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?A new Asiatic society is the need of the hour?

?A new Asiatic society is the need of the hour?

CHENNAI: World renowned brain researcher has called for setting up a new Asiatic society on the lines of of Bengal (ASB) founded by William Jones in 1784 in Calcutta. ?I think it?s time for a new Asiatic society,? said Ramachandran, after contributing 2 lakh as initial funding to the proposed […]

Man held for raping daughter for three years

Man held for raping daughter for three years

COIMBATORE: The city police arrested a 35-year-old man on Sunday for repeatedly raping his own minor daughter, a Class VIII student, for the last three years. The girl‘s two uncles have also raped her for the past two years with complete knowledge of the victim‘s parents. The uncles are younger […]

Scientists launch app to assist tree growers, farmers

Scientists launch app to assist tree growers, farmers

COIMBATORE: In a bid to encourage and assist tree growers and farmers, scientists at the city-based Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding have developed a mobile app that focuses specifically on common diseases affecting forest trees. The app also allows people to upload a picture of the diseased portion […]

Prisons make Rs 60 crore off prisoners, but wage delayed

Prisons make Rs 60 crore off prisoners, but wage delayed

CHENNAI: Dearth of funds and a lackadaisical approach by prison department officials continue to haunt several hundreds of prisoners working in prison industries in the state. They have been waiting for their wages for nearly six months. Sources in the prison department said that the prisoners engaged in the bootmaking […]

At 1,550, Tamil Nadu has most no. of abandoned kids, says survey

At 1,550, Tamil Nadu has most no. of abandoned kids, says survey

CHENNAI: has the highest number of abandoned children ? 1,550 from the ages of 7 to18 ? living in child care institutions across the state, revealed a recent report released by the of Women and Child Development. The report, Mapping of Child Care Institutions under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, […]

Love triangle led to student?s murder, 3 held

Love triangle led to student?s murder, 3 held

THANJAVUR: A 20-year-old engineering student near in , who was found dead on Saturday morning, had been murdered by three of his friends over a love affair, police said on Sunday. Thiruvidaimaruthur police arrested three youths in connection with the murder of S Munthasar of Avaniyapuram in Thiruvidaimaruthur. Munthasar?s body […]

Class IX & X Tamil Nadu students too to get free laptops soon

Class IX & X Tamil Nadu students too to get free laptops soon

COIMBATORE: In a major push to technology-driven learning, the state government has planned to extend the free laptop scheme, currently meant for higher secondary and college students, to Class IX and X students of government and government-aided schools across the state. The first ?formal? intimation of the proposal was made […]

Innovations, city?s diversity on display

Innovations, city?s diversity on display

Coimbatore: Born to a farmer family, it was heartbreaking for C Silambarasan to see large quantity of tomatoes, which were kept for sale, getting rotten and going to waste. He wanted to do something to save their livelihood and the Class VIII student of the panchayat union middle school at […]

Civet caged in trap set for bandicoots, rescued

Civet caged in trap set for bandicoots, rescued

Tirupur: The forest department an Asian palm civet on Sunday after it was caught in a trap at a private agricultural land in the district. Arjun S of Indira Nagar at Muthanampalayam had placed a small iron cage a couple of days ago to trap bandicoots as they were damaging […]

Seven check dams in region die a slow death

Seven check dams in region die a slow death

Coimbatore: With perpetual sound of splashing water and refreshing aura of green plants, the Singanallur check dam was once a favourite picnic spot for many. But today, filled with water hyacinth grown in black water, it gives a dismal look. Its wall is broken and rocks are displaced. ?When I […]