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Published: 12th February 2016 06:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2016 06:14 AM   |  A+A-

Gold, cash stolen from virugambakkam house

Chennai: Around 25 sovereign gold and 68,000 cash was stolen from a locked house in Virugambakkam on Tuesday night. Police said, Balachandran (41), a businessman had been to Coimbatore to attend a funeral along with his family. On Wednesday, he got a call from his neighbour informing him that the lock of his house was tampered with. He rushed back on Thursday morning only to find the jewellery, cash, a laptop and mobile phone missing. He filed a complaint with the police.

Mamallapuram waves drown engg student

Chennai: A trip to Mamallapuram turned tragic for a group of friends when one of them was drowned in the sea on Wednesday. The deceased, identified as R Pradeep Kumar (21), an engineering student from Perambalur, had gone for a swim in the sea when Pradeep was swept by a wave. Police later sent the body to the Chengalpattu GH for autopsy. In another incident, a man was drowned in a pond at Tharapallam village on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Chandresan, 30, of Kaladipet.

Exemption sought from tamil paper till 2022

Chennai: The Linguistic Minorities Forum of Tamil Nadu on Thursday sought the State Government to exempt students from taking up compulsory Tamil paper till 2022. C M K Reddy, Chairman of the Forum said, the TN Tamil Learning Act 2006, which makes mandatory teaching of Tamil as a subject from standards I to X, came into effect only from 2012. “Under such circumstances, students, who started learning Tamil a few years ago cannot compete with those learning it from Class I,” he said. 

19 bonded labourers rescued from Brick kiln

Chennai: Nineteen people, including seven women and three children who were engaged as bonded labourers, some of them for about six years now, by two rice mills and a brick kiln in villages near Chengalpet were rescued by officials in a surprise raid on Thursday. Following a tip-off, a team including tahsildar and revenue officers raided the premises on Thursday. “After investigations, we found that our information was true. We rescued all and shut down the premises,” RDO Pannerselvam told Express. 

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