Chennai News Highlights: Madras High Court upholds 7.5% quota in medical colleges for govt school students in Tamil Nadu – The Indian Express

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Tamil Nadu, Chennai Highlights: The Madras High Court Thursday ruled in favour of state law providing 7.5 per cent horizontal reservation to students from government schools in medical examination.

As per Live Law, the Madras High Court bench of Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy pronounced orders on a batch of pleas challenging the validity of state law providing 7.5 per cent horizontal reservation to students from govt schools in medical examination. The court upholds the validity of the act and rules in favour of the state providing reservation.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin Wednesday said his DMK government was constrained to revise the property tax to ensure funds flow to the newly elected civic bodies so as to facilitate developmental activities and appealed to the political parties not to politicise the issue.  Meanwhile, all necessary action is being taken to prevent Karnataka from constructing a dam at Mekedatu and water samples from Cauvery and Pennaiyar rivers are collected near the inter-state boundary to monitor water quality, Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan told the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday. Also, denouncing the Common University Entrance Examination (CUET) for central universities, Stalin dubbed the proposed exam as ‘regressive’ and ‘undesirable’ and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the move to hold the national level test.

Tamil Nadu, Chennai Highlights: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin terms CUET ‘regressive’, asks PM Modi to scrap proposal; Stalin urges Opposition, DMK allies not to politicise issue over property tax hike; Action taken to prevent Karnataka from constructing Mekedatu dam, Tamil Nadu says; Follow live updates here.

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