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Special Handloom Expo

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Special Handloom Expo

A special exhibition of handloom products, organised by the District Administration to mark National Handloom Day on August 7, was inaugurated by District Collector T.N. Hariharan at the Collectorate on Tuesday. He said that a similar exhibition was on at Sirumugai Devangar marriage hall. Medical camps were held for weavers at Pollachi Kulathupalayam and Sirumugai….

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Terrace garden kits to grow your own vegetables

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Terrace garden kits to grow your own vegetables

Vendakkaai sambar and mullangi poriyal,” says the sprightly Selvarani when asked about the lunch menu. She has just finished harvesting vegetables for the day from her terrace garden — tender ladies finger, bright red radishes and tomatoes, fresh green chillies…. “Yesterday, I made keerai thovaiyal and brinjal puli kuzhambu. Greens from my garden have a natural sweetness. Most vegetables and greens…

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Traffic diversion in Mettupalayam

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Traffic diversion in Mettupalayam

Due to the ongoing construction of flyover on Mettupalayam-Karamadai Road, near the GMRC School, and also near the Uzhavar Sandhai, the police have announced traffic diversion with effect from August 6 night. Buses proceeding to Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode from Mettupalayam bus stand and buses from Ooty road should take Annur Road from the signal….

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Nilgiris has 54% wooded areas, no forest vet

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Nilgiris has 54% wooded areas, no forest vet

UDHAGAMANDALAM: The Nilgiris district, which comprises 54% reserve forests with the highest tiger population in the state, lacks a forest veterinarian. A sanctioned post in the rank of assistant veterinarian, attached to the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, has been lying vacant for more than seven months. As a result, activists said, treating wounded animals had become difficult. The department…

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Woman head constable injured in accident

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Woman head constable injured in accident

A woman head constable attached to the Annur Police Station sustained serious injuries in a two-wheeler accident near Mettupalayam on Monday. According to police, the accident occurred around 6.45 p.m. on Monday, when S. Bakkiyam (43), a native of Madurai , was returning to her house in BSF quarters at Kittampalayam in Tirupur, on a…

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Road connectivity to four hamlets near Sirumugai cut off

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Road connectivity to four hamlets near Sirumugai cut off

With water level increasing across the water spread area of the Bhavani Sagar reservoir, nearly 300 Backward Class families living in four hamlets near Sirumugai here are cut off from the rest of the world with their only road submerging in water for nearly two weeks. Kandavayal, Alurvayal, Mokkainmedu and Uliyur are the affected hamlets….

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Water released from Pykara dam as level touches 95ft

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Water released from Pykara dam as level touches 95ft

UDHAGAMANDALAM: The district administration decided to release water from dam, located near Ooty, from Thursday night after water level touched 95ft. Water from the dam will reach Moyar River via Glenmorgan, Singara and Masinagudi. In turn, Moyar River joins Bhavani River at Mettupalayam. Water level has been rising due to incessant rain in the hills. The residents…

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Ooty train ride to get costlier from October

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Ooty train ride to get costlier from October

Ooty: While train-based tourism promotion in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) has begun to pick up after a couple of recent new initiatives, passenger fare is all set to go up from October. The good patronage for the summer specials this year and the recent train based picnic round trip between Ooty and Ketti with enhanced…

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Wholesale vegetable dealers down shutters to condemn killing

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Wholesale vegetable dealers down shutters to condemn killing

The vegetable market in nearby Mettupalayam, a major potato centre in India, was closed today, to condemn the stone pelting incident on a Tamil Nadu lorry, resulting in the death of a cleaner in Kanjikodein Kerala. Mubarak Batcha, hailing from Annur near Mettupalayam in the district, who was going in the lorry driven by Noorulla, with vegetables to be…

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1984 – Assembly Elections

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1984 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam constituency’s 8th Assembly election delivered a clear winner with Mr.M.Chinnaraj of ADMK winning with a margin of 19.65%. The only notable contestant was from the DMK was Mr.M.Mathiyan. The Polling percentage increased 17% to 76.28%. MGR formed the government with his ailing health by contesting from hospital. ADMK won the election in the state…

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