QChennai: Govt Warns of Action Against Sarkar; New Trekking Rules

1. TN Government Warns of Action Against Vijay's ‘Sarkar’

Many TN ministers have alleged that Sarkar has a lot of scenes that show the state politicians in bad light.

A day after the release of actor Vijay's latest film Sarkar, the Information and Publicity Minister of Tamil Nadu as well as the Law Minister of Tamil Nadu have warned action against the screening of the film that is currently running to packed screens across theatres in the state. Minister Kadambur Raju said, "People will not accept these political motives"

While rightly conceding that there was no relationship between the state government and the Central Board of Film Certification, Raju, however, said, "But still, it has come to our attention. We will also take this to the attention of the Chief Minister. If they(the makers) remove these scenes, then it is good. If not, we will think of the next course of action."

(Source: The News Minute)

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2. After Kurangani Forest Fire, TN Govt Bans Treks Between Feb and April

A fire broke out in the Kurangini hills, when a group of 39 had gone to trek. This is an image taken by a trekker a week before the tragedy.

In the aftermath of the Kurangani forest fire accident in Theni in March, the Tamil Nadu government has banned trekking in the state for two months every year. The rules were formulated based on an expert committee report submitted on the accident.

The state government has notified the Tamil Nadu Forest and Wildlife Areas (Regulation of Trekking) Rules, 2018, banning trekking in Tamil Nadu between February 15 and April 15, when the occurrence of forest fires is high. The notified rules also make it mandatory to obtain relevant permission from forest department officers before setting out on a trek to forests in Tamil Nadu. Violating the rule would be considered as trespassing and the persons would be liable for prosecution.

(Source: The News Minute)

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3. Kamal Haasan Says Party Ready to Contest Tamil Nadu Bypolls

On his 64th birthday, the actor addressed media persons and made known the party’s plan of action.

Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan said his party is ready to contest the upcoming bypolls in Tamil Nadu, reports stated. The party has already appointed 80 percent of field workers in the 20 assembly seats that they plan on contesting.

Just months ago, the actor-turned-politician had said that his party is ready for the 2019 general elections. Earlier when asked whether his party will contest in the forthcoming bypolls in the state, Kamal had replied, "We will teach a lesson to the government to tell them about their duties, but we are not in the mindset to contest it."

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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4. Over 2,100 Cases and 650 Arrests in TN for Bursting Crackers Outside Fixed Time

Chennai saw the highest number of cases at 344.

Tamil Nadu’s festival of lights saw the police land on people’s doorsteps to crackdown on those who violated the Supreme Court order on timings for lighting fireworks. As many as 2,100 cases were registered and at least 650 people were arrested by the police across Tamil Nadu on Tuesday for bursting crackers outside of the time limit set by the state government -- 6am to 7am and 7pm to 8pm for Deepavali.

TNM called the district police offices in all the 32 districts in the state to get the number of cases booked and the number of persons arrested on those cases. Though the number of cases were much less as at 6 pm on Tuesday, the final number shot up once the evening slot for bursting fireworks ended.

(Source: The News Minute)

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5. Two Autorickshaw Drivers Arrested for Murder of Woman in Chennai’s Marina Beach

When the body was discovered, police found that there were marks of strangulation around her neck.

The Chennai police have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found dumped behind the swimming pool on Marina beach on Sunday, 4 November. Police have identified the deceased as a sex worker while the two accused are auto drivers.

According to reports, the woman was last seen at Marina beach around 11 pm on Saturday. Morning walkers then spotted her body on Sunday near a garbage bin and alerted the police. She was found in a state of partial undress. The police formed three special teams to investigate the crime and zeroed in on a few suspects who were being interrogated, and on Wednesday, 7 November, they declared that two arrests were conducted.

(Source: The News Minute)

6. Tasmac Netted Rs 328 Crore in Four Days

The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited — Tasmac — netted around Rs 328 crore of revenue for the government this Diwali season.

The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited — Tasmac — netted around Rs 328 crore of revenue for the government this Deepavali season. On Tuesday, 6 November, when the State celebrated the festival of lights, Tasmac sold liquor for over Rs 180 crore, as against Rs 135 crore on Deepavali day, last year A day before Deepavali, liquor sales through Tasmac stood at Rs 148 crore. Last year, during the same period, it had registered sales of over Rs 95 crore.

On an average, Tasmac’s sales is anywhere between Rs 70 crore to Rs 75 crore per day. On weekends and festivals, the sales figure goes over Rs 100 crore.

(Source: The Hindu)

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