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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


City surgeon made president of International Society of Orthopaedics

Covai Post Network

A city-based orthopaedic surgeon has become the president of the prestigious International Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (SICOT).

Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital, took over as president at the annual meeting of SICOT held in Rome, Italy, on September 10, a hospital release said today.

The tenure of the International President is for two years, from 2016–2018. Dr. Rajasekaran is the second Indian to become the president of the association in the last 85 years.

Headquartered at Brussels, SICOT is the largest society of orthopaedics and trauma surgery around the world, with more than 32,000 members and 127 countries. SICOT plays a significant role in promoting academics and research, and publishes an acclaimed international journal.

Rajasekaran will lead SICOT through the two years of the annual congresses in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2017 and in Montreal, Canada, in 2018.