In the first casualty in the year-long agitation against the Kudankulam nuclear power project, a fisherman was killed in police firing in Tuticorin on Monday even as protests at the plant site turned violent.
Anthony Raj, from Manapad village, 80 km from Kudankulam, was killed when he joined protesters who tried to storm a police station.
Agitators stopped the Mysore Express for a few hours while others blocked national highways.
The police in Kudankulam, 550 km south of Chennai, lobbed tear gas shells and cane-charged villagers. Two policemen had been taken hostage but were later released.
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa appealed for calm but justified the police action.
On the other hand, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde revived charges that NGOs leading the protests had received foreign funding but refused to name the countries involved.
"Foreign NGOs are supporting this movement. We are aware about the NGOs which are behind it," the minister said.
The Madras high court had on August 31 given the plant the go-ahead.
The death toll in the Uttarakhand floods has risen to 150 and is set to rise as rescue teams reach more devastated sites.
The water level in the Yamuna continues to rise in New Delhi and has touched 207.25 metres mark, which is the highest since 2010.
Postmortem report of Jiah Khan has concluded that the Bollywood actress died due to hanging and no external injuries were found on her body, police said on Wednesday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that a leading media house was conspiring with the CPM, Congress and Maoists to kill her.
A 33-year-old woman was arrested for attempting to cheat a diamond merchant by posing as the daughter-in-law of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, police said on Wednesday.
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday refused to order a CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha Group chit fund scam.
Mumbai-born Parsi lawyer Sarosh Zaiwala notched a remarkable success in a bank case in the British Supreme Court, with major ramifications on the international banking system, an official said.