Tamil Nadu

India: Man get life sentense for sexually assaulting minor girl

Coimbatore, Jan 20 (PTI) A court here on Monday sentenced a 27-year-old man to life imprisonment for sexually abusing a minor girl two years ago.

The prosecution case was that Sathish Kumar, hailing from a village near Gobichettipalayam in Erode district, had abducted the 16-year-old girl in February, 2017, took her to a lonely place and sexually assaulted her as the girl had rejected his love proposal.

India: Man gets four terms of life sentence for raping minor daughter

Thanjavur(TN), Jan 7 (PTI) A 31-year-old man, who raped his minor daughter in the district, was handed four terms of life sentence by a courthere on Tuesday.

Mahila court judge Ezhilarasi sentenced Kumar to four terms of life imprisonment which should run continuouslywith a clear order that he should not be released from the prison till his death.

The judge also slapped a fine of Rs 4,500 on the convict.

Besides, he was sentenced to six months of imprisonment for threatening to kill his daughter.

India: Dual citizenship for Tamil refugees is possible: TN govt

Chennai, Jan 8 (PTI) The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday told the Assembly that dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees was "possible" and wanted the Centre to ink a pact with the island nation to facilitate it.

Raising the issue, Leader of Opposition, M K Stalin said the government has been harping on giving dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and wanted to know if consultations were made with legal experts on its feasibility.

India: Bank employee accused of sexually assaulting minor girl

Coimbatore, Jan 2 (PTI) A bank employee was arrested on Thursday on the charge of sexually abusing a minor girl at her house here, police said.

Ramkumar, working in a nationalised bank, had entered the 14-year-old girl's house a couple of days ago when she was alone and sexually assaulted her, the police said.

India: BJP stages protest seeking Tamil orator's arrest

Chennai, Jan 1 (PTI): BJP cadres, led by senior state party leaders, staged a protest demonstration here on Wednesday, demanding the arrest of a Tamil orator for his 'provocative' remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

The protesters, including BJP National Secretary H Raja, raised slogans against Nellai Kannan for his alleged remarks, and they were were detained by police.

Indian HC moved by Malaysian firm for stalling release of film "Darbar"

Chennai, Dec 30 (PTI) A Malaysia-based film distribution company has approached the Madras High Court seeking to stall release of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil film 'Darbar' claiming the producer Lyca Productions owed it Rs 23.70 crore on account of business transactions.

When the civil suit filed by DMY Creations SDN BHD came up for hearing, vacation judge Justice M Govindaraj adjourned it to January 2 enabling the counsel for Lyca Productionsto get instructions.

India: One more arrested in gang-rape of minor girl on birthday

Coimbatore, Dec 28 (PTI) One more person was arrested here on Saturday in connection with the gang-rape of a 17-year old girl on her birthday, police said.

Already, six people were arrested for the crime after being booked under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and goondas Act, and lodged in the central jail, the police said.

On information given by the six, personnel from all- woman police station arrested Manikandan.

13 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan navy

Rameswaram, Dec 28 (PTI): Thirteen fishermen from Tamil Nadu, fishing at Nedunthivu off Sri Lankan coast, were arrested by the navy of the island nation on Saturday for allegedly poaching in its territorial waters.

According to the assistant director of Fisheries Kumaresan, the Lankan naval men took the fishermen from Pudukottai and their three mechanised boats and lodged them in Kangesanthurai in Jaffna.

India: Anti-CAA protests continue in TN

Chennai, Dec 26 (PTI) Protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act continued here on Thursday, with an assorted group of activists including writers staging a demonstration against the legislation.

Writers and social activists participated in the demo against the amended Citizenship Act, and were joined by various political parties and organisations opposed to the CAA.

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