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Forest Department to get one more drone

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Forest Department to get one more drone

The Forest Department will soon get one more drone to be used for surveillance operations in Coimbatore Forest Division. In August, the Department had conducted test flight of two advanced drones allotted to the Division. A senior official of the Department said that the third drone to be allotted to the forest division would have…

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Vellai Subbaiah died after brief illness at Mettupalayam

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Vellai Subbaiah died after brief illness at Mettupalayam

Veteran Tamil film comedian, Vellai Subbaiah died after a brief illness at Mettupalayam near here, family on Sep 6. He was 78. He is survived by wife and daughter. The actor died Wednesday night and the last rites were performed this afternoon. Subbaiah had acted in more than 250 films and featured with almost all…

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British Couple charters NMR

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British Couple charters NMR

Coimbatore: A young couple from England became the first to charter the special train, introduced by Southern Railway, for a one-way trip from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam, to spend their honeymoon in the hills. Graham William Lynn (30) and Silviya Plasic (27), who got married recently, paid around Rs 3 lakh to travel by the train to…

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Dialysis facility at Mettupalayam General Hospital

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Dialysis facility at Mettupalayam General Hospital

Coimbatore: Mettupalayam residents suffering from kidney failure may not have to travel all the way to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital for dialysis anymore as the Mettupalayam Government Hospital is about to get a dialysis machine. Work has already begun for installing infrastructure required to operate the machine at the hospital, which is celebrating its 135th year. A reverse osmosis machine…

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Grand old lady of Thekkammpatti

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Grand old lady of Thekkammpatti

For some, age is just a number. And for certain others like Pappammal, it is a number that they don’t care much about. So at 103, Ms. Pappammal is busy doing what she knows best—labouring at her field in Thekkampatti, a village on the foothills of western ghats and on the banks of river Bhavani….

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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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