Chennai News June 13 Highlights: AIADMK appoints spokepersons for media interactions; Swami Sankardas Ani meets Captain Vijaykanth

Chennai News June 13 Highlights: AIADMK appoints spokepersons for media interactions; Swami Sankardas Ani meets Captain Vijaykanth

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Swami Sankardas Ani, Nadigar Sangam, Captain Vijaykanth
Chennai News June 13 Highlights: Members of the Swami Sankardas Ani met Captain Vijaykanth today.

Chennai News June 13 Highlights: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) passed five resolutions at the party meet which was held on Wednesday at the ruling party’s head office in Royapettah, Chennai. The resolutions thanked the voters for voting for AIADMK during the Lok Sabha elections and by-elections and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his second term in office.

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested one person and summoned five other people for questioning which is to be held today after carrying out raids in seven locations at Coimbatore on Wednesday. The raids were conducted after the agency registered a case against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) module yesterday.

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Director Ranjith not to be arrested till June 19th

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court has ordered not to arrest Director Ranjith till June 19th.

LED stoplights for better traffic rules compliance

The Traffic police in Chennai have come up with a novel way of warning commuters to halt at the signal when it is red, by installing LED stoplines on Kamarajar Salai. There are plans to implement these all over Chennai soon.

Work underway to plug road cave-in at Madhya Kailash Junction

Commuters today morning were in for a shock after a section of the road near the Madhya Kailash Junction on the Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway collapsed. Vehicles plying on the road were embroiled in heavy traffic, even as the Traffic Police regulated the traffic and brought in men to help plug the sink hole.

Work is still underway on the junction so commuters who are travelling towards the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) need to ensure that you travel safely. 

AIADMK appoints spokepersons for all media interactions

Following the AIADMK party meet which was held at the party head office in Royapettah, Chennai yesterday, the ruling party in Tamil Nadu announced today that they would be appointing spokespersons who will be in-charge of handling all media interactions henceforth. These people would be in charge of addressing the media during press meets, fielding questions and will appear before the media for interviews. 

The AIADMK also added that any media house which is found interviewing a cadre who is not the party spokeperson will be slapped with a legal case. 

The AIADMK has appointed spokepersons for media interactions.

Homosexual, who chopped off the genitals of two men arrested

Chennai police arrested Munuswamy, a native of Manamadurai for allegedly chopping off the genitals of two men in the city on Tuesday night. 

He was arrested after police recieved a tip-off of his whereabouts from his employer. 

Bhagyaraj-led 'Swami Sankardas Ani' meet Captain Vijayakanth

A team led by veteran filmmaker K.Bhagyaraj met Captain Vijayakanth at his residence in Saligramam. The team will contest in the upcoming election against Vishal's 'Paandavar Ani'. While Bhagyaraj locks horns with Nasser for the post of President, producer-educationalist Isari Ganesh will take on Vishal for the General Secretary post. The South Indian Film Artistes Association (Nadigar Sangam) election is scheduled to take place on June 23.

Madras HC condemns police inaction in missing person case

Condemning the inaction of the police over a missing person case, the Madras High Court today asked the police whether they would only take action when an actress went missing. The HC passed the remark today after taking note of the police's lack of response in tracing Maheshwari, a woman from Salem who has been missing since February 14 this year.

Tata Ace, trucks roped in to supply water in parched Chennai

With residents and offcials running from pillar to post in search of water, a few citizens have begun enlisting the help of Tata Ace vans and trucks to ferry drinking water through 3000-litre and 6000-litre plastic tanks. 

A Tata Ace van can be seen navigating traffic enroute supplying two 3000-litre plastic tanks of drinking water to ward 13. 

Annual fishing ban to end on Saturday

The annual 61-day fishing ban, which was imposed on April 15 this year along the coast of Tamil Nadu will come to an end on June 15. 

The ban, which has been instituted by the Fisheries Department is implemented every year to avoid causing any disturbance to marine life during the breeding season. While the ban is applicable only to mechanical boats, country boats can continue fishing during the ban. 

Movie releases for the weekend

Cinema lovers are in for a treat with a host of movies releasing on June 14. The much waited Men in Black: International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will be releasing tomorrow in English, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. Those who love animated flicks can grab a tub of popcorn and watch the Secret Life of Pets 2, the sequel to the highly acclaimed 2016 release, The Secret Life of Pets. 

Kollywood fans can head to the theatres to watch the psychological thriller, Game Over starring Taapsee Pannu or Nejamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja if you would like some rib-tickling laughter instead. Bollywood releases for this week include Annant Jaaitpaal's Kissebaaz and Nayan Pachori's Rescue and Khamoshi, the Hindi version of the Tamil flick, Devi 2. 

Madras HC asks TN government to submit report on city's daily water requirement

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Tamil Nadu government to submit the steps taken by it to fulfill the daily water requirement of people in the city. The HC has also asked a status report on desalination plants constructed in ECR and other places.

Alliance Française to hold movie screening today

Alliance Française of Madras, in collaboration with the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation and Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) will be screening the French movie, Le Dernier Diamant, directed by Eric Barbier at 7 pm today at the Edouard Michelin Auditorium. The movie will be screened today as a part of the Ciné Club's movie screenings, which screens two French movies a month along with English subtitles.

Alliance Française to host theatre play on Friday

Alliance Française of Madras will be hosting a play, Bhasa's Urubhangma on June 14  from 7 pm to 08:15 pm at the centre's Edouard Michelin Auditorium. They play, which has been directed and adapted by Shakthi, will feature Theatre Nisha. 

Urubhangam is a play that has been adapted from Bhasa's adaptation of life post the Mahabharatha war and celebrates the life of King Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas and  explores the lives of the Kauravas, their motives and their side of the story. 

Schools instruct students to eat Idly with fork

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha vice-president S G Suryah on Thursday tweeted that due to the water scarcity, schools in Chennai are instructing the students to bring Idly cut into small pieces along with a fork.

Goods Train derailed between Thondairpet and Korukupettai

Goods train traveling towards Madurai derailed between Thondairpet and Korukupettai station today.  Due to this, all the suburban train services starting from Chennai to Gummidipoondi route were stopped. After three hours, the trains resumed it's usual operation.

NIA conducts raids in three more places in Coimbatore

Based on the interrogation of four persons who were arrested yesterday by NIA during its raid at 7 locations in Coimbatore in connection with ISIS module, the local police is conducting an inquiry at three more locations in the city, reports news agency ANI. The NIA on Wednesday raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore. The searches, based on a fresh case filed in the city, were at the residences of youths suspected to be in contact with members of the Islamic State group.

Metrowater to organize a camp at Puzhuthivakkam

Chennai Metrowater will organize a camp at Puzhuthivakkam on June 15 to facilitate residents to get underground sewerage connections. According to a press release, the residents of Ullagaram -Puzhuthivakkam may register their applications for sewerage connections and remit connection charges by presenting a demand draft in favor of CMWSSB in the camp. The camp will be held at Greater Chennai Corporation zone 14 office between 10.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. 

Multiple marriages halt traffic

Slow-moving traffic has been reported from Vadapalani towards Kodambakkam bridge due to multiple marriages.

Road Caves in near Madhya Kailash

A small portion of the road caved in near Madhya Kailash Junction. The stretch, which is busy throughout the day with busses, cars and other vehicles plying towards Rajiv Gandhi Salai suffered Traffic congestion. A handful of Police personnel have been deployed and barricades have been put around the damaged area.

Adoption drive by Safe Paws Adoption and Rescue Center on Saturday

Safe Paws Adoption and Rescue Center will be conducting the 19th edition of their adoption drive on June 15. The adoption drive will be held at The Bark in Alwarpet from 03:30 pm to 06:30 pm on Saturday. 

Arappor Iyakkam to conduct a workshop today

City based NGO, Arappor Iyakkam will be conducting a Know Your Rights workshop tomorrow at Vijaya Nagar in Velachery at 5 pm. The workshop aims to educate citizens on their rights and teach them to register their grievances with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), obtain government information while sitting home and lodge complaints with the police in a hassle-free manner.

Homosexual chops genitals of two men, arrested

A 36-year-old homosexual was arrested for allegedly chopping off the genitals of two men, one of whom died, said the police on Wednesday. Munuswamy was arrested after the police released video clips of the Manamadurai native walking under a flyover near Retteri in North Chennai. 

R Dhinakaran, Additional Commissioner of Police told reporters that the man was arrested on Tuesday night after the police went through footage collected from 40 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. 

Registration for round 1 of counselling under all-India quota to start on June 19

The Directorate of General Health Services has announced that registration for Round 1 of counselling under the all-India quota at government colleges, deemed universities and central government institutions will commence from June 19.

The registrations will be open on the website of the Directorate General of Health Services  on June 19 and will be available until the deadline which is on June 24. 

Chennai Beach-Chennai Beach Circular EMU local cancelled until Friday

Train Number 40900 from Chennai Beach to Chennai Beach Circular EMU local will be cancelled until Friday due to track maintenance work which is being carried out at the Chennai Egmore-Villupuram section from June 12 to June 14.

The Southern Railway also released a list of trains that will be partially blocked until June 14.

Chennai weather for the day

After facing a heat wave for two days, the Regional Meteorological Centre has forecasted continuing heat wave conditions in Chennai and its neighbouring districts today and on Friday. 

While the sky is expected to be partly cloudy, citizens can note that the minimum and maximum temperatures have been predicted to be 31C and 40C.

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Nerkonda Paarvai trailer

Ner Konda Paarvai, a remake of the Bollywood film Pink, is scheduled for an August release. Express Photo.

Meanwhile, the trailer for the upcoming Kollywood film, Ner Konda Paarvai was released by Zee Music Company at 6 pm on Wednesday. The film, which has been directed by H Vinoth stars actors Ajith Kumar, Vidya Balan and Shraddha Srinath in pivotal roles and features music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

The movie has been produced by Boney Kapoor - Read in Tamil

After actor Radha Ravi joined the AIADMK, singer Chinmayi Sripaada took to Twitter and called out the AIAMK and the DMK for shielding alleged perpetrators. "With Mr. Vairamuthu mollycoddled by the DMK and Mr. Radha Ravi mollycoddled by the AIADMK, the power circles in Tamil Nadu are on a roll. Remember these parties, these names the next time they wax eloquently about women's safety or women's rights." (sic) she tweeted.