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Madras HC Band for mobile phones in temples

The Tamil Nadu government has softened its stance towards Governor RN Ravi and on Saturday hoped Ravi would quickly sign a bill to ban online gambling and regulate online gaming.

It comes after the DMK-led government initially criticized Ravi for his delay in giving the bill its approval.

Tamil Nadu Law Minister S Regupathy said on Saturday that the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Online Gaming Regulation Act, 2022, is expected to be signed into law by the governor “very soon”.

The Madras High Court has ordered that the concerned government authorities be notified of a writ petition seeking investigation by a special officer of the rank of Additional Secretary on allegations of corrupting criminal cases against a farmer and a social activist in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu state.

Judge Abdul Quddous, before whom the petition submitted by A.R. Gokulakrishnan from Poolator village in Kodaikanal taluk hearing on Friday acknowledged him and was ordered to notify the authorities, including the Home Minister and the Vigilance Commissioner, to return by December 23.

The petition also sought to take necessary administrative action against all the officials, who were allegedly involved in divulging false criminal cases against the petitioner for public benefit litigation petitions in the High Court against certain illegal activities in the community.