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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


Chinraj Nagar residents stage rail roko

Covai Post Network

Residents of Chinraj Nagar on Friday staged a rail roko near Rathinapuri here urging the authorities to provide them with alternate places to live before razing down their houses.

According to sources, the Railways, armed with a Government Order, had asked the residents – who have been living there for the last four decades – to vacate their houses immediately.

“We have been living here since 1992 and paying property tax, water tax regularly. All of even have residential proof also. The authorities should make alternate arrangements for us before asking us to vacate,” they said.

“Our houses are 90 feet away from the rail track. Structures within 40 feet only should be removed,” the residents argued.

Railway officials, who descended on the scene with Central Police Protection Force and local police to handle the crowd (who had assembled to stop the authorities from bringing down their houses) returned after local MLA P.R.G. Arun Kumar urged the District Collector to stop the demolition.