QChennai: Govt to Get Water via Train, Nadigar Sangam Polls Held

1. TN Govt to Get 10 MLD Water Everyday from Jolarpetti to Chennai

Chennai is reeling under a severe water crisis with all reservoirs in the city parched dry.

The Tamil Nadu government has resorted to sourcing 10 million litres of drinking water per day (MLD) from Vellore’s Jolarpetti railway town to Chennai for six months to combat the severe water shortage in the city.

Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) is reportedly mulling over using 50 wagons to bring the water to Chennai. Chief Minister E Palaniswami announced that Rs 65 crore has been allocated to bring water from Jolarpettai by train. The plan will have surplus water supplied to Vellore through the Mettur drinking water project diverted to Chennai.

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2. Amid Hiccups, Polling for Nadigar Sangam Elections Underway

Actors M Nassar (right) and Vishal were elected as the president and general secretary of the Nadigar Sangam in 2015.

The voting for electing the office bearers of the South Indian Artistes Association (Nadigar Sangam) was held on Sunday, 23 June 2019, at St Ebbas school on RK Salai, Chennai. The polling saw most of the industry mark their attendance. However, biggies like Rajinikanth couldn’t make it as he was out of town.

The elections had been initially cancelled after the District Registrar of Societies had expressed doubts over the electoral rolls. However, the Madras High Court stayed the order and gave the green signal to hold them. The results, however, cannot be declared until further orders. The next hearing is scheduled for 8 July.

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Also Read: Nadigar Sangam Polls: Did Rajinikanth Attempt a Compromise?

3. Sad Over Kids’ Disability, Mom Kills Boy, Herself

A case has been registered and an RDO inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Depressed over her children’s speech-impairment, a 24-year-old woman allegedly killed her second son and ended her life at her house in Porur. Police said, Ashwini, 24, was married to one Mahesh, 37, six years ago, who works as a painter. The couple have two children- Pradeep, 4 and Sakthivel, 2. They resided at Thelliyar Agaram.

A few years ago, they learnt that Pradeep was speech-impaired and spent around Rs 3 lakh for his medical expenses. “Recently, they found that Sakthivel also has the same impairment. Depressed over this, Ashwini allegedly killed Sakthivel and then ended her life by hanging, on Friday,” said a police officer.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

4. PMK Founder Ramadoss’s Hate-Mongering Rant Against Journos Slammed

Ramadoss’s speech has invited sharp criticism from various forums of journalists.

On Saturday, PMK founder Ramadoss decided to use the stage to threaten journalists for asking him questions, quite proudly and loudly. In a video that is being widely shared, Ramadoss can be heard proclaiming that several years ago he had threatened to ‘cut down’ those who ask him questions about cutting trees for a protest.

Ramadoss called journalists ‘dogs’ and ‘kammanati pasanga’ (a pejorative used for the son of a widowed woman), and indulged in some classic whataboutery about how no journalist has checked out the trees he has planted. “I have grown a small forest in the Foundation, you Chandalaas, Sagunis…,” he added, using casteist pejoratives.

(Source: The News Minute)

5. Hitch in Online Compu Test, Aspirants Protest in Namakkal

Tense moments were witnessed at the KSR College in Tiruchengode in Namakkal district on Sunday as nearly 1,500 applicants for the direct recruitment for ‘computer instructor-grade one (PG grade)’ vacancies by the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) in Tamil Nadu could not take the online test at their designated centre due to a “sever technical problem”.

The TRB for the first time held direct recruitment test online to fill these vacancies at 119 exam centres across the State on Sunday. At the KSR College centre, as many as 2,270 applicants from various districts had come to take the three-hour online test from 10 am as per the examination schedule.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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