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Policeman arrested for harassing TN woman

A 27-year-old policeman who recently joined the 13th battalion of TamilNadu special police recently was arrested for misbehaving with a woman. Reportedly he went to Kasimedu to visit his relatives were he misbehaved with a married woman. Initially, she warned him but later lodged a complaint and then he was arrested.

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Stalker stabs 21-year-old woman in broad day light in T Nagar

A stalker stabbed a 21-year-old woman who was his neighbour, on Wednesday afternoon in T.Nagar's Burkit road. Satyanarayanan, a 34-year-old a roadside vendor in the streets of Parry's, killed the woman who was on her way to her institution. Reportedly, he had been asking her to marry him and when she denied he stabbed her neck and face multiple times. He was caught by the police in two hours after the attack and presented in court and is under custody now. The woman was admitted to the hospital and the doctor alleged that her condition is stable.

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High court directs university in favour of transgender name change

Madras High Court on Thursday issued orders to Anna University and Madras University asking the controller of examinations to change the name in the certificates of a student who underwent a sex change surgery. Reportedly, the medical records proved that the person is a fully fledged male after required  investigations physically and psychologically. The person changed his name and gender in the government gazette, PAN, Passport, and Aadhaar but could not change it in his educational certificate until the court gave orders.

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People protest against TASMAC shop in Selaiyur

People protested against the opening of TASMAC on Thursday in Selaiyur. Reportedly, they picked up an argument with the police that the liquor shop is located near farmland and feared that it would damage and pollute the water in the area used for irrigation. The protesters alleged that even after repeated petitions to the government, no actions were taken.

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Pattabiram Bridge still under preparation

The project to build a bridge in Pattabiram, Chennai-Thiruvallur high road over the level crossing is still under preparation while the sanction was obtained in 2011. With over 15 pairs of local EMU trains passing through the track to military siding, inconvenience is caused to the public because the traffic jams for a kilometer when the railway gates are closed. Reportedly the Southern Railway department is ready to start the construction but is waiting for state government approval on traffic diversion.

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Actor Rahul Ravindran slammed the e-commerce portal Snapdeal's ad as ‘sexist’ and his wife singer Chinmayi immediately approved his tweet. Rahul also slammed sexism in a series of tweets and called for gender neutrality. In his tweet, Rahul referred to Snapdeal’s tweet, which now has been deleted. The tweet contained a movie clip of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan running accompanied by the text, “Running to the door before your husband finds out how much online shopping you did.”

 

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Boys are better at maths, science: Study

Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany reportedly found that girls overall performance overshadow that of boys, however, boys seemed to perform better than girls in mathematics and science. The authors of the study at TUM examine the school performance of more than one million people who attended a primary school, a secondary school or a university at the time of the surveys summarized.

 

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Bengaluru receives highest rainfall in over a decade

With Koramangala getting the worst hit, rainfall in Bengaluru has touched new record last night, being highest rainfall in over a decade. Bengaluru recorded heavy rainfall of 14.4 cm in the last 24 hours, reports suggest.  According to reports, places including Koramangala, HSR Layout, Shantinagar, Wilson Garden, K R Puram, Anugraha Layout, Ulsoor, Vivek Nagar, Murugesh Palya and Gurappana Palya on Bannerghatta Road, have been flooded with almost knee-level water on the streets.

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Metro slashes up to 50% on Independence Day

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to slash fares up to 50% across various categories based on the distance travelled, on the occasion of India's 71st Independence day on Tuesday. This is reportedly the first time Delhi Metro has reduced fares to mark a national holiday. Further, parking lots in metro stations will remain closed till 2p.m. tomorrow.

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SPG officers to get highest dress allowance for looking good

The Special Protection Group personnel will be getting higher rate of dress allowance than what was recommended in 7th pay commission. "For looking good in their uniform, the government has decided to grant the highest dress allowance", a government official reportedly said. Reportedly, the operational SPG personnel will receive ₹27,800 annually and non-operational personnel will get ₹21,225

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Before committing suicide, Buxar District Magistrate recorded video message

Cops have recovered a video message of Buxar District Magistrate which he had recorded before going to Delhi. In the video, the Magistrate can be seen saying, "I have made this plan that I will tell a lie and go to Delhi to commit suicide...thought of moving to spiritualism...but thought that a man should embrace death and finish this E-leela"

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Meet the first Indian to qualify for Javelin throw final at World Championships

Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships. In spite of having a shoulder injury, Kang cleared the qualification mark by sending his iron spear to a distance of 84.22 m.

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Traffic cop gets slapped for stopping man from jumping signal

A Maharashtra motorcycle rider slapped a traffic constable for allegedly stopping him for jumping a traffic signal. The man reportedly was not even wearing helmet. As usual, a video surfaced on social media and a non-cognisable offence has been registered against the accused, which means that he cannot be arrested without a warrant. Watch the video below:

Video shared from ANI's tweet

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Chennai based finance company raises 50 million$

A Chennai based financial company ‘Five star’ which acts as a loan provider to small and medium enterprises in and around TamiNadu raised Rs. 333 crore as a part of it equity funding. Sequoia Capital India and US-based Norwest Venture Partners invested Rs. 135 crore each for 10% stake of the Rs 1300 crore company.

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‘Yes I followed Varnika Kundu’ confesses Vikas Barala

Vikas Barala, the son of Haryana BJP chief Shubhash Barala, has reportedly accepted that he stalked Varnika Kundu. He was arrested last night on charges of stalking and attempting to kidnap. The incident came to light after Varnika Kundu made a complaint in police station that Vikas Barala followed her in the streets of Chandigarh. Varnika Kundu shared the full ordeal on facebook.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4 Flash sale begins on Tuesday at 12 pm

The flash sale of Xiaomi Redmi 4  begins at 12 pm on Tuesday, and the phone will be made available for purchase in India via Amazon India and Mi.com. The handset is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 13-MP primary camera on the rear and a 5-MP front shooter for selfies.

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Handloom second in employment after agriculture in TN

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami on the Third National Handloom day, mentioned that the weavers cooperative industry of TamilNadu has benefited a lot from the welfare measures given to them by the late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. He said that handloom is second in giving employment next to agriculture and the government of Tamil Nadu is formulating a new integrated textile policy.

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TN plans air travel from Chennai to Salem, Puducherry and Neyveli

The transport department of TamilNadu will be developing an air transport system facilitating air travel from Salem, Puducherry and Neyveli to Chennai under Regional Transport Scheme. The auction bids have been finalised in Neyveli and Puducherry. Operations are likely to begin by the end of October. 

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UP: Woman branded witch, killed

In a village near Agra in Uttar Pradesh, a woman was beaten to death by villagers who accused her of being a witch. She was attacked while returning home after she went to relieve herself. Villagers allegedly said the 62-year-old woman was trying to cut the hair of a young girl sleeping outside her home. The victim’s son reportedly said, “My mother begged them to spare her, saying she was not a witch, but they did not listen”.

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15-year-old girl pregnant after being allegedly raped by cousins

A 15-year-old girl from Haryana has been reportedly found seven-month pregnant after two of her cousins allegedly raped her several times. The incident came to light after she complained of stomach ache and was taken to the hospital. The police have arrested one of the accused, who is a juvenile, while the other guy escaped.

 

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