BJP govt no different from UPA regime: Prakash Karat

Former CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat has lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it was no different from the previous UPA regime in "indulging in corruption."

Erode woman sentenced to life imprisonment for killing son

A 45-year-old woman was sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court at Gopichettipalayam in the district for killing her son for marrying a girl from another caste in 2014.

Leopard attacks farmer

A leopard attacked a farmer knocking him off his motorcycle but recoiled in pain and took to its heels after coming in contact with the hot silencer exhaust pipe, forest officials said on Tuesday.

Three boars rescued from well

Three wild boars which had fallen into a well near here were rescued by fire personnel and locals, officials said.

1,859 child labourers rescued in Erode district

A total of 1,859 child labourers were rescued in the district last year, a senior official has said.

Carcasses of elephants found in forest range

Carcasses of two elephants, which died of ailments, have been found in the forests near here, officials Wednesday said.

Man held on charges of deer poaching

One person has been arrested on charges of deer poaching.

Police said the Special Task Force police along with forest anti-poacher wing were patrolling Makkampalayam area Monday when they heard gunfire.

More rain expected in Tamil Nadu in next 24 hours: IMD

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed parts of Tamil Nadu, damaging trees and leaving low lying areas flooded even as more rains have been forecast, officials said on Saturday.

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashes Salem

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Salem bringing down the temperature while trees were uprooted in Erode district, officials said today.

Flood alert issued in six TN villages

 The district administration on Wednesday issued a flood alert to six villages downstream of the Gunderipallam reservoir following heavy rains in the catchment areas.

Three charred to death in mishap in TN

Three persons, including two women, were charred to death after the ambulance van in which they were travelling hit a roadside tree and burst into flames near here on Monday, police said.

Tamil Nadu says environmental nod not given for Coca Cola plant

Although land has been allocated for a Coca Cola manufacturing plant in Erode District, no environment clearance has been accorded for it, the Tamil Nadu government told the state Assembly on Wednesday.

Farmer killed by elephant in TN

A 55-year old farmer was trampled to death by an elephant in a forest area in Burgur in the district, police said Friday.

Three injured in attack by elephant, bear in Erode

Two women were seriously injured when an elephant attacked them at Thalawady forest range and another man attacked by a bear in the area, a forest department official said.

Quarry owner fined in Erode

A quarry owner at a town in this district has been slapped with a whopping Rs 4.75 crore fine by the Sub-Collector for allegedly cutting huge quantities of granite without government permission.

Leopard kills two goats in Erode

A leopard killed two goats in a cattle pound at Goundenpalayam village in the district, forest department officials said

Good response to hartal against Coca Cola plant in Erode

The one day hartal called by all political parties, barring AIADMK, in protest against the proposed Coca Cola plant at Perundurai evoked good response with most shops and business establishments remaining closed in the town and Chennimalai.

Nuclear energy necessary for Tamil Nadu: Vasan

Pitching for use of nuclear power in Tamil Nadu, Tamil Maanila Congress president GK Vasan on Saturday said both the Central and state governments should explain its benefits to the people and ensure it does not affect the common man.

Have not invited Karti Chidambaram to join TMC: Vasan

Putting at rest reports of him having invited former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram to join his newly revived Tamil Maanila Congress, its chief G K Vasan on Wednesday said such news was totally false.

Elephant dies after falling into pit in TN

Erode: A 10-year-old male elephant died after it fell into a 50-foot pit in Burgur forest in the district, police said on Tuesday.