TAMILNADU

Isha Foundation takes out bike rally to save rivers

Coimbatore: About 300 persons took part in a bike rally covering some 25 villages in Coimbatore district to create awareness on saving rivers. Titled ‘Rally for Rivers’, the event, organised by Isha Foundation, saw participants in the age group of 18 to 70 years covering nearly 20 km. A similar rally would be held on 26 August, a press release said. ‘Rally for Rivers’ is a nation-wide campaign launched by Isha

It's Rajini's decision to join politics: Ponnar

Madurai: Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan said it would not be wrong if actor Rajnikanth took the political plunge and that the decision was entirely up to him. The superstar has given ample indications of his intention to embrace politics in the past. “It is for Rajinikanth to decide whether to enter politics or not. It is not wrong if he joins politics,” Radhakrishnan said. The BJP leader declined to comment

Rajini told me he would join politics: Tamizharuvi

Tiruchirappalli: Writer and thinker Tamizharuvi Manian claimed superstar Rajinikanth had told him he had decided to enter politics. Addressing a conference here to project Rajinikanth as an ‘alternative force to DMK and AIADMK,’ he said both Dravidian parties should be removed from Tamilnadu, as they had “spoiled” the governance in the State. “The system in Tamilnadu has been spoiled by these two parties and now Rajinikanth’s entry to politics will

2.81 lakh applicants to get Smart Ration Cards

Chennai: Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) has revealed that 2.81 lakh applicants who applied for Smart Ration Cards will receive it by the end of this month. It further said 5.73 lakh people have applied for the card so far. Similarly, UIDAI said 7.23 lakh Aadhaar Cards have been given in the State so far and only 25 lakh people are remaining to be registered in the scheme. TNCSC has

‘Conserve environ for young generation’

Coimbatore: There is a need for everyone to contribute their mite to conserve the environment, which is a gift to be passed on to the younger generation, NGT Principal bench Judge Dr Jawad Rahim said here on Saturday. “Everyone of us has the onus to contribute our little mite to leave less carbon footprints, save water and to keep air clean, to pass it on to coming generation,” the National

Corpn website hacked

Tiruchi: The online portal of Tiruchi Municipal Corporation was hacked allegedly by a Pakistani hacker with pro-Kashmir separatist slogans posted on it on Saturday. The police said the motive behind the incident could be known only after a detailed investigation. They also suspect that some data might have been stolen from the website. The hacker had also posted views on attacks on women and children, police said. The technical experts

Rajini fans gather in Tiruchi

Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth’s fans from across the State are gathering at Tiruchi later in the day for a mega meeting being organised by Tamilaruvi Manian of Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam. Placards, banners and posters welcoming the actor’s fans have been put up at many places in the town since yesterday. The public meeting will discuss “Why should Rajinikanth come to politics? What compels him?” Tamilaruvi Manian, believes Rajinikanth has decided that

TN one of the states where law & order well maintained: CM

Tiruvarur: Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said Tamilnadu is one of the states where law and order is well maintained, while it was on top in health care and education. “Tamilnadu is one of the states where law and order is well maintained. Even in health care and education (sector) the state is on top,” he said, without elaborating. The chief minister was addressing a meeting held here to commemorate the

Two elephants electrocuted in Nilgiris

Ooty: Two elephants were electrocuted at a farm in hilly Nilgiris district, forest department sources said. The carcass of the pachyderms – a 12-year-old male and an 18-year-old female – were found in the farm at Kothadi village in Gudalur, about 80 km from here, by some locals today and they informed Forest department officials. The farm owner claimed that a power cable snapped after some betel nut trees uprooted

Two more die of dengue fever in 2 TN districts

Coimbatore: Two more dengue deaths were reported in the government hospital here, where several cases have been reported in the last three months. The latest victims were 26-year-old Santoshkumar, a worker in a private firm at Avanashi in Tirupur district and hailing from Madhya Pradesh, and 32-year old Jayapriya, a city resident. Santhoshkumar was suffering from high fever and throat pain for the last few days. Blood samples taken by

Lifer for youth for murder

Coimbtaore: A court in nearby Tirupur yesterday sentenced a youth to undergo life imprisonment for murdering a 56-year old man two years ago. The prosecution case was that one Sundar Singh, giving autorick shaws on rent, entered into argument with an auto driver Kathiresan over business issue on March two, 2015, at Mangalam in Tirupur. Singh hit Ganesan, father of Kathiresan, who had come to settle the issue, with a wooden