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Tamil Nadu Chennai Live Updates: TN records 1,908 Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths

Tamil Nadu Chennai Latest News August 2, 3 Highlights: As of Tuesday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 20,217.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: August 5, 2021 8:42:21 pm
Posters are removed by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) in the city. (Twitter/@chennaicorp)

Tamil Nadu Chennai News August 2, 3 Highlights:  Tamil Nadu recorded 1,908 positive cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 25,65,462. Among these, Chennai reported 203 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,38,727. The state recorded 29 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 34,159. A total of 2,047 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,11,076. As of Tuesday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 20,217.

Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan Tuesday slammed the BJP, terming it a corporate company. Addressing reporters in Coimbatore, Haasan alleged that the party is trying to privatise resources.

Asked about reported demands for a Kongu Nadu state, he said: “I am seeing it as a political slogan, not people’s demand. It is coming from a corporate company. Earlier there used to be the East India Company, now they are creating a North India company. I firmly believe that the people will not allow such a move.”

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20:42 (IST)05 Aug 2021
Former AIADMK minister E Madhusudhanan passes away at 81

AIADMK presidium chairman and former minister E Madhusudhanan (81) died in Chennai Thursday after a prolonged illness. According to a bulletin issued by Apollo Hospital, he was admitted on July 18 with multi-organ dysfunction and sepsis.

“He was treated in the critical care unit by a multi-disciplinary medical team. Despite all active medical measures, his condition deteriorated gradually and passed away today (Thursday),” the bulletin added.
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20:10 (IST)05 Aug 2021
Mekedatu issue: BJP’s Tamil Nadu president holds hunger strike against dam

The Tamil Nadu unit of BJP staged a hunger protest in Thanjavur Thursday against Karnataka’s move to build a reservoir on Cauvery at Mekedatu.

Amidst a bullock cart procession, wearing green shawls, leaders and cadres of the saffron party demanded that neighbouring Karnataka should not go ahead with the balancing reservoir project which aims to meet both drinking water needs and power generation.

Senior BJP leaders, including Pon Radhakrishnan, C P Radhakrishnan, H Raja, participated in the protest. Lashing out at the Karnataka opposition parties for backing the BJP government on the issue there, Annamalai claimed the law was clearly in favour of the lower riparian state, Tamil Nadu, and that Karnataka could not build a dam without its consent.
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19:51 (IST)03 Aug 2021
TN records 1,908 cases and 29 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 1,908 positive cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 25,65,462. Among these, Chennai reported 203 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,38,727. The state recorded 29 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 34,159. A total of 2,047 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,11,076.

As of Tuesday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 20,217.

19:16 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Kamal Haasan says demand for Kongu Nadu state comes from ‘corporate company’ BJP

Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan Tuesday slammed the BJP, terming it a corporate company. Addressing reporters in Coimbatore, Haasan alleged that the party is trying to privatise resources.

Asked about reported demands for a Kongu Nadu state, he said: “I am seeing it as a political slogan, not people’s demand. It is coming from a corporate company. Earlier there used to be the East India Company, now they are creating a North India company. I firmly believe that the people will not allow such a move.”
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18:40 (IST)03 Aug 2021
President Kovind arrives in Udhagamandalam on three-day visit

President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Udhgamandalam in Nilgiris district on Tuesday on a three-day visit, during which he will participate in a function at the Defence Service Staff College in Wellington. Kovind arrived at Sulur Air Force station in
Coimbatore from Chennai where he attended the event to mark the centenary celebrations of Tamil Nadu State Assembly and
also to unveil the portrait of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Monday.

He was received at the Air Force station by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and some state ministers and
senior district and police officials. He left for Udhagamandalam by a chopper and will stay For three days at Raj Bhavan, the sources said. Kovind will participate in a function at the Defence Service Staff College in Wellington on Wednesday.
 
The president is scheduled to leave for Delhi on August 6. Meanwhile, the Coimbatore district administration has
banned flying of drones in and around Sulur Air Force Station till August 6.

17:23 (IST)03 Aug 2021
DMK govt to launch chanting in Tamil from Mylapore temple, set to be expanded to 46 others

The Tamil Nadu government will launch a scheme to carry out archanai (religious chanting and offering) in Tamil at Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore in Chennai on Wednesday and it will later be expanded to 46 other big temples across the state, said Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department Minister (HR&CE) PK Sekar Babu.

“We will place the signboards in front of temples. It will have details of the priest including name and contact number which help the devotees contact the person and place requests for Tamil archanai,” the minister said.
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14:38 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Fuel prices in Chennai today

Petrol and diesel prices continued to remain steady across the country for the 17th straight day on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Petrol was last revised when it had touched a fresh record highs on July 17, when it rose by 30 paise per litre in the national capital while diesel prices were kept unchanged.

In Chennai, petrol is priced at Rs. 102.49 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 94.39 per litre.

14:05 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu: Man held for killing elderly relatives, stealing Rs 50 lakh cash, 150 gold coins

A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and killing an elderly couple, who were his relatives, and stealing cash and gold from their house in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruttani.

According to the police, Ranjith Kumar confessed to the murder and theft on Monday. Two of his accomplices, Vimal Raj and Robert alias Ranjithkumar, have also been arrested.

Officers said 68-year-old Sanjeev Reddy and his wife Mala lived at Bharathiyar street in Thiruttani. Reddy had been running a private chit fund for over 25 years, in which Ranjith was associated with him.

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13:23 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Over 32 lakh people vaccinated in Chennai till date

A total of 32,07,843 people have been vaccinated in Chennai till date, with 25,819 people inoculated on Monday alone, according to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

12:48 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu ranks third in unemployment-related suicides
Tamil Nadu is in third place in the number of suicides committed by unemployed people, according to the nationwide figures presented by Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupendra Yadav in Lok Sabha on Monday.
 

As per NCRB data, 553 unemployment-related suicides were reported in Karnataka in 2019, followed by Maharashtra (452) and Tamil Nadu (251).

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12:43 (IST)03 Aug 2021
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12:04 (IST)03 Aug 2021
CM Stalin congratulates Indian women's hockey team

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday congratulated the Indian women's hockey team which upset world No.2 Australia in the Tokyo Olympics to storm into the semi-finals.

The ecstatic Chief Minister also wished the team "all the best" to enter the finals and clinch the gold medal. "I am absolutely delighted at the victory of Indian women's #Hockey team against Australia to storm into the semi-finals. You're scripting history. I wish you all the best to enter the finals and clinch the #Olympics #Gold," Stalin said in a tweet.

Sripting history, the Rani Rampal-led women's team defeated three-time champions Australia 1-0 to enter the semi-finals to set up a clash with Argentina. This was the first time the Indian women's team has made it to the semis of the Olympics, with their feat coming in for all-round praise. (PTI)

11:41 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Over 90K posters removed by GCC in Chennai till date

A total of 90,938 posters have been removed across Chennai by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) till Monday as a part of the civic body’s poster removal campaign. 

Here are the details:

North Chennai - 22,251

Central Chennai - 27,694

South Chennai - 40,993

11:16 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Complete trial in sexual assault case against suspended Spl. DGP by Dec: HC

The Madras High Court on Monday directed a lower court in Villupuram trying the sexual assault of a woman IPS officer against the suspended special DGP to conduct the trial on a day-to-day basis and complete it by December 20, 2021. Justice N Anand Venkatesh, who had taken cognizance of the matter on his own and was closely monitoring the case, gave the direction when the matter came up before him yesterday.

Earlier, the judge was informed by Advocate-General R Shanmugasundaram that the State government had accorded sanction to prosecute the former spl DGP and the then Chengalpattu Superintendent of Police, who had also been suspended for his alleged role in the incident.

State Public Prosecutor Hasan Mohammed Jinnah told the judge that so far 122 witnesses had been examined and 72 pieces of material evidence had been collected. The charge-sheet was filed before the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Villupuram and it was also  numbered, he added. 

The judge, after directing the CB CID probing the case to see to it the case is completed by December 20, adjourned the matter till December 23 for filing compliance. The CJM must not be, in any way, influenced by the present writ proceedings, the judge added. (PTI)

10:57 (IST)03 Aug 2021
How can Thiruvalluvar varsity admit students outside ambit: Madras HC

Wondering as to how Thiruvalluvar University can admit students from Villupuram, Kallakurichi and Cuddalore in PG courses as these districts come under the jurisdiction of Dr J Jayalalithaa University, the Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to file its reply by August 4.

The First Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy gave the direction based on a PIL (public interest litigation) petition of former Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam, who belongs to the AIADMK.

The varsity named after late chief minister was started early this year.

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10:43 (IST)03 Aug 2021
IIT-Madras launches consortium for virtual reality

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched a consortium for virtual reality called ‘Consortium for VR/AR/MR Engineering Mission in India’ (CAVE). As a group of academia, industries, start-ups, and government bodies, this consortium is being coordinated by the institute.

The main objective of this consortium is to enable members to create new advanced technologies and applications in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality (XR) and haptics together. Their research collaboration would be undertaken with industrial sponsors and participants from industry, academia, and government.

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10:18 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu: ‘Caste wall’ blocking SC colony demolished in Coimbatore

The district administration has demolished a 10-foot-tall wall constructed by a realtor to create a gated community and thus blocking the path to a colony of Arunthathiyar community at Pannimadai on the outskirts of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu.

More than 120 scheduled caste families living in Kondasamy Nagar were reportedly forced to take a detour from the Pannimadai main road to reach their houses after a realtor built a gated community at nearby Kannabiran Nagar with a 300-metre-long wall to hide the view of the Arunthathiyar settlement. They alleged that the construction was akin to a caste wall and despite repeated requests to panchayat officials no action had been taken for the last seven years.

On Saturday, members of the Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) staged protests along with the residents. Later they approached the Coimbatore district revenue officer PS Leela Alex at the collectorate to intervene and take necessary action.

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10:15 (IST)03 Aug 2021
TN guv greets PV Sindhu for her Olympics feat

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarial Purohit on Monday greeted ace shuttler P V Sindhu for winning the bronze medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and hailed her as an "extraordinary" player.

Sindhu has brought pride to the country through her historical achievement, he said in his greetings message, released by the Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Extending his "heartiest congratulations" to Sindhu, he said "she has once again proved her as an extraordinary
badminton player and we the whole nation is proud of her."

"Sindhu has brought pride to India through her historical achievement. She becomes the first Indian woman to win medals in two Olympic games. I am sure her achievement will inspire and motivate many sports persons from India to perform their best at Olympics
and get many more medals and laurels for our great nation," he said. He also congratulated her parents. (PTI)

09:54 (IST)03 Aug 2021
Jumbo released from elephant shelter

After more than two months in captivity, wild elephant, ‘Rivaldo’, was on Monday released from the kraal (elephant shelter) near Chikkala anti-poaching camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris district.

Rivaldo, found with injuries on its trunk and moving around in Vazhathottam village for the last nine years, was put in the shelter in the first week of May, after many futile attempts to capture it.

Necessary treatment was provided as directed by the Madras High Court, following appeals by wildlife activists till the elephant’s recovery.

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09:42 (IST)03 Aug 2021
166 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities today

A total of 166 flights will be operated between Chennai and major cities today, with 84 arrivals and 82 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Haasan on Monday submitted a memorandum to the Coimbatore District Collector urging to resume the Grama Sabha meetings. Haasan, who is on a two-day visit to Coimbatore to thank the people for voting him in the recently concluded Assembly elections, met Collector GS Sameeran and placed several demands which included notifying the people about the Grama Sabha meetings seven days before they are held.

READ | Kamal Haasan urges Coimbatore Collector to resume Grama Sabha meetings

A total of 22,02,045 passengers have travelled via metro in Chennai ever since Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) resumed operations on June 21 this year. In a statement, CMRL said 22,02,045 passengers had availed metro services from June 21 to July 31. While 3,55,579 passengers had travelled from June 21 to June 30, a total of 18,46,466 passengers had travelled via metro from July 1 to July 31.

READ | Chennai: Over 22 lakh passengers travelled via metro from June following resumption of services

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 | Find the nearest GCC vaccine centre 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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