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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


HRC issues notice to police in Ramkumar’s death

Covai Post Network

Chennai: As controversy shrouds the suicide of Ramkumar, the lone suspect in the techie Swathi murder case, the Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today issued notice to the state police for conducting an inquiry into the cause of death by the accused in the prison.

The Commission, after taking suo-motu cognizance of the case, has directed the Additional Director General of Police, Investigation Division, to conduct a senior-level inquiry and submit a comprehensive report within two weeks.

Meanwhile, the Madras High Court has instructed the authorities to conduct Ramkumar’s post-mortem, in the presence of government doctors, following a petition by the deceased’s advocate. The court however has rejected the demand for a CBI investigation.

Ramkumar committed suicide by biting into a live wire at Puzhal Prison on Sunday evening. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced “brought dead” by the doctors.