Tamil Nadu: Parties want Tiruvarur bypoll deferred

Following the EC’s direction, the district administration Saturday received opinions from all political parties, with all major parties seemingly agreeing on the bypoll being deferred. A week after the Election Commission announced that the bypoll for Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur Assembly constituency will be held on January 28, political parties in the state have raised demands […]


Tirunelveli will soon get a trade centre

‘Tender for the Rs. 56.71 crore project will be floated on Thursday Like Coimbatore District Small Industries’ Association’s iconic Codissia Trade Fair Complex, where national and even international exhibitions and conventions are organised for the benefit of entrepreneurs, the ‘Halwa City’ is all set to house a trade centre on the Exhibition Grounds in the […]


Accused taken into custody

A team of Karnataka police on Friday took into custody five of the eight persons the Coimbatore City Police had arrested on charges of stealing cash from an ATM in Peelamedu in December 2017. The Karnataka police arrived in the city with a warrant, met the City Police officials, went to the Coimbatore Central Prison […]


‘Use 59-minute loan scheme to strengthen MSMEs in south’

Entrepreneurs appeal for better response from bankers Collector S. Natarajan on Friday appealed to all entrepreneurs in micro, small and medium scale entrepreneurs (MSMEs) from Madurai and surrounding regions must make use of the new scheme announced by the Union government to grant ‘in-principle’ loan approval to MSME companies within 59 minutes. Speaking at an […]


Kamal meets people in storm-hit districts

Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan visited cyclone-affected areas in Pudukottai and the Cauvery delta districts on Friday, extending solidarity with the affected people and farmers. On his second leg of the tour of the cyclone hit districts, Mr. Haasan started off from Tiruchi and made his first stop at Gandharvakottai before moving on to […]


Ban on cattle shandies extended

The district administration has extended the ban on conducting cattle shandies in the district for two more weeks till December 14. Following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease affecting cattle, Collector C. Kathiravan had banned shandies for two weeks till November 30. Spread of disease In a press release issued here on Friday, he […]


Humming Box: empowering the displaced in Chennai

A product of the labours of a Perumbakkam-based SHG Until a year ago, Nancy Kalaiarasan was a housewife whose family was relocated to Perumbakkam from Thideer Nagar. Now she and 14 others have formed a jewellery-making self-help group (SHG) and are marketing their products under the brand name ‘Humming Box’. In a bid to provide […]


Police offer tea to drivers on NH during night hours

The Salem Rural District Police have launched the initiative of providing tea to vehicle drivers during the night hours on the National Highways to prevent accidents. Police personnel took the opportunity to create awareness among the drivers on the need to strictly adhere to road rules by making a PowerPoint presentation. The National Highways passing […]