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Chennai Hyderabad Coronavirus November 6, 7 Highlights: Chennai metro trains to be operated from 5.30 am to 11 pm from Nov 8

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News November 6, 7 Highlights: The programs will be held from November 7 to January 3 across all the stations in Chennai, to create awareness among passengers regarding the safety measures followed by CMRL to ensure a safe commute.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad | Updated: November 9, 2020 9:31:53 am
Chennai Metro, Chennai, CMRLOperations began in a phased manner in Chennai from September 7. Express Photo: Srinivas K

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News November 6, 7 Highlights: In a bid to bring awareness to people in Chennai regarding COVID-19 and the measures to be followed to stay safe, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will be holding COVID-19 awareness cultural programs from November 7 to January 3 across all the stations in Chennai.

A group, Nimirvu Kalaiyagam will perform across the city’s metro stations to create awareness among passengers regarding the safety measures followed by CMRL to ensure safe commute for both the passengers and staff. The first cultural programme will be held today at Airport Metro station from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 2370 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 7,39,147. Among these, Chennai reported 612 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,03,685. Tamil Nadu recorded 27 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 11,299. Twenty five of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

The state discharged 2402 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,08,846. As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 19,002. Till date, 4,46,227 males, 2,92,887 females and 33 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,04,062 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 80,786 samples having been sent yesterday.

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18:31 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Chennai police release contacts of officers night rounds

The Greater Chennai Police have released a list of contact numbers of officers who will be carrying out night rounds in Chennai. The officers will be on patrol from 11 pm to 6 am. 

18:09 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Chennai Metro offers 50% off on tickets on Sundays, public holidays

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has offered a discount of 50 per cent on all tickets, except for trip pass and unlimited ride pass on all Sundays and government holidays.

17:25 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Chennai Corporation releases monsoon helpline numbers

With the northeast monsoon having set in Tamil Nadu, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has released monsoon helpline numbers for citizens to lodge rain-related complaints with the civic body. Citizens can also contact the GCC's 24x7 control room for assistance.

17:19 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Chennai: Metro services to be operated from 5.30 am to 11 pm from tomorrow

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has announced a change in train timings to cater to the needs of office goers, metro passengers and air passengers in the city.

From Sunday, metro trains will be operated from 5.30 am to 11 pm from Monday to Saturday. The trains will be operated with a headway of 7 minutes during peak hours and 10 minutes during non-peak hours.

The trains will be operated from 7 am to 10 pm without a peak hour headway on Sundays and government holidays. 

15:34 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Only courts can decide on release of convicts, says Tamil Nadu Congress chief

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee leader KS Alagiri on Saturday said only the court can decide on the release of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and urged political parties from demanding the same.

In a statement, Alagiri said that if the convicts were released, similar demands would prop up to release the other convicts who have spent more than 25 years in jail.

“If the court decides to release all the seven life convicts, we will accept it. However, it is not acceptable for the political parties to seek their release. Those who committed the murder should be seen as murderers and not as Tamilians,” the statement read.

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13:30 (IST)07 Nov 2020
367 fever clinics conducted in Chennai Friday

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) conducted 367 fever clinics in Chennai on Friday. A total of 17,430 people attended the clinics, with swabs collected from 581 people who were identified with ILI symptoms, while others were provided with medication for minor ailments.

The most number of camps were held in Teynampet (Zone 9) where 49 camps were set up, while Manali (Zone 2) had the least with four camps.

13:23 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Vadodara ‘custodial death’: CID to show photos of unidentified bodies to victim’s son in Telangana

A team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is probing the alleged custodial death of a 65-year-old migrant worker Babu Sheikh Nisar in Vadodara, will leave for Telangana this week to show photos of unidentified dead bodies kept at the Vadodara public hospital to his son, Salim, in hope that one of them is identified as that of Nisar, the Gujarat High Court was told on Friday.

CID investigating officer Girish Pandya submitted this while apprising a division bench headed by Justice Sonia Gokani on the investigation carried out so far and the leads that they plan to pursue.

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13:22 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Crowds gather outside MNM office to wish Kamal Haasan
11:34 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Samantha Akkineni turns talk show host with Sam Jam Samantha

After making her television debut with Bigg Boss Telugu 4, Samantha Akkineni is all set to host talk show Sam Jam Samantha for OTT platform aha. The show premieres on November 13 on aha. The producers of the talk show on Friday held the show’s title launch event in Hyderabad. Samantha, aha promoter Allu Aravind and the show’s director Nandini Reddy graced the event.

Talking about Sam Jam Samantha, the Oh! Baby star said, “Doing Sam Jam Samantha is a big challenge for me, but I can say that this talk show is an extension of my personality. The show has a purpose and a lot of heart. In short, Sam Jam Samantha is about happiness. I felt it is important to share happiness in these pandemic times, and I am ready for this new challenge.”

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10:20 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Chennai metro to conduct COVID-19 awareness cultural programs

In a bid to bring awareness to people in Chennai regarding COVID-19 and the measures to be followed to stay safe, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will be holding COVID-19 awareness cultural programs from November 7 to January 3 across all the stations in Chennai.

A group, Nimirvu Kalaiyagam will perform across the city’s metro stations to create awareness among passengers regarding the safety measures followed by CMRL to ensure safe commute for both the passengers and staff. The first cultural programme will be held today at Airport Metro station from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

09:51 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai today

Tangedco has announced a powercut in parts of Chennai from 9 am to 2 pm to carry out maintenance work.

Here are the affected areas:

  • Gummidipoondi Sipcot: Gummidipoondi Sipcot SSI, Industrial Complex Area, Gummidipoondi Bazaar, New Gummidipoondi, Bypass Road, Ma.Po.Si Nagar, SR Kandigai, Thambureddy Palayam, Rettembedu, Rajapalayam, Perianatham, Mangavaram, Appavaram, Choliampakkam, Ayanallur and Enathimelpakkam.
09:47 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Telangana: Temperature drops, but no early winter yet, says IMD

A sudden drop in temperature after many days of rain followed by dry weather across Telangana has got everyone wondering if winter is already here. Bela Mandal in Adilabad district recorded 10.3 degree Celsius on Friday morning, while the minimum temperatures hovered around the same levels across many parts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Kamareddy, Asifabad, Nizamabad, Sangareddy districts. The minimum temperature in Hyderabad has been around 15 degree Celsius.

The Hyderabad center of India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a drop in temperatures in the next two to three days. However, the officials have denied the possibility of early onset of winter. “We are witnessing a drop of 2 to 3 degrees in temperatures. This will continue for two or three more days. But it is too early to talk about winter,” said Dr. K Naga Rathna, director in-charge of IMD, Hyderabad.

As per the forecast for the next 15 days, the temperatures across the state will again go back to normal and witness a drop once again after November 9. “The northern and north-western districts of Telangana will witness a drop in temperatures for two-three days from November 9,” said the official.

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09:45 (IST)07 Nov 2020
178 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 178 flights will be operated between Chennai and major cities today, with 89 arrivals and 89 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:43 (IST)07 Nov 2020
Tamil Nadu records 2370 cases, 27 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 2370 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 7,39,147. Among these, Chennai reported 612 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,03,685.

Tamil Nadu recorded 27 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 11,299. Twenty five of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 2402 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,08,846.

As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 19,002. Till date, 4,46,227 males, 2,92,887 females and 33 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,04,062 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 80,786 samples having been sent yesterday.

09:42 (IST)07 Nov 2020
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18:11 (IST)06 Nov 2020
EPS to decide on reopening schools, colleges on November 9

A decision on re-opening of schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu will be taken during a consultative meeting with the officials on November 9, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said Friday. The dates for re-opening of schools and colleges were announced earlier, but parents and the public raised objections. Hence, the November 9 meet was convened, he told reporters in Udhagamandalam.

18:01 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Chennai traffic police facilitate 3.5 km long cycling track

The Greater Chennai Traffic Police (GCTP) have facilitated a 3.5 km long cycling track through Napier Bridge, Island ground and Periyar Bridge for cyclists in Chennai.

17:31 (IST)06 Nov 2020
TS LAWCET, PGLCET results 2020 released

The results of the Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test (TSLAWCET) and Telangana State PG Law Common Entrance Test (TSPGLCET) 2020 have been released on November 6. All the students who had appeared for the examinations can check the results through the official website- tsche.ac.in.

The LAWCET, PGLCET exams were held on October 9. The exams are being conducted by Osmania University for admission into 3-year and 5-year LLB Regular courses and 2-year LLM courses in various law colleges in Telangana for the academic session 2020-21.

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17:29 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Tamil Nadu BJP chief among several detained as party holds Vel Yatra without permission

The Tamil Nadu Police on Friday detained state BJP chief L Murugan and several party workers for launching the statewide ‘Vel Yatra’ from Chennai despite being refused permission in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, the Tamil Nadu government had informed the Madras High Court that it will not allow the saffron party to hold the statewide yatra. The A-G had cited the pandemic situation and the government order issued against the gathering of the crowd to prevent the spread of infection as reasons for denying permission to the BJP. While the BJP was making big preparations for the planned rally, opposition parties had protested against it.

Murugan, with a Vel (spear) in his hand, proceeded towards Tiruttani this afternoon, where the one-month long yatra was scheduled to begin.

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17:20 (IST)06 Nov 2020
Amazon Web Services to invest Rs 20,761 crore in Telangana for data centres

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the secure cloud computing platform of American technology giant Amazon, will invest approximately Rs 20,761 crore (USD 2.77 billion) to set up multiple data centers across Hyderabad, Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao announced on Friday.

Taking to Twitter, Rao said that the project will be “the largest Foreign Direct Investment in the history of Telangana.” “After a series of meetings, AWS has finalized investment of Rs 20,761 Cr ($ 2.77 Bn) to set up multiple data centers in Telangana. The @AWSCloud Hyd Region is expected to be launched by mid 2022,” he posted on the micro-blogging site.

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At the moment, mainly low-level north-easterly winds are prevailing over Telangana. (Representational)

A sudden drop in temperature after many days of rain followed by dry weather across Telangana has got everyone wondering if winter is already here. Bela Mandal in Adilabad district recorded 10.3 degree Celsius on Friday morning, while the minimum temperatures hovered around the same levels across many parts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Kamareddy, Asifabad, Nizamabad, Sangareddy districts. The minimum temperature in Hyderabad has been around 15 degree Celsius.

READ | Telangana: Temperature drops, but no early winter yet, says IMD

The Hyderabad center of India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a drop in temperatures in the next two to three days. However, the officials have denied the possibility of early onset of winter. “We are witnessing a drop of 2 to 3 degrees in temperatures. This will continue for two or three more days. But it is too early to talk about winter,” said Dr. K Naga Rathna, director in-charge of IMD, Hyderabad.

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Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan was arrested along with several other senior party leaders and workers on Friday after he tried begin his much-publicised Vel Yatra—a month-long political rally visiting prominent Lord Muruga temples in the state—by defying the ban imposed by the state government in view of the pandemic.

READ | BJP leaders defy ban to attempt yatra in Tamil Nadu, held

Karnataka minister and BJP national general secretary C T Ravi and former party national general secretary H Raja were among the leaders present with Murugan at Tiruttani temple, in the northern part of Tamil Nadu, as he attempted to begin the proposed month-long rally.

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They were kept in an auditorium in Tiruttani, and were released later in the evening.

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