Tamil Nadu News

TN woman cuts off husband's testicle after his rape attempt

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.

 

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Conduct TN local body elections before August 31

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.

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Kamal Haasan must change his childish attitude: D Jayakumar

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.

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SC dismisses Dhinakaran’s plea on FERA cases

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.

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AIADMK has become a laughing stock: TN minister

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.”

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Drugs found in Air India food trolley

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.

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Woman stabbed to death for refusing marriage proposal

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.

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No more Chennai Open

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.

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Delhi mall refuses entry to children of farmers who committed suicide

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.

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M K Stalin is using Kamal for his gains: H Raja

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.

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TN farmers beat themselves with chappals to protest MLAs salary hike

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”.

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TN ministers meet PM Modi seeking exemption from NEET

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.

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Children of farmers who committed suicide join protest in Delhi

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.

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DMK invites Rajini and Kamal to participate in Murasoli platinum jubilee celebrations

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.

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DMK to form human chain across Tamil Nadu for cancellation of NEET

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”.

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Chennai: WhatsApp group admin arrested on sedition charge

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.

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Political leader alleges to file defamation case against Kamal Haasan

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.

 

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Man arrested in Chennai over sedition charges

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.

 

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Pictures of Jaya no more on MLAs' table

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.

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Demands of TN farmers protesting in Delhi

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.

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