Coimbatore

Differently abled seeks permission to open petty shop

G. Babu at the Collectorate on Monday.

G. Babu at the Collectorate on Monday.   | Photo Credit: S. Siva Saravanan

A 39-year-old differently abled man has urged the district administration to give permission to open a petty shop in Veera Keralam or Kurumbapalayam, during the weekly grievances redress programme at the Collectorate on Monday.

G. Babu from Linganoor Road here has submitted a petition to Collector T.N. Hariharan in this connection for the second time, as his earlier request to establish a shop at Vadavalli bus stand was turned down.

Babu said that he was living with his parents with a meagre pension of ₹ 1,000 from the department of differently-abled welfare.

Compensation sought

Family members of conservancy worker B. Mehendran (35) of CMC Colony in Kamarajapuram, who died while cleaning sceptic tank last month, urged the government to give ₹ 10 lakh as compensation as per the direction of the Supreme Court.

M. Karthika, wife of the deceased, and her relatives came blind folded and submitted a petition to the Collector.

‘Revoke ban’

The Sakthisena Hindu Makkal Iyakkam has urged the government to revoke the ban on lighting traditional earthen lamps in temples by devotees.

In a petition submitted, the outfit also urged to take severe action against those responsible for sexually abusing children.

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