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CM has no rights to make 'veda illam' a memorial: Deepa

To express her view on the resent developments in AIDMK party, late CM J Jayalalitha’s niece has reportedly issued a statement saying that the Chief Minister has no rights to make ‘Veda illam’ a memorial. Local news channels quoted her saying that the family will not give up ‘Veda illam’.

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Jaya's death investigation: Apollo hospital issues statement

After TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami’s move to investigate on the former TN CM J Jayalalithaa’s death, Apollo hospital has come up with a statement saying that they are confident about the treatment and care given to the late Chief Minister. They have also appreciated the CM’s move to investigate on this issue as it would prove their restless fight to cure J Jayalalithaa.

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Unique Identification Number for cattle

To stop illegal cattle transportation and monitor their health, the department of Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health has selected Coimbatore to run as a pilot project to provide a unique identification number to each cattle. The unique identification number will be updated on an online database, and a yellow tag containing 12 digit number would be fixed in the earlobe of cattle. The veterinary doctors will fix the tag and maintain a health card with the identification number of cattle.

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Jaya’s house to be converted into memorial: CM Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday reportedly announced that the ‘Veda Nilayam’ house, where former CM J Jayalalithaa lived, will be converted into a government memorial. The house is situated at Poes Garden area in Chennai. The Chief Minister also announced that people will soon be able to enter the memorial.

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SC prohibits medical admissions in Tamil Nadu till Tuesday

Barring medical admissions in Tamil Nadu till August 22, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Medical Council of India and the State government to explain the balance between students who got through NEET and rural students unequipped for the test, reports said. Stating, “We don't want a situation where NEET is demolished”, the apex court reportedly ordered the State government to provide the details of how many students from State board had qualified for NEET by Tuesday. The SC bench posted the matter for further hearing on August 22, say reports.

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Jayalalithaa’s death to be investigated by inquiry commission

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday announced that the former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's death in December will be investigated by an inquiry commission. The decision would meet a major condition for the merger of the ruling AIADMK set by the rival faction led by O Panneerselvam.

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Irom Sharmila marries British partner in Kodaikanal

Rights activist Irom Sharmila on Thursday married her British partner Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal. Family members of the couple were not present at the registrar’s office. However, Sharmila, 45, was accompanied by documentary film maker and CPI-ML activist Divya Bharathi along with some other friends. She decided to quit politics and marry Coutinho, an NRI with roots in Goa, when she lost the assembly elections in Manipur.

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Puducherry airport back on track

Puducherry airport, commenced on Thursday after three years made its first flight to Hyderabad. Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanaswamy greeted all 78 passengers and handed over the boarding pass to each of them. Reportedly, flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Tirupati and Coimbatore are expected to be started soon. Narayanswamy said that links to Delhi and Chandigarh are in proposal.

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3 TN doctors found guilty of negligence, go unpunished as medical council is vacant

After the medical council members' alleged misuse and abuse of power, the tenure of the same has been ended.  According to Times of India, no action can be taken against doctors who are negligent as the council does not have any elected members. "So far, 3 doctors are found guilty of negligence, and around 20 more complaints are there against doctors, but no action can be taken," said the Justice of medical council to Times of India.

 

Image source: Flickr/Cristina Bermudiz

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Kamal Haasan has a mental disorder: Tamil Nadu minister

Tamil Nadu revenue minister R B Udhaya Kumar has reportedly hit back at actor Kamal Haasan who has been criticising the state government over corruption for quite some time now. Talking to NDTV, the minister reportedly said, “I think he wants to say something to the people but doesn't know how to say. May be he is having some mental disorder. That's our conclusion, he's got some mental disorder.” The actor recently questioned why Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was not asked to quit despite accusations of corruption in his government.

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NEET drama starts, climax will be at Supreme Court: S Ve Shekar

Actor-Politician S.Ve.Shekar took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his take on Tamil Nadu's burning problem. He said if students are getting affected because of NEET, it is because of rulers' arroget act, and it is a shameful act. He also Tweeted saying; the NEET drama would start as Emergency law for it has been passed by central law ministry and the climax will be at Supreme Court.

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''Faced a lot of Harassment due to landlord's family dispute'' - Ashram School Management

After the allegations of rental due, ‘The Ashram’ school has cleared the issue saying that their landlord has been harassing them in the recent past due to family dispute. The school’s management had clarified in a press release that they have been negotiating with the landlord for their unfair increase in rental price and that they have informed the owner that they will be vacating the campus soon. According to the school's management, the landlord gave false statements to media in spite of having a civil dispute pending for which the school’s management will be filing a defamation case.

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It will take six months to conduct civic polls in Tamil Nadu: EC

The Election Commission has reportedly informed the Supreme Court that it will take six months to conduct the local body elections in Tamil Nadu. The polls body has reportedly said that it needs six months for the delimitation of constituencies based on the 2011 census before the civic polls. The apex court reportedly stated that the confusion in conducting the civic polls shows the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. SC also adjourned the case for hearing on September 6.

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Is Latha Rajinikanth's school closed due to rent issues?

The Ashram school, founded by Super star Rajinikanth's wife Latha Rajinikanth has been allegedly closed temporarily by the owners of the venue as the school management has reportedly not paid the rent amount of around Rs 10 crores. The owner has allegedly said that they would open the school after they receive the balance rent. However, the school’s management has issued a press note, requesting the public not to believe the news widely getting circulated and is expected to come up with an official clarification on this issue. Notably, 'The Ashram' school's staff staged a protest last December due to issues related to their salary not being paid.

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Those who dare to fight for freedom from corruption are welcome: Kamal

In a series of tweets, Actor Kamal Haasan has expressed his view on celebrating Independence day. He has mentioned, “We will remain as being slaves till we get Independence from corruption, whoever wants a corruption-free India, come let us fight for freedom once again.” He has also said that this aim is to better Tamil Nadu, and he is using DMK and ADMK as tools to achieve his target.

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DMK chief Karunanidhi admitted in hospital

DMK President M Karunanidhi has been reportedly admitted in Kauvery Hospital, Alwarpet, Chennai on Wednesday for a minor procedure - change of PEG tube. Regarding the issue, DMK leader J Anbazhagan tweeted that Karunanidhi is expected to be back home by Wednesday itself. Notably, Karunanidhi is facing health issues since last October and has not participated in any public occations since then.

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Hospital clowns: Treasure for children in Chennai’s government hospital

These 12 professional entertainers from ‘Hospital clown troupe’ are aiming at achieving a huge thing. It is to make children suffering in pain to laugh and smile. They are visiting Government children’s hospital in Egmore every Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. They visit selected wards, where their presence is most important than the other.
The troupe is trained by Hilary Chaplain, a world-renowned clown and a master trainer in hospital clowning.

Inage source: Hospital clowns facebook page

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Mahanadi inspired by real plot to kidnap my daughter: Kamal

The 1994 film ‘Mahanadi’, which actor Kamal Haasan co-wrote, was inspired by a real plot to kidnap his daughter for ransom, the actor has reportedly revealed. “My household help, all of them, conspired...they even did a dry run. By accident I discovered their plan,” he reportedly wrote. Kamal didn't specify which daughter he was referring to. Kamal has two daughters - Shruti and Akshara.

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Tamil Nadu submits NEET draft ordinance to Centre

According to reports, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday reportedly submitted a draft ordinance that seeks to exempt students from NEET medical test for admissions to government medical colleges in the state. Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had on Sunday reportedly said that Centre would cooperate if the state promulgates an ordinance in this regard.

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TTV Dhinakaran begins comeback game in Madurai

AIADMK’s TTV Dhinakaran, who was sidelined by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, began his game on Monday at a rally in Madurai in a bid to make a comeback. The rally assumes significance as CM Palaniswami faction is making efforts for the merger of the two factions - one led by Palaniswami and the other one led by O Panneerselvam. Reports suggest that Dhinakaran, who is expected to enjoy the support of over 20 lawmakers in the party, will make efforts to dethrone Palaniswami and take hold of the party, suggest reports.

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