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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


Retain Govt Press in Coimbatore, CM tells Modi

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain Government of India Presses (GIP) in Coimbatore district.

Drawing Modi’s attention to his earlier letter to Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs regarding the rationalisation/merger of GIP and the consequent closure of other presses, Palaniswami said “it is understood that the rationalisation/merger of GIPs and their modernisation has been approved by the Cabinet and this would mean that the GIP located at Coimbatore would be closed.

“Coimbatore GIP has job orders for next four years, skilled labour and land measuring 132.7 acres”, he said adding “hence, it would be appropriate to retain the GIP at Coimbatore by merging the
presses in Karnataka and Kerala into the one at Coimbatore, which would ensure continued presence of a GIP in South India”.

Palaniwami requested Modi for his intervention to retain the GIP, Coimbatore by suitably instructing the Ministry of Housing and Urban