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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

Marriage assistance: CM gives away 8gm gold coins

Covai Post Network

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today gave away eight gram gold coins along with financial assistance to five beneficiaries from Chennai and Kanchipuram district, as part of Marriage Assistance Scheme for the year 2016-17. Around 12,500 women would be benefitted through this scheme this year.

As per a poll promise made by her, Jayalalithaa increased the four gram gold being given to women as part of Marriage Assistance Scheme to eight gram, said an official press release.

The Chief Minister presented the coins and the financial assistance to five women from her RK Nagar constituency and Kanchipuram district.

This year alone Rs. 204 crores has been earmarked for gold coins. While 12,500 women who filed their applications forms after May 23 would be given eight grams gold, 1,40,000 women who submitted the applications before that would be presented four grams.

Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Scheme Minister Dr. V. Saroja, Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao, Adviser to Tamil Nadu Government Sheela Balakrishnan and other officials were present.

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