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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Flood alert sounded in Nilgiris district as Pykara dam brims

With incessant rains lashing the hilly Nilgiris district, all major water bodies are filling up fast, and the district administration on Thursday issued a flood alert to those living on the banks of Pykara dam, from where water is being released. Continue Reading

Kamal Haasan supports Jaggi Vasudev’s ‘Rally for River’ initiative

Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan today backed Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Rally for River initiative, saying it must be supported overlooking ideological and religious differences. Continue Reading

TN terror hunt: NIA storms 5 places; IS module mastermind gives vital info

Continuing their hunt for terrorists and those supporting extremist organisations, sleuths from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids at five locations in Coimbatore from early this morning. Today’s action comes just days after a high alert was sounded stating that six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) men had intruded into the textile city and other parts of Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

‘Puratchiyalar Virudhugal’ to be presented in TN 31 August

Chennai-based You are Loved and Amma Kalviyagam, the non-profit organisations in association with Coimbatore-based KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology are presenting the 4th edition of ‘Puratchiyalar Virudhugal’ for Tamilnadu Government School students and teachers 31 August. Continue Reading