news Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:30
  1. A car in which former Union Minister P Chidambaram was travelling in was involved in a minor accident when a police escort car rammed into it. Chidambaram escaped unhurt when a private vehicle hit the escort car when it was on its way to the Chennai Airport on Sunday morning. Two people in the private vehicle returning from Puducherry suffered minor injuries. 2. A one year long B. Ed course in Tamil Nadu will soon be extended to two years and also include yoga and other arts as a part of its curriculum. In a view that training given was not sufficient, the order was passed by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University. 3. The PMK has begun its campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections with a new publicity drive and launch of a portal www.anbumani4cm.com. Stating that his party would not provide any freebies if brought to power, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss also promised that the Right to Public Service Act will be enacted and a Lokayukta would be set up in the state. 4. Recent investigations have revealed that the Dalit youth Gokulraj found dead on the railway track last month had been strangulated and stabbed in the neck before his death, reported R Sivakumar of The New Indian Express. The details came to light when two of the accused narrated the sequence of events leading to Gokulraj’s death. 5. The Supreme Court is all set to hear a PIL seeking for a Supreme Court bench in Chennai for easy accessibility for the southern states. The PIL was filed stating that a number of litigants from down south were unable to fight their cases as they had to travel to New Delhi for proceedings. 6. A group belonging to the Scheduled Caste Christian community in Coimbatore protested against alleged caste discrimination from some Christian communities on Sunday. According to their allegations, they were being discriminated against, which prevented them from taking part in the decision making process at the church and dioceses, said the report.  

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