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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • J&K minister opposes anti-encroachment drive; J&K minister pelts stones during demolition drive
  • All opportunities being diverted to Gujarat. Nothing is given for Maharashtra by the central govt, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launches a direct hotline to the state CM’s office
  • MNS workers vandalise shops, assault cabs in Vasai area, near Mumbai.
  • After nothing was allocated in the Finance bill, I decided that TDP is not going to be in alliance with the NDA govt: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu
  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the second time in two hours. Will be adjourned till Tuesday.
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s name plate vandalised in Presidency University, Kolkata
  • Supreme Court asks Centre to visit Rohingya refugee camps after lawyer filed PIL alleging human rights violations at the camps.
  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh says there is nothing to fear if non-confidence motion is moved against the government.
  • Morally, BJP govt has failed in fulfilling the promises made to the state of AP, says Congress party’s Renuka Chowdhury


2 held for possessing country-made gun

Covai Post Network

Two persons were arrested today for possessing a country-made gun, reportedly for hunting wild boars in Thondamuthur area on the outskirts.

Police, who were checking vehicles in the early hours today, noticed two motorcycle-borne persons moving in a suspicious manner and intercepted them. On search they found a country gun and took Vadivel and Rajakumar into custody, police said

They reportedly confessed that the gun was purchased from a person some years ago and was used to hunt wild boars for meat. After registering case under Arms Act 1959, the two were arrested, police said.