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In Tamil Nadu, protests were initiated by student associations from premier institutions like IIT-M and Loyola College. Later, it spread to the University of Madras.(PTI PHOTO.)

In Chennai, 600 people held for protests over citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:09 AM IST
About 600 people, including well-known faces TM Krishna, actor Siddharth, VCK MP Thol Thirumavalavan, SDPI state president Tehlan Baqavi were booked by the Chennai police under various sections of IPC including unlawful assembly.
Officials walk past a Buddha statue installed at the entrance of the shore temple in Mamallapuram as part of the preparations for the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, to be held from October 11 to 13.(PTI PHOTO.)
Officials walk past a Buddha statue installed at the entrance of the shore temple in Mamallapuram as part of the preparations for the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, to be held from October 11 to 13.(PTI PHOTO.)

Eight Tibetan activists detained ahead of Modi-Xi summit in Mamallapuram

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 08:11 PM IST
A noted ‘Free Tibet’ activist, Tsundue, a former student of the Loyola College in Chennai, was picked up at Kottakuppam in Villupuram district on Sunday night. The seven other Tibetan youth had landed from New Delhi, police said.
Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Hassan’s party was launched as an alternative to the two dominant Dravidian parties – the AIADMK and DMK, ruling the state alternately since 1967.(PTI PHOTO.)
Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Hassan’s party was launched as an alternative to the two dominant Dravidian parties – the AIADMK and DMK, ruling the state alternately since 1967.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kamal Hassan takes a swipe at Dravidian parties, asks students to join politics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 11:19 PM IST
Taking a swipe at the Dravidian parties for engaging in politics over language and inflaming passions, the actor maintained that he was not against any language but was opposed to imposition.
A painting exhibition at art festival over the weekend at Chennai’s Loyola College drew a harsh attack from the BJP following which the premier college apologised on Monday (File Photo)(HT Photo)
A painting exhibition at art festival over the weekend at Chennai’s Loyola College drew a harsh attack from the BJP following which the premier college apologised on Monday (File Photo)(HT Photo)

Chennai’s Loyola College apologises after painting exhibition draws flak from BJP

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2019 09:21 PM IST
At a festival to honour folk artistes and groups from across Tamil Nadu engaged with traditional performing, a painting exhibition where works portrayed atrocities against women, “honour” killings, the Rafale deal among other issues, kindled right wing outrage in social media against the college.
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