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2 minor girls dead as man drunk and drove

According to media reports, two minor girls from Virudhunagar passed away as a drunken motorist rammed the bike on which the girls were sitting. Reportedly, one of the girls died on the spot while the other died in hospital. They were sitting on their father’s bike while they were on their way to their home.

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Unidentified persons vandalise Amma eatery

According to reports, some unidentified persons vandalised the cooking ingredients stored inside an Amma eatery near the new bus stand in Perambalur. Reportedly, they entered the eatery by breaking the lock on Wednesday night and vandalised cooking ingredients including rice, dal, masala and vegetables. The vandalised ingredients are worth Rs 1 lakh and were seen thrown on the floor. They also reportedly stole Rs 400 from the eatery. Police are analysing the CCTV cameras of the nearby commercial buildings, and a probe is going on, say reports.

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Mechanic found dead in Chennai

A 28-year-old mechanic was reportedly found dead in Korukkupet. According to media reports, unidentified people threw his corpse on road. Police recovered his body after getting information from the locals. His body has been sent for postmortem in Stanley hospital. He has reportedly been separated from his wife and two kids. Police are investigating further, suggests media report.

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Tamilisai Soundararajan wants this to be removed from Mersal

According to media reports, Tamil Nadu BJP’s president Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the move makers have to remove things that create false impression about the government among the public. She reportedly said that the dialogue about GST have to be removed from the movie. She reportedly said that she would move court if the part about criticising GST is not removed.

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Siddha doctors association condemns actor Kamal Haasan

The Tamil Nadu government Siddha doctors association has reportedly condemned actor Kamal Haasan for his comments on Nilavembu Kudineer. Kamal Haasan had on Wednesday, in his tweet, asked the members of his fan club not to distribute the Kudineer until a proper research is done on its effects. Meanwhile, rumours were abuzz on social media claiming the Kudineer will cause infertility. However, State health minister Vijaya Bhaskar warned against any such rumours.

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Will contest in R K Nagar bypolls: J Deepa

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa has reportedly stated that she will contest in the Radha Krishnan Nagar constituency bypolls. The Chief Election Commissioner of India Achal Kumar Jyoti has recently announced that the RK Nagar bypolls will be conducted and completed before December 31, 2017. Notably, the constituency has been lying vacant since the demise of Jayalalithaa in December 2016.

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4 Students die drowning in Cauvery river

According to media reports, four students drowned to death after they took dip in Cauvery river. 14 students reportedly went to take bath in the river in Panayakurichi. Among them, four students reportedly drowned. The other students called fire service for help before help arrived all of them passed away. Reportedly, bodies of two students have not been found.

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It will be no surprise if Taj Mahal is also destroyed someday: Azam Khan

Following recent statements made by BJP MP Vinay Katiyar claiming Taj Mahal as a ‘hindu temple’, Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan reportedly said that if Babri Masjid can be destroyed in the name of Ram Mandir, then any building in the country can be pulled down by such people. In this kind of a situation, it will be no surprise if Taj Mahal is also destroyed someday, he reportedly added.

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Chennai hotel faces action after serving food with cockroach

A hotel in Chennai is reportedly facing action as it served food with a cockroach. According to media reports, a film director, K Mageswaran allegedly saw the insect in the Kuzhi Paniyaaram he had ordered. According to media reports, the director informed the food safety authorities, and the officials did an inspection.The inspection revealed that the restaurant was unhygienic and a case has been registered against the food outlet. The restaurant is run by the Adyar Ananda Bhavan group, a report says.

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Dengue row: Rs 1 lakh fine for school

According to media reports, a school in Sivagangai district has been slammed Rs 1 lakh as fine for not keeping the environment clean. Health inspectors have been visiting various places to check for the environment that breeds mosquitoes. Many people have been losing their lives for dengue.

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Kamal apologizes for supporting Modi's move

Actor Kamal Haasan, in his column in Tamil Weekly Ananda Vikatan, has stated that he apologizes for ‘hastily’ supporting the demonetisation move. The actor, who is planning his entry into politics, has also added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should admit his mistake over the note ban. “If the Prime Minister admits his mistake…, another salute is waiting from me for him”, the actor added.

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Air quality worsens after Diwali

Despite the ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi, the air quality reportedly remained negative on Thursday. Reportedly, the air quality index in Delhi’s Anand Vihar and Punjabi Bagh were marked at 'hazardous' levels of 740 and 466. Reports suggest that the air quality in Delhi might even enter the ‘emergency’ zone due to the burning of crackers in certain parts of the city.

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Tamil Nadu: 2 die on the spot as bike rams luxury bus

According to reports, two people were killed in an accident in Nagapattinam on Thursday when the bike they were travelling rammed a luxury bus. The two people on the bike, identified as Prakash and Singaravelan, reportedly died on the spot. More details are awaited.

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Major relief for Chennai residents

With the metro tunnelling to get over soon, the 4-lane Anna Salai will reportedly be opened back.
With the opening of the four-lane traffic, the place that intersects Spencer plaza, Nandanam and Teynampet will reportedly be free from traffic and commuters will not have to take longer routes. However, the substantial work for metro rail has not been completed yet. The 4-lane will reportedly be opened in the month of November.

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Jio tariff rates changed

As part of the tariff revision, Jio will hike its Rs 399 'Dhan Dhana Dhan' plan to Rs 459 under which subscribers will get 1GB data per day for 84 days along with free calls and messages. At Rs 399 recharge pack, Jio will offer 1GB data per day along with free calls and message for 70 days. The tariff revision comes into effect on October 19.

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New plans in Chennai airport to cut delays

In an attempt to cut down on delays, the Chennai airport has reportedly planned to start an initiative, Airport Collaborative decision Making - a green initiative. This will reportedly help during the peak hours to make sure that the airport does not run out of space to occupy landing flights by coordinating the take-offs. Reportedly, it will take three-six months for the system to be implemented.

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Woman murders husband, makes up accident story

A 28-year-old woman reportedly strangled her husband to death and staged a drama accident. Reportedly, the woman took her husband to Stanley hospital after murdering him and told the hospital authorities that he fell down from bed while sleeping. The woman’s husband who found about his wife’s illegal affair with her colleague picked up a fight with her and in a fit of rage, the woman strangled him at their residence in Vyasarpadi. The woman has reportedly been arrested.

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13-year-old girl hangs herself after losing pet dog

A class 9 student, Akshaya studying in a private school near Poonamallee allegedly committed suicide after her pet dog died the previous day. Akshaya had been raising the pug for more than two years; the dog reportedly died after consuming a hair-removing cream which she left open on the table. The girl blamed herself for the dog’s death and committed suicide on Monday, reports say.

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Taj Mahal in UP government’s 2018 calendar

Amidst wide controversies due to BJP MLAs claiming Taj Mahal as a ‘Hindu temple’ and a ‘bolt on India culture’, Taj Mahal has found a prestigious place in Uttar Pradesh government’s 2018 calendar. Reportedly, the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur has also been featured in the calendar.

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Woman traveling from Chennai delivers baby on train

According to reports, a 21-year-old pregnant woman delivered a baby on a running train on Wednesday. Reportedly, the woman was travelling from Chennai to her native village in Gorakhpur in Raptisagar Superfast Express. With the help of other women in the train, the woman delivered a girl baby on the train, after which the woman and the baby were shifted to a government hospital near Tenali railway station.

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