QChennai: Thamizh Selvan Quits AMMK, Nalini to Argue for Parole

1. Nalini Permitted to Argue in Person on Parole Petition

Nalini Sriharan is a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday, 25 June, permitted Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, lodged in special prison at Vellore, to argue her case in person at 2:15 pm on 5 July.

A division bench of Justices MM Sundresh and M Nirmal Kumar granted permission when her plea seeking parole for six months for arranging wedding of her daughter came up.

Earlier, Additional Public Prosecutor told the judges that she did not want to appear through video-conferencing. She wanted to appear before the judges in person, he said. The bench said it was not in a position to deny her request.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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2. Thamizh Selvan Says Bye to AMMK

Thanga Thamizh Selvan (right), one of the 18 disqualified MLAs, who has long been a staunch supporter of party general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, deciding to say goodbye.

The exodus from the AMMK continued on Tuesday with Thanga Thamizh Selvan, one of the 18 disqualified MLAs, who has long been a staunch supporter of party general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, deciding to say goodbye.

However, Dhinakaran told reporters that he had already warned Selvan about his misleading interviews and he would removed as party’s propaganda secretary and Theni district secretary.

On Monday night, audio of a telephone conversation in which Selvan is purportedly heard criticising Dhinakaran was doing the rounds.

On Tuesday morning, Selvan conceded that indeed it was his voice and faulted the AMMK leadership on many counts.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

3. In Coimbatore, Doctor Protests Next to Dead Wife to Close a Liquor Bar

A man lost his wife in an accident caused by two men on a bike, allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

A man lost his wife in an accident caused by two men on a bike, allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Monday evening, the man sat at the accident spot, with the corpse of his wife, demanding immediate closure of the TASMAC bar (Tamil Nadu state run liquor bar) from where the motorbike that killed his wife allegedly emerged.

Jambukandi in Coimbatore district is a small village with pre-dominantly tribal people. For over five hours on Monday evening, the vehicular movement on the main road leading to Kerala border came to a grinding halt due to a road roko staged by the people of Jambukandi.

(Source: The News Minute)

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4. Garment Makers Asked to Send Goods by GPS-Fitted Vehicles

As per information received by TEA, a ‘notorious gang’ had opened the carton boxes and randomly took away garment pieces. Representative image only.

Following a recent instance of export consignment of garment pieces being pilfered from lorries en route from Tirupur to shipping ports like Thoothukudi, the garment industry has called upon exporters to transport their goods through trucks or other commercial vehicles fitted with GPS facility to avoid such thefts.

Raja M Shanmugham, president of the Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA), said on Tuesday, that four of their members who had dispatched their export consignments through lorries to Thoothukudi port for exports from there, were shocked to learn that the vehicle was stopped en route at Pandalkudi near Virdhunagar recently.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

5. Anticipatory Bail for PA Ranjith With Condition

Counsel for Ranjith argued during the first hearing of the case after the director filed his anticipatory bail plea on 12 June.

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday granted director Pa Ranjith anticipatory bail in the case relating to his 'provocative' speech against Raja Raja Chozhan. Justice P Rajamanickam said there was no need to investigate the film director under police custody.

The judge, however, laid the condition that Ranjith should refrain from making controversial statements stoking public anger and disharmony, while making it clear that if he persisted with such conduct, a case to cancel his bail could be pursued in the magistrate court.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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