news Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 05:30
  1.      Pondicherry University is back in controversy after recently emerged videos show the harassment meted out to a student by a senior professor in 2014. The victim was subjected to forced stripping and was accused of being the “masked, naked intruder found at the women’s hostel".   2.     Jallikattu or a bull taming sport banned by the Supreme Court in 2014 is all set to return after the Ministry of Environment and Forests decided to amend laws to allow the sport.   3.     At Bala Vidya Mandir, classes are back to normal following weeks of agitation from parents, teachers with the school’s management over a dual fee structure programme. However, the school management has plans to reach out to the government seeking a fee hike.  But their troubles are not over. BVM Global is now facing issues after students of Class 11 were asked to move to other schools over delay in receiving CBSE affiliation.   4.     Villagers in Mettupalayam are “rejoicing” the silver jubilee of a bitumen-topped road developed 24 years ago. Damaged recently, flex banners have sprung up criticising the lack of action from authorities in relaying the road. In addition to invitations distributed for the “celebration”, a free bullock cart service was provided on the damaged road.   5.     Chennai’s who’s who were spotted at the wedding of actor Arulnithi of Demonte Colony movie fame with Keerthana. The high profile guest list included  Superstar Rajinikanth and other celebrities like Khushbu and Vijay Antony.    6.  AG Perarivalan, a life convict in the Rajiv Ganndhi assisination case has been brought from Vellore prison to Chennai  for medical tests related to an illness.   7. Read the story of three college friends who grew up to form the backbone of one of the biggest media empires in Tamil Nadu – Kalanithi Maran, Kalaignar TV’s CEO Sharad Kumar and Sun Picture’s former COO Hansraj . A three decade long friendship that now lies in tatters , with each of them tackling incarcerations and criminal trials.