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TN: After Kamal’s tweet, ministers’ email IDs vanish from govt website

According to reports, the email IDs of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and his colleagues have reportedly been removed from the state government’s website. Many alleged that even the phone numbers have vanished. This comes after actor Kamal Haasan had earlier appealed to people to report corruption in the state to the ministers online. However, the ruling AIADMK said people could reach out to the ministers on their other email IDs as lawmakers, and also report issues on each MLA’s website.

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AIADMK says will sue Roopa if she doesn’t withdraw charges

According to reports, the ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu said it will take a legal action against Karnataka ex-DIG D Roopa if she did not withdraw her bribery charges against party chief VK Sasikala. Notably, the police officer had previously alleged that Sasikala was given special treatment and amenities in prison against rules.

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Gang beheads man in Tamil Nadu

According to police, a motorcycle-borne gang attacked and beheaded a 32-year-old man near a railway level crossing in Thanjavur when he was travelling to Saliyamangalam. When the victim Rajeshsimman, the son of a former AIADMK town secretary in Ammapettai, stepped out of his car, four men on two motorcycles attacked him, police said.

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Dead lizard in Quaid-e-Millath hostel food leaves students ill

65 students of Quaid-e-Millath Government College for Women in Chennai were admitted to a hospital on Sunday after students allegedly found a lizard in the idly. Notably, the college declared one week holiday for students residing in the hostel after the Food Safety Department conducted an inspection and issued a warning.

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Adivasi athletes from TN win medals at ITG in Delhi

The tribal Adivasi athletes from Tamil Nadu win medals at the International Tribal Games in Delhi. The Adivasi people who mostly belong to Panthalur Taluk in Tamil Nadu have represented the state in ITG. They not only excel in track and field events but also won medals in sports such as archery.

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BJP threatens to murder farmers: Ayyakannu

Farmers association leader P Ayyakannu has alleged that the ruling BJP has threatened to murder the farmers protesting in Delhi demanding loan waiver and drought relief fund among others. He reportedly said, “I received hundreds of calls threatening to kill”. He lodged a complaint in this regard with the police station near parliament and the one in Tiruchirappalli, he reportedly added.

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Government is giving funds to Amma Canteens: CM Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday asserted that Amma canteens is a service oriented for the welfare of the poor. When asked about reports that the government was contemplating sizing down the number of the canteens in view of reported loss, Palaniswami said that the usage of the term 'loss' was not correct. "Government is giving funds and Amma Canteens are being run. There is no question of loss or profit," he said.

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TN farmer tries to kill self in Delhi

A Tamil Nadu farmers protesting in Delhi on Monday reportedly attempted to commit suicide by taking sleeping pills. Reports say the farmer from Paramathivelur of Namakkal district named Subramani alleged that he tried to kill himself in a bid draw the attention of the Central government which has not paid any attention to their protests so far. Reportedly, the farmer was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in Delhi where he is recovering.

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55-year-old TN man arrested for impregnating a minor girl

A 55-year-old man allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Pollachi. The crime came to light after six months when the victim's parents noticed behavioural changes in the minor after she became pregnant. Notably, the man was arrested by Pollachi police on Sunday under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the IPC.

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722 cases filed during rides of banned Gutka: Chennai

The Chennai Police on Saturday reportedly raided 750 shops and registered cases against 722 people for dealing in banned tobacco business. According to TOI reports, the raids also helped the police find black money from a Gutka seller in Vepery. Notably, this move by Chennai police comes after DMK leader MK Stalin raised this issue in the assembly last week.

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DIG Roopa reveals list of violations made by VK Sasikala in prison

Former DIG of Prisons Roopa who had earlier released a report on the special treatment given to VK Sasikala, the convict in the disproportionate assets case, has now come public, revealing the list of violations made by the latter. Speaking to a private TV news channel, Roopa said, “Sasikala was given the luxury of using five cells along an entire barricaded corridor of 150 ft, while there was overcrowding in other cells. She was given a LED TV, personal dress (instead of white uniforms worn by convicts), own bedding and was served with separately cooked lavish food at her disposal. Further, Roopa added that Sasikala was handed the privilege of meeting her visitors at a privately curtained officer’s room, instead of the common visitor's room.

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AIADMK factions indulge in chair fight during MGR celebrations

According to reports, AIADMK’s two factions indulged in chair fight at an event celebrating MGR's birth centenary as they over the party symbol. Reports say the E Palaniswami faction and the O Panneerselvam faction began to fight after flags with the party's two-leaves symbol were seen at the event. Notably, the Election Commission had asked both the factions not to use the symbol.

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SC sets aside exoneration of ex-TN minister in DA case

The Supreme Court has reportedly set aside the order of the Madras High Court exonerating DMK veteran K N Nehru in the disproportionate assets case. The apex court termed the high court order “visibly prematured” and “unsustainable in law as well as on facts.” Nehru, his wife Shanta and son Arun are accused of acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income during his tenure as the transport minister of Tamil Nadu.

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Doctoral student held for FB post: Tamil Nadu

A student from Annamalai University was reportedly detained by the institution for a Facebook post on Kathiramangalam and misuse of Goondas Act. According to Express, Kuberan, a student of Annamalai University had asked students of the University to gather for an agitation over the Kathiramangalam issue in a Facebook post on Thursday. Notably, he also criticised the invoking of the Goondas act against protesters.

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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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