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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


Four crude bombs hurled near mosque, houses

Covai Post Network

Tension prevailed in Podanur in the city, when four crude bombs were hurled near a mosque and nearby houses in the early hours of today.

The people woke up after hearing a sound and noticed the remains of bombs, said to petrol-filled bottles connected with wicks, near the mosque on the outskirts of the city, police said.

The police, who rushed to the spot, found remains, like empty liquor bottles and wicks, of two more such bombs at the houses of one Meerankutty and Sulaiman, some 20m away from the Sunnath Jamaath Masjid.

A large number of police were deployed following growing tension.

The city is already caught in an uneasy calm after a couple of days of communal clashes, following the murder of a Hindu Munnani functionary, C Sasikumar on September 22. This incident created further panic.