QChennai: Alagiri Warns of ‘Consequences’ If Not Reinducted & More

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Today DMK plans on elevating MK Stalin as the party president as his brother Alagiri detests the move. 
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1. ‘If DMK Doesn’t Re-Induct Me, They Have to Suffer the Consequences’: Alagiri

Alagiri is planning a ‘silent rally’ on 5 September to commemorate the memory of his late father, M Karunanidhi.
Alagiri is planning a ‘silent rally’ on 5 September to commemorate the memory of his late father, M Karunanidhi.
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On Saturday, the ousted DMK leader and son of later Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, MK Alagiri said that there was nothing wrong in him rejoining his ‘mothership.’ Two days later, the former Union Minister has said that the DMK would suffer consequences if it failed to re-induct him into its fold.

He was addressing media in Madurai, a city where he is known to sway a considerable of amount of influence, especially among the DMK electorate. With a ‘silent rally’ planned for 5 September to commemorate the memory of his late father, he was fielding questions on his political future. Alagiri said, “This rally is in response to the cadres' call. They had requested that they wanted to pay their respects to Kalaignar under my leadership.”

(Source: The News Minute)

2. Two Years After Salem Train Heist, CB-CID Zeroes in on Gang from Madhya Pradesh

Authorities had initially suspected that the break in had happened along the un-electrified 137-km Salem-Virudhachalam route.
Authorities had initially suspected that the break in had happened along the un-electrified 137-km Salem-Virudhachalam route.
(Photo: PTI)

Over two years after the sensational Salem train heist, the Crime Branch of the CID has cracked the case. According to The Hindu, the midnight heist was carried out by a gang from Madhya Pradesh.

An official said, “Enquiries revealed that the notorious gang was involved in several crimes in north India.” In August 2016, an amount of Rs 5.78 crore was stolen from 4 boxes out of the 226 boxes on a VPH (high-capacity parcel van) being moved from the Indian Overseas Bank, Salem, to the Reserve Bank of India, Chennai. A 4 square-foot hole, through which a person could enter, was found drilled on the roof of the mail van, which was carrying soiled currencies worth Rs. 342 crore from Salem to Chennai on the Salem Express.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. Man Murders Wife, Tips off Police

A contract employee of the Corporation murdered his wife at their house in T.P. Chathram and fled after informing the police. 
A contract employee of the Corporation murdered his wife at their house in T.P. Chathram and fled after informing the police. 
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A contract employee of the Corporation on Monday murdered his wife at their house and fled after informing the police. Police said Srinivasan, 30, and his wife Ammu, 26, lived at New Colony, T PChathram, a few yards away from his parents’ house. The couple have a seven-year-old boy. He was suspicious about his wife's behaviour and harassed her. They used to quarrel frequently. In the morning, he beat her and beheaded her with a knife.

After committing the murder, he cleaned the knife and left the body in the house. He handed over his son to his parents. Posing as a neighbour, he called the police control room and informed them about the death of the woman.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Sterlite: Government Jobs for Kin of 13 Killed in Police Firing

Photographs of the people who died in the police firing on 22 May 2018 in Tuticorin while protesting against Sterlite.
Photographs of the people who died in the police firing on 22 May 2018 in Tuticorin while protesting against Sterlite.
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Government jobs for relatives of 13 persons killed in the police firing vis-a-vis the Sterlite stir on May 22 are expected to be announced soon, said the Thoothukudi district collector, Sandeep Nanduri on Monday. This was in response to some of the anti-Sterlite activists who accused the government of being indifferent to their suffering.

Requesting the people not to get agitated about the issue, the district collector said that a list prepared in consultation with the family members of the 13 persons killed in the firing, has been recommended to the government for job appointments. “The Chief Minister has to announce the posts allotted, which is expected anytime soon,” said Nanduri.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

5. Rumblings Get Louder in AIADMK Party

Madhusudhanan had openly accused Jayakumar of hurting his chances in the RK Nagar by-election (21 Dec, 2017), in which rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran scored a comfortable victory.
Madhusudhanan had openly accused Jayakumar of hurting his chances in the RK Nagar by-election (21 Dec, 2017), in which rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran scored a comfortable victory.
(Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan has called the media for a 'bombshell' of an interaction at his residence noontime Tuesday amid reports that his longtime rival in the ruling party and fisheries minister D Jayakumar had hurt his chances in the RK Nagar by-election (21 Dec, 2017), in which rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran scored a comfortable victory.

Sources close to him said OPS counseled patience saying that the intra-party hostilities could be sorted out at the AIADMK general council meeting (expected within a few weeks), but Madhusudhanan insisted on an “immediate solution to the growing assault” on his 'image' due to the intensified rivalry with Jayakumar. There have been reports that OPS too has been upset for a long time, complaining to close associates that he was being sidelined in the state administration.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

6. 412 NEET Coaching Centres to Be Set Up

3,200 teachers to be roped in from September, says School Education Minister  
3,200 teachers to be roped in from September, says School Education Minister  
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In a move to provide NEET coaching to students in the State, a total of 412 centres will be set up and 3,200 teachers will be roped in from the first week of September, said School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan. The Minister also said that skill-based courses will be made part of standard XII curriculum from next year. “The students will be equipped to get employment right after schooling. As degree holders are finding it hard to get jobs, the Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to change the scenario,” he said.

Sengottaiyan also said that girl students, in need of help, can contact 14417 — a 24-hour helpline. “The government has the responsibility to safeguard the girls who go to colleges and schools. Action will be taken in 24 hours,” he said.

(Source: The Hindu)

7. Twin Flyovers in Velachery Likely to Be Ready in Six Months

The project meant to decongest Vijayanagar junction had hit land acquisition hurdles . Representative image. 
The project meant to decongest Vijayanagar junction had hit land acquisition hurdles . Representative image. 
(Photo: Reuters)

Stymied by land acquisition hassles, the much-delayed twin flyovers project in Velachery is likely to be completed in six months’ time, according to official sources. Land acquisition proceedings for a property that was stalled due to a court case, are now in an advanced stage, with the court deciding in favour of the project since it is for a public cause. The flyovers are being constructed at the cost of ₹108 crore, to help decongest the very busy Vijayanagar junction.

Apart from the land acquisition, shifting of utilities, including water mains, and permissions for traffic diversions took some time and delayed the work. Both the flyovers will allow one-way traffic and have two lanes each.

(Source: The Hindu)

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