Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a 'bandh' on December 05 against Karnataka govt's decision to form Maratha Development Authority (MDA). The protest came after BJP-ruled Karnataka approved the establishment of the MDA. Metro stations and bus stands were seen wearing a deserted look in Bengaluru. Earlier, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has appealed to pro-Kannada organisations not to go for bandh against the formation of MDA.
Navy Day celebrations underway at the War Memorial at Rajaji Salai, in Chennai on December 4."Navy Day is celebrated every year this day to commemorate Operation Trident and Operation Python in 1971, which were launched to attack Karachi. Missile boats were used in a very innovative manner," said Rear Admiral Puneet Chadha. Achievements and roles of Indian Navy are recognised on Navy Day, every year.
Speaking to media in Chennai on December 03, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Propaganda Secretary A Raja spoke on matter if Rajinikanth's announcement of launching a party in January will affect DMK or not. Raja said, "Not at all. DMK vote bank won't be diluted at any cost. The antagonism and antipathy towards the corrupt government of Edappadi K Palaniswami will remain, which will be helpful to DMK."
Wall of a dilapidated church building collapsed due to strong winds in Dhanushkodi near Rameswaram. Strong winds are the effect of Cyclone Burevi, which had weakened to deep depression. Several areas in Tamil Nadu are also waterlogged, leaving normal life in a difficult state.
A 46-year-old man from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore has created a new world record on his birthday. Jawahar Karthikeyan has entered Asian Records Academy of walking highest number of steps in six hours by an individual in male category. Karthikeyan, however, doesn't want to stop, and is now planning to compete in the 24 hours category. "In 5 hours, I have exceeded the minimum requirement of walking 36,000 footsteps. Shortly, I am also going in for 24 hours record where in I will definitely break the previous record," said Jawahar to ANI.
Severe waterlogging was seen in various parts of Rameswaram following heavy rainfall in the region. Locals are facing problems due to continuous showers. Cyclone Burevi, which had weakened to Deep Depression, affected the normal life in the southern state. Following heavy rainfall, waterlogging was also seen in several parts of Puducherry.
After meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that he requested the former in the meeting to resolve farmers' issue as soon as possible as it affects..