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24 May 2018, Edition - 1045, Thursday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Power supply of sterlite plant disconnected, T.N govt disconnects power supply, cut due to non compliance of rules
  • Extortion threats to 12 U.P MLAs, demand: Pay up Rs 12 lakh each, Intel agencies begin probe
  • 6 women officers of the Indian Navy, who successfully circumnavigated the globe on INSV Tarini met PM Modi
  • Case has been filed against Kamal Haasan and Vaiko for violating Section 144
  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin

Coimbatore

Saving lives through crowdfunding

Covai Post Network

A city-based youth has had a positive impact on several lives, particularly in the medical and educational fields. This has been through crowdfunding for the last seven years.

Founded in 2010, Milaap.org is goes for online fundraising to ease the lives of thousands in need of a major surgery or educational infrastructure support, company co-founder Anoj Viswanathan told mediapersons here today.

A five-year-old girl with a hole in the heart was brought to a hospital in critical condition and was saved by an immediate surgery. Her parents, who were daily wage workers, were not in a position to foot the Rs 2 lakh bill. They managed to collect about Rs 1.5 lakh with the help of 86 strangers through his online company, he said.

Similarly, Sebastian Selvaraj, a racer from Chennai, sustained serious injuries during the MRFMMSC FMSCI Indian Motorcycle Racing
Championship this year and a crowdfunding campaign for him collected Rs 20 lakh from various racing clubs and groups and individuals. Selvaraj is now on the road to recovery.