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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • Reports have emerged that China has transferred a highly-sensitive missile technology to Pakistan
  • TDP reaches out to TRS, AIADMK, asks for their help in pushing for no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
  • Mallapuram, Kerala: 22 year old stabbed to death by her father on the eve of wedding; family opposed her wedding to the man
  • Kerala Professor Jouhar Munavvir booked over his derogatory remarks against women
  • Social activist Anna Hazare begins hunger strike in the national capital demanding Lokpal and better solution for farmers’ issues
  • Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: 15 year old ends life after police did not act seriously on her complaint about harassment by 5 men.
  • Bolt and Dortmund are both sponsored by Puma and the event was hence considered more of a publicity stunt
  • CM Naidu speaks to his MPs, tells TDP MPs to ‘keep fighting, don’t stop till A.P gets justice’, TDP keeps up pressure on centre
  • Mohammed Shami cleared by BCCI | Cricketer gets clean chit by Anti-corruption unit
  • Airtel scored the lowest score at 3.2 Mbps in Kanpur, while the lowest score by Idea Cellular was reported to be 2.6 Mbps in Bhiwani


Normal life unaffected in Covai, 1500 arrested

Covai Post Network

More than 1500 members of various trade unions were arrested here today for staging road rokos and rail rokos in protest against the Centre’s policies.

The all India strike called by the trade unions received a mixed response. While it was total in Kerala, the Governments of other States did not give easy passage to the trade union members. However, normal life was not affected in Coimbatore.

The Centre had earlier issued advisory to all the States to deal with the strike strongly and ensure that all essential and public services including transport were not affected.

In Tamil Nadu, all District Collectors checked transport services at bus depots to ensure smooth operation of bus services without interruption.

In Coimbatore, members of the trade unions blocked the State Bank Road and attempted to besiege BSNL office and also attempted to stage a road roko. They staged a road roko was near Gandhipuram and later attempted to stage a rail roko.

The members claimed that the Centre has been making changes in labour and transport for the benefit of the private sector. They also raised slogans against the Central Government. They demanded higher minimum wages and provision of social security to workers in the organised sector.