1. Trouble for Kangana's 'Thalaivi'? Court Gives Jaya's Niece Deepa Permission to Sue
The niece of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was granted permission by the Madras High Court on Tuesday to file a civil suit against the filmmakers of Thalaivi, the film based on the life of her deceased aunt. This would mean that Deepa can now file a case against Director AL Vijay, who is making the feature film starring Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, as well as other movies on Jayalalithaa in the pipeline.
In early November, Deepa had moved the Madras High Court stating that she was the legal heir of the former AIADMK chief and that filmmakers did not have the legal right to produce a movie on the life of Jayalalithaa. She further contended that the movie may affect her aunt's and, by extension, her family's privacy.
(Source: The News Minute)
2. Chennai's Largest Water Reservoir Contaminated with Sewage?
The presence of water hyacinth is a strong indicator of sewage contamination in any waterbody. Most lakes and ponds in Chennai suffer from this problem. But for the first time, one of the city's largest reservoirs, Chembarambakkam lake has been affected by this issue.
Most of the natural inlets of the reservoir are contaminated with domestic sewage from surrounding houses and even small scale industries. Inlets which are meant to carry run-off water to the reservoir have become sewage carriers over the years. Satellite images showed that for a radius of three kilometres, hyacinth has covered the waterspread area of the reservoir right in the middle.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
3. Salcomp to Take over Nokia’s Sriperumbudur Plant, Tamil Nadu Govt Expects Rs 1,300 Crore Investment
With Salcomp set to take over Nokia’s defunct facility at Sriperumbudur, the Tamil Nadu government said it expects the largest manufacturer and supplier of chargers for Apple iPhones to pump in around Rs 1,300 crore over the next five years.
The state government in an official release said the Finland-based Salcomp Manufacturing India had signed a memorandum of understanding during the second edition of Global Investors Meet held in January to manufacture mobile chargers at the Nokia Telecom Special Economic Zone. Through this initiative, 5,600 new jobs were expected to be created.
(Source: The Indian Express)
4. Man Gets 3 Years in Jail for Abducting Minor
A 35-year-old man was on Tuesday sentenced to three years in prison for kidnapping a girl, aged five, last year. The court said prosecution had failed to prove the charge of sexual assault. However, since it had proved that the man kidnapped the child, he was being awarded the sentence for that charge alone.The child’s family were street dwellers in the city and she was sleeping with her parents on 4 March 2018 on a footpath when the incident occurred. Special Public Prosecutor L Srilekha argued that J Thiagarajan had taken the child to a secluded spot and touched her inappropriately. The child was rescued by its mother and uncle who woke up hearing cries.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
5. Train Runs over 2 Crossing Track
Two persons lost their lives as they were crossing a railway track in Korukkupet railway station, on Tuesday night. Instead of using the foot overbridge, the victims were allegedly attempting to move to the opposite side by crossing the tracks between Wimco Nagar and Kathivakkam railway station, when they were hit by a fast-approaching express train leaving Central railway station.
Korukkupet railway police said the two men identified as R Kumar (30) and Gangana (70) of Kathiri Managalam, Ananthapuram, in Andhra Pradesh district. They were employed by the Southern Railway on contract basis for maintenance of railway tracks.
(Source: Deccan Chronicle)
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