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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.
  • J&K Minister Altaf Bukhari sings praises for Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani | Bukhari: Geelani is a very big leader and my stature is too small
  • Pro-Khalistan terrorist convicted of killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh does not regreat his action, says his lawyer.
  • MS Dhoni all praise for Nepal after it was granted ODI status by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Mohammed Shami issues clarification on wife’s ‘rape’ allegations
  • According to reports, a Bangladesh player broke the glass while celebrating the team’s win over Sri Lanka in the T20I Nidahas Trophy tri-series.
  • 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.
  • 3 Bangladeshi nationals held in Pune | Arrested nationals said to have terror links | Accused have links with Al Qaeda affiliate | ATS to probe their terror links
  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


Border areas remain tense on Day 2, over Cauvery issue

Covai Post Network

Chennai: For the second day in a row, the border districts of Tamil Nadu continue to remain tense, despite the Karnataka government releasing water into the Cauvery this morning.

Koyambedu remained the buzz spot, with heightened media activity. While passengers stayed away from the CMBT, after reports that about 49 buses from Tamil Nadu were stuck in Hosur, the Koyambedu bus terminal was receiving special attention from the media and cops. 60 police personnel were on guard, night and day, to prevent any untoward incidents. 27 of the 49 buses managed to reach the bus terminal late at night yesterday. Unconfirmed reports say that the buses wouldn’t be making any trips to Karnataka for the next three days.

Karnataka-based business establishments and schools in Tamil Nadu are now under tight security.

Meanwhile, in Karnataka, schools and colleges have been ordered to remain shut. The KRS Dam and Brindavan Gardens near Mysuru will not be opened for visitors until September 9. Massive bandhs and demonstrations are being reported from various parts of the state, especially in Mandya, where farmers have blocked the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway.

The agitations have worsened after the Karnataka government, in compliance with the Supreme Court orders, started releasing 15,000 cusecs of water today. The apex court had ordered that water be released daily for 10 days from September 7 to 16, to save the Samba crop.