TAMILNADU

Fog delays landing of Chennai flight by two hours

Coimbatore: Heavy fog at the city airport delayed the arrival of an Indigo flight from Chennai for nearly two hours. The flight, which reached the airport around 7.30 am could not land due to heavy fog at the airport and returned to Chennai, airport sources said. However, the flight landed at the airport around 9.30 am, they said.

Action taken against 800 quacks in TN

Coimbatore: A total of 800 quacks were identified in Tamilnadu so far in the recent drive and action taken against them,health minister C Vijayabhaskar said. The health department has started a drive to identify fake doctors, he told reporters on the sidelines of a function organised at Gem Hospital here. He said that Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has allocated Rs 280 crore for purchase of equipments for modernising Coimbatore

10 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram: Ten Tamilnadu fishermen were today arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island’s waters, in the fourth such detention this month. With yesterday’s arrest, the total number of Tamilnadu fishermen detained by Sri Lanka this month has risen to 45. The 10 fishermen, including a juvenile, from Thideer Kuppam village in Nagapattinam district, were held on charges of poaching fish near Neduntheevu, Assistant

Tamilisai flays opposition for criticising Guv's meeting

Coimbatore: The BJP in Tamilnadu  sought to know why the opposition parties were criticising State Governor Banwarilal Purohit over his meeting with district officials here when state ministers themselves have not found anything amiss. The ministers themselves welcomed such a review by the Governor then what was bothering the political parties which opposed the development, state unit President Tamilisai Soundararajan told reporters here. The Governor was functioning according to mandate,

Sandalwood trees smuggled from central jail in Kovai

Coimbatore: In a shocking incident, four fully-grown sandalwood trees were found axed and two of them taken out of the high security central jail premises here. The jail staff noticed this morning that the sandalwood trees were cut from the root. The miscreants managed to take two them out of the prison while the remaining were left on the premises, police said.

IT officials question Kodanadu Estate manager

Coimbatore: Income Tax officials questioned the manager of Kodanadu Estate in Nilgiris district, belonging to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, as part of State-wide raids on premises linked to jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala and others over suspected tax evasion. The manager, Natarajan, was looking after affairs of the estate and also reportedly the Green Tea Estate, a few kilometres away from Kodanadu, which was brought by Jayalalithaa and