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  • Coimbatore

    SDPI seeks thorough probe into the IIT student's suicide

    Coimbatore : SDPI on Friday sought a thorough probe into the suicide of IIT-M Student, Fathima Latheef so that the truth behind the incident gets revealed. Talking to reporters here, SDPI State President, Nellai Mubarak said that those responsible, as reported, should be brought to book and given stringent punishment. Even as the parents of Fathima had already sought a CBI probe into...

    • 6 days ago
  • Coimbatore

    Isha Agro Movement to organize a Turmeric Cultivation Training Programme

    Coimbatore : Isha Agro Movement (IAM) is organizing a one-day turmeric cultivation training program in collaboration with Tata Trust in Ganeshan Natural Agro Farm, Keelvani, Anthiyur, Erode, on November 17. The programme includes interactive sessions, practical workshops, demos, Question and Answer sessions as well as discussions and lectures from pioneer farmers.

    • 6 days ago
  • Coimbatore

    A Coonoor homestay where guests can learn to make cheese

    Guests live close to nature at a farm stay in Coonoor and also learn to make handmade cheese that is of hard and soft cream varieties. The private-owned Acres Wild Organic Cheese making Farm Stay in Coonoor, in the Nilgiris is an unusual home stay where guests can learn cheese making and living close to nature.

    • 6 days ago
  • Coimbatore

    Activist to whistleblower

    Manoj Arun gave up a secure job to become a full-time RTI activist. He exposed corruption in government departments and used RTI as a 'corruption killer'. Manoj Arun, a Coimbatore resident, was always interested in social work, so much that he even gave up a secure job to become a full time RTI (Right to Information) activist and whistleblower in 2010. He tells The Covai Post, 'During my employment I noticed a lot of...

    • 7 days ago
  • Coimbatore

    Cakes, cookies and Coimbatore: a baker's tale

    A baker in Coimbatore bakes cakes for all occasions. Besides using the regular ingredients that go into baking cakes, she also offers to make them with wheat, jaggery and palm sugar. Her Thursday baking class is the icing on the cake. Cakes and cookies are what come to mind with Christmas, chilly weather and sleets of rain.

    • 7 days ago
  • Coimbatore

    Nilgiris farmers eager to grow organic rice; seek govt support

    These rice varieties do not require much water and do not need fertilisers, and taste better than the costlier grains. Many vegetables like potato, carrot, cauliflower and capsicum are grown in the Nilgiris district. Besides, Chinese vegetables and other cash crops are also grown here. In some parts nendran variety bananas and other vegetables of the plains are grown.

    • a week ago
  • Coimbatore

    'Coimbatore sees at least two child marriages every week': CWC

    Child Welfare Committee acts on complaints of child marriage without delay. A member talks about the various circumstances in which these marriages take place. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC), a five member panel, appointed by the Department of Social Defence in November 2018 works for the safeguard of all children below 18 years in Tamil Nadu.

    • a week ago
  • Coimbatore

    Setting up courts for differently-abled remains on paper

    A 2016 Act that sought the establishment of special courts for the differently-abled has not seen the light of the day. This is sheer nonchalance, says an advocate. The term 'disabled' has been replaced with 'differently-abled' to instil in them a sense of confidence and dignity, but changing the status of this section of people on paper is simply not enough.

    • a week ago
  • Coimbatore

    Rs 6 crore bills paid for unused borewells

    Officials must sit up and take note of this blatant mismanagement of finances, says NGO official. Even as Coimbatore scrambled to close unused borewells following the tragic death of two-year-old Sujith Wilson, when he fell into an disused borewell in Nadukattupatti village (Tiruchi), a quirky issue related to these infamous 'death traps' has emerged.

    • a week ago
  • Coimbatore

    Trichy-Erode passengers partially cancelled tomorrow

    Coimbatore : Train No. 56841 Tiruchchirappalli Jn to Erode Passenger is partially cancelled between Chavadipalaiyam-Erode tomorrow. Similarly, Train No. 56825 Erode to Tirunelveli passsenger is partially cancelled between Erode to Chavadipalaiyam, due to engineering work over Erode to Chavadipalayam section.

    • a week ago

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