QChennai: AIADMK Slams Rajini-Kamal Jodi; Cop Run Over by Truck
Here is your round-up of the top stories from Chennai.
1. ‘Rajini-Kamal Jodi like Cat and Mouse Living Together’
The ruling AIADMK mocked the idea of an alliance between Tamil film ‘superstar’ Rajinikanth and actor-founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Haasan, saying it would seem like a “cat and mouse living together.” An article published in the AIADMK mouthpiece Namathu Amma, said, “while Rajinikanth had announced he would take forward spiritual politics, Haasan is known for rationalism and communism.”
With the two actors announcing they could join hands, the AIADMK said Haasan has lost to Rajinikanth in the film industry and he was apprehensive now about this being repeated in politics. “Time will teach Rajini that a possible partnership with Haasan politically will not be fruitful,” the party said.
(Source: Deccan Chronicle)
2. Cop Slips on Bad Road, Run over by Corporation Garbage Truck
The pathetic condition of city roads has claimed the life of a policeman now. A 44-year-old head constable was run over by a garbage truck, after his bike fell into a pothole near the Mullai Nagar-SM Road junction.
The condition of the road on the stretch where the accident happened is dangerously bad, say motorists. Palani Kumar, the deceased, was a 2003-batch policeman, and resident of St Thomas Mount. He was working as head constable at the Kodungaiyur police station, and a Level-II intelligence official for MKB Nagar and Vyasarpadi police stations.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
3. TN Father Sells Newborn Girl, Buys Cellphone, Gold Chain for Twin Son
A 38-year-old daily wage worker was arrested in Tirunelveli district on Wednesday, after he illegally sold his new born girl baby to a childless couple for Rs.1.8 lakh. Soon after selling her off, the father Yesuirudhayaraj went on to get completely intoxicated and bought a gold chain for the twin brother of the infant he had just exchanged for money.
On 8 November, Pushpalatha gave birth to twins – a boy and a girl. But her husband Yesuirudhayaraj, unhappy with the birth of yet another girl, decided to sell her while keeping the male child.
(Source: The News Minute)
4.Petition Filed in Madras HC Seeking Transfer of Fathima Latheef Suicide Case to CBI
The Tamil Nadu National Students' Union of India filed a petition in the Madras High Court on Thursday seeking transfer of investigation into the suicide of a girl student of IIT-Madras to the CBI. The prestigious institute has been rocked by protests after Fathima Latheef, a first-year humanities student, committed suicide in its hostel on 9 November.
Her Kerala-based family has allege a senior faculty was responsible for her taking the extreme step. Noting that the investigation was transferred to Central Crime Branch, the petitioner claimed that since April 2018 till November 2019, in total five students committed suicide in the college campus.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
5. Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict Robert Payas Granted Parole for Son’s Wedding
Robert Payas, one of the seven people serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was granted month-long parole by the Madras High Court Thursday. A division bench of justices MM Sundresh and RMT Teekaa Raaman gave the order for the parole, from 25 November till 24 December. Payas had sought the relief to make arrangements for the wedding of his son, Thamizhco.
This is the first parole Payas has been granted in 28 years. Payas is one among seven people — Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, S Jayakumar and Nalini — convicted and given a life sentence in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991.
(Source: The Indian Express)
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