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Monday, August 10, 2020



Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Lockdown in Coimbatore this weekend; over 6,000 cases recorded today

July 24, 2020 10:34 pm

The announcement comes after the district saw a surge in the number of cases over the past few days. Only essential services will be allowed during the lockdown in the district.

Coimbatore goldsmith designs face mask with gold and silver threads, netizens baffled

July 21, 2020 6:31 pm

On social media, many questioned why people would buy these masks while others questioned the effectiveness of the mask.

Coimbatore: Saffron paint thrown on Periyar statue in Coimbatore district

July 17, 2020 4:16 pm

Locals and members of the political party, Periyar Dravida Kazhagam gathered near the statue and staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the people behind the act.

'A majestic creature': 15-feet-long King cobra recused from village in Coimbatore

July 12, 2020 1:35 pm

The cobra was rescued from the Narasipuram village in Thondamuthur, Coimbatore, by the Forest Department. The snake was later released to the Siruvani forest area.

Coimbatore's Annapoorna restaurant reopens — with half the tables, few customers and a lot of hope

June 24, 2020 2:21 pm

In keeping with the social distancing norms and other Covid-19 protocol, much has changed at Annapoorna, Coimbatore's iconic chain of restaurants, where many would drop in for a cuppa, ghee roast, and a lot more every day before the lockdown came into effect.

Much in a rename

June 13, 2020 10:32 am

Tamil Nadu’s matter-of-fact changing of names to reflect local roots and linguistic heritage speaks of a distance travelled

IAF operationalises no.18 Squadron, equips it with LCA Tejas

May 27, 2020 7:27 pm

The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto "Teevra aur Nirbhaya" meaning "Swift and Fearless," "actively participated" in the 1971 war with Pakistan and had earned the sobriquet "Defenders of Kashmir Valley" by being the first to land and operate from Srinagar. The Squadron was "resurrected" on April 1 this year at Sulur.

IAF to operationalise No.18 Squadron at Coimbatore

May 25, 2020 4:53 pm

According to a PIB (Defence Wing) release, the squadron "Flying Bullets" will be operationalised at the Sulur Air Force Station on Wednesday. The Squadron will be equipped with LCA Tejas FOC (final operation clearance) aircraft and will be the second IAF Squadron to fly LCA Tejas," after the 45 Squadron based at Coimbatore.

Tamil Nadu road accident: At least 19 killed as KSRTC bus rams truck in Coimbatore

February 21, 2020 7:43 am

Coimbatore KSRTC bus accident: The bus was on its way to Kerala's Ernakulam from Karnataka's Bengaluru and the accident took place in Avinashi town.

Minor out to celebrate birthday gangraped, 4 held: Tamil Nadu Police

December 01, 2019 7:08 am

“The girl told her mother about the incident the next day, and a complaint was filed at an all-women police station,” the officer said. A special team was on the hunt for the accused over the last three days.


At least 19 killed as Ernakulam-bound KSRTC bus collides with truck in Coimbatore

February 21, 2020 9:09 am

The mangled remains of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus gave a picture of the severe hit it took, after the container lorry entered the wrong lane and rammed into it.


Students in Coimbatore display self-made drones

February 28, 2016 2:17 pm

Coimbatore, Feb 28 (ANI): The students from standard third to eight participated in an International Robotics Festival organised by robotic academy IroboChakra in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city. They were trained into making simple robots and drones after which they created their own functional robots and displayed the same before the people. The participants made drones, Robo Arms, Power saw, Truck robo, Humanoid among others. The students also explained their creations. The winners of the competition will compete at the international level in May 2016 in the United States. robotic academy.

Wild Elephant damages compound wall in Coimbatore

February 24, 2016 12:35 pm

Coimbatore, Feb 24 (ANI): A 10-year-old wild elephant on Wednesday entered a residential area in Kovaipudur, Coimbatore, and damaged farm field and the compound wall.In the wake of early summer, wild elephants move in residential areas in search of water and feed. Several complaints have been registered in the forest department by locals.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

48-day elephant rejuvenation camp begins in Coimbatore

January 08, 2016 6:26 am

Coimbatore, Jan 08 (ANI): A 48-day temple elephant rejuvenation camp began in Tamil Nadu in which thirty-two temple elephants from across the state have been brought to the rejuvenation camp in Coimbatore city. Taking care of the elephant is important. Feeding them daily with medicines and food is necessary to keep them healthy and strong. This is the first time I am working with the camp. The elephants would be given special food, medicines, tonic, and would be offered different forms of exercises and health check-ups. The work by the organizing committee is very beneficial for the elephants as they are being treated well and trained veterinary doctors are available to look after them. Feeding them and other facilities are beneficial to the elephants. There are veterinary doctors who will be checking on the health of the elephants on a regular basis. Apart from Coimbatore, the Tamil Nadu districts, including Tirupur, the Nilgiris, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri, account for a substantial elephant population.