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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


Police record arrests in Friday assault at Sedapalayam

Covai Post Network

Police in Karumathampatti have arrested a few persons in connection with the assault on one Ramesh Kumar after a rally in memory of a person murdered in 2000.

According to police, Ramesh had a quarrel with a few others after the rally at Sedapalayam in the outskirts of city on Friday.

Every year, friends and relatives of Sekudanthali Murugesan, a Dalit who was murdered in 2000 for allegedly sitting near an upper caste in a bus, take out a memorial rally in the city.

After the rally on Friday, a quarrel broke out within the group and Ramesh was assaulted and sustained head injuries. He was admitted to a private hospital here.

A section of the supporters took out a protest march and blocked traffic demanding arrest of those who assaulted Ramesh. Vehicle movement was affected for more than two hours.

Shops in Karumathampatti and Somanur remain closed today as a mark of protest and people are demanding arrest of the assaulters.

Police did not divulge details, but said a few arrests had been made and investigation was on.