Chennai, Tamil Nadu News highlights: The father of a woman, who died after she was allegedly pushed in front of a moving train in Chennai Thursday, died in shock later in the evening after knowing about the tragedy, police said. “Manickam, 47, who developed chest pain, was admitted to a hospital in Saidapet but failed to respond to the treatment and passed away. Both the bodies of Manickam and his daughter are now kept at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital for autopsy,” officials said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated the construction of tunnel under the phase II of Chennai Metro Rail project at Madhavaram Milk Colony here on Thursday. The State government has approved the implementation of three Metro Rail Corridors for a length of 118.9 km under Phase II of Chennai Metro Rail project. It sought matching funding from the Centre and also loan assistance from bilateral / multilateral agencies.
The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu is set to organise a statewide agitation against the Centre’s alleged Hindi imposition and the introduction of a national level common entrance test. A joint statement issued by DMK youth wing secretary and MLA Udhayanidhi Stalin and party’s student’s wing secretary CVMP Ezhilarasan noted the party would hold demonstrations in all the district headquarters on October 15 around 9 am. This follows the recommendation of a parliamentary panel headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to make Hindi the medium of instruction in central educational institutes.
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