Speed News from Tamil Nadu (Sep11)

Chennai, Sep11 (tamilnaducentral): 26 persons including 13 students who protested against implementation of NEET in Tamil Nadu have been arrested and detained in Puzhal prison.

The leader of opposition MK Stalin said his party DMK will go legal if the Governor does not ask the government of E Palaniswami to prove its majority on the floor of the house in a week’s time. After a meeting with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Stalin said he has made a second appeal for a trust vote, since Edappadi K Palaniswami’s government is now a minority; he added that it would be their last meeting with the Governor. MK Stalin told media persons that DMK will be a force to reckon with in Tamil Nadu for the next 25 years.

The AIADMK faction led by sidelined party deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran has called for a rally against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tiruchi on September 16.

M Natrajan, husband of jailed VK Sasikala has been admitted to a private hospital following multiple organ failure. He is said to be in a critical state.

In the case of former Congress minister Jayanthi Natarajan, whose premises were raided by the CBI on Saturday for diverting 55.79 acres of forest land for non-forest use, the Congress party maintained a studied silence. The former Environment Minister had earlier associated herself with BJP leadership, said a party leader.

In novelist Kalki’s magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan, the banks of the river Cauvery occupied a centre stage. Mayiladuthurai is all getting reading to host the grand celebration of Cauvery Maha Pushkaram at Thula Kattam from September 12-24. The event assumes significance as it is set to be celebrated after 144 years. The organisers have constructed a 2- feet deep tank for the devotees to have a holy dip and  will be maintained permanently to address water scarcity in the area. A statue of Mother Cauvery weighing 1.5 tonnes and standing 6 ft tall also has been erected outside Thula Kattam.

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