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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


Masked men attack woman, station master, escape with gold chain

Covai Post Network

In a daring act, a gang of four masked men snatched a chain, weighing six sovereign, from a points-woman at the Cholaganpatti Railway Station in Thanjavur district early this morning and escaped after attacking both the victim and the station master with wooden logs.

Kirubhavathi, wife of Kamaraj and resident of Indira Nagar in Thiruverumbur in Tiruchi district was on night duty when the miscreants arrived there in two motorcycles around 2 a.m. They attempted to snatch Kirubhavathi’s chain brandishing knife and wooden logs. As she resisted and raised an alarm, the station master, Panchanathan, came out of his room.

On seeing him, the gangsters attacked both Panchanathan and Kirubhavathi with wooden logs and escaped after snatching her chain.

Panchanathan sustained bleeding injuries on his head, nose and left forearm while Kirubhavathi sustained scratches and bulges. Subsequently, they were admitted to the Ponmalai Railway Hospital. The Thanjavur Railway Police have registered a case.