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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


Rotaract Clubs hold AIDS awareness programme.

Covai Post Network

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The Rotaract Club of Covai and Rotaract Club of Sai Baba Colony jointly organised an AIDS awareness programme yesterday as part of the World AIDS Day. Several members from both the organisations participated in the event.

The programme ‘AIDS Vizhipunarvu’ was held on the Sri Sakthi Kitchen Equipment premises in Ganapathy where Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre Counsellor MS Jayakumar addressed the gathering.

He spoke about sexually transmitted diseases, how they affected the human body and how they were to be treated and prevented. An HIV patient shared her experiences about overcoming the odds through determination and also advised everyone to compulsorily undergo HIV test.

A club statement said the event was an eye opener for the audience and appeared convinced that AIDS was just a virus and people affected were not `victims but just normal human beings’.