Tamil Nadu Chennai live updates: Expelled AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala is likely to visit the memorial of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on October 16, a day ahead of the golden jubilee celebration of the founding of the AIADMK party. This will be Sasikala’s first visit to the memorial since she was released from the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru after serving a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case.
The total number of people who have been administered with Covid-19 vaccines in Tamil Nadu has breached the five crore mark with 64 per cent of people receiving the first dose, State Minister Ma Subramanian said on Thursday. As many as 50 lakh vaccines were in stock with the department for the fifth edition of the state-wide Mega Vaccination Camp scheduled to be held on October 10, the Minister for Medical and Family Welfare said.
Meanwhile, In an important judgment, a Full Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday allowed authorities concerned to set up Micro Bio-disposable Units (Compost Centres) in a portion of parks or playgrounds. A specially constituted bench of Justices R Mahadevan, V Parthiban and P T Asha gave the ruling, while answering the important issue referred to it by the first bench, headed by the Chief Justice. The ruling was subject to certain conditions with regard to the maintenance of the compost yards.
In other news, The department of posts on Wednesday said all the customer-related forms would be made available in Tamil as well as English in Tamil Nadu. Madurai MP Su Venkatesan shared the letter he received from the chief postmaster general, Tamil Nadu circle, B Selvakumar on Twitter and wrote ‘Hindi imposition averted’. He said more than 40,000 forms used in 14,000 post offices in the state will be made available in Tamil as well as English within a month.