatise of universal and national appeal" national literature.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa read out the resolution. "After the Holy Bible, Tirukkural has the distinction of having been translated into the maximum number of languages in the world," she said. The resolution incorporated a change suggested by the Leader of the Opposition, K. Anbazhagan that this was a long-standing request by Tamil scholars. — Special Correspondent

Swimming pool for Pudukottai

CHENNAI: Pudukottai will have a swimming pool soon.

Answering a question from C. Vijayabasker (AIADMK) in the Assembly, Sports Minister Inbathtamilan on Wednesday said most of the work on the Rs. 55-lakh pool was completed. Fixing of tiles and laying pipes and electricity cables would be completed by June. An allocation was already made to construct a swimming pool at Theni. — Special Correspondent

Fishermen seek free rations

CHENNAI: The South Indian Fishermen Union on Wednesday appealed to the State Government to distribute free ration and relief amount to tsunami-affected fishermen for two more months — April and May. K. Bharathi, president, in a statement here, said fishing was banned during these two months for breeding. So fishermen might not go for fishing. — Special Correspondent

Power thefts detected

CHENNAI: Enforcement personnel of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board detected meter tampering and illegal tapping of power in low-tension industrial services in the Chengalpattu and Madurai distribution circles recently. As the consumers came forward to compound the case and paid fines of Rs 1.75 lakhs no criminal proceeding was initiated, says a power board release. — Special Correspondent

Undertrial commits suicide

COIMBATORE : A murder accused Sivakumar (38) of Chinniyampalayam near Peelamedu hanged himself in the Central Prison here on Wednesday.

According to prosecution, Sivakumar strangled his wife on March 3, 2005 suspecting her fidelity. He attempted to kill his daughter Vanathi before escaping. The Peelamedu police arrested him on March 4 on murder and attempt to murder charges under Sections 302 and 307 of the Indian Penal Code. Sivakumar hanged himself using a hand towel. — Staff Reporter

Nari Korava shot dead

VILLUPURAM: A. Suman, a Nari Korava residing at Nathamedu near Tindivanam, was allegedly shot dead by his brother-in-law A. Ramesh (20) with a country-made gun on Tuesday night.

The police arrested Ramesh and his father S. Anjumani (45). The incident occurred following a petty quarrel between Suman's son, Arunkumar, and his nephew in the school.

Suman's wife, after an argument, complained about his rude behaviour to her father and brother. Later, in a clash Suman was shot dead. — Special Correspondent

Conditional nod for Sachien CHENNAI: A day after staying the release of the Vijay-starrer Sachien, the Madras High Court permitted the producers to screen the film without a song, which was allegedly copied from a Telugu film without authorisation.

Modifying his order, Justice N. Kannadasan said: "The respondents are permitted to release the picture without the audio, music track and music background of the song `Dai Dai Dai Kattikoda."

Inflow into LBP increases

Erode: Inflow into Lower Bhavani Project Reservoir has increased in the last three days due to heavy rain in catchment areas. The inflow on Tuesday was 1,528 cusecs and on Wednesday, 1,325 cusecs. The reservoir stood at 61.15 feet as against the full level of 120 feet. - Staff Reporter

Roadside shops evicted

Erode: Over 150 shops on roadsides here were removed on Wednesday. On complaints to the municipal administration and the police, eviction was carried out on RKV Road, Kongalamman Koil Street and Municipal Bus Stand area. The shops dealt with clothes and eatables. - Staff Reporter

Mass contact day

Erode: The District Revenue Officer, K. Nagarajan, will conduct a mass contact programme at Kavilipalayam in Sathyamangalam Taluk on April 20. - Staff Reporter

Certificates distributed

Erode: As many as 12,914 community certificates were distributed to school students this academic year, the Collector, D. Karthikeyan, has said. Distributing 141 community certificates to students of Class X of Railway Colony Municipal Higher Secondary School here on Tuesday, he urged the students to furnish correct information to obtain the certificate. - Staff Reporter

`Donate organs'

ERODE: People should come forward to donate organs to help save lives, the former Director General of Police, W.I. Devaram, said.

At a function recently organised by the Erode Branch of IMA, Perundurai Medical College and S.S. Trust, as part of a medical expo, he urged doctors to create awareness on organ donation. A textile merchant, R.K. Senthamarai, and his wife gave their consent to donate their bodies after death. - Staff Reporter

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