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

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