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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • JNU protests turn ugly after police use water cannons to stop protesters
  • RS results starts pouring in, Kumar Ketkar wins from Maharashtra
  • RS polls UPDATE: Anil Baluni wins from Uttarakhand, Saroj Pandey wins from Chattisgarh. Counting resumes in Karnataka
  • Australia has abolished the subclass 457 visa category popular among skilled overseas workers
  • Amid Parliament ruckus, Anna Hazare returns to the National Capital and begins indefinite hunger strike today.
  • In a major setback for the SP-BSP alliance, 3 independent MLAs pledge support to BJP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections
  • 3 independent MLAs pledge support to BJP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections
  • Patna: Denied stretcher, father carries the sick child in arms while kin hold the oxygen cylinder
  • Thane CDR Case: Police to move SC to challenge the Bombay HC order of Rizwan Siddiqui’s release
  • Opposition MLAs create ruckus after 20 AAP MLAs were allowed to sit inside the Delhi Assembly by the Speaker


Rise in chain snatching incidents cause concern; special teams formed.

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : With chain snatching incidents on the rise, several teams from the crime branch and Law and Order have been pressed into service to monitor vulnerable areas.

The teams will be headed by an Inspector and a Sub Inspector. As motorists are involved in the crime, CCTV footages recovered from several places are being analysed. Preventive measures are being undertaken and police personnel are being deployed zone-wise. Fifty armed reserve personnel are being pressed into service to work with the special teams. The police is undertaking patrols during the day, besides what is usually done during nights. Additional Check posts have been set up for vehicle checks. Round the clock vehicle checks are being done in 11 check posts. Vehicle checks are also being undertaken at Vellalore and Kuniamuthur.