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Youth drowns in River Bhavani

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Youth drowns in River Bhavani

A youth Haridas aged 17 from Kotagiri had visited Mettupalayam for a wedding and took to the river for a bath alongwith some of his friends. As they went to the river near the santhaipettai area they were bathing the river, when suddenly Haridas ventured into the deeper areas and was washed away. The friends…

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Farmer injured by Elephant near Sirumugai

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Farmer injured by Elephant near Sirumugai

A farmer Rangaswamy (56) from Mothur village near Sirumugai was on a night vigil at his farm in the Pethikuttai area near the Bhavanisagar Reservoir. In the early hours in the morning he has heard a noise in the farmshed that he was resting only to find a wild elephant was searching for food with…

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New Passenger Route covering Coimbatore and Mettupalayam Proposed

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New Passenger Route covering Coimbatore and Mettupalayam Proposed

Rail activists and local MPs have appealed to the railways to promote the Peelamedu station by increasing the number of platforms and allowing stoppage for more trains. This will decongest Coimbatore Junction and help Peelamedu residents enjoy suburban train travel to places like Mettupalayam and Ooty, they said. At the inauguration of the Coimbatore-Bangalore Uday…

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Corruption unearthed in sapling plantation project

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Corruption unearthed in sapling plantation project

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) has unearthed alleged corruption to the tune of ₹10.77 lakhs involving two former Forest Department officials and a contractor in implementing Tree Cultivation in Private Land (TCPL), a component under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation Greening Project, in and around Coimbatore in 2014. K. Sekar (55), former Forestry Extension…

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In Trouble for selling Deer Meat

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In Trouble for selling Deer Meat

Forest Department officials imposed fine to the tune of Rs. 50,000 on P. Rajkumar from Karattumedu, Abila aka Prema, K. Nanjammal and K. Prema from Velliapalyam road near Mettupalayam on the charge of selling and buying the meat of a spotted deer. A team led by Mettupalayam forest range officer S. Selvaraj seized four kg…

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MEMU to operate between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam

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MEMU to operate between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam

The Coimbatore-Mettupalayam passenger train will soon become faster, more spacious and even have a few facilities such as water and toilet. Railway authorities plan to replace the conventional rake with a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU), which is predominantly used for suburban trains across the country. The Coimbatore-Mettupalayam route has seen a jump in passenger…

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Country made bomb claims the life of an elephant

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Country made bomb claims the life of an elephant

A 10-year old tusker was found with an injury near his mouth near the tea fields in the Cherambadi Forest Range near Pandalur in the Nilgiris on Tuesday which died without responding to treatment on Wednesday. This has been the first incident in the Nilgiris where an elephant has been killed by a country made…

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Bus Accident Kills 7 in Uvai Ooty village – Fall of 500 feet

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Bus Accident Kills 7 in Uvai Ooty village – Fall of 500 feet

A bus collided with a 500-foot ditch near Kunnur in Nilgiris district. At least 7 people were killed in the accident. The bus collided with the Udayai-Coonoor bus stand in Mandala. Firefighters have intensified the task of recovering accidental injuries.

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Country ploughs are back in steel avatar

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Country ploughs are back in steel avatar

Coimbatore: Country ploughs are making a comeback. This time in steel avatar. The ploughs, an integral part of agriculture once, had been slowly disappearing after tractors entered the market. However, they are back in demand, thanks to tribal farmers, who cultivate on hilly terrains. They are looking for bull ploughs because they say tractors are useless on the…

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Train Captains for three trains from next week

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Train Captains for three trains from next week

Salem Division of the Southern Railway plans to appoint from next week senior most ticket checking staff as Train Captains in three long distance mail/express trains operating under its control, a senior official said on Wednesday. The concept of Train Captain was introduced in 12671/12672 Mettupalayam-Chennai Central-Mettupalayam Nilgiri Express in the second week of January…

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