Residents of Nallimarathottam, Mookambikai Nagar, Kandasamy Nagar, Karpaga Vinayagar Nagar and those residing on Bharathiar Road on Monday petitioned the District Collector asking him to stop the move to open a liquor outlet in the area.
The road where the Tasmac administration planned to open the outlet was already congested and used by students and women, the petition said.
A family of four on Monday pledged to donate organs.
Facilitated by the ‘Pirarku Udhavu’ organisation, S. Rajagopal, an ex-service man, wife R. Chellammal, daughter R. Poovili and son R. Kovalan said they would like to donate organs to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.
The family members were interested in social service, had participated in many social service activities and the pledge to donation was an extension of that, Mr. Rajagopal said.
‘Act against employer’
Seven employees of a private data entry firm led by a N. Arumugham on Monday sought the district administration’s help in getting their salary dues.
They said that they had worked for Malliga Data Services at Rs. 7,000 a month.
Since March this year the owner of the company, Karthik, had failed to their salary.
After two months of not receiving the salary, they decided to stop work. When they approached Mr. Karthik to demand their dues, he said he would pay only 50 per cent of their salary.
This was unfair, they said and wanted their salary dues to be cleared.
Man demands treatment
Rathinapuri resident P. Lingaraj, 44, on Monday petitioned the district administration saying that he ought to be treated as an in-patient at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.
He said that he had undergone kidney transplant, suffered from diabetes and was getting insulin administered once-in-15 days at the Hospital.
Without giving him the required treatment, a doctor at the Hospital wanted him to present himself at the Hospital on a daily basis for treatment.
Given his physical condition, he could not work, did not have income and suffered a lot.
He also suffered from poor vision and hence it would be impossible for him to go to the Hospital on a daily basis. Plus, he also needed assistance to go to the hospital.
The District Collector should ensure that he received insulin once in 15 days, he said and added that he regretted the doctor’s behaviour.
The police on Sunday arrested 20 people on charge of gambling in raids conducted at Peelamedu, Selvapuram, and Sai Baba Colony.