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Aug 20, 2008

Coimbatore News 19.08.2008

New Born Baby Abandoned:

The Race Course Police are investigating into a case of a new-born male infant abandoned by his mother at the maternity ward of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. According to hospital authorities and police, a pregnant woman identifying herself to be Shanthi (36) of Sulur got admitted to the CMCH a couple of days ago. On Saturday, she is said to have delivered of a male baby. The baby found to be weighing less than 3 kg was kept in the incubator for treatment. On Sunday night, Shanthi went missing. The CMCH authorities informed the police.

Permission sought :
Hindu Makkal Katchi functionaries took the authorities by surprise on Monday when they came to the Collectorate with a Vinayaka idol and a petition reportedly written by Vinayaka seeking the authorities to grant permission for installation of Vinayaka idols at new places. The authorities had already announced that permission would not be granted for installation of idols at new places and the organisers of the Chaturthi celebrations would have to install idols at the places that were permitted during the previous year.

MLA creates flutter :
Pongalur MLA A.S. Mani on Sunday night caused flutter by thronging the Avanashipalayam police station near Palladam and then by driving down to the Collector’s bungalow at Race Course in Coimbatore city for presenting a petition against alleged police excesses. It may be recalled that there were simmering differences over alleged caste-based discrimination in respect of a temple festival at Valuppuramman Temple in Alagumalai near Pongalur. In connection with the brewing tension, the Avanashipalayam police had registered cases against a group of people invoking the provisions of the Protection of Civil Rights Act.


Easwaramoorthy (44) of Ganapathypalayam was summoned to the station for questioning. Stating that Mr. Easwaramoorthy was an ailing person, Mr. Mani resisted the police move. He also accused the police of partisan attitude. He urged the Collector to intervene and said that he would petition the DGP about the highhanded action of the police.

Demonstration :
Students of the Government Law College near Marudhamalai abstained from classes on Monday and staged a demonstration in protest against the granting of permission to a private university at Thanjavur for starting a course in Law. The students had been on an agitation for the last fortnight and renewed their agitation on Monday when the college reopened after three consecutive holidays.

Protest :
A national youth awardee and resident of Uppiliplayam, Lakshmanan (30) on Monday picketed an old-age home for abandoning an old woman who was admitted there. It is learnt that Lakshmanan noticed an aged woman lying in an unconscious state near GV Residency on Sunday. After providing food to her, Mr. Lakshmanan admitted her to an old-age home in Ramanathapuram. After two hours when he went there, the woman was not found there. His efforts to trace her were also in vain. Protesting against the attitude and functioning of the old-age home, Lakshmanan sat in front of it with placards on Monday and then petitioned the Collector.

Road blockade :
Residents of No. 24 Veerapandi Thudialur – Pannimadai areas blocked a government bus by squatting on the road in protest against the erratic functioning of Public Distribution System (PDS) outlet and irregularities. Civil Supplies officials and police and revenue authorities held talks with them and on assurance that steps would be taken to streamline the functioning of the PDS outlet, the agitation was called off.

Hunger strike :
Members of the Kongu Velala Gounder Peravai on Monday staged a fast at Pollachi demanding permission for toddy tapping. The agitators said that toddy tapping would help the farming community and toddy was not harmful as it was in the case of Indian Made Foreign Liquor.Toddy has very little concentration of alcohol.


State president of the Peravai Ramasamy told reporters that the fast was only a first step of the agitation and announced that until government granted permission, the struggle would be stepped up and next course of action would be a fast at Chennai on September 16.

Memorandum submitted :
The employees of the Public Distribution System outlets in and around Pollachi took out a procession and submitted a memorandum to the Pollachi Sub-Collector seeking action against a family card holder Sabapathy for assaulting a PDS outlet staff Krishnaveni (27) of Koilpalayam near Kinathukkadavu. It is learnt that a wordy duel between the two over entries in the family card ended up with the card holder allegedly beating up the shop assistant.

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