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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


TiE to hold funding carnival for idealtors, start-ups on March 31

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COIMBATORE: With an idea to bring idealtors, start-ups and young ventures on a common platform with investors, TiE Coimbatore is conducting a ‘FundingCarnival ” (mudaleetu thiruvizha) on March 31 here.

“This will create an opportunity for start-ups and individual with innovative ideas to pitch their projects to potential investors–from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 3 crore depending on the project,” TiE Coimbatore Chapter President G. Karthikeyan told reporters here on Friday.

“Though many Tier-2 and Tier-3 towns are teeming with ideas that solve a lot of day to day challenges, they do not see the light of the day due to lack of access to funding and carnival will give a grate opportunity to these ideas and individuals,” he said.

The event is being presented by TiE, powered by Nan/Nativelead and PSG Step and supported by Chennai Angels and Kongu TBI, he said. Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly released the posters for the event.

Stating that nearly 225 applications have been received so far, he said that at least 1,000 applications are expected before the last date of March 10.

Shivaraja of Nativelead said that with an increasing culture of youngsters turning entrepreneurs India was witnessing a plethora of players who are ready to invest equity in good and profitable ideas and start-ups.