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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


Tout arrested for on charges of preventing govt employees from working

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : Police today arrested a youth, who is reportedly working as a tout in South Taluk office, on charges of preventing the Government servant from doing his official duty.

According to police, the 34-year old Nandakumar of Rathnapuri in the city, used to work as a tout in Taluk office and was reportedly taking money to help the public to get the work done smoothly.

However, there was complaint against him that he was not allowing the staff to carry out duty properly, police said. As usual, Nandakumar, who came to Taluk office today reportedy prevented
Tahsildar, Palani from carrying out his official work, for which Palani lodged a complaint with nearby police station.

Based on the complaint, police reached the spot and arrested Nandakumar and cases were booked for preventing government official from carrying out his official duty and also using foul language, they said