A 44-year old Chinese national bound for Hong Kong was today detained by custom officials at the airport here when he attempted to smuggle 27 kg of rosewood in a suitcase, airport sources said.
A 19-year-old boy has been arrested on charges of kidnapping a minor girl, police said today.
Farmers in Coimbatore region today threatened that they would resort to mass suicides if the government went ahead with its plan to increase the power tariff.
Three persons, including a woman,were injured when a box containing "some chemicals" exploded at the main road in Pethaniapuram in Madurai today, police said.
Two persons were killed and six injured in an explosion at a private fireworks factory at Singampatti near here today.
Tamil Nadu government today said it will formulate a separate policy for sports and youth welfare covering various aspects such as infrastructure and promoting sporting activities.
Anti-nuclear activists have sought details of the emergency plan from the authorities to check their preparedness in evacuating people living within the 16-km radius of the Tamil Nadu's 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), an activist said on Tuesday.
Rejecting Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's charge that his party was behind the violence in various parts of the state, PMK founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday alleged that pro-Dalit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi was behind the incidents.
Three more PMK members, arrested in connection with recent violence targeting public transport vehicles, have been booked under the National Security Act.
Three contract workers suffered bruises when a portion of a false ceiling at the recently inaugurated domestic terminal at the airport in Chennai fell down following heavy rains early today morning.
PMK founder leader S Ramadoss, whose arrest on April 30 triggered violence in several parts of Tamil Nadu, was today released from the central prison in Tamil Nadu after he obtained bail in all five cases against him.
In a shocking incident, an 80-year old woman was allegedly raped by a 41-year-old man following which she was admitted to a hospital in a serious condition.
Former Union Minister and PMK leader, Anbumani Ramadoss, who was arrested recently in connection with a case filed last year, has been granted conditional bail by a local court in Kancheepuram.
A terrorist wanted in Pakistan was today deported to Sri Lanka by a flight from Chennai after Andhra Pradesh police found him living in a remote village near Cuddapah for the past seven years without a valid visa, airport sources said.
Two activists of Pattali Makkal Katchi were detained under National Security Act today on charges of triggering an explosion in a bid to blow up a culvert, police said.