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Chennai News Highlights: Tamil Nadu govt promulgates Ordinance prohibiting online gambling, games

Chennai news highlights October 8, 2022: The Cabinet under Chief Minister M K Stalin gave its nod to the ordinance on September 26.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2022 10:27:21 pm
As per the general prohibitions, no bank, financial institution or payment gateway provider shall engage in any transaction or authorisation of funds towards payment for any online gambling or any online game of chance.(Representational)

Chennai News Highlights, October 8, 2022: The Tamil Nadu government promulgated an ordinance to prohibit online gambling and regulate online games in the State and said an online gaming authority will be established to exercise powers conferred by this Ordinance. A gazette notification issued by the government on October 3 and the Ordinance promulgated by Governor R N Ravi on October 1, said the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of online gambling and regulation of online games Ordinance, 2022, will come into force on the date notified by the government.

It has become the habit and theory of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin to say that DMK is not againt spiritualism whenever there is trouble for the government, said Union Minister of State for Fisheries and Animal Husbandry L Murugan on Friday. People have started hating the DMK due to the controversial remarks being made by its members and Ministers, Murugan, who is on a two-day visit to Nilgiris district, told reporters here.

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi Friday gave his assent to the ordinance banning online gambling and regulating online games in the state, newsagency ANI reported.

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22:13 (IST)08 Oct 2022
Madras HC directs UGC to consider autonomous status of institute

The Madras High Court has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to consider the application of Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College, Ponmar, Chennai, for autonomous status "independently on its own merits" and input from the Anna University.

The judgement in the matter of the Anna University -vs- Mahendra Institute of Technology and another as confirmed by the Supreme Court should be borne in mind and accordingly the UGC could decide the application and pass final orders within two months from the date of receiving this order copy, the court said.

The college had moved the High Court to quash the Anna University's order dated September 14, 2022, rejecting its plea for autonomous status citing that the institution does not meet the guidelines fixed by the university for awarding fresh autonomous status. (PTI)

21:16 (IST)08 Oct 2022
Puducherry | Puducherry sees 21 new COVID-19 cases

The Union Territory of Puducherry on Saturday logged 21 new COVID-19 cases, raising the overall tally to 1,74,843.

Director of Health G Sriramulu, in a release, said the 21 cases surfaced during examination of 747 samples.

Of the 21, Puducherry accounted for eight, Karaikal 8, Yanam one, and Mahe, an enclave of Puducherry in Kerala, none. (PTI)

21:14 (IST)08 Oct 2022
Cricket legend Srikkanth launches vision-screening programme

India Vision Institute (IVI), a not-for-profit NGO, and Sightsavers, a development organisation, have launched vision-screening programme for the benefit of fishermen and stone sculptors here.

Spectacles were distributed to fishermen by cricket legend Krishnamachari Srikkanth at an event here on October 6.

IVI's CEO Vinod Daniel, chairman of zone 15 of Greater Chennai Corporation VE Mathiyalagan and former Neelankarai Panchayat president V Ettiyappan took part. About 70 people have been screened in the last few days, IVI said in a statement. (PTI)

20:56 (IST)08 Oct 2022
Watch | Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Mylapore market in Chennai
20:42 (IST)08 Oct 2022
A Tamil king or a Hindu king? A Chola-era Mani Ratnam film caught in a 21st-century debate

POLITICIANS in the North are trying too hard to be more Hindu than the next, the BJP complains. In Tamil Nadu, as per the party, it’s just the opposite: they want to be seen as more “non-Hindu” than the other.

The row on the issue has this time surfaced over Mani Ratnam’s much-anticipated film Ponniyin Selvan I (PS-I), based on Kalki’s Chola-era historical fictional novel. The trigger was award-winning Tamil filmmaker Vetrimaaran’s warning to Tamils over Hindutva groups coopting Raja Raja Chola as a Hindu, provoking a sharp reaction from the BJP. Arun Janardhanan writes 

20:10 (IST)08 Oct 2022
Migrant worker falls to death

A construction worker, hailing from a northern State, fell off a multi-storeyed building while at work and died, police here said on Saturday.

According to the police, Maliq Salam (24) of Bihar, along with some other guest workers, was engaged in work when the accident took place. The mishap took place a couple of days ago. The victim was taken to hospital where he died today, the police said. (PTI)

19:33 (IST)08 Oct 2022
Toyota Kirloskar presents its latest Urban Cruiser Hyryder in TN

Automobile maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor showcased its latest B-segment sports utility vehicle (SUV) Urban Cruiser Hyryder here, equipped with a host of features including a self-charging strong-hybrid electric powertrain, the company said on Saturday.

Lanson Toyota, one of the company's major dealership facilities in the city, launched the vehicle in the presence of its Chairman and Managing Director M Lankalingam, executive director Shivanka Lankalingam among others.

The medium-sized SUV has been priced at Rs 15.11 lakh (ex-showroom) and the company claims fuel efficiency of 27.97 kilometres per litre. The vehicle is available in four variants including, strong hybrid, mid-hybrid, and all wheel drive (AWD). (PTI)

18:51 (IST)08 Oct 2022
K'taka Cabinet okays hike in SC/ST quota, to issue govt order

The Karnataka Cabinet on Saturday accorded its formal approval to increase the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SC/STs) quota in the State.

The State government would issue an order with which quota for SCs would go up from 15 per cent to 17 per cent and for STs from 3 per cent to 7 per cent. Following this, it would also initiate the process to have the quota included under the 9th Schedule of the Constitution by making a recommendation to the Centre.

"The Cabinet met today and as was decided in an all-party meeting yesterday (Friday) it accepted Justice H N Nagamohan Das Commission report in which it recommends hiking the quota for SCs from 15 per cent to 17 per cent and for STs from 3 per cent to 7 per cent," Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said after a special meeting of the Cabinet. (PTI)

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DMK dismisses Palaniswami's accusations on projects as 'gibberish'

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Dismissing Palaniswami's refrain as 'generic gibberish', the ruling party organ 'Murasoli' listed the new schemes. Palaniswami had said that no major projects were launched by the DMK government and only those initiated during the AIADMK regime were being inaugurated. Read More.

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Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized, 3 held

Police here on Saturday said they have seized bundles of fake currency in the denomination of Rs 2,000 from a house near here. Three people were arrested in this connection and another was at large, said the police.

Preliminary inquiry revealed the gang was involved in supplying fake currency double than that of the original value and cheated many people in the past, they said.

Based on a complaint from one of the victims, the police said they raided a house and found nine cartons of the fake notes. Police said they seized 2 iridium vessels, too, from the scene. Further investigations into whether the gang was a part of an iridium racket were on, the police said. (PTI)

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Flood mitigation work progressing satisfactorily, says TN CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday said the stormwater drainage work, initiated as part of the flood mitigation in Chennai, and desilting work are progressing satisfactorily and would be completed soon.

The Chief Minister who has been showing interest in completing the works before the North-East Monsoon invigorates, said he had inspected several areas in south Chennai last week and visited many localities where the stormwater drainage works were taken up in north Chennai.

"Nearly 70 to 80 percent work has been completed in south Chennai. Today I inspected north Chennai where the works were affected due to rains. The work will be completed in about 15 days or one month," the Chief Minister told reporters after the inspection. (PTI)

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Setting aside a single judge order allowing Tamil Nadu State Volleyball Association (TNSVA) to select and send men's and women's teams to the national games, a division bench comprising justices G R Swaminathan and N Mala on Friday said the VFI is the apex body in the country representing this game.

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Tamil Nadu govt promulgates Ordinance prohibiting online gambling, games

The Tamil Nadu government promulgated an ordinance to prohibit online gambling and regulate online games in the State and said an online gaming authority will be established to exercise powers conferred by this Ordinance.

A gazette notification issued by the government on October 3 and the Ordinance promulgated by Governor R N Ravi on October 1, said the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of online gambling and regulation of online games Ordinance, 2022, will come into force on the date notified by the government. Know more here

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Victims of job fraud, 13 Tamilians return home from captivity in Myanmar

Thirteen people from Tamil Nadu who were held in illegal captivity in Myanmar returned home Wednesday morning. They reached Chennai via Delhi around 2:30 am and went to their respective towns.

Non-resident Tamils Welfare Minister Gingee K S Masthan received them at the Chennai airport and said the government bore all their expenses, including flight tickets.

The minister said these people went to Thailand for IT-related jobs through private recruitment agencies on tourist visas and later they were taken to Myanmar for carrying out illegal jobs online.

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