Madras High Court acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh agrees to hear by 10:30 pm today a case against denial of burial land by Tamil Nadu Govt at Marina beach for Karunanidhi.

The Tamil Nadu government denies permission to bury DMK president M. Karunanidhi near the Anna Memorial at Marina beach.

DMK hass issued a Schedule to pay last respects to M Karunanidhi

8:30 PM to 1:00 AM - Gopalapuram Residence

1:00 AM to 4:00 AM - CIT Colony Residence

4:00 AM onwards - Rajaji Mandapam

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik to travel to Chennai tomorrow.

M K Stalin in a statement has appealed to DMK workers to maintain peace and discipline, thanks doctors and the management of Kauvery Hospital.

It is saddening to know about the demise of M Karunanidhi. The DMK chief was someone who had contributed to the fields of politics,cinema and literature: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami statement.

Tamil Nadu government declared holiday tomorrow, State to observe 7 days of mourning.

Today is a black day in my life, one which I can never forget as I lost my #Kalaignar. I pray for his soul: Rajinikanth on Karunanidhi.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation services to Tamil Nadu have been stopped temporarily ahead of M Karunanidhi death.

President Ram Nath Kovind mourned the death of M Karunanidhi. "श्री एम करुणानिधि के निधन के बारे में सुनकर दुख हुआ। "कलैनार" के नाम से लोकप्रिय वह एक सुदृढ़ विरासत छोड़ कर जा रहे हैं जिसकी बराबरी सार्वजनिक जीवन में कम मिलती है। उनके परिवार के प्रति और लाखों चाहने वालों के प्रति मैं अपनी शोक संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ – राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द," he tweeted.

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The Parliament on Monday passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, that raised the minimum punishment for perpetrators of rape from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age. The crucial Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha last month, was unanimously passed in the Rajya Sabha by voice vote.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi’s health declined once again on Monday evening, a medical bulletin released by Chennai's Kauvery Hospital said. The bulletin further added that the doctors are facing a challenge in maintaining his vital organ functions. Karunanidhi's fans and well-wishers are waiting outside Kauvery Hospital to get the latest update about their leader's health.

United States President Donald Trump blamed bad environmental laws for California wildfires.

Some big developments that are expected to happen today are:

The government employees in Maharashtra have called for a three-day strike starting August 7 to press for their demands. Reports inform that nearly 17 lakh state government employees will join the protest that begins from Tuesday and would last till Thursday, August 9. The government employees have called for a strike to press for their demands for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission among others.

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