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Yercaud Kurinchi Garden in 4 months

The Kurinchi Genetic Garden coming up at Yercaud in Salem district will be ready in four months. Chief minister M Karunanidhi unveiled the foundation stone for the garden through video conferencing from Chennai on Sunday. The garden is part of a Rs 32 crore project to set up five genetic garden across the state, representing […]


Tourism Photo Exhibition in Salem

A photo exhibition was organised at Government Museum to mark World Tourism Day here on Monday. The special exhibition showcased important tourism centres in Tamil Nadu. Curator J. Mullai Arasu said that the exhibition would be held till September 30. Selvamaligai S. Manickam presided over the inaugural function in which N. Asoka (Rotary District Governor […]


Yercaud Botanical Garden Foundation Laid

Efforts will be made to form a separate Horticultural University in the State, said Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam. Laying foundation stone for the Rs. 11.26-crore 40-acre botanical garden at the hill station on Wednesday, the Minister, responding to appeals that a separate university for horticulture should be formed, said that he would discuss the […]


Yercaud Botanical Garden Foundation Stone to be Laid on Sept 22

The foundation stone for Botanical Garden will be laid at Yercaud on September 22. A press release says that Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S.Arumugam will lay the foundation stone. Principal Secretary P Rammohan Rao and other senior officials will participate. The special job fair for the differently-abled scheduled to be held on September 24 here at […]


Risky Boat Ride on Poolampatti

Despite repeated reminders that boat passengers should wear life jackets, safety takes a back seat in mechanised boats that travel across the River Cauvery, between Poolampatti and Nerinjipettai. – Photo: P. Goutham The daily boat ride across River Cauvery in picturesque Poolampatti in Salem district throws safety to the winds. These rides have never conformed […]


Kumaragiri Temple road to be Tar Topped

The mud road leading to Sri Kumaragiri Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple on Kumaragiri Hills, will be tar-topped for the benefit of devotees and tourists. Devotees and members of the Temple’s Trustees’ Board under the guidance of its Chairman A.A. Arumugam contributed Rs. 28.27 lakhs while government through Salem Corporation contributed Rs. 56.63 lakhs under the ‘Namakkau […]


Salem ISKCON’s ‘Rath Yatra’

— Photo: P. Goutham The ISKCON organised Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra in Salem on Tuesday. The Salem unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) organised a ‘Rath Yatra’ of Puri’s Lord Jagannath here for the first time on Tuesday. The colourfully decorated car carrying Lord Jagannath with Lord Baldeva and goddess Subhadra was […]


ISKCON Rath Yatra in Salem City

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will celebrate Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra on July 13 in Salem. A press release says that to create awareness among the public, the Rath Yatra is being celebrated. Police Commissioner Sunil Kumar Singh will flag off the yatra. The ISKCON is also planning a series of programmes on that […]


Treasure Trove of Sculptures and Paintings – Salem Ayodhyapattinam Temple

A view of Sri Kothanda Ramasamy temple in Ayothiapattinam near Salem. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan The architecturally-rich temple of Sri Kothandaramaswamy at Ayothiapattinam, near Salem has been taken up for renovation. The temple, built during the Nayak dynasty and maintained by the Hindu and Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR and CE) Board of the Tamil […]

Share – World Environment Day 2010 Special Coverage

Every year 5th June is being celebrated as World Environment Day. On this day the environmentalist all over the world will arrange special programs at their surroundings. Likewise Salem also hosted some events conducted during this day by various forums.  Like, Planting saplings at Govt Mens Arts College by Isha Foundation, Distributing free saplings by […]