Chennai News highlights: A day after the Tamil Nadu government denied permission to the RSS to hold a rally on October 2, the Madras High Court on Friday said the rally can be held on November 6. Last week, the high court had directed the state government to grant permission to the RSS to hold a rally on October 2. However, the government then approached the court citing intelligence reports from central agencies indicating potential law and order problems. Meanwhile, the RSS’s Tiruvallur joint secretary R Karthikeyan filed a contempt petition against officials and police for not granting permission for the rally despite the earlier court order.
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The platform ticket price for eight stationsin Tamil Nadu’s Chennai city will be increased in view of the festive season, the Southern Railway Thursday announced. Currently, the platform tickets are being sold at Rs 10. It will now be increased to Rs 20 and this will be effective from October 1.
Apparently unwilling to utilise a government sop, an elderly woman has refused to travel free in a government bus here and is seen arguing with the conductor to issue a ticket to her, visuals of which have gone viral on social media.
Free travel for women in state-run buses in Tamil Nadu is a poll promise of the ruling DMK made ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.
The incident came in the backdrop of a state minister’s certain remarks made in the context of the free bus travel scheme, which has not gone down well with a section of women commuters and others in the state.
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