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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


  • The Congress and other political parties have been alleging that EVMs tampered during polls and demanding reintroduction of the ballot paper system of voting.
  • J&K Minister Altaf Bukhari sings praises for Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani | Bukhari: Geelani is a very big leader and my stature is too small
  • Pro-Khalistan terrorist convicted of killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh does not regreat his action, says his lawyer.
  • MS Dhoni all praise for Nepal after it was granted ODI status by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Mohammed Shami issues clarification on wife’s ‘rape’ allegations
  • According to reports, a Bangladesh player broke the glass while celebrating the team’s win over Sri Lanka in the T20I Nidahas Trophy tri-series.
  • 43-year-old Tara had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.
  • Delhi: NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) busts big drug racket.
  • 3 Bangladeshi nationals held in Pune | Arrested nationals said to have terror links | Accused have links with Al Qaeda affiliate | ATS to probe their terror links
  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


MGR Centenary celebrations claims another life , this time in Ooty

Covai Post Network

The death due to electrocution of a man here on Thursday cast a shadow on the arrangements now in progress for the birth centenary celebrations of the AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister M.G.Ramachandran.

Enquiries made by The Covai Post revealed that late in the evening a farmer D.Babu (48) who was engaged in farm operations had touched a steel pole which was reportedly leaning against an over head high tension line. He had died on the spot.

Since the pipe had allegedly been used as a flag pole by the organizers of the centenary celebrations residents of Kodappamund staged a road roko agitation demanding an enquiry.

A case has been registered and an investigation in underway. The incident has created a flutter in this hill station.

CM Edapaddi Palanisamy is responsible for the future of his daughter, a law student

The brother of the deceased Murali who is a daily wage labour told the Covai Post that he and his brother had brought cowdung from the hill to be offloaded to a truck near where the incident occurred.

Murali who witnessed the incident said that the AIADMK flagpoles were erected losely along the stretch and one of them was leaning on to a high tension wire. Babu who saw the pole leaning wanted to straighten it so that it does not fall on anyone. He however did not notice that it was leaning on to a high tension wire. The moment he touched it he got electrocuted and died on the spot.

Stating that Babu was the sole bread winner of the family, Murali said that his niece was a law student studying in Mysore. “Though we have informed her, she is not in a position to travel alone at this hour. The future of the girl hangs in balance and it is the responsibility of the CM to ensure it is secured”, said the brother sobbing uncontrollably.