QChennai: PMK Leader Accuses Stalin of Personal Attacks & More

1. ‘Stalin Resorting to Personal Attacks’: Anbumani Ramadoss

PMK youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday accused DMK President MK Stalin of resorting to personal attacks on him, PMK founder S Ramadoss and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, instead of speaking about schemes and plans for the development of the country.

Hitting the road to canvass for party Central Chennai candidate Sam Paul at Choolaimedu along with AIADMK leader and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, Anbumani said, “Stalin does not know what he is speaking these days. He just goes on a tirade about everyone, but does not talk about development.” According to him, Paul’s principal opponent Dayanidhi Maran of DMK was facing allegations of corruption.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Lone Transgender in TN Poll Fray

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The lone transgender candidate contesting the Lok Sabha elections in the State, M Radha’s dreams are really big. She wants to ensure that nobody in Chennai South, the constituency from where she is contesting as an independent, spends nights under the open sky on the roadside. She wants to provide better living conditions and earning opportunities to the downtrodden, but above all, she wants to boost the morale of transgenders.

“I am not contesting elections because I want to enjoy power. My sole intention is to make lives of poor people better and I can fulfill my goal easily if I get elected,” said Radha.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

3. Constable Exposes Rot in Police Recruitment

Judge doubts TNUSRB version. 

In a huge victory made possible with the assistance of Right to Information (RTI) Act of 2005, a Grade II police constable has not only got selected to the post of Sub Inspector, but has also succeeded in exposing the rot in the way Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) functions, besides facilitating initiation of suo motu contempt of court proceedings against Director-General of Police J K Tripathy.

Justice S M Subramaniam initiated the contempt proceedings against TNUSRB chairman Tripathy after being piqued over the way in which TNURSB filed a bogus “expert opinion”, which was actually given by a retired schoolteacher, as one given by a mathematics professor of IIT-Madras to deny half a mark to the Grade II police constable S Arunachalam in the written examination held for the post of Sub Inspector (Fingerprints).

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Seven Held for Possessing 270 Voter ID Cards

When enquired,  the occupants reportedly said the ID cards belonged to their friends and relatives.

Seven persons belonging to DMK were arrested for allegedly carrying 270 new voter identity cards in a car near Adambakkam on Tuesday.  Police arrested 168 ward secretary Divakar (38), along with Yuvaraj (38), Ragavan (42), Subramani (47), Kalaimani (45), Ambrose (54) and Ravi (59).  “When flying squad officials were searching an SUV, they found many voter identity cards,” said a police officer.

When enquired,  the occupants reportedly said the ID cards belonged to their friends and relatives and they had collected them all together and had planned to distribute it on Tuesday. The officers were not convinced and since it was not legal to carry such a large number of cards during election time, officials seized the cards and arrested the men.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Sea Breeze Brings Relief to Chennai from Heat

Day temperatures to continue to remain above average.  

Chennai residents may get some relief from soaring temperatures and hot winds for two days. However, this does not guarantee cool weather, as day temperatures will continue to remain above average for the month.

On Tuesday, the weather station at Nungambakkam recorded 34 degrees Celsius, which is close to normal. Residents of the suburbs experienced a slightly hot day with the weather station at Meenambakkam registering 36.1 degrees Celsius. According to officials of the Meteorological Department, areas close to the coast had relief because of the sea breeze that brought down the maximum temperature. However, interior places such as Madurai, Salem, Tiruttani and Vellore sizzled, as temperatures remained close to 40 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

(Source: The Hindu)

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