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  • Coimbatore: Rs 1.70 crore of gold ornaments stolen from financial firm 4 days ago

    Coimbatore: Gold ornaments worth Rs 1.70 crore and Rs 5.6 lakh in cash were stolen from a city- based private financial firm dealing in gold loans, police said. A woman sweeper noticed the main doors of the firm at Kovaipudur area open and informed the security guard. He in turn...
  • Two day National Foundry Conclave from Nov 27 4 days ago

    Coimbatore: The 7th Edition of National Foundry Conclave, a biennial event, will begin here from November 27 with the focus on best practices required for strengthening the foundry industry as a whole. The theme of the two day conclave is "in Pursuit of Knowledge" and proposed to focus on knowledge and...
  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore November 19, 2014

    Coimbatore: The family of a physically-challenged 38-year-old government official, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs providing a new lease of life to five persons. One kidney each was donated to KG Hospital and PSG Hospital, the liver was given to PSG Hospital and two eyes to...
  • Hyderabad bound SpiceJet flight diverted after engine trouble October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A SpiceJet Coimbatore-Hyderabad flight carrying 70 passengers was diverted to Bangalore on Tuesday following engine trouble. The pilots of the Bombardier Q-400, operating flight SG 1048, noticed signals of suspected engine trouble on the cockpit panel and decided to land at Bangalore airport short of its final destination,...
  • Coimbatore: Hoax bomb threat to school October 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: An anonymous bomb threat call to a school in the city proved to be hoax on Thursday. The head master of Al Azhar School received a call around 12 pm, stating that a bomb was planted in the school, police said. Police along with Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad...
  • Custodial torture: Madras HC impleads Home Secretary, DGP, SP September 17, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday suo motu impleaded the Home Secretary, the Director General of Police and the Superintendent of Police, Tiruppur district, as respondents in the case of alleged custodial torture of a woman at a police station at Udumalaipet in Coimbatore district. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments stolen from shop September 13, 2014

    Coimbatore: At least 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments were looted from a jewellery shop at Sowripalayam area in the city on Saturday, police said. The miscreants gained entry by drilling a hole on the shutters of the shop on the first floor of a building, located in a busy area. Neighbours...
  • Man sets himself ablaze after losing Rs 7 lakh for job in Australia September 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: A 24yearold man allegedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at Annur in the district on Tuesday after he was conned by a person of Rs seven lakh on the pretext of getting him a job in Australia. The man had completed his BE (Aeronautical) and was working part...
  • Tamil Nadu: Brain dead person provides life to five September 7, 2014

    Coimbatore: A brain dead man from Karnataka on Sunday provided a new lease of life to five persons with his organs after a fivehour cadaver transplant surgery in a city hospital. Devendra of Alur (56) was hospitalised on September 5 after his two wheeler met with an accident. He did not...
  • Tamil Nadu: 97yearold woman undergoes angioplasty September 2, 2014

    Coimbatore: A 97yearold woman underwent angioplasty at a hospital with the doctors claiming her to be oldest women to have gone through such a procedure. The nonagenarian woman was attending to her activities on her own when she felt severe chest pain. She was admitted to the KG Hospital around...
  • Coimbatore: Security beefed up in city after threat of multiple blasts July 30, 2014

    Coimbatore: Security has been tightened at all public places in the city after an anonymous caller rang up the police control room and warned of blasts at seven areas and dared them to try and prevent it. Police said the caller rang up this morning and said there would be blasts...
  • Coimbatore: Explosive like object dug out near temple creates tension July 21, 2014

    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 24yearold 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 antiapartheid hero for Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, according to various media...
  • Watch: Simply Finance Quiz November 23, 2013

    CNNIBN 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 IITBHU compete with each other. ...
  • TN: Worker arrested for sexually torturing 10year old girl October 4, 2013

    Coimbatore: A construction worker was arrested today on charges of sexually 'torturing and harassing' a 10yearold 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 48yearold male patient at the superspeciality 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 sixyearold 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 tricolour flying upside down and brought it to the notice of some officials. As the...
  • Truck driver arrested for raping fiveyearold girl May 19, 2013

    Chennai: A drunk truckdriver who lured away and raped a fiveyearold 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 25yearold 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...