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1. ‘Need of Hour for All Non-BJP Parties to Unite’: Stalin on Chandrababu-Rahul Gandhi Meet

A day after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu met with Congress President Rahul Gandhi in an effort to rally parties against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), DMK president MK Stalin has welcomed the meeting.

In a tweet on Friday, MK Stalin said, “Corrupt, autocratic and divisive forces are destroying the democratic fabric of our country. It is the need of the hour for all non-BJP parties to come together on a common platform. I congratulate @rahulgandhi and @ncbn for initiating steps towards this. They have my support.” (sic)

(Source: The News Minute)

2. Tamil Nadu Can Burst Deepavali Crackers From 6-7 AM and 7-8 PM

The government of Tamil Nadu on Friday, 2 November announced the timings for bursting crackers in the state to celebrate Deepavali. According to a press release by the government, people in Tamil Nadu will be allowed to burst crackers from 6 am to 7 am and from 7 pm to 8 pm on the day of Deepavali, 6 November.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. Trend of Girls Eloping With Aged Men Shocking: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Thursday expressed its shock and dismay over the increasing incidents of minor girls eloping with married and old persons. It is disheartening to know this shocking development in society. By such elopement, not only the family of the minor but also that of the offender, who is already married and having children, is affected. This kind of trend has become a challenge to society and also for families and it should be curtailed, a division bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and V Baskaran said.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

4. Online Pharmacies Challenge Madras HC Stay

Acting swiftly, online pharmacies, who were aggrieved over the interim stay granted on Wednesday, which banned sale of medicines online, have moved the high court to vacate the stay. They submitted that though the drugs are booked online, they are sourced from licenced pharmacies. The firms that deliver the medicines are doing only delivery services and do not actually sell medicines.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. PWD Seals Royal Madras Yacht Club

The Public Works Department (PWD) sealed the premises of Royal Madras Yacht Club located off Kamarajar Salai on Thursday following a Madras High Court directive.

Founded in 1911, the club was the first in Timber Pond area of the Madras Harbour. Then in 1973, the PWD leased out nearly eight grounds of land measuring nearly 19,200 sq.ft. to the club. For 25 years till 1999, the club remitted a rent of Rs 25, that is Rs 1 per year, for the leased property, the PWD officials said.

(Source: The Hindu)

6. Two More H1N1 Patients Die in Madurai’s Government Rajaji Hospital

Two people who tested positive for H1N1 died in Government Rajaji Hospital in the last 24 hours taking the number of H1N1 deaths in the hospital to six in the last one month.

The number of fever cases coming to Government Rajaji Hospital has been on the rise in the past few weeks.

(Source: The Times of India)

7. TN Man Kills Cousin Over ‘Unrequited Love’

The Thiruvidaimaruthur police in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu on Friday, 2 November, arrested a man for allegedly murdering his cousin due to unrequited love. K Vasanthapriya, 25, of Papanasam, who is a teacher at a private school in Kumbakonam, was found dead on Thursday evening with stab injuries.

(Source: The Times of India)

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