Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Thoothukudi profile: DMK's Anitha R Radhakrishnan won seat in 2016
In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, the Thoothukudi constituency had a total of 2,07,471 registered voters
2020, year of the pandemic: After murder of husband and father, TN woman says cops gave abuse not protection
On 8 May, Muthulakshmi's husband Thangaraj and father Palavesam were murdered by a mob of Thevars in Sathankulam's Udayarkulam. This is the same infamous panchayat town where Jeyaraj and his son Benix were killed in police custody
The IMD had earlier predicted that Burevi, which crossed the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday night, would hit the Tamil Nadu coast as a cyclonic storm
Thoothukudi police tell RJ Suchitra to take down Instagram video on Jayaraj and Bennix custodial deaths
In a statement released on Twitter, the district police said that the RJ's video seems to be a "figment of imagination" and promotes "hatred against the police"
Jayaraj and his son J Benicks died days after being arrested on 19 June and lodged in Kovilpatti sub-jail for keeping their shop in the Sathankulam open despite the lockdown
Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Murder charges added to FIRs in Jayaraj-Fenix case; sub-inspector arrested
CB-CID sources told PTI that sub-inspector Raghu Ganesh was arrested by the CB-CID officials, who took over the probe into the case which has triggered a nation-wide outrage.
Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: NHRC issues notices to state DGP, Thoothukudi SP, seeks report within six weeks
P Jayaraj and his son Fenix, arrested for 'violating' lockdown norms over the business hours of their cell phone shop, died at a hospital in Thoothukudi on 23 June, with relatives alleging that they were severely thrashed at the Sathankulam police station earlier.
Custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and Fenix: Accused Tuticorin cops should be arrested immediately; law allows it
What has happened in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin is worse than some of the most violent cases India has witnessed (since the Delhi gangrape case in 2012 for which 4 people involved were hanged, recently).
MK Stalin says DMK will seek CBI probe into custodial deaths of Jayaraj and Fenix as personalities demand justice on social media
Following social media outcry over the deaths, DMK president MK Stalin on Saturday said his party would approach the court seeking a probe by the CBI, if the state government failed to conduct a proper investigation into the "custodial death" of Jayaraj and Bennicks of Sathankulam
DMK leader Kanimozhi asks NHRC to take necessary action against officials responsible for Thoothukudi deaths
Kanimozhi also met the kin of deceased in Thoothukudi and handed over a compensation of Rs 25 lakh, a letter from DMK chief MK Stalin and assured complete support.
Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, CBI, five states on petition seeking investigation into illegal sand mining
SC issued notice to Centre, CBI, five states on a petition seeking investigation into alleged illegal sand mining.The five states are Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Earlier a petition submitted that the court should direct Centre, states to cease all river, beach sand mining activities owing to non-implementation of Sustainable Sand Mining Management Guidelines.
In May last year, 14 people were killed and more than 60 were injured in the alleged police firing during the violent protest against the Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.
Inter-caste couple in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi murdered in suspected honour-killing case, father of woman arrested
A woman and her husband were murdered by a group of people in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on Wednesday allegedly due to the fact that theirs was an inter-caste marriage.
Lok Sabha polls: BJP attempting to shock Opposition into submission with IT raids, but tactic may boomerang
The BJP seems to have resorted to the oldest trick in the election playbook: misuse of executive powers to shock political opponents.
After I-T raids, DMK's Kanimozhi says BJP can't stop her from winning in Thoothukudi; reports claim officials acted on 'false' tip-off
DMK leader Kanimozhi was present during the I-T department raids at her Thoothukudi house and cooperated with the team, which left her house after finding nothing.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Updates: Modi, Mamata in Bengal tomorrow; Amit Shah eyes over 30 seats for NDA in TN
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: The battle of Bengal is all set to heat up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee kickstarting their campaign on Wednesday in the state that sends third largest number of Lok Sabha members to Parliament.
Chennai man arrested for killing actress wife, chopping her body into pieces and dumping parts in garbage bins
On 21 January, the police found the right hand severed from the shoulder and parts of two legs below the knees of 35-year-old Sandhya at the dump yard. Sandhya, who was a small-time actress, was a native of Thoothukudi. Her husband Balakrishnan, after murdering her, cut the body parts into several pieces
Sterlite row: Madras High Court asks Tamil Nadu pollution board to study impact of effluents from smelter on Uppar river
A petition alleged that effluents from the Sterlite copper smelter in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, polluted the rivers and water bodies in the region.
Sterlite row: Tamil Nadu govt moves Supreme Court challenging NGT order to reopen Thoothukudi copper smelter
The Tamil Nadu government had sought permanent closure of Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant in May 2018. The state pollution control board had said the smelter, which was shut pending renewal of its operating license, had been preparing to resume production without permission.
CBI begins probe in anti-Sterlite protests that killed 13; agency requests documents from police, interviews revenue department officials
The CBI on Tuesday initiated a probe in the anti-Sterlite clashes between demonstrators and police that led 13 people dead and over 40 injured in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi in May.