Chennai, Tamil Nadu Live Updates Today: A day after Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin was admitted to the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai after testing Covid-19 positive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called and spoke to Stalin and enquired about his health on Friday. An official press release from the state government said that CM Stalin thanked Modi for inquiring about his health and that he was recovering well. During the call, Stalin also invited the prime minister to the inauguration of the 44th International Chess Olympiad which is scheduled to commence in Mamallapuram on July 28.
The Madras High Court has observed that the removal of ‘thali’ (Mangalsutra) by an estranged wife would amount to subjecting the husband to mental cruelty of the highest order. A division bench of Justices V M Velumani and S Sounthar made the observation while allowing a civil miscellaneous appeal from C Sivakumar, working as a professor in a medical college in Erode recently.
AIADMK interim general secretary K Palaniswami on Thursday expelled O Panneerselvam’s (OPS) two sons, and his 16 other supporters from the party, prompting a retaliatory action from the rival camp leader who sacked 22 functionaries from the other faction in the capacity of AIADMK ‘coordinator.’ Following EPS’ action, Panneerselvam’s camp demanded that the government intervene to ensure that the official residence of Palaniswami is not used for political purposes.