Tamil Nadu Government has released a set of SOPs to be followed for the upcoming Jallikattu event during Pongal festival. Stating that Jallikattu is the tradition of the state and large number of people participate with great enthusiasm, state government said that spectators should be thermally scanned before entering the arena. A government order said, “Each Jallikattu, Manjuvirattu and Vadamadu… Continue reading "Tamil Nadu government releases SOPs to conduct jallikattu"
A bull rearer and a spectator died at the Jallikattu event held in Alanganallur in Madurai on Friday. The owner of a bull and an audience member — died during the Jallikattu event. Over 30 were injured in the event, with nine of them being taken to the Madurai Rajaji Government General Hospital for treatment. According to reports, the deceased… Continue reading "Alanganallur Jallikattu: 2 dead, more than 30 injured"
After hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping, Tamil Nadu, reports claimed, is all ready to host Vladimir Putin, the Russian President. They said, he, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be in Tamil Nadu in January 2020. The reports stated that Putin will be in Tamil Nadu in January 2020 to witness the famous bull-taming sport Jallikattu at Alanganallur during… Continue reading "Modi, Putin to visit Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu during Pongal?"
Youngsters who were part of the recent protest for Jallikattu at Marina in Chennai have floated a political party, named ‘En Desam, En Urimai’ (My Country, My Right). One of the core members, Ebenezer, said that the party was born after repeated anti-people moves by the governments so far. “For over 40 years, the governments ruling us have been doing… Continue reading "Jallikattu youth start political party, to contest in civic polls"
Thirty-six people were injured, one of them seriously, in a jallikattu event held at Avanipuram in Madurai district amid high security on Sunday, in which more than 900 bulls were used, police said. People from several parts of Tamil Nadu arrived at Madurai to participate in the event. “We are conducting Jallikattu in accordance with the government’s order and taking… Continue reading "36 injured in Jallikattu in Avaniapuram"
The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would withdraw its 2016 notification allowing bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu in view of the fresh legislation, passed by the state assembly, on the issue. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s statement for the Centre was spurred by a mentioning made by a lawyer as soon as a three-judge… Continue reading "Centre to withdraw Jallikattu notification from SC"
Week-long demonstrations over Jallikattu ended on Monday, after the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a Bill removing the ban on the bull taming sport. Earlier, tense moments prevailed with police forcibly evicting protesters on Chennai’s Marina Beach that resembled a wrestling ring. Police resorted to lathi charge and fired tear gas at several places in the Tamil Nadu capital. In Coimbatore,… Continue reading "Protests withdrawn at Marina, Jallikattu Bill passed at Assembly"
Expressing deep anguish over the incidents of violence during the pro-jallikattu struggle across Tamil Nadu, superstar Rajinikanth appealed to the protesters to call off the agitation immediately. In a statement, Rajinkanth appealed to the protesters not to give any room for some antisocial elements to capitalise on the their hard-fought struggle earning goodwill and name and to tarnish the image… Continue reading "Rajini’s emotional appeal to protesters, says he is pained"
Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi has dismissed the rumours that through these protests, he is trying to venture into politics, through a video. The music composer stated that he had quit the protest in Coimbatore as he was hurt by certain allegations and not out of fear. He said that he left the protests at the VOC Park in Coimbatore as he… Continue reading "I am not entering politics: Hiphop Aadhi"
Actor-choreographer Raghava Lawrence has said that protests are over and said at a time when they were planning to call it off, the police started action. Speaking to reporters in Chennai, he requested agitators to disperse peacefully. Welcoming the jallikattu ordinance promulgated by Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday, he thanked Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam and his government.… Continue reading "Raghava Lawrence’s appeal to protesters"