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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


Special train schedule for September-October

Covai Post Network

The Southern Railway will run special fair trains to Erode and Howrah from Chennai to clear extra rush.

According to a press release, Chennai Egmore-Erode special fare train (06028) will leave Chennai Egmore at 3 pm on September 23, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 30 and October 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 and will reach Erode at 11.30 pm, the same day.

Similarly, Chennai Egmore special fare special train (06027) will leave Erode at 4.45 am on September 23, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 30 and October 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 and reach Chennai Egmore at 1.30 pm the same day.

Chennai Central-Howrah AC superfast special fare train (00842) will leave Chennai Central at 5.10 pm on October 9, 16, 23 and 30 and reach Howrah at 6.30 pm the next day.

Puducherry-Santragachi special fare train (06010) via Chennai Egmore will leave Puducherry at 7.15 pm on October 22 and 29 (Saturdays) and reach Santragachi at 4.30 pm, the next day.