QChennai: TN CM Defends Sarkar Protests, Cyclone May Hit on Nov 14
Here is your roundup of the top stories from Chennai.
1. What Does Kollywood Do for People’s Welfare?: TN CM Defends Protests Against Sarkar
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami defended the protests against AR Murugadoss’ Deepavali release Sarkar, which was a target of protests by members of the ruling party. The AIADMK had staged protests last week claiming that certain scenes in the movie insulted former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa.
“Any self-respecting party member will be infuriated if their party leader and the policies introduced by them is mocked. It is wrong news that AIADMK members alone tore down banners. General public too expressed their dissent,” he said. He also questioned Kollywood’s contribution to people’s welfare, saying, “They make films with these exorbitant budgets. Where is all this money coming from? The tickets are overpriced and suck the blood out of people. What have they done for society?”
(Source: The News Minute)
2. Cyclone May Strike on November 14
North coastal Tamil Nadu may begin to get rains from November 14 evening. There are chances for moderate rainfall over Chennai too from Wednesday due to a cyclonic storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The well-marked low pressure area over south-east Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman sea, about 1,220 km east south-east of Chennai and 1,270 km east south-east of Nellore is expected to become cyclonic storm by early hours of Monday.
According to IMD bulletin, there is a probability for the weather system to turn into severe cyclonic storm by November 13 with wind speeds gusting up to 135 kmph. Fishermen have been warned not to venture into south-east and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal from Sunday and those engaged in deep sea fishing to return to the coast before November 12.
(Source: The Hindu)
3. Chennai Corporation Staff Held for Duping Two of Rs 7.5L by Promising Job
A 58-year-old corporation employee has been arrested for allegedly cheating two persons by promising them jobs in electricity board and collecting Rs 7.5 lakh from them. He had allegedly promised Dharanitharan to get him a job in the board and collected Rs 3.75 lakh from him. Believing this, the youth had brought his nephew Arun to apply for a job in the board, said a police source.
Later, he did not get them jobs and started avoiding their calls. Dharanitharan filed a complaint with city police commissioner, which was forwarded to Royapuram police for inquiry. Karnan was arrested and was later remanded to judicial custody.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
4. Naidu’s Alliance Will Not Impact State, National Politics: BJP
The non-BJP alliance being attempted by TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will impact neither the State nor national politics, BJP state president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has said. She claimed that Chandrababu Naidu was going around the country meeting various political party leaders and created an illusion that he was stitching a mega alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha election next year.
Speaking to reporters here after attending a meeting on the second year of demonetisation organised by the BJP, she said “their alliance will impact neither the State nor national politics.” She ridiculed TNCC chief Su Thirunavukkarasar for indulging in petty squabbles within his party and said he did not seem to know anything about demonetisation.
(Source: Deccan Chronicle)
5. Actors Must Stop Smoking On-Screen: PMK Founder
PMK founder S Ramadoss has written to Nadigar Sangam president M Nasser on advising artists, especially leading heroes, to desist from smoking on-screen in their films. He said smoking was a leading cause of deaths, and cinema which was a mass medium that had tremendous impact on people.
Referring to many scenes in the recently released Vijay starrer Sarkar, Dr. Ramadoss said the film had 22 scenes depicting smoking.“What is more baffling is that, in one scene, Vijay smokes a cigarette during a consultation meeting where ministers are present. There is a ban on smoking in public places and these types of scenes have been forced just for the dramatic effect,” he said. Dr Ramadoss added.
(Source: The Hindu)
6. Five Nabbed for Killing Man; Cops Exhume Body
Five persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of a former village panchayat president’s son at Tiruttani a week ago. The crime occurred after the victim demanded a borrower to repay the money to him at the earliest, police said.
The deceased R Karunamurthy’s father Raman, a former panchayat president, complained to police to trace his son, who left the house last Saturday and never returned. R K Pet police inquired into the issue and preliminary investigation revealed that Haribabu, who had borrowed money from Karunamurthy, was missing since last Sunday. The arrested had told police that they murdered a man and buried his body on the banks of Kosathalai river at K V Kuppam, near Nagari in Andhra Pradesh.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
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