'Implement M S Swaminathan panel suggestions for farmers'

Coimbatore: The Federation of Tamilnadu Agriculturists Association (FTAA) urged the Centre to implement the recommendations of M S Swaminathan Commission to uplift the farming community. Implementation of the panel’s suggestions is the only solution to uplift the farmers, instead of giving them freebies, subsidy, concession, loans and its waiver, insurance and Income tax exemption, FTAA secretary, S Nallasamy, said in a statement here. Why is the Centre hesitating to implement the recommendations,

4 persons sentenced to five years for murder attempt

Madurai: Four persons were sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by a court here on the charge of attempting to murder a youth who had allegedly teased a girl. Holding the four guilty, Additional District and Sessions Judge M Chandran also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on each of them. According to proescution, the four had hacked and injured S Kanthan with sharp edged weapons at Sholavandan in October, 2014 for

Lawyers protest in support of agitating farmers

Coimbatore: A group of lawyers staged a demonstration yesterday in front of the district court in Salem in support of some farmers protesting in New Delhi over the past two weeks to press their charter of demands, including crop loan waiver. About 50 lawyers shouted slogans in support of the farmers’ demand and wanted both the Centre and State government to implement their charter of demands, the police said. A

Sandalwood tree stolen from under police nose

Coimbatore: In a daring act, a full-grown sandalwood tree was allegedly chopped and taken away from the premises of a police station in the district, the police said today. The incident came to light this morning, when police personnel who reached Komangalam station for duty, were shocked after they noticed that one of the two sandalwood trees in the backyard had been cut and taken away. The 15-foot-long portion was cut from

Lankan troops will not be charged for war crimes: ex-Prez

Colombo: Sri Lankan soldiers, who fought against the LTTE during the civil war, would not be dragged before courts just because the Tamil diaspora keeps demanding, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has said. Addressing a gathering in the Northern capital of Jaffna, Chandrika a yesterday said the ordinary Tamil people wants to know what had happened to their disappeared relatives. “They do not demand action against soldiers. But we will take

12 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram (TN): Twelve fishermen from Tamilnadu have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation. The fishermen, who had put to out to sea from Jegadapattinam in Pudukottai district, were arrested near Neduntheevu late last night, a Fisheries official said today. The fishermen along with their two mechanised boats had been taken to Kankesanthurai Port in northern Sri

Emami Reality's maiden project launched in Kovai

Coimbatore: Emami Infrastructure, the reality arm of FMCG major, Emami Group, has launched a project in the city. Emami Aerocity on 62 acres of land has 929 units of different sizes, at the government approved lay out at Kalapatti, near International Airport, Emami Infrastructure Managing Director, R K Agarwal told reporters yesterday. Aerocity, jointly being developed with city-based Somus Realty Private Ltd, features premium amenities that reflect the brand’s commitment