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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


NHRC criticises Karnataka, Tamil Nadu for Cauvery violence

Covai Post Network

Chennai: Taking suo-moto notice of the law and order situation, arson and vandal attacks on public and private property following the Supreme Court orders in the Cauvery issue, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today pulled up both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for not taking preventive measures to stop the violence.

In a statement, the NHRC said that the civil and police authorities in both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu remained mere onlookers while hooligans went about running riots. The NHRC accused the authorities in both the states of waking up to the situation only after it was too late. “Imposing curfew further added to the denial of right of access to hospitals and other emergencies facilities” for three days, the report said.

The Commission has issued notices to the Governments of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, through their Chief Secretaries and the Director Generals of Police, demanding reports on the number of persons injured and the loss to property, within four weeks.