• Fri, Jun 22, 2018
  • Struggling for manpower, ‘European’ bakeries provide bread, butter to textile city

    Updated: Jun, 22, 201807:11 AM

    Mills, foundries, big and small engineering units – these dot most parts of the map of Coimbatore. There is one aesthetic attraction as well. It’s neither the climate nor the green cover but the...
    Struggling for manpower, ‘European’ bakeries provide bread, butter to textile city
    Found in every nook and corner of the city, the concept of small-scale bakeries was introduced to the city of textiles during the colonial rule.“When the Europeans came to Coimbatore around a century ago, looking for possible trade avenues and to develop tea plantations in Ooty and Anaimalai hills they introduced the concept of bakeries. Breads and cakes, mostly sold at the bakeries, were the staple food of the Europeans. They trained the locals to prepare the baked items according to their requirements. Over a period of time, the locals too developed a liking towards these baked food items,” said historian Rajesh Govindarajalu.Gradually, the bakery business boomed, thanks to the presence of hundreds of textile mills in Coimbatore. “Those who entered the bakery business found places close to mills as potential spots. Since the mills were...
  • HR-CE official gets advance bail in idol case HR-CE official gets advance bail in idol case
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201807:04 AM

    The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, on Thursday, issued an anticipatory bail to the former commissioner of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments(HR&CE) department, in the Palani idol...

  • Case filed against CPI-M Thoothukudi Secretary quashed Case filed against CPI-M Thoothukudi Secretary quashed
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201807:01 AM

    The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, on Thursday, had directed the Thoothukudi Police to quash the case booked against CPI(M) Thoothukudi District Secretary, Arjunan, in connection with a public...

  • Fans b’day messages speak of Vijay’s
political ambitions Fans b’day messages speak of Vijay’s political ambitions
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201807:00 AM

    After the political entry of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, actor Vijay’s fans utilised his 44th birthday on Friday to send a political message that they are gearing up to play a role in future...

  • India a front runner in solar energy production: Governor India a front runner in solar energy production: Governor
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:59 AM

    Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said that the demand for electricity is growing at the same rate as in France or Germany as millions of people obtain fresh access to power or increase their...

  • Remove encroachments from Sathy Forest, PWD and Forest department told Remove encroachments from Sathy Forest, PWD and Forest department told
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:52 AM

    Slamming PWD and forest officials for allowing encroachers to install solar powered fence in the reserve forest land and water catchment areas in the Sathyamangalam forest spread across Erode and...

  • Cautious Congress strengthens ties with small parties Cautious Congress strengthens ties with small parties
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:30 AM

    The simmering discontent between DMK and Congress has slowly started rearing its ugly face in the state. The rendezvous between Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Haasan and the Gandhis in New Delhi was...

  • Tiruvannamalai administration begins
ground work for green corridor Tiruvannamalai administration begins ground work for green corridor
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:30 AM

    The Tiruvannamalai district administration has taken the portion of the Chennai-Salem green corridor to the next step in its jurisdiction by designing layouts and calculating road estimates.

  • Missing girl returns as kin besiege MLA Missing girl returns as kin besiege MLA
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:29 AM

    A class 9 girl, who was allegedly kidnapped by a 27-year-old youth, was rescued after her relatives besieged Manachannalur MLA Parameshwari’s house on Wednesday night.

  • Mettur dam level to rise as Karnataka steps up discharge Mettur dam level to rise as Karnataka steps up discharge
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:27 AM

    The Stanley reservoir in Mettur has registered a significant rise in the last one week as the storage surged up by 10 feet and crossed the 50-feet mark as on Thursday in the wake of increased inflow...