Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates July 19: In response to the appeal of the dead girl’s father, the Supreme Court refuses to grant a temporary stay of the autopsy ordered by the Madras High Court: ANI. A day after massive violence erupted near Kallakurichi in Tamil Nadu following the death of a 17-year-old girl, the Madras High Court on Monday ordered an autopsy of the victim and instructions to form a task force to arrest anyone who vandalized. Hearing a plea offered by the dead girl’s father requesting an autopsy after suspecting foul play, Judge N Sathish Kumar of Madras HC questioned the ransacking of the school and the burning of 4 transfer certificates 500 people during the violence.
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced an electricity tariff hike for Tangedco consumers offering an increase of Rs 27.50 (per month) for those using up to 200 units and an increase of 65 paise per unit for railways and educational institutions. There would be no change in the scheme to supply free electricity up to 100 units, Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji said and claimed the increase was inevitable to reduce the utility’s growing debts of electricity.
Separately, state health minister Ma Subramaniam said on Monday that seeing the success of Tamil Nadu’s home medical check-up (Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam) scheme, the central government sought its model to implement. works across the country. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya asked for details on India-wide implementation plan as he met with him twice in recent days, Subramaniam told reporters at city airport here.