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Three charred to death in Sivakasi factory fire

Three persons were charred to death and 13 seriously injured in a blaze that swept through a private fireworks factory in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu after an accidental explosion. Police said the fire......

Three charred to death in fire at Sivakasi unit

Three persons were on Friday charred to death and an equal number suffered burns in a fire mishap at an illegal cottage fireworks unit, barely three weeks after a devastating blaze in a cracker......

A tragedy called Sivakasi

A Ganesh Nadar visits the site of the firecracker tragedy in Tamil Nadu and finds that little has changed despite such tragedies happening regularly Mudalipatti village in Virudhunagar district of......

The shame of Sivakasi: Dead eyes in its living children

That Sivakasi has also killed over time, albeit very slowly, numerous child-workers engaged in matchbox production is scarcely registered on the national conscience, says Shreekant Sambrani Every......

Owner of Sivakasi firecracker unit arrested

The owner of a Sivakasi cracker manufacturing unit where a fire on September 5 claimed 39 lives was arrested on Sunday on culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other charges from......

Why Sivakasi will be less colourful this Diwali

Illegal Chinese imports, stringent regulations, legal tussles cost industry Rs 2,000 crore (Rs 20 billion) Sivakasi, the country’s main centre for production of fireworks, is caught in the......

Sivakasi wants firepower to fight China's rockets

Sivakasi hopes the new government will check the smuggling of Chinese fireworks and remove the higher charges on local units imposed by the UPA government. Between April 7 and 16, the town of......

Sivakasi cracker industry looks for a sparkle

The fireworks industry of Sivakasi has been hit by restrictive explosives laws and growing Chinese domination of the sector. But by adopting new strategies, the cracker companies look set to......

The changing face of Sivakasi

From burying its stigma as an exploiter of children to implementing better safety procedures, this industry is booming at a 20 per cent growth rate. The Sivakasi of today is not the Sivakasi of......

Firecracker output down 20% : Sivakasi units

The firecracker industry in Sivakasi, in interior Tamil Nadu, from where 95 per cent of the Indian output comes from, has said production has declined 20 per cent this year.The industry says this......

Asin: Kaavalan is not like Sivakasi or Pokri

Asin returns to Tamil after a long gap with Kaavalan directed by Malayalam director Siddique. Vijay plays Asin's Kaavalan or bodyguard in this Pongal release. Over......

Vijayadasami offers nothing new

Romance, sibling rivalries, melodrama, rich song sequences, family sentiments and stunts-- that's Sivakasi... oops... Vijayadasami for you. It appears as if Kalyanram is playing it safe. He takes......

'Dharmapuri is not a political film'

After giving successive hits like Thirupachi, Sivakasi and Tirupathi, director Perarasu is back with Dharmapuri this Diwali. If he had directed the likes of Ajith and Vijay in his first three......

Sivakasi: for Vijay fans only

The Tamil Diwali release Sivakasi is like a pack of assorted crackers,with almost all the varietiesmade in the famedSivakasi town of Tamil Nadu. It has sparklers, flower pots, 'atom' bombs, Lakshmi......

'Sivakasi is not a typical Vijay film'

One of the most eagerly awaited films this Diwali is Sivakasi, starring Vijay. Director Perarasu, he appeared relaxed, unusual for a man of whom so much is expected. But it is more so because the......
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Rigorous imprisonment for rape

Virudhunagar (TN), Nov 21 (PTI) A Fast Track Women's Court in the district today sentenced a 41-year-old man to 20 years rigorous imprisonment for... ...
The idea ofBihar

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Heavy rain forecast for parts of South Peninsula over next 4 days

The India Met has forecast heavy rain over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala over the next four days. This is... ...
Sivakasi records 10 cm rainfall

The following is a summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. YESTERDAY`S WELL MARKED LOW PRESSURE AREA NOW... ...

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