Tamil Nadu News
According to a report by the Indian Express, a 29-year-old woman in Vellore allegedly cut off the testicles of her husband, after he to rape her in an inebriated state. Reportedly, the man tried to rape his wife in an intoxicated condition, over which the woman tried to confront him. However, this did not stop the man as he continued his attempt to rape her, leading to the woman to use a kitchen knife to cut off his testicles.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 21, 2017 10:01 PM #Rape #WifeCutsHusbandsTesticle
The Madras High Court on Friday has reportedly directed to Tamil Nadu state election commission to conduct the local body elections before August 31. The court also reportedly asked the commission to prepare a timetable for conducting the local body elections. The court adjourned the case for next hearing on July 26. Notably, the state government in June extended the term of special officers of local bodies for six months until December 31, with polls further delayed.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 21, 2017 4:57 PM #LocalBodyElections
In the row over actor Kamal Haasan’s corruption charges on Tamil Nadu government, the state Finance Minister D Jayakumar on Friday reportedly said the actor should change his childish attitude. The minister also said that the actor’s daughter Shruti Haasan, who is also an actress and a singer, has acted in the Dengue awareness short film that has been screened. Kamal Haasan had asked the state government to take steps to control the dengue breakout.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 21, 2017 4:41 PM #KamalHaasan #CorruptionCharges #Dengue
The Supreme Court on Friday reportedly dismissed AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran’s petition seeking relief in the cases related to Foreign Exchanges Regulation Act (FERA). Dhinakaran, in his plea, had reportedly said that ED can not file the case as he had been living in Singapore for 25 years. The court reportedly said the hearings in this case will continue in Egmore court.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 21, 2017 4:27 PM #TTVDhinakaran #FERACases
Tamil Nadu cooperation minister Sellur K Raju on Thursday reportedly said the AIADMK has become a laughing stock because they don’t have proper leadership since the death of former CM J Jayalalithaa. Raju reportedly said, “We are being made to look like characters in a Vadivelu comedy.” On Kamal Haasan’s corruption charges, the minister said, “If he pinpoints the department where corruption is rampant, it will be investigated.”
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 21, 2017 2:06 PM #SellurKRaju #LaughingStock
According to reports, nearly 2 kg of a morphine mixture was found in the catering trolley of a Chennai-Delhi Air India flight after it landed in Delhi on Wednesday. A catering supervisor noticed two packets hidden beneath the cutlery, following which the Narcotics Control Bureau was informed. Meanwhile, officials said only employees and cabin crew have access to trolleys.
By Sri Ram | Jul 21, 2017 12:18 PM #Chennai #Delhi #AirIndia #Drugs
A woman from Thiruvannamalai district stabbed to death by her boy friend after she refused to marry him. M Monika(20) was a third-year student in English Literature at Auxilium College and she was in a relationship with Gokulnath for the last six years. However, Gokulnath surrendered in the Arani police station. But some reports suggest that Gokulnath had attempted to kill himself in the station.
By Sri Ram | Jul 21, 2017 8:26 AM #Thiruvannamalai #murder #woman
The most popular Chennai Open, the only ATP tennis tournament in India will now be held in Pune in the name of Maharashtra Open. According to reports, the IMG-Reliance, along with the government of Maharashtra will conduct the tournament in Pune from the year 2018. Notably, DMK working president MK Stalin on Thursday strongly condemned the decision to shift Chennai Open.
By Sri Ram | Jul 21, 2017 8:05 AM #ChennaiOpen #ATPtennis #Chennai #Pune
DLF Place Mall in Delhi's Saket reportedly didn't allow entry to children from Maharashtra who were there to participate in the TN farmers' protest. Swaraj India alleged that on Wednesday evening, around 40 kids were taken to the mall for an ice-cream treat but authorities initially denied entry saying that they need special permission.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 20, 2017 7:55 PM #TN #Farmers #Protest
Claiming that actor Kamal Haasan was silent on corruption during DMK rule, BJP national secretary H Raja reportedly said, “DMK working president M K Stalin is using Kamal for his gains.” Raja on Thursday reportedly said the actor lacks courage and subsequently is not fit to enter politics. Alleging that Haasan hurt sentiments of Hindus, Raja reportedly said the Dasavatharam actor lacked courage that could be seen in actors like Vijay and Ajith Kumar, who are younger to him.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 20, 2017 6:13 PM #KamalHaasan #TamilNaduPolitics #HRaja
After the Tamil Nadu legislators received a hike in their salaries from Rs 55,000 to Rs 1.05 lakh a month, the state farmers in New Delhi on Thursday reportedly beat themselves with chappals to protest the hike. Calling the salary move “shameless” the farmers reportedly described their own condition as “worse than beggars”. Farmer leader P Ayyakannu reportedly said Instead of taking steps to provide relief to farmers who do not have food to eat or money to survive, the MLAs have increased their salaries, adding, “We have been left speechless by their shameless action”.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 20, 2017 5:49 PM #TamilNaduFarmers #BeatWithChappals
Tamil Nadu ministers including D Jayakumar, Vijaya Bhaskar, Thangamani and K P Anbazhagan on Thursday reportedly met PM Narendra Modi seeking to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET medical test. AIADMK MP and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai, after meeting PM Modi, reportedly said the PM assured to consider the Tamil Nadu’s demand on NEET exemption.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 20, 2017 5:22 PM #NEET #TamilNaduMinisters
The children of farmers from states like Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra who committed suicide due to farm debts have joined the protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday. The children are demanding a waiver of loans and financial help for the families of the farmers. The children also staged a street play on the occasion showcasing the plight of a family after their father commits suicide.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 20, 2017 1:10 PM #TN #Farmers #Protest
The DMK has reportedly invited actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan to participate in the platinum jubilee celebrations of its mouth piece ‘Murasoli’. It’s confirmed that Kamal Haasan will participate in the celebrations, while sources said Rajinikanth’s participation is not confirmed, say reports. Rajinikanth had recently stated that Tamil Nadu has good leaders, but the system is rotten. Kamal Haasan also had said that no government department in Tamil Nadu is free from corruption.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 20, 2017 12:14 PM #DMK #MurasoliPlatinumJubilee #KamalHaasan #Rajinikanth
According to reports, the DMK has reportedly decided to form a human chain across Tamil Nadu on July 27 demanding to cancel the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Reportedly, the human chain will be formed in the capitals of every district in the state. Earlier, DMK working president M K Stalin slammed the Centre and the state for “betraying Tamil Nadu”.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 20, 2017 11:50 AM #NEET #DMK #Stalin #HumanChain
A man waiting for his friend arriving from a Gulf nation was arrested after the customs officials found messages in his WhatsApp that could incite hatred between two groups of communities. The Chennai city police registered a sedition case against the man. However, he was later released on bail Reportedly, the messages “invited youngsters to gather at Jantar Mantar in Delhi for a flash protest”, and also contained a picture of a woman stamping her foot on the Quran.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 20, 2017 11:24 AM #WhatsAppAdminArrested
According to reports, Puthiya Tamizhagam party leader Dr K Krishnasway has allegedly threatened to file a Rs 100 crore defamation case against Kamal Haasan and Vijay TV for not apologising over a contestant's derogatory comment during the Tamil version of Bigg Boss. "He did not condemn it or talk about this in the show despite many people raising this issue," the leader added.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 19, 2017 10:13 PM #Kamal Haasan #Bigg Boss
According to a report TOI, a 36-year-old was nabbed by the Chennai police on sedition charges for forwarding and receiving messages on WhatsApp that could incite hatred between two groups of communities. Reportedly, officials found some messages and voice messages in the accused Tadikala Saleem's phone, inviting youngsters to gather at Jantar Mantar in Delhi for a flash protest. Meanwhile, the man was released on bail immediately after he was produced before a magistrate court in Alandur.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 19, 2017 10:07 PM #Sedition
The pictures of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa have disappeared on the tables of AIADMK ministers and MLAs in the state assembly since the start of the monsoon session. The pictures were visible on the MLA tables, invitations and diaries during the budget session which held a few months ago. However, this time MLAs have done away with this decoration on their tables.
By Sri Ram | Jul 19, 2017 6:08 PM #Dr J Jayalalithaa #Picture #MLA
TN farmers resumed their protest in Jantar Mantar with skulls and bones demanding loan waivers, revised drought packages, a Cauvery Management Committee, and fair prices for their products, among other things. "The state government has waived loans of some farmers, but we want a complete loan waiver. Also, we want the Central government to ensure remunerative prices for agricultural produce and interlinking of rivers to solve the water problem", farmers said.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 19, 2017 1:35 PM #TN #Farmers #Protest