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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


Three arrested for idol theft

Covai Post Network

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Police on Thursday night arrested three persons in connection with the theft of temple properties including idols.

According to police, Sub-Inspector Rajeswari, attached to the E2 Police Station (Crime), was on night patrol near the airport, when she spotted three persons holding suitcases in a suspicious manner.

The trio tried to escape when she went to enquire them. However, she managed to nab them. They were identified as Chandrasekharan of Brindavan Street (where the three were nabbed), Sibu Balachandran of Vadakncherry at Palakkad in Kerala and Jayapandian of Srinivasa Nagar in Edayarpalayam.

While checking their suitcase, police found idols of Saraswathi, Nagadevi, an ornament box, two copper vessels, two copper bangles, a conch, four brass rings, a copper signet and five watches.

Peelamedu police arrested the three and registered a case under Sections 454 (2), 380 (2) of IPC and various sections of Antiques and Art Treasures Act.

The three were produced in the special court for idol theft cases in Kumbakonam.