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Published: 17th December 2015 04:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2015 04:23 AM   |  A+A-

On Vijay diwas, city salutes war heroes

Chennai: The city celebrated Vijay Diwas on Wednesday by paying tributes to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives in the war with Pakistan, which India won on December 16, 1971. Serving and retired officers of the three services, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans led by the senior most officers of all three Services and Coast Guard laid wreaths and paid floral tributes at the Victory War Memorial. Lieutenant General Jagbir Singh, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area, laid wreaths and paid floral tributes. Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar, Flag Officer Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval Area and Air Commodore Rippon Gupta, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Tambaram also laid the wreaths. A smart guard of the Garrison Battalion saluted with arms and the last post was sounded followed by a two minute silence. The war came to an end after the Pakistani Armed Forces signed the Instrument of Surrender on December 16, 1971, in Dhaka.

Rs 4 Lakh Aid to Kin of 10 Rain Victims Chennai: The Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of 10 more people from the districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tirunelveli, who died in rain-related incidents. She also conveyed her condolences to the bereaved families. Meanwhile, establishments are getting back to work after the flooding. Parthasarathy Koil Post Office located on North Tank Square Street has been reopened from Wednesday. The post office is located at Door Number 12, North tank Square Street, Triplicane, said Post Master General of Chennai City Region Merwin Alexander.

woman killed as car rams into auto

Chennai: A 49-year-old woman passenger died and four others injured when a speeding car rammed into a share autorickshaw on ECR near Neelankarai on Wednesday. Police sources said that the car was driven by an engineering student. The auto driven by Udaya was moving towards Neelankarai from Tiruvanmyur, police said. The speeding car rammed the auto from behind after which the auto turned over. Locals helped the passengers and informed the police. Padma (49), a passenger, died, police said. Adyar Traffic Investigation Wing registered a case and were probing. in a separate incident, a 40-year-old man stabbed his wife at their house in Mylapore after an argument. Selvam, an autorickshaw driver, lived with his wife Amudha (35) and three daughters. On Wednesday, Selvam had a tiff with his wife and he stabbed her, killing her on the spot. Later Selvam surrendered at the Abhiramapuram police station. Amudha’s body was sent for postmortem.  

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