Nilgiris

  • Ooty founder's birthday to be celebrated as 'Ootacamund day' June 15, 2014

    Udhagamandalam: The 226th birth anniversary of John Sullivan, founder of the famous hill station of Udhagamandalam, better known as Ooty, which falls today, will henceforth be celebrated as 'Ootacamund day,' a top official of the Nilgiris Documentation centre said. "The credit for finding Ooty was given to John Sullivan, who was...
  • LS polls: BJP suspends its Nilgiris candidate Gurumurthy May 5, 2014

    Chennai: The BJP Nilgiris candidate Gurumurthy and his election agent Varadarajan were suspended from the party. This after Gurumurthy's nomination was rejected as he failed to produce valid documents. In a statement, the state unit of the BJP said this decision has been taken after through investigation. Further action will be taken...
  • 2G scam accused A Raja owns Rs 3.61 crore assets April 2, 2014

    Chennai: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday declared assets to the tune of Rs 3.61 crore. Raja, seeking re-election to Lok Sabha from Nilgiris (SC) constituency, in his affidavit presented while filing nominations declared movable assets of Rs 1.45 crore in his name, Rs 93.93 lakh held by...
  • Key candidates and seats: Nandan Nilekani, Shashi Tharoor and A Raja March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: All eyes are on these three Lok Sabha seats in the South. In Bangalore South, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani of the Congress is taking on BJP's five time MP and former union minister Ananth Kumar. Following former IT czar Nandan Nilekani's candidature; Bangalore South constituency has become a...
  • I am a victim of corporate cartels, will prove my innocence: A Raja March 16, 2014

    Ooty: Former Telecom minister and the DMK candidate from Nilgiris A Raja has described the entire 2G episode as a corporate conspiracy putting the onus for the 2G row on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Raja said that he was only following their advice. "Can the PM...
  • Tamil Nadu: Tourists banned in 2 tiger reserves July 25, 2012

    Coimbatore: Tourists have been banned in two major Tiger reserves in Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts, following the ban ordered by Supreme Court on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves across the country. Tourists were thronging major spots like 'Monkey Falls,' 'Top Slip' and Valparai coming under Anamalai Tiger Reserve in...
  • After jail stint, Raja to visit his constituency June 10, 2012

    Coimbatore: Former telecom minister A Raja, the prime accused in 2G spectrum scam who was released on bail recently, arrived in Coimbatore on Sunday to a rousing reception by party workers en route to his parliamentary constituency Nilgiris. This is Raja's first visit to his home state since his arrest in...
  • 3 jumbos dead in 24 hours in Nilgiris April 3, 2012

    COIMBATORE: Three elephants have been found dead over the past 24 hours in the Nilgiris Biosphere, reportedly due to natural causes.According to official sources, two female elephant calves were found dead in the Nilgiri (North) forest range and the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve respectively. District forest officer (the Nilgiris North) S...
  • More than 40 killed in landslides in Tamil Nadu November 10, 2009

    Chennai: At least 43 people have been killed in landslides caused by torrential rains in the Nilgiris hills in Tamil Nadu, officials said on Tuesday. "The victims included men, women and children, and they were either washed away in floods or buried in landslips," said an official at the flood control...
  • More trouble brewing for Jaya over Kodanadu tea estate September 21, 2007

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Opposition leader, J Jayalalithaa's woes only seem to get bigger by the day. Following notices issued to demolish her 59 acre Kodanadu estate in the Nilgiris, a new issue has now sprung up. The President of Anna Nagar panchayat — behind the estate — has issued a...
  • Amma's workers march against CM June 8, 2007

    Chennai: Thousands of AIADMK workers were detained in Tamil Nadu on Thursday when they blocked roads to protest Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s “derogatory” statement about their party chief. Karunanidhi alleged on Wednesday said that J Jayalalitha might be disqualified from the Assembly, for she had concealed information about her real estate...
  • Illegal sawmills log into forests December 21, 2006

    Nilgiri Hills: The Recognition of Forest Rights Act had aimed to give tribals rights over forestland, but wildlife activists argued that this would endanger the country's forests and wildlife. In trying to please the tribal and the wildlife lobby the final Act has left India's forests wide open to commercial...
  • No more blues for people of Nilgiris December 21, 2006

    Nilgiri Hills: Inspite of living in the Nilgiris for three generations, Hari's family was regularly served eviction notices by the Forest Department for encroaching on forest land. "They burnt all my crops and served me an eviction notice. They say this is forest land but I have been living here for...