news Monday, July 27, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The Supreme Court is expected to start a hearing on the Karnataka government’s appeal against the acquittal of TN CM Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate wealth case on Monday, The Hindu reported. 2. Think running a marathon is too difficult?  A 7 month pregnant woman in Chennai took the centre stage of attention after she finished the 10 kilometre category of the Dream Runner’s Half Marathon in nearly 1.5 hours, reported Prasad RS of The Times of India. Clearing a few misconceptions, 38 year-old Bavani Sivam got the medical go ahead before embarking on the run. 3. In a first in over 11 years, Anna University-affiliated colleges have failed to fill in over 50 percent of its seats. More than a lakh seats are expected to go vacant even as counselling comes to an end on Tuesday. 4. The second in a month, another state BJP leader’s house was attacked by unidentified miscreants.  National VP of all-India Yuva Morcha, AP Muruganandam’s house was attacked in Chennai for reasons yet unknown.  Only a few weeks earlier, BJP national secretary H Raja’s houses was petrol-bombed in Karaikudi. 5. Tamil Nadu government has dismissed the DMK’s allegations of a water crisis and said that the state’s position is stable. Questioning if  DMK chief Karunanidhi was a “soothsayer”,  TN Rural Development Minister, SP Velumani made a list of the total projects implemented by the Jayalalithaa government. 6. The Pondicherry University has issued orders to its students, staff and teaching faculty to refrain from involving in protests in the institution. After students held protests over facilities for needy students, a circular was released by the University management stating that participation would be a violation of the code of conduct. 

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