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Court asks cops to file case against Kamal Haasan only if..

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Chennai city police to register a case against actor Kamal Haasan only if cognizable offences are made against him for his ‘Hindu Terrorism’ remark.  Earlier, Kamal has reportedly said that Hindus cannot claim that extremism doesn’t exist among them anymore.

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DMK announces candidate for RK Nagar bypoll

Opposition DMK has reportedly decided to field Marudhu Ganesh as their candidate for the upcoming RK Nagar bypoll. The decision was taken at a meeting led by party working president MK Stalin on Saturday. VCK Chief Thol Thirumavalavan reportedly said the party has decided to support DMK’s candidate. Notably, the bypoll is scheduled to be held on December 21.

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Action taken against the policeman who hit the biker

Earlier, a video went viral where it can be seen that a policeman vociferously hits a biker for not halting for check in Kanyakumari district. The SI has been reportedly suspended and further investigations are going on. The actions of the cop attracted a significant amount of public ire.

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Anitha suicide: NCSC summons top officials for inquiry

In the Anitha suicide case, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has reportedly issued summons to the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police, the Collector of Ariyalur and the Superintendent of Police, Ariyalur, to appear before the panel on December 12 in New Delhi. Medical aspirant Anitha from Ariyalur committed suicide by hanging herself as she couldn’t get an MBBS seat after she failed in the NEET medical test. NCSC vice-chairman L. Murugan reportedly said the Commission had summoned the four top officials for inquiry as an interim report by Ariyalur district police was not satisfactory.

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Chennai: Two teens die after falling from bus

According to reports, two teens have died after falling from buses in two separate incidents near Tambaram Sanatorium and Thirukazhukundram on Thursday. 14-year-old Runesh Kumar S, a class IX student, was reportedly crushed to death after he slipped and fell under wheel when he tried to reserve seats in a bus in Tambaram Sanatorium. In another incident in Thathalur of Kanchipuram, a class X student named E Chandru of the government school in Thirukazhukundram, died after he slipped while hanging on to the footboard of a bus, reports added.

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This city to ban plastic water bottles in star hotels

Starting from March 2018, Mumbai is all set to ban the use of plastic water bottles in star hotels. This move is in a bid to limit plastic aggregation. As per reports, the city generates 8,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste every day.

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No ban on cheque books

Taking cognisance of media reports that stated cheque books might be banned in the future in order to boost digital transactions, the finance ministry took to Twitter and clarified the news as being untrue. Well, looks like cheque books are here to stay, after all.

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Dengue patients stand outside as hospital didn’t allow them inside

According to reports, patients in the special ward for Dengue in the government medical college hospital in Palayamkottai of Tirunelveli were standing outside with glucose bottles in their hands as the hospital didn’t allow them inside. Reports suggest that they were earlier evacuated saying they are being shifted to a new building. However, patients alleged that it was an old unsanitary building without any basic amenities. Allegedly, many of them including children were affected with Dengue. Furious relatives of the patients were involved in an argument with hospital officials. However, they were not allowed inside, reports added.

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45 people affected with Dengue in Tiruvallur: District collector

Tiruvallur district collector Sundaravalli on Saturday reportedly said that 45 people were affected with Dengue in the district. So far, Rs 10.77 lakh has been collected through fine for harbouring an environment that encourages Dengue mosquito production, the collector reportedly said. Further, she added that 15 fake doctors have been arrested so far, reports added.

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Decomposed body of infant found

A dumped, decomposed body of an infant was found inside a vessel in V.O.C. Nagar in New Washermanpet on Friday, reports The Hindu. The police are reportedly trying to locate the parents by collecting details of recent deliveries at hospitals in the locality, added reports.

 

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Man tags US Salem police instead of TN’s Salem police for complaint

A man by the name Arunanand TA on Twitter wrongly tagged US’ Salem police department in his tweet to complain about the exorbitant fare charged by autorickshaw drivers in Salem Yercaud. However, the US Salem police replied to his tweet saying. “We are the Salem Police in Salem, Oregon, USA.” Notably, the Tamil Nadu’s Salem police, who later assured to look into the matter, does not even have a Twitter handle. Meanwhile, there is also a city named Madras in Oregon, which the man again took to US Salem police to confirm.

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Coal lorry crashes into two houses in Thiruvarur

At least two people were injured after a lorry carrying coal crashed into two houses on the roadside in Achuthamangalam near Thiruvarur. A couple suffered the injuries after the truck, from Karaikal to Kumbakonam, ploughed into the houses. More details are awaited.

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Tsunami rehearsals leave people in panic in Kanyakumari

Rehearsals were reportedly conducted in coastal villages of Kanyakumari to train people on taking precautionary measures in the event of a Tsunami alert. The Coast Guard officials, Revenue officials, policemen, fisheries officials, fire officials, social activists, a medical team and the disaster relief force reportedly participated in the rehearsals. People in the surroundings were initially panicked, report suggests.

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MK Stalin to meet party functionaries to discuss RK Nagar bypoll

According to reports, DMK working president MK Stalin has decided to meet the high-level party functionaries on Saturday to discuss the RK Nagar bypoll. It is expected that the discussion will also focus on choosing the candidate for the RK Nagar bypoll. The Election Commission has announced that bypoll for the constituency, which has been lying vacant for nearly a year, will be held on December 21.

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Schools to work today to compensate monsoon holidays

According to reports, schools in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts will work on Saturday to compensate the holidays announced due to rains during the North-East monsoon. With the monsoon rains still expected to lash for some more days, it is likely that more holidays for school students are ahead.

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Will contest RK Nagar bypoll with any symbol we get: TTV Dhinakaran

TTV Dhinakaran has reportedly said that his faction will contest the RK Nagar bypoll with any symbol they are allotted with. He also reportedly added that it is the candidate who matters, not the symbol. The Election Commission’s order granting the ‘Two Leaves’ symbol to EPS-OPS faction is an interim order, Dhinakaran said adding, the order has come in order to announce the RK Nagar bypoll date, reports added

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Four school girls die after falling into well near Arakkonam

According to reports, four girls studying in Class XI died after falling into a well near Arakkonam in Vellore. The bodies were reportedly recovered. The girls, Revathi, Shankari, Deepa and Manisha, committed suicide after their teacher scolded them, asking them to bring their parents to school, reports suggested.

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HC seeks Jaya's fingerprint details

Madras High Court judge Justice P Velmurugan has reportedly asked the superintendent of Parappana Agrahara  jail in Bengaluru and UIDAI regional officer, who handles Aadhaar, to submit Jayalalithaa’s fingerprint details to the court by December 8.  The order was passed in relation to a petition filed by DMK functionary P Saravanan questioning the validity of the former Tamil Nadu CM’s thumb impression on election documents for Assembly bypoll in 2016.

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Car falls off unfinished flyover in Chennai, three killed

A car reportedly drove up an unfinished flyover near Redhills in Chennai on Friday and three people were killed on the spot. TOI reports say, the driver drove up the flyover without knowing it was under construction and the car fell from a height of 30 feet and fell in a pit. Three members of a family travelling in the car reportedly died on the spot. However, the driver managed to escape. Police have now placed barricades at the entrance of the flyover to restrict vehicle movement.

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Watch: Chennaiyin FC supporter abuses female fan

In a video surfacing online, a Chennaiyin FC fan was caught making unpleasant gestures towards a female NorthEast United fan. The fan being heckled is seen pushing the man away later in the video. Both the team owners condemned the unwanted behavior and released a statement in response to the incident.

 

 


 


 

 

 


 

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