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Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin to launch Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra on September 7

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights (August 29): M K Stalin will launch the yatra to Kashmir when Congress MP Rahul Gandhi visits the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Kanniyakumari.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights (August 29): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin will launch the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanniyakumari on September 7, the party’s state president, K S Alagiri, said on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvallur district, located to the north of the capital city of Chennai, has long been notorious for the prevalence of bonded labour. Now, around a hundred emancipated labourers and their families are shaping their own future — by co-owning and operating a brick kiln, launched three months ago by the district administration. The workers are primarily members of the Irula community that falls under the Scheduled Tribe category.

In other updates from the state, the much-awaited report of Justice A Arumughaswamy commission that looked into the circumstances surrounding the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was submitted to the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday. The state Cabinet will discuss it on August 29 for appropriate action, said the state government after receiving the report.

 

 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: Brick by brick, rescued bonded labourers build a new life; Cabinet to discuss Jaya's death report today and more; Watch this space for all the latest updates from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

22:12 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Kallakurichi student death: Suicide, not rape-murder, rules Madras HC, grants bail to five

The Madras High Court on Monday granted bail to five officials of a residential school in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakuruchi who were arrested in connection with the death of a Class 12 girl student, three days after it observed that “it was a clear case of suicide and not rape-murder”.

The news of the death of the 17-year-old student on July 13 triggered violence, including stone-pelting at the school building and arson. Arun Janaradhanan reported

21:01 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Ganesh Chaturthi: Idol makers in Chennai’s Kosapettai stare at a bleak future

With just a couple of days left for Ganesh Chathurthi, which will be celebrated this year on August 31, devotees in Chennai have started thronging shops selling Ganesh idols, as the prices of the idols are expected to soar a day prior to the festival.

However, Kosapettai near Purasawalkam, the traditional hub of idol makers and artisans in Chennai, wears a gloomy look. Sources say artisans in Kosapettai have stocked up 500-1,500 idols in their homes and godowns in anticipation of brisk business, but have not found many takers for their products this year. Read more

20:34 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu government tells HC : Kaniyamoor arson issue is moving too fast in the right direction

Jinnah pointed to Justice N Sathish Kumar, when the petition from P Ramalingam, father of a 17-year-old school girl, who allegedly committed suicide at her school premises in Chinna Salem in Kallakurichi district on July 13, came up for additional hearing today. The girl's demise had led to violence and arson.

During the investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), interrogation conducted with the arrested accused, analysis of videos and photographs and the WhatsApp groups, the identity of several of the accused were ascertained and based on such evidence, 53 persons and 3 children in conflict with the law has been arrested/apprehended and sent to judicial custody and Juvenile home respectively.

The School Education department stated the government will take steps to issue an advisory to all schools in the State, to ensure students are not burdened by undue academic pressure and make them involved in extra-curricular activities. Efforts are being taken to revive counselling services. (PTI)

17:48 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Ancient game patterns inscribed beneath Krishna’s butter ball come to light

How many of us would relate to games like dhayakattam (the game of dice played in Mahabharata) or aadu puli aatam (the tiger and goat game)? These are ancient games played many years ago by our ancestors and are now slowly vanishing or being replaced by modern board games like monopoly.

In order to ensure these games do not die out in the coming years, Vinita Siddharth founded the Kreeda, a Chennai-based organisation, which is into reviving and documenting traditional games. Vidya Gowri Vadapalli reported

16:47 (IST)29 Aug 2022
TN teacher held for sexually assaulting 4-year-old sent to judicial custody; one more arrested

The 52-year-old teacher of a government school in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai, who was arrested Sunday for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl, was produced before a court and remanded in judicial custody till September 9, the police said. On Monday, the police arrested a staff member of the school where the assault took place, officials added.

According to the police, the accused sexually assaulted the UKG student who studies at a private school in Tiruvannamalai. The accused used to frequently visit the private school since his wife is an administrative official (correspondent) at the school, officers said, adding that he molested the child at the school campus after luring her with chocolates. Click Here

15:54 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu: Order to close biryani and meat shops in Kancheepuram during Ganesh Chaturthi draws flak, withdrawn

The police in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram district have withdrawn a circular directing meat and biryani shop owners to shut down their stalls for three days in view of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations after it created unrest among sections of the society and drew flak on social media.

In the notice which was shared widely on social media, the inspector of Shiva Kanchi P1 police station asked meat and biryani shop owners in the Sengazhu Neerodai street and Kanchi Sankara Mutt localities not to open their stalls from September 2 to September 4 when the procession of Ganesh idols is set to take place. The Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are set to take place from August 31 in the state. It was noted in the circular that the move was initiated to avoid any kind of disturbances. Janardhan Koushik reported

 
15:37 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu CM Stalin to launch Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra on September 7

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin will launch the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanniyakumari on September 7, the party’s state president, K S Alagiri, said on Sunday.

Stalin will launch the yatra to Kashmir when Congress MP Rahul Gandhi visits the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Kanniyakumari, Alagiri told reporters. Know More

14:16 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Probe into missing Ganesha idol leads TN Idol Wing to stumble upon 11 more lost ones

Investigation in the Lord Ganesha idol missing case led to the accidental discovery of 11 other idols of gods and goddesses, including two in museums located in the United States, the Tamil Nadu Idol Wing CID said on Monday.

Strangely, the temple authorities were unaware of the missing idols, until the officials from the wing informed them about the outcome of their investigation. Regarding the Ganesha idol, the complaint was preferred by the temple watchman, the police said. Read more.

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13:06 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu: Order to close biryani and meat shops in Kancheepuram during Ganesh Chaturthi draws flak, withdrawn

The police in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram district have withdrawn a circular directing meat and biryani shop owners to shut down their stalls for three days in view of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations after it created unrest among sections of the society and drew flak on social media.

In the notice which was shared widely on social media, the inspector of Shiva Kanchi P1 police station asked meat and biryani shop owners in the Sengazhu Neerodai street and Kanchi Sankara Mutt localities not to open their stalls from September 2 to September 4 when the procession of Ganesh idols is set to take place. The Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are set to take place from August 31 in the state. It was noted in the circular that the move was initiated to avoid any kind of disturbances. Read more.

12:22 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Chennai This Week: Kunal Kamra’s show, some loud music and a full-fledged market

Kunal Kamra’s show is something that Chennaittes can look forward to this week. A standup comedian, Kamra’s shows are known for their political overtones. Witness him performing live on September 4 at the ever-happening Music Academy from 7 pm. The event is presented by The Entertainment Factory. Read more.

11:52 (IST)29 Aug 2022
City of Markham in Canada names street after A R Rahman

City of Markham (in Canada) honours music maestro AR Rahman by naming a street after him, reported news agency ANI.

"Honoured and grateful for this recognition from City of Markham and Mayor Frank Scarpitti and the people of Canada," tweeted AR Rahman.

10:51 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu CM Stalin plays host to former owners of his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai

It was in March, 1955 when Saroja Sitharaman sold her home in Chennai’s Gopalapuram to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. Now, after 67 years, Saroja’s family whished to re-visit their old home and Karunanidhi’s son and Chief Minister M K Stalin played host to the family.

“I lived in this house since I was 6-years-old and in 1955 my grandfather decided to sell this house and it was bought by M Karunanidhi. My marriage was to take place in 1955 and we had requested a 2-month extended stay in this house so that my marriage can take place and he also accepted. Karunanidhi was a guest to my wedding too,” recalled Saroja, who is now 86-years-old. Read more. 

09:38 (IST)29 Aug 2022
CM Stalin plays host to former owners of his Gopalapuram residence
07:19 (IST)29 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu registers 525 new Covid-19 infections; Chennai added 83 cases

Tamil Nadu on Sunday saw 525 fresh Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 35,67,160.

The death toll remained unchanged at 38,034 as no fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, a medical bulletin said here.

As many as 596 people got recuperated from the virus in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 35,23,858 leaving 5,268 active cases. Read more. 

21:12 (IST)28 Aug 2022
BJP asks Tamil Nadu govt to take up census of Schedule Tribes

The BJP has appealed to the Tamil Nadu government to conduct a separate census for Scheduled Tribes (ST). The plea was made during the executive meeting of the ST wing of the BJP here on Sunday. (PTI)

18:41 (IST)28 Aug 2022
Rise in Mettur Dam level, discharge up

With inflow of water increasing to 1.20 lakh cusecs, a total of 87,000 cusecs is being discharged from Mettur Dam in Salem district in Tamil Nadu, since early Sunday.

The surplus water is because of the discharge from Krishna Raja Sagar and Kabini Dams in Karnataka that has been receiving heavy rain, official sources said. (PTI)

16:04 (IST)28 Aug 2022
Six Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested six Indian fishermen and seized their trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters, an official statement said on Sunday on the second such incident in a month.

The fishermen were arrested on Saturday off Talaimannar, a settlement located on the northwestern coast of Mannar Island, the Navy said in the statement. The fishermen, who remain in naval custody in Talaimannar, will be handed over to the fisheries inspector in Mannar, it said. Know more...

14:51 (IST)28 Aug 2022
Karunanidhi's vision leads me to success, says Stalin

On completion of four years as DMK president, Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday said he is journeying on the path laid down by late party patriarch and his father M Karunanidhi, which is behind the party's continuing electoral victories. (PTI)

10:58 (IST)28 Aug 2022
Worry, anger, and helplessness as residents come to grips with news of Chennai’s new airport

It has been more than 25 days since the Tamil Nadu and the central governments said a second airport for Chennai would come up at Parandur, about 59km from the airport at Meenambakkam.

Residents of Parandur, in Kancheepuram district, have since been apprehensive and felt helpless as they have no clue about how the project is going to be implemented. Always talking about the new airport—while having breakfast, working, grazing goats or riding two-wheelers—they are worried whether every new car entering their villages is bringing land acquisition officials.

“We have lost sleep and we are hardly having any meals. The happiness we had all these years is destroyed by the announcement from the government,” says 52-year-old Tamil Selvi, who farms on leased land at Nagapattu. Read more.

10:41 (IST)28 Aug 2022
8 more Sri Lankan nationals arrive in Tamil Nadu

Eight more Sri Lankan nationals landed here on Saturday, joining a number of people who had fled the economic crisis-hit island republic and arrived in Tamil Nadu.

The eight, including minors, came from Thalaimannar and Jaffna. They all reached Arichalmunai from where the Marine police took them to the Mandapam refugees camp, officials said. read more.

AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam on Saturday said he would soon meet the expelled interim general secretary V K Sasikala and her nephew T T V Dhinakaran, heading the AMMK party, as part of his initiatives to unite the AIADMK now divided over the leadership issue. He said he would also call on all those who worked for the party under the leadership of late Chief Ministers M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, and convince them.

In other news, the Madras High Court has directed the Coimbatore police to grant permission to install Ganesha idol at a housing board colony, where Muslims lived in large numbers, after obtaining the consent from the local Jamath. Justice N Sathish Kumar gave a direction to this effect on August 26 while disposing of a criminal original petition from Mahalakshmi, who prayed for a direction to grant permission to install Ganesha Idol at Pullakadu Housing Unit in Ukkadam South and celebrate Vinayaka Chaturthi festival falling on August 31.

A government bus conductor, who was arrested under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act for allegedly misbehaving with girl students was produced before the Magistrate on Saturday and was remanded in judicial custody, police said.

The bus belonging to Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation is operated from Gobichettipalayam to Nambiyur village on a daily basis. Students travel in the bus to the Government Higher Secondary School at Kurumandur.

In other updates from the state, Tamil Nadu has not opposed the National Education Policy (NEP) but has submitted recommendations for consideration, Union Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar claimed on Saturday.

The purported opposition to implementing the Centre’s NEP is a speculation and a projection only in the media, he said.

“I have a copy of the letter written by the Tamil Nadu government furnishing its recommendations regarding the NEP. I think some of the recommendations like those on Anganwadis, can be taken on a positive note,” the Minister told reporters here.

Read also | Worry, anger, and helplessness as residents come to grips with news of Chennai’s new airport

Eight more Sri Lankan nationals landed here on Saturday, joining a number of people who had fled the economic crisis-hit island republic and arrived in Tamil Nadu.

The eight, including minors, came from Thalaimannar and Jaffna. They all reached Arichalmunai from where the Marine police took them to the Mandapam refugees camp, officials said. One of the Lankan women said the situation back home was difficult as there were no jobs, and that compounded the problems already being faced by the island nation.

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First published on: 28-08-2022 at 08:24 IST
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