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24 May 2018, Edition - 1045, Thursday

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  • 6 women officers of the Indian Navy, who successfully circumnavigated the globe on INSV Tarini met PM Modi
  • Case has been filed against Kamal Haasan and Vaiko for violating Section 144
  • 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

Coimbatore

Farmers threaten extreme steps to protect crops from elephants

Covai Post Network

Tamilnadu Farmers Association has filed a petition with the District Collector Archana Patnaik urging her to direct the Forest Department officials to take action to drive away a lone tusker which has been invading fields of maize, plantain and sugarcane for the last 15 days

The pachyderm had been creating ruckus in areas like Ettimadai, Kurumbampalayam S.Palanisamy, the Farmers Association Secretary said that the lone elephant has been damaging the crops planted in these areas.

The farmers had informed the forest officials about these issues but they had failed to take necessary action. Condemning the inaction the Secretary warned that if the forest department failed to take appropriate action even after the District administrations advice, the farmers would have to take extreme steps to protect their crops.

COIMBATORE WEATHER