Tamil Nadu government will legally manage return of Sri Lankan Tamils, says CM Stalin

Chennai: A woman carries a water can on her head on a hot summer day at Fort St George, Chennai on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

In an official communication, the Senior Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden said the veterinary team had examined the carcass of the three spotted deer under the supervision of the Guindy National Park Wildlife Warden. All tissue and blood smear samples were collected and sent to Central University Laboratory, Tamil Nadu University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (TANUVAS), Chennai for pathological analysis.

“The test results were received from TANUVAS on March 23. According to lab reports, all donated samples tested negative for the anthrax genome. Therefore, it is hereby advised that the deaths of three spotted deer did not occur due to the prevalence of anthrax bacteria, the statement read.

Food Safety Department officials raided a shop at Arulmigu Vadapalani Andavar Temple in Vadapalani on Wednesday and found that snacks and sweets sold as prasadam were being cooked in unsanitary conditions. Following complaints, officials carried out a surprise audit at the premises where prasadam is cooked and found that the space was operating without a license from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Officials found items like ladoo, muruku, thattu vadai, adhirasam, panchamirtham sold after their expiry date at the stall and few items had their expiry date not mentioned.

In a landmark judgment, the Madras High Court ruled that a defendant in a POCSO case could be allowed to cross-examine the victim, who was a minor at the time but an adult (21) now. Judge AD Jagadish Chandira handed down the decision while allowing an original criminal petition by S Ganeshan of Coimbatore, recently.

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