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List of Incidents in Tamil Nadu -> Defamation -> 2016
Tamil Nadu govt files defamation cases against Tamil and English newspapers
Tamil Nadu government on Monday filed two defamation cases against a Tamil daily and an English newspaper relating to stories in connection with the recent floods in the Chennai.

In his complaint filed on behalf of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, City Public Prosecutor M L Jegan submitted that the contents of the news item in the Tamil daily on December 12, 2015 captioned "Heavy rains were converted into floods by Tamil Nadu government" was defamatory in nature.