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QChennai: TN Dreads Wet Diwali; Police Crack 2013 Murder Case

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1. Deepavali Likely to be Wet in State

In what could be one of the last weather systems that could influence thunderstorm activity over the State this season, a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring rainfall over many parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the next two days.

The low pressure area that has formed over the Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression by Tuesday. It may even further intensify and move northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast by Thursday.

Officials said nearly 70-75% of the weather stations across the State would get rainfall over the State and Puducherry on Tuesday.

(Source: The Hindu)

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2. Police Crack 2013 Murder Case

Mangadu police arrest victim’s son-in-law, daughter.
Mangadu police arrest victim’s son-in-law, daughter.
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The Mangadu police cracked the murder of an old woman that took place in December 2013 and arrested her son-in-law. Kasturi Mahalingam, 51, a resident of Kundrathur Main Road in Sivanthangal, was living alone after her husband died a decade ago. She made a living by running a chit fund.

On the day of the murder, Kasturi’s daughter Ammu came to her house, only to find her in a pool of blood.

(Source: The Hindu)

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3. Polit Bureau-Like Unit to Lead AIADMK in Future

‘Proposed committee will address the leadership vacuum’.
‘Proposed committee will address the leadership vacuum’.
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The composition of the advisory committee of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK – Amma and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) will be finalised as soon as the Election Commission decides on the ‘two leaves’ symbol case.

Pointing out that the proposed committee will be akin to the polit bureau of the Communist parties and will take care of the problem of “leadership vacuum,” a senior Minister concedes that the party no longer enjoys the advantage of being led by “strong and charismatic” leaders. He is, however, optimistic of the party finding ways to manage “situations” in future. He also expresses the hope that the case before the EC will go in favour of the ruling dispensation.

(Source: The Hindu)

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4. Lending an Ear to Thieves

School for the Deaf helps police interpret hearing-impaired suspects.
School for the Deaf helps police interpret hearing-impaired suspects.
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The Kodungaiyur police were in a fix recently, after nabbing Lingiah, a hearing and speech impaired 25-year-old, on charges of burglary. Unable to interrogate him, they took the help of the Church of South India (CSI) School for the Deaf to help interpret what the suspect was saying.

The Santhome-based school has offered this assistance to the police since 2014 at no cost. Its 32 teachers are all trained interpreters. At least once a week, police personnel from stations like Mylapore, Royapuram, Royapettah and other stations bring hearing and speech impaired suspects for interrogation to the school.

(Source: The Hindu)

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5. State Govt Mulling Three-Language Policy Alleges DMK Leader

Centre imposing Hindi on State: Stalin.
Centre imposing Hindi on State: Stalin.
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Accusing the AIADMK government of seeking to implement the three-language policy from the next academic year, DMK working president M K Stalin on Monday said the Education Department was already considering the proposal sent by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in this regard.

In a statement, he alleged that the Centre had already brought education under its control through NEET and Navodaya schools and its ultimate objective was to impose Hindi and Sanskrit on non-Hindi speaking States.

(Source: The Hindu)

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6. Judiciary Divided Over Closure of Liquor Shops

Judges split on ‘interfering’ with policy decision of govt.
Judges split on ‘interfering’ with policy decision of govt.
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The legal position on ordering closure or shifting of liquor shops remains hazy with one section of judges of the Madras High Court taking a view that such orders could not be passed unless there were legal violations such as locating the shops within the prohibited distance from educational institutions/places of worship, and another set of judges ruling that any shop could be closed on grounds of public nuisance irrespective of the distance rule.

The observations were made while dismissing a PIL petition to shift a liquor shop situated close to Chinnasalem police station in Villupuram district on the ground that it was located in a residential area.

(Source: The Hindu)

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7. 2 More Die of Suspected Dengue

Two more children have died of suspected dengue in Chennai.
Two more children have died of suspected dengue in Chennai.
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On Monday morning, an eight-year-old girl from Ambattur, admitted to the Institute of Child Health, Egmore, died of viral haemorrhagic fever and shock, suspected to have been caused by dengue, a hospital official said. The death of a nine-year-old girl from Aminjikarai at the same hospital a day earlier was also suspected to have been caused by dengue, he added.

Two boys died of the disease last week, and four deaths were reported last month.

(Source: The Hindu)

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