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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


7 injured in group clash

Covai Post Network

Seven persons including a 15-year-old boy were injured following a group clash during a temple festival near Kapisthalam in Thanjavur district.

According to sources, a group of localites started shouting, disturbing others, during a special pooja, in view of Aavani Sunday, at the Mariamman temple at Manalur village yesterday. Some devotees objected to it. Subsequently, a quarrel broke out and it later ended in a clash. Both groups resorted to stone-pelting in which seven persons were injured.

Of them, Ramachandran (40) was admitted to the Medical College Hospital in Thanjavur, while six others – Sundarrajan (50), Sakthivel (15), Marimuthu (38), Angamuthu (70), Murugesan (40) and Parthiban (22) were admitted to the Government Hospital in Ayyampettai.

On information, Superintendent of Police J. Mahesh rushed to the spot and held talks with the two groups and restored normalcy. A large posse of police has been deployed to prevent any untoward incidents.