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According to local media reports, an orphanage named ‘St Joseph Hospices’ is accused of kidnapping elders who are abandoned and taking them to the orphanage. It is also alleged that the elderly people are locked in rooms like lab rats. The shocking development has come to light when people stopped a vehicle as an elderly woman inside it shouted seeking to save her. The police are investigating the matter. The orphan home is situated in Dindigul, Irumbuliyur, Paleswaram and Vellore. It is alleged that the home takes in abandoned elderly people who are on the verge of death. Run by an NGO, which receives funds from foreign countries, the home is also accused of not intimating the concerned authorities about the deaths. Further, the dead people are allegedly buried and after some time their bones are recovered for illegally producing drugs out of them.

BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | FEB 21, 2018 4:08 PM #ORPHANAGE #STJOSEPHHOSPICES #TAMIL NADU NEWS

DMK working president MK Stalin invited 74-year-old Pappathi from Erode district, a DMK supporter, to his residence. The woman, in a recent viral video, had showered praises for DMK and hailed its promises. Stalin met Pappathi at his residence on Tuesday, and later took her to Gopalapuram to meet DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. Stalin reportedly said that the woman was so excited, adding, “DMK gets its strength from selfless members like her.” The opposition leader on Monday also met techie Lavanya, who was brutally attacked by robbers, at hospital and wished her recovery.

BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | FEB 21, 2018 2:52 PM #DMK #MKSTALIN #VIRALVIDEO #ELDERLYSUPPORTER #PAPPATHI #TAMIL NADU NEWS

Addressing his fans and supporters at a rally in Rameswaram on Wednesday, actor Kamal Haasan said that he is not a film star, but a lamp in Tamil Nadu people’s houses. He also reached out to them, saying, “It’s your responsibility to light it and then protect it.” The actor had earlier stated that people can stop him from going to school, but they cannot stop him from learning.

BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | FEB 21, 2018 1:39 PM #KAMALHAASAN #FILMSTAR #LAMP #KAMALPARTYLAUNCH #TAMIL NADU NEWS

According to reports, a part of the LED light setting that was arranged on stage where Kamal Haasan will be launching his party in Madurai collapsed on Wednesday. The actor will be launching his political party in Madurai this evening.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 21, 2018 1:13 PM #KAMALHAASAN #TAMIL NADU NEWS

While taking a dig at Kamal Haasan’s party launch, Fisheries department Minister and Royapuram MLA D Jayakumar spoke about the ‘paper flower’ remark by MK Stalin. He said, “If it’s not a paper flower, it’s a genetically modified seed. A useless seed”. Earlier, for MK Stalin's paper flower remark, Kamal Haasan said that he was not a flower but a seed.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 21, 2018 11:40 AM #KAMALHAASAN #DJAYAKUMAR #TAMIL NADU NEWS

While meeting the representatives of fishermen's association, Kamal Haasan chose to embrace the representatives and did away with ‘Ponnadai’ (Shawl). He said he was not there to make people join his party but to get along with people. He started his political tour from former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s residence and will be launching his party in Madurai.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 21, 2018 11:25 AM #KAMALHAASAN #TAMIL NADU NEWS

Reacting to the political party launch by actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the political parties launched by actors can make headlines, but they can’t become leaders. Speaking to reporters in Chennai airport, the saffron party leader said that Kamal Haasan is launching the party to give competition to Rajinikanth.

BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | FEB 21, 2018 10:26 AM #KAMALHAASAN #TAMILISAISOUNDARARAJAN #BJP #RAJINIKANTH #KAMALPARTYLAUNCH #TAMIL NADU NEWS

While meeting the fishermen of Rameswaram in Ganesh Mahal, Kamal Haasan said, “Different governments have made different promises and then when people ask why the promises are not met, they bring different problems in front of them. Fisheries is one of the important industries of Tamil Nadu. It’s very important to listen to your (Fishermen) queries. I am standing here and talking now. I will come back and stand among you and get your advice. Those who wish to join me in launching my party are welcome and those who have the responsibility to join me this evening will have to come”.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 21, 2018 9:40 AM #KAMALHAASAN #TAMIL NADU NEWS

While people belonging to many political parties in Tamil Nadu have been commenting on Kamal Haasan’s political entry, renowned spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took to Twitter and expressed his expectation on the big star’s political entry.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 21, 2018 8:28 AM #KAMALHAASAN #RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN #TAMIL NADU NEWS

Kamal Haasan, who will be launching his political party on Wednesday, was scheduled to visit the late President APJ Abdul Kalam’s school in Rameswaram. However, he will not be entering the school as his entry has been denied following opposition by Hindu Makkal Munnani. However, the actor will be visiting the school to pay respect at the entrance.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 21, 2018 7:59 AM #KAMAL HAASAN #TAMIL NADU NEWS

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is all set to launch his political party on Wednesday. He went to Rameswaram on Tuesday where he was welcomed by his supporters. He will be starting his political tour from Rameshwaram and will be launching his party in Madurai. He visited the late President APJ Abdul Kalam’s brother at his residence and had breakfast at the late President's residence. He is expected to address public gatherings in Ramanathapuram, Manamadurai, and Paramakudi.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 21, 2018 7:54 AM #KAMAL HAASAN #TAMIL NADU NEWS

Yamuna, a 34-year-old lab assistant has reportedly been admitted to the Kilpauk Medical Hospital with 46% burns after Raja, the owner of Sri Balaji Diagnostics, the lab where she worked poured some inflammable liquid on her and set her ablaze. He has been arrested by the Madipakkam police and charged with attempted murder.

BY POOJA | FEB 20, 2018 9:03 PM #ABLAZE #TAMIL NADU NEWS

M. Nirmal Premkumar (43), a teacher at a government-aided school in Villupuram was arrested for allegedly proposing a class VIII girl with a rose on Valentine's Day. According to reports, the man proposed the girl in front of other students and forced her to accept the rose. After the girl declined, his colleague, S Lawrence, had also tried to force the girl to accept the proposal. The duo were arrested after the girl's parents gave a complaint to the police. Both the men are married and have children

BY RAMYA ASHOK KUMAR | FEB 20, 2018 8:42 PM #HARRASSMENT #TAMIL NADU NEWS

In Viruthachalam, Cuddalore, municipal authorities have come up with an innovative way to make people pay their taxes by placing dustbins in front of their houses. Allegedly, many living in Viruthachalam are not paying their taxes diligently and have caused a huge loss of revenue for the municipal management. Allegedly, Illayaperumal, a man living there had not paid his taxes since 2006 and so the officials came up with an idea to place a dustbin in front of his house till he does pay up.

BY RAMYA ASHOK KUMAR | FEB 20, 2018 8:00 PM #TAX #KADALUR #TAMIL NADU NEWS

Following the shocking incident in which a woman was mercilessly dragged and snatched off her gold chain near Arumbakkam on February 11, police have detained one youngster who was identified in the CCTV footage on Tuesday. Reports say, 11 cases are already pending against the youth. Watch the footage here,

 

BY HARITHA | FEB 20, 2018 7:20 PM #CCTV #CHAIN #SNATCHING #ARRESTED #TAMIL NADU NEWS

In the inquiry commission that is being taken up by Justice Arumugasamy, Jayalalithaa’s former cook Rajamma reportedly said that she met the former Chief Minister after she got admitted in Apollo hospital. Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has set up an inquiry commission to probe the death of J Jayalalithaa.

BY AISHWARYA | FEB 20, 2018 7:19 PM #JAYALALITHAA #TAMIL NADU NEWS

K.Balakrishnan, Member of Legislative Assembly from Chidambaram constituency for the term 2011-2016 has reportedly been appointed as the State Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

BY POOJA | FEB 20, 2018 7:05 PM #CPIM #TAMIL NADU NEWS

Anand, a 38-year-old private bank manager along with his eight-year-old daughter Tanuja Shree, died when the bike in which they were travelling, was hit by a truck from behind near Padi on Sunday night. The accident took place around 11.30pm on the fateful night when the family, which includes Anand’s wife Anushya and another daughter Sanchana, was returning home from shopping. The mother was admitted to a private hospital with injuries. The police said that the lorry driver Manoharan was driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.

BY HARITHA | FEB 20, 2018 6:36 PM #ACCIDENT #DEATH #TAMIL NADU NEWS

The CCTV footage of a car hitting a woman in Tanjore and not stopping at all was released. Rajeshwari, the wife of Muthukrishnan was returning back home from a trip at around 12:30 am when she was hit by a car in front of her husband. While Muthukrishnan rushed to help his wife, the car driver took advantage of the moment and drove away. Rajeshwari has been admitted to a nearby hospital and is critically injured. 

BY RAMYA ASHOK KUMAR | FEB 20, 2018 6:34 PM #ACCIDENT #HITANDRUN #TAMIL NADU NEWS

According to a report on PuthiyaThalaimiurai, a man who visited Anna Nagar tower park along with his lover stabbed the girl and attempted to commit suicide. Reports say, they were immediately rushed to a hospital by the public and are currently receiving treatment. Police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.

BY HARITHA | FEB 20, 2018 6:14 PM #ANNANAGAR #TOWER #PARK #LOVER #TAMIL NADU NEWS

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