P S Sundar

Plea to conserve rare Neelagiri Cheruvan on the brink of extinction

Wildlife researcher Dijo Thomas of Kottayam in Kerala now engaged in research in The Nilgiris has called for conserving the ‘Neelagiri Cheruvan’ (popularly called ‘Nai Chiruthai’ in Tamil). 

15 Feb 2022

Nilgiris warming up to receive winter visitors

Visitors from the neighbouring States are allowed into Nilgiris only if they have Covid Negative certificate or proof of double dose vaccination. 

24 Dec 2021

Forest dept on toes after sloth bear rifles house

Principal Secretary in Forest department Supriya Sahu told TNIE that a team headed by forester is keeping a watch to ensure that there is no loss to life or further damage to the property.

20 Dec 2021

Treat us like Agri farmers; give aid, say tea growers of Nilgiris

The prolonged incessant rainfall has affected the harvest of tea in the district. Tea estates suffered a lot due to absenteeism.

04 Dec 2021

Commuters in lurch as NMR train services cancelled frequently

The Salem division of Southern Railway has cancelled the service until further notice due to the frequent downpour and recurrent landslides in the Mettupalayam-Coonoor section.

26 Oct 2021

Two Coonoor youth picked for national athletics camp

Two youngsters from Coonoor have been selected to participate in the athletics national coaching camp organised by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bengaluru.

25 Oct 2021

Nilgiris woos people with gifts for Covid jab

Three of those aged 18 and get their first vaccination at the mega camp will be chosen from a lucky draw and honoured with the Responsible 18 award and a gift voucher worth ₹ 3,000 each.

09 Oct 2021

‘Exorbitant’ fare on Nilgiri Mountain Railway draws flak

“Now, the NMR does not operate ordinary services as it calls almost every service a ‘special train’ and collects such exorbitant fare.

26 Sep 2021

How did Nilgiris achieve 100% first-dose vaccination, ask residents

A section of residents of The Nilgiris is seeking clarity from the Collector as to how the district administration claims to have achieved 100 per cent first dose vaccination in the district.

24 Sep 2021