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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


BJP leaders detained for protests over killing of Hindu Munani leader

Covai Post Network

BJP continued to mount pressure on Tamil Nadu government with protests against the killing of Hindu Munnani leader C Sasikumar in Coimbatore earlier this month. On Wednesday, the protests were led by TN BJP unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan and senior leader H Raja. They wanted to start the protests at Valluvar Kottam but were not given permission.

The venue then shifted to near Rajarathinam grounds in Egmore. Here too the police refused to allow the protests, which led to a wordy duel between the BJP cadres and the police. The police maintained that the BJP leaders had no permission to hold protests, but in the mele traffic on this busy road came to a halt. Police put up barricades to prevent the protesters from moving ahead.

“We asked for permission to protest in Valluvar Kottam, however the police denied it for some reason and asked us to hold the same near Rajarathinam stadium. But after reaching here, they have arrested us,” Tamilsai Soundararajan told media person. According to police, permission was denied as election code of conduct was in force.

Similar protests by BJP activists across the state were prevented and the participants arrested. The BJP leaders are protesting the gruesome killing of C Sasikumar (36) from Subramaniyampalayam in Coimbatore when he was on his way home last week.

His killing sparked off arson and looting in Coimbatore and some parts of Tirupur, but it took two days for the police to get a grip on the situation and bring it under control.