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Chennai News Highlights: Spending on health, education can’t be freebies: Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Stalin was speaking at an event at the Arumigu Kapaleeswarar Arts and Science College at his Kolathur constituency

M K Stalin (File Photo)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday said the expenditure incurred by the government on education and health cannot be construed as freebies and stated such measures were being extended to the poor and those living in the fringes

A BJP supporter hurled a slipper at Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan’s car as he was returning after paying his respects to slain soldier D Lakshmanan at Madurai airport, where his body was brought on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu on Friday wrote to all district collectors in the state asking them to ensure that no elected leaders of any local body are prevented from hoisting the national flag on Independence Day on the grounds of their caste. He noted that the practice of untouchability has been abolished under Article 17 of the Indian Constitution and any form or any acts of discrimination against the members of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes were punishable offences under sections of the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

 

 

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Spending on health, education can't be freebies: Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin

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Chennai food festival: Here is a glimpse into the fest

Chennai is hosting a three-day food festival at the Island Grounds on August 12, 13 and 14. The festival is organised by the Tamil Nadu Food Safety Department in association with Eat Right India.

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Chennai food festival: Here is a glimpse into the fest

Chennai is hosting a three-day food festival at the Island Grounds on August 12, 13 and 14

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BJP supporter hurls slipper at Tamil Nadu minister Thiagarajan’s car at Madurai airport

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Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu on Friday wrote to all district collectors in the state asking them to ensure that no elected leaders of any local body are prevented from hoisting the national flag on Independence Day on the grounds of their caste.

He noted that the practice of untouchability has been abolished under Article 17 of the Indian Constitution and any form or any acts of discrimination against the members of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes were punishable offences under sections of the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates Today:

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First published on: 12-08-2022 at 08:00:45 am
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