QChennai: Rajinikanth Backs Actor Suriya, Rains to Continue

1. After Kamal, Rajini Backs Suriya for Comments on Draft National Education Policy

The actor urged teachers, students and parents alike to contemplate, debate and weigh in on the latest policy draft published by the Government.

After MNM chief Kamal Haasan, actor-turned politician Rajinikanth has now lauded Kollywood star Suriya Sivakumar for his stand against the draft National Education Policy 2019. At the audio launch of Suriya's latest film Kaappaan, the superstar said that the actor had revealed a 'new face' to the state and that his views on the policy would have reached the Centre.

Last week, in a press meet organised by Agaram Foundation that was founded by Suriya, the actor alleged policy errors in the quality of education in regard to entrance exams, the closing down of anganwadi schools with less than 10 students and the three language policy. His speech received both support and criticism from politicians through the week.

(Source: The News Minute)

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2. Pleasant Spell to Last 2 More Days

The city recorded the lowest maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius for the year and the trend is likely to continue for another two days. In the rains that lashed the city last night, Meterological department said areas like Tambaram falling under Kancheepuram district received the maximum rainfall of 5 cm and Kelambakkam and Taramani received 2 cm.

The convective activity is bringing these rains to the city and is likely to continue. “The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. A few spells of light to moderate rain / thundershowers are likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and Minimum temperatures are likely to be around 30 and 25 deg Celsius respectively,” the department said.

(Source: The Hindu)

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5. AIADMK Belittling TN People’s Verdict in LS Polls, Says MK Stalin

DMK President MK Stalin alleged that AIADMK spent “huge sums” of money during the Lok Sabha polls, with the help of the BJP at the Centre.

DMK president MK Stalin on Monday said the ruling AIADMK was 'belittling' the Tamil Nadu people's massive verdict in favour of the DMK-Congress led secular alliance in the recent Lok Sabha polls, “by dubbing our victory as won on false promises given to voters like lollipops  given to children”.

Stating that people's verdict in a democracy is like “God's verdict”, Stalin said the AIADMK to “conceal the pain of its comprehensive defeat” with DMK and its allies having swept 38 of the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies, barring Vellore, which went to the polls last May (in TN and Puducherry), now sought to trivialize the DMK's victory with a mean slogan that “we cheated the people with false promises”.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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4. 23-Year-Old Trichy Woman Set Ablaze by Ex-Husband

On Monday, around 11.50 am, Thavachelvan doused petrol on Ramya and set her ablaze inside the room of a hotel in Trichy.

A 23-year-old woman was set ablaze by her former husband in Trichy on Monday. The woman suffered 40% burns while the man is absconding. According to the police, Ramya (23) and Thavachelvan (27) got married a few years ago and got divorced recently. Ramya opted to pursue law in the Government Law College in Trichy after the divorce, while Thavachelvan is reportedly working for a private company in Sriperumbudur near Chennai.

“They were trying to patch up and may be give their marriage another try and hence both of them were staying together in the hotel. We are not yet sure of what prompted him to set her on fire though,” a police officer told.

(Source: The News Minute)

5. Daughter Named ‘Don’t Want’ Becomes Engineer, Lands Job in Japan

A daughter named ‘Vendam’, meaning ‘don’t want’, by her parents when she was born the third consecutive girl child in Tiruvallur, has brought smiles for the family after landing an engineer’s job in Japan on a whopping salary of Rs 22 lakh per annum.

Not just that, District Collector Mageswari Ravikumar has made it known that she has been nominated as the ‘Ambassador for the welfare of girl children’ in Tiruvallur as there could be no better inspiration for girls in the district to climb the cliff of glory overcoming heavy odds.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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