Shortage of korai grass hits mat industry in Salem
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Shortage of korai grass hits mat industry in Salem

 In Salem district ,the Korai mat industry has been badly hit because of the poor flow in River Cauvery leading to severe shortage of Kodai grass.  In Kanjanayakkanpatti,Sikkanapatti,Tarapuram and Semmanadapatti ,there are about 1000 Korai mat production centres with more than 15,000 employees.  The mats were hand …

Tirupur Apparel Park in tatters
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Tirupur Apparel Park in tatters

 Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation set up the Tirupur Apparel Park two decades ago.  It was launched with much fanfare but now it is in a pathetic condition.  100 sheds  have been constructed on the 100 acre park and it is remaining unused for a long time.  The area is poorly lit due to …

Sweeping machine to clean city streets
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Sweeping machine to clean city streets

 To clean the Coimbatore streets a road sweeping  machine has been  flagged off by corporation Commissioner K.Vijayakarthikeyan.  The machine is sponsored by Roots Industries under the corporate Social Responsibility project.  The machine is mounted on a truck. It would go around the streets cleaning …

Body of woman found under car in Khanpur
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Body of woman found under car in Khanpur

On  Wednesday morning a woman in her 20’s with injury marks on the neck was found lying under a car near Khanpur T-point.  She is yet to be identified.  A passer –by called up the police control room around 8.a.m. about the woman’s body lying under a van in the parking area.  Her attire was a blue jeans and a …

Low-pressure area raises expectations of rain
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Low-pressure area raises expectations of rain

 Meteorological Department reports that there is a strong indication of rain over the state with hopes of northeast monsoon revival from December 1.  A low pressure has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining equational Indian Ocean.  It may also intensify into a depression in the next two days.  …