October, 2012

Mobile courts in 10 more districts

Chief Justice M.Y. Eqbal flagged off 10 mobile courts, which will function 10 mobile courts, which will function in Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Coimbatore, Tiruchi, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Erode, Dindigul and Tirunelveli districts, pursuant at a G.O. of Aug. 4, 2010. Each court will be presided over by a Civil Judge. Following the constitution of the courts, the Madras High Court issued a notification posting Judicial Magistrates to the courts. Though there were two mobile courts in Chennai, such a facility was not available in order in other parts of the state.

Leaders homage at the memorial

State Minister, leaders of various political parties and hundreds of people from various walks of life paid homage to Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his 105th birth anniversary and 50th guru puja in his native Pasumpon Village. The jayanthi celebration at the memorial site passed off peacefully even though same violent incidents resulting in the murder of three people took place elsewhere in the district.

Residents to soon have free use of community halls

City residents will soon be able use Chennai Corporation’s community halls, free of cost. The Civic body is planning to waive newtal charges for all of its 52 halls spread across the city. According to an announcement by Mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy, in the wake of the Corporation Council’s completing one year in office, residents will soon be permitted free use of the halls after approval is given by Chief Minister. The measure is likely to come into effect from Feb. 24, 2013.

Indira Gandhi Award

Famous poet-lyricist Gulzar is honoured with the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2011.

Indian women win ACC women’s T20Asia Cup

Indian women lift the inaugural ACC women’s T20 Asia Cup, beating Pakistan by 18 runs in the final in Guangzhou, China.

Official reports

Official reports show that the year-on-year growth of the eight core infrastructure industries more than doubled to touch 5.1 percent in September 2012, a seven-month high. In the same month of 2011, the growth rate was a mere 2.5 percent.

C.M. lays foundation stone for arch in Chennai

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa laid the foundation stone for an arch in Chennai to commemorate the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which was formed after the first election held under the constitution in 1952. The arch on Rajaji Salai will come up between Fort St. George and the War Memorial. The project cost is   1.33 crore. The arch would be 41 feet in height and 80 feet in width and constructed in a manner that would encompass traditional and modern architecture.

Jayaraman elected Deputy Speaker

Former Minister Pollachi V. Jayaraman, representing the Udumalpet Assembly constituency elected Deputy Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly. His election was announced by Speaker P. Dhanapal, who said no other candidate had filed nomination for the post till October 26, the last date for filing nomination.

White tigress at zoo delivers four cubs

Four new born white tiger cubs are the latest attraction at Arignar Anna Zoological park, Vandalur. The cubs are the offspring of the female tiger Anu and Bishmar, the male that was brought from National Zoological Park, New Delhi six years ago under an animal exchange programme. Both the Bengal tiger and the White tigers are found in India and China. Both the Bengal tiger and the White tigers belong to the same species.  The difference in colour is due to recessive genes. A total of 100 white tigers are housed in various zoos across the country.

Messi wins the European Golden Boot Award

Spanish footballing giants FC Barcelona’s Argentine player Lionel Messi wins the European Golden Boot Award for scoring the most number of goals in Europe’s domestic football leagues in the last season (2011-12).