CM to look into demand for mobile phone ban on school kids

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Tiruchirapalli, Sep 28 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today promised to examine a demand for banning use of mobile phones by students in schools.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Karunanidhi said it was pointed out the use of mobile phones affected the education of the students in schools. Hence the government would consider the demand.

It was also pointed out the use of these phones by school children led to some other problems and the demand (for its ban) could not be brushed aside, he said.

After arresting a youth on charges of sending obscene pictures to 50,000 school and college students, the Crime Branch Police said it would recommend to the government to ban the use of mobile phones in schools.

Answering a question, Mr Karunanidhi said the ''Arasu Cable TV Corporation'' launched by the government would commence operations from Tamil New Year's Day on April 14.

''It is his right,'' he quipped when asked about Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's claim the AIADMK was still with the recently launched Third Front.

Mr Karunanidhi refused to comment about the controversy over the Indo-US Nuclear Deal saying it was not the right place or time to talk about the issue.


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