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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • JNU protests turn ugly after police use water cannons to stop protesters
  • RS results starts pouring in, Kumar Ketkar wins from Maharashtra
  • RS polls UPDATE: Anil Baluni wins from Uttarakhand, Saroj Pandey wins from Chattisgarh. Counting resumes in Karnataka
  • Australia has abolished the subclass 457 visa category popular among skilled overseas workers
  • Amid Parliament ruckus, Anna Hazare returns to the National Capital and begins indefinite hunger strike today.
  • In a major setback for the SP-BSP alliance, 3 independent MLAs pledge support to BJP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections
  • 3 independent MLAs pledge support to BJP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections
  • Patna: Denied stretcher, father carries the sick child in arms while kin hold the oxygen cylinder
  • Thane CDR Case: Police to move SC to challenge the Bombay HC order of Rizwan Siddiqui’s release
  • Opposition MLAs create ruckus after 20 AAP MLAs were allowed to sit inside the Delhi Assembly by the Speaker


346 file papers

Covai Post Network

A total of 346 candidates today filed their nominations for 3,209 posts in the local body elections, scheduled for October 17.

So far 528 candidates have filed their nomination in the last three days. For 2,034 village panchayat members across the district, only 298 nominations were received so far, while 126 nominations were filed for 100-ward City Corporation.

Meanwhile, a group of AIADMK workers continued their protest in front of the party headquarters here for not giving tickets to deserving candidates. They blamed the senior leaders indulging in either nepotism or money power.