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21 Mar 2018, Edition - 981, Wednesday


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  • Former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde speaks on Congress’ U-turn on Lingayats
  • Disruption in Lok Sabha leads to the house being adjourned for the day
  • Ceasefire violations at an all-time high as Pak has violated ceasefire 600 times in nearly 2 months


Sanitary pad vending machines installed in CMCH

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: As part of Womens’ Day, two sanitary napkin vending machines and a disposal machine were installed at Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital on Thursday.

Initiated and organised by ‘Tasya’ and Chandran’s Yuva Foundation, it was opened by City Police Commissioner K. Periaiah in the presence of Hospital Dean Dr. Ashokan.

“Tasya is aiming to empower about one crore women by 2020, by installing these machine, as part of the women empowerment programme,” a press release from the NGO said.Similar machines will be installed in public places such as bus stands in Gandhipuram, Singanallur, Ukkadam and Mettupalayam in the district.