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  • Tamil Nadu Minister SP Velumani rubbishes corruption allegations

    Coimbatore: Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and implementation of special programmes, SP Velumani, said that all allegations of corruption levelled against him were false and baseless. The clarification came after a leading news channel accused the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader of granting government contracts to firms owned by individuals known to him.

  • British couple on honeymoon hires special train to Nilgiris

    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 the iconic Nilgiris hills, railways sources said.

  • Tamil Nadu, Audi car accidentnear Sundarpuram in Coimbatore

    Tamil Nadu: 6 dead, 1 injured after speeding Audi rams into an auto near Sundarapuram

    Six people died and one was injured after a speeding Audi car went off the road and rammed into a shared auto rickshaw and a bystander near Sundarapuram, Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu district on today morning. Three dead have been identified as Subashini, a college student, Velamal, and Hamsaveni.

  • Fire drill goes horribly wrong, 19-year-old dies after trainer pushes her off college building

    Tamil Nadu shocker! Fire drill goes horribly wrong, 19-year-old dies after trainer pushes her off college building

    In a shocking incident from Tamil Nadu, a 19-year-old student lost her life during a disaster preparedness drill in her college near Coimbatore. Meanwhile, a video from the drill has gone viral showing N Logeswari, a second year BBA student from Kovai Kalamimagal College of Arts and Science being forced and pushed by the trainer who stood behind her on the sunshade. In the video, we can see the girl is being

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami flags off over 500 new buses

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today flagged off over 500 buses for various divisions of the state transport undertakings, including luxury buses equipped with toilets. The Chief Minister flagged off 515 buses procured at an estimated Rs 134.53 crore here, an official release said.

  • Protests engulfs TN for Cauvery Mgmt Board

    Chennai : Two DMK workers allegedly made self-immolation bids in Coimbatore on Monday amid a state-wide stir for setting up of Cauvery Management Board at the earliest to implement the Supreme Court’s February 16 verdict on water allocation among the riparian states.

  • T20 is must for game of cricket, says Ganguly 

    Referring to World Cup winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ganguly said “Dhoni is very good in one-day matches and in T-20. It is very hard to get past MS.”

  • TN: 50 injured in jallikattu

    Coimbatore: At least 50 persons were injured in the bull taming sport of ‘jallikattu’ held in nearby Tirupur on Sunday, police said.

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    Techie dies in Coimbatore after bike crashes into illegal political hoarding, outrage on social media

    A 32-year-old software engineer Ragupathy Kandasamy, who had returned home to Coimbatore from US to meet his prospective bride, died last week after he reportedly crashed his bike into a temporary illegal wooden hoarding set up on a road by the AIADMK. The hoarding was for MGR’s centenary celebrations. After getting hit by the structure, Ragupathy fell from his bike and was then run over by a truck.

  • 11 minor girls from Madhya Pradesh rescued from Tamil Nadu, two arrested

    Bhopal: At least 11 teenage girls from Madhya Pradesh’s Dindori district were rescued from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu where they were taken by two people on the pretext of providing them good jobs. The Madhya Pradesh Police on special inputs arrested the two persons for allegedly luring the girls on the pretext of job in a thread factory. The accused said that they get a commission of Rs. 500 on each girl.

  • Shocking Video: Cop allegedly molests female colleague in Coimbatore during NEET protest

    A shocking video clip has emerged in which a policeman seems to be molesting his junior, female cop while controlling the crowd. A woman trapped in a sea of people, with the man facing her, constantly touching her upper body party. His left hand appears to be groping her, even as he is controlling the crowd. The struggling woman attempts to push away his hand over and over again but to no

  • TN: Protesters attempt to parcel sanitary napkins to PM, FM in protest over 12 percent GST

    Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu): A new form of protest was witnessed in Coimbatore, when members of the Revolutionary Youth Front attempted to parcel sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a sign of agitation against the levying of 12 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on it.

  • Vishnu, Mandody make clean sweep at National Racing C’ship

    The race saw two restarts, one of them owing to a collision that even saw a car flying in the air. Chennai’s Saran Vikram added further to the drama in the closing laps, joining the duo to make it a three-way clash as the chequered flag beckoned.

  • Absconding judge Karnan arrested from Coimbatore

    Chennai: Just-retired Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan, who had gone underground for over a month after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest in a contempt of court case, was arrested from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu by a police team from West Bengal on Tuesday evening.

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