QChennai: Water Tankers on Strike Today; Woman Kills Own Child

1. 4,500 Water Tankers to Go on Strike Today in Chennai

The private tankers decided to launch the sudden strike because the government officials took side with villagers and cracked down on the private tankers. Representative image. 

At a time when water levels in main reservoirs of the city have only one per cent of their total capacity, borewells don’t have water even at 500 ft and residents are buying water at exorbitant rates, operators of private water tankers have decided to go on strike from Wednesday.

Close to 4,500 tankers plying across Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur will stop supplying water. The main reason cited by the tankers is the opposition to them in certain villages on the outskirts of Chennai, from where they extract groundwater and sell it to residents of Chennai.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

2. 'Shocked at Reports That I Tested Positive for Banned Substance': Athlete Gomathi

Gomathi Marimuthu has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance.

Athlete Gomathi Marimuthu has come under the spotlight after a report in the Deccan Herald said that the athlete has tested positive for a banned substance. The report by Pragya Tiwari did not name the substance and added that the Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwalla claimed he was unaware of such a development.

Gomathi denied the allegations and said she was yet to get any information about the test results. “I myself first saw this allegation in the newspaper. I had heard nothing about it before this and have asked the Athletics Federation to give some clarity on the matter,” she says.

(Source: The News Minute)

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3. Cab Driver Dies While Sleeping in Car With AC On

A 38-year-old car driver was asphyxiated after sleeping in his car with the air conditioning turned on at Mudichur Main road near Tambaram. Police said Kumar, a resident of Thiruvottiyur, was found dead inside his car with all the windows and doors closed. The incident occurred when Kumar had parked his car on the Mudichur main road, Tambaram closed the windows, turned the AC and gone to sleep on Tuesday morning.

At around 11 am, the locals grew suspicious and informed the police. Tambaram police rushed to the spot and found the ignition of the car was on and the air-conditioner running. They knocked on the doors but they didn't get any response from Kumar. A mechanic was called and the door was opened.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

4. Nakheeran Gopal Appears Before CBI

Senior journalist and editor of Nakheeran magazine Nakkeeran Gopal appeared before CBI office, in connection with Pollachi sex scandal.

Senior journalist and editor of Nakheeran magazine Nakheeran Gopal appeared before CBI office, Chennai,  on Tuesday in connection with Pollachi sex scandal. He was summoned by CBI as a witness in Pollachi case. After attending the CBI inquiry, speaking to the press  Nakheeran Gopal expressed hope that soon many hidden names relating to Pollachi issue will be brought out by CBI. He also said that CBI was going in a right direction to bring you out the truth and the network behind the Pollachi issue.

The Pollachi sex scandal came to light on February 24 ago after the four accused were arrested in February for allegedly blackmailing and sexually harassing a 19-year-old girl.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

Also Read: Pollachi Sexual Assault: CBI Begins Probe, FIR Filed Against 8 Men

5. Two Days After Boy’s Death, Mother, Her Friend Arrested

The police arrested the three-year-old’s mother and a man believed to be in a relationship with her for allegedly killing the child.

Two days after a three-year-old boy died, the Ambattur police on Monday arrested his mother and a man believed to be in a relationship with her for allegedly killing the child.

The police said they found the child had been beaten to death by the two even as they initially made everyone believe that it slipped off the staircase and died. The injury on the head and the autopsy report showed that the boy had been beaten to death, the police said. The police said she was living at Ambattur with one Somasundaram, with whom she was said to be in a relationship.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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