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Parking woes at railway station spill over onto State Bank Road

Parking woes at railway station spill over onto State Bank Road

COIMBATORE: Road narrows down to a one-lane from 5am to 7am and again from 7pm to 10pm daily, with cars parked along the entire stretch to either pick up passengers from or drop them at the railway station. Drivers and family members hesitate to enter the station premises, because parking is not available and the pickup and drop off zone […]

Sugar mill owners meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Sugar mill owners meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

COIMBATORE: A delegation of sugar mill owners met Prime minister in New Delhi recently seeking to address mounting woes of the sector. The delegation from South India Sugar Mills Association (SISMA) led by its president Palani G Periyasamy of Dharani Sugars explained that sugar production in Tamil Nadu has come down to 20 % over the past four years. Sugarcane […]

Driver dozes off, speeding SUV mows down six people in Coimbatore

Driver dozes off, speeding SUV mows down six people in Coimbatore

COIMBATORE: Six people, four of them women, died on the spot and three others suffered severe injuries when a speeding Audi SUV ran over them at the Iyer Hospital bus stop at Sundarapuram here on Wednesday. The driver of the SUV which is said to belong to the owner of a private college told police that he was sleep-deprived and […]

Victims saw death hurtling towards them

Victims saw death hurtling towards them

The unusually hot August sun beat down on the commuters who were waiting for buses next to the Periyar statue on the main road on Wednesday morning, while a few roadside vendors were busy attending to their customers. It was just like any other day, with buses picking up passengers at the stop and other vehicles zipping past, until a […]

Allocation for education and science in India is meagre: Rao

Allocation for education and science in India is meagre: Rao

Mysuru: Lamenting the government’s failure to allocate sufficient funds for and science, eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Prof. on Wednesday said, “The amount of money allocated for education is just 3.5% of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while it is even lower for at 0.8%.” Rao, who participated in the 56th Foundation Day celebrations of the and delivered the […]

Tiger electrocuted by fence; carcass dumped in Kabini backwaters

Tiger electrocuted by fence; carcass dumped in Kabini backwaters

Mysuru: A seven-year-old male was found dead in the near Karapura village on Wednesday morning. A preliminary investigation showed that the tiger died of . It had been prowling near the villages for the past few days and villagers had spotted it. On Wednesday, it accidently touched an illegal electric fence laid by farmers to protect their crop from wild […]