TAMIL NADU NEWS
Chennaiyin FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-2 to take home the Indian Super League 2018 trophy in the final at Sree Kanteevera Stadium, Bengaluru, on Saturday. With a third goal by Raphael Augusto, Chennaiyin FC inched towards victory. This is the second title win for ChennaiyinFC.
The Deccan Chronicle reports that T. Benny (35) was allegedly murdered by two chain snatching accused near Sunguvar Chathiram in Kancheepuram on Thursday evening after they learnt that Benny had reported about them to the cops. The report further added that Benny, who ekes out a living as a painter, regularly informed the police on locals involved in petty thefts. Police are on the lookout for the absconding duo.
Speaking to Puthiya Thalaimurai, defence minister Nirmala Seetharaman recounted about the recent Theni forest fire that started last Sunday. "I reacted immediately as soon as I could. Sulur air base was immediately alerted who did an aerial survey of the hills and told me that heavy aircraft can't land there as darkness had engulfed the forest area by then. We immediately planned to send lighter choppers that could reach the area before next day morning while in the meantime commandos reached by foot to carry out rescue operations." She also added that she acted with the same kind of urgency during Ockhi cyclone as well and dismissed allegations that the centre was callous in carrying out rescue operations.
Speaking to Puthiya Thalaimurai, defence minister Nirmala Seetharaman, rubbished allegations that the centre was not taking interest in the formation of Cauvery Management Board and said that the same will be formed within the stipulated time of six weeks as stated by the Supreme Court.
Nanjil Sampath on Friday announced that he is quitting TTV Dhinakaran’s party stating that he can’t exist in a place where there is no ‘Anna’ and ‘Dravidam’. The move comes after Dhinakaran launched his political party ‘Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam’, which does not include the words ‘Anna’ and ‘Dravidam’. Criticising Sampath’s decision, Dhinakaran said that he can’t accept the reason Sampath said for quitting. Dhinakaran also added that ‘Amma’ includes ‘Anna’ and ‘Dravidam’.
AIADMK has claimed that the flag of TTV Dhinakaran’s party Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam is too similar to theirs. The party has moved the Madras High Court seeking a ban on Dhinakaran's party. “Dhinakaran's party flag is in black, red, and white, just like the flag of AIADMK,” Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami reportedly said.
Tamil Nadu fisheries minister D Jayakumar on Saturday said that TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) is a tied pack of gooseberries. While reacting to Nanjil Sampath’s decision to leave Dhinakaran’s team, Jayakumar also said, “The pack of gooseberries will scatter away if untied.” The Minister further added, “Now Nanjil Sampath has left, soon others will leave and Dhinakaran will be left alone.”
A man, working as a manager at a mobile service centre on Jawaharlal Nehru Salai in Vadapalani, attempted suicide after killing his son by slitting his wrist on Friday night. Urmil Dolia’s wife Kalaiselvi asked an employee of the service centre to take a look at the centre after her husband and son didn’t return home. A staff, on opening the centre, found the boy Madhav in a pool of blood, while Dolia was found unconscious. Both of them were rushed to a private hospital in Vadapalani where Madhav was declared brought dead. Dolia is undergoing treatment at Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Police have reportedly registered a case and have launched a probe.
According to reports, the eyes of over 100 persons including children and their parents were affected after high-density lights were used for the annual day function at a school in Erwadi near Tirunelveli. Doctors suggested that the halogen bulbs used in the function of the government-aided school could have emitted a poisonous gas leading to irritation in the eyes. All those affected are receiving treatment at a hospital, say reports.
According to a PT report, two girls of Class XII at a private school in Arani near Tiruvannamalai went missing after leaving a note. The note reportedly said that they left their homes as they wouldn’t be able to score good marks in the recently-held exams. Parents of both the girls - Swetha and Sneha - filed a complaint with Arani police. Meanwhile, police in Chennai rescued two girls who attempted suicide in Adyar beach. During the probe, it was revealed that the two were the missing girls from Tiruvannamalai. Later, police informed their families to take them home.
TTV Dhinakaran’s supporter Nanjil Sampath has reportedly announced that he is leaving the Dhinakaran faction. Sampath’s abrupt move comes in the wake of Dhinakaran launching a new party named ‘Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam’. Reports suggest that the former AIADMK propaganda secretary has left the faction as he is unhappy over the absence of ‘Anna’ and ‘Dravidam’ in the new party.
According to reports, a godman in Trichy was arrested after he allegedly duped a woman of about Rs 50 lakh. Somarasampettai police have reportedly arrested the godman Rishi Yogi along with three others. He reportedly charged money from devotees for giving ‘deeksha’ and conducting ‘yaga’. The divorced woman, Nithya, alleged that she gave the godman money on several occasions since 2016. However, the Rishi reportedly said that the woman gave the money for starting a business together, but soon began to ask for the money back. Police have reportedly registered a case and are probing the matter.
AIADMK on Friday released a statement removing former party MP KC Palanisamy from all party positions including the primary membership. Palanisamy, who is also the party spokesperson, is being removed for working against the principles, vision and doctrine of the party. Earlier on Friday, Palanisamy said that the AIADMK will support the no-confidence motion against the BJP government if it’s not ready to form the Cauvery Management Board.
Speaking in Tiruvannamalai after opening a branch of popular jewellery chain there, actor Prabhu said that he is happy that ‘brothers’ Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have entered politics. Prabhu also reportedly added that he will campaign for the two actor-turned-politicians in the constituencies they will be contesting.
The Regional Meteorological Centre on Friday reportedly said that the northern districts of Tamil Nadu including Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Erode and Thiruvannamalai may receive heavy rains with thunder. While predicting that Chennai may receive mild rains, the Centre said that there was no particular announcement for fishermen.
Vodafone users in some parts of Chennai encountered network issues on Friday, a day after Airtel users faced a similar problem. Sources reportedly said that the issue could be because of Home Location Register (HLR) switch issue. Meanwhile, Vodafone’s tweet read, “This is a temporary issue and we are working on it. You will be able to use our services as soon as it is resolved.”
Theni forest fire claimed two more people - Sakthikala and Devi on Friday, taking the death toll to 16. While Devi died at Madurai government hospital, Sakthikala succumbed to burn injuries at a private hospital. A group of trekkers to Kurangani were caught in a sudden fire that engulfed the hills in Theni on Sunday.
The Madras High Court on Thursday ruled saying that police cannot arrest parents or relatives in cases registered on boys and girls eloping. The observation came in the wake of the court ordering the immediate release of a mother, who was arrested in connection with a case relating to a minor girl allegedly eloping with her son in Namakkal district and termed it social wrong.
After the video which showed Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar ‘complimenting’ a woman journalist, he met the media people and apologised saying that he wanted to avoid the political question that the journalist asked him and thus complimented her. He also said that he spoke to the journalist over the phone.
About 155 migrant bonded labourers, including 31 children, were rescued from a brick kiln in Avadi by the Revenue Department in Tiruvallur on Thursday, reports The Times of India. The labourers were paid a meagre Rs 200 a week, which wasn't even enough to meet basic needs, the rescued people told officials. Several of them even alleged that they were physically assaulted by their supervisor.