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  • Coimbatore: Explosive like object dug out near temple creates tension 1 week ago

    Coimbatore: Recovery of a suspicious object, resembling an explosive, near the famous Bhadrakaliamman temple at Mettupalayam in Kerala created tension in the area, police said on Monday. The object, an ice cream ball filled with some powder and a few steel balls inside, surfaced when the workers...
  • Four of family arrested for rape June 2, 2014

    Coimbatore: Four members of a family, including a 24-year-old man,were arrested on Monday on a complaint by a woman that he had raped her teenage daughter at Pollachi in the district. The girl reportedly tried to commit suicide on Monday by dousing herself with kerosene and setting herself ablaze. However, neighbours...
  • Indian scientist claims to have located the debris of MH370 May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Claiming a breakthrough in the search of the missing Malaysian aircraft, an Indian scientist is reported to have located the debris of the MH370. The Coimbatore based scientist Jeyaprabhu claims to have located the debris about 1400 kilometres north of the search area in the Indian Ocean. It has...
  • LK polls: 5-tier security blanket thrown for Modi's visit in Coimbatore April 15, 2014

    Over 3,000 police personnel would be deployed as part of the five-tier security cover for BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is arriving in Coimbatore on Wednesday to campaign for the NDA candidates. Coordinating with unspecified number of police force from Gujarat, local police would totally take control of the...
  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' March 30, 2014

    Coimbatore: A nine-year old girl from the city has been conferred with honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records University for her achievement as "the fastest to dismantle and assemble a laptop". The degree was conferred on P Adarshini, a fourth-standard student in Koilpalayam, last week in Ho Chi Minh...
  • LS polls: Karunanidhi to start campaign trail from Coimbatore on April 5 March 18, 2014

    DMK President M Karunanidhi will launch his 12-day election campaign for Lok Sabha elections from Coimbatore on April 5, the party announced on Tuesday. The 90-year-old leader will cover 19 constituencies, including those allotted to allies such as Chidambaram and Tiruvallore (VCK) and Vellore (IUML), a party statement said. Madurai, Tircuhirappalli, Tirupur,...
  • Coimbatore: Teenager battles leopard; escapes with minor injuries February 24, 2014

    Coimbatore: An unarmed teenaged boy bravely fought with a leopard and escaped with minor injuries in hilly Valparai in the district. 18-year-old Manoj Kumar, a college student, was on his way to catch a bus at Kanjamalai village of Valparai when a leopard pounced on him from a bush on...
  • Epic blunder: Coimbatore billboard mourns Morgan Freeman, mistaking him for Nelson Mandela December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There's no coming back from this one. The owner of a billboard in Coimbatore decided to put up a tribute for Nelson Mandela. But the guy who was in charge of looking for Mandela's picture mistook the anti-apartheid hero for Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, according to various media...
  • Watch: Simply Finance Quiz November 23, 2013

    CNN-IBN brings to you the new concept about the financial quiz across the eight locations of the country to pick the best teams across the universities of the nation. In this episode, team from ICAI coimbatore, ICAI Delhi and IIT-BHU compete with each other. ...
  • TN: Worker arrested for sexually torturing 10-year old girl October 4, 2013

    Coimbatore: A construction worker was arrested today on charges of sexually 'torturing and harassing' a 10-year-old daughter of his female colleague for the last two years. Vijayakumar of Erode and working in Periyanaickenpalayam on the city outskirts, was allegedly having illicit affairs with a female worker for the last six years,...
  • Therapy to treat inoperable liver cancer successfully performed August 18, 2013

    A new therapy for inoperable liver cancers was on Saturday successfully performed on a 48-year-old male patient at the super-speciality Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital in Coimbatore. Development of 'Rhenium 188 Lipiodol' therapy has been a big step forward in meeting the demands for making available at a low cost...
  • TN: Minor girl alleges torture and harassment by guardian couple July 26, 2013

    Coimbatore: A six-year-old girl was allegedly tortured and harassed for some months by her aged guardian couple at Udayampalayam area in the city, police said. The matter came to light after Priya, a first standard student in a corporation school, complained to her teacher on Thursday and said she did...
  • Formula BMW car connects Nico Rosberg with Coimbatore July 21, 2013

    Coimbatore: Few would think of any connection between Formula One driver Nico Rosberg and this bustling business hub of Tamil Nadu, the second largest city after the state capital Chennai. Yes, indeed there was a buzz that a vehicle racing here in the JK Tyre Racing Championships was driven by...
  • National flag hoisted upside down in Coimbatore collectorate June 7, 2013

    Coimbatore: The national flag was on Friday found hoisted upside down atop the District Collectorate building in Coimbatore, causing embarrassment to the officials. Visitors to the collectorate in the morning were surprised to see the tri-colour flying upside down and brought it to the notice of some officials. As the...
  • Truck driver arrested for raping five-year-old girl May 19, 2013

    Chennai: A drunk truck-driver who lured away and raped a five-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore town has been arrested, police said on Saturday. According to police, the incident took place May 12, 2013, when 25-year-old K Saravanan was cleaning the vehicle near house of the girl, whose parents had...
  • Farmers threaten mass suicides if power tariff increased May 18, 2013

    Coimbatore: Farmers in Coimbatore region on Friday threatened that they would resort to mass suicides if government went ahead with its plan to increase power tariff. Representatives of various farmers associations told a public hearing on tariff revision here that the agriculture sector in Tamil Nadu is already in the...
  • TN: College lab assistant throws acid on staff, girls May 4, 2013

    Coimbatore: A lab assistant in a local private college today allegedly threw acid on two staff injuring them and two girl students, and later tried to commit suicide by consuming cyanide, police said. Police said Muthusamy (47) threw acid on Ravisankar and Laxmansamy this afternoon over some personal dispute. Some...
  • Bangalore blast: 2 more arrested from Tamil Nadu May 3, 2013

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu police made more arrests in connection with the Bangalore blast on Friday. Two people were arrested from Coimbatore. Valayal Hakeem and Asgar Ali were arrested for possessing explosive material. The blast took place on April 17 near the BJP headquarters in Bangalore. ...
  • Fire at Axis Bank in Avinashi near Coimbatore, 4 dead April 25, 2013

    Coimbatore: A fire at Axis Bank in Avinashi near Coimbatore has left four people dead. All four dead were women employees of the bank. The bank was on the third floor and there was no emergency exit at the bank. The fire has been doused and the situation was brought under...
  • Chidambaram's police escort vehicle hits auto, four injured April 9, 2013

    Coimbatore: Four women were injured on Tuesday when the police escort vehicle of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram hit an autorickshaw in which they were travelling near Koilpalayam, 25 km from Coimbatore, police said. Chidambaram was proceeding to Coimbatore airport after attending a function at Udumalpet in Tirupur District, when...
  • Sebi allows Coimbatore Stock Exchange to exit from business April 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Capital market regulator Sebi has allowed Coimbatore Stock Exchange (CSX) to exit equity trading business. Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said that CSX has substantially complied with the conditions for its exit as per the regulator's framework and therefore "is a fit case to allow exit". According...
  • TN: Priest arrested for allegedly molesting woman March 16, 2013

    Coimbatore: A 63-year-old priest of a church in Coimbatore was arrested on Saturday on charges of attempting to outrage the modesty of a woman during prayers. John Mark, the priest of CSI Church, was arrested on a complaint from the 48-year-old woman, police said. The woman, in her complaint lodged with...
  • Snapshot: A wedding dress that weighs 30 kgs! March 14, 2013

    Fashion designing students display a bridal dress that weighs 30 kgs and has a 492.12 ft long trail in Coimbatore on Wednesday. PTI Photo. ...
  • Blackouts dim prospects for south India's next Bangalore March 11, 2013

    Coimbatore: Crippling power cuts in Tamil Nadu are shutting factories and threatening an industrial debt crisis that is wrecking its second-largest city's plan to become India's next business Mecca. Electricity shortages are emerging as one of the biggest brakes on India's ambitions to rise up the ranks of the world's...
  • Maternal uncle among 5 arrested for sexually abusing minor February 16, 2013

    Coimbatore: Five persons, including the maternal uncle of a 13-year-old girl, were arrested on Saturday on charges of sexually abusing her for over a month. The girl met the city police commissioner on Friday and lodged a complaint stating that her 55-year old maternal uncle, under whose care she was...
  • Budget yatra: Industry in Coimbatore hit by power crisis February 12, 2013

    Coimbatore: In the run up to the Budget Session CNN-IBN's Budget yatra travels to Coimbatore, which is hailed for its industrial growth. But with India's growth numbers dipping drastically in the past few years, has Coimbatore been affected? Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Known for...
  • TN: 70-year-old man held for trying to molest minor girl February 11, 2013

    Coimbatore: A 70-year-old watchman of a firm in Coimbatore was arrested on Sunday for allegedly trying to sexually abuse a 10-year old girl. The fourth standard student used to frequently visit the watchman's house as her parents were also working in the same firm. On Saturday night, she visited the...
  • Polio-stricken man returns to from Canada to spread awareness January 14, 2013

    Coimbatore: As the country marks two years of being polio free, CNN-IBN brings the story of Ramesh Ferris. Fighting all odds and biases against children with polio, the crusader is spreading awareness about the disease. The place in Coimbatore is more than just an orphanage for Ramesh Ferris. It was...
  • Coimbatore: Youth arrested for attempting to rape minor January 13, 2013

    Coimbatore: A 24-year-old youth was arrested on charges of attempting to rape a minor girl in nearby Tirupur, police said on Sunday. The accused took the 8-year-old minor girl to a lonely spot and tried to sexually abuse her, the police added. The youth had spotted the girl, who had come...
  • Coimbatore: Minor buried alive under ration sacks January 13, 2013

    Coimbatore: A seven-year-old boy died on Saturday when some bags of ration articles fell on him at nearby Tirupur, police said. The boy had gone with his mother to the shop at Veethikadai and reportedly climbed on the bags and was playing. A bag got dislodged and the boy fell down...