Compiled by C. ARUNO, JO TIMBUONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
PANCHANGAM experts have predicted the current Tamil Nadu government will continue to remain in power based on the Pilava calendar, Makkal Osai reported.
The new year began for billions of Hindus on April 14 with muted celebrations worldwide.
The Panchangam, which is a Hindu calendar and almanac that is published for the new year, is used to interpret important occurrences including one’s luck in the upcoming year.
Salem Soudraraj Perumal temple bhattacharya (Panchangam experts) predicted that based on planetary movements, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party will retain power in the state.
This is bad news for opposition parties which are seeking to overturn its decades-long monopoly in the hotly contested polls this month.
The priests gave more potentially worrisome interpretations by saying that there may be more viruses affecting mankind in 2021.
> The paper also reported about a family of 12 in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, who are living in a makeshift hut without utilities.
Saroja Manikam, 68, and her daughter Bakiyam Rajamanikam, 43, live in Kampung Bakar Arang. Both work as labourers at an oil palm plantation but have to feed the entire family with their low pay.
Bakiyam hopes the authorities will come and help her family.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.