TAMILNADU

TANGEDCO gets Rs 10 cr loan for Udangudi project

New Delhi: State-run Rural Electrification Corp (REC)  said it has inked a pact with Tamilnadu’s power utility TANGEDCO to provide a loan of Rs 10,453 crore for setting up 1,320 MW Udangudi Stage-I power project. “The REC signed a loan agreement of Rs 10,453 crore with TANGEDCO for setting up of TANGEDCO’s Udangudi Stage-I, 2×660 MW Coal based Supercritical Thermal Power Project in Tuticorin District of Tamilnadu,” an REC statement

Jumbo with bushy mop of hair cynosure of all eyes

Coimbatore: A jumbo with a bushy mop of hair on its forehead is the cynosure of all eyes at the annual rejuvenation camp for temple elephants near Mettupalayam, 50 km from here. The pachyderm, Chengamalam, from the Rajagopalasamy shrine, ambles contentedly with a mahout in tow. Visitors and tourists thronging Thekkamapatti, venue of the camp, look at Chengamalam affectionately. An added feature is the foot long hair which the mahout

NLC director bags award

Chennai: NLC Director (HR) R Vikraman was awarded Treasure Trove of Knowledge Award 2018 for his contributions to thermal power projects and initiatives in corporate and group head assignments in human resources. A press note said that the award was instituted by Mylai Thiruvalluvar Tamil Sangam (MTS), Nehru Yuvakendra and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He received the award from Bharathidasan University former vice-chancellor, M Ponnavaikko, the press note said. Also present

A humble farmer's son Sivan journey to ISRO top job

Kanyakumari/Chennai: A humble son of a farmer who studied in local government schools in Tamil medium at Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu is now all set to helm India’s premier Space agency ISRO. K Sivan, now Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,who has been named the next Secretary of Space Department and Chairman of Space Commission and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is a native of Tarakkanvilai in Kanyakumari district.

'Road accident deaths have come down in 2017 in TN'

Coimbatore: Various steps taken by the Tamilnadu government has brought down the number of deaths and road accidents in 2017 as compared to 2016, a top official said. There were 1,061 lesser deaths and 5,869 lesser accidents in the the state in 2017 when compared to 2016 due to various measures, Transport and Road Safety Commissioner Dayanand Kattaria said without elaborating at a review meeting on road safety with senior

Teenaged boy ends life in Coimbatore

Coimbatore: A class X boy student allegedly committed suicide in his house yesterday, police said. The 15-year old boy ended his life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in a room, they said. After returning from school, the boy went into the room and locked it from inside. As he did not come out for a long time, his mother raised an alarm and neighbours broke open the door

Woman cheats 6 men with marriage proposal

Coimbatore: Four persons, two of them women, were arrested yesterday on charges of cheating several men from various parts of Tamilnadu of lakhs of rupees in a marriage racket. The arrests were made on a complaint by an IT professional, Balamurugan, that a woman he befriended through a matrimonial agency in 2016 had taken Rs 45 lakh from him since that year on the pretext of helping her ailing mother.

In Tamilnadu, women voters outnumber male voters

Chennai: Tamilnadu has a total electorate of 5.86 crore with women marginally outnumbering male voters, as per the electoral rolls released yesterday. The total electorate in Tamilnadu as per the final electoral rolls after special summary revision 2018 is 5.86 crore with 2.90 crore voters being men while 2.96 crore are women voters, an official release from the Chief Electoral Officer said. The number of transperson voters present in the

AIDWA to protest present provisions of talaq bill

Coimbatore: The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has said it will take up the cause of women, who were “under attack” in BJP rule. It would also fight against the proposed amendment to the Anti-Dowry Harassment Law, Triple Talaq bill and also seek equal work, equal pay, AIDWA general secretary Mariam Diallo said here yesterday. Briefing reporters on the deliberations of the three-day meeting of AIDWA’s Central Committee which

Jumbo tramples woman to death in TN

Dindigul: A 45-year-old woman was trampled to death by an wild elephant at Kodaikanal hills near here. Police said the woman, a farm worker, was cutting grass when the jumbo attacked her. Forest officials had a tough time driving the pachyderm away to retrieve the woman’s body.

PM Modi's brother Prahlad Modi visits TN

Rameswaram: Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi on Monday said the soaring popularity of the prime minister helped BJP win the recent assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. BJP scored “impressive” victories in the two states due to the “rising popularity” of Modi, he told reporters here. He also said the people rejected the ‘false’ propaganda by opposition parties on GST and demonetisation. Prahlad Modi, on a visit to Tamilnadu,