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QChennai: Radhapuram Counting Ends; City’s Water Table Recharged

Here is your round-up of the top stories from Chennai.

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Justice G Jayachandran will decide the election petition moved by DMK candidate M Appavu who lost the election to AIADMK’s I S Inbadurai by a slender margin of 49 votes in 2016.
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1. Radhapuram Counting Ends Amid High Drama

Amidst high security and drama, counting of specific postal votes that were left out and recounting of particular rounds of votes cast in EVMs during the 2016 Assembly election to Radhapuram seat concluded on Friday, as directed by Madras High Court.

After inspection of the machines, Registrar general C Kumarappan deputed Registrar (vigilance) Sai Saravanan to supervise the counting conducted in the Library Hall in the court premises. The counting went on till 7 pm for the Registrar to come out from the closely guarded room with 24 officials to submit the detailed report to the court. Only on this report, Justice G Jayachandran will decide the election petition moved by DMK candidate M Appavu who lost the election to AIADMK’s I S Inbadurai by a slender margin of 49 votes in 2016.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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2. As Krishna Water Reaches Chennai, Water Train from Vellore to Be Phased out

A train with 2.5 million litres of water arrived from Vellore every day when the water crisis was at its peak.
A train with 2.5 million litres of water arrived from Vellore every day when the water crisis was at its peak.
(Photo: ANI)

Even as the water from the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh has started arriving in Chennai since last week, state authorities confirmed to TNM that the water train to the city would be phased out shortly. The much-publicised water train was announced even as the city was reeling under a drought-like situation during the summer months between April and June.

The train was initially touted to carry about 25 lakh litres of water and make four trips per day from Vellore district. However, officials have now said that the groundwater table has been sufficiently replenished to halt the water train.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. Coastal, Air Security to Be Strengthened; 500 Roadside Shops Gone

Mahabalipuram is being spruced up ahead of the high-level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping from 11 to 13 October.
Mahabalipuram is being spruced up ahead of the high-level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping from 11 to 13 October.
(Photo: AP/ Altered by The Quint)

As part of heightened security measures for meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping from 11 to 13 October, representatives of the Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and other State agencies participated in a high-level meeting in Mamallapuram on Friday. Various measures, including coastal and air security are to be strengthened along the east coast.

Nearly 500 roadside shops have been removed and another hundred shops near the monuments would remain closed until 15 October. Residents were also advised to stay home till that date.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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4. Jewels Heist: DCP Rushes to Tiruvarur

Jewellery worth crores of rupees was robbed from a popular store, Lalitha Jewellers, in Trichy, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday by two men, wearing cat and dog masks.
Jewellery worth crores of rupees was robbed from a popular store, Lalitha Jewellers, in Trichy, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday by two men, wearing cat and dog masks.
(Photo Courtesy: CCTV Screengrab)

The district police have made a breakthrough in the sensational top jewelry store heist case here, following the arrest of one of the gang members Manikandan of Madapuraam near Tiruvarur late on Thursday night. He was nabbed by the police and cops seized about four-kg of stolen jewels from him, during a vehicle check at Vilambal near Tiruvarur last night.

However, Suresh, hailing from Tiruvarur, who accompanied Manikandan, who initially  escaped from the scene, was later arrested by police. Tiruvarur police took Kanagavalli, mother of the escaped suspect Suresh and four other relatives of the gang leader Murugan who is also a relative of Suresh and are holding inquiries. Police also suspect Murugan's hand in the bank robbery that took place at nationalised Punjab National Bank branch at Bikshadaarkovil near Tiruchy in January this year.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

5. Patient, Driver Die as Ambulance Rams Into Private Bus

A sexagenarian woman patient and the driver of an ambulance were killed in the wee hours when their vehicle rammed a private bus near Athur in Kancheepuram. Two others were injured in the incident. Kaniammal (67) suffered chest pain in the night, and her daughter Saraswati called an ambulance to take her to the hospital. While travelling on the Kancheepuram-Chengalpattu Road at around 2.30 am, towards the government hospital, the driver tried to overtake a private bus travelling in the same direction.

While Kaniammal and the driver, Jayakumar (38), died on the spot, Saraswati and technician Dinakaran, who were also travelling in the vehicle, have sustained severe injuries.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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