news Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Ibrahim Rowther, the man who veered Vijayakanth’s rise as an actor in the early 90s has passed away at the age of 63. He was the first to use the word "captain" for Vijaykanth, by which Vijayakanth is known today. 2. Live telecast of assembly proceedings is not feasible and require an investment of about Rs 60 crore, the TN government told the Madras HC . Denying lack of transparency, the government said that members of the public were allowed to watch the events live in the visits’ galleries. 3. With reservoir levels in Chennai rapidly declining, the Metro Water has asked citizens to pitch in and reduce water consumption by 20 %. Over one tenth of storage has reduced in the last week, reported The Times of India. 4. Seven members of a Dalit party were arrested for throwing petrol bombs at a theatre in Madurai screening the movie Baahubali. The seven men demanded the removal of a word which according to them was used by caste Hindus to address a sub-caste of Schedule Caste. 5. The EVP Amusement Park in Chennai has paid the mother of a 20-year-old airhostess Rs 25 lakh as compensation for injuries and her subsequent death during a joyride in 2012. Criminal proceedings against EVP’s proprietors has been quashed. The girl sustained multiple injuries and died later in a private hospital. 6. A man who allegedly posted a woman’s picture on Facebook with the tag "call girl" has been arrested and booked under the Women Harassment Act in Chennai. Though the post was not traced, he was booked for eve-teasing after complaints from the girl.