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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • J&K minister opposes anti-encroachment drive; J&K minister pelts stones during demolition drive
  • All opportunities being diverted to Gujarat. Nothing is given for Maharashtra by the central govt, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launches a direct hotline to the state CM’s office
  • MNS workers vandalise shops, assault cabs in Vasai area, near Mumbai.
  • After nothing was allocated in the Finance bill, I decided that TDP is not going to be in alliance with the NDA govt: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu
  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the second time in two hours. Will be adjourned till Tuesday.
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s name plate vandalised in Presidency University, Kolkata
  • Supreme Court asks Centre to visit Rohingya refugee camps after lawyer filed PIL alleging human rights violations at the camps.
  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh says there is nothing to fear if non-confidence motion is moved against the government.
  • Morally, BJP govt has failed in fulfilling the promises made to the state of AP, says Congress party’s Renuka Chowdhury


Xiaomi launches Redmi 5A

Covai Post Network

Xiaomi, which has become number one brand in smart phone, with a shipping of 9.2 million phone in the third quarter of 2017, on Wednesday launched Redmi 5A in the city.

Priced at Rs.4,999, the phone come with a metallic matte finish and features a dedicated micro SD card slot for storage expansion, Xiaomi Regional Business Head South and East Sunil Baby told reporters at the launch.

The company is offering the 2GB +16GB storage variant for the first five million units and will be available from 12 noon on Thursday through Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home followed by offline retailers including Mi preferred Partners in the subsequent weeks, he said,

With a market share of 23.5 per cent and having shipped 9.2 million smart phones in the quarters, the company has become the fastest growing smart phone brand in India with a growth rate of nearly 300 per cent year on year, Sunil said.