QChennai: Cops Deny Plans to Arrest Murugadoss; TTV Channels Amma

1. No Plans to Arrest Murugadoss, Say Chennai Cops After Sun Pictures Tweet

A day after Tamil Nadu state law minister warned legal action against the movie Sarkar, a tweet by Sun Pictures that Chennai Police was going to arrest AR Murugadoss, the director of the movie late on Thursday night, created panic. The police denied any such action from their end. T Nagar DCP said that regular patrol officers posted in the area were on their regular beat movement.

The news about the prospective arrest was first put out by the official Twitter handle of Sun pictures, which is the producer of Sarkar. The tweet came at the end of a day filled with protests across the state staged by the ruling AIADMK who sought the removal of certain controversial scenes from the movie.

(Source: The News Minute)

2. Akshara Haasan Files Complaint After Private Pictures Leaked Online

Actor Akshara Haasan (left) took to Twitter to express her disappointment.

After her private pictures were leaked on the Internet, actor Akshara Haasan took to Twitter to express her disappointment. She added that she has filed a complaint with Mumbai Police and Cyber Cell to track the people responsible for the leak. The actor, who said that she does not know who is behind the leak, termed the crime, a “deeply unfortunate” event.

“Recently, some of my private pictures were leaked on the Internet. Who did this or why, is not known to me yet. But what I do know that it is deeply unfortunate to make a young girl the victim of such an act only for a pervert mind’s enjoyment,” she posted on Twitter. She also expressed her disappointment over people sharing these pictures, thereby participating in the harassment.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. Burn Injuries Keep Doctors Busy

A total of 47 persons reported with injuries caused by crackers at the Government Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) Hospital and Government Stanley Medical College Hospital on Deepavali day.

A total of 47 persons reported with injuries caused by crackers at the Government Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) Hospital and Government Stanley Medical College Hospital on Deepavali day.Most of them had injuries on their hands and faces, say doctors.

The Department of Burns of KMC received 26 persons with injuries caused by crackers. Eight of them were admitted for treatment, while the remaining were treated as outpatients. Going by the case details, 10 of the injured were children; the youngest being four years old. When compared to previous years, the number of patients seeking treatment for injuries caused by crackers was lesser this Deepavali.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. 2,372 Booked for Violating SC Order

In Chennai, the most number of cases were booked under Anna Nagar police district and Ambattur police district with around 60 cases each.

As many as 2,372 people were booked across the State on Tuesday for bursting crackers beyond the stipulated hours fixed by the Supreme Court.Chennai city topped the list with 359 bookings. In the neighbouring Kancheepuram district, 79 cases were registered and in Tiruvallur, 105 cases. The Madurai city police registered the second highest of 134 cases.

Other tier-2 cities including Coimbatore (114), Tirunelveli (109), Tiruchy (45) and Salem (44) booked people for violating the SC order. The State government had fixed 6 am to 7 am and 7 pm to 8 pm as the permitted timings for bursting crackers.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. I Have Inherited Legacy of Jaya: TTV

TTV Dhinakaran.

Turning an accusation levelled against him into an admission, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday told the Madras High Court that he had indeed inherited the goodwill and legacy of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by winning the December 2017 by-election in RK Nagar Assembly constituency that fell vacant after her death.

In a written statement filed in reply to a civil suit preferred by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) early this year, Dhinakaran also accused Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami of having filed the suit by suppressing the fact of having actively supported and canvassed for him during the April 2017 by-election that got rescinded.

(Source: The Hindu)

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