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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

Traffic police book over 2000 cases, collect Rs. 2 lakh fine in city

Covai Post Network

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Police registered about 2,000 cases for violations under the Motor Vehicles Act and collected Rs. 2 lakh fine from the violators in the last two days.

The traffic police have decided to conduct a drive at 10 places across the city from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. everyday to bring down the number of accidents in the city, said a press release from the department.

Around 635 people were penalised for not wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers and 440 for not wearing seat belts while driving a car on Wednesday.

Similarly, cases were registered against 575 persons for not wearing helmets and 385 persons penalised for not wearing seat belts on Thursday.

The offence is liable for a penalty of Rs.100 each, the release added.

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