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Tamil Nadu Chennai September 1, 2 Highlights: Permit only native breeds of bulls to participate in Jallikattu, says Madras HC

Tamil Nadu Chennai Latest News September 1, 2 Highlights: As of Wednesday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 16,478.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: September 3, 2021 9:10:03 am
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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.

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19:20 (IST)02 Sep 2021
TN records 1,562 cases and 20 deaths

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.

18:52 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Cops help mentally ill woman deliver baby on street in Thanjavur

A group of female police officers helped a mentally ill woman deliver a baby girl on the street at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district on Sunday. The mother and child are now doing fine at a care centre, said the police. Suguna, a constable attached to Kumbakonam west police station, was walking by the east side of the Potramarai tank in the morning. She found a woman, likely in her mid-30s, groaning in pain and immediately alerted the other cops.
“I received a call from Suguna and we reached the spot. Since the woman was wearing a big nightgown, we did not immediately realise she was pregnant. There was blood loss and we immediately called the ambulance. I told my station officers to get sarees and towels, and we surrounded the woman. The daily-wage women workers also joined us to give water and clean the area. We carried out the delivery before the ambulance could reach the spot. We then admitted them to the government hospital in Kumbakonam,” Kumbakonam west inspector Baby said.
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17:21 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Permit only native breeds of bulls to participate in Jallikattu, says Madras High Court to TN

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.

17:01 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Only those vaccinated would be provided liquor at TASMAC outlets: Nilgiris Collector

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.

14:55 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Kodanad case: Court gives govt four weeks time to submit status report, case posted to Oct 1

The District Sessions Court in Udhagamandalam on Thursday posted the hearing of the Kodanad heist and murder case for October 1, giving four weeks’ time for the prosecution to submit a status report after inquiry with more witnesses.

Though police was expected to submit the report on August 27, after interrogating key accused Sayan and the brother of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s car driver, who died in a car accident, the case was adjourned for Thursday as a case was pending in the Madras High Court.

Since the lawyers representing the government sought time to submit the status report after interrogating a few more persons reportedly involved in the case, including the Kodanad estate manager, the Judge C Sanjai Baba allowed time and posted the hearing to October 1.

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14:40 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Over 40.35 lakh people vaccinated in Chennai till date

A total of 40,35,682 people have been vaccinated in Chennai till date, with 35,438 people inoculated on Wednesday alone, according to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

14:27 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Over 47K saplings planted in Chennai till date

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has said that 47,876 saplings have been planted till Wednesday as a part of the civic body's tree plantation drive in the city. Of these, 808 were planted on Sunday alone.

Here are the details:

North Chennai - 81

Central Chennai - 350

South Chennai - 377

14:03 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Chennai: NGO releases model draft bill on Right to Service, appeals govt to use it as model

Chennai-based anti-corruption organisation Arappor Iyakkam has released a model draft bill on the Right to Service Act which guarantees that every citizen shall have the right to obtain various government services within a stipulated time.

The NGO appealed to the Tamil Nadu government to take this ‘model bill’ as feedback in preparing the draft of the Tamil Nadu Right to Service Bill. “We also appeal to the government that they place the draft before the public and seek inputs from wide sections of the population before finalising the bill and placing it in the Tamil Nadu assembly session,” it said in a statement.

“The ruling party DMK had promised the Right to Service Act in its poll manifesto. After the party came to power, the governor in his inaugural address had said that the government is committed to passing the Tamil Nadu Right to Service Bill in the assembly,” it added.

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13:42 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Fuel prices in Chennai today

Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged across the country on Thursday, September 2, 2021, a day after they were cut for the first time in over a week. On Wednesday, petrol and diesel prices were cut by 15 paise per litre each in the national capital.

In Chennai, petrol is priced at Rs. 99.08 per litre and diesel costs Rs. 93.38 per litre.

13:39 (IST)02 Sep 2021
IN PICS | CMRL felicitates winners of Chennai Got Talent

Pradeep Yadav, the Managing Director of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) Tuesday felicitated the winners of the recently concluded Chennai Got Talent, an open talent competition which was conducted by CMRL in association with Confederation of Indian Industry's Young Indians, Chennai Chapter. In a statement, CMRL said the competition on culture and talent in Chennai was held to commemorate India's 75th Independence Day Anniversary celebrations and Madras Day.

The competition finale was held online on August 22 and Pradeep Yadav gave away the prizes to the three winners and consolation prizes to eight finalists on Tuesday at CMRL's admin building in Chennai's Koyambedu today.

13:00 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Chennai corporation commissioner inspects Kodungaiyur dumping yard, other waste processing units

Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) Commissioner Gangandeep Singh Bedi Wednesday inspected the Kodungaiyur dumping yard along several other waste processing facilities in the city.

During his visit to the dumping yard, Bedi inspected the 360-tonne construction processing and recycling unit. The unit is ready to commence operations and will become functional soon, the GCC said.

A statement released by the GCC said the commissioner also inspected a 50-tonne incinerator plant in the Kodungaiyur dump yard, which was functioning on a trial basis to process non-recyclable waste.

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12:34 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Over 1.34 lakh posters removed by GCC in Chennai till date

A total of 1,34,859 posters have been removed across Chennai by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) till Tuesday as a part of the civic body’s poster removal campaign. 

Here are the details:

North Chennai - 37,361

Central Chennai - 42,844

South Chennai - 54,654

12:06 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Madras HC directs govt to consider fishermen plea on fishing net

The Madras High Court has directed the State government to consider and take appropriate decision within a month on a plea from fishermen in Cuddalore to allow them to catch fish using purse seine nets.

Justice R Mahadevan gave the direction, while disposing of a writ petition from the Fishermen Co-operative Society in Cuddalore, recently.

The petition prayed for a direction to the authorities concerned to permit the members of the society to catch fish using purse seine nets with ring, in pursuance to the order of the Union Fisheries Ministry dated March 20, 2020, by considering the petitioner’s representation dated July 8, this year.

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11:54 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Army horse Prince gets "Commendation Card" for stellar work

The Officers Training Academy in Chennai on Wednesday awarded its prized horse 'Prince' the "General-Officer-Commanding-in-Chief Army Training Command Commendation Card" in recognition of its stellar services. 

Terming it a proud moment, the OTA said Prince has been part of eleven consecutive Passing Out Parades. The horse has the exclusive distinction of being an "Adjutant's Horse" during the passing out parades and ceremonial events of the academy, a Defence release said.  

An Adjutant is a key officer and that position is important in the Army's administrative structure.

The sixteen year old horse is the "most experienced member" of the horses contingent taking part in the Passing-out-Parades held twice every year. "Due to his elan, grace and calm behaviour, Prince has always been the best choice for the parade," it said. 

The award was pinned on the horse by Lt Gen MK Das, Commandant, OTA Chennai as per the rich traditions of Indian Army. (PTI)

11:19 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Chennai hospital successfully performs surgery on teen with Scoliosis

Chennai-based Voluntary Health Services (VHS) on Wednesday claimed it has successfully performed a surgery on a 15 year-old girl who was suffering from Scoliosis, a curvature in spine. The surgery was done free of cost, a release from VHS said, adding it extends similar benefits to such children, especially from poor background.

Scoliosis is a curvature in spine, which develops in children at any age. If not treated early, the condition can lead to complications like lung disease, poor quality of life, difficulty in walking, and severe back pain on exertion, the release said.

The affected girl developed a hunchback couple of years ago and eventually the condition worsened to an extent where she was unable to sleep flat, walk freely and had breathing issues as well. 

"Upon several consultations, a surgery was not provided fearing the probability of lower limb paralysis. The patient then reached out to our hospital and upon examination we decided to go ahead with the surgery and we instilled confidence in her parents, who were worried if she will ever be able to walk again," Dr Vignesh Pushparaj, Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, VHS, Chennai, was quoted as saying in the release. (PTI)

11:08 (IST)02 Sep 2021
With proviso, Madras HC allows DMDK leader Premalatha to go abroad

The Madras High Court on Wednesday permitted DMDK founder Vijayakanth’s wife Premalatha to go abroad, particularly to the US, to attend to her husband who is there for medical treatment.

Justice R Mahadevan granted the permission subject to certain conditions and passed interim orders on the writ petition from Premalatha Wednesday.

The conditions include a direction to her to appear before the Regional Passport Authority in Chennai immediately and file an affidavit of undertaking that she would appear before the authority/any other jurisdictional court as and when required.

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10:59 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Electric loco run successful: Railways

A trial run of an AC electric locomotive was successfully conducted at the 41-km newly electrified Pollachi-Podanur junctions on Wednesday.

The trial was held to check the efficacy of the overhead electric (OHE) traction distribution system. As the system was energised with 25,000 volts, public and staff were requested to follow safety precautions, a press release from the railways said in Coimbatore. (PTI)

10:43 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Chiranjeevi calls on TN CM Stalin

Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi on Wednesday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin in Chennai  and hailed the DMK president as a 'statesman.'

In a tweet, the veteran star expressed delight over meeting Stalin. Stalin's son Udyananidhi, also an actor and a legislator, was present during the meeting. (PTI)

10:22 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Don’t harass LGBTQ+ activists: Madras HC tells police

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the police department to refrain from harassing activists and those belonging to NGOs working for the LGBTQ+ individuals, and not just the people who belong to the community.

Justice N Anand Venkatesh gave the direction when the writ petitions from two women–aged 22 and 20 years— from Madurai came up for further hearing, Wednesday.

Passing orders, the judge said that a specific clause is to be added in the Police Conduct Rules providing that any harassment by them to the persons belonging to the LGBTQ+ community and/or to the activists and NGO workers, will be treated as misconduct and will entail a punishment for the same.

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10:09 (IST)02 Sep 2021
Rs 48,400 collected as fine for violation of Covid-19 norms in Chennai metro

As part of Covid-19 management, CMRL has been sanitising trains and stations regularly. With only 50 per cent occupancy allowed, seats have been marked with ‘X’ to ensure social distancing. Masks and social distancing are mandatory and crowd control staff have been deployed across all stations in the city to ensure the same.

CMRL announced in a statement Wednesday that fines amounting to Rs 200 are being levied by squads on those not wearing masks while commuting in metro. A total of 242 passengers have been fined till August 31 and Rs. 48,400 has been collected towards the same.

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK coordinator O Pannerselvam’s wife Vijayalakshmi (66) passed away on Wednesday. She is said to have suffered a massive cardiac arrest today morning. According to local reports, Vijayalakshmi was undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Perungudi in Chennai for the last two weeks.

READ | AIADMK leader O Pannerselvam’s wife passes away in Chennai

The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) has increased the price of imported foreign liquors in their outlets. The revised rates will come into effect from September 1, when people will have to shell out an extra amount ranging from Rs 30 to Rs 630 depending on the brands of gin, vodka and whisky.

READ | Tamil Nadu: Prices of imported liquors go up at Tasmac outlets

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 and book your slots 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)

Tamil Nadu Chennai News August 30, 31 Highlights

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