Tamil Nadu

India: CISF officer asked me if I am an Indian: DMK MP Kanimozhi

Chennai, Aug 9 (PTI) DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday said a Central Industrial Security Force officer asked her if she was an Indian, when she asked the woman official to speak in Tamil or English.

"Today at the airport a CISF officer asked me if 'I am an Indian,' when I asked her to speak to me in tamil or English as I did not know Hindi.

I would like to know from when being Indian is equal to knowing Hindi. #hindiimposition," Kanimozhi who is also the DMK's women's wing secretary said on her twitter handle.

India: Rree mask plan for ration card holders in TN

Chennai, Jul 27 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday launched a free mask distribution scheme to benefit over 69 lakh families in the first phase, as part of measures to help fight COVID-19.

Palaniswami gave away the masks to five people at the Secretariat marking the inauguration of the first phase of the scheme, which would witness distribution tobeneficiaries through ration shops.

India: TN Cong protests against BJP on Rajasthan power play

Chennai, Jul 27 (PTI) Congress leaders courted arrest when they attempted to take out a march to the Raj Bhavan here on Monday protesting against the BJP for allegedly trying to destabilise the Ashok Gehlotgovernment in Rajasthan.

Party workers, led by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K S Alagiri, raised slogans against the BJP alleging it was trying to 'purchase' MLAs to unseat the democratically electedCongress government in the western state.

India: TN Electricity Minister tests positive for coronavirus

Chennai, Jul 8 (PTI) Electricity Minister and AIADMK leader, P Thangamani has tested positive for coronavirus, a party spokespersonsaid here on Wednesday.

The Minister was admitted to a private hospital for treatment today following the test result, he said.

Thangamani, who holds the portfolios of power, prohibition and excise is also a senior AIADMK leader and party heavyweight in western Tamil Nadu.

He is the second Minister to test positive after Higher EducationMinister K P Anbalagan.

India: Toll rises to 12 in NLC India boiler explosion in TN

Neyveli (TN), Jul 6 (PTI) The death toll in the boiler explosion at NLC India has risen to 12 to with six more men succumbing to burn injuries at a hospital, an official said here on Monday.

While six men died when a fire broke out in the boiler area subsequent to an explosion at the fifth unit of the Thermal Power Station-II on July 1, three men-- a worker, a junior engineer and a foreman-- died of injuries today at a hospital in Chennai.

India: Father-son death case: Absconding cop held

Tuticorin, Jul 3 (PTI) A police constable wanted in connection with the sensational case of custodial torture and murder of a father-son duo at Sathankulam here, was arrested on Friday, police said.

The constable, Muthuraj, who had managed to evade arrest for a couple of days was "secured" near Vilathikulam, about 60 km from here,and he was brought to Tuticorin and handed over to CB-CID authorities, a police official said here.

"We secured him at Poosanur off Vilathikulam.

We zeroed in on him on the basis of some inputs," he toldPTI.

India: Minor girl sexually assaulted, killed in TN

Pudukottai (TN), Jul 2 (PTI) A missing seven-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and killed allegedly by a man in a village near here, following which he has been arrested, police said here on Thursday.

The crime coming close on the heels of a killing of a 13 -year old girl in this district, has led to an outrage and Chief Minister K Palaniswami assured stern legal action against the accused involved in the ghastly crime.

Condoling her death, the CM said he was grieved to learn that she was sexually assaulted and killed.

India: Father-Son duo thrashed all night by Sathankulam police

Tuticorin(TN), Jul 1 (PTI) Personnel at the Sathankulam police station here thrashed a deceased father-son duo the whole night there, with lathis used for allegedly assaulting them and a table carrying blood stains, a woman head constable attached to the station has told a judicial probe.

Mentioning Head Contable Revathy's statement in a four-page report to the Madras High Court Madurai Bench, the Judicial Magistrate probing the deaths said she feared receiving threat if she revealed the facts.

India: Six men killed in boiler explosion in TN

Neyveli(TN), Jul 1 (PTI) Six men were killed and 16 others injured when a boiler exploded at the NLC India's thermal plant here on Wednesday, an official said.

Home Minister Amit Shah, expressing anguish over the loss of lives, spoke to Chief Minister K Palaniswami and assured all possible help.

While preliminary inputs from the explosion site said two people died, the toll has gone up to six now, the NLC official said.

"Six men have died. Sixteen people who sustained injuries have been rushed to a hospital in Chennai," he said.

India: Chennai deserted as 12-day lockdown kicks in

Chennai, Jun 19 (PTI) A 12-day lockdown without previous relaxations kicked in on Friday here and in a string of other localities in nearby three districts including Chengelpet with police deploying drones and intensifying patrols to check violations.

While arterial roads to neighbouhood streets were deserted, police placed barricades in key intersections and blocked free access to several main thoroughfares in the city and suburbs.

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