TAMIL NADU NEWS
According to reports, a case has been filed in Fort police station against DMK working president MK Stalin and 74 other DMK MLAs as they protested outside the assembly against the permission of Ram Rajya Rath Yathra in Tamil Nadu. DMK MLAs including MK Stalin protested after they were evicted from the assembly as they questioned about the Ram Rajya Rath Yathra on Tuesday.
A Tamil Nadu man was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh police for allegedly murdering women and biting all over their bodies. Reportedly on February 25, Rathinammal was found dead in her house in Chittoor with bite marks all over her body. Similarly, Vellaiammal of the same district was found murdered under the same circumstances on March 9. After investigations, the man was identified as Munnusamy. Allegedly, Munnusamy takes out his anger on women living alone in their houses.
The mortal remains of M Natarajan, who passed away in Chennai on Tuesday was taken to his native Thanjavur. Reports say, RK Nagar MLA T.T.V Dhinakaran and jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala, also the wife of Natarajan, who was granted 15-day parole to attend his funeral, reached Thanjavur. The funeral procession and cremation of late Natarajan is expected to happen by the end of Wednesday.
Over 3,300 protesters were arrested in Chennai on Tuesday for protesting against the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra, say reports. Various political parties held agitations in around 70 places in Chennai against the Yatra by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Earlier, political leaders including DMK working president MK Stalin, VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan and Tamilar Valvurimai Katchi leader Velmurugan were arrested for protesting against the Yatra.
A government doctor at a primary health centre in Thiruveezhimizhalai in Tiruvarur district has allegedly misappropriated government funds of Rs 1,24,77,241. Tiruvarur police have reportedly filed an FIR and started an enquiry with the doctor V Senthilkumar and his assistant R Senthilkumar. The embezzlement of government funds, allocated for pregnant women, came to light during the auditing.
The sight of a 12-year-old physically-challenged boy Antony begging for money and food, after being forced by his parents in Kanyakumari moved a lot of people before he was rescued by Child Protection Unit on Monday. Newspaper reports allege that Antony's parents instead of getting him treated for his handicap, decided to use the same, as a pity for the boy to seek alms.
Two men – one of them posing as a woman – tried to rob a doctor of his valuables in TNagar on Monday, before their disguise came off when Sujanth's (19) wig came off when neighbors intervened. His partner in crime P Prakash (27) landed in the police net as well.
Speaking to reporters after returning from the Himalayas, actor Rajinikanth on Tuesday strongly condemned the vandalism of Periyar statue in Alangudi near Pudukkottai calling the act “barbaric”. When asked if BJP is operating behind him, Rajini quipped, “I have only god and people behind me.” Reacting to the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra entering Tamil Nadu, Rajinikanth said the government should take appropriate action to prevent any communal riot from breaking out.
According to reports, a Periyar statue in Pudukkottai Viduthi near Alangudi in Pudukkottai district was vandalised on Monday night by unidentified miscreants. People saw the head cut from the statue and dropped on the ground. On receiving information, police rushed to the spot and temporarily fixed the head on the statue. Police have reportedly launched a hunt for the unidentified persons.
According to reports, the Parappana Agrahara prison has granted 15 days parole for VK Sasikala following the sudden demise of her husband Natarajan. Reportedly she will be going to Tanjore directly from the prison where her husband’s body will be taken. Natarajan, who was on ventilator support, passed away on Tuesday in Global hospital, Chennai.
While protesting against the permission of Ram Rajya Rath Yathra in Tamil Nadu, opposition party’s working president MK Stalin, along with other DMK MLAs was arrested on Tuesday. DMK MLAs were evicted from the assembly as they questioned about the Ram Rajya Rath Yathra.
At a recent public meeting, actor-politician S Ve Shekher spoke about various recent issues such as violence in communalism and politics. He further bashed the Dravida Kalagam for inciting negative feelings among the people in the name of politics. "Intolerance is becoming increasingly prevalent among people," he said. Watch the full video here.
Nam Tamilar party chief Seeman was arrested on Tuesday as he tried to protest against the ongoing ‘Ram Rajya Yathra’ in Tirunelveli, according to reports. Tamil Nadu government has been receiving criticism from various political personalities for granting permission for the Yathra. Earlier Viduthalai Chiruthaigal party chief Thol Thirumavalavan was also arrested for the same reason.
Following the sudden demise of VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan, DMK working president MK Stalin has reportedly paid his last respect to the editor of ‘Pudhiya Parvai’. He underwent treatment at Global hospital in Chennai for multiple organ failures last year. On March 16, he was critically admitted to the Global hospital following chest infection.
According to reports, Tirunelveli district collector Sandeep Nanduri has imposed section 144 in the district from 19th March 6:00 pm to 23rd March 6:00 am. It has been reported that the section has been imposed in order to contain any miscreants during the ‘Ram Rajya Rath Yathra’. DMK working president MK Stalin earlier condemned the Tamil Nadu government for granting permission for the Yathra.
Two persons, including a 28-year-old software engineer and a 29-year-old unemployed man, were arrested in an inebriated state on Sunday night for making fake bomb threat calls to the Chennai airport. Reports say, upset by the techie's false promise of getting the latter a job at the airport, the friend called the control room and said he shared plans with the techie to plant a bomb at the airport. Police immediately traced the location of the call and nabbed both.
A 24-year-old man was arrested after he posted a morphed photo of a girl who refused to accept his love proposal, on Facebook. Shocked by the photo on social media, the girl filed a complaint and the Mangadu police tracked the IP address from which the photograph was uploaded and traced down the man who was employed at a software company in Chennai. TOI reports say, the girl was earlier friends with the man and the act was done by the man in a fit of anger. However, he was sent to Puzhal prison by a court.
Following the demise of Natarajan at the age of 74 on Tuesday, his wife and jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala is expected to come on parole from Bengaluru prison and pay respects to the mortal remains of the former. Reports say, his mortal remains will be carried to his native Thanjavur at around 11 am today to perform the final rites. His body is currently kept at his residence in Besant Nagar for friends and family to pay their last respects.
VK Sasikala's husband Natarajan passed away at the age 74 on Tuesday in Chennai. According to reports, Natarajan was admitted to the ICU of Gleneagles Global Health City on March 16 for the chest infection. The hospital announced the demise of Natarajan around 1.30 AM on Tuesday. It must be noted, last October he underwent Tracheostomy.
According to a report, a snake was found in a beer bottle, which was bought from a Tasmac outlet in Krishnagiri. The incident triggered people who usually buy alcohol from that particular Tasmac outlet. About 50 people started protesting outside the Tasmac outlet, following which the outlet was closed.