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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • BSP MLA claims he voted for BJP, 3 independent MLAs support BJP | LISTEN IN: As Neerja Chowdhury
  • Reports have emerged that China has transferred a highly-sensitive missile technology to Pakistan
  • TDP reaches out to TRS, AIADMK, asks for their help in pushing for no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
  • Mallapuram, Kerala: 22 year old stabbed to death by her father on the eve of wedding; family opposed her wedding to the man
  • Kerala Professor Jouhar Munavvir booked over his derogatory remarks against women
  • Social activist Anna Hazare begins hunger strike in the national capital demanding Lokpal and better solution for farmers’ issues
  • Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: 15 year old ends life after police did not act seriously on her complaint about harassment by 5 men.
  • Bolt and Dortmund are both sponsored by Puma and the event was hence considered more of a publicity stunt
  • CM Naidu speaks to his MPs, tells TDP MPs to ‘keep fighting, don’t stop till A.P gets justice’, TDP keeps up pressure on centre

Tamilnadu News

Palaniswami now in safe zone

Covai Post Network


Total strength: 234
Current strength: 233 (One seat vacant after Jayalalithaa’s death)
AIADMK : 135 (including Speaker)
DMK and allies : 98 (DMK – 89, Congress – 8, and Indian Union Muslim League – 1)


Total strength: 215 (after disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs)
AIADMK: 117 (Stand of 3 MLAs – Thaniarasu, Thamimansari and Karunas who won on AIADMK symbol – unknown)

Now, Edappadi K Palaniswami’s Government needs 108 MLAs to stay in power.

Even without the support of the three undecided MLAs and the Speaker’s vote, Palaniswami has the support of 113 MLAs.