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Chennai, Jul 24 :
The cityPolice today cracked the45-day-old jewellerybroker Suresh Kumarmurder case with the arrestof a jewellery shopemployee hailing fromRajasthan.The mutilatedbody parts of SureshKumar, who was in jewellery business besidesowning a travel agency,were recovered fromvarious parts of the city onJune nine this year.However, the skull was yetto be traced.Special teams,formed to crack the case,pursued various leadsbefore arrestingNemichand Chowdhryfrom Rajasthan by tracingthe calls received byKumar on his mobile.Chennai PoliceCommissioner TRajendran told reportershere today Chowdhry hadconfessed to killingKumar with an eye on hisgold.''It was apremeditated murder,''the Commissioner said.Chowdhry, whowas employed in a jewellery shop, invitedSuresh Kumar to hisresidence afterconvincing him that hewould purchase 2.150 kgof gold from him.In fact, SureshKumar was on his way tosell the gold jewellery toGopi, a jeweller fromKerala, when he wasstopped by Chowdhry.During thecourse of investigations,Gopi was alsointerrogated and policecame to a conclusion thathe was not involved in themurder.Chowdhry tookSuresh Kumar to hishouse, fatally attackedhim with an iron rod androbbed the 2.150 kg goldon his person. Later, hecut the body into piecesand threw them invarious parts of the city.Mr Rajendran saidChowdhry, who waspreviously in silver jewellery business, hadsustained losses andincurred debts to the tuneof Rs ten lakh.It was apremeditated murder ashe had sent his family toRajasthan about a weekago and took a flight toNew Delhi a day afterkilling Suresh Kumar.After staying inNew Delhi for a fortnight,he joined his family inRajasthan beforereturning to Chennai,leading to his arrest.Police, whoraided his house earlytoday, also recovered thestolen jewellery from him.
Brutal murder case of jewellery broker solved
Chennai, July 24:
Withmajor opposition partiesranged against electronicvoting machines (EVM),the Election Commissionhas decided to buy newmachines for the five TamilNadu by-elections slatedfor Aug 18.Speaking toreporters here Thursday,Tamil Nadu Chief ElectoralOfficer Naresh Gupta said:'The new machines willhave advanced featureslike reading time wisepolling and the number ofvotes polled at a particulartime.'He said the newmachines were needed asthe existing machines werenearly 15 years old.By-elections arescheduled in the fiveconstituencies of Bargur,Thondamuthur, Cumbum,Illayangudi andSrivaikundam.According toGupta, two governmentcompanies BharatElectronics Ltd andElectronics Corp of IndiaLtd will manufacture theEVMs.He said pollingwill be recorded live in allbooths. He urged allpolitical parties toparticipate in theelections.Tamil Nadu'smajor opposition partyAIADMK and its allyMDMK have announcedtheir decision to boycottthe by-elections, allegingthat the exercise wouldnot be free and fair.They have alsoexpressed fears that theEVMs may not be tamperproof.Mr Gupta saidto ensure free and fairpolls, it has also beenproposed to have live-recording in pollingstations, for which abeginning was made inKanniyakumari,Maduraiand Chennai districts inthe recent Lok Sabhaelections. ''Efforts arealso being made to havea communication planand adopt the SMS-based system ofmonitoring the pollingstations as done inTripura,'' he said.Urging all thepolitical parties to extendtheir cooperation toensure free and fairbyelections, Mr Guptasaid the election officerswould hold consultationswith the local leaders ofvarious parties in the fiveAssembly constituencies-- Bargur, Thondamuthur,Cumbum, Ilayangudi andSrivaikuntam.Asked aboutdeployment ofparamilitary forces onsecurity duty for polling,he said it has to bedecided by the CentralElection Commission.Mr Gupta saidthe EC had written to theTamil Nadu governmenturging it not to include theareas coming under thefive Assemblyconstituencies going forthe by-elections in thefree health insurancescheme to be launchedby it.
New electronic voting machinesfor Tamil Nadu by-elections
Chennai, July 24: A
fterraids at recreation clubs inT Nagar, the city policecommissioner has orderedthe closure of two. Fourmore clubs have beenrecommended for closure.On Wednesday night,police raided three otherclubs, arrested 36 personswho were gambling, andrecovered Rs 7,000 incash.Acting on a tip-off, teams headed by RKannabiran, T Nagarassistant commissioner ofpolice (ACP), and PManoharan, VadapalaniACP, arrestedemployees and membersat two clubs in PondyBazaar and one inVadapalani. Somemanaged to scale thecompound wall andescape; others werearrested.“We’ve beentold to go tough againstillegal clubs. We haveidentified at least 20 suchclubs in T Nagar and sentletters to the departmentconcerned to cancel thelicences,” T Nagardeputy commissioner ofpolice G Sampath Kumarsaid.According topolice sources, the citypolice commissioner hasgiven his officers a freehand to take actionagainst persons runningillegal recreation clubs inChennai. Many of theclubs, police haveidentified, are run withblessings from localpoliticians, withoutlicences.
Three T Nagar clubs raided,36 arrested for gambling
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New Delhi, July 24 :
'Ghatam', 'Sambhar','Vada', 'Samosa' and'Rasam' are new entriesin the latest publication ofthe Oxford's English-English-Tamil dictionary.According to apress release hereOxford, which issynonymous with theworld's most trusteddictionaries, todayannounced thepublication of theEnglish-English-Tamildictionary, latest in thelists of publication by theOxford Press Universityunder its Bilingualdictionaries programme.
Oxford launches newEnglish-English-Tamil dictionary
said he had alreadyreceived the consent ofhis wife and children fordonating the house,worth Rs eight crore,either to the stateGovernment or theKalaignar Trust for thenoble cause.The ChiefMinister wished that thehospital be named afterhis parents ''AnjugamMuthuvelar''.Mr Karunanidhi said hehad already bequeathedhis house in the name ofhis children in 1968 andthe same had beenregistered in their names.''As ChiefMinister of Tamil Nadu, Ionly own thisGopalapuram residenceand a 14-acre land atKattur Village in my nativeTiruvarur district'', he said.Mr Karunanidhisaid like other ChiefMinisters in the country henever chose to live in aseparate bungalow,though the officials insistthat he move to agovernment bungalowwhenever he becameChief Minister.He said despitespace constraint,whenever visitors,including foreigndignatories came to meethim, he chose to meetthem in his house itself.
Chennai, July 24 :
TamilNadu Chief Minister andDMK president MKarunanidhi Thursdayannounced that hisGopalapuram residencein the city would bedonated to the stategovernment after hisliftime, to be convertedinto a free hospital totreat the poor.The ChiefMinister, who turnedemotional, made thissurprise announcementat the launch of''Kalaignar InsuranceScheme for Life SavingTreatment'', here thisevening.Mr Karunanidhi
MK's Gopalapuram house to bedonated to state govt to run free hospital
Chennai, July 24 :
Union Health MinisterGhulam Nabi Azad onThursday expressedconcern over thegrowing population in thecountry and called uponall state governments tolaunch programmes tostablise the populationgrowth.Inauguratingthe Tamil Nadugovernment's ''KalaignarInsurance Scheme forLife Saving Treatment'',a pioneering healthinsurance scheme forthe poor, here, Mr Azadsaid it was a matter ofregret that ''nobody istalking about familyplanning and birthcontrol though thegrowth is alarming.''Lamenting that thepopulation wasincreasing on the onehand and the size of theland was dwindlingeveryday, he said theIndian populationconstituted 17 per cent ofthe world's population,but the landscape of thecountry was just two percent of the globe.''The carryingcapacity is alreadydwindling. The two percent land cannot carrythe load of 17 per cent ofpopulation,'' he said,adding the populationwas increasing everyyear, while the size of theland was diminishingalmost everyday withconstruction of millionsof houses, hospitals andschools.A large portionof agricultural lands werebeing converted to buildhouses and otherbuildings and ''if thisscenario is allowed tocontinue, how can wesurvive and how long canwe survive,'' he asked.''Therefore, weas a country should riseto the occasion and takeimmediate steps tostablise the population,''he said.Pointing out thehost of social welfare andhealth care schemesbeing implemented bythe Centre and stategovernments, Mr Azadsaid the ''whole thing willcome to naught, if we failto check the growingpopulation.''Mr Azadcongratulated the TamilNadu Health Departmentin general and ChiefMinister M Karunanidhi inparticular for stabilsing thepopulation growth in thestate. ''Tamil Nadu is innumber one position in sofar as the stabilisation ofpopulation is concerned,''he said. The Union Ministersaid he was extremelyhappy to inaugurate theKalaignar HealthInsurance Scheme, apioneering scheme inproviding life savingtreatment to one crore poorfamilies in the state.Stating that TamilNadu was the leading statein the provision of healthcare schemes, Mr Azadsaid, ''Health insurancescheme is one morefeather in the cap ofKalaignar (Chief Minister MKarunanidhi).'' Tamil Naduhad made significanceprogress in implementingschemes for developinghuman resources andpolicies and programmesin the health care sector.Many decadesago late Chief Minister KKamaraj showed the wayby introducing the noonmeal scheme, he said.
Azad expresses concernover population growth