Gold coin sale at post offices

The Department of Posts will sell gold coins with discount in prices till November 30.

According to a release, the discount starts at five per cent and goes up to seven per cent, depending on the denomination of the coin. Coins are available in

0.5 gm, five gm, eight gm, 10 gm, 20 gm, and 50 gm denominations. The gold coins are sold at Coimbatore Head Post Office, RS Puram Head Post Office and post offices at Podanur, Redfields, NGGO Colony, Ganapathy, Lawley Road, Ramnagar, Coimbatore Central, Sri Ramakrishna Vidhyalaya and Peelamedu.

Philatelic exhibition

The Department of Posts will conduct a district-level philatelic exhibition - Kovaipex 2011- from November 24 at Techno Park, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

The exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to

7 p.m.

All philatelists, students, and children residing in Coimbatore district can participate.

They should apply in a prescribed format available with the prospectus.

The prospectus is priced at Rs. 25 and is available at all Head Post Offices in the district.

The last date for submission of the application is

November 11.

For details, contact: 0422-2382930, 2558534 or 2397310.

Energy theft

Officials of the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation detected energy theft by UAE from a HT connection for construction purpose at Avinashi recently.

The provisional assessment of loss is

Rs. 8.96 lakh.

The consumer came forward to compound the case in lieu of criminal proceedings and remitted Rs. 30,000, according to a release.


Officials of the Bureau of Indian Standards, Coimbatore branch, conducted an enforcement search last month at Peelamedu and seized spuriously ISI marked open well submersible pumps.

A large number of metallic nameplates with spurious

ISI mark, pertaining to a different manufacturer, were seized.

Legal action will be initiated against the manufacturer, according to a release.