November 6, 2017

Cartoonist held in TN for caricature on CM over usury

Tirunelveli/Chennai: A freelance cartoonist was arrested for a cartoon depicting Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami allegedly in a distasteful manner over a recent family suicide related to usury. Cartoonist G Bala alias Balakrishnan was arrested in Chennai by a special Tirunelveli District Crime Branch Police team led by an inspector, a police release said. Bala, 36, was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by Tiruneveli District Collector Sandeep

Farmer dies after assault by bank collection staff

Tiruvannamalai: A 50-year-old farmer collapsed and died after he was allegedly hit in the chest by the collection agent of a nationalised bank following an argument over loan dues here, police said. Gnanasekaran of Pondhai village in the district swooned after the alleged assault and was rushed to the Medical College Hospital here, where he did not respond to treatment, police said. According to the family, the farmer had taken