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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
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  • 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


15 hospitalised for viral fever

Covai Post Network

At least 15 persons from Chidambaranathapuram and Karupputticherry in Thirupananthal union in Thanjavur district have been admitted to Government Hospital in Kumbakonam following viral fever, triggering panic among the villagers.

Sources said that four children namely Shalini (9), Shanmugarajan (10), Sebastin Raj (5) and Sivadarshini (9), all hailing from Chidambaranathapuram village, were suffering from viral fever and were treated at the primary health centre at Kattur village for the last one week. As they did not show any sign of improvement, they were admitted to the Government Hospital in Kumbakonam.

Likewise, Sangeetha (28), resident of Karupputticherry village, and her two sons Gopalakrishnan (8) and Balakrishnan (2) , all affected with viral fever, were admitted to the same hospital today.

District Collector A. Annadurai visited Chidambaranathapuram village and ordered the health department officials to take all precautionary measures in the affected villages. “The situation is not so alarming. A medical team has rushed to the village. Doctors have been instructed to screen all the villagers for viral fever and to give nilavembu drinks to all of them as precautionary measure. Blood samples of those running viral fever have been sent for clinical analysis,” Annadurai said.