news Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:30
Image for representation 1. A girl has been awarded Rs 1.8 crore in compensation for a botched-up eye surgery conducted by a state–owned Chennai government hospital 18 years ago. The Supreme Court directed the TN government to pay up after the girl’s father filed a case seeking damages alleging negligence. 2. One university from Tamil Nadu has featured in the list of 21 fake universities released by the University Grants Commission. Released for helping students, UP had the highest number of fake universities at eight. The list had one TN university based in Trichy called DDB Sanskrit University in Putur, reports Adarsh Jain. 3. Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran was questioned by the CBI for eight hours in connection with his alleged involvement in the BSNL telephone exchange scam. The CBI has said that the losses incurred by the exchequer was Rs 1.8 crore. Investigations are to continue on Thursday. 4. The death of a Dalit youth whose body was found in Namakkal district has been confirmed as murder through autopsy. The reason for the death has now been changed from "suspicious death" to murder, and 6 men have been arrested in connection with the case. 5. If you want to see live proceedings of the TN assembly, it won’t probably happen. Following a PIL filed demanding live telecast of assembly events in the state, the TN government has said that it did not have enough funds to arrange the live telecast. The Madras HC has asked for more details as to why the government would not be able to arrange the live telecast. 6. A day after it opened to public, Chennai’s Metro was thronged by political leaders. DMK leader MK Stalin and DMDK’s Vijayakanth took a ride on the Metro, with their respective parties calling for reduction in prices. The DMK, has called a meeting for more details on the project. 7. The Madras High Court has stopped TANGEDCO from issuing tender notices in the Udangudi thermal power project in Thoothukudi district, following a petition by an Indo-Chinese consortium. The issue has been over the scrapping of the entire tender process after one round of bidding which the consortium won. The scrapping of the process has been questioned by the consortium.  
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