QChennai: Stalin Slams TN CM’s Aerial Survey; Techie Attacks Woman

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Published21 Nov 2018, 02:04 AM IST
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1.Stalin Terms TN CM’s Aerial Tour a Drama

DMK president MK Stalin on Tuesday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s aerial tour of the Cyclone Gaja affected districts on Tuesday, terming it as ‘a drama’.

“The chief minister distributed relief materials to party cadre set up by the party just to show the media that he is distributing relief. It is only for publicity. He took a helicopter to Tiruchi, visited just two to three places and returned in the helicopter,” Stalin alleged after flagging off relief materials from the party headquarters, Anna Arivalayam.

Stalin said when the affected people in these districts were waiting to meet the chief minister, the party cadre including ministers surrounded him and created a drama. “I would like to ask him why he has not met the affected people till now,” the DMK leader said.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Techie Attacks Woman, then Tries to Commit Suicide

The man barged into the victim’s house and picked up an argument before slicing her throat and consuming poison himself.<a href="http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2018/nov/19/techie-attacks-woman-and-tries-to-end-life-in-chennai-1900282.html#"><br></a>
The man barged into the victim’s house and picked up an argument before slicing her throat and consuming poison himself.
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A 28-year-old techie allegedly attacked a girl at her house in Tiruvottiyur and tried to kill himself after she refused to continue their relationship on Sunday night. The man identified as Balaji of Medavakkam reached the victim's house at around 9 pm.

"The woman was at home with her mother and her father had gone out to attend a wedding. Balaji, barged into the house and picked up a fight with the victim. In a few minutes he pulled out a sharp object and slit her throat and he consumed poison," said a police source. The mother raised an alarm and the neighbours rushed to their rescue and took them to the Stanley government hospital where they are undergoing treatment. Preliminary investigations revealed that the duo worked in the same company and recently she quit her job." Recently, the woman decided to end ties with Balaji and told him after which he kept constantly calling her over the phone which she avoided.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

3. Northern Districts to Get Rain At Last

Low pressure areas likely to develop into depression.
Low pressure areas likely to develop into depression.
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The well-marked low pressure area is set to bring rains over the state till Thursday.

According to Meteorological Department, the well-marked low pressure area now lies over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining northeast Sri Lanka. This is likely to intensify into a depression by Wednesday. S Balachandran, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, said most parts of the State are expected to benefit from this weather system. While a moderate rainfall up to 4 cm is likely over the State, a few places like Kancheepuram, Pudukottai, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Karaikal and Puducherry may get heavy rainfall till Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday, one or two places in the State may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall up to 24.4 cm. The weather system may put an end to the dry spell experienced in some of the northern districts even if it may not bridge the rain deficit, he said.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Chennai Wins ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’ Title

Chennai is leading the country in responding to global interest in the vegan lifestyle , says PETA India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate.<a href="http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2018/nov/20/most-vegan-friendly-city-honour-goes-to-chennai-1900898.html#"><br></a>
Chennai is leading the country in responding to global interest in the vegan lifestyle , says PETA India CEO Dr Manilal Valliyate.
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Chennai has bagged this year's 'Most Vegan-Friendly City' award by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, according to a Times of India report. PETA India has already despatched the certificate and letter thanking commissioner of Chennai Municipal Corporation D Karthikeyan for facilitating an environment in which vegan-friendly establishments flourish in the city.

"This is the third year that we are giving out this award. Bengaluru won the award in the first year while Pune received it last year," Times of India quoted a PETA officer as saying. Vegan-friendly eateries and clothing stores such as The Alternate, Monkstory have become very popular in the city where collectives of compassionate people such as 'Tamil Vegan Movement' and 'Vegans of Chennai' could be found. Besides, a vegan adventure tour company 'VegVoyage' too conducts potluck dinners in the city.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Train Officers in Probing Crimes Against Women - HC

Cites a rape case as an example of casual investigation. &nbsp;
Cites a rape case as an example of casual investigation.  
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The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed its Registry to mark a copy of one of its judgments to the Director General of Police so that training programmes could be conducted for police officers to educate them on how investigation should be conducted in cases of sexual and other offences against women.

Justice MV Muralidaran issued the direction while allowing a criminal appeal preferred and setting aside the conviction as well as 10-year imprisonment imposed by a sessions court in Tiruvannamalai district on 23 August 2013, on V Venkatesan for having allegedly raped a young woman by trespassing into her residence in 2007.

According to the prosecution case, the appellant had reportedly entered the house where the victim was residing with her two younger sisters and raped her in the presence of the two children. The occurrence was first disclosed to a woman neighbour who insisted on hushing up the issue. Subsequently, the victim informed her parents and thereafter it took five days for them to lodge a complaint. The prosecution had failed to explain the delay and also the unusual conduct of the victim having informed about the incident to a neighbour than reporting it immediately to her parents.

(Source: The Hindu)

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