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Republic Day Celebrations in Salem

Discussion: Collector J. Chandrakumar (left) at a Gram Sabha meeting at Amani Kondalampatti village, near Salem, on Wednesday. — Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan He also accepted the guard of honour given by the district police. He honoured 55 police personnel with Chief Minister’s medals for their services and freedom fighters and gave away certificates and […]

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Republic Day Celebration in Salem Steel Plant

The 62nd Republic Day was celebrated at SAIL, Salem Steel Plant.  At a colourful function held at the plant’s Hill View Stadium, Shri Pankaj Gautam, Executive Director, hoisted the national tricolour and took the salute from the contingent of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Mohan Nagar township security personnel and school children of Sri Vidya […]

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Jallikattu Stopped Near Salem

A bull-taming show in Koolamedu near Attur in Salem district in western Tamil Nadu was stopped and 42 bull tamers were arrested on Tuesday for pelting stones at the police. As the jallikattu got off to a start, a group of 150 youths from neighbouring villages jumped into the bull ring and wanted to tame […]

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Village Near Namakkal not Celebrating Pongal

When Tamil Nadu turns colourful during Pongal season, Singlipatti village and its 300-odd houses in this district look empty and morose.Come the harvest festival, and it has been so for past seven decades — for three generations. Not only are the signs of rituals unseen; even the sidelights like rural sporting events and festivities are […]

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Mega Rangoli for Pongal in Namakkal

Students of Vivekananda College of Arts and Science for Women and Vivekananda College for Women working on the mega rangoli in Namakkal on Wednesday. – Photo: Special Arrangement A group of 20 students from the Tamil, Textiles & Fashion Designing and Costume Design & Fashion Departments of Vivekananda College of Arts and Science for Women […]

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Free Pongal gift packets

Collector J.Chandrakumar has announced that free Pongal gift packets of the State Government will be distributed to all ration card holders in Salem district at fair price shops from January 1 to January 14. A press release from him says that the details have already been displayed at the respective shops and card holders can […]

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NCC Day observed

NCC Day was observed at CSI Matriculation HSS, Fort here on Saturday. DSP Baskaran hoisted the flag on the occasion. NCC Officer P Jegannathan presided over the function that had been organised in order to mark the occasion. Cadets also displayed their drill skills. Rally In addition to this, they later took out a rally […]

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‘Women creating a safe world’ was held in Salem on Saturday

A meeting with the police, judicial officers and representatives from YMCA/ YWCA on ‘Women creating a safe world’ was held in Salem on Saturday The need to create awareness among women on the Domestic Violence Act 2005 was stressed at the meeting on ‘Women Creating Safe World,’ here on Saturday. Organised jointly by YWCA and […]

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Salem Streets Buzzles on Diwali Shopping

People thronging Bazaar streets for Deepavali purchases in Salem on Thursday. – Photo: P.Goutham Shops and other business establishments did brisk business here on Thursday as large crowds of shoppers thronged the Bazaar streets to make last-minute purchases on the eve of Deepavali. With rains bringing respite both for buyers and sellers, the shops were […]

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Salem Day celebrations

Planting of saplings and talks on sustainable environment marked the ‘Salem Day’ celebrations here on Monday. With Mokkeneri Lake as the backdrop, volunteers of various fora, environmentalists, students and activists gathered and observed the ‘Spirit of Salem,’ under which they planted saplings. Bird sanctuary Salem Periyar University Vice-Chancellor Dr. K. Muthuchelian, himself an environmental scientist, […]

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