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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


Farmer trampled to death near Kothagiri

Covai Post Network

Image credit : Illustrative Image

UDHAGAMANDALAM: A 43-year old farmer was trampled to death by an elephant near Kothagiri on Wednesday.

According to police, Mahalingam was returning home with his buffaloes around 5.30 p.m. when a herd of elephants came in a front of him at Kovakarai.

Though Mahalingam tried to run to safety, an elephant caught hold of him and trampled him on the head, killing him instantly. Some estate workers, who noticed the incident informed police and forest department officials. The body was recovered and sent to Kothagiri Government Hospital.