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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


Free bicycles distributed to school students

Covai Post Network

Students of Vellalore Government School can now pedal their ways to school thanks to the Chief Minister’s free bicycle scheme.

147 brand new bicycles were given away to 70 boys and 77 girl-students of Vellalore Government School by S.P Velumani, the Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development, Law, Courts and Prisons, as part of the project started by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Also present at the ceremony were Kinathukadavu MLA S. Damodaran, and other school authorities.

The project, that was launched in the year of 2011-12, aims to distribute 14 items like school bags, bicycles, laptops, textbooks, notebooks, crayons, footwear, geometry boxes, atlas, uniforms, bus pass, and sanitary napkins to students.

According to the data provided by the Collectorate, more than 1,12,000 students had benefited from the project.