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Tamil Nadu Chennai July 23 Highlights: Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai on Saturday, Over 67K posters removed across Chennai till date

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Politics, Entertainment Latest News July 23 Highlights: As of Friday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 24,816.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: July 26, 2021 9:20:26 am
Chennai, COVID-19 vaccineA health worker administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a person at a drive-in vaccination centre, at MGM Hospital, in Chennai. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Chennai News July 23 Highlights:  Tangedco has announced a power cut in parts of Chennai on Saturday between 9 am and 2 pm to carry out maintenance work.

Tamil Nadu recorded 1,830 positive cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 25,44,870. Among these, Chennai reported 130 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,36,883. The state recorded 24 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 33,862. 21 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 2,516 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,86,192.

A total of 67,341 posters have been removed across Chennai till Thursday as a part of the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) poster removal drive.

For the first time in over 10 years, schools run by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) have recorded a sharp rise in the number of students enrolling. The admission process began in GCC schools in mid-June, and so far the schools have seen 27,311 new enrolments.

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20:42 (IST)23 Jul 2021
TN records1,830 cases and 24 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 1,830 positive cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 25,44,870. Among these, Chennai reported 130 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,36,883. The state recorded 24 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 33,862. 21 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 2,516 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,86,192.

17:29 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Kanniyakumari priest apologises after his comment on Hindu religion invites wrath

George Ponniah, a priest and consultant to an NGO Jananyaga Christhuva Peravai Amaipu in Kanniyakumari, has apologised after his alleged provocative remarks on the Hindu religion and beliefs created a stir on social media.

Ponniah also reportedly criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Following this, Hindu organisations conchenndemned his speech and demanded arrests. Close to 30 complaints were filed in Kanniyakumari and many in other districts of Tamil Nadu.

Ponniah, meanwhile, said a two-minute video was edited out of his speech during the meeting convened to pay homage to activist Stan Swamy and spread on social media giving it a community-slander angle.

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14:49 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai on Saturday

Tangedco has announced a power cut in parts of Chennai on Saturday between 9 am and 2 pm to carry out maintenance work.

Here are the affected areas:

Poonamallee: Poonamallee Municipality, Chenneerkuppam, Karayanchavadi, Chinna Mangadu, Kumananchavadi, Malayambakkam Sakthi Nagar, Pari Garden, Anbu Nagar, KK Nagar, Rahmath Nagar, Vasantha Puri and Thulasidas Nagar

14:02 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Over 29.17 lakh people vaccinated in Chennai till date

A total of 29,17,777 people have been vaccinated in Chennai till date, with 27,526 people inoculated on Thursday alone, according to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

13:12 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Sharath Kamal: The veteran with several firsts seeks maiden Olympic medal

Achanta Sharath Kamal, who hails from Chennai, has several firsts to his name after getting the chance to represent the country in table tennis for the record fourth time, he holds a record nine national men’s championship titles, first paddler to win both Arjuna Award and Padma Shri, the highest sporting and civilian honours in the country, and plies his trade in European leagues and is based in Germany for the major part of his life.

In 2010, he became the first Indian to win a pro TT title when he triumphed in Egypt Open. From the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne till 2018 in Gold Coast, he has won four gold, one silver and three bronze medals in all categories: men’s singles, men’s doubles, team and mixed doubles.

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13:01 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Greater Chennai Corporation schools records a 10-year high in student enrolment

For the first time in over 10 years, schools run by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) have recorded a sharp rise in the number of students enrolling.

Across the 281 schools run by the corporation in the city, over 1,01,757 students have enrolled for the current academic year (2021-2022), reported The Hindu. The last time that the strength increased to more than one lakh was in the 2010-2011 academic year.

The admission process began in GCC schools in mid-June, and so far the schools have seen 27,311 new enrolments.

P.K Illamaran, President of Tamil Nadu Teacher’s Association, said that the increase in enrolment of students this year can be attributed to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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12:19 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Tamil Nadu town accuses its ‘helicopter brothers’ of taking off with Rs 600 crore

In December 2019, Tamil Nadu’s Kumbakonam witnessed a birthday celebration that became the talk of the small town. Mariyur Ramadoss Ganesh, a dairy owner, had a helicopter shower rose petals on his one-year-old son, the birthday boy.

Almost two years later, the high-flying Ganesh — by now the local BJP traders’ wing leader — and his brother, Mariyur Ramadoss Swaminathan, are all over the town again, but for less cheerful reasons. The ‘helicopter brothers’, as they are known, have been accused of cheating people of a whopping Rs 600 crore, and posters have been stuck across Kumbakonam demanding action against them.

An FIR in the case was registered by the Thanjavur district crime branch on Wednesday. On July 18, Thanjavur (North) BJP leader N Satheesh Kumar issued a statement saying Ganesh had been removed from his post.

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11:44 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Over 67K posters removed across Chennai till date

A total of 67,341 posters have been removed across Chennai till Thursday as a part of the Greater Chennai Corporation's (GCC) poster removal drive.

Here are the details of posters removed:

North Chennai - 14,899

Central Chennai - 17,216

South Chennai - 35,226

11:24 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Suriya 40 first look: Tamil actor Suriya is battle-ready in Pandiraj’s Etharkkum Thunindhavan

Sun Pictures has released a teaser revealing the title of actor Suriya’s film with director Pandiraj. The teaser of the film titled Etharkkum Thunindhavan (‘he’s ready for anything’) released on the eve of Suriya's 46th birthday.

Alongside Suriya, Etharkkum Thunindhavan also stars Priyanka Arul Mohan and Sathyaraj. Pandiraj’s frequent collaborator, composer D. Imman is scoring the music.

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11:15 (IST)23 Jul 2021
No more buses without disabled friendly amenities: Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Thursday ruled that the Tamil Nadu government shall not acquire any more buses without amenities for the disabled.

“The State will not acquire any new bus for use thereof as part of the public transport system unless such bus meets the standards indicated in the notification of September 20, 2016, relating to provision of access to the disabled,” the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said.

The bench was passing further interim orders on a batch of PIL petitions, pending from 2005, praying for a direction to the government to acquire only buses with low floor and special seats and other provisions for the benefit of the disabled.

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10:59 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Madras HC grants permission to Vijay to appeal in car import case

The Madras High Court on Thursday granted permission to actor Vijay to challenge the orders of a single judge, with a web copy, on the issue of levy of entry tax on his imported luxury car.

A division bench of Justices M Duraiswamy and R Hemalatha granted the permission while allowing the application from C Joseph Vijay alias Vijay seeking to dispense with the production of certified copy of the order passed by Justice S M Subramaniam in connection with the import of a Rolls Royce Ghost car from England in 2012.

The appeal is likely to be listed before the bench on Monday.

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10:39 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Oxygen deaths: AIADMK’s poser to TN government

The opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday questioned the DMK government’s assertion that there was no oxygen-shortage related death in the state during the second Covid-19 wave, saying Chief Minister M K Stalin had stated otherwise in May.

Referring to Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian’s statement on Wednesday that Tamil Nadu recorded no such deaths, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam said it amounted to completely concealing truth.

Recalling Stalin’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 7, hours after the DMK leader was sworn-in as CM, Panneerselvam recalled he had sought increased allocation of oxygen to the state in view of the demand.

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10:20 (IST)23 Jul 2021
TN Guv pays tributes to 1971 war heroes

India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war "did not come easy and we had to pay a heavy price," of the sacrifices of the armed forces, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said on Thursday.

In his address at the "Swarnim Vijay Varsh," organised to mark the 50 years of the country's triumph in the war, he said that victory was a great milestone in India's military achievements.

"And its Golden Jubilee has provided us an opportunity to thank and honour the bravehearts who made this possible," he said. "The victory did not come easy and we had to pay a heavy price, foremost amongst which are sacrifices made by our defence forces in attaining the national objective," he added.

He thanked the 1971 war veterans for the victory achieved, "which is unparalleled in history." "The good work of 1971 war has, thereafter, continued and our defence forces endure to rise to challenges of nation building be it in war, internal crises, national calamities or assistance to our neighbouring countries," Purohit added.

Lieutenant General Arun, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area participated in the event. (PTI)

10:04 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Vigilance conducts searches at ex-AIADMK minister's premises; party calls it 'political vendetta'

Vigilance officials on Thursday conducted searches at around 20 locations of AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar in connection with a disproportionate assets case, with the opposition party claiming it was done due to 'political vendetta.'

No 'valuable items' were recovered during the raids, Vijayabhaskar's advocate later told reporters. (PTI) 

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Also Read | Tamil Nadu: DVAC raids 21 properties of ex-AIADMK minister MR Vijayabaskar

09:54 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Chennai Corporation withdraws appeal in HC, allows exhumation of doc's body

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) on Thursday withdrew its appeal against an order passed by a single judge of the Madras High Court, allowing exhumation of the mortal remains of a doctor, who died of Covid-19, paving the way for the reburial at a different location in the city.

The civic body's move will allow the exhumation of the body of Dr Simon Hercules, who had been treating Covid-19 patients and fell victim to it in April last year, from the Velangadu crematorium and rebury the same at the Kilpauk cemetery here. (PTI)

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09:37 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Chennai: Amid canine parvovirus outbreak, 5-day vaccination drive organised

With Chennai having received intermittent showers in the evenings for the past one week, there has been an increase in canine parvovirus cases being reported in the city.

Parvovirus is a contagious virus which affects the intestinal tract of canines.

In light of this, the BMAD is organising a free five-day vaccination drive from July 21 to July 25 for street puppies. The drive aims to vaccinate at least 100 stray puppies who are less than 60 days old everyday.

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09:21 (IST)23 Jul 2021
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai today

Tangedco has announced a power cut in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 5 pm today to carry out maintenance work.

Here are the affected areas:

Adyar: VGP Selva Nagar 1st Main Road, Park Avenue 2nd Main Road (near Grand Mall) and Dhandeeswaram 7th Main Road

09:19 (IST)23 Jul 2021
TN reports 1872 fresh cases, 29 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 1872 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 25,43,040. Among these, Chennai reported 133 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,36,756. The state recorded 29 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 33,838. 26 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 2475 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,83,676.

As of Thursday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 25,526. Till date, 14,85,871 males, 10,57,131 females and 38 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, 3,61,13,750 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,45,584 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 278 Covid-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 209 are private facilities.

09:18 (IST)23 Jul 2021
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With Chennai having received intermittent showers in the evenings for the past one week, there has been an increase in canine parvovirus cases being reported in the city. BMAD is organising a free five-day vaccination drive from July 21 to July 25 for street puppies.

READ | Chennai: Amid canine parvovirus outbreak, 5-day vaccination drive organised

The 'helicopter brothers', as they are known, have been accused of cheating people of a whopping Rs 600 crore, and posters have been stuck across Kumbakonam demanding action against them. An FIR in the case was registered by the Thanjavur district crime branch on Wednesday. On July 18, Thanjavur (North) BJP leader N Satheesh Kumar issued a statement saying Ganesh had been removed from his post.

READ | Tamil Nadu town accuses its 'helicopter brothers' of taking off with Rs 600 crore

For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation's (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 or 044 25384520 | Citizens can also contact the general helpline 104, the 24-hour helplines 044 29510400 or 29510500 and the 24 x 7 mobile helplines 8754448477 or 9444340496 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC's monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24x7)

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