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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


Govt owes explanation for Raghu’s death: Stalin

Covai Post Network

The Tamil Nadu Government owes an explanation to the people for the death of soft engineer Raghupathy whose motorcycle hit a barricade four days ago. This was erected as part of the MGR Centenary celebrations in the city four days ago.

DMK working president MK Stalin met Raghupathy’s parents at their house in Chinniyapalam here.

“The government has the responsibility and owes an explanation with regard to the accident,” he told mediapersons.
Raghupathy had tried to avoid a lorry coming from the opposite side and hit the barricade, resulting in his fall and death, a very painful one, Stalin said.

Welcoming the Madras High Court judgment for removal of all the banners in the city today, Stalin said even if there was permission, people should avoid putting up cutouts and banners, which created hardship to motorists and pedestrians.

The ruling party has put out more than 1,000 cutouts and banners across the city, allegedly without valid permission, he said adding that AIADMK had a giant balloon having the photographs of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, when there was ban on display of photographs of living persons.

Stalin said he had instructed his party workers immediately after he took over as working president that cutouts or banners should not be put up during his visits to their area.