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21 Jul 2018, Edition - 1103, Saturday

FLASH NEWS:

  • PM Narendra Modi said the NDA had the ‘confidence of the Lok Sabha and the 125 crore people of India’
  • More than 500 DMK cadres were detained by police for showing black flag to Governor for conducting review meetings
  • Crimes against women increasing, women no more safe in India, says Cong President Rahul Gandhi
  • 40 people gang-raped a 22-year-old girl for four days in a government guest house in Panchkula
  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia to be speakers for Congress
  • TRS decides to criticise the government, to stage walk-out
  • AIADMK to support the government in Lok Sabha today
  • PM Modi meets top ministers in the parliament
  • BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the parliament

Tamilnadu News

After Periyar, it is the turn of Ambedkar in Tamil Nadu. Now miscreants desecrate Ambedkar statue in Chennai

Covai Post Network

Chennai: After the statue of Periyar, in Tamil Nadu it is the turn of Dr Ambedkar statue that was desecrated late on Wednesday night.

Unknown miscreants had on Wednesday night poured red paint over the statue of Ambedkar located at the market place on Gramam street in Tirovttiyur in Chennai. The incident came to light early Thursday morning when shopkeepers came to open their shops.

Police is checking the CCTV footage for clues. A case against unknown persons has been filed and police is investigating.

“We will arrest the culprits soon,” a local police officer. As present, the police believe it to the handiwork of a local person or persons.

After condemnation by entire political class, including Kamal Haasan, president MNM, Rajinikanth on Thursday tweeted his condemnation saying that “desecration of a statue is barbaric.”

Chief Minister Edapaddi Palaniswami also condemned the incident and tried to absolve Raja of any serious wrong doing. BJP leader H Raja had called for destroying statues of Periyar and soon a BJP worker was involved in desecrating the statue of Periyar at Tirupathur in Vellore on day before yesterday night.

The CM condemned the incident said that Raja must apologise publicly.

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