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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

Farmer trampled to death near Kothagiri

Covai Post Network

Image credit : Illustrative Image

UDHAGAMANDALAM: A 43-year old farmer was trampled to death by an elephant near Kothagiri on Wednesday.

According to police, Mahalingam was returning home with his buffaloes around 5.30 p.m. when a herd of elephants came in a front of him at Kovakarai.

Though Mahalingam tried to run to safety, an elephant caught hold of him and trampled him on the head, killing him instantly. Some estate workers, who noticed the incident informed police and forest department officials. The body was recovered and sent to Kothagiri Government Hospital.

COIMBATORE WEATHER