news Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 05:30
  1. A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Subramanian Swamy by the TN government over his tweets pertaining to CM Jayalalithaa’s health. His earlier tweets had indicated her destination for treatment and had also listed her possible medical conditions. 2. The Supreme Court may beg to differ but the Madras High Court came very close to "decriminalising" criminal defamation on Tuesday stating that a defamation complaint against someone for writing an article did not make him someone with a criminal background, reported A Subramani of The Times of India. The Bar council of India has been directed to enroll an affected law graduate as an advocate despite the criminal complaint. 3. Spicejet’s former chairman Kalanithi Maran and other officials have been summoned by a Delhi court over alleged tax evasion and their failure to pay over Rs 147 crore TDS in income tax in the last two financial years. 4. DMK’s decision to join the anti-liquor drive has been welcomed by a number of political parties, but some like the PMK were not too impressed when founder S Ramadoss brought attention to the fact that it was the DMK that had originally lifted prohibition in 1971. 5. Caste tensions flared in Melavalavu village on Tuesday after a 35-year-old man belonging to the Dalit community tried to tie a thaali to a Class 12 girl on a moving bus. The man was overpowered, and remanded in judicial custody. 6. After over 20 days, the Madras High Court has now given bail to 118 persons who were arrested in connection with unprecedented violence witnessed in Ambur last month following the death of a Muslim youth allegedly after police custody.    
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