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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • The eminent CEO panelists gathered to discuss the growing power of digital economy at the Innovation Summit.
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  • Panjim: Massive protest by mining workers, after SC ordered ban on mining activity, mine workers go on a strike
  • Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election, receiving 76.67% of the vote
  • Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reacts on his & Kejriwal’s apology to Nitin Gadkari & Kapil Sibal
  • Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to discuss Third Front
  • Faced with defamation suits, Arvind Kejriwal Delhi CM now apologises to Gadkari
  • A day after Pakistan killed 5 innocent Indians, J&K CM pushes for talks with Pakistan


Bid to burn VCK chief’s effigy: Over 100 arrested

Covai Post Network

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About 120 activists belonging to fringe Hindu outfits were arrested in the city and Tirupur, while attempting to burn the effigy of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader, Thol. Thirumavalavan for his alleged remarks for demolishing temples.

According to police, 16 activists of Bharat Sena were arrested here when they came with an effigy and attempted to burn it. However, police prevented it. Some of them managed to tear a photograph of Thirumavalavan, they said.

Nearly 100 workers or Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam were arrested, when they attempted to burn the effigy in Tirupur.

Meanwhile, in a statement E.R. Eswaran of Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi expressed anguish over Thirumavalaan’s remarks at a public meeting in Chennai on December 6 that Buddha Vihar should be built after demolishing temples. He said leaders should avoid using and criticising caste, religion or places of worship for getting political mileage.