Karunanidhi is dead

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK stalwart M. Karunanidhi is no more, Kauvery Hospital announced on Tuesday evening. "With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi at 6.20 p.m.," a hospital statement said.

9 dead in TN forest fire

A rescue operation with the help of the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters has been underway since Sunday. A total of 27 trekkers were rescued from the fire in picturesque Theni district, some 520 km from here.