Two killed during Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami’s Jallikattu event in Pudhukottai

first_imgTwo killed during Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami’s Jallikattu event in PudhukottaiSatish, a native of Tiruchirappalli district, was injured when he was standing at a collection point where the bulls return after the game. Ramu on the other hand was injured by a bull when ran pass through him.advertisement Akshaya Nath ChennaiJanuary 20, 2019UPDATED: January 20, 2019 17:05 IST The deceased were spectators at a Jallikattu event which was attempting to make a world record. (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBoth of them succumbed to their injuriesSo far, 13 people have been injured in Tamil Nadu while attempting to tame bullsOn Jan 17, more than 40 bull tamers were injured in the bull taming sport of JallikattuTwo people were killed during a Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai town. The deceased have been identified as 35-year-old Satish and 28-year-old Ramu. Both of the them were spectators at an event which was attempting to make a world record.Satish, a native of Tiruchirappalli district, was injured when he was standing at a collection point where the bulls return after the game. Ramu on the other hand was injured by a bull when ran pass through him. Both of them succumbed to their injuries.What is Jallikatttu?Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport conducted as part of Mattu Pongal, the third day of the four-day-long harvest festival Pongal. The Tamil word ‘mattu’ means bull, and the third day of Pongal is dedicated to cattle, a key partner in the process of farming. Jallikattu is believed to be a tradition practiced since at least last 2,500 years.Also Read | All you need to know about JallikattuThe Jallikattu event in Pudhukottai was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and was being overseen by health minister C Vijayabaskar. So far, 13 people have been injured in Tamil Nadu while attempting to tame bulls in different Jallikattu events this season.The Tamil Nadu government is trying to get Jallikattu registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. For this, health minister C Vijayabaskar is organising a Jallikattu event where 2,000 bulls will be released for taming. Nearly 800 bull tamers are participating in this.In the past few days, Jallikattu competitions have been held at different places in Tamil Nadu.advertisementOn January 17, a spectator died of heart attack while more than 40 bull tamers were injured in the bull taming sport of Jallikattu which was held as part of Pongal festivities which began on January 15.A day before, at least 48 competitors were injured, 14 of them seriously, in a Jallikattu event held at Palamedu, officials said. The 14 bull tamers were hospitalised while others with minor injuries were treated at the medical centre at the venue itself, they said.Also Read | Tamil Nadu: 10 wounded in first jallikattu of 2019 at AriyalurThrowback | Jallikattu: Protests to continue till permanent Ordinance is in placeAlso Watch | Jallikattu: Protests to continue till permanent Ordinance is in placeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhanlast_img read more

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Rise in winter breakdowns due to increasing amount of older cars says

first_imgWET AND WINDY weather conditions combined with a growing number of older cars on the road prompted an 11 per cent rise last month in the number of motorists contacting the AA due to a breakdown.Figures released by the motoring association also show a 27 per cent increase in call-outs to motorists with engine problems, 15 per cent increase in motorists with flat batteries, and a rise of 12 per cent in the number of motorists getting flat tyres.Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at the AA, said that engines are forced to work “much harder in winter”, leading to more break-downs and an increased need for maintenance.However, he also said that the increase in breakdowns is down to people keeping their cars for longer: Irish people are hanging on to their present cars for longer these days and there is no doubt that this is why we are seeing more car breakdowns.“This has been evident all year but it was striking how many car breakdowns happened in the last month that were caused at least in part by cars not being prepared for poor weather.”While some are keeping their cars for longer, CSO figures last week revealed a 16 per cent increase in the number of new private cars licensed for the first time.As winter sets in, the AA is advising motorists to keep an eye on the several aspects of their car’s maintenance to avoid running into difficulties:Avoid using worn tyres, as this will lead to a loss of grip in wet or frosty road conditions.Top up your engine’s coolant with anti-freeze.Ensure your windscreen washer fluid is topped up.Oil and break fluid should be topped up as normal.Read: Volkswagen most popular as new vehicle licenses jump 16 per cent >Debunked: Does switching off your engine when stuck in traffic save fuel? >last_img read more

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