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Forest Dept. distributes 50 free country chicken to aid 25 tribal families in Mettupalayam

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Forest Dept. distributes 50 free country chicken to aid 25 tribal families in Mettupalayam

Coimbatore: Based on the Tamil Nadu Government implementing its ‘Free Country Chicken Scheme 2019,’ the Forest Department distributed 50 country chicken free to 25 tribal families in Mettupalayam as an alternate means of livelihood. For a long period of time, the primary occupation of over 20 tribal villages near the Mettupalayam forest region has been rearing…

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Toll for vehicles using ghat road from June 20

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Toll for vehicles using ghat road from June 20

With increase in accidents on Dhimbam Ghat Road leading to frequent traffic congestion, the district administration has decided to collect toll from vehicles using the ghat road from June 20. The Dindigul – Bengaluru National Highway 948 (Old number 209) that passes through Bannari, Dhimbam and Hasanur, connects both the States and is used by…

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Pilloor III project: land acquisition to be expedited

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Pilloor III project: land acquisition to be expedited

The project is being implemented at a cost ₹ 964 crore The district administration along with the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board has formed teams of revenue officials to expedite the process of acquiring land for the Pilloor III drinking water project. The ₹ 964-crore project is aimed at drawing water from…

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Two die of fever in Coimbatore, Mettupalayam

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Two die of fever in Coimbatore, Mettupalayam

Coimbatore: A 21-year-old woman has died of suspected brain fever here, while a migrant worker succumbed to a mystery fever near here, sources said Wednesday. A 21-year-old IT professional died of suspected brain fever at a government hospital here yesterday. According to media reports, Ramya was suffering from fever for a few days and was admitted to…

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Two men arrested for hunting deer in Sirumugai

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Two men arrested for hunting deer in Sirumugai

Coimbatore : Foresters of the Sirumugai Forest Range have arrested two men for illegally hunting spotted deer using country gun and remanded them in custody today. According to foresters, they had received a tip off that deers were being hunted at the backwater area of the Bhavani Reservoir in Pethikuttai. In an attempt to catch the…

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Baralikadu ecotourism centre open five days a week

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Baralikadu ecotourism centre open five days a week

With increase in the number of bookings, the ecotourism centre operated by Coimbatore Forest Division at Baralikadu is now open to visitors five days a week. Officials with the Forest Department said that except Mondays and Fridays, the ecotourism centre will remain open on all other weekdays till May-end. Earlier, the tourism centre located in…

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Ooty recalls Lord Macaulay’s visit

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Ooty recalls Lord Macaulay’s visit

OOTY: While Modern Nilgiris is celebrating its bicentenary this year, the Nilgiri Documentation Centre (NDC), an NGO based here in the hills, recalled the importance and history of June in the genesis of modern Nilgiris, wherein major developments  took part. Hill history veteran Dharmalingam Venugopal, director of NDC, stated that Ootacamund (Ooty), the first Hill Station…

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KSRTC to start 15 interstate bus services

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KSRTC to start 15 interstate bus services

Marayur (Idukki): The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to start 15 new bus services in order to resolve the interstate travel issues. Bus services will start from various depots in Kerala on the basis of the new interstate contract made with Tamil Nadu. In order to begin profitable services beneficial for the…

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Sri Lanka Easter blasts: vigil stepped up at airports, railway stations

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Sri Lanka Easter blasts: vigil stepped up at airports, railway stations

Following the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, flights and trains arriving in Coimbatore are being closely monitored by the Q Branch police, an officer confirmed to The Hindu on Friday. Flights from Sri Lanka are particularly monitored for any suspicious activities. The list of Sri Lankan nationals overstaying their visas have been gathered and investigations are…

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Volunteers remove three tonnes of waste on Coonoor Road

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Volunteers remove three tonnes of waste on Coonoor Road

Volunteers from Coonoor, Coimbatore and Hyderabad came together to conduct a post-season clean-up of the Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Udhagamandalam Road on Monday. The clean-up, organised by Clean Coonoor with funds from a group of visitors from Hyderabad, who noticed the prevalence of litter along the road, was conducted between Coonoor and Burliar and involved more than 80 volunteers….

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