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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.
Representational image | ANI

Even hurtful language not allowed against accused: Chennai police chief on arrest guidelines

Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan Sunday responded to queries regarding the custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and his son Fennix, who were arrested for violating lockdown.
Beela Rajesh, former Tamil Nadu health secretary | Photo: ANI

Health minister’s confidante, Congress leader’s daughter: Why TN health secretary was shunted

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File photo of Jayalalithaa | Facebook

HC junks case against Congress MLA for ‘defaming’ Jayalalithaa, says fair criticism needed

Congress MLA S. Vijayadharani had expressed disappointment over opening of Tasmac shops in 2015. A complaint was filed, alleging her speech harmed Jayalalithaa’s reputation.
A file photo of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and his deputy O. Panneerselvam meeting the families of those killed in the wall collapse in Coimbatore

Tamil pride or Covid hide? What’s behind Palaniswami govt’s spelling change drive

Egmore and 1,017 other places in Tamil Nadu can now be pronounced by 'outsiders' the way state residents do. Great, people will now cheer and forget all about the pandemic.

Changing place names unnecessary during pandemic, Tamil Nadu must stay focused on fighting virus

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By renaming 1,018 places, is Tamil Nadu govt reclaiming history or taking eye off Covid?

The Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led Tamil Nadu government has amended English spellings of 1,018 places to reflect their Tamil pronunciations.
Beela Rajesh (L) and J. Radhakrishnan | @DrBeelaIAS and ThePrint

Tamil Nadu transfers health secy Beela Rajesh, brings back Radhakrishnan amid Covid toll row

Beena Rajesh’s transfer was announced Friday. Her successor Dr J Radhakrishnan has earlier served a six-year stint as health secretary.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.