news Friday, July 24, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Clearing the air on the controversial use of a word (referring to a sub-caste of the Dalit community) used in the movie "Baahubali", lyricist Madhan Karky has decided to take efforts to remove the word after members of a Dalit rights group protested by throwing petrol bombs at a movie theatre recently. 2. TN CM Jayalalithaa has requested immediate intervention by PM Modi to solve the wage settlement issue plaguing the NLC for the last four days. She also pointed out that wage settlement for the workers was due from January 2012. 3. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally to commemorate Kamaraj’s birth anniversary amidst heavy downpours in Trichy on Thursday. He promised a new liquor policy for the state, he assured listeners that Congress would work for more job creation. 4. The Madras HC has provided temporary relief to the Sun Group after it was given permission to participate in e-auctions for broadcast services. However, a condition was also included in the interim order – the results of bids by the Sun Group should be furnished in the next court hearing in a sealed cover- reported The Times of India. 5. After the headmistress of a school in Manickampalayam dismissed four students for attending classes in a tipsy condition, a memo has been issued to her asking her to clarify her actions. According to The New Indian Express, a suggestion was made by the Chief Education Officer to take back the students under humanitarian grounds. 6. The AIADMK made its foray in the liquor debate after its party organ slammed DMK chief Karunanidhi for originally "teaching an entire generation of Tamils to drink". It said that the government was taking steps to make TN liquor-free.