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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

EFI organises lake safari for students

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: A large number of school students participated in a lake safari on Friday.

Organised by Environmentalist Foundation of India, the aim of the three-hour safari was to create an awareness about wetlands in Coimbatore among the students.

The students were taken to Muthannan Kulam, Selvampathy Lake, Narasampathy Lake, Krishnampathy Lake and Selvachintamani Lake. “The geology, hydrology and biodiversity of each lake was explained to the students,” said a press release.

According to Sanjay Prasad, Chief Coordinator of EFI, the safaris play an important role in increasing the awareness level among the students. “It is an effort to increase the involvement of general public. We also organise cleaning up of lakes during week ends. These guided trips will encourage the public to involve themselves in saving the water bodies and conserving them,” he said.

 

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