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Activist moves district admin to take action against building violators

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Activist moves district admin to take action against building violators COIMBATORE: Vellalore town panchayat officials and Local Planning Authority (LPA) officials have been asked to take action on a residential building that violated norms. An RTI reply has revealed that the town panchayat president has been approving building constructions outside its jurisdiction.

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Ooty has no water to quench thirst

Apr-29-2014 | 0 Comments

Ooty has no water to quench thirst UDHAGAMANDALAM: The water situation in Ooty town, ahead of the summer season, has been made worse with the failure of the usual heavy showers this April. With eight reservoirs in the area from where water is drawn to meet requirements having gone dry, the Ooty municipality is struggling to tackle distribution... Read Full Story »

Residents sweat as Tangedco shuffles cut hours

Apr-29-2014 | 0 Comments

Residents sweat as Tangedco shuffles cut hours COIMBATORE: Residents are facing the heat as Tangedco is struggling to meet the power demand. The state power utility had held back cuts until the polling day but has now given up, unable to supply sufficient power to residents.

V T Shahnawaaz, a resident of MGR Nagar near Singanallur, said the... Read Full Story »

Vellalore residents vent their ire, but do vote

Apr-25-2014 | 0 Comments

Vellalore residents vent their ire, but do vote COIMBATORE: Poll trends indicate that the residents of Vellalore had opted to vent their ire over the issue of shifting out the city municipal corporation's 600-acre dump yard democratically by registering a high voter turn out of 70% on Thursday. The residents of Vellalore and nearby areas exercised their fr... Read Full Story »

'Youth disenchanted with established parties in TN'

Apr-25-2014 | 0 Comments

'Youth disenchanted with established parties in TN' M Vijayabaskar, an assistant professor with Madras Institute of Development Studies, has worked extensively on the political economy of western Tamil Nadu. Amrith Lal speaks with him about the changing nature of politics in Coimbatore and its neighbourhood:

Western Tamil Nadu, especially Coimba... Read Full Story »

How they defied age, distance, apathy to vote

Apr-25-2014 | 0 Comments

How they defied age, distance, apathy to vote COIMBATORE: Nanjammal, in her eighties, clad in a yellow sari worn the tribal way was having her bare right shoulder massaged by her grand-daughter Radha Rangaswamy at the Anaikatty polling booth. She was resting for a couple of hours before she began the 90-minute trek uphill to return home. In addition to t... Read Full Story »

Coimbatore registers 68.1% voter turnout

Apr-25-2014 | 0 Comments

Coimbatore registers 68.1% voter turnout COIMBATORE: Voters from the most urbanised region of Western Tamil Nadu in Coimbatore parliamentary constituency failed to show up in large numbers, with turnout at just 68.1 percent. High drama prevailed outside the city with poll boycotts, bogus voting attempts and seizures of more than hundred saris that w... Read Full Story »

Not many aware of NOTA option

Apr-25-2014 | 0 Comments

Not many aware of NOTA option COIMBATORE: NOTA or None Of The Above option did not seem to be popular among residents of Coimbatore on Thursday. Most voters were not aware of the option and many who knew about it did not opt for it.

Despite the Election Commission ordering the district administration to educate and create a... Read Full Story »

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to install seed vending machine soon

Jan-07-2014 | 0 Comments

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to install seed vending machine soon COIMBATORE: As a first of its kind in the state, seed vending machines will be introduced by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) where people can buy vegetable and flower seeds from the machine by paying money similar to vending machines selling soft drinks. This is being introduced as a pilot proje... Read Full Story »

23 state records broken at athletic meet in Coimbatore

Jan-07-2014 | 0 Comments

23 state records broken at athletic meet in Coimbatore COIMBATORE: It was a double bonus for parents of twin sisters, both of whom won gold medals, at the state level Republic Day Athletic Meet in the city on Saturday.

While Vidhya won a gold medal in the under 17 400m category, her twin sister R Nithya won the Gold in the 100m hurdles, achieving a... Read Full Story »

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