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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


Victim of triple murder incident critical

Covai Post Network

Driver Ravi (42), who was one of the victims involved in the Wednesday hacking incident near Coimbatore, who escaped alive with two bullet wounds, is still in a critical condition.

According to Dr Muthukumar, an orthopaedic surgeon at a private hospital in Singanallur, Ravi had to undergo a four-hour surgery for removing the two bullets that were lodged between his lungs and heart. His lungs had shrunk and he was in a critical condition when he was brought to the hospital. Even after the surgery his lung condition had not improved and so he continued to be on ventilator support.

The doctor said that Ravi would be under observation for the next five days.

Meanwhile, the Coimbatore District Police have secured 12 persons and are on the lookout for a few more in connection with the murder of three persons at the L&T By Pass Road–Tiruchi Road junction en-route to Sulur on the outskirts of the city, on Wednesday.

Four persons were secured near Palladam, Tirupur District in the wee hours of Thursday and three more subsequently. Following the arrests, five others surrendered before the Sulur Police on Thursday evening.

Wednesday’s murder is believed to be an act of retaliation or revenge for the murder of an advocate at Thiruvidaimarudur Police Station limit, in Thanjavur District – on April 3, 2015. In the Thiruvidaimarudur murder, twelve persons were arrested. The prime accused in the case was Lolly Manikandan.

Those arrested include Prabhu (30), Saravanan (38), Karthi (28), Saranraj (27), Rajan (22), Vivek (25), Appu (22), Saravanan (25), all of them hailing from Kumbakonam.