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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


TN releases water from Mettur dam

Covai Post Network

The sluice gates of Stanley Reservoir in the Mettur dam was opened this morning for farming activities in the 16.04 lakh acres of land in the Delta region. Around 5,000 cusecs water started gushing out of the reservoir.

State PWD Minister Edapadi K. Palaniswamy opened the gates at 8 .m. in the presence of Electricity, Prohibition and Excise Minister P. Thangamani, Social Welfare Minister V. Saroja, Environment Minister K.C. Karupannan and Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabhaskar.

“The quantum of water will be increased in the coming days based on the requirement in the delta region,” Palaniswamy said.

The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, ordered the release of water from the Mettur dam after the Karnataka Government started letting out Cauvery water following a Supreme Court direction.

Water level at the Mettur dam stood at 87.68 feet this morning as against the maximum level of 120 feet.