In a controversial decision, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi announced that the distribution of free rice to villagers in the Union Territory will be stopped if villages are not free from open defecation and garbage.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's statement said the free distribution of rice “shall be conditional to the certification of the village being open defecation free and free of strewn garbage and plastics.”
The scam came to light in July last year, when the income tax department conducted raids at the godown, offices and residences of a pan masala and gutkha manufacturer in Tamil Nadu over alleged tax evasion to the tune of Rs 250 crore.
Tamil Nadu governor incident: "I considered that question to be a good one. Therefore, as an act of appreciation for the question you posed, I gave a pat on your cheek considering you to be like my granddaughter," Governor Banwarilal Purohit said in his apology
The university suspended Nirmala Devi, Assistant Professor at Devanga Arts College in Virudhunagar. In the audio clip, Devi is heard talking to a student about an “opportunity” and about things students have to do “secretly” for a senior university official.
Vijaya Baskar, inspector of Trichy Cantonment police station who handled the arrest of Kovan, said they sent a team in plain clothes to collect information before the arrest. “People protested and alleged that they were not policemen.
Titled ‘VHP Rath Yatra’, the 4.02-minute video of the song was released soon after the VHP’s Ram Rath Yatra entered Tamil Nadu in late-March. Extremely popular and shared numerous times on social media platforms, the song had more than 2.20 lakh views on YouTube by Friday evening.