Tamil Nadu Chennai News September 1, 2 Highlights: Madras High Court directs the Tamil Nadu government to permit only native breeds of bulls to participate in Jallikattu events. The court also directed the state government to encourage bull owners and farmers to groom native breeds by providing subsidies or incentives to farmers or bull owners who do so. The order added that Veerinarinans must certify the bulls before allowing them to participate in the event.
Tamil Nadu recorded 1,562 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 26,17,943. Among these, Chennai reported 166 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,44,489. The state recorded 20 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 34,961. A total of 1,684 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,66,504.
In order to increase the vaccination coverage, the Nilgris Collector J Innocent Divya has made an order which makes only those vaccinated eligible to buy liquor at TASMAC retail outlets in the district. In a circular that was issued to all the authorities, Divya has said the people need to produce their Covid-19 certificate at the outlets to buy liquor. In June this year, Nilgiris become the first district in Tamil Nadu to achieve 100 per cent Covid-19 vaccination with the first dose among the eligible tribal communities and tea-estate workers.