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Tamil Nadu candidate’s promises: Free chopper for everyone, iPhone, trip to moon (why not)

With so much at stake, political parties in Tamil Nadu have taken populism to a new high even though the state is in a five lakh-crore debt

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Tamil Nadu candidate Thulam Saravanan

Ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly elections starting from April 6, candidates have been filing nominations and releasing manifestos promising people welfare schemes in case they win the polls. Following which, a 34-year-old Independent candidate Thulam Saravanan from South Madurai has promised the moon to the voters if he wins the election. Yes moon!

Starting from an iPhone, a car, helicopter, a boat robot and much more, the candidate has listed a number of outlandish welfare schemes in his manifesto. Releasing his manifesto, Saravanan promised that if he won, he will provide every household with one iPhone, a car, a helicopter, a boat, a robot, a three-storied house with a swimming pool, Rs 1 crore for youths and a 100-day vacation to the moon.

Thulam Saravanan is an independent candidate contesting from the Madurai South constituency. His manifesto and its outlandish promises have certainly grabbed attention in the constituency where there are 13 more candidates.

The journalist-turned-candidate told the NDTV that his aim is to raise awareness against people falling for freebies by political parties. he said he want them to choose good candidates who are ordinary and humble.

He also slammed the political parties for turning politics into a money battle and ignoring people’s welfare. He also said such politicians and political parties have polluted the state politics and have turned it to be the preserve of the rich.

When questioned about the outlandish manifesto, he responded that for the past 50 years, political parties have won elections by announcing welfare schemes. Their governments never served the people. He has admitted that he released manifesto to create awareness.

With so much at stake, political parties in Tamil Nadu have taken populism to a new high even though the state is in a five lakh-crore debt. Following the big promising trends, the ruling AIADMK promises free washing machines, monthly payment of Rs 1,500 for housewives, six free cylinders for every family and a government job for every family among others.

On the other hand, It’s main rival DMK has promised to cut petrol price by Rs 5 a litre, and diesel by Rs 4 a litre, free tab with internet. Kamal Haasan’s MNM first mooted the idea of a salary for housewives, promises Rs 3,000 every month, free computers with internet in all homes as a public resource to access government schemes, good governance and 50 lakh jobs.

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In 1967, the DMK offered every ration card holder around 4.5 kg rice for a rupee. After winning the elections, it could not deliver on its promise while AIADMK in its 2011 election manifesto offered 20 kg rice free to every ration cardholder. In 2006 the DMK offered a free colour TV to every home. Since then parties have promised mixers, grinders, fans, laptops, etc.

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School cab driver tied to pole, beaten for allegedly molesting and flashing girls in Karnataka

The Sakkarayapattana police police while talking to the press informed the media that the accused man used to provide pick-and-drop services to the teachers and the school children.

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A video has come to light from Karnataka’s Sakkarayapattana where the locals tied a man to the pole and delivered their own justice for allegedly molesting and flashing girls. The man, who is a cab driver at a local school, was allegedly molesting school girls and even the teachers.

After being fed up of the cab driver’s ways, the locals of the area tied him up to a pole and beat him up to serve justice. In the video, the people can be seen crowding the cab driver and questioning him for his acts.

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The video also shows the cab driver covering his face away out of shame, while the crowd can be seen enraged at the man.

Police action

The Sakkarayapattana police police while talking to the press informed the media that the accused man used to provide pick-and-drop services to the teachers and the school children. The police authorities further confirmed that the man has accepted his crime of abusing school girls and teachers in the area.

Another incident

Another incident of a similar nature came to light from Kerala’s Kollam where a school teacher was accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl. According to reports, the school girl was allegedly molested by her teacher while the teacher was dropping her home after a youth festival organized by the school authorities.

The principal of the school and two other teachers of the higher secondary school for forcing the parents of the teacher to drop the case against the school teacher. The teacher had offered the drop the girl home on a motorcycle after which the teacher molested her on her way back.

The police took cognizance of the issue and filled a complaint and charged the perpetrators with the POCSO act, said reports.

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Due school fees causes fight between parent and school clerk in Ludhiana, video viral | Watch

One parent can be seen unleashing an attack on the school clerk as they repeatedly slapped the clerk while grabbing him by his collar.

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A video has come to the fore from Punjab’s Ludhiana where a fight broke out between parents and a school clerk while discussing outstanding school fees. According to reports, the fight transpired when the school authorities were talking to the parents about pending school fees which amounted to 2.2 lakhs.

The incident of the fight was caught on a CCTV camera installed inside the premises of the school.

In the video, the parents and the school authorities can be seen sitting and talking about the outstanding school fee. The parents can be seen talking to the school clerk in a normal manner after which, the scenarios changed as the parent ended up slapping the clerk after he said something.

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One parent can be seen unleashing an attack on the school clerk as they repeatedly slapped the clerk while grabbing him by his collar. Another school official can also be seen trying to stop the parents from assaulting the school clerk, however, the parent stuck to his ways and continued the assault. The parent could also be seen trying to threaten the man and being in an angry state.

Another incident

Another incident of a similar nature came to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli where a fight was triggered between two female teachers. In the video, one teacher can be seen stepping up to the other teacher after one threatened another. As a response to stepping up, the second teacher shoved the woman back after which the fight ended up in fisticuffs.

One of the teacher after being slapped can also be seen crying as a result of the fight. The Raebareli Police also took cognizance of the matter and filled a case in the matter according to reports.

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Shraddha murder case: Court remands Aaftab Poonawala to 13-day judicial custody

Forensic investigation has revealed that the bones recovered from the forest belong to Shraddha

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Shraddha murder case: Court remands Aaftab Poonawala to 13-day judicial custody

The Saket Court in Delhi has sent Aaftab Amin Poonawala, the accused of Shraddha Walkar murder, to judicial custody for 13 days.

Earlier Aftab was taken to Ambedkar Hospital. He was produced in a Delhi court through video conferencing from the hospital itself. Special CP Law and Order Sagarpreet Hooda, Delhi Police had appealed to the Magistrate that the production of the accused should be done from the hospital itself.

There is a new revelation in the Shraddha murder case. According to reports, accused Aftab had dated a doctor after Shraddha’s murder. He met this girl through the dating app Bumble and invited her to his house when Shraddha’s body parts were kept in the fridge. Delhi Police have identified that girl. She is a psychologist by profession. Aaftab and Shraddha had also met on the Bumble app.

Bones found in forest were of Shraddha

Important evidence has been found against Aaftab in the Shraddha murder case. According to reports, forensic investigation has revealed that the bones recovered from the forest belong to Shraddha. The DNA found in bones has matched with Shraddha’s father. Now the police are waiting for the reports. Special CP (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda said that the DNA test report (of the victim’s parts) has not been received yet.

Here, Shraddha’s father Vikas Walker has demanded a CBI inquiry. During an interview with a news channel, he said – Aftab is still misleading the police and there should be a CBI inquiry into the matter. He kept blackmailing Shraddha continuously and kept threatening her. He used to tell Shraddha in clear words that he would kill her.

Aftab’s family also involved in the murder, Shraddha’s father alleges

Shraddha’s father has alleged that Aftab’s family is also involved in his daughter’s murder. Aaftab’s parents were aware of his antics. They knew that Aaftab used to fight with Shraddha. They should have informed me about this but nothing happened, he added.

Shraddha was murdered on May 18

According to the Delhi Police, 28-year-old Aaftab had murdered 27-year-old Shraddha on May 18. Both were in a live-in relationship. Aftab had cut Shraddha’s body into 35 pieces. Bought a 300 liter fridge to keep them. He used to go to the forest every night at 2 am for 18 days to throw the pieces of the dead body.

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