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17 Aug 2018, Edition - 1130, Friday

FLASH NEWS:

  • PM Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah walk alongside the hearse carrying the mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s mortal remains being taken from BJP headquarters to the Smriti Sthal
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral will take place at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal at 4 pm
  • PM Modi will visit Kerala to review the flood situation in the state today
  • Kerala floods have taken 97 lives so far, 26 deaths reported on Thursday alone
  • A delegation from Islamabad will attend the funeral of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Atal was more than a colleague, he was my closest friend for 65 years: LK Advani
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan chairs meet with navy and air force over flood situation
  • Between 5,700 and 10,000 Catholic priests have been accused of sexual abuse in the United States
  • People flock on the streets as former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s mortal remains are being taken to BJP HQ

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The Coimbatore Marathon aims at bringing together people from various walks of life from across the country to spread awareness and support those who are fighting cancer. The Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) that operates out of G Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore has joined hands with Coimbatore Runners to organize The Coimbatore Marathon.

The Coimbatore Marathon is hosted on the 1st Sunday ever October. October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CCF aims to make the Coimbatore Marathon a permanent fixture in the running calendar of the country. This year, CCF has teamed up with Coimbatore Runners and Show Space to organize the Coimbatore Marathon.

Coimbatore Cancer Foundation was conceived by Padmabhushan Shri. K. Sreenivasan, who was himself a cancer patient. The Foundation was and established on 4 March, 1991 and currently functions as a registered charitable trust and a research institution providing Counseling and Cancer Care Support to patients and their family members in the cancer wards (VNCC) of G Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today (31 August) is the last day to register for The Coimbatore Marathon that is scheduled to take place on 4 October. Those interested in participating in this event can log on to the website www.coimbatoremarathon.com and register for the race categories by paying the stipulated registration fees. There is the 21.1 km half marathon, 10 km run and the 5 k walk that you can register for. There are separate categories for men and women and attractive cash prizes will be given to the winners in each category.

All registered participants will receive a certificate and a t shirt. Medals will be given away to winners in each category. Plus, on the day of the Marathon, breakfast will be served to all participants.

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