QChennai: AIADMK on Actors Attacking Govt; Heavy Rain May Hit City

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Jayakumar slams Vijay’s comments.

1. 'Actors Unnecessarily Blaming Government'

Days after actor Vijay made a veiled attack on the ruling AIADMK government, senior party leader and Minister for Fisheries D Jayakumar said actors were welcome to start their own political parties but it was unnecessary for them to attack the government. The Minister alleged that they made such attacks only to get publicity for their films.

Jayakumar said his prediction about (the limited success of) actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran in politics turned out to be true. “Let any actor start a party. Let [actor] Vijay start a party. Let [actors] Goundamani or Senthil or Vivek start a political party. But, soon after intending to come into politics, they attack the government. They attack us because they have invested big in their films and they want the movies to run well,” he said.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Heavy Rains Likely in Isolated Places in Chennai

The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy on Monday.
The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy on Monday.
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Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu on Monday according to a weather bulletin released by the Regional Meteorological department. While there was a short spell of heavy rain in various parts of Chennai on Sunday, the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy on Monday.Light-to-moderate rain is likely to occur in some areas.

Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 33 and 25 deg Celsius respectively. Villupuram, Cuddalore, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Tiruchy, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Karur, Theni, Dindigul, Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts will receive heavy rainfall, the bulletin said, adding that the situation may prevail for a couple of days. Tindivanam in Villupuram district and Watrap in Virudhunagar district received at least 7 cm rain on Sunday whereas Pallipattu in Tiruvallur district received 6 cm.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

3. DMK Donated Rs 25 Crore to Left Parties for Polls

CPI and CPI(M) say it is nothing unusual.
CPI and CPI(M) say it is nothing unusual.
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The DMK had donated Rs 15 crore each to its allies, the CPI and Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi, and Rs 10 crore to the CPI(M) during the last Parliamentary elections. This came to light in an election expenditure affidavit filed by the DMK before the Election Commission. The two Communist parties on Monday said there was nothing unusual in receiving donations from the DMK for election expenditure.

According to the affidavit filed on August 27, the DMK had shown an expenditure of Rs 79.26 crore, of which Rs 40 crore was given to the three parties. “We collected the money throughout the State and spent the amount for election. We have submitted the expenditure to the Election Commission. We have not suppressed anything. Everything is done in an transparent manner,” CPI(M) State secretary K Balakrishnan said.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Chennai Burglars Held in Indore, 120 Sovereigns Rcovered

Efforts are on to bring the burglars back to Chennai, police said.
Efforts are on to bring the burglars back to Chennai, police said.
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A six-member gang, which stole around 120 sovereigns of gold from the house of a businessman here, was arrested at the Indore railway station in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday night. Police said Ramesh (50), a resident of State Bank Colony at Nanganallur, running a granite export business, was away at Sabarimala recently, leaving his family at his relative’s house.

“When he returned home on Saturday, he found his house burgled and around 100 sovereigns of gold and diamonds and cash were missing,” said a police officer. The Pazhavanthangal police registered a case and with the help of CCTV footage, discovered that the burglars boarded a train to Madhya Pradesh on Friday evening. On information, the Indore police arrested the six men with valuables and cash. A Chennai police team went to Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. Efforts are on to bring the burglars back to Chennai, police said.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Govt Begins Preparation for Monsoon

Chief Minister holds a high-level meeting, sanctions Rs. 38.52 cr. to SDRF to acquire equipment.
Chief Minister holds a high-level meeting, sanctions Rs. 38.52 cr. to SDRF to acquire equipment.
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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday sanctioned Rs 38.52 crore towards acquiring special equipment to strengthen the State Disaster Response Force, as part of preparations to tackle the possible impact of the northeast monsoon. The Chief Minister chaired a meeting at the Secretariat here to review the arrangements and steps planned ahead of the northeast monsoon. Over 6,000 personnel trained specifically to tackle impact of monsoon have been positioned across the State.

During the southwest monsoon until September 23, five districts witnessed deficit rainfall, 14 districts received excess rainfall and 13 recorded normal rainfall, an official release said. As many as 4,399 places had been identified as vulnerable sites during the northeast monsoon and 30,759 people had been identified as first responders. The desilting of various waterbodies and channels had benefited 6.60 lakh farmers.

(Source: The Hindu)

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