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Chennai News Highlights: Tamil Nadu ordinance on banning online gambling expires for want of Governor’s assent

Chennai News Highlights, November 29: In other news, the Greater Chennai police arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife’s lover.

By: Express Web Desk
Chennai | Updated: November 29, 2022 22:34 IST
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Chennai News Highlights, November 29: The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Ordinance expired on Sunday night for want of Governor’s assent to the Bill approved by the Tamil Nadu Assembly last month. This has sparked a new conflict between the state government and Governor R N Ravi on a day the state reported another death by suicide at Tenkasi, allegedly due to losses in online gambling.

In other news, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) held a meeting here with its leaders and members to finalise decisions for the upcoming year. The two-day consultative meeting, which concluded on Sunday, discussed issues including enhancing the RSS’s outreach among the people and strengthening the implementation of the national education policy (NEP).

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated an industrial park at Eraiyur in Tamil Nadu’s Perambalur district on Monday. He also laid the foundation stone for the Phoenix Kothari Footwear Park. The inauguration of the 243.39-acre park of the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (Sipcot) followed an announcement in the 2022-23 budget session that new parks would be set up in Coimbatore, Perambalur, Madurai, Vellore and Tiruvallur districts.

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Chief Minister M K Stalin, Governor R N Ravi and dignitaries from over 180 countries had participated in the mega event.

A memorandum regarding this was handed over to Governor RN Ravi by Annamalai and other senior BJP leaders. In a statement, the BJP said that it has come to light that most of the handheld metal detectors, door frame metal detectors and bomb detectors that were used in the security arrangement were not in order and overdue for maintenance. Read More

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09:41 (IST)29 Nov 2022
Tamil Nadu ordinance on banning online gambling expires for want of Governor’s assent

The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Ordinance expired on Sunday night for want of Governor’s assent to the Bill approved by the Tamil Nadu Assembly last month.

This has sparked a new conflict between the state government and Governor R N Ravi on a day the state reported another death by suicide at Tenkasi, allegedly due to losses in online gambling. Read more now

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RSS meet discusses plans for finalising decisions for 2023

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) held a meeting here with its leaders and members to finalise decisions for the upcoming year.

The two-day consultative meeting, which concluded on Sunday, discussed issues including enhancing the RSS’s outreach among the people and strengthening the implementation of the national education policy (NEP). Know more here

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MLA Udhayanidhi Stalin inaugurated the facility on Sunday.

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Udhayanidhi Stalin, DMK youth wing secretary and MLA turned 45 on Sunday and the party celebrated his birthday by distributing welfare assistance to beneficiaries.

Gold rings were gifted by ruling party office-bearers to newborns in State-run hospitals, and a boat race and cricket tournament held here were among the highlights of the birthday celebrations of Chief Minister M K Stalin's son, Udhayanidhi.

Blood donation camps and community meal programmes were held and the welfare assistance to beneficiaries includes distribution of rice bags as well.

Udhayanidhi, days ago appointed again as youth wing chief, is also an actor and film producer. Stalin is the DMK president. PTI

The Tamil Nadu government has initiated steps to establish a textile city in Chennai and plans to set up a handloom museum in Mahabalipuram, near here, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced on Friday.

The museum would be set up at a cost of Rs 30 crore, he said while unveiling programmes to develop the textile sector.

Karur, Tiruppur and Kancheepuram would be converted into textile export hubs. Also, a design and incubation centre would be established at a cost of Rs 10 crore, he said.

In other updates: The Madras High Court has rejected a plea from the Agri Horticultural Society to quash a notice issued by the Tamil Nadu government in 2006 to show cause related to taking back prime land worth Rs 5,000 crore in Chennai given to it.

The court on Friday questioned why the society should not be superseded and the vast land given to it by the state government several decades ago not be taken back.

Justice N Sathish Kumar declined to quash the notice, and directed the petitioner society, by its secretary V Krishnamurthy, to approach the civil court to decide the title of the property situated on Cathedral Road, said to be worth about Rs 5,000 crore.

The ruling DMK on Saturday alleged that Governor R N Ravi was sent to Tamil Nadu by the Centre with “some agenda,” and accused him of “doing politics” over the recent Coimbatore blast.

When the Tamil Nadu government recommended probe by the National Investigation Agency into the Coimbatore matter within two days, Ravi claimed “delay” (in handing over the case to NIA) and chances of destruction of evidence due to it,” the governing party’s Tamil mouthpiece “Murasoli” said in an opinion piece.

Also read | Senior DMK party man sets himself on fire protesting against ‘Hindi imposition’ 

Now, BJP-ruled Karnataka has handed over probe in the Mengaluru blast to the NIA after a gap of about six days, Murasoli said. Going by Ravi’s rule of thumb, would not this “delay” have led to destruction of evidence, the DMK daily wondered.

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First published on: 28-11-2022 at 09:41 IST
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