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Madurai teacher detained for allegedly sexually harassing class IX studentImage for representation
news Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 08:34

1. A move perceived as a response to the demands for prohibition in the state, TN CM Jayalalithaa  has announced the launch of an annual master health checkup scheme along with other special schemes for women. She also announced schemes for pregnant women and provided elevated status to Chennai’s Cancer Institute.

2. Screening of a much-debated documentary, Muzzafarnagar Baaqi Hai, was stopped in Chennai after alleged threats from the Hindutva lobby. To be screened in Besant Nagar, the city police had also tried dissuading organisers from holding the screening. The screening was later held at another location.

3. An inquiry commission has given the Tamil Nadu government a clean slate in relation to the collapse of a 11 storey building which killed over 60 people last year. Faulting the builders for not adhering to necessary safety aspects, it named six persons as responsible in the construction of the building.

4. A Madras HC bench has ordered for the setup of a committee to look into unregulated slaughter of animals in Chennai. After pictures of slaughtered camels lying in a pool of blood were shown, the bench slammed the Chennai Corporation for saying outright that no slaughter was taking place in the city.

5. A physical education teacher of a government school in Madurai has been detained for allegedly sexually harassing a student of class IX. Though the complaint was said to be motivated over the student’s sexual orientation, the teacher reportedly confessed to the crime and asked for forgiveness.

6. Though the recent murder of a PG medical student of KMC has been cracked, her husband has raised suspicion in the findings. Her husband who wrote a letter to the Chennai police, has alleged that the murder was conducted by someone with an eye on her medical seat.