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Cine financier Bothra held in Chennai

Chennai: A popular cinema financier was arrested in the city today for lending money for ‘kandhu vaddi‘ (exorbitant interest). According to a complaint registered by one Sathish of T Nagar, Mukundchand Bothra, a cine financier from Sowcarpet, was also lending money for general public for heavy interest rates, which was unlawful. Following the complaint, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested Bothra and are conducting investigations. This is not the

Kodungaiyur death toll touches 12

Chennai: Two more injured in the Kodungaiyur bakery fire accident died at the Kilpauk Medical College, raising the death toll to 12. Parthiban (27) of Ennore died at the hospital last night and Ilayaraja (25) of Kannadasan Nagar succumbed to injuries this morning. The bakery owner J Anandhan was also among the 12 who were killed in the accident. The accident, which occurred at the bakery on Meenambal Road in

Senior AIADMK leader under CB-CID scanner

Chennai: Creating more flutter in the AIADMK, former Minister and supporter of TTV Dinakaran, MLA Palaniappan has been issued summon by the CBCID in connection with the contractor Subramanian’s death case. Last May, Subramanian was found dead in a suspicious way in Namakkal. Now the former Higher Education Minister has been asked to appear at the Namakkal CBCID office today for interrogation. The case was handed over to CBCID after Subramanian was

Mass crackdown on gutkha sellers in Chennai

Chennai: Launching a major crack down on illegal sale of gutkha, pan masala and other banned items, the Chennai City Police have arrested 421 people and seized 12,306 items during the last two days. Police sources said here today that during the intensive raids conducted during the last two days, 421 people, who were found selling banned items like Mava, Pan Masala and other items, were arrested. A total of

Former top cop's son under I-T scanner

Chennai: Perhaps waiting for the Presidential election to get over, Income Tax raids have resumed in the city in full swing after a brief break. The department is continuing with its raids by surveying the deals of a former top police official’s son. This morning, Michael Arul’s residence-cum-office at Boat Club, was searched. Michael is the son of late Inspector General F V Arul and estranged husband of television journalist

Phones, SIM cards seized from Puzhal prisoners

Chennai: Six mobile phones and SIM cards were seized from inmates of Puzhal prison during a surprise raid yesterday. A case has been registered against five prisoners from whom the phones were seized. Police officials said cellphones have already been seized from prisoners during similar raids conducted earlier. The case is closed with filing an FIR against the person caught using the phone and no effort is made to investigate

Best treatment to fire victims: CM

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said that Rs 50 lakh has been allocated for treatment expenses for those injured in the Kodungaiyur bakery fire accident. He added that Jayabalan who was injured during the incident and was undergoing treatment in the Kilpauk Medical College has been discharged and has gone home. “The government is taking all necessary measures to give the best of the treatment to the injured

65 students suspended from Pachaiyappa's College

Chennai: Perhaps for the first time in the recent past, as many as 65 students of Pachaiyappa’s College have been suspended on the grounds of ‘indiscipline’. The college management has taken this action as the institute’s name has taken a beating following some recent incidents involving its students. The students, who were suspended yesterday for misconduct, will be taken back into the college only after enquiry, said the college principal

Law & order is fine in TN: Palaniswami

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said that a special team has been formed to probe into the matter of ‘petrol bomb’ hurled at the Teynampet police station on Thursday. Answering to a question raised by Leader of Opposition and DMK working president M K Stalin on the issue in Assembly today, he said that the footages from the CCTV cameras in the area are being viewed and the

2 Women injured as cooker explodes at Amma canteen

Chennai: Two female staff at an Amma Unavagam in Egmore were injured after a pressure cooker in the canteen exploded today morning. Police said Kavita (29) and Vinitha, are working in the Amma Unavagam located on Pantheon Road near Albert Theatre. While cooking breakfast at the canteen, Kavitha opened the cooker before releasing the pressure, it is said. The cooker exploded injuring both the women. Kavitha was severely injured and

Teynampet police collecting CCTV footage

Chennai: Tension prevailed along arterial Anna Salai this morning, after two men on a bike hurled a bottle filled with fuel, popularly known as petrol bomb, inside Teynampet Police Station situated on the stretch. A minor fire broke out inside the station, but no one was injured. The incident took place around 4.30 am when the men lit up a wick attached to the bottle and threw it at the