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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


Amma Wi-Fi zones soon

Covai Post Network

Fifty places in the State would get ‘Amma Wi-Fi Zone’, while internet facilities would be provided to 50 schools across Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said today.

In a statement here, she recalled a her party’s poll promise, in which it was said that Wi-Fi services would be offered at public places such as bus stands, shopping complexes and parks.

“Fulfilling this, I have ordered to set up Amma Wi-Fi Zone in 50 places to provide free internet. Also, internet facilities will be provided to 50 schools in the first phase. These will be done at a cost of Rs 10 crores,’’ she said, adding that she has also ordered to give Rs 1.50 crore as annual cost.

Following an entrepreneur cell at Tidel Park which was inaugurated by her earlier this year, the Chief Minister has ordered to set up similar facilities in tier two cities. “This year, it will be created at Coimbatore Tidel Park at a cost of Rs 2 crores with a seating capacity of 50. NASSCOM will be a partner in this,’’ the Chief Minister said.

An IT complex of two lakh square feet would come up at ELCOSEZ at Sholinganallur in Chennai, at a cost of Rs 80 crores. She earmarked Rs. 25 crores to set up centres for Aadhar Cards and Rs. one crore for people to avail government schemes through mobile phones, under the AMMA (Assured Multi-Modal Access to e-Services) scheme.

A building for e-governance directorate and Tamil Nadu Cable TV Corporation would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 crores at Kotturpuram.