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Tamil Nadu athlete clinches gold in Asian Indoor games

In the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Govindan Lakshmanan from Pudukkottai of Tamil Nadu won the gold in the men’s 5000m race. He clocked 8 minute and 2.30 seconds to run away the winner at the arena here. Moreover, PU Chitra clinched gold in women’s 1500m races.

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TN govt took Anitha's life by giving false promises: TTV Dhinakaran

Speaking at a meeting against NEET medical exam in Trichy, TTV Dhinakaran reportedly said the Tamil Nadu government has taken the life of medical aspirant Anitha of Ariyalur by giving false promises. Dhinakaran also launched a scathing attack on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao saying he is working as an Assembly leader for the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led government.

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All DMK MLAs to resign amidst political crisis?

Following the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs who are supporters of TTV Dhinakaran, Opposition DMK on Tuesday conducted a meeting with all legislators to discuss the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. Reports say DMK passed a resolution condemning the disqualification of MLAs. Further, when asked if all DMK MLAs would resign as next step, party working president M K Stalin said any decision regarding the crisis will be taken after court pronounces verdict in the case against disqualification, reports added.

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Chennai woman preserves bond between mother and child

Preethi Vijay, a 30-year-old from Chennai reportedly mastered the art of preserving breast milk and umbilical cord and make jewellery with it. Preethi - mother of six-year-old, set up a facebook page 'Momma's Milky love' where she receives an order through mail and text. She receives at least 12 orders in a week to make rings, pendants, earrings. According to media reports, Preethi instructs her customers to transfer the breast milk in ziplock bags. Her products vary from the range of Rs. 1000 - Rs.4000.

 

IMAGE CREDIT : Momma's Milky Love

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OPS is a sleeper cell of DMK: Disqualified MLA

After the assembly speaker disqualified the 18 rebel MLAs of TTV Dhinakaran’s faction, the MLAs filed petition in High Court questioning the speaker’s order. One of the disqualified MLAs Vetrivel, reportedly said that the deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is a ‘sleeper cell’ for DMK’s working president, MK Stalin. After the announcement of V K Sasikala's ouster, TTV Dhinakaran, in a number of interviews said that he has got ‘sleeper cells’ in Edappadi K Palaniswami faction.

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Boy in coma after teacher hits with bat by mistake

A class 7 boy from Tiruchengode was reportedly hit by his teacher on head with a cricket bat accidentally. A Kuppusami, an economics teacher in the same government school reportedly went to the school to take his bike. When he saw students playing cricket in school ground, he joined them. While raising his bat to hit the ball, the teacher accidentally hit the boy on his head. Reportedly, the boy was fine when the accident happened but later became unconscious. The boy is now under treatment in Salem government hospital.

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National flag printed on Smart card

In yet another case a man in Palani was issued with smart card with the photo of the national flag. After the government’s imposition of changing ration cards to smart cards, this is the third case in which photo has not been properly printed. In earlier cases, a smart card was issued to a woman with actress Kajal Agarwal’s photo, and another man in Salem received smart card with Lord Ganesha’s photo.

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Court restrains order from arresting TTV Dhinakaran and actor Senthil

The Madras High Court's Madurai bench on Tuesday reportedly restrained Trichy police from arresting TTV Dhinakaran and actor Senthil till October 4. A complaint was registered by Trichy MP Kumar saying actor Senthil allegedly passed comments on him. According to media reports, Senthil was named the main accused, and Dhinakaran was second accused.

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Infant kidnapped from GH, rescued in Salem

Police have reportedly rescued 15-days-old girl baby in Salem from the advocate and two other women who kidnapped the child. The advocate allegedly promised the baby’s mother a job overseas and got in touch with her. Three women took the mother to Chennai’s Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital for a medical checkup and when she was busy during the check-up, the three women fled away with the baby. Police nabbed the woman and the baby was rescued.

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TTV Dhinakaran compares Edappadi K Palaniswami with a historical traitor

The sidelined deputy general secretary of AIADMK on Tuesday compared the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami with Ettappan, widely known as a traitor. He reportedly said, "Like Ettappa, Edappadi will also be remembered in history". After the merger between the CM and O Panneerselvam, VK Sasikala was removed from the party and was sacked as the general secretary of AIADMK.

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Madras HC quashes Goondas act on Thirumurugan Gandhi and three others

According to reports, the Madras High Court on Tuesday reportedly quashed the detention of May 17 movement founder Thirumurugan Gandhi and three others under Goondas act. Gandhi and Tamilar Vidiyal Katchi functionaries Tyson, Jegan alias Ilamaran, and Arunkumar were arrested for defying police orders and carrying out a candlelight vigil at Marina beach. The court reportedly observed that the petitioners had not indulged in any activity detrimental to public order.

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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to meet TN Governor

According to media reports, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu will be meeting the Governor Vidyasagar Rao to discuss on the political crisis in the state. The assembly speaker on Monday disqualified 18 MLAs of TTV Dhinakaran’s faction.

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Youth tries to take selfie on hill top, dies after falling

According to reports, a 25-year-old man from Kitchipalayam of Salem died after falling from a rock on top of Oothumalai Murugan temple hill when he tried to take a selfie. Ganesan, manager at a private firm, along with his friends, visited the hill shrine on Sunday. While he was taking selfies with his friends standing on a rock in the hill, he slipped and fell into a 50 feet pit. He sustained serious injuries on the head, and died on the spot. Police have reportedly filed a case, and are investigating the matter.

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Govt staff must wear ID cards: TN govt

After the mandatory original driving license rule, the Tamil Nadu government has reportedly mandated that all the government staff must wear identity cards on their duty. Swarna, Secretary of the Personnel and Administrative Reforms department, has made this announcement following complaints that the staff don’t wear ID cards. The chiefs of every government department have reportedly been instructed to provide ID cards with appropriate staff information.

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Woman killed by son-in-law over property dispute

A 54-year-old Chennai woman who went missing a month ago in Madurai was found dead in the outskirts of Madurai city. Reportedly, the police received a complaint from her son, based on which they started the investigation. The woman was allegedly murdered by her son-in-law and  his friends when she was staying with her daughter in Madurai. According to media reports, the woman was killed over a property dispute. The police arrested the accused and his friends and surrendered him before a court in Chennai where he mentioned that the murder was planned because the woman was not giving him his share of the property.

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Tenants will have to pay separate rent for pets

According to media reports, the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Right and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Rules have imposed new tenancy rules for pet animals, which include separate rent to occupy pets at home. The rules also include permission for the owners to deduct money from the deposit if the pet defecates or damages the home.

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15-year-old and 9-year-old died due to Dengue in TN

A 15-year-old boy of class eight was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Sunday. Reportedly, he was affected with dengue and stopped responding to treatments. According to media reports, the boy died on Monday. A nine-year-old girl near Erode reportedly lost her life due to Dengue on Monday. 

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Amma is the permanent CM of Tamil Nadu: EPS

While addressing a political gathering, TN Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday reportedly said that he was running the TN government with MGR’s blessing and that he would only be the party’s layman while ‘Amma’ will be the permanent CM of Tamil Nadu. He also reportedly expressed his hope in restoring the party’s ‘two leaves’ symbol.

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Chennai college student dies in accident

According to reports, a college student named Dinesh Kumar died on the spot after the bike he and his friend were travelling hit a fence by the roadside. The 20-year-old deceased was studying in the final year of B.Sc in Vivekananda College in Chennai. Dinesh Kumar and his friend Saravanan went on a trip to Varathaiya Palayam waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh. Saravan has been admitted to a hospital in Chennai, and is in critical condition.

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MTC bus crushes man and rams into TASMAC in Chennai

An MTC bus from Avadi to Broadway ran over two engineering students in Thirumalaivoyil and hit a TASMAC shop in Chennai-Thiruvallur high road on Monday. Reportedly, the bus driver lost control of the speed and hit two pedestrians unable to stop the bus.  Yashwanth succumbed to injuries on the way to a hospital, and his friend Jagan is undergoing treatment in a government hospital. According to media reports, the driver claimed that the brake was not working and to avoid hitting the vehicles and pedestrians on the road; he tried to halt the bus by ramping into the shop. The police have arrested the driver and filed a case.

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