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Chennai News Live Updates: ‘Will take all steps to get due share of Cauvery water’, says CM MK Stalin

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Highlights, Chennai Highlights, Chennai Today News, Chennai Rain Updates, 13 May: TN CM M K Stalin has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India N V Ramana, urging that Tamil be made the official language of Madras High Court and the HC bench in Madurai.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: May 13, 2022 10:10:04 am
Chennai News, Chennai Live NewsTamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin (File)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates May 13: Tamil Nadu government will take all possible steps, including legal and political, to obtain its due share of Cauvery water from Karnataka, Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Thursday even as he assured to safeguard the interests of the farmers in Tamil Nadu by bettering their prospects and in not allowing industrial ventures in the Cauvery Delta region.

Stating that composition of the Supreme Court and high courts should reflect the diverse and pluralistic society of India, M K Stalin has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India N V Ramana, urging that Tamil be made the official language of Madras High Court and the HC bench in Madurai.

In other news, Tirupattur Collector Amar Kushwaha on Thursday announced that the ‘Ambur Biryani Tiruvizha 2022’, a three-day biryani festival, which was scheduled to begin Friday, has been postponed owing to the rains. In an earlier announcement, the district administration said that the festival would be conducted for three-days from May 13 to May 15 at the Ambur Trade Centre. Also, the Madras High Court directed the District Collector and the Superintendent of Police in Mayiladuthurai to provide police protection for the ‘Pattina Pravesam’ event at Dharmapuram Aadheenam.

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10:10 (IST)13 May 2022
Madras HC orders protection for ‘Pattina Pravesam’ event at Tamil Nadu Math

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the District Collector and the Superintendent of Police in Mayiladuthurai to provide police protection for the ‘Pattina Pravesam’ event at Dharmapuram Aadheenam. A vacation bench of Justices G R Swaminathan and Senthilkumar Ramamurthy gave the direction while disposing of a writ petition.

The PIL petition from city resident Raja Sivaprakasam prayed for a direction to the authorities concerned in Mayiladuthurai to provide adequate protection to the Dharmapuram Aadheenam Math and other Aadheenams in the state. It also prayed for protection for the ‘Pattina Pravesam’ to be conducted by the Dharmapuram Aadheenam on May 22 by preventing the anti-social elements from protesting against the customary and legal actions of the maths. Read more

09:32 (IST)13 May 2022
Gangsters throw Molotov cocktails at police in Tamil Nadu, arrested

Five members of a gang that allegedly hurled Molotov cocktails at police at an abandoned petroleum refinery in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district were arrested on Thursday. According to the police, on Wednesday morning, they visited the petroleum refinery at Periyakuppam after being informed that the gang with the support of local villagers had engaged in the theft of scrap materials.

Seeing the police, the gang allegedly hurled Molotov cocktails and fled the spot. A couple of the Molotov cocktails exploded but no one was hurt, according to the police. Read more

09:00 (IST)13 May 2022
Will take all steps to get due share of Cauvery water’, says CM MK Stalin

Tamil Nadu government will take all possible steps, including legal and political, to obtain its due share of Cauvery water from Karnataka, Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Thursday even as he assured to safeguard the interests of the farmers in Tamil Nadu by bettering their prospects and in not allowing industrial ventures in the Cauvery Delta region. He asserted that the pro-farmer initiatives launched by his government ensured a turnaround on the agriculture front, leading to increased acreage under the kuruvai paddy cultivation.

08:43 (IST)13 May 2022
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Five members of a gang that allegedly hurled Molotov cocktails at police at an abandoned petroleum refinery in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district were arrested on Thursday. According to the police, on Wednesday morning, they visited the petroleum refinery at Periyakuppam after being informed that the gang with the support of local villagers had engaged in the theft of scrap materials.

Seeing the police, the gang allegedly hurled Molotov cocktails and fled the spot. A couple of the Molotov cocktails exploded but no one was hurt, according to the police.

READ | Gangsters throw Molotov cocktails at police in Tamil Nadu, arrested

The Madras High Court has rejected a plea to quash a government order which refused premature release of Hariharan, serving life imprisonment in connection with the murder of former AIADMK MLA M K Balan, who later joined the DMK. The petition sought to quash the GO issued in October, 2020, which refused premature release of Hariharan under GO dated February 1, 2018 of the Home (Prison-IV) department and consequently for a direction to release him prematurely.

“It is also well settled that a convict prisoner has no fundamental or statutory right to be released prematurely”, a division bench of Justices P N Prakash and A A Nakkiran said while dismissing a writ petition from N Sarojini, mother of Hariharan, recently.

READ | Madras HC rejects plea to quash GO refusing premature release in ex-AIADMK MLA murder case

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