Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates (August 29): Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvallur district, located to the north of the capital city of Chennai, has long been notorious for the prevalence of bonded labour. Now, around a hundred emancipated labourers and their families are shaping their own future — by co-owning and operating a brick kiln, launched three months ago by the district administration. The workers are primarily members of the Irula community that falls under the Scheduled Tribe category.
In other updates from the state, the much-awaited report of Justice A Arumughaswamy commission that looked into the circumstances surrounding the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was submitted to the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday. The state Cabinet will discuss it on August 29 for appropriate action, said the state government after receiving the report.
The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested six Indian fishermen and seized their trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters, an official statement said on Sunday on the second such incident in a month.
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