In the past two weeks, the fourth incident of students committing suicide registered in Tamil Nadu. The latest incident of a girl, studying in class XI, who committed suicide in Sivakasi region. The police confirmed the incident on July 27, and said the girl ended her life at home but didn't recover any suicide notes, and launched an investigation. The rising number of school students, especially girls raised alarming concerns.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
A firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi went ablaze on February 12, leaving 11 dead and 37 injured. The eruption was a result of friction in manhandling chemicals, which caused critical burn to 26 people including four with 90% burns. Reportedly, five special medical teams have been deployed for the rescue. While the PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2,00,000 for the deceased'd kin, the TN CM Palanaswami declared Rs 3,00,000 for the… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Tamil Nadu CM K. Palaniswami has requested Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to reconsider their decisions on the ban of firecrackers in their respective states. The CM, in a letter, stated that bursting crackers during Diwali is a part of people's 'cultural ethos'. He further cited the Apex Court's 2018 judgement, which allowed bursting of crackers for up to two hours considering the employment of workers in the… read-more
Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive
Ahead of the festival season, the pandemic-hit firecracker business might witness a drop in price from 15-20% up to 50% in Chennai city. The orders from Sivakasi, which usually accounts for 10% of the total production in the city have been reduced this year by the wholesale traders. The annual cracker fair this year in the Island Grounds will have only 40 stalls instead of the usual 70.
Courtesy: The Times of India