QChennai: Special Assembly Session to Discuss Mekedatu & More

1. Special Assembly Session Tomorrow

Governor Banwarilal Purohit convened a special Assembly session at 4 pm on December 6.

Governor Banwarilal Purohit has convened a special Assembly session at 4 pm on December 6. Sources indicated that the House was likely to discuss the Karnataka government’s contentious proposal for a balancing reservoir-cum-drinking water project across the Cauvery at Mekedatu.

The House is expected to pass a resolution seeking the withdrawal of the permission granted to Karnataka to prepare the DPR.

(Source: The Hindu)

Also Read: Withdraw permission for DPR for Mekedatu reservoir across Cauvery

2. ‘Amma’ Remembered on Second Death Anniversary

Chennaiites had a tough time on Wednesday, 5 December, as heavy traffic piled up in and around Triplicane and other areas in the vicinity of Marina Beach.

Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was remembered on her second death anniversary on Wednesday, 5 December, with top AIADMK leaders K Palaniswami and O Pannnerselvam leading the party men in paying tributes to her. Clad in black shirts, Palaniswami and Panneerselvam, AIADMK Coordinator and Joint Coordinator, respectively, led a silent march from Anna Salai to Marina beach, where the former AIADMK supremo was laid to rest.

Senior cabinet ministers, MPs and MLAs besides scores of party supporters most of whom were clad in black joined Palaniswami and Panneerselvam. Palaniswami is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu while Pannerselvam is his Deputy.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

Also Read: Two Years Since Jayalalithaa: Two Leaves in Search of a Custodian

3. After Chennai Hostel Hidden Camera Horror, Collector Issues Instructions

Hidden cameras placed by an owner that were uncovered at a private women's hostel in Chennai's Aadambakkam has sent shockwaves across the state. In the wake of massive anger, the Chennai Collector has issued a list of instructions to hostels for women and children. In connection to the latest incident, the government has largely put the onus of safety and precaution on women themselves and told them to download apps on their phones to detect hidden cameras.

The collector has ordered for all unregistered accommodations to obtain necessary permissions from the fire department, police, the corporation, sanitation department and revenue. Owners of hostels that do not follow these rules, can be jailed for up to two years.

(Source: The News Minute)

4. IIT Madras Professor Commits Suicide At Campus

A teaching faculty of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, allegedly ended her life at her quarters inside the college campus.

A teaching faculty of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, allegedly ended her life at her quarters inside the college campus . Police said the assistant professor, identified as Aditi Simha, aged 48, was a native of Bengaluru. She was an assistant professor at the Physics department of the institute.

Simha was reportedly separated from her husband three years ago and lived alone in the campus. On 3 December, a colleague of Simha spotted her unconscious and rushed her to a private hospital where she died around on Wednesday, 5 December, early morning. The Kotturpuram police have registered a case and further investigations are on. Police suspect a family issue could have driven the woman to end her life, however, they are yet to ascertain the actual cause for her suicide.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Tamil Nadu Among Top States in Cases Pending Against Sitting and Former MPs, MLAs

With a total of 321 cases, Tamil Nadu tops the states with highest number of pending cases against its sitting and former MPs and MLAs.

With a total of 321 cases, Tamil Nadu tops the states with the highest numbers of pending cases against its sitting and former MPs and MLAs. Uttar Pradesh, with 992 cases and Odisha's 331 cases are the first and second states followed by TN, out of a total of 4,122 cases pending against the sitting and former lawmakers in the country.

Of them, 440 cases involving life sentence are pending against sitting and former lawmakers and of the total cases, 2,324 cases are against MPs. In TN, out of the 321 cases, 15 and 112 are against the sitting MPs and MLAs, respectively, and 47 and 129 cases are against former MPs and MLAs.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

6. Swiggy Services Disrupted in Chennai Over a Protest

The protests are over the newly-devised salary plan.

Services of food delivery firm Swiggy were disrupted in parts of Chennai on Wednesday, 5 December, after delivery executives went on strike over the revised salary plan. Several users took to Twitter to share their anguish over Swiggy not delivering in their localities. "On Monday, a new scheme was brought out which said that instead of the Rs 36 that we were getting, the amount will be reduced to Rs 35 for the first four kilometres. We didn't think much of it because it was a reduction of just one rupee," he adds.

But over the last two days, executives allegedly noticed a sharp decrease in the charges following deliveries. A delivery from T Nagar to Guindy, which would usually fetch them over Rs 80 was only coming up to Rs 50.

(Source: The News Minute)

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