'Ironical is that a rally to protect rivers'

Coimbatore: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday said it was ironical that a rally has be taken out to create awareness about protecting rivers and expressed confidence that this effort would gather further momentum in the coming days with more people joining it. Flagging off the ‘Rally of Rivers’ from here, he also conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s best wishes to the organisers for the success of the rally. The ‘Rally for Rivers’ is the Isha

Jaya not mentioned any political successor: EPS

Thiruvallur: Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami yesterday said late J Jayalalithaa had not named anyone as her political successor and that anyone in the party could aspire to reach such great heights with hard work. He said efforts were also on to topple this government but asserted that was not possible as long as true party workers were with him. He was addressing a government function here. Palaniswami’s comments come in the midst of his

Clash over new fish landing centre; 17 injured

Nagapattinam: As many as 17 persons were injured following a clash between fishermen of two villages over using the new fish landing centre here, police said. There were some problems between the fishermen of Nambiar Nagar and Akkaraipettai villages in this district earlier on using the fish landing centre, which was inaugurated some week before, police said. However, it was solved following discussions by revenue and fisheries department officials with the fishermen. Two fishermen of Akkaraipettai were

4 killed, 20 injured in bus-van collision

Coimbatore: Four persons were killed and at least 20 others injured when a van and a private bus collided on a national highway in neighbouring Tirupur District today, police said. All the four died on the spot in the head-on collision which occurred at Rakkapavi Junction near Udumalpet. The injured had been admitted to a government hospital here. The bus was coming here from Marthandam and the van proceeding to

Three fishermen held by Lankan Navy

Rameswaram: Three fishermen from Mandapam area near here were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, police said. The fishermen in a country boat were reportedly carrying 1,125 kg of ammonium sulphate. They were apprehended and taken to Thalaimannar, they added. The fishermen were being interrogated by police at Thalaimannar, Rameswaram fishermen association leader P Sesuraja said. Four fishermen were arrested on 31

TAFE chief to receive doctorate at TNAU convocation

Coimbatore: Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd (TAFE) chairperson and CEO Mallika Srinivasan will be conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Science at the convocation of Tamilnadu Agricultural University to be held here on 9 September. A total of 1,360 students would receive their degrees at the 38th annual convocation to presided over by Governor Vidyasagar Rao, who is Chancellor of the university. State Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu would announce new endowment prizes and medals. South Asia Biotechnology Centre