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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • Reports have emerged that China has transferred a highly-sensitive missile technology to Pakistan
  • TDP reaches out to TRS, AIADMK, asks for their help in pushing for no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
  • Mallapuram, Kerala: 22 year old stabbed to death by her father on the eve of wedding; family opposed her wedding to the man
  • Kerala Professor Jouhar Munavvir booked over his derogatory remarks against women
  • Social activist Anna Hazare begins hunger strike in the national capital demanding Lokpal and better solution for farmers’ issues
  • Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: 15 year old ends life after police did not act seriously on her complaint about harassment by 5 men.
  • Bolt and Dortmund are both sponsored by Puma and the event was hence considered more of a publicity stunt
  • CM Naidu speaks to his MPs, tells TDP MPs to ‘keep fighting, don’t stop till A.P gets justice’, TDP keeps up pressure on centre
  • Mohammed Shami cleared by BCCI | Cricketer gets clean chit by Anti-corruption unit
  • Airtel scored the lowest score at 3.2 Mbps in Kanpur, while the lowest score by Idea Cellular was reported to be 2.6 Mbps in Bhiwani


Bid to besiege Karnataka Bank, 51 held

Covai Post Network

Activists of Thamizhaga Makkal Vazhvurimai Kazhagam (TMVK) attempted to besiege the local branch of Karnataka Bank in Thanjavur today condemning the violence and attack on Tamil-speaking people in Karnataka, triggering tension in the area. Fifty-one activists, including eight women, were arrested.

Led by Deputy General Secretary Tamilnesan, the activists came in a procession in a bid to besiege the Karnataka Bank located at Srinivasam Pillai Road when they were arrested.

They urged both the Centre and the Karnataka Government to initiate steps to ensure the safety of Tamils living in Karnataka and their properties. They also urged the Karnataka Government to register case and arrest those were involved in the attacks there. They also demanded adequate compensation to the affected Tamils in Karnataka.