Coir course

Applications are invited for a coir artisan’s training course offered by the Coir Board. The six- month course will begin on July 1 at the Coir Board, Regional Extension Centre, Pillaiyarpatti near Thanjavur. A stipend of ₹3, 000 per month will be offered. The last date for submitting the application for this course, open to those aged 18 to 45, will be June 21. Further details can be had from the Regional Extension Centre in person or through phone number 04362 264655, according to a press release.

Woman arrested for stealing jewels

Kumbakonam Taluk police have arrested a woman on charges of stealing jewels from the clinic where she served as a maid. The medical practitioner who runs the clinic, Selvaraj, 69, of Ammachatram on the outskirts of Kumbakonam, had left for Canada on March 17. He had kept 100 sovereigns of gold jewellery in a locked drawer of a desk in his clinic. On his return from Canada on May 22, he found the drawer lock broken open and the jewels missing. The maid, Geetha, 35, of Ko.Si. Mani Nagar, South Mandapam, Kumbakonam, pleaded innocence. Subsequently, he lodged a complaint with the police and on interrogation Geetha confessed to the crime and 65 sovereigns of jewellery were recovered from her. She was arrested and remanded in judicial custody.

Change password for BSNL landline service

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has directed its landline subscribers to change their passwords so as to lock and unlock the additional services they have availed since it has adopted NGN technology. Due to the switchover, the password has been set as `0000’ for all subscribers of broadband and ordinary landline subscribers. To change the password, the subscribers should dial 1230000 followed by ‘abcd,’ the password of their choice. Subsequently, they could use the new password to lock or unlock the STD/ISD and other services by dialling 124abcd1 to lock STD/ISD facility; 124abcd4 to lock all facilities; 124abcd3 to unlock STD facility and 124abcd0 to unlock ISD service. Further, `Bharat Fibre,’ high-speed optical fibre-based internet service is offered wherein subscribers could avail unlimited calls, video conferencing, online classes and other facilities depending on their requirement.

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