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Sankara Nethralaya to hold free eye camp in Chennai

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CHENNAI: Sankara Nethralaya will hold a free eye camp in Chennai on November 15 as part of its World Diabetes Day events.

The World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14.

The camp will be held at Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya in R A Puram from 8am.

Anybody can walk in to the camp and undergo free eye screening in terms of visual assessment, eye pressure checkup, retinal imaging and counselling on diabetic retinopathy.

The hospital will also organize an awareness talk by diabetologist Dr A Pannerselvam.

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TN rain deaths: PMK demands Rs 10 lakh compensation to kin of four youngsters in Dharmapuri

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CHENNAI: PMK youth wing leader and Dharmapuri MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday demanded that the Tamil Nadu government grant a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of four youngsters who died in rain-related incidents in the district this week.

In a statement, Anbumani said three youngsters — Gokul, Sakthivel and Praveen — of Irulapatti Beerangi village near Harur taluk in Dharmapuri drowned in stagnant water.

He alleged that the place had been dug up to build a public toilet, and this caused the water to stagnate.

In a separate incident, Satheesh of Allapuram Pudur, a Class 12 student, had been electrocuted, he said.

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Southern Railway to run Chennai-Patna special train

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CHENNAI: Southern Railway will operate a special train from Chennai to Patna for the benefit of people who travel to their native places to celebrate Chhat Pooja.

No 06129 Chennai Central-Patna special train will leave Chennai Central at 11pm on November 14 and reach Patna at 3.15pm on November 16.

The train will have 10 sleeper class, five general second class and two luggage-cum-brake van coaches. It will stop at Gudur, Vijayawada, Warangal, Ballarshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Pipariya, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Chheoki, Mirzapur, Mugalsarai, Buxar and Ara.

Advance reservation for the train is open.

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