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Chennai News Live Updates: 2,533 new Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu; city reports 1,059 infections

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Live News Updates July 3 2022: In other news, NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu called on BJP allies in Chennai on Saturday and garnered their support.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: July 3, 2022 9:01:03 pm
Chennai News, Chennai latest newsChennai: Fishermen return after catching fishes in the Bay of Bengal following the end of the annual fishing ban, at the Kasimedu fishing harbour, in Chennai, Sunday, June 19, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Tamil Nadu, Chennai News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu Saturday reported 2,533 new Coronavirus cases, data from the health department said. The death toll remained unchanged at 38,026 with zero fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 1,372 people were discharged in the last 24 hours aggregating to 34,28,758 leaving 13,319 active infections. Chennai accounted for the majority of new cases at 1,059.

In other news, the tussle in the opposition AIADMK over the single leadership issue became rancorous with former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday clearly asserting that he continued to function as the party’s coordinator. Panneerselvam’s one-line retort appears to challenge the open submission of K Palaniswami that he ceases to be coordinator with effect from June 23.

Also, NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu called on BJP allies in Chennai on Saturday and garnered their support. During her near three-hour stopover in Chennai, Murmu met the leaders of AIADMK– K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam, Tamil Maanila Congress president G K Vasan, and Pattali Makkal Katchi president Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, who all extended their support.

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Tamil Nadu, Chennai News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu reports 2,533 new Covid-19 cases, 1,059 in Chennai; AIADMK, allies extend support to NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu; Follow live updates here.

21:01 (IST)03 Jul 2022
TN logs 2,672 COVID cases; tally of active infections in Chennai over 6,000

Tamil Nadu has witnessed a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases. It saw 2,672 in the last 24 hours, including two returnees from Maldives, pushing the overall tally to 34,82,775 till date, the Health Department said on Sunday.

There were no fatalities in the last 24 hours and the death toll remained at 38,026, a bulletin said here.

As many as 1,487 people recuperated from the virus in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 34,30,245 leaving 14,504 active infections.(PTI)

20:21 (IST)03 Jul 2022
General Secretary post will be revived: AIADMK Chennai

The party's July 11 General Council meeting would revive the erstwhile top post of General Secretary and Edappadi K Palaniswami is set to be elected to the highest position, AIADMK leader Natham R Viswanathan said here on Sunday.

The post of General Secretary, which had full powers during the times of party founder M G Ramachandran and his successor late J Jayalalithaa, would be revived by way of passing a resolution in the General Council meeting, Viswanathan, also a former Minister, told reporters.(PTI)

18:40 (IST)03 Jul 2022
1 dead, 17 injured as van falls into gorge

An IT firm woman employee was killed and 17 of her colleagues injured when the van they were travelling in fell into a 60-ft deep gorge in the hilly Nilgiris district, police said on Sunday.

The mishap occurred on Kalhatti Ghat late on Saturday, they said, adding that a tree in the middle of the gorge helped save a few lives as the vehicle fell after the driver of the vehicle lost control.

The employees of the firm in Chennai, including four women, had come and stayed in the resort in Masinagudi, they said, adding that the injured were undergoing treatment at the Government Hospital here.(PTI)

16:33 (IST)03 Jul 2022
Ethiopian Airlines to operate flights thrice a week between Chennai-Addis Ababa

Africa's largest air carrier Ethiopian Airlines under its move to serve travellers planning to visit southern parts of the country has launched direct flight connectivity between Chennai and Addis Ababa.

To be operated three times a week, the metro would be fourth destination for the airline to connect after New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, a top official said on Sunday.(PTI)

15:42 (IST)03 Jul 2022
India to field third team in Open section at Chess Olympiad

India will field a third team in the Open section of the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held at Mamallapuram near here from July 28 to August 10, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) said on Sunday.

With a record 187 teams registering for the Open section and to even out the number of entries as per norm, FIDE (world chess federation) approved a third team from the host country (India).

The Indian 'A' team will start as the third seeds in the Open section and the 'B' team will be the 11th seeds. In the women's event, the host's 'A' team including Koneru Humpy and D Harika, will be the top-seed, while the 'B' team will be seeded 12th.(PTI)

14:44 (IST)03 Jul 2022
Tamil Nadu: ED attaches over Rs 400-cr worth assets in two money laundering probes

The ED has attached assets of more than Rs 400 crore in two different money laundering cases linked to alleged bank and lottery frauds in Tamil Nadu.

In the first case, the federal agency said in a statement, a provisional order for attaching Rs 234.75 crore worth properties of Sarvana Stores (Gold Palace), Chennai, which is accused of cheating the Indian Bank, has been issued.

The agency alleged late Pallakudurai, P Sujatha and Y P Shiravan, partners of Saravana Stores (Gold Palace), "conspired" with unknown public servants and others to cheat the bank's branch located in T. Nagar area of Chennai.(PTI)

13:03 (IST)03 Jul 2022
Why Vikram, Kamal Haasan’s latest Tamil outing, puts him back in the saddle

Kamal Haasan has been known to make films that pulse and enact roles that peel the skin of pretence and reveal to us our innermost desires. For over six decades, he has been unfailing in his commitment to cinema, making it his very life breath.

His latest action-thriller Vikram has the coffers ringing with an estimated collection of over Rs 172 crore in Tamil Nadu alone, while the global collection has crossed Rs 400 crore since its release a month ago. With Vikram, Kamal makes a comeback in the Tamil film industry. Those in his close circles say it’s also possible that the actor’s huge debt accumulated over the years, due to several disappointments in his film projects and venture into politics, may have been managed. Taking off from his 1986 eponymous film, Vikram has 67-year-old Kamal in the lead and tells the story of black ops who rally to eliminate a gang of masked murderers. It’s bolstered with power-packed performances by Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi. Arun Janardhanan writes

12:15 (IST)03 Jul 2022
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11:05 (IST)03 Jul 2022
Running the government by consultation and consensus: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday asserted that his style of running the government was through a process of consultation and consensus, aimed at improving the lot of the people, and not one-sided. Assuring that he will not let the people down under any circumstances, the Chief Minister expressed a wish to be in their hearts, in every household.

He was speaking after distributing welfare aids to the tune of Rs 500 crore to about 80,750 people and inaugurating 95 projects completed at an estimated cost of Rs 28.60 crore. Besides, he laid the foundation stones for 99 new projects on the occasion. Read more

10:09 (IST)03 Jul 2022
AIADMK, allies extend support to NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu

NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu called on BJP allies here on Saturday and garnered their support. During her near three-hour stopover in Chennai, Murmu met the leaders of AIADMK– K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam, Tamil Maanila Congress president G K Vasan, and Pattali Makkal Katchi president Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, who all extended their support. Read more

09:21 (IST)03 Jul 2022
Cops trace missing first Tamil translation of Bible to King’s Collection in London

A manuscript, believed to be the first Tamil translation of a Bible, which allegedly went missing from the Saraswathi Mahal Library in Tami Nadu’s Thanjavur district, has been traced by the state’s Idol Wing CID police to the King’s Collection in London. According to a police statement, the translation of the ‘New Testament’ in Tamil was printed in 1715 by Danish Missionary Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg.

Born in 1682, Bartholomaeus had arrived in Tranquebar (anglicised form of Tharangambadi), a tiny Danish Colony on the east coast, close to Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. He had set up a printing press and published studies of Tamil language and Indian religion and culture. He later died in 1719 at the age of 37 leaving a Tamil translation of the New Testament and Genesis through Ruth, many brief writings in Tamil, two church buildings, the seminary and 250 baptised Christians. Read more

08:51 (IST)03 Jul 2022
2,533 new Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Saturday reported 2,533 new Coronavirus cases, data from the health department said. The death toll remained unchanged at 38,026 with zero fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 1,372 people were discharged in the last 24 hours aggregating to 34,28,758 leaving 13,319 active infections. 

08:38 (IST)03 Jul 2022
I continue to be AIADMK coordinator, O Panneerselvam retorts

The tussle in the opposition AIADMK over the single leadership issue became rancorous with former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday clearly asserting that he continued to function as the party’s coordinator. Panneerselvam’s one-line retort appears to challenge the open submission of K Palaniswami that he ceases to be coordinator with effect from June 23.

“As per the party by-laws, I continue to be the AIADMK coordinator till date,” Panneerselvam told reporters after greeting NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu at a five-star hotel here. Read more

08:25 (IST)03 Jul 2022
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Chennai: NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu being felicitated by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader O Panneerselvam during a programme, in Chennai, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

A manuscript, believed to be the first Tamil translation of a Bible, which allegedly went missing from the Saraswathi Mahal Library in Tami Nadu’s Thanjavur district, has been traced by the state’s Idol Wing CID police to the King’s Collection in London. According to a police statement, the translation of the ‘New Testament’ in Tamil was printed in 1715 by Danish Missionary Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg.

Born in 1682, Bartholomaeus had arrived in Tranquebar (anglicised form of Tharangambadi), a tiny Danish Colony on the east coast, close to Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. He had set up a printing press and published studies of Tamil language and Indian religion and culture. He later died in 1719 at the age of 37 leaving a Tamil translation of the New Testament and Genesis through Ruth, many brief writings in Tamil, two church buildings, the seminary and 250 baptised Christians.

READ | Cops trace missing first Tamil translation of Bible to King’s Collection in London

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday asserted that his style of running the government was through a process of consultation and consensus, aimed at improving the lot of the people, and not one-sided. Assuring that he will not let the people down under any circumstances, the Chief Minister expressed a wish to be in their hearts, in every household.

He was speaking after distributing welfare aids to the tune of Rs 500 crore to about 80,750 people and inaugurating 95 projects completed at an estimated cost of Rs 28.60 crore. Besides, he laid the foundation stones for 99 new projects on the occasion.

READ | Running the government by consultation and consensus: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

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First published on: 03-07-2022 at 08:15:48 am