news Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The legendary music director and composer MS Viswanathan passed away at the age of 87 on Tuesday. Admitted in the hospital for age-related ailments, he remained critical for the last few weeks. From the most famous actors to the most regular citizens, fans of the late maestro turned up at his Santhome residence to pay their last respects. Read a tribute. 2. A 19 month-old proposal to setup of a factory of Chinese telecom giant, Huawei in Sriperumbudur has been cleared. Though there have been certain conditions imposed while clearing the proposal, this move comes as a welcome sign for the telecom industry. 3. All work for the underground portions of the Chennai Metro is set to stop after CMRL plans to scrap a contract with Gammon India. After deadline issues, the decision was made which could lead to further delay in completion for the construction of seven underground stations along with tunnels. 4. An interim injunction has been given against the release of Silambarasan-starrer “Vaalu” on July 17. According to the petitioner Magic Rays had taken NIC Arts, the makers of Vaalu, to task over alleged violation of an agreement on the movie’s distribution rights. 5. Our policy is to discourage consumption of liquor, said the TN government in reply to a PIL against liquor policies in the state. It was also stated that number of TASMAC shops had reduced from 7800 in 2003 to 6800 now.The Madras HC said it could not interfere in the policies of the state. 6. Search for the Dornier ended on a grim note with the discovery of nearly 70 to 80 percent of the missing aircraft. Amongst the wreckage, personal items were found. The remains of the crew members collected has been sent to a TN Forensics lab for testing.
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