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Mettupalayam Coimbatore passenger service to operate on sundays too

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Mettupalayam Coimbatore passenger service to operate on sundays too

Recent reports have confirmed that the Southern Railway, Salem division will operate the existing Mettupalayam to Coimbatore service on sundays too. This demand has been a long pending one as the route has been profitable for the railways and is expected to have 2 more compartments. It is expected that the service will commence on…

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Highways Department to widen Kalapatti Road

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Highways Department to widen Kalapatti Road

The State Highways Department will soon take up widening of Kalapatti Road for 8.6 km, for easing traffic flow on the road from SITRA to Kurumbapalayam. Officials of the Department said the road connecting Avinashi Road (near SITRA) and Sathyamangalam Road will be made into a four-lane one and the sharp bends in some places…

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Jumbo calf reunited with herd near Mettupalayam

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Jumbo calf reunited with herd near Mettupalayam

Coimbatore: A one-year-old elephant calf that was left alone by its family for several hours got reunited after a great struggle by Forest department near Mettupalayam on Saturday. According to Forest department sources, elephant menace continues in Coimbatore forest division following poor maintenance of trenches and a part of fund being allotted by the government for…

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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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