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Tamil Nadu braces itself for cyclone

Monday, November 09, 2015

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Chennai: Chennai is bracing itself for a cyclone that is expected to make a landfall between 12 to 2:30 p.m. close to Puducherry. Low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a well marked depression bringing copious rainfall causing inundation of many low lying areas. Deputy Director of the Meteorological Department, S. …

Kovan sent to two-day police custody

Friday, November 06, 2015

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Chennai: Tamil folk artiste Kovan, who was arrested for criticising Chief Minister Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government over liquor issue, was sent to two-day police custody on Friday. The Madras High Court on Tuesday had sought a reply from the Tamil Nadu Government on a petition filed by Kovan’s son, alleging that police were trying to book …

India positive: TN to get its first transgender police sub-inspector

Friday, November 06, 2015

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The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Servies Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) to appoint a transgender, Chennai‘s K Prithika Yashini, as sub-inspector of police, making it a first of its kind appointment in the state. The HC bench also asked the Board to include transgender as ‘third category’ in the next recruitment …

Jaya asks district administrations to gear up for rains

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

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With the north east monsoon active over Tamil Nadu, bringing good rains, the government today asked respective district administrations to put in place all preventive measures. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa directed Collectors and SPs to take up preventive measures and also announced increasing relief and compensation for those killed in rain-related incidents as well as damage …

Chorus for Kovan’s release gains momentum

Monday, November 02, 2015

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Chennai: Days after Tamil folk singer S. Sivadas alias Kovan was arrested over his song criticising AIADMK Government’s policy on liquor sales, around 250 people of the People Power Organisation staged a protest on Monday demanding his release. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) cadres headed by president EVKS Elangovan also held a protest on …

HC orders notification of norms for play schools by Dec 15

Saturday, October 31, 2015

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Chennai: Madras High Court on Saturday upheld Tamil Nadu government’s draft regulations for play schools with certain modifications such as extending the area covered by them upto 3km radius and directed that it be notified by December 15. The state government had submitted the draft regulations in response to a PIL which highlighted the highly …

Folk artist Kovan arrested on sedition charge

Friday, October 30, 2015

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Chennai: Chennai police on Friday detained a Tamil folk artist for allegedly criticising the AIADMK government. Kovan, a member of ‘Makkal Kalai Ilakiya Kazhagam’ MKIK- a performance group based in Trichy – was held by the Chennai police at 2am on Friday. He had recently released a song claiming the whole of Tamil Nadu is …

HC orders release of life convict

Friday, October 30, 2015

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Chennai: In a move to protect fundamental rights and one’s liberty that cannot be curtailed based on “viewer views,” Madras High Court ordered the immediate release of one Rajendran, serving a life term. Rajendran (57) along with three others was sentenced to life by a session’s court in Chengalpet in 1990, in a murder case …

TN govt shuffles IAS officers

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Chennai: In a minor bureaucratic reshuffle, Tamil Nadu government appointed Commercial Taxes and Registration department Principal Secretary S K Prabakar as the new Commissioner of Commercial Taxes. Prabhakar replaces K Rajaraman, who has been posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments department, an official release said. Department for Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, …

Madras High Court recommends castration for child sex offenders

Monday, October 26, 2015

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In a landmark order, the Madras High Court on Friday suggested castration of offenders as a deterrent for curbing spiralling sex offences against children. Madras HC Justice N Kurubakaran has stated that castrating child rapists and sex offenders is the best punishment. “Suggestion of castration looks barbaric, but barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric model …

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