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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


Coimbatore lawyers protest against State lethargy in cyclone rescue ops

Covai Post Network

A large section of lawyers of the Coimbatore Bar Association today staged a protest outside the court premises demanding that the government take necessary steps to rescue fishermen stranded at sea because of cyclone Ockhi.

Association president KM Dandapani said that due the cyclone over 1,500 fishermen in that State who went to sea had not returned. However, the Government claim was that only 98 more had to return.

He said the Central and State governments were lethargic in their rescue operations. The fishermen found in Lakshadweep, Maharashtra and Gujarat should be reunited with their family members, he added.

The State Government was only focusing on the MGR Centenary celebration in various districts and concentrating on the RK Nagar by-election and no arrangements were being made to save people living in coastal areas.

“Some fishermen pleaded to be treated as natives of Kerala as a result of the irresponsibility of the Tamil Nadu Government. Neighbouring Kerala with help of Defence Ministry and the Coast Guards saved the lives of fishermen providing them prior information,” he added.

Lawyers also wanted the Centre to declare the cyclone as national disaster. The association has also announce that it will hold a massive protest soon if the Government fails to act immediately.