Top 10 Most Important Tamil Nadu Events of 2018This list shows some of the Important Incidents happened in the year 2018 in Tamilnadu State of India.
The Top Ten
Sterlite Copper, a copper producing company of Vedanta Groups in Tuticorn received a huge amount of negative response from the people. People of Tuticorn protested for 100 days to close the company, due to toxic effluents released from the industry into air and water; it was difficult to breathe. During the 100th day People who marched towards the collector office were shot by the Government. 13 Protesters were killed. Indian Government killed its own people.
On November 11, a Cyclone hit Tamilnadu (Places: Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudhukottai, Trichirapalli, Ramanathapuram, Nagapattnam, Cuddalore, Karaikkal), at a speed of 140-160 kmph. Due to this Cyclone, 1000s of cattle, birds died, 18000 hectares of coconut trees, 56000 hectares of crops and trees, 1000 transformers, 1 lakh electric poles, 201 Electricity Substations, 5000 Boats were destroyed (Most of the coconut Trees were uprooted). 63 People Died.
Bharatmala, a branch scheme of Sagarmala, a plan to construct 8-Way Lane Road from 1. Salem-Chennai 2. Salem-Coimbatore 3. Coimbatore-Hosur 4. Hosur-Salem 5. Hosur-Chennai 6. Tiruchirapalli-Coimbatore 7. Tiruchirapalli-Salem 8. Tiruchirapalli-Chennai. The First Stage of Salem-Chennai 8-Way Lane begun and the Government marked stones in the respective lands. Many Farmers opposed this 8-Way lane Project as this scheme grabs their farming land. It was opposed mainly because, it plans to destroy Mountains and Nature in Salem.
Nel Jayaraman, an agriculturist who revived more than 160 traditional paddy seeds died on December 6, 2018. Nel Jayaraman is a student of Agriculturist Nammalwar.
Kalaignar Karunanidhi, Former Chief Minister, from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), died on August 7, 2018. Kalaignar Karunanidhi was Chief Minister of Tamilnadu for two decades.
A.G. Pon Manckavel, an IPS Officer, serving as an Inspector General for Idol Wing, has reported many irregular activities involved in the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department and brought hundreds of valuable smuggled idols back into India. He helped to retrieve the King Rajaraja Cholan and his queen Lokamadevi stolen bronze statues from Gujarat museum, misappropriation in the making of a Panchaloha idol of the Palani Dhandayuthapani temple, idols burglary at Suthamalli Varadaraja Perumal temple and global idol-smuggling network.
On 11 March 2018, a group of trekkers on their way from Kolukkumalai, trekking downhill towards Kurangani got trapped by wildfire. This group included 27 members of a 2-day trek organized by CTC to celebrate Woman’s Day and another 12 member group on a trek organized by a private tour company. 3 of the trekkers reportedly turned back before the rest faced the wildfire. Unfortunately, 16 trekkers lost their lives in the disaster.
Tamil writer S Ramakrishnan has been honoured with Sahitya Academy award, for his novel Sancharam which deals with the lives of nadhaswaram artistes.
In a Function, Poet Vairamuthu cited the research of an American scholar who said that Andal belonged to the Devadasi community and had lived and died at the Srirangam temple in Tiruchirappalli. This led a controversy, and received huge amount of opposition from Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) and many Hindus.
A Protest started asking the Central Government for setting up Cauvery Management Board. In order to gain attention, a few sect of people and Political Parties, asked to stop the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkota Knight Riders (KKR). As per their request all the matches were moved from Chennai to Pune
On Nov 17, 2017, 2190 kg of Dog Meat was seized at Chennai Egmore Railway station. 20 Parcel boxes were unloaded from Mannargudi-Bhagat Ki Kothi Weekly Express, to the Egmore station. The police officials found a bad smell from those thermocol boxes. The Railway Police RPF opened the boxes and found frozen meat of slaughtered dogs. It was reported that this meat was about to sent to Hotels in Chennai.
India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is at Theni district, Tamilnadu. People claim that this project affects nature and it should be removed. Marumalarchi Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (MDMK) made a protest against this project.
Last 50 years, there had Dravidian Parties ruling Tamilnadu, with their Dravidian Ideology. A new Ideology named Tamil Desiyam arised in Tamilnadu, Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) leaded by Seeman is following this Ideology.
Actor Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan, are the topmost actors in Tamil Cinema Industry. They made their Political entry and their Political response from the people was not up to the level.
A Whatsapp conversation between Professor Nirmala Devi and her students which was leaked. Shocking details have emerged from Nirmala Devi’s WhatsApp conversation with a student in the sex-for-cash scandal, which involves TN Governor. Later, She was arrested.
Rajalakshmi, a Lower caste (Dalit) Girl studying Class 8 in a government school, was third child of Chinnaponnu-Samivel Couple was beheaded and killed using a sickle by her Neighbor Dinesh Kumar from intermediate Muthaliar Community in Thalaivasal, Attur, Salem District. Dinesh Kumar stromed into Rajalakshmi's house, pushed down Chinnaponnu and abused her caste name and killed Rajalakshmi. Formerly, Rajalakshmi rejected the sexual advance made by Dinesh Kumar, this was the back drop of the murder.
Kerala, Neighbor state of Tamilnadu received a unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was declared by Indian Government as Level 3 of Calamity, worst flood ever in the century after 1924 Kerala Floods. 483 People died, 14 people missing, about a million evacuated from 14 districts which were announced Red Alert.
Sridevi is an Indian film Actress, who worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam Films, regarded as First Female Superstar of Indian Cinema, died on 24 February 2018 at Dubai. It was reported by Dubai that the cause of her death was Accidental Drowning. A retired ACP Delhi Police said that Sri devi's Death was a planned Murder. Still there remains a confusion in Sridevi's death
Krishna Prasad, a 24 year old Medical student studying MD in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) committed suicide. He was tortured for not knowing Hindi and he was depressed and Hang himself.
HIV Infected Blood was given to a Pregnant women in Government Hospital. A man who donated blood on Nov, 30 and blood was given to a Pregnant women on Dec 3, The lab technicians at the government blood bank in Sivakasi found nothing wrong in the routine tests. But days later, the man underwent an HIV test as part of routine requirement for a job abroad for which he had applied. On December 17, he was HIV positive. It was reported that two years ago, he was HIV positive. He alerted the government hospital, his blood had already been given to the woman.
Healer Baskar was arrested for making an Advertisement regarding a Training Program for Maruti Baby Delivery. Previously, a pregnant women in Tiruppur was dead, when she attempted Natural Home Delivery with help of her Husband Friend's Mother.
The Supreme Court made a Judgement to burst firecrackers for only Two Hours per day on Diwali Festival, claiming that bursting Firecrackers pollutes atmosphere. This Judgement received a Huge Negative Response from the People. 2100 cases were filed and 650 people were arrested for bursting crackers overtime, which includes Children.
Statue of Unity is the statue for Sardar Vallabhai Patel, which is built at Kevadiya, Gujarat. The Statue's name board has Tamil Translation written wrong as "Statuke Oppeunity". This act was widely criticized by Tamil People.
A Couple Nandesh and Swati who did Inter-caste marriage and fled away from their hometown Chudagowndanahalli, Krishnagiri district, was found dead with their bodies floating on Cauvery River. Their hands were tied and thrown into the river. Swati's father killed the couple, claiming that it is a disgrace for his caste.
Anukreethy Vas, a 19 year old student, won Femina Miss India 2018. She is currently pursuing a BA degree in French at Loyola College in Chennai.