4.5 lakh trucks to keep off roads from July 20

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COIMBATORE: The State Lorry Owner’s Federation (SLOF) will participate in the indefinite strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress from July 20 demanding reduction in fuel price, third party premium insurance and toll fee. Over 4.5 lakh trucks will keep off the roads in Tamil Nadu, state president of the federation MR Kumarasamy said here on Saturday. “The revenue loss will be as high as Rs 300 crore to Rs 400 crore a day. We will not withdraw the strike until the Central government fulfils our demands. Several…

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Man crushed to death as roadside tree falls on him in Tamil Nadu

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COIMBATORE: An 18-year-old youth was killed when a huge tree fell on him near Fingerost in nearby Nilgiris district on Sunday, police said. The deceased Iman Augustine, along with his family members, was proceeding to the Church, when a large roadside tree fell on him, they said. He along with a few others, who sustained minor injuries, were taken to the government hospital, they added. However, Iman succumbed before reaching there. Meanwhile, large trees were uprooted at 17 places on Udhagamandalam-Gudalur highway, including Pykara, Naduvattam, Fingerpost, resulting in disruption of…

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‘AICTE nurturing entrepreneurial spirit among students’

Coimbatore: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has been focusing on making students set up their own businesses, rather than leaving them as job seekers, said AICTE adviser Dileep Malkhede here on Saturday. “We have been promoting activities such as incubation centre and we have several initiatives to promote entrepreneurship. For instance, we offer funds to SC/ST students to start their own businesses. AICTE has also started courses on entrepreneurship, which has been adopted by universities.” He said this in reply to a question on the nature of…

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1,700 students receive degrees

Coimbatore: A total of 1,702 students from 13 undergraduate engineering departments and 14 masters departments received their degree certificates during the graduation day ceremony of Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) on Saturday. College principal J Senthil, who presented the annual report, said in the academic year 2017-2018, the college produced 318 research papers that were published in Scopus-indexed journals. He said the research work done by the college has also received 27 patents and 19 MoUs were signed with international institutions for collaborative research. P B Kotur, general manager and…

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City is ideal place to set up a global university: Academics

Coimbatore: With the central government naming six higher educational institutions — three government and three private — as Institution of Eminence (IoE), academics and education activists in the city have reiterated the need for an international university in Coimbatore.While the city has several eminent educational institutions and also strong industry presence, academics say the presence of a world-class education institute would help it greatly. In 2008, the Congress government in its 11th Five Year Plan had announced that it would start IITs, seven IIMs, 14 universities having world-class facilities and…

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5 more members of fake CBI gang behind bars

Coimbatore: The rural police have nabbed five more people, who posed as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths and attempted to dupe a medical shop owner at Karumathampatti of Rs 50 lakh on Friday. Police also seized a handcuff, a walkie -talkie, three motorcycles and two mobile phones from them. Police identified the gang leader as R Perumal of VOC Nagar in Coimbatore, who was dismissed from the police department. “He had visited Divine medical shop owned by Sathya, wife of Victor Kanagaraj of Karumathampatti, on July 12, to buy…

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Rural police grill fake trainer’s assistant

Coimbatore: Police on Saturday interrogated Ashok of Pallapalayam in Erode, an accomplice of G Arumugam of Vandalur in Chennai, who claimed to be a trainer from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and conducted a disaster management drill at a private college in Coimbatore on Thursday, resulting in the death of a girl student. Ashok, a supplier of packaged drinking water, was grilled at the Karunya Nagar police station. He told police that Arumugam used to pay him Rs 2,000 for assisting him during the drills. Police also questioned three…

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4.5L trucks to keep off roads from July 20

Coimbatore: The State Lorry Owner’s Federation (SLOF) will participate in the indefinite strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress from July 20 demanding reduction in fuel price, third party premium insurance and toll fee. Over 4.5 lakh trucks will keep off the roads in Tamil Nadu, state president of the federation MR Kumarasamy said here on Saturday. “The revenue loss will be as high as Rs 300 crore to Rs 400 crore a day. We will not withdraw the strike until the Central government fulfils our demands. Several…

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‘Ratio of spine surgeons to patients is grossly inadequate in India’

City-based spine surgeon Dr S Rajasekaran has taken over as the international chair of AOSpine, the largest body of spine surgeons in the world. He is the first person from the Asia Pacific to hold the position. Pratiksha Ramkumar caught up with him to discuss the current scenario of spinal health and treatment in the country and get to know his plans for AOSpine, the largest contributor to spine education and research.What are your plans for the biggest association of spine surgeons in the world for the next three years?…

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350kg banned tobacco products seized from warehouse in city

Coimbatore: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) officials on Saturday seized about 350kg banned tobacco products worth about Rs 2lakh form a warehouse in the city. Shortly after seizing about 250kg banned tobacco products from a warehouse on Thomas Street on Friday, the officials had found a small warehouse in the residential area, FSSAI designated officer B Vijayalalithambigai said. “As its owner did not turn up till night, we sealed the warehouse with the help of police. We opened it on Saturday morning in presence of the…

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