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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

Kerala News

Kochi all set for World U-17 soccer

Covai Post Network

Kottayam: Security has been beefed up in Kochi for the prestigious FIFA World U-17 football events. Soccer lovers are waiting to witness the rare event with bated breath.

The tournament will be kicked off at National capital New Delhi on Friday.

Owing to security reasons, only 32,000 people, including 29,000 spectators, will be allowed in the Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi which has a capacity of 41,000.

All tickets have been sold out.

Spain, Niger, North Korea and Brazil will be seen in action here.

There will be six group matches, besides a pre-quarterfinal and a quarterfinal match in Kochi. The other venues are Bengaluru, Goa, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune


October 7

Brazil vs Spain – 5 pm,
DPR Korea vs Niger – 8 pm
October 10
Spain vs Niger- 5 pm

DPR Korea vs Brazil – 8 pm
October 13
Guinea vs Germany – 5 pm
Spain vs DPR Korea – 8 pm
October 18

Round off 16
(The ‘Knockout Stage’ begins when the winner of each Group playing the runner-up of another group.

October 22

Quarter finals