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We watched Jayalalithaa getting treatment in hospital: TN Minister

Tamil Nadu minister Nilofer Kafeel has reportedly said that all the ministers including herself visited Apollo and watched former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa getting treatment. Kafeel also reportedly said she met Jayalalithaa when the former AIADMK chief was shifted to 2nd ward from Intensive Care Unit. The AIADMK ministers have been giving confronting information on whether they saw Jayalalithaa during her treatment in Apollo Hospital.

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Thengai Sreenivasan for Tamil cinema, Dindigul Sreenivasan for TN politics: S Ve Shekher

Actor S Ve Shekher on Tuesday took to Twitter to troll Tamil Nadu forests minister Dindigul Sreenivasan. Shekher tweeted, “Thengai Sreenivasan for Tamil cinema, Dindigul Sreenivasan for Tamil Nadu politics…(translated from Tamil)”. The minister had recently stated that they didn’t see former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Apollo hospital and it’s a lie that Jayalalithaa ate idly. He reportedly added that they were forced to lie.

 

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Natarajan’s health condition worsens

Reports say that the health condition of AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan “remains critical”. The hospital, where he has been admitted, has reportedly issued a bulletin saying, “Currently he is admitted to the liver intensive care unit with worsening liver failure, kidney failure and lung congestion. His condition remains critical”. The 74-year-old, who has been undergoing treatment for the past nine months for liver failure, has reportedly been advised a combined kidney and liver transplant.

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4,820 special buses to be operated on Diwali

Tamil Nadu transport minister MR Vijaya Bhaskar has reportedly said that 4,820 special buses will be operated from Chennai for Diwali. He also reportedly said that the buses will ply from 5 bus terminals in Chennai from October 15 to October 17. So far, 32,204 passengers have booked tickets online, say reports. Further, the buses will be operated from Koyambedu, Anna Nagar, Tambaram Sanatorium, KK Nagar and Poonamallee.

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I saw Jayalalithaa eating grapes: Nephew

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s nephew Deepak Jayakumar, in an interview to Tamil news channel, has said that he saw his aunt eating grapes when she was admitted to Apollo hospital. Earlier, Tamil Nadu forests minister Dindigul Sreenivasan had said no one saw Jayalalithaa in hospital, while cooperation minister Sellur K Raju on Tuesday reportedly said all ministers including himself saw Jayalalithaa in hospital.

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Tamil Nadu: Varsity professor stabbed multiple times

According to reports, a professor from Madurai Kamaraj University has reportedly been stabbed multiple times by a guest lecturer on Tuesday. The victim, Jenefa, has been admitted to hospital and is undergoing treatment. Jenefa, the head of the department of journalism and science communication in the university, suffered serious injuries. The guest lecturer, Jothimurugan, has reportedly been arrested by police. Police are reportedly investigating the matter.

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Tamil Nadu: 100 superspeciality medical seats to fall vacant

Since the Supreme Court has declined to extend the September 14 deadline for admission, nearly 100 superspeciality seats in state-run medical colleges of Tamil Nadu will remain vacant in 2017, says a report by the Times of India. The report said, 53 seats fall vacant in Madras Medical College, 14 in Kilpauk Medical College, 11in Stanley Medical College, nine in Madurai Medical College, five in Thanjavur Medical College, six in Tirunelveli Medical College and one in Chengalpet Medical College.

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All ministers including me saw Jayalalithaa in hospital: Sellur K Raju

Tamil Nadu minister for cooperation Sellur K Raju has reportedly said that all ministers including himself saw former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa when she was admitted to Apollo Hospital. Earlier, State forest minister Dindigul Sreenivasan, at a party meeting, had said, “None of us saw Jayalalithaa when she was hospitalised... We were forced to lie”.

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Dengue Warning: two dead in Chennai

Officials of State Health Department reportedly confirmed two dengue deaths in Chennai within 48 hours. Reports also added that over 900 have been hospitalised with high fever with 40 confirmed of the dengue virus. Since January, Tamil Nadu has reported more than 7,000 cases of dengue, the second highest in the country after Kerala.

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No more Ilayaraja songs on Karaoke apps

After sending a legal notice to S P Balasubramaniam, the music composer Ilayaraja has sent notice to karaoke apps, those charge users to sing for karaoke. The Isai Gnani has sent letters to Smule and 15 other apps that give karaokes of Ilayaraja’s compositions. According to media reports, the copyrights consultant of Ilayaraja said that the maestro is only opposing to use his songs for monetary gains and that his songs are available for free on youtube.

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Youth abducting toddler caught on cam

A 3-year-old boy, who was playing with his friends, was reportedly abducted by a youth in a bicycle. Cops are reportedly investigating the alleged abduction which was recorded on a CCTV footage in RK Nagar on Monday. The police officer reportedly said that the child appeared to be calm in the footage.

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Bizarre ritual in TN: Cloths of women dressed as brides torn by boys

In a bizarre ritual, that is still being followed in some parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra, teen girls and women, dressed as brides are being forcibly taken to Mathamma temple in Thiruvallur district. Then their clothes will reportedly be torn by five boys till they are left naked. The women will reportedly be left in the temple thereafter, leaving them prone to sexual violence.This inhuman act got the attention of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) following a complaint. Reportedly, NHRC has ordered the Tamil Nadu and Andhra police to submit a report based on this issue.

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''Didn’t want to show Jaya in nightie, so we didn’t release the video'': TTV

After receiving backlashes from the opposition and own party members, the sidelined deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran on Monday reportedly said that his aunty VK Sasikala took a video of the late CM J Jayalalithaa while she was shifted to ICU in her cell phone. He also stated that the video was not released as the late CM was in nightie. This came two days after AIADMK MLA Dindigul Srinivasan said in a gathering that they were forced to lie about Jaya’s health.

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DMK moves Madras HC to disqualify Deputy CM O Panneerselvam

According to media reports, DMK’s Sakkrapani, an MLA from Oddanchatram constituency, filed a petition in Madras High Court seeking disqualification of deputy CM O Panneerselvam and 11 other MLAs who voted against the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami during February’s trust vote.

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Both DMK and AIADMK are equally corrupt: Kamal Haasan

In an interview to CNN, Actor Kamal Haasan accused both the ruling and opposition parties of being corrupt. The actor has been actively using Twitter to express his political stand. Off late, the actor has given a lot of interviews to Television Channels to make his entry into politics clear.

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Cops go incognito; nab mother who was about to sell her 7-days-old baby

A woman from Nilgiris, reportedly took help of hospital staff to sell her 7-days-old boy for Rs 5 lakh. The woman gave birth to the boy on September 17 in government hospital. Police, who got clue of the mother’s  plan, allegedly went incognito to the hospital, acted like buying the baby, and nabbed the mother and the hospital staff who were involved in the case.

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Will Kamal Haasan get back to cinema after entering politics?

Actor Kamal Haasan in his recent interview with a Tamil news channel said that he would not get back to cinema after entering into politics. The actor has been actively using social media to express his take on political developments in Tamil Nadu. He has also given interviews to news channels where he has discussed his ideologies in politics.

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Pepsico to campaign against claims of Kurkure containing plastic

PepsiCo's Marketing Director for Indian Snacks Vani Gupta reportedly said that they are taking measures to assure consumers about the safety of Kurkure amid rumours that the snack food contains plastic. "I don't know on what grounds the rumour is spread that Kurkure contains plastic. Normally big brands attract malicious rumours", Vani reportedly told media. She also added that they don't see such malicious campaign in other parts of India and they see such malicious campaigns only in Tamil Nadu.

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TN, Pondy to get rain for two days: Meteorological Centre

The Regional Meteorological Centre has reportedly said that Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry will receive mild rains for two days. Balachandran, director of the Centre, reportedly said Tamil Nadu will get heavy rains in the next 24 hours, while Chennai will receive mild rains. He also reportedly said Pudukottai and Bengaluru have received a maximum rainfall of 11cm.

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TN forms inquiry commission to probe Jayalalithaa’s death

Tamil Nadu government on Monday reportedly issued an order forming an inquiry commission to probe the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The commission will be headed by Arumugasamy, a retired judge of Madras High Court. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, in August, said an inquiry commission would be formed to probe the death.

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