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Tamil Nadu Chennai August 6, 7, 8 Highlights: CM MK Stalin congratulate Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, CSK announces Rs 1 Cr for Chopra

Tamil Nadu Chennai Latest News August 6, 7, 8 Highlights: The fresh cases reported during the day took the total number of infections to 25,73,352 and the fatalities to 34,289 till date.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: August 9, 2021 9:08:42 am
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. (File)

Tamil Nadu Chennai News August 6, 7, 8 Highlights: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday congratulated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and wrestler Bajrang Punia for winning a gold and bronze medal respectively, at the Tokyo Olympics.

Stalin tweeted, “A remarkable day in the history of Indian sports. My heartiest congratulations to Neeraj chopra for ending the 120 year wait of India to win an athletics gold medal in Olympics. You’ve instilled a new sense of hope in a billion hearts. You are truly a national hero.” The Chief Minister congratulated Bajrang Punia on winning the sixth medal for India at Tokyo in his Olympics debut ‘through a clinical and dominating performance.’

Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings on Saturday announced that Rs 1 crore will be given to Neeraj Chopra, as a mark of his honour and achievement at the Olympics.

Tamil Nadu has recorded 1,969 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths, the Health Department said on Saturday. The fresh cases reported during the day took the total number of infections to 25,73,352 and the fatalities to 34,289 till date. Coimbatore topped the list of new infections with 223 people testing positive. Chennai reported 194 cases yesterday.

The Madras High Court has directed the management of private schools to issue transfer certificates (TCs) to the students who opt for the same without insisting on payment of the fees due, within a week on receipt of applications. Any student or parent, who wants to continue the education in a different school should submit an application in that regard to the transferor school concerned. Immediately after the application is submitted, the transferor school shall issue the TC within a week.

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14:18 (IST)08 Aug 2021
GCC's beautifying Chennai project: In pictures

The Greater Chennai Corporation Sunday released a series of pictures as part of its beautifying Chennai project. The pictures are from the Central region of Chennai. 


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13:59 (IST)08 Aug 2021
GCC holds plantation drive in Chennai, residents join in to plant tree saplings

In a bid to make Chennai a greener city, the Greater Chennai Corporation started a tree plantation drive recently, along with the help of Residential Welfare Associations (RWA) and other organisations. The Civic Body released a series of pictures from the plantation drive today. As of August 7, 24,156 tree saplings have been planted.  

13:02 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Chennai Smarty City limited promotes cycling to reduce carbon emissions

The Greater Chennai Corporation and Chennai Smart City Limited released a video promoting the use of smart bikes, to reduce carbon emissions in the city. They encouraged citizens to use the smart bikes and promoted cycling. The Twitter handle of Chennai Smart City Limited tweeted the video with the hashtag and GCC's handle retweeted it. 

12:23 (IST)08 Aug 2021
‘I create between the worlds of fiction and non-fiction’: Pa Ranjith

Tamil filmmaker Pa Ranjith’s latest outing, Sarpatta Parambarai (released in July on Amazon Prime) has actor Arya as Kabilan, a boxer from Black Town in old Madras. The film is set in the ’70s, in north Chennai, a working-class region which had been, for decades, supplying labourers to the city. It tells the story of a socially-backward community, who loved the boxing game.

Excerpts from a telephonic interview with Ranjith (38): Read more

11:58 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Madurai Taekwondo coach achieves Guinness World Record

A taekwondo coach from Madurai achieved Guinness World Record by breaking 37 concrete blocks in a minute with a kick. 

"It took 6 months of practice to create this record. I achieved it in my third attempt. I've 24 Guinness World Records in taekwondo," said Narayanan. (ANI)

11:28 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Chennai Super Kings honours Olympic Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra

Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) announced Saturday that it will award Olympics Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra with Rs 1 crore. CSK released an official statement, accessible on its website.

CSK Spokesperson said, “we as Indians are proud of Neeraj Chopra as his effort at Tokyo 2020 will inspire millions of Indians to take up sport and instill belief in them to be able to compete and excel at the highest level in any discipline of the sport. His Gold medal winning throw of 87.58m in the Men's Javelin has galvanized the entire nation.” 

CSK will be creating a special jersey with the number 8758 as a mark of respect to Neeraj Chopra. 

11:07 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Here is the summary and Overall zone-wise status of Covid-19 cases in Chennai

The Greater Chennai Corporation on Sunday released an infographic on the summary and overall zone-wise status of Covid-19 cases in Chennai. The total active cases in Chennai stands at 1,959. 

10:48 (IST)08 Aug 2021
TN Chief Minister MK Stalin, Governor Banwarilal Purohit hail Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, and Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday congratulated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for winning the gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Purohit said Chopra has created history as the first ever Indian sportsman to win a medal in the track and field event in the Olympics. 'His remarkable achievement of winning a gold medal is highly appreciable.'

The Governor, in his message, said Bajrang Punia has brought pride to India through his remarkable achievement in wrestling by winning a bronze medal.

Punia (65kg) won bronze medal at Olympics, beating Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov 8-0.

Stalin tweeted, 'A remarkable day in the history of Indian sports. My heartiest congratulations to Neeraj chopra for ending the 120 year wait of India to win an athletics gold medal in Olympics. You've instilled a new sense of hope in a billion hearts. You are truly a national hero.'

The Chief Minister congratulated Bajrang Punia on winning the sixth medal for India at Tokyo in his Olympics debut 'through a clinical and dominating performance.'


10:34 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Coimbatore Collector threatened via phone, call traced to Salem

Police on Saturday said they are on the lookout for a person who allegedy issued a threat to the Coimbatore Collector Dr G S Sameeran on the mobile phone.

In his complaint to the police, the Collector said some one called him up on Friday, used foul language and threatened him before hanging up.

Police said they traced the call to Salem and investigation revealed that the mobile phone belonged to a person running a waste paper mart.

On enquiry, the person told the police that his phone was stolen two days ago.

Efforts are on to trace the caller, the police said. (PTI)

10:13 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Illegal meat shops closed in Tiruppur, Madras HC told

As many as 26 meat shops, which were functioning without permission in the Tirupur Corporation limits have been ordered to be closed, the Madras High Court has been informed.

In his recent report, the Commissioner of Tiruppur City Municipal Corporation stated that 368 meat shops were functioning within the limits of the Tiruppur Corporation selling a variety of meat.

Of them, 342 shops had due permission and 26 shops did not have any permission and the Corporation had issued notices under Sections 360, 361 and 414 of Tiruppur Corporation Act, 2008 to them and they had been closed.

The report also stated that the unauthorised fruit and vegetable shops had also been removed in terms of the order of this court passed earlier.

Recording the submissions, the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu closed a PIL writ petition from K Gopinath. The petitioner prayed for a direction to authorities concerned to consider his representation dated August 18, 2020 and take necessary action to remove the illegal shops selling meat, beef, chicken and pork within the limits of Tiruppur Corporation area and strictly follow the procedures until the covid-19 pandemic subsided in Tiruppur region. (PTI)

09:33 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Madras HC directs private schools to issue TCs on demand without any condition

The Madras High Court has directed the management of private schools to issue transfer certificates (TCs) to the students who opt for the same without insisting on payment of the fees due, within a week on receipt of applications.

Any student or parent, who wants to continue the education in a different school should submit an application in that regard to the transferor school concerned.

Immediately after the application is submitted, the transferor school shall issue the TC within a week.

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09:18 (IST)08 Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu records 1,969 new cases of Covid

Tamil Nadu has recorded 1,969 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths, the Health Department said on Saturday. The fresh cases reported during the day took the total number of infections to 25,73,352 and the fatalities to 34,289 till date. Coimbatore topped the list of new infections with 223 people testing positive. Chennai reported 194 cases yesterday.

A total of 1,65,325 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing thecumulative number of specimens examined to 3,85,36,958 till date, it said.

The State government said it has issued an order that the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine should be administered at the government vaccination centres every Sunday beginning from August 8. The State administration said 2,28,31,485 people have been vaccinated with both Covishield and Covaxin till date. (PTI) 

14:33 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Coimbatore: Dalit officer falls at the feet of upper caste man; probe ordered

An inquiry has been ordered after a video showing a Dalit assistant village administrative officer falling at the feet of a man from an upper caste surfaced online. The incident took place on Friday at the village administration office in Ottarpalayam village in Annur Taluk.

Coimbatore District Collector Sameeran told IndianExpress.com he had ordered the district revenue officer to conduct an inquiry into the incident after it came to his notice on Saturday morning. He also directed the Coimbatore Superintendent of Police to file an FIR in connection with the case.

On Friday, the accused, named Gopalasamy, who belonged to the same village, had visited the office, where he got into an argument with administrative officer Kalai Selvi over a land dispute.

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14:20 (IST)07 Aug 2021
GCC holds plantation drive in Chennai, 24,720 trees planted as of August 6

In a bid to make Chennai a greener city, the Greater Chennai Corporation started a tree plantation drive recently, along with the help of Residential Welfare Associations (RWA) and other organisations. As of August 6, 2021, 24,72o tree saplings have been planted across the city. On August 6 alone, 479 tree sapling have been planted. 

12:32 (IST)07 Aug 2021
MK Stalin, Kanimozhi pay floral tribute to Karunanidhi on his death anniversary today

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and DMK MP Kanimozhi Saturday paid floral tributes to late former chief minister M Karunanidhi, on his third death anniversary at his memorial in Chennai. Other leaders including DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran, DMK MP and former Telecom Minister A. Raja, TN Finance minister PTR Thiagarajan also paid their respect to the late DMK Supremo Karunanidhi.

12:09 (IST)07 Aug 2021
TN to focus on organic farming, regulate groundwater usage: CM MK Stalin

The Tamil Nadu government will focus attention on encouraging organic farming in a big way and also engage in pro-farmer initiatives so as to make farming remunerative in the State, Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Friday.
       
In the process, the government would reinvigorate Uzhavar Sandhais (Farmers Markets), renovate village markets and take steps to regulate the groundwater usage, he said.
         
Stalin was inaugurating the virtual international consultation: 'Ensuring Food andNutrition Security in the Context of Climate Change and the Covid-19 Pandemic,' held under the aegis of the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in Chennai. 


       
'Agriculture is the body and soul of the country and needs special attention,' Stalin said.
        
His government is committed to making Tamil Nadu self-sufficient in foodgrains production and in enhancing the acreage under cultivation.
     
'Apart from encouraging organic farming, steps will be taken to reinvigorate Uzhavar Shandais, renovate village markets and to regulate groundwater usage,' the Chief Minister said.
       
'A situation wherein farmers regard agriculture as remunerative will be created. Latest technological innovations would also be employed to enhance productivity,' Stalin said and added that a first separate budget for agriculture will be presented in the Assembly on August 14.
       
The Chief minister called upon environmental scientists to come up with innovative suggestions to resolve the climate crisis in the State.
    
'Climate change is a life-threatening issue. Its impact is increasing day-by-day as there is a rise in incidents of heat-waves, drought, and floods. Scientists should come up with innovative solutions to tackle it and this will be open heartedly accepted,' the Chief Minister said. (PTI)

11:46 (IST)07 Aug 2021
The show must go on: Sanjay Subrahmanyan excels in digital avatar too

Sanjay Sabha is what a typical Sanjay fan or a classical music lover must have been looking for. Twelve concerts in a year – one concert every month – is more than what one could attend in real life (besides the Margazhi concerts). One doesn’t need to jostle for those hard-to-get front row seats because every seat is on the front row, and the multi-camera, high-quality production values ensure that you miss nothing. Premium content in the comfort of one’s home. That’s a great deal.

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11:32 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Stalin extends lockdown for two weeks, schools to reopen at 50% strength

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin Friday announced the lockdown will be extended in the state for two weeks till August 23 in view of Covid-19. The government also decided to reopen schools for students of Classes IX-XII at 50% capacity at a time following standard operating procedures from September 1.

The School Education Department has been directed to make necessary arrangements. Earlier this week, teachers of government and government-aided schools returned to work.

Stalin said experts unanimously suggested the importance of reopening schools. “Experts said students are depressed since they continued to stay indoors and it has led to a learning gap among them. Moreover, many students didn’t have access to online classes,” he said.

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10:48 (IST)07 Aug 2021
PMK announces purse of Rs 10 lakh to Indian women's hockey team

Dr S Ramadoss-led Pattali Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu on Friday announced a purse of Rs 10 lakh to the Indian women's hockey team for putting up a good show in the the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, where the team lost to Great Britain in the bronze play-off match.

PMK Youth Wing chief and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Anubmani Ramadoss said though the team had lost today's match, it nevertheless, won hearts. There was 'no need for tears,' post the defeat and 'let us be proud,' at their feat, he said in a statement.

'They might have lost in the contest, but have won the hearts of Indians. There is no need to shed tears or worry about it (the defeat). Rather, the women's team should be proud to have brought pride to the country,' he added.

In recognition of the players' fighting efforts, a sum of Rs 10 lakh will be provided to the Indian women's hockey team on behalf of the PMK, Ramadoss said and expressed confidence that the women will clinch gold in the next edition of the games.

The history-making Indian women's hockey team's dream of securing its maiden Olympic medal remained unfulfilled on
Friday as it lost 3-4 to Great Britain. (PTI)


10:20 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Madras HC quashes Thiruvalluvar Varsity notification

The Madras High Court on Friday set aside a notification of the Thiruvalluvar University inviting applications for post-graduate courses for 2021-22 at its extension centre in Villupuram.

The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu, which quashed the notification, also set aside all the steps taken pursuant to the notification.

The bench was disposing of a public interest writ petition from AIADMK former Law minister C Ve Shanmugam challenging the notification.

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Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday paid floral tributes at the mausoleum of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi here on his third death anniversary and urged party workers to take a vow to perpetuate DMK’s rule in Tamil Nadu.cStalin showered flower petals at the late party patriarch’s samadhi on the Marina beachfront and on the occasion of the anniversary, he asked cadres to work hard to perpetuate the memory of ‘Kalaignar’ and the DMK’s rule in Tamil Nadu.

READ | On Karunanidhi’s death anniversary, CM Stalin asks cadres to preserve DMK rule in TN

Pa Ranjith’s latest boxing drama ‘Sarpatta Parambarai,’ which released on Amazon Prime Video on July 22, has received massive attention from the audience and is being touted as one of the most successful boxing films out of India. While the period film set in the 1970s mainly focuses on the clash between two rival boxing clans, the life of Kablian (played by actor Arya) as a boxer, and touches upon the caste issues and politics during the Emergency, it ends up doing much more than that. Sarpatta Parambarai brings into attention one of the lesser-known traditions of North Madras: professional boxing.

READ | Sarpatta Parambarai brings North Madras’ boxing memories back in the ring

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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