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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • The eminent CEO panelists gathered to discuss the growing power of digital economy at the Innovation Summit.
  • Bhagalpur clashes: FIR filed | Mantri’s son accused of displaying arms; allegedly took out procession, sans permission
  • Kolkata: Mamata-KCR meet ends | We made a good beginning today, says Telangana CM KCR
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a direct hotline to mark the occasion of completion of one year of his government
  • Panjim: Massive protest by mining workers, after SC ordered ban on mining activity, mine workers go on a strike
  • Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election, receiving 76.67% of the vote
  • Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reacts on his & Kejriwal’s apology to Nitin Gadkari & Kapil Sibal
  • Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to discuss Third Front
  • Faced with defamation suits, Arvind Kejriwal Delhi CM now apologises to Gadkari
  • A day after Pakistan killed 5 innocent Indians, J&K CM pushes for talks with Pakistan


IT employees suffer as Karnataka-Tamil Nadu standoff continues

Covai Post Network

Chennai: IT employees from Tamil Nadu, working in Bengaluru, who had come home for a long Vinayaka Chaturti weekend find themselves stranded at the borders even as tension over the Cauvery water continues to affect both the states.

Hosur continues to be the worst hit, with most IT employees not being able to reach their offices for the second consecutive day. Sathyamangalam, in Erode district, too saw similar scenes, with labourers being unable to cross the borders.

Losses due to stoppage of truck movement have already crossed several hundreds of crores, with even private vehicles not being permitted to cross the borders. A senior official of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation said that bus services will return to normalcy only after the tension diffuses.

Unlike Karnataka, the situation in Tamil Nadu continues to be relatively peaceful with only a few sporadic incidents of protests being reported from various parts of the state.