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Tamil Nadu elephants get some rest and relaxation

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Tamil Nadu elephants get some rest and relaxation

As many as 26 elephants from various temples and mutts from across the State were brought to Thekkampatti near Mettupalayam on Thursday for the 48-day annual rejuvenation camp. The camp, organised by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE), was inaugurated on Friday. The elephants, mahouts and cavadis, who accompanied the elephants, were…

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89 houses encroached along Sanganoor Canal razed down

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89 houses encroached along Sanganoor Canal razed down

Coimbatore Corporation’s Town Planning wing officials on Wednesday demolished 89 houses on IRF Lane. The officials said that the 89 houses were built between Mettupalayam Road and railway track, along Sanganoor Canal over 40 years ago. After serving notices to the occupants of the illegal property and severing their power connection a few days ago,…

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Elephants to be profiled individually

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Elephants to be profiled individually

To create a database of wild elephants that frequently enter human habitations, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recommended individual profiling of such elephants. Apart from helping in easy identification and monitoring of an individual elephant, the profiling will help the Forest Department keep a record of its behaviour pattern and movement in a given…

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Kattery Park sees increase in visitors

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Kattery Park sees increase in visitors

With visitors to parks and gardens in the Nilgiris complaining of over crowding, the scenic Kattery Park near Coonoor has emerged as a popular alternative for visitors over the last two years. Officials said that the park, which used to receive less than 40,000 visitors each year till a few years ago, has seen visitor…

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CM urges Modi not to shut down potato research station in Nilgiris

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CM urges Modi not to shut down potato research station in Nilgiris

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to abandon the plan to shut down the Central Potato Research Station (CPRS) at Muthorai in the Nilgiris. He wrote Modi after media reports said the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) had taken a decision to shut down the CPRS….

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Trial run of rail bus between Mettupalayam and Kallar today

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Trial run of rail bus between Mettupalayam and Kallar today

Southern Railway, Salem Division, has proposed to conduct the trial run of the self-propelled rail bus on a 9.2-km stretch from Mettupalayam to Kallar and back on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Southern Railway is planning to operate a 30-seat rail bus on the Coonoor – Udhagamandalam section and a rail bus withdrawn from service in…

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Elephant attacks a woman

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Elephant attacks a woman

Thudiyalur Arivoli Nagar resident Vijayalakshmi (45), who was returning home after selling vegetables at the Thudiyalur market, sustained injuries in an elephant attack on Sunday night. The Thudiyalur police said that a male elephant that was part of a herd of four moved away and hurled Vijayalakshmi with its trunk on the short cut that…

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Bhathirasamy, a real fighter and hero

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Bhathirasamy, a real fighter and hero

Growing up, we rarely see the struggles our parents go through as they try to provide the best opportunities to us. How many times have you heard them say, “we want to provide you with the things that we never had”? Whether it is a sense of responsibility, unconditional love or pure magic, parents can…

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NMR Joy Ride at Rs.2.85 Lakh

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NMR Joy Ride at Rs.2.85 Lakh

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) was fast becoming a global favourite for chartered services with the Salem Division operating its second special train service between Mettupalayam and Ooty for just seven tourists on Wednesday. While its first such run had been for an English couple wanting to relieve their meet-cute, this time it was for…

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Mettupalayam Railway Station to get additional amenities

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Mettupalayam Railway Station to get additional amenities

Coimbatore: The Mettupalayam railway station is all set to get a facelift with added passenger amenities as part of efforts to make it an entry point to a tourist experience. Besides getting a new building, the station will have a relaid approach road from the market and a passenger shelter on both its platforms. Also, drinking…

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