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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


  • The Congress and other political parties have been alleging that EVMs tampered during polls and demanding reintroduction of the ballot paper system of voting.
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  • Mohammed Shami issues clarification on wife’s ‘rape’ allegations
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  • 43-year-old Tara had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.
  • Delhi: NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) busts big drug racket.
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  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


85-year-old woman killed by elephant near Periyanaickenpalayam

Covai Post Network

An 85-year-old woman was killed and another woman sustained serious injuries when they were attacked by a wild elephant near Periyanaickenpalayam on the city outskirts, early today.

On complaints from villagers that three elephants were roaming in the area, forest department officials rushed to the spot and burst crackers to drive the elephants away. Though the elephants moved away, panic remained, forest department sources said.

As one of the elephants moved towards Samichettipalayam, some 30 km from here, Ramathal came in front of it. Holding her by its trunk, the elephant hurled her down, resulting in serious injuries.

As the elephant moved forward, it noticed another woman Thulasiammal (70) in nearby Kasthuripalayam and attacked her.

The villagers took both the women to the Government Hospital here, where Ramathal succumbed to injuries. The three elephants later came to the area and entered a college in Jothipuram, after breaking open the main gate. Efforts are on to guide the animals back to the forest.