A 23-year-old student today died while five others were hospitalised after inhaling smoke, triggered by a fire that broke out in a three-storeyed building in Coimbatore, where crackers were reportedly stocked, police said.
Two days after the ruling AIADMK named its candidates for the elections to be held in Tamil Nadu on November 19, DMK today announced its nominees for Thanjavur, Aravakkurichi Assembly constituencies, and for the bypoll to the Thiruparankundram seat.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi has said his son Stalin has arduously worked his way up to be the second-in command in the party, virtually ruling out any possibility of his estranged Madurai-based son Alagiri becoming the party's head in the future.
MDMK leader Vaiko was today acquitted by a local court of charges of sedition and supporting unlawful activities in connection with his 2008 speech in which he allegedly supported banned terror outfit LTTE.
A 15-year old girl was dumped in a water tank, with her legs and arms bound with tape, allegedly by a money lender for telling police that she was a witness to him assaulting her mother and threatening to kill her.