Parents end life on hearing son’s death in accident at Avinashi

Unable to bear the tragedy of losing their only son in a road accident, a couple committed suicide by consuming poison in nearby Avinashi in Tirupur district.

According to police, Nishant, 22, and his friend Kripakaran were returning last night to their native place of Pallipalayam in Namakkal district on a motorcycle, which dashed against a goods tempo. The two died instantaneously.

On information about the death of Nishant, his parents Shaktivel, a farmer, and Sudha rushed to the hospital in Avanashi and reportedly consumed poison after seeing their son’s body, police said.

Coimbatore : Unable to bear the tragedy of losing their only son in a road accident, a couple committed suicide by consuming poison in nearby Avinashi in Tirupur district.

According to police, Nishant, 22, and his friend Kripakaran were returning last night to their native place of Pallipalayam in Namakkal district on a motorcycle, which dashed against a goods tempo. The two died instantaneously.

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On information about the death of Nishant, his parents Shaktivel, a farmer, and Sudha rushed to the hospital in Avanashi and reportedly consumed poison after seeing their son’s body, police said.

Special ward at Coimbatore GH for Nipha, no cases so far

Though there was no threat of Nipha virus entering the Western districts of Tamil Nadu bordering Kerala, where over 10 deaths were confirmed due to the virus, a special ward was opened in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital as a precautionary step.

Since a large number of persons come to the city from various places in Kerala, particularly Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode, a special medical team has been deployed at Walayar, on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border.

The team is examining people before they enter Tamil Nadu, especially those with fever symptoms, at Walayar and Pollachi, official sources said.

Similarly, medical checkup was also being carried out in border areas of Nilgiris district and Kerala, following inflow of tourists and daily wage earners, through five points, they said.

So far no cases had been reported from these borders, they said. Fruit vendors have been asked to not to sell fallen fruits and also those partially eaten by birds and other animals.

Coimbatore : Though there was no threat of Nipha virus entering the Western districts of Tamil Nadu bordering Kerala, where over 10 deaths were confirmed due to the virus, a special ward was opened in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital as a precautionary step.

Since a large number of persons come to the city from various places in Kerala, particularly Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode, a special medical team has been deployed at Walayar, on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border.

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The team is examining people before they enter Tamil Nadu, especially those with fever symptoms, at Walayar and Pollachi, official sources said.

Similarly, medical checkup was also being carried out in border areas of Nilgiris district and Kerala, following inflow of tourists and daily wage earners, through five points, they said.

So far no cases had been reported from these borders, they said. Fruit vendors have been asked to not to sell fallen fruits and also those partially eaten by birds and other animals.

Tamilisai slams Stalin for his attempt to take credit in CMB issue

Tamil Nadu BJP leader Tamilisai Soundarajan who met the press at Coimbatore airport condemned Stalin for his attempt to take credit in CMB issue . She also took exception to Congress party which had not won the elections in Karnataka taking up office there.

Tamil Nadu BJP leader Tamilisai Soundarajan who met the press at Coimbatore airport condemned Stalin for his attempt to take credit in CMB issue . She also took exception to Congress party which had not won the elections in Karnataka taking up office there.

Four dead in Thoothukudi after Sterlite protests turn violent

Four people died on Tuesday after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi turned violent after hundreds of villagers from nearby areas thronged the area violating the prohibitory orders.

Police fired teargas shells and carried out cane charge to bring the protesters under control, but passions were high and opposition political parties squarely blamed the State government for the death of a protester. The collector’s office has confirmed two deaths at the time of writing this report.

Protesters had torched several vehicles and also pelted stones on the police personnel, forcing the police to retaliate as also to bring the situation under control. Scores were left injured in the cane charge carried out by people.

The protesters alleged that the police had used force unnecessarily and without provocation on the peaceful gathering. The villagers and residents in Thoothukudi are demanding then closure of Sterlite copper smelting plant that generated pollution and led to severe health problems among the residents of the locality.

The agitation against Sterlite Copper, which represents the copper unit of Vedanta Limited, became intense after the company declared its intention to expand the unit. At present, the company operates a 400,000-tonne per annum plant. But the expansion plans have the residents worried and they have hit the streets citing health and environmental hazards.

Social activists have also joined the protests against the company. Heavy police deployment could be seen in Thoothukudi and surrounding areas of the coastal city. Police units have been rushed from Madurai and Virudhunagar to bring the situation under control.

Condemning the state government for the agitation and also police action that killed on protester, DMK working president MK Stalin said that the police was committing atrocities. The other political leader from opposition parties have also slammed the police and the state government.

Actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, who recently announced their entry into politics, have also expressed solidarity with the protesters.

The TN government must take action over the concerns expressed by the protesters, they said.

“The expansion (of Sterlite Copper) should not at all be allowed. If possible, it will be good to close down the (existing) unit,” Makkal Neethi Mayyam chief Kamal Haasan said. He said there was no point in putting up a plant near residential and agricultural zone.

The other superstar, Rajinikanth, had a long time ago tweeted on the Sterlite protests and said “One can’t understand why the government, which gave the nod for the plant, is not taking any action and is just watching.”

Heavy deployment of police personnel, rushed from Madurai and Virudhunagar, tried to bring the protests under control and had even carried out cane charge and fired tear gas shells.

Four people died on Tuesday after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi turned violent after hundreds of villagers from nearby areas thronged the area violating the prohibitory orders.

Police fired teargas shells and carried out cane charge to bring the protesters under control, but passions were high and opposition political parties squarely blamed the State government for the death of a protester. The collector’s office has confirmed two deaths at the time of writing this report.

Protesters had torched several vehicles and also pelted stones on the police personnel, forcing the police to retaliate as also to bring the situation under control. Scores were left injured in the cane charge carried out by people.

The protesters alleged that the police had used force unnecessarily and without provocation on the peaceful gathering. The villagers and residents in Thoothukudi are demanding then closure of Sterlite copper smelting plant that generated pollution and led to severe health problems among the residents of the locality.

The agitation against Sterlite Copper, which represents the copper unit of Vedanta Limited, became intense after the company declared its intention to expand the unit. At present, the company operates a 400,000-tonne per annum plant. But the expansion plans have the residents worried and they have hit the streets citing health and environmental hazards.

Social activists have also joined the protests against the company. Heavy police deployment could be seen in Thoothukudi and surrounding areas of the coastal city. Police units have been rushed from Madurai and Virudhunagar to bring the situation under control.

Condemning the state government for the agitation and also police action that killed on protester, DMK working president MK Stalin said that the police was committing atrocities. The other political leader from opposition parties have also slammed the police and the state government.

Actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, who recently announced their entry into politics, have also expressed solidarity with the protesters.

The TN government must take action over the concerns expressed by the protesters, they said.

“The expansion (of Sterlite Copper) should not at all be allowed. If possible, it will be good to close down the (existing) unit,” Makkal Neethi Mayyam chief Kamal Haasan said. He said there was no point in putting up a plant near residential and agricultural zone.

The other superstar, Rajinikanth, had a long time ago tweeted on the Sterlite protests and said “One can’t understand why the government, which gave the nod for the plant, is not taking any action and is just watching.”

Experience Centre in Chennai to Showcase Lutron Innovations

Business Wire India
Leader in energy-saving, wireless lighting and shade control systems Lutron India announced its expansion in southern India with a new Experience Centre, a unit of Tejas Innovative Solutions Pvt Ltd in Chennai.
 
The 5000-square-feet experience center cum office space showcases a mix of Lutron’s lighting controls & automated shading solutions such as – Lutron HomeWorks QS & Lutron’s residential motorized shading solution. The center also serves as a meeting point for lighting control experts, designers and end-users to experience the benefits of Lutron’s solutions and collaboration zone for sharing ideas on how to make any residence a better living space per the owner’s needs.  
 
“Lighting and shade controls are experiential products that need to be seen – and felt. Visitors will see how easy it is to install and program an integrated system of Lutron lighting controls and automated shades to turn their own residence into a smart home,” says Ripu Daman Sharma, Country Manager Sales for India Subcontinent. “Expansion of dealership network remains a very critical part for our residential business and we plan to strengthen our position to the deep root level in metropolitan cities along with widening our presence in tier II cities.”
 
The Experience Centre features seamless integration and intelligent controls of shades and lightings with the press of one button. It showcases the extensive product range of Lutron with scalable packages for customers with different need and home sizes. Visitors can play with different control options including wired keypads, wireless controllers and control via mobile gadgets like smart phones or tablet PCs. Customers will also be educated on how these controls can enhance their residence and quality of living.
 
Lutron’s Experience centers are spread across India located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Punjab Gujarat, Haryana and Kerala and are managed by high quality certified dealers.
Source: Businesswire

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lash Coimbatore

With a break in the rains for the past two days, rains arrived with a vengeance this morning and lashed Coimbatore with strong winds and thunder. The power cuts caused by the rains have put the public into inconvenience.

With a break in the rains for the past two days, rains arrived with a vengeance this morning and lashed Coimbatore with strong winds and thunder. The power cuts caused by the rains have put the public into inconvenience.