R. Ilangovan

SALEM: Distressing internecine activities and haunting power cuts are the primary factors that inflicted a string of defeats on Congress in this highly industrialised region of western Tamil Nadu, barring the hill constituency of Nilgiris.

Saving energy: A member of Annai Charitable Trust demonstrating the use solar-powered appliances to children at the Nesakarangal Home in Salem.

SALEM: Annai Charitable Trust of India, a Salem-based non-governmental organisation, conducted an awareness programme on solar-powered appliances for children at Nesakkarangal, a home for the deserted.

Mahyco pays Mahyco was made to pay Rs 2 crore to farmers as compensation following complaints of Bt cotton crop failure in Dharmapuri and Salem districts in Tamil Nadu. At least 4,000 farmers were