Credit plan envisages over 12 % growth in loan disbursements next fiscal

Coimbatore District is expected to see credit outgo of Rs. 18,525 crore from April this year to next March, according to the annual credit plan released by the District Lead Bank on Thursday. The credit outlay for next year is 12.95 % higher than…

TNAU farm workers stage protest

Demands include regularisation, wage hike and retirement benefits Members of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Farm Workers’ Union staged a token protest at the University on Friday demanding permanent employment for its members. ‘Fill vacancies’ The Union said its members had been working as…

Over 43,000 students appear for SSLC examination

3,805 officials deployed for free and fair conduct of examination As many as 41,235 Class X students took the board examination in Coimbatore on Friday. A release from the district administration said 2,024 private students also took the examination. There were 290 differently abled…

‘Sadhana Cut’ continues to live

Some mahouts have walked the extra mile to make their elephants have a style statement of their own. Elephants sporting stylish hairdos were spotted at the special rejuvenation camp that began at Thekkampatti near Mettupalayam on Thursday. Adhinayagi, the 20-year-old elephant of Adhinatha Azhwar temple in Azhwar…

All set for elephant camp at Thekkampatti

The banks of River Bhavani at Thekkampatti, near Mettupalayam, is all set for the annual rejuvenation camp of temple and mutt elephants which will start on Thursday.As on Tuesday evening, 24 elephants from various temples were brought to the camp site. As many as…

Stable outlook for TANGEDCO bonds from ratings firm

Ratings firm India Ratings and Research has assigned the final rating of ‘IND A(SO)’ to the ₹100 crore-bond programme of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO), with a stable outlook. “The ratings remain supported by the credit profile of the government of…

Now, rich treat awaits foodies at Poompuhar

New café serves millet-based dishes and South Indian delicacies For people visiting the Poompuhar showroom on Anna Salai, there is more than just traditional artefacts and handicrafts up for sale. Tucked away at the back is a café that has been serving traditional delicacies…

108 ambulances to be on extra vigil

Emergency medical response service provider GVK EMRI will be on an extra vigil this New Year with prime focus on zero delay response by its fleet of ‘108 ambulances’ in the district. GVK EMRI’s Programme Manager for Coimbatore V. Muthukrishnan said 29 ambulances will…

Why continue restrictions on withdrawing money: Chidambaram

“Will all ATMs be functional and have sufficient cash from Jan 2? If not, why not?” Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked the Centre why restrictions continued on withdrawing money after the deadline…

India to start taxing capital gains to Singapore investors from April

The move to tighten tax treaties is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-corruption drive India will start imposing capital gains tax on investments coming from Singapore from April and fully withdraw exemptions in two years as the two countries agreed to amend a…