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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

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  • 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

South Asia Taekwondo Championship: Six from city bag gold

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: Six gold medalists in the recently held South Asia Taekwondo Championship in Nepal were facilitated in the city for their achievement.

In all, 70 sports persons from India participated in the 3-day championship organised by Nepal Olympic Association from January 29 and six Taekwondos including two girls from Coimbatore brought laurels to the country, by winning gold medals in different category.

The gold medalists are: S Ajay, Dr Mahalinga Engineering College, Pollachi in 64kg category, A Ajay, PSG Polytechnic, Coimbatore, 55kg, Adish, Lieseix Matric School, Coimbatore, (45kg), SriHaran (59kg), Avanthika(52kg Girls) and Pramitha (42kg Girls) all three from Soudeshwari Vidyalaya in the city, S Premkumar General Secretary, Coimbatore Amateur Taekwondo Association said.

All the medalists were felicitated by Rotary Coimbatore Galaxy and Lakshmi Ceramics, he said.

Even though the respective schools contributed financially and extended all possible help, there was the need for governments to come forward and encourage such gold medalists, to make India proud at International Level, Premkumar said.

Even big companies and corporates can help such budding athletes by taking care of financial aspects and also adopt some of them, he said.

COIMBATORE WEATHER