25 per cent increase in gross earnings of Salem Division

Coimbatore: Salem Railway Division  gross earnings stood at Rs.655.87 crore, a  25 per cent  higher than the last year earnings Rs. 526.42
crore during the April-December of the financial year 2019-20.

The passenger earnings increased by 4.61  per cent and freight earnings increased by 166.64 and loaded 2.03 tonnes of different types of commodities to various destinations across the country surpassing the target of 1.45 tonnes, during the period, Divisional Railway Manager, U Subba Rao said at the 71st Republic Day celebrations organised at Salem Junction.

HIghlighting the achievement of the division in augmenting railway service by introducing new train and also additional coaches, Rao said that
the division has also taken a number of steps to provide more and better passenger amenities.

A total of 109 criminals who have committed crimes against the passengers were apprehended and valuables worth Rs. 5.40 lakhs recovered.

Similarly 48 criminals for stealing Railway property were arrested and property worth Rs.2.64 lakh recovered, he said.

A total of 5,195 persons were prosecuted under various provisions of Railways acts and fine of Rs. 8.29 lakhs realised and in anti-tout drive, 55
unauthorised travel agents were arrested and tickets work Rs.22.64 lakh seized.

Rao also said that Indian Railways has recorded zero passenger deaths in 2019, making the year as the safest year in Indian Railway’s history. This
historical milestone could be achieved with the sincere and dedicated hard work of Railway employees, for which, he congratulate each employee of Southern Railway. 

Coimbatore: Salem Railway Division  gross earnings stood at Rs.655.87 crore, a  25 per cent  higher than the last year earnings Rs. 526.42
crore during the April-December of the financial year 2019-20.

The passenger earnings increased by 4.61  per cent and freight earnings increased by 166.64 and loaded 2.03 tonnes of different types of commodities to various destinations across the country surpassing the target of 1.45 tonnes, during the period, Divisional Railway Manager, U Subba Rao said at the 71st Republic Day celebrations organised at Salem Junction.

HIghlighting the achievement of the division in augmenting railway service by introducing new train and also additional coaches, Rao said that
the division has also taken a number of steps to provide more and better passenger amenities.

A total of 109 criminals who have committed crimes against the passengers were apprehended and valuables worth Rs. 5.40 lakhs recovered.

Similarly 48 criminals for stealing Railway property were arrested and property worth Rs.2.64 lakh recovered, he said.

A total of 5,195 persons were prosecuted under various provisions of Railways acts and fine of Rs. 8.29 lakhs realised and in anti-tout drive, 55
unauthorised travel agents were arrested and tickets work Rs.22.64 lakh seized.

Rao also said that Indian Railways has recorded zero passenger deaths in 2019, making the year as the safest year in Indian Railway’s history. This
historical milestone could be achieved with the sincere and dedicated hard work of Railway employees, for which, he congratulate each employee of Southern Railway. 

Republic Day celebrated with grand fervour at VOC Grounds, Coimbatore

Coimbatore : The district collector, K Rajamani today unfurled the Tricolor to mark the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the district.

After taking salute from Police, Fire and Rescue Services and Armed Reserve, Rajamani also distributed welfare schemes.
   
He distributed rs.29.40 lakh to eight women SHG, Rs.20.55 lakhs to 55 persons under District Central Cooperative Bank, Rs.75,000 to the families of those died during dutyto 11 persons under Labour welfare scheme, Rs.2.40 crore to two set up textile mill and spare parts manufacturing unit. 

In total, welfare schemes worth Rs 3.32 crore were given to 158 beneficiaries at the function.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Vice Chancellor, Dr N Kumar unfurled the
National flag at the varsity campus.

Republic Day is an occasion to celebrate the spirit of being an Indian. India being an agrarian based country, the role of farmers, farm scientists, farm education specialist besides policy makers is of paramount importance, he said.

Tamil Nadu agriculture contributes nearly 19 per cent of GDP, than other states, aiming to increase 170 lakh tonnes of food grain, 5 lakh bales of cotton, 545 lakh tonnes of sugarcane, 17 lakh tonnes of oilseeds.Scientific technologies and strong extension support empower our farmers for better living, Kumar said.

The triclour was also unfurled at Isha Yoga Center at the 112 feet tall Adiyogi.

A message from Isha Founder Sadhguru was read out to the attendees. 

“A nation is not an absolute. But without a national entity, there is no way to take
a mass of people ahead. Unfortunately, in our country, after this many years of independence, still, nearly 400 million people are severely
malnourished. Our country’s soil is depleting, water resources are depleting and there are many other  issues which are of great human concern. It is important that every citizen of our  beloved Bharat must stand up to see how all of us can participate in being a solution  for these enormous problems. 

Coimbatore : The district collector, K Rajamani today unfurled the Tricolor to mark the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the district.

After taking salute from Police, Fire and Rescue Services and Armed Reserve, Rajamani also distributed welfare schemes.
   
He distributed rs.29.40 lakh to eight women SHG, Rs.20.55 lakhs to 55 persons under District Central Cooperative Bank, Rs.75,000 to the families of those died during dutyto 11 persons under Labour welfare scheme, Rs.2.40 crore to two set up textile mill and spare parts manufacturing unit. 

In total, welfare schemes worth Rs 3.32 crore were given to 158 beneficiaries at the function.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Vice Chancellor, Dr N Kumar unfurled the
National flag at the varsity campus.

Republic Day is an occasion to celebrate the spirit of being an Indian. India being an agrarian based country, the role of farmers, farm scientists, farm education specialist besides policy makers is of paramount importance, he said.

Tamil Nadu agriculture contributes nearly 19 per cent of GDP, than other states, aiming to increase 170 lakh tonnes of food grain, 5 lakh bales of cotton, 545 lakh tonnes of sugarcane, 17 lakh tonnes of oilseeds.Scientific technologies and strong extension support empower our farmers for better living, Kumar said.

The triclour was also unfurled at Isha Yoga Center at the 112 feet tall Adiyogi.

A message from Isha Founder Sadhguru was read out to the attendees. 

“A nation is not an absolute. But without a national entity, there is no way to take
a mass of people ahead. Unfortunately, in our country, after this many years of independence, still, nearly 400 million people are severely
malnourished. Our country’s soil is depleting, water resources are depleting and there are many other  issues which are of great human concern. It is important that every citizen of our  beloved Bharat must stand up to see how all of us can participate in being a solution  for these enormous problems. 

Poultry Federation of India Joins the ‘Right To Protein’ Initiative

Business Wire India

Poultry Federation of India partners with Right To Protein, a public initiative to increase awareness about adequate consumption of protein in daily Indian diets. On the 71st Republic Day, this association will further help Right To Protein to champion the cause to make right to adequate nutrition through protein sufficiency as a foundational and basic right of the citizens of the Indian republic. It is a crucial step to fight all evils of the society and the lack of adequate protein is a major cause of malnourishment and under-growth amongst all children, women, elderly as well as burgeoning youth population at large.

The long-term goal of this partnership between Poultry Federation of India and Right To Protein is to drive national consciousness towards complete nutrition by making Indian households more aware of their daily protein requirements and encourage them to consume the required amount for overall improved health.
 
On this important development, President of the Poultry Federation of India, Mr. Ramesh Khatri, said, “As an important voice for the poultry industry, one of our key objectives is to create awareness regarding the importance and urgency of adequate protein awareness and consumption in our highly protein deficient country. After learning about the Right To Protein initiative, we realized that our goals are similar, and it is a great opportunity to collectively further the cause of protein awareness.”
 
“We are confident that the Right To Protein initiative can create a significant impact across regions and demographics in India, by educating people and encouraging them to monitor their daily protein intake using their Protein-O-Meter tool and also maintain a fine balance of nutrition by following the Protein Index guide,” added Mr. Khatri.
 
The Protein-O-Meter tool freely accessible on www.righttoprotein.com, calculates one’s daily protein requirement basis basic individual information such as body profile, type of lifestyle and meals consumed at different times during the day. Apart from information on one’s possible protein gap, the platform also provides information on protein-rich foods, healthy habits, tips and busting myths about protein. 
 
The Right To Protein initiative aims to create a vibrant ecosystem of like-minded citizens that will not only sensitize each other about the importance of protein in an Indian diet, but will also further the country’s public health agenda in-line with Government of India’s campaigns such as Eat Right India. Regular information regarding protein, is shared through www.righttoprotein.com. Institutions can help by associating with the Right To Protein as a supporter to the cause. This includes organizations, government agencies, educational and research organizations that are directly operating in the human food and animal feed industry. Anyone can join the initiative using #RightToProtein on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
Source: Businesswire

Former AIADMK MP arrested in Coimbatore, remanded to judicial custody till Feb 7

Coimbatore : Former AIADMK MP K.C. Palanisamy was arrested in the early hours of Saturday from his residence in the city on charges of operating a website in the name of the party and also misusing the party symbol Two Leave and remanded to judicial custody till February 7.

The arrest follows a complaint by Muthugoundenpudur Village panchayat president P Kandavel that Palanisamy was participating in party function despite being expelled from AIADMK and also running a website and misusing
two leaves symbol for his personal benefit, thus confusing party cadres, police said.

Palanisamy was booked under IT Act and also 10 IPC sections including 417 to 419, 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) and 482 (Punishment for
using a false property mark) and was taken to Sulur police station for interrogation, they said.

Palanisamy, who represented Tiruchengodu constituency in Lok Sabha in 1989, while being taken to the station, claimed that it was a ‘fake
complaint,’ even as press persons were not not allowed to further speak to him.

Palaniswamy was expelled from the party in 2018 for stating that the party could support the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led
government if the Cauvery Management Board was not set up. He had also filed a case in High Court, Delhi seeking to hold elections for the post of General Secretary of AIADMK.

After interrogation for more than 10 hours, he was taken to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital for medical checkup and produced at the house of Sulur Judicial Magistrate, C Vediyappan in the city around 6 PM who in turn remanded him to judicial custody till Febaruary 7.

Coimbatore : Former AIADMK MP K.C. Palanisamy was arrested in the early hours of Saturday from his residence in the city on charges of operating a website in the name of the party and also misusing the party symbol Two Leave and remanded to judicial custody till February 7.

The arrest follows a complaint by Muthugoundenpudur Village panchayat president P Kandavel that Palanisamy was participating in party function despite being expelled from AIADMK and also running a website and misusing
two leaves symbol for his personal benefit, thus confusing party cadres, police said.

Palanisamy was booked under IT Act and also 10 IPC sections including 417 to 419, 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) and 482 (Punishment for
using a false property mark) and was taken to Sulur police station for interrogation, they said.

Palanisamy, who represented Tiruchengodu constituency in Lok Sabha in 1989, while being taken to the station, claimed that it was a ‘fake
complaint,’ even as press persons were not not allowed to further speak to him.

Palaniswamy was expelled from the party in 2018 for stating that the party could support the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led
government if the Cauvery Management Board was not set up. He had also filed a case in High Court, Delhi seeking to hold elections for the post of General Secretary of AIADMK.

After interrogation for more than 10 hours, he was taken to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital for medical checkup and produced at the house of Sulur Judicial Magistrate, C Vediyappan in the city around 6 PM who in turn remanded him to judicial custody till Febaruary 7.

Major fire averted at TNSTC workshop in Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Jan 25 : A major fire accident was averted at the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation workshop on Mettupalayam Road here by the timely arrival and putting of fire by the Fire and Rescue Services personnel.

According to police, a thick smoke was noticed in a bus parked for repair at the workshop this morning and an alert worker immediately informed the colleagues and also to the Fire and Rescue services.

The fire personnel rushed immediately arrived at the scene and managed to douse the fire, which would have spread to other 100 buses parked in the workshop.

Coimbatore, Jan 25 : A major fire accident was averted at the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation workshop on Mettupalayam Road here by the timely arrival and putting of fire by the Fire and Rescue Services personnel.

According to police, a thick smoke was noticed in a bus parked for repair at the workshop this morning and an alert worker immediately informed the colleagues and also to the Fire and Rescue services.

The fire personnel rushed immediately arrived at the scene and managed to douse the fire, which would have spread to other 100 buses parked in the workshop.

Fans association seeks action against two Dravidian organisations in Coimbatore

Rajanikanth Makkal Manram (Rajnikanth Fans Association) Saturday demanded action against two Dravidian organisations for issuing threat to the life of Super Star Rajanikanth in the wake of his remarks on E V Ramaswamy Periyar during the golden jubilee function of Thuglak recently.

In a petition submitted to the office of city police commissioner, the association claimed that the activists of Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam and Dravida Kazhagam had threatened that ‘ Rajanikanth will not be alive’ if he failed to apologise for the remarks, during their agitations.

Besides the activists also threatened not not to allow Rajanikanth to participate in the shooting of film any where in the State, the association said.

Citing these reasons, the association sought stringent action against those threatened their superstar and also action against a website, which was spreading unwanted things about Rajanikanth.

Coimbatore : Rajanikanth Makkal Manram (Rajnikanth Fans Association) Saturday demanded action against two Dravidian organisations for issuing threat to the life of Super Star Rajanikanth in the wake of his remarks on E V Ramaswamy Periyar during the golden jubilee function of Thuglak recently.

In a petition submitted to the office of city police commissioner, the association claimed that the activists of Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam and Dravida Kazhagam had threatened that ‘ Rajanikanth will not be alive’ if he failed to apologise for the remarks, during their agitations.

Besides the activists also threatened not not to allow Rajanikanth to participate in the shooting of film any where in the State, the association said.

Citing these reasons, the association sought stringent action against those threatened their superstar and also action against a website, which was spreading unwanted things about Rajanikanth.

Two day Indo-Israel conference on sustainable cities in Coimbatore

An International Joint Conference on ‘sustainable cities’ is being held in participation of four educational institutions–two from the city and two from Israel, on January 28, to promote Indo-Israel research partnership between the institutions.

The main objective of the two day conference was to bring in the best of Israel’s sustainable cities technologies to India and identify research opportunities that localizes the research and males it relevant to Indian stakeholders, Ravi Kandasamy of Kumaraguru College of Technology, one of the institutions participating in the event, told reporters here Saturday.

Other institutions participating in the conference are Tel Aviv University and Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Centre both of Israel and PSG College of Technology, here, he said.

A total of 15 Israeli delegates from two institutions will be attending the conference and hold scientific discussions on several topics, he said.

There will be two workshops for general public on Israeli innovation for Indian agriculture and Waste water management and reuse for global water scarcity, in which about 250 high tech farmers from this region, NGO, agro researchers are expected to attend, Ravi Kandasamy said.

Consul General of Israel for South India, Dana Kursh will be the chief guest at the conference.

Coimbatore : An International Joint Conference on ‘sustainable cities’ is being held in participation of four educational institutions–two from the city and two from Israel, on January 28, to promote Indo-Israel research partnership between the institutions.

The main objective of the two day conference was to bring in the best of Israel’s sustainable cities technologies to India and identify research opportunities that localizes the research and males it relevant to Indian stakeholders, Ravi Kandasamy of Kumaraguru College of Technology, one of the institutions participating in the event, told reporters here Saturday.

Other institutions participating in the conference are Tel Aviv University and Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Centre both of Israel and PSG College of Technology, here, he said.

A total of 15 Israeli delegates from two institutions will be attending the conference and hold scientific discussions on several topics, he said.

There will be two workshops for general public on Israeli innovation for Indian agriculture and Waste water management and reuse for global water scarcity, in which about 250 high tech farmers from this region, NGO, agro researchers are expected to attend, Ravi Kandasamy said.

Consul General of Israel for South India, Dana Kursh will be the chief guest at the conference.

CMA awareness programme for students and teachers held in Coimbatore

The local chapter of Institute of Cost Accountants of India, (ICAI) has organised “CMA Awareness Program” for the Higher Secondary School – Commerce Stream Teachers of Coimbatore District.

Chairman of Coimbatore Chapter K.Ravindran gave details the Chapter and its support to the students for registration to the course and coaching the students for Foundation, Intermediate and Final Examination of the Institute.

It is a pride that Coimbatore Chapter is facilitiating the CMA students of Kongu Region for more than 51 years and the past students of the Chapter are in various senior management positions across the country and abroad he told the function held yesterday.

Arup Sankar Bagchi, Senior Director of the Institute at Kolkata presented the contents of the CMA course and the scope for CMA professionals across various sections.

Padmanabhan, Central Council Member of the Institute emphasised the role of teachers who are looked upon as Advisers by the students to guide the students select an appropriate course after their higher secondary education.

Coimbatore : The local chapter of Institute of Cost Accountants of India, (ICAI) has organised “CMA Awareness Program” for the Higher Secondary School – Commerce Stream Teachers of Coimbatore District.

Chairman of Coimbatore Chapter K.Ravindran gave details the Chapter and its support to the students for registration to the course and coaching the students for Foundation, Intermediate and Final Examination of the Institute.

It is a pride that Coimbatore Chapter is facilitiating the CMA students of Kongu Region for more than 51 years and the past students of the Chapter are in various senior management positions across the country and abroad he told the function held yesterday.

Arup Sankar Bagchi, Senior Director of the Institute at Kolkata presented the contents of the CMA course and the scope for CMA professionals across various sections.

Padmanabhan, Central Council Member of the Institute emphasised the role of teachers who are looked upon as Advisers by the students to guide the students select an appropriate course after their higher secondary education.

Rajini Makkal Mandram file petition on DK cadres

Rajinikanth Makkal Mandram file petition seeking action against the Dravidar Kazhagam cadres for unleashing life threat to Actor Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth Makkal Mandram file petition seeking action against the Dravidar Kazhagam cadres for unleashing life threat to Actor Rajinikanth.