QChennai: Two Dead as MTC Bus Rams into Wall; Light Rains Expected

Here is your roundup of the top stories from Chennai.

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Two mechanics were killed after an MTC bus crashed into the wall of a room where they were taking rest at the Vadapalani terminus. Representative image.
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1. Two Dead as MTC Bus Crashes into Restroom Wall

The MTC crew members at the terminus did not operate the buses for sometime and staged a road roko. They demanded the government should support the families of the deceased.
The MTC crew members at the terminus did not operate the buses for sometime and staged a road roko. They demanded the government should support the families of the deceased.
(Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

Two mechanics of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) were killed and six other employees were injured after an MTC bus crashed into the wall of a room where they were taking rest at the Vadapalani terminus in the early hours of Sunday, 28 July.

Around 1 am, mechanic Balamurugan, 40, drove the bus with the registration number TN01N4583 into the mechanic yard and tried to park it in the maintenance area. Since the stopper was not of sufficient height, the bus ran over it and crashed into the wall. of a room where the crew were resting.

The wall collapsed on the the crew. While Bharati died on the spot, Sekar died on the way to the hospital.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Parts of Chennai to Receive Light Rains for the Next Two Days

The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy, and maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 34 and 27 degree Celsius respectively in the city. Representative image.
The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy, and maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 34 and 27 degree Celsius respectively in the city. Representative image.
(Photo: PTI)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu’s second wettest district this summer, is hopeful of receiving two more days of rain, according to IMD. The bulletin issued at 8:30 pm on Saturday from the Regional Meteorological Centre predicted that some parts of the city are likely to receive light rain with thundershowers during the next 48 hours.

According to forecasts, light to moderate rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu until the end of July. TN Weatherman Pradeep John also wrote on his latest post, “Lone Warrior spotted in west of Chennai. Should bring some sharp spells of rains in some parts of the city shortly. Remember it will only rain in some parts of city. No widespread rains like last week ones.”

(Source: The News Minute)

3. 8 Members of a Family Tied to Trees, Stripped and Assaulted Over Elopement

Eight members of  the boy’s family were subject to brutal violence after he, belonging to the Navithar caste eloped with a woman from the Vanniyar caste
Eight members of the boy’s family were subject to brutal violence after he, belonging to the Navithar caste eloped with a woman from the Vanniyar caste
(Photo: The Quint)

In an incident of brutal violence, eight members of a family were allegedly tied to trees, stripped and assaulted in Dharmapuri district, by a group of men.

This comes a month after a man belonging to the victims’ family – who belong to the Navithar caste – eloped with a woman from the Vanniyar caste. The police have however completely denied the incident.

Priya and Vivek both belonged to the Pennagaram Taluk in Dharmapuri and the two of them have been in a relationship for eight years. The family members were allegedly hit with wooden sticks on their head, chest, stomach and thighs. The women, especially, were brutally attacked.

(Source: The News Minute)

4. O Paneerselvam’s Son Ruffles Party Feathers on Triple Talaq Bill

O P Raveendranath Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam declared his total support for the Bill to ban Triple-Talaq.
O P Raveendranath Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam declared his total support for the Bill to ban Triple-Talaq.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ANI)

The post-Jayalalithaa confusion and contradictions in the ruling AIADMK yet again came to the fore with senior minister, D Jayakumar distancing the party from its lone member in the Lok Sabha, OP Raveendranath Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, on the triple talaq issue.

Speaking on the Bill to ban triple talaq in Parliament, Raveendranath had declared his total support for the legislation, going to great lengths in praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his farsighted measure that would guarantee equal opportunities for (Muslim) women, which would enable them to perform as good as the men.

"So I support this Bill", said the first-time MP in his maiden speech.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

5. Seven Rameswaram Fishermen Held by Sri Lankan Navy

Seven fishermen from Rameswaram along with their boat were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy in the wee hours of Sunday when they were fishing near Talaimannar for allegedly intruding into their territorial waters.
Seven fishermen from Rameswaram along with their boat were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy in the wee hours of Sunday when they were fishing near Talaimannar for allegedly intruding into their territorial waters.
(Photo: Reuters)

As many as seven fishermen from Rameswaram, along with their boats, were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy in the wee hours of Sunday, when they were fishing near Talaimannar for allegedly intruding into their territorial waters.

The seven fishermen were part of a large group of fishermen who set sail on Saturday in 608 mechanised boats, said CR Senthilvel, general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Fishermen’s Federation.

Condemning such repeated arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Island Navy, he urged the central government to take steps to get Colombo release all the arrested fishermen immediately and also free their boats.

Such high-handedness on the high seas by the Sri Lankan Navy should be stopped and the Indian government should urgently do something about it, pleaded Senthilvel.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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