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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

TN releases water from Mettur dam

Covai Post Network

The sluice gates of Stanley Reservoir in the Mettur dam was opened this morning for farming activities in the 16.04 lakh acres of land in the Delta region. Around 5,000 cusecs water started gushing out of the reservoir.

State PWD Minister Edapadi K. Palaniswamy opened the gates at 8 .m. in the presence of Electricity, Prohibition and Excise Minister P. Thangamani, Social Welfare Minister V. Saroja, Environment Minister K.C. Karupannan and Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabhaskar.

“The quantum of water will be increased in the coming days based on the requirement in the delta region,” Palaniswamy said.

The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, ordered the release of water from the Mettur dam after the Karnataka Government started letting out Cauvery water following a Supreme Court direction.

Water level at the Mettur dam stood at 87.68 feet this morning as against the maximum level of 120 feet.

COIMBATORE WEATHER