Tamil Nadu

Indian fishermen attacked, chased away by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram(TN), Nov 19 (PTI) More than 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Katchatheevu islet, a fishermen association leader said here on Tuesday.

The fishermen from this island town had ventured into the sea on Monday evening in 540 boats and were fishing off Katchatheevu when a team of Sri Lankan naval personnel came to the spot and attacked before driving them away, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President P Sesuraja alleged.

India: Ashok Leyland showcases BS-VI trucks, buses

Chennai, Nov 4 (PTI) Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland showcased its wide range of Bharat Stage VI trucks and buses in Chennai on Monday.

The city-based commercial vehicle major has become the first Indian original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to meet the BS-VI emission norms across the full range of heavy-duty trucks of 16.2 tonne or above.

"..in focus with our aspirations of being among the top 10 global commercial vehicle maker, we have yet again come up with an innovative technology to address the BS VI norms," Leyland chairman Dheeraj G Hinduja said here.

Over 3,000 Indian fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy

Rameswaram (TN), Nov 3 (PTI) Over 3,000 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were allegedly chased away by Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday when they were fishing near Katchatheevu islet, a fishermen association leader said here.

The naval personnel also snapped fishing nets of several boats.

The fishermen from this island town had ventured into the sea in over 500 boats and were catching fish near Katchatheevu when the Lankan Navy personnel came to the spot, cut the nets and chased them away, State fishermen association President N Devadoss said.

India: Kudankulam nuke plant says cyber attack 'impossible'

Kudankulam (TN), Oct 29 (PTI): The Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KKNPP) on Tuesday allayed fears of a cyber attack on its systems and said such attacks were not possible.

KKNPP training superintendent and information officer R Ramdoss said the reports in the social media about cyber attacks were false and clarified that KKNPP and the other nuclear power plants' control systems were 'standalone' and not connected to any cyber networks outside or the internet.

India: 3-year-old boy stuck in TN borwell dead, body pulled out

Tiruchirappalli (TN) Oct 29 (PTI) Nearly 80 hours of struggle to rescue a three-year-old boy stuck in a discarded borewell near here failed with the death of the child and retrieving of his decomposed body from a depth of 88-feet in the early hours of Tuesday.

Commissioner of Revenue Administration J Radhakrishnan said those posted near the borewell noticed foul smell around 10.30 pm on Monday following which medical personnel and teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) assessed the situation.

India: State ruling parties win by-polls in South

Chennai, Oct 24 (PTI) The ruling parties in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Telangana won the respective Assembly bypolls in the three southern states on Thursday, but most importantly the AIADMK and CPI (M) bounced back from the severe drubbing they received in the April 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The victory for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan, months after the rout comes as a morale-booster for the two leaders ahead of the next Assembly polls in both states in 2021.

India: Heavy rain likely in TN over next 5 days

Chennai, Oct 21 (PTI) Landslips have been reported in some parts of Nilgiris district, as the Regional weather office here on Monday predicted heavy rainfall to occur over Tamil Nadu during the next five days with the North East Monsoon becoming active.

Landslips were reported at least in 10 places in Nilgiris district following rains during the last two days, particularly in Coonoor, disrupting movement of vehicles in the morning, officials said.

However, operations to clear the debris are going on a war footing, they said.

India: Boy accused of rape commits suicide in observation home

Tirunelveli, Oct 20(PTI) A 17-year-old boy, arrested on charges of raping a woman, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in the government observation home for children here, police said on Sunday.

The child in conflict with law had complained of stomach pain on Saturday night and died on the way to hospital, the police said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up meet in India, leaves for Nepal

Chennai, Oct 12 (PTI) Chinese President Xi Jinping left for Nepal on Saturday by an Air China aircraft, concluding his second informal summit with Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, which has signalled a recalibration of bilateral ties.

Xi, wrapped up his about 24-hour stay during which he visited Mamallapuram near here and held informal talks with the Prime Minster. Also, delegation level talks were held.

New era of Sino-India cooperation to begin with 'Chennai connect': Modi

Mamallapuram, Oct 12 (PTI) A new era of cooperation will start between India and China on Saturday with the "Chennai connect", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after around five-and-half hours of one-on-one talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping spread over two days in this ancient coastal town as part of the second informal summit.

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