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DMK won’t pass no-confidence motion against Palaniswami-led govt: T K S Elangovan

DMK MP T K S Elangovan has reportedly said that his party will pass a no-confidence against the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led AIADMK government in the Assembly. The DMK leader also alleged that Governor Vidyasagar Rao leaving to Mumbai after 19 MLAs from TTV Dhinakaran faction have withdrawn their support to CM Palaniswami shows that Governor is under BJP’s control. Opposition leaders have asked the Governor to order the CM to prove his government’s majority.

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Vaiko moved by Vijay Sethupathi-starrer, Dharmadurai

MDMK chief Vaiko, in a letter, has praised film director Seenu Ramasamy, actor Vijay Sethupathi for the film ‘Dharmadurai’. Narrating the story and analysing the characters in his own style, Vaiko said the film deserves any prestigious award in the world. The film didn’t win the national award, may be because it was made by a Tamil. Vaiko also called Vijay Sethupathi a ‘multi-talented’, adding, the latter has attracted him with his excellent acting skills.

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No one has the power to topple this govt: O Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday tweeted, “No one has the power to topple this government.” The AIADMK leader, who was attending the celebrations of MGR birth centenary in Ariyalur, in another tweet, said, “AIADMK government will stand rigid for years.”

 

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Chennai NGO uses Sarahah for a good cause

Sarahah - an application used for anonymous feedbacks is being used by a Chennai based NGO for a good cause. Reportedly "AWARE'S Save" - is an NGO which exclusively works on empowering children and creating awareness on sexual abuse. The team on Independence day created an account in Sarahah requesting people to share their stories. Media reports that the team has received 44 messages till now.

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Headmaster of school committed suicide fearing medical admission

On Tuesday a 38-year-old woman reportedly killed self, fearing that her daughter dreams of pursuing to be a doctor will not be fulfilled. Vidhyalakshmi, a headmaster of a private school in Vellore, was stressed because of the delay in medical admissions due to the ongoing battle of NEET. The woman's husband alleged that his wife has been undergoing stress from the moment their daughter received rejections in Medical universities. The police are conducting further inquiries.

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SC dismisses Sasikala’s review petition in DA case

According to reports, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the review petition filed by Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran against the 4-year jail sentence in the disproportionate assets case. Sasikala, in the plea, had contended that she could be sentenced under Prevention of Corruption Act as she was not a government servant.

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Road accident kills two TN women

Reportedly two women died in a road accident when a truck hit them in the Salem-Trichy national highway. The women were residents of Salem and were on the way to collect their pension when the incident happened. Media reports that the tire of the truck burst and lost control which hit the senior women. The locals alleged that the truck driver immediately left the place when he found that the women were dead. A case has been registered in Mallur police station.

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Actor Vishal meets TTV Dhinakaran

According to reports, president of Tamil Film Producers Council and actor Vishal on Wednesday met AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran to invite the latter to his younger sister’s wedding. Vishal has been inviting people from the film industry and politicians to attend his sister’s wedding which is to be held on August 27, say reports. The actor had earlier invited MDMK chief Vaiko for the wedding, reports added.

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Honda Cliq scooter launched in TN at a price of Rs 44,524

The Honda Cliq scooter has been launched in Tamil Nadu at a price of Rs  44,524 (ex-showroom, Chennai) on Wednesday. The company is launching the Honda Cliq across India in a phased manner. Honda Two Wheelers also launched the Honda Cliq in surrounding states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana recently.  After the launch of the Honda Cliq, the company also announced that it has now become the biggest two-wheeler seller in Tamil Nadu.

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Dhinakaran removes minister Udhayakumar as secretary of party forum

TTV Dhinakaran on Wednesday replaced Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar with MLA S Mariappan Kennedy, a loyalist, as the secretary of a party forum named after late Jayalalithaa. A statement said, he also removed V V Rajan Chellappa, MLA, as party’s Madurai urban secretary. Dhinakaran also appointed some of his supporters to various party posts.

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Centre notifies Rs 200 notes

According to reports, the Finance Ministry, in a Gazette notification, on Wednesday formally announced the launch of the new Rs 200 notes. The notification read, “The central government hereby specifies the denomination of bank notes of the value of 200 rupees.” While the move is expected to increase the circulation of smaller denomination notes, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar reportedly said the Rs 200 note would be in circulation soon.

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No place for Sasikala family in party even if govt is dissolved: EPS camp MLA

Kavundampalayam MLA Arukutty, a supporter of CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, has reportedly said that there is no place in the party for Sasikala family even if the government is dissolved. Arukutty, who earlier sided with the OPS faction during the split, returned to support CM Palaniswami in July. His comments follow the announcement of TTV Dhinakaran faction MLAs that they had withdrawn support to CM Palaniswami.

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TN woman crushed to death by Elephant

On Tuesday a 50-year-old woman in Allandurai was trampled to death by an elephant. Reportedly the woman was attacked by the elephant when she left the house early in the morning to attend nature's call. On hearing the noise, the forest department officials chased the elephant away. Media reports that police have registered a case in connection to this.

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Cable car ride in Sholingur

The Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Sholingur located in the Vellore district will have a cable car ride to the mountain top of 750 feet by April 2018. Reportedly the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) department have invested Rs. 9.5 crore to build the facility for the devotees as they have to climb 1,305 steps to the temple. The cable car will have modern system features like automatic door and will have eight coaches with four parallel tracks. The expected cost of the cable car ride two way would be Rs.2000.

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20 Rag-pickers tortured with electric shock for 10 hours, 1 dies

In a horrific incident, 20 rag-pickers were brutally tortured for 10 hours with electric shock by a gang, who suspected them to have stolen few wires missing from their office in Bengaluru. They were reportedly beaten up with PVC pipes and cable wires also. A 21-year-old man, who was among the rag-pickers passes away in the spot after being tortured, according to media reports. The torture began at around 10:00 am and ended at 7:00 pm only after one rag-picker died. The gang fled the spot after they came to know about the death.

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"Sasikala visited Hosur MLA's house" - DIG Roopa

Karnataka DIG Roopa, in a report to the Anti Corruption Bureau, has reportedly said that she had reliable information of jailed AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala visiting the house of Hosur MLA, which is located near the Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru. Roopa, in the report, also reportedly stated that the prison authorities misled the Home Minister and Home Ministry by providing false information about the facilities offered to Sasikala.

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Gold worth Rs 1 lakh and Rs. 60,000 cash looted in CMBT

On Monday, a couple from Tirupati who were waiting for their bus in Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus in Koyambedu lost gold jewellery worth Rs one lakh and cash Rs.60,000. Reportedly Anjaneyalu and his wife were enquiring about the bus in the counter and encountered that their suitcase was missing. Anjaneyalu alleged that a man was seated behind his wife and he was dressed well, so they were not suspicious. However, the police officials registered a case and are checking the CCTV footage of the bus terminus.

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College girl in TN got kidnapped

A college girl was abducted by a gang on Tuesday reportedly while waiting at the bus stand in Salem - Namakkal highway. The girl was waiting for her college bus with her mom when a gang kidnapped her in a call taxi. The girl's mother allegedly ran behind the taxi and raised the alarm but fell on the road. Media reports that the investigations are going on.

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Man runs from police, dies after train hits

Reportedly a 32-year-old man died immediately after being hit by a train at the level crossing in Korukkupet. The police patrol was on general rounds in the area, and the men in the liquor shop near the railway track started to run when spotted by the police. The man tried to run away from the police and tried to cross the rail track when he was instantly hit by a train. The locals alleged that the police were the cause of his death. The railway police have registered a case and an investigation is on.

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19-year-old die in TN because of Dengue

A 19-year-old boy in Vellore died reportedly due to dengue.  According to the referral report, the boy was suffering from a high fever for four days and his platelets count was very low when admitted in the Government Medical College, Dharmapuri. The Vellore district health director alleged that the cause of the death was Brainfever. The doctors are awaiting the test reports as no particular test was taken for dengue. 

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