Chennai News Highlights: After HC order, youth who performed bike stunts distributes road safety awareness pamphlets
Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Today Highlights: Court asks 22-year-old to assist ward boys in the trauma ward at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for three weeks, upload an awareness video against reckless driving and distribute pamphlets with awareness messages about rash driving, drunken driving etc.
While granting bail to Binoy, the court said that he should upload an awareness video against reckless driving on his Instagram account. (File photo)
Chennai Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Nearly two weeks after he was granted anticipatory bail by the Madras High Court, Kotla Alex Binoy, a 22-year-old social media influencer apprehended for performing bike stunts in Chennai’s Anna Salai road, distributed pamphlets on road safety awareness at Teynampet Mount Road Junction signal on Monday. This was among the several conditions imposed by the Madras High Court while granting bail to Binoy on September 21.
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Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for road transport and highways, said on Monday that the Chennai port-Maduravoyal corridor in Tamil Nadu would be completed by December 2024. According to the minister, the Rs 5,800-crore elevated stretch of 20.5 km would be developed in four sections and start inside the Chennai port and end at the Maduravoyal interchange.
With the monsoon season fast approaching in Tamil Nadu and the threat of diseases like malaria and dengue looming, the Greater Chennai Corporation has begun taking measures to control the spread of vector-borne diseases. According to data issued by the civic body, 3,271 corporation workers, including 2,317 contract workers and 954 full-time employees, have been deployed to carry out a drive against mosquitoes. “A total of 224 larvicide sprayers, 120 power-sprayers, 300 battery-operated sprayers and 229 hand-operated fumigators have been set up by the corporation,” a release noted.
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The Tiruvallur police in Tamil Nadu arrested four persons Wednesday for seeking sexual favours and blackmailing a 17-year-old girl whom they had videographed while she was talking to a male friend near a field last week. The police said the girl had later on attempted self-immolation.
The minor girl is currently undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Chennai after suffering 50 per cent burns. According to her statement to a magistrate Wednesday, a case was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The girl reportedly told the magistrate that last week she was talking to a male friend near a field when the four accused, who are in their mid-twenties, videographed the duo and blackmailed the girl. The accused allegedly sought sexual favours and threatened the girl that they would send the video to her parents if she doesn’t comply.
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