news Friday, July 10, 2015 - 05:30
  1. In a rare sight, the Madras High Court has expressed regret for a glaring error made by a single judge 7 years ago that set the path for a plethora of litigation from people favouring higher pay for government vehicle drivers. Admitting to the error made in 2008, the Madras bench has dismissed appeals of several drivers, stating that the judgement had incurred huge losses to the exchequer. 2. The war of words continue between the leaders of the DMK and AIADMK. In a retort to M Karunanidhi’s advice asking CM Jayalalithaa to rest, she hit back saying that it would only be the people of TN who would decide who would rest after the 2016 Assembly polls. 3. A nation-wide railway reservation racket has been unveiled with Chennai being one of the 11 spots raided by the CBI. Allegations that booking-agents had interfered in the IRCTC bookings by installing a special software to book six tickets at a time triggered the raid. Documents, hard discs and laptops have been seized from the raid of the travel agency in Anna Nagar. 4. A PhD student of the English department at the Bharatiyar University has filed a police complaint against her department-head over allegations of sexual harassment and bribery. Claiming that she had audio recordings of three university staff members trying to negotiate with her, she said that he had demanded over Rs 1 lakh in bribe and sexual favours. However the University has absolved the professor of any wrongdoing after a complete investigation, reported The New Indian Express. 5. Traffic was blocked in Kotturpuram, Chennai as friends and relatives of a TANGEDCO officer killed a day earlier protested demanding demolition of a building being constructed by a DMK functionary. Stating that the employee, Thyagu, had given up his life to save the temple land which the DMK functionary had allegedly encroached upon, protesters called for immediate demolition of the building.  

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