Superstar Rajinikanth today said those responsible for the twin custodial deaths of a trader and his son at Sathankulam should be punished. In a statement, he said, “Even after mankind opposed and condemned the barbaric way the father and the son were tortured and killed, I am shocked at the way some policemen brazenly acted in the presence of a… Continue reading "Rajini’s roaring statement on Sathankulam incident"
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After more than three months, temples in rural areas of Tamil Nadu allowed devotees today, following a government order announcing relaxations in the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The government issued a Standard Operating Procedure for places of worship in rural areas, outlining norms to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It includes prohibition for “physical offerings like prasad, distribution or sprinkling of holy… Continue reading "Tamil Nadu opens temples in rural areas for devotees"
As India entered ‘Unlock-2’ from today with more relaxations in lockdown curbs, the country today reported 18,653 new cases in past 24 horus, taking the tally to 5,85,493. The death toll rose to 17,400 today after 507 new fatalities. It was the eighth day in a row that over 15,000 cases have been reported daily in the country. India has… Continue reading "India records 18,653 new Covid cases in 24 hours"
The Tamil Nadu government, from today, has implemented the sixth phase of the lockdown in the state till 31 July. The decision comes in view of the rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases in the state. Chennai, Madurai, and other surrounding districts, which were put under strict lockdown again last month, will remain under lockdown till only 5 July though.… Continue reading "Lockdown 6.0 starts in Tamil Nadu"
As part of a major rejig of IPS officials in Tamil Nadu, the State government late on Tuesday night transferred Greater Chennai city Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan and a host of other officers. Viswanathan will be replaced by Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, according to a Home Department order. Viswanathan has been posted as ADGP, Operations, Chennai, vice Aggarwal. According to… Continue reading "Chennai Police Commission Viswanathan shifted, Mahesh Kumar is new CoP"
For extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November which would provide free ration to the poor Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah congratulated Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November which would provide free rations to the poor. In his tweets, after Prime Minister’s address to the nation, Shri Amit… Continue reading "Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah congratulated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi"
Some latest incidents have triggered speculations that all is not well between the Union and the Tamil Nadu governments. A few days ago, the Centre ordered the scrapping of a Rs 1,950 crore tender for the BharatNet project in Tamil Nadu stating the bidding conditions were “restrictive” and “discriminatory”. And, on Monday night, when the Union government announced Unlock 2.0,… Continue reading "All not well between Centre & TN govt?"
After a policeman verbally abused a Judicial Magistrate who was probing the Sathankulam custodial deaths, South Zone IG, Thoothukudi Superintendent of Police, ASP, DSP and others have been transferred. According to an order from Additional Chief Secretary to Government S K Prabhakar, S Murugan, Inspector General of Police, Economic Offences Wing, Chennai, has been posted as Inspector General of Police,… Continue reading "Sathankulam deaths: South zone IG, Thoothukudi SP shifted"
Though a state-constituted medical expert committee recommended not to extend lockdown, advocating for a set of precautionary measures instead, the Tamil Nadu government has extended the coronavirus lockdown till July 31. Sources say the decision has been taken since the government feared that relaxing lockdown fully would lead to drastic rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. According to a… Continue reading "Why TN govt ignored experts panel recommendation and imposed lockdown?"
The magistrate appointed by the Madras High Court to probe the alleged custodial deaths of a father and son at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu has written to the court saying officers of the police station concerned had destroyed evidence, did not cooperate in the investigation, and had tried to intimidate the judicial team. Slamming the Sathankulam police personnel for not… Continue reading "Sathankulam police ‘harass judge, HC fumes"