Jaya expels Ex-DGP Natraj
Chennai: Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Sunday expelled former DGP R Natraj from the party stating that he had acted against the ideals and principles of the AIADMK and in a manner that would bring disrepute to the party. She directed the party cadre not to have any truck with Natraj.
A senior journalist R Natarajan was interviewed by a Tamil television channel about the recent floods and he had criticised the government departments. However, instead of showing the photograph of R Natarajan, the channel had shown the photograph of his name-sake R Natraj, former DGP. This is speculated among sections of media as the reason for the expulsion of Natraj.
Refusing to comment on his expulsion, Natraj told Express that the television channel had attributed the views of someone else to him mistakenly. However, the in charge of the channel had apologised for that.
CM Names 4 Tiger Cubs in Vandalur Zoo
Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday named two male tiger cubs and two female cubs born to white tiger Namrutha. While two male cubs have been christened Devaa and Nakulaa, two female cubs have been named Kalaa and Maalaa. Namrutha gave birth these cubs on October 16.Student among Two
Held for Bike Theft
Chennai: Two persons, including a catering student, were arrested by the Kodambakkam police for stealing two bikes parked in Ajeesh Nagar there. M Vijayaraghavan (19) of Ambedkar Nagar, Adambakkam and S Yuvaraj (20) of Kakkan Nagar, Kodambakkam were intercepted by cops on patrol duty. When they were asked to produce documents for the bikes, they abandoned it and fled. The police caught them after a brief chase. Investigations revealed that they stole the bikes from 1st Street and 2nd Street in Ajeesh Nagar.Fisherman Feared Washed Away
Chennai: A 35-year-old fisherman from Kalpakkam, about 50 km from Chennai who went to his in-law’s house in Thiruvanmyur a month ago, is feared to have washed in the recent floods. S Prakash, a resident of Oiyalikuppam left home on November 16 for Tiruvanmayur. However, he never reached his in-laws place. Prakash’s mother Tamilvani (51) had filed a petition with the Kalpakkam police on Saturday. Police have asked the family to look in the mortuaries in hospitals.