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Chennai News highlights: AIADMK leader Palaniswami stages hunger-strike, urges DMK to withdraw hike in property tax, power tariff

Chennai News highlights: Addressing a day-long hunger strike by AIADMK cadres over issues including increase in property tax, power tariff and milk prices, Palaniswamy hit out at Stalin over his remarks that some political parties were trying create problems in the state,

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Chennai News highlights: AIADMK interim general secretary K Palaniswami on Friday joined issue with the ruling DMK, especially Chief Minister M K Stalin, over criticism of achievements during the last 10 years and reiterated his challenge for an open debate on schemes implemented during the party’s reign and the present government’s 18-month rule.

Addressing a day-long hunger strike by party cadres over various issues including increase in property tax, power tariff and milk prices, condition of roads and deteriorating law and order situation, he hit out at Stalin over his remarks that some political parties were trying create problems in the state, as their their “stomachs were burning seeing the achievements.” “It is not our stomach that is burning. But the people’s, following the misrule and governance and increase in prices,” Palaniswami said and urged the government to withdraw the hike in property tax, power tariff and milk prices.

In a separate development, the Tamil Nadu police on Thursday created a unique history by presenting non-transferable digital assets in the form of NFTs minted with paintings of images of the idols seized during a raid conducted by the TN Idol Wing CID on November 18, to a five-member team.

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Chennai residents can now test water quality at new laboratory in Kilpauk

The residents of Chennai can now test the quality of water running in their house taps at Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board’s (CMWSSB) new laboratory in Kilpauk.

The government laboratory that is set up at a cost of Rs 7 crore was inaugurated by Chief Minister MK Stalin on November 22.

According to a statement by the CMWSSB, an amount of Rs 75 will be charged to test water samples from each household and Rs 200 for one sample from apartments. The laboratory will charge Rs 200 from commercial establishments as well as test water in open wells and borewells. Read More

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Heightened security across Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai district ahead of Karthigai Deepam festival

Security has been tightened across Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai district ahead of the Karthigai Deepam festival scheduled to take place on December 6.

Tamil Nadu Director General of Police C Sylendra Babu visited the district on Thursday to inspect the security measures put in place ahead of the marquee event.

Addressing reporters, DGP Babu said they are taking count of the foreigners and local residents around the Arunachaleswara Temple premises and have identified vulnerable points and beefed up the security. Read More

20:12 (IST)02 Dec 2022
Madras HC bench directs TN govt to prohibit mobile phones inside temples

Madurai bench of the Madras High court has directed the Government of Tamil Nadu to prohibit devotees from taking mobile phones inside temples in the state in order to "maintain the purity and sanctity" of religious shrines. (ANI)

18:57 (IST)02 Dec 2022
AIADMK leader Palaniswami stages hunger-strike, urges DMK to withdraw hike in property tax, power tariff

AIADMK interim general secretary K Palaniswami on Friday joined issue with the ruling DMK, especially Chief Minister M K Stalin, over criticism of achievements during the last 10 years and reiterated his challenge for an open debate on schemes implemented during the party’s reign and the present government’s 18-month rule.

Addressing a day-long hunger strike by party cadres over various issues including increase in property tax, power tariff and milk prices, condition of roads and deteriorating law and order situation, he hit out at Stalin over his remarks that some political parties were trying create problems in the state, as their their “stomachs were burning seeing the achievements.” “It is not our stomach that is burning. But the people’s, following the misrule and governance and increase in prices,” Palaniswami said and urged the government to withdraw the hike in propert tax, power tariff and milk prices. (PTI)

14:01 (IST)02 Dec 2022
TANCET 2023 | Anna university postpones exam dates; check details

The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2023 (TANCET 2023), conducted by the Anna University on behalf of DTE Chennai was postponed recently. The revised exam dates for admissions to academic year 2023-24 have not been released yet. Once released, the candidates will be able to check the schedule at the official website — tancet.annauniv.edu. Know more here

12:46 (IST)02 Dec 2022
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Man attempts to take selfie with Stalin posing as police, booked

A 42-year-old man, working with the Prison and Correctional Services Department at Pollachi Sub-Jail was arrested on Thursday after he posed as a cop in a bid to take a selfie with Chief Minister MK Stalin. The man identified as Vasantha Kumar had reached DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam on Thursday to take a picture. CM's security personnel enquired him and later handed him over to the Teynampet police. He was booked under section 170 and 171 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He was later released on bail.

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The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has announced that power will be suspended in parts of Chennai today in Guindy carrying out maintenance work in the city.

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EPS-led AIADMK protests against ruling DMK in Coimbatore

AIADMK interim general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami-led AIADMK is set to stage an agitation condemning property, power, milk price rise by the ruling DMK government. The opposition party claimed that the government is acting partial towards Coimbatore and they would demand the government to complete various schemes that were initiated during the erstwhile AIADMK government.

DMK taunts Tamil Nadu Governor, says gubernatorial office ‘useless’

Targeting Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi, ruling DMK MLA, T R B Rajaa on Thursday said that the post of Governor is ‘probably the most useless’ thing in democracy and said a political appointee is trying to ‘sabotage’ the functioning of an elected regime.

Rajaa, said on his Twitter handle: “The post of the #Governor is probably the most useless thing in democracy. A political appointee trying to sabotage the functioning of an elected regime is a blot on #democracy. #GetOutRavi.” He is the IT wing secretary of the DMK, legislator and son of top party leader T R Baalu. He posted a picture of ‘most useless things in the world,’ and it includes a photograph of Ravi.

The MLA posted in Tamil a popular saying of DMK founder CN Annadurai, which asks if a goat requires beard and whether a State needs a Governor, implying that both are not necessary. He posted an image of a goat with a beard alongside a picture of Ravi.

Tamil Nadu headmistress absconding after forcing students to clean toilets

The headmistress of a government school in Perundurai near here has been suspended for making students clean the toilets of the institution, police said on Thursday.

According to the police, one of the six students developed fever after cleaning the rest room, as he was reportedly bitten by mosquitoes during the task he was forced to do on November 21. His mother took the matter up with the Erode District Collector H Krishnanunni who directed the Education Department to take action in this regard.

Following this, an enquiry was held. It revealed that the six were told to clean the two toilets, one used by teachers and the other by students.

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First published on: 02-12-2022 at 08:42 IST
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