17 killed near Coimbatore as wall collapses in rains

A portion of the 15-foot tall private compound wall, totally wet due to heavy rains lashing the area for the past few days, fell on the adjoining tiled-roof houses in Nadur village, over 50 kms from here, around 5 am, burying alive the inmates. Villagers said the wall built abutting the houses had been an issue. Continue Reading

As rains intensify, Tamilnadu govt jumps into action

Tamilnadu and Puducherry are set to receive heavy rains due to low pressure in Bay of Bengal, said the Regional Meterological Centre today, even as Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami held a high-level meeting at the Secretariat here to review precautionary measures and preparedness. Continue Reading

Low pressure to bring heavy rains in Tamilnadu

As the week started on a wet note today courtesy rains, the Regional Metereological Department has said that coastal areas in Tamilnadu and Puducherry are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains for the next three days due to the low pressure in Bay of Bengal. Continue Reading

Is A P Muruganandham next Tamilnadu BJP chief?

Political circles are abuzz with a murmur that senior BJP leader A P Muruganandham will be announced as next president of the party’s Taminadu unit. Continue Reading

Amman devotees slash themselves with knives on Vijayadasami

As part of Vijayadasmi, a section of Telugu-speaking Devanga Chettiyar community yesterday organised a procession in which nearly 500 devotees slashed themselves with knives and swords. Continue Reading

Exorbitant bus fares: Tamilnadu transport dept forms special teams

In view of Pooja holidays, the omni bus ticket prices have reportedly surged exorbitantly and the Tamilnadu transport department has formed a special team and is conducting surprise checks. Continue Reading

NEET impersonation: Two Kovai medicos cleared of mismatch in photos

Amid a suspected NEET impersonation fraud, the Directorate of Medical Education has cleared two medicos from Coimbatore over a case of suspected ‘mismatch’ in their photographs affixed in the entrance test mark sheets and the admission applications. Continue Reading

NEET impersonation: CB-CID grills students, parents, dean

CB-CID officers conducted inquiries with a medical student, his parents and the dean of a medical college over impersonation in NEET this year. Continue Reading

Leonardo DiCaprio supports Cauvery Calling

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has extended his support for the ”Cauvery Calling”, a movement initiated by the Isha Foundation here.
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