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Southern Railway planning NMR charted services

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Southern Railway planning NMR charted services

The Southern Railway is planning to operate chartered services using a coal-fired steam locomotive hauled train between Mettupalayam and Coonoor in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) for interested corporates and tour operators. Two additional steam locomotives and 15 coaches are getting ready at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here. Once the additional rolling stock are received, the steam loco run…

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Motorcycle accident claims life

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Motorcycle accident claims life

A motorcyclist was  killed in an accident in Coimbatore Rural Police limits in the last two days. In this incident in Annur Police limits, R. Dharmaraj (38) of Allikulam, Annur, was killed in a collision involving his motorcycle and a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus near the Kurukkiliyampalayam Bus Stop on the Annur-Mettupalayam Road….

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Man detained with bullets at airport

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Man detained with bullets at airport

The Central Industrial Security Force personnel manning the Coimbatore airport, on Friday morning, detained the Coimbatore zonal in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party, G.K. Selvakumar, as he was found carrying bullets in his hand luggage. According to the City Police sources, after the security personnel caught him with eight bullets, Mr. Selvakumar had told them…

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NMR train develops snag

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NMR train develops snag

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) train service, running between Udhagamandalam and Mettupalayam, came to a grinding halt on Sunday after an engine issue led to the service being stopped at the Runnymede Railway Station. Officials said that the train, which left Coonoor at around 1 p.m., developed a technical snag near Kattery, and the train…

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Rural police to monitor live CCTV feed from control room

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Rural police to monitor live CCTV feed from control room

Coimbatore: The rural police plan to link the surveillance cameras fixed at the Anaimalai and Anaikatti check posts to its modern control room that was recently fitted with a video wall with nine LED televisions. CCTV cameras from Sulur, Pollachi and Mettupalayam will be linked with the control room later, police sources said. More CCTV cameras…

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Three boys run away from home, traced, thanks to city police

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Three boys run away from home, traced, thanks to city police

COIMBATORE: Three boys, who went missing in Pollachi on Wednesday, were traced to Mettupalayam bus stand on early Friday morning and handed over to their parents later. The boys were students of Government higher secondary school at Ramanathapuram near Pollachi and they were studying in classes XI and XII. Police said they were average students in studies and their…

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Saris take the place of solar fences to protect crops

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Saris take the place of solar fences to protect crops

COIMBATORE: Farmers, who cultivate banana plants near Bhavani Sagar Dam, have resorted to tying bright-coloured saris as fencing around their plantation after forest and PWD officials removed the solar electric fencing, which farmers had erected to protect their crops from wild animals, following a direction from the Madras high court. Forest officials said they had…

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Missing garment exporter murdered, three held

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Missing garment exporter murdered, three held

The Tirupur city police arrested three persons on charges of murdering a garment exporter, C. Sivamoorthy, 47, who is also a relative of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram. The body was found in a dam near Hosur in Krishnagiri district on Wednesday. The three men, all natives of Coimbatore, were held near Vaniyambadi in Vellore,…

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New Educational District in Mettupalayam sought

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New Educational District in Mettupalayam sought

Elementary school teachers raised objection towards the recent bifurcation of school education district of Coimbatore and demanded a new educational district be created at Mettupalayam instead. The School education department recently bifurcated the two education districts in Coimbatore into four as Coimbatore, SS Kulam, Perur and Pollachi. Coimbatore district covered Coimbatore city, Periyanaickenpalayam and Karamadai…

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Science students ‘forced’ to take up arts group at city school

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Science students ‘forced’ to take up arts group at city school

Coimbatore: Class XI science group students at the government higher secondary school at Bujanganur near Karamadai are allegedly forced to either take up arts group or leave the school, as the student strength has dropped drastically. Without handing over the textbooks to the students of biology and computer science groups, the school management has been forcing…

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