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Station attack was stray case: Chief Minister

As Leader of Opposition MK Stalin and Congress legislature party leader KR Ramasamy blamed the state for the failure of surveillance cameras, and deteriorating law and order as reason for Thursday crude kerosene bomb attack on Teynampet Police Station.

Station attack was stray case: Chief Minister
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami


The Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami reasoned that the recent rain and the dust had brought down the resolution of the CCTV cameras installed in Teynampet Police Station and asserted that the law and order is better in the AIADMK regime and termed it as a stray incident.

“There are as many as 10 cameras installed in the Teynampet Police Station and all of them are functional unlike the claim made by the LoP of total failure of surveillance system. As you are aware, the city had been witnessing rain this week and the dust from the road formed a thin film on the surveillance cameras. This was the reason why the suspect’s image could not be picked up clearly. 

We are taking every effort to book all those involved,” Palaniswami said. Regarding the charge traded by Ramasamy of failure of law and order, Palaniswami said that adequate security had been accorded by the state to the citizens of the city. “A total of 12 persons were being interrogated by the city police and one of them has the physique and description of a suspect, who hurled a kerosene filled liquor bottle with its wig lit, while riding along the police station,” the Chief Minister added.

Rs 1 crore for exhibition centre at Keezhadi 

School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan informed the House that an extensive library on ancient civilisations including Indus valley civilisation would be set up in Sivaganga along with an exhibit centre, which would feature about 5,000 artefacts excavated from Keezhadi excavation site. The Minister disclosed it in the House, while replying to AIADMK MLA S Mariappan Kennady, DMK MLA Thangam Thennarasu and Deputy Leader of Opposition Durai Murugan.  

The Minister assured that adequate pressure would be mounted on the Centre in this regard. Durai Murugan observed that the artefacts that were unearthed did not have any religious markers and they are the lone urban civilisation found in this part of the country and suggesting that it could be well ahead of already documented civilisations, including the Indus Valley Civilisation.


Aavin to get infra boost including ghee fillers, testing laboratories, storage facilities at a cost of Rs 24 crore to handle additional milk procured from the members 


  • First in Country MBA (Fisheries Enterprises Management), M Tech (Marine Biotechnology) and M Sc (Fisheries Pharmacology) to be offered by the TN Fisheries University at its Chennai – Vaniyanchavadi campus. A total of Rs 6.35 crore to be spent to create additional facilities 
  • Fisheries Training Institute to come up at Royapuram and Muttukadu at a cost of Rs 13.8 crore
  • A Fisheries College and Research Institute to come up in Odiyampulam village in Nagapattinam at a cost of Rs 28.82 crore 
  • Fisheries Department to have a truck with CMRL to set up multilevel parking at Chetpet Lake on a revenue sharing model as it can attract Metro users 
  • Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) in Madhavaram to have ornamental fish market set up at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore

Information technology


  • One each per district to be selected wherein services like wi-fi hotspot, smart street lighting, tele education and tele medicine services will be provided. 
  • The third phase of Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network (TNSWAN) covering the period 20172022 will be implemented at a cost of Rs 477.96 crore 
  • An MoU signed for delivery of public services had been signed in April connecting rural local bodies through Optical Fibre would be extended to urban areas 
  • 150 Veterinary Medical Centres to be set up this year at a cost of Rs 49.09 crore with NABARD assistance

Rent authorities, court and tribunals to come up 

The Bill to adopt Tamil Nadu Regulation of Right and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017, was introduced in the House on Friday. While elaborating upon the Act, Housing and Urban Development Minister Udumalai K Radhakrishnan referred to the Tamil Nadu Buildings (Lease and Rent Control) Act 1960, saying that the provisions were made long ago when supply of rental accommodations was limited, real estate business had not evolved and properties were vested in the hands of a very few people. The proposed legislation restricts the landlord to collect security deposit not more than three times the monthly rent and the same should be refunded to the tenant within a month’s time after vacating of the premises, after making due deduction of any liability of the tenant. The legislation also provides for the obligations of landlord and tenant, repossession of the premises by the landlord, appointment of rent authorities and setting up of rent courts and rent tribunals to implement the legislation.

Rs 10.68 crore for renovating 18 temples 

As many as 18 temples, including Virudhagireeswarar Temple (4.1 crore) in Viruddhachalam, Cuddalore, Atheeswarar Temple (1.43 crore) in Annamangalam, Villupuram and Kanthimathi Amman Nellaiappar Temple (1.13 crore) in Tirunelveli, would be renovated at a total cost of Rs 10.68 crore, said Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister Sevvoor S Ramachandran, while replying to the debate on demand for grants for the department.

“An icon centre would come up at Jambugeswarar-Akilandeswari Temple in Tiruchy at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore to safekeep the icons from the temples in Tiruchy zone,” the Minister said, and added “Construction of new ‘rajagopurams’ would be taken up in Kantha Perumal Temple (Rs 32 lakh), Tirupur and Chellandiamman Temple (Rs 99 lakh) in Coimbatore.” He informed the House that the state would take up construction of ‘Annadhana koodam’ in as many as eight temples at a cost of Rs 4.26 crore. Three marriage halls would be constructed in Puthirakameshwar Temple, Arani, Tiruvannamalai (Rs 2.5 crore) and Agatheeswarar Temple, Vettavalam, Tiruvannamalai (Rs 1.1 crore), and Subramaniyaswami Temple, Valliyur, Tirunelveli (36 lakh). The Minister also announced that the seven temple cars would be renovated at a cost of Rs 1.65 crore. Basic amenities for devotees would be improved by construction of toilets and bathrooms at a cost of Rs 1.52 crore in six temples, the Minister said and added that renovation of temple tanks, construction of modern changing rooms, extension of ‘panchamirtham’ distribution to all devotees during ‘Sayaraksha Pooja’ in Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani, provision of drinking water facilities, and building of devotees’ queue complex would be undertaken.

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