Chennai News June 7 Highlights: Thermal convection likely to trigger rain in the State; K Bhagyaraj to contest against Vishal

Chennai News June 7 Highlights: Thermal convection likely to trigger rain in the State; K Bhagyaraj to contest against Vishal

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Chennai LIVE News Updates: No rainfall in city in 183 days; one more student dies over NEET
Chennai News June 7 Highlights: Residents of Kasimedu in North Chennai blocked traffic yesterday morning over water scarcity.

Chennai News June 7 Highlights: Explaining the ongoing water crisis in Chennai, Pradeep John aka the Tamil Nadu Weatherman has come up with an interesting update on Twitter which shows how the capital city of Tamil Nadu is bereft of rains for the past 180 days. From December 5 2018 – till now, there has been no rainfall in the city.

In a tragic turn of events, another student in the State committed suicide yesterday after failing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The girl, Monisha hailed from Marakanam, a panchayat town in Villupuram district and was one of the three daughters of Mohan, the secretary of the fishermen wing of the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK).

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Director K Bhagyaraj to contest against Vishal

With Nadigar Sangam elections scheduled to take place on June 23, the Opposition against actor Vishal, the current General Secretary of Nadigar Sangam was formed today. Veteran Director K Bhagyaraj will be contesting for the post of the President, Dr. Isari Ganesh for General Secretary and actors Udhayaa and Kutty Padmini for Vice Presidents of the Nadigar Sangam.

Truck loaded with 20-tons of empty bottles toppled near Tambaram

A truck loaded with 20-tons of empty perfume bottles overturned when it was passing through the subway in Tambaram. The truck was carrying the load from a private company situated inside the premises of Madras Special Economic Zone in Sanatorium and it was supposed to deliver the goods at the Chennai Harbour. The traffic department has filed a case against the driver.

Twitter in TN celebrates 1 year of Rajini-starrer Kaala

Twitterati have been taking to the social media platform with gusto today to celebrate the one year release of Pa. Ranjith's Tamil movie, Kaala, with #1YearofKaala trending on Twitter. Fans in Tamil Nadu have been posting fan made videos to celebrate the one-year-anniversary of the movie, which starred Superstar Rajinikanth, Samuthirakani, Easwari Rao and Bollywood actors Huma Qureshi and Nana Patekar in titular roles and was produced by Dhanush's production house, Wunderbar Films.

Arappor Iyakkam to conduct a workshop on Sunday

Arappor Iyakkam, a civic activism group in Chennai will be conducting a workshop, Know Your Rights on at 5 PM at Adyar on June 9. 

The workshop aims to educate citizens on their rights and empower them to tackle basic civic issues on their own.

Arappor Iyakkam is a an anti-corruption group in Chennai that aims to achieve a just and equal society by ensuring transparency and accountability in governance , working towards political, judicial and electoral reforms, acting as an advocacy group to influence government policy formulation and building a large democratic people's movement. 

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Know Your Rights aims to teach citizens to tackle civic issues. 

Tamil Nadu officials demand Karnataka to release Cauvery water

Tamil Nadu officials demanded Karnataka to release 9.19 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu at the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) meeting which was held at Delhi today. 

The demand by the officials was raised today after Karnataka had failed to release 9.19 TMC of water to the state as per the directions given by the CWMA during a meeting on May 28 this year. 

Headed by Navin Kumar, the meeting was attended by officials from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. 

Thermal convection likely to trigger rain in TN

S Balachandran, the RMD director in Chennai, said the thermal convection can lead to rainfall in one or two places in Tamil Nadu. Further, he added that the South West Monsoon is expected to make onset over Kerala tomorrow.

Zero Waste Chennai campaign to be held on Saturday

As a part of the city wide Zero Waste Chennai Programme, the Greater Chennai Corporation, in collaboaration with the Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG) will be conducting a door to door campaign regarding waste segregation from 7 am to 11 am on June 8.

The campaign will cover Anna Nagar Park in Royapuram, Bashyam Naidu Park in Kilpauk and Kotturpuram Park on River View Road. 

Zero Waste Chennai is a city-wide campaign that aims to implement a decentralized waste management system in Chennai and make the city sustainable and garbage free in its 200 wards. 

Suriya's NGK Joins 100 Crore Club

Actor Suriya's latest film 'NGK' entered the 100 crore club in less than a week of its release. Despite receiving mixed reviews from the critics, the movie managed to achieve this feat. The movie marked Suriya's first collaboration with Director Selvaraghavan.

Kolaigaran, Seven hit theatres today

Tamil audience in the city are in for an exciting weekend with two Kollywood thrillers hitting the screens today. 

Seven, which hit the screens today is an investigative thriller starring Rahman, Havish, Regina Cassandra and Nandita Shwetha , with Director Nizar Shafi at the helm. The film is produced by Sri Green Production, with screenplay by Ramesh Varma and music by Chaitan Bharadwaj.

Kolaigaran, the second release of today is touted to be an action-thriller which revolves around a cat-and-mouse game between a murderer and a cop. The movie, which has been directed by Andrew Louis  stars Action King Arjun Sarja, Vijay Anthony and Ashima Narwha in leading roles, with Nasser, Seetha and Gautham essaying the roles of the supporting characters.

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Day 3 of Carbon Zero Challenge underway at IIT-M

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is hosting the final day of their Carbon Zero Challenge (CZC) at the Madras campus today. The All India Energy and Environment Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest which aims to ideate, innovate and incubate with the Carbon Zero Challenge will be showcasing 20 teams, each of them presenting prototypes of devices based on five different themes - Water and waste management, Urban areas, Industries, Transportation and Agriculture and Forestry.

No rain in Chennai for the past 180 days

Tamil Nadu Weatherman has come up with a stat which shows how the capital city of Tamil Nadu is bereft of rain.

Chennai Commissioner of Police initiates e-tickets for traffic violators

The Commissioner of Police, A K Viswanathan initiated e-tickets in the city today in a bid to curb traffic violations by commuters. "This technology will help people obey traffic rules", said the Commissioner after the launch.

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Chennai water crisis: Resident queue up to fill their buckets in. (Express Photo: K S Vasu)

The Madras High Court on Thursday heard a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed by KK Rajendran, an activist from Korattur, to implement the provisions of Motor Vehicle Act, which made wearing of helmets by both rider and the pillion compulsory. A division bench of justice comprising S.Manikumar and Subramaniam Prasad asked the authorities what action they have taken against the offenders as the accidents keep increasing. Additional advocate general P.H. Aravindh Pandian said the authorities have been implementing the orders issued by the court and added that action has been initiated against five lakh people for not wearing a helmet and two lakh licenses were already suspended. In the order, the division bench said the AAG submitted that the first bench of this court had already passed a direction to impound vehicles for violation of helmet rule.

The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) recently hiked their monthly parking fees at a few stations in the city, drawing much flak from commuters. The CMRL hiked the monthly parking fees at seven stations in the city - Thiruirumangalam, Guindy, Meenambakkam, Ashok Nagar, Mannadi, Anna Nagar East and Nanganallore road. The monthly parking fees earlier cost Rs. 500 for monthly parking for the day for four wheelers and Rs. 2000 for 24 hours, while it cost Rs. 250 for bikes for monthly parking for the day and Rs. 1000 for 24 hours. The revised fees have put monthly parking for the day for cars at Rs. 1000 and for 24 hours at Rs. 3000, while the same cost Rs. 500 and Rs. 1500 respectively for bikes.

3 students commit suicide in Tamil Nadu over NEET

The Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) hosted Day 2 of their Carbon Zero Challenge yesterday at their campus in Chennai. The three-day All India Energy and Environment Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest features 20 teams from across the country as they showcase prototypes of devices based on five different themes - Water and waste management, Urban areas, Industries, Transportation and Agriculture and Forestry.