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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami | Commons

Tamil Nadu rejects 3-language formula in NEP 2020, says will stick to existing policy

CM E. K. Palaniswami said the three-language formula in the NEP is 'painful and saddening' and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reconsider the policy.
An ambulance leaves Gandhi Hospital. the nodal Covid-19 centre in Hyderabad | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why southern states that better handled Covid before now account for 33% of India’s caseload

Authorities in the five southern states say increased testing has led to a spurt in Covid numbers but point out that mortality rate is low despite the high number of cases.
Madras High Court

Governor to decide on release of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts after MDMA report, TN govt to HC

The Multi- Disciplinary Monitoring Agency was constituted to probe the larger conspiracy in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case involving persons of other countries.

‘Judge me for my work, not name’ — daughter Vidhya on Veerappan, politics and BJP

In an interview to ThePrint, BJP's TN Youth Wing vice-president Vidhya Veerappan says she met her father only once, when she was six years old.
Tamil Nadu Police

5 Tamil Nadu policemen sent to CBI custody for 2 days in Jayaraj & Bennix death case

The five included an inspector, two sub-inspectors and constables. A total of 10 policemen were arrested by the CB-CID, before the CBI took over the probe.
Supreme Court of India

SC asks Madras HC to decide Tamil Nadu’s plea for 50% OBC quota in medical admissions

The state government and various political parties have challenged the Centre's decision not to grant 50% reservation to OBCs as per Tamil Nadu law.
Madras High Court

Vested interests are acting against development of Siddha medicine, says Madras HC

The Madras HC has rebuked the Union Ayush ministry and Tamil Nadu government for not promoting the benefits of Siddha to treat Covid.

Animal welfare body pulls up Tamil Nadu govt for ‘death’ of bulls during Jallikattu

Animal Welfare Board of India has sent a letter to Tamil Nadu govt, asking it to furnish comments/views of Jallikattu inspection report at the earliest.
Police officers arrive at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in the matter related to the custodial death of a man and his son, in Chennai on 30 June

3 police personnel arrested in father-son custodial deaths case in Tamil Nadu

A total of four police personnel, including three Thursday, have been arrested in the case pertaining to the deaths of Jayaraj and Bennix due to alleged police torture.
Thoothukudi DSP and Additional SP arrive at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in the matter related to the custodial death of a man and his son, in Chennai on Tuesday. | ANI

2 sub-inspectors, 4 others charged with murder for custodial deaths of father-son in TN

The earlier filed FIRs were altered to include murder charges. One sub-inspector was arrested.

On Camera

US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.