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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


Self-immolation bid foiled

Covai Post Network

The Police on Monday foiled a self immolation bid as a man attempted to set himself ablaze dejected that he did not get any response regarding his application seeking free land for the last six months.

During the grievance day meeting, 45 year old Saravanakumar who was a resident of Kalangal near Sulur said that he had applied for a land near Sulur Tahsildar office nearly six months ago, but there has been no response on it whatsoever.

As there was no response, he had also submitted a petition to the District Collector, Archana Patnaik, some three months ago. However, the application met with the same fate and upset over this, Saravanakumar
came to the district collectorate this morning and doused himself with the kerosene he was carrying.

Before he could proceed further, alert police personnel on duty there, over powered him and took him to the nearest police station for interrogation.