Chain snatchers drop phone, how cops trace them

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CHENNAI: A stolen cellphone accidentally dropped by two men while snatching a chain from a woman in Tiruvallur helped police zero in on the duo on Wednesday. On Sunday, the duo were riding on a bike near Sevvapettai when Anitha, who was riding a two-wheeler, sustained injures after being knocked down by a lorry. On the pretext of helping her, Prakash, 23, a previous offender, took her to the hospital in an autorickshaw. On the way to the hospital, Prakash stole Anitha’s phone and Rs 25,000 from her bag. However,…

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TN: People with vision in one eye can’t drive

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A year after the central government issued orders in favour of people with monocular vision (single-eyed) getting behind the wheel, those with the condition are still denied licences by Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across the state. While Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry implemented the Centre’s order soon after it was issued in November 2017, the state transport department, despite amending rules to accommodate monocular visioned drivers, is yet to put them to use. Initially, though people with monocular vision were denied driving licences across the world thinking they could…

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TN: Denied bike, boy ends life; mom kills self

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CHENNAI: A mother, who felt guilty that her boy took his life because she didn’t get him the motorbike of his dreams, immolated herself to death before the son’s funeral got over on Tuesday. Kizhkottaiyur, a village in Kancheepuram, is yet to recover from the double shock. Police said Indrani, 45, a domestic help who lost her husband a few years ago, was inconsolable at the funeral of her son Govindarajan, 16, who hanged himself on Sunday. The teenager had been asking for a motorbike worth Rs1.5 lakh. “When Indrani…

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