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18 Mar 2018, Edition - 978, Sunday


  • 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


Travel bug biting youth for New Year celebrations

Covai Post Network

New Year round the corner, youngsters are getting ready for their celebrations where travelling seems to be on top instead of partying.

While many hotels and resorts here are hosting late night DJ parties to welcome 2018, some youngsters prefer to travel to not-so-popular tourist destinations or go trekking to calmly welcome the new year.

Techie S Sounder said, “My friends and I are planning to travel to South Goa. It is a calm place and different from the usual party culture which Goa is known for. It is also popular for its beaches and also for rich Portuguese legacy. We wish to start the new year this way because travelling helps us to stay away from the usual chores in our hometown. Also travelling to a new place gives us different experiences and we get to know about many new things. Isn’t it interesting to start the New Year on a learning note?”

Dentist Dr Vandana said, “I’m travelling to Yelagiri with my family to welcome 2018. I just want to relax and spend the whole time with my family to welcome New Year, which I won’t be able to if I’m in my hometown. I’m not much interested in partying.”

Bimal Prasad, a student, said, “I’m trekking to Munnar. Want to start the new year with healthy goals and hence I preferred trekking. Also, it will be a memorable experience and unique rather than partying all night.”