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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • Reports have emerged that China has transferred a highly-sensitive missile technology to Pakistan
  • TDP reaches out to TRS, AIADMK, asks for their help in pushing for no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
  • Mallapuram, Kerala: 22 year old stabbed to death by her father on the eve of wedding; family opposed her wedding to the man
  • Kerala Professor Jouhar Munavvir booked over his derogatory remarks against women
  • Social activist Anna Hazare begins hunger strike in the national capital demanding Lokpal and better solution for farmers’ issues
  • Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: 15 year old ends life after police did not act seriously on her complaint about harassment by 5 men.
  • Bolt and Dortmund are both sponsored by Puma and the event was hence considered more of a publicity stunt
  • CM Naidu speaks to his MPs, tells TDP MPs to ‘keep fighting, don’t stop till A.P gets justice’, TDP keeps up pressure on centre
  • Mohammed Shami cleared by BCCI | Cricketer gets clean chit by Anti-corruption unit
  • Airtel scored the lowest score at 3.2 Mbps in Kanpur, while the lowest score by Idea Cellular was reported to be 2.6 Mbps in Bhiwani


This post office was a stable for the English a century ago

Covai Post Network

The building housing the Podanur Post Office is more than 134 years old.

Constructed on October 4, 1882 by the British, it was initially used by the Government (read British) employees for taking rest and as a stable for their horses. Later it started functioning as a mail office for exchanging communication (letters) between officials in Udhagamandalam and in Madras Presidency and Kerala.

The Podanur PO, the first and the oldest post office of Coimbatore, was handling letters even to areas such as Sulakkal in Pollachi, Udumalpet and Palladam of Tirupur, Chettipalayam and Vadachithur in the district. It was known for efficiently disbursing pension to more than 700 senior citizens.

Currently the fully computerised post office has more than 15 employees. L Suresh Prabhu, the Post Master told Covai Post, that the PO has eight postmen who deliver letters and mails till Aathupaalam, Sundharapuram, Chettipalayam and Vellore areas.

“Podanur Post Office was the first PO to implement the Project Arrow for the benefit of the public in the year 2009. The same year the post office was computerised,” he said.

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