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Tamil Nadu Chennai August 20, 21, 22 Highlights: Schools, colleges to reopen from Sept 1, theatres from Aug 23

Tamil Nadu Chennai Latest News August 20, 21, 22 Highlights: Schools will reopen on a rotational basis for students in classes IX-XII after a gap of nearly 18 months.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: August 23, 2021 9:22:36 am
A health worker takes swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 test, at Coimbatore railway station. (Photo: PTI)

Tamil Nadu Chennai News August 20, 21, 22 Highlights: Announcing extension of the Covid lockdown in the state for two more weeks, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said Saturday that the government has decided to resume physical classes in schools and colleges from September 1.

Schools will reopen on a rotational basis for students in classes IX-XII after a gap of nearly 18 months. Classes will be held following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The announcement comes a few days after the Tamil Nadu Public Health Department issued guidelines to be followed by schools when physical classes resume.

Chennai turns 382 years as the city celebrates ‘Madras Day’ today. It was on August 22, 1639, that the village of Madrasapatnam was purchased by the East India Company from the Viceroy of the Vijayanagar empire. The Greater Chennai Corporation announced a set of contests and other initiatives on the occasion of ‘Madras Day,’ In a statement, the corporation said that initiatives like mass cleaning, contests for school and college students, and artists have been planned.

The Rashtrapathi Bhavan Sunday announced the appointment of senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabdha MP La Ganesan as the Governor of Manipur with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it would offer round-the-clock vaccination services at government colleges and hospitals from next week for the benefit of those unable to take the Covid shots at their convenience.

Speaking after launching one such facility at the Directorate of Public health and Preventive Medicine here, medical and family welfare minister Ma Subramanian said vaccines would be provided round the clock at this centre and that those wishing to receive the jabs should bring proof of identity.

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14:44 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Madras Day | Oldest Railway station in Royapuram

On Ocassion of Madras Day, the Twitter handle posted a picture of Royapuram station, which is the oldest railway station currently operational in India and said that it was "still showcasing the vestiges of architectural splendour from a bygone era!"

14:29 (IST)22 Aug 2021
TN Governor, Stalin greet Ganesan on appointment as Manipur Governor

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday greeted La Ganesan on his appointment as Governor of Manipur.

Stalin pointed out that the senior BJP leader from the state had a long political experience.

Purohit said he was delighted to know that Ganesan has been appointed as Governor of Manipur.

In a tweet, Stalin, also the DMK President, addressed Ganesan as an elder brother and recalled the BJP leader's affectionate ties with his late father and former chief minister M Karunanidhi.

13:16 (IST)22 Aug 2021
DMK announces MM Abdullah as candidate for Rajya Sabha seat

The DMK Sunday announced MM Abdullah as its party candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-election happening on September 13.  

 
13:09 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Over 1.21 Lakh posters removed from Chennai till date

The Greater Chennai Corporation said that as of August 21, 1,21,020 posters have been removed from Chennai. 

North region- 32,675 

Central region- 38, 305

South region- 50,040 


12:28 (IST)22 Aug 2021
GCC begins home vaccination for senior citizens above 80 years

The Greater Chennai Corporation Sunday started taking steps to vaccinate senior citizens over the age of 80, in Chennai.

"Senior citizens can contact 044- 25384520 and 044-46122300 to register their names for home vaccination. Shots will be given at their house itself,” the civic body said.

12:21 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarrajan congratulates La Ganesan

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarrajan Sunday congradulated La Ganesan on his appointment as the Governor of Manipur. 

11:48 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Madras Day | Iconic Egmore Station over the years: In Pictures

On the occassion of Madras Day, here are pictures of the Chennai Egmore station building. Southern Railways released the pictures and said, "it's architecture stands testimony of fusion of strength of the fortress, glamour of a palace and sanctity of natives." 

The pictures were posted by the Twitter handle of Southern Railway.

 

11:26 (IST)22 Aug 2021
BJP Leader La Ganesan appointed as Manipur Governor

The Rashtrapathi Bhavan Sunday announced the appointment of senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabdha MP La Ganesan as the Governor of Manipur with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

11:19 (IST)22 Aug 2021
State Bar Council suspends seven lawyers from practising

The Bar Council  of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has suspended seven advocates from practising before all courts and the tribunals in the state for their alleged anti-professional activities.

They cannot practice, either in their names or in any assumed names till the disposal of the disciplinary proceedings initiated by the Council, against them.

The penal action follows receipt of a complaint from the Kotturpuram Police here alleging that on February 24 and later on August 17, they had engaged in fisticuffs and exchanged blows at the station premises in connection with a dispute over laying a cement road.

Council chairman P S Amalraj, in a release, said the lawyers were suspended in the interest of the public and to maintain the dignity, decorum and to uphold the professional etiquette of the legal profession.

It was also of the opinion that severe action should be taken against them for violating the professional conduct and etiquette. (PTI)

11:11 (IST)22 Aug 2021
CM MK Stalin extends his Madras Day wishes to the peope

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin Sunday extended his Madras Day wishes to the people of Chennai. Madras turns 382 years today. 

"#SingaraChennai is home to many landmarks and specialities. The #DMK govt's vision to contribute to the development of #Chennai will continue," he said.

11:05 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Watch | Railway police conducts Covid awareness campaign at Chennai Central

Women personnel of Railway Police reached out to the public Saturday by dancing at a Covid awareness campaign at Chennai Central station. 

10:41 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu to offer vaccinations round-the-clock: Health Minister Ma Subramanian

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it would offer round-the-clock vaccination services at government colleges and hospitals from next week for the benefit of those unable to take the Covid shots at their convenience.

Speaking after launching one such facility at the Directorate of Public health and Preventive Medicine here, medical and family welfare minister Ma Subramanian said vaccines would be provided round the clock at this centre and that those wishing to receive the jabs should bring proof of identity.

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10:30 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over Tamilnadu, Puducherry: IMD

The Regional Metereological Centre (RMC) has predicted thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal area. 

Thunderstorm and heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Cuddalore, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Tirupattur, Ranipettai, Salem, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Thenkasi, Dindigul, Madurai and Delta districts, the department said. 

10:16 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Extension of Metro Train Services from 05:30 am to 11:00 pm from August 23

To cater to the increased demand by passengers for extending of Metro Train Services during night hours, CMRL has decided to extend its Metro Train services from 05:30 am to 11:00 pm from tomorrow (23-08-2021), Monday for weekdays (Monday to Saturday).

The peak hour services will be from 08:00 am to 11:00 am in the morning and from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm in the evening with existing 5-minute headway during Peak hours and 10-minute headway during Non-peak hours.

Metro Train services will be on Sundays and Government Public Holidays from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm with 10 minutes headway throughout the day.


10:07 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Chennai turns 382 years old today!

Chennai turns 382 years as the city celebrates ‘Madras Day’ today. It was on August 22, 1639, that the village of Madrasapatnam was purchased by the East India Company from the Viceroy of the Vijayanagar empire.

The Greater Chennai Corporation announced a set of contests and other initiatives on the occasion of ‘Madras Day,’ In a statement, the corporation said that initiatives like mass cleaning, contests for school and college students, and artists have been planned.

09:46 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Indian fishing boat damaged after Sri Lankan vessel rams into it

An Indian fishing boat was damaged in the seas after a Sri Lankan vessel allegedly rammed into it on Saturday, an official in Chennai said.

The mechanised boat with six fishermen was involved in fishing between Katchatheevu and Neduntheevu when the incident happened, a Fisheries department official, quoting the fishers, said.

The damage was estimated to be around Rs two lakh. The fishermen demanded compensation from the government for the damaged boat. (PTI)

09:31 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu records 1,652 new Covid-19 cases, 23 deaths

Tamil Nadu on Saturday saw new 1,652 cases of COVID-19 and 23 fatalities, the Health Department said. With these, the total number of the infected were 25,99,255 and deaths 34,686 till date, the department said.

Earlier in the day, the State Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian received medical equipment worth Rs 2.36 crore from a Foundation and they would be handed over to six government hospitals and nine primary healthcare centres, a press release said.  (PTI)

         

09:10 (IST)22 Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu eases Covid curbs: Schools, colleges to reopen from Sept 1, theatres from Aug 23

Announcing extension of the Covid lockdown in the state for two more weeks, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said Saturday that the government has decided to resume physical classes in schools and colleges from September 1.

Schools will reopen on a rotational basis for students in classes IX-XII after a gap of nearly 18 months. Classes will be held following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The announcement comes a few days after the Tamil Nadu Public Health Department issued guidelines to be followed by schools when physical classes resume.

According to a statement issued by Stalin, the government will take a decision on resuming lower classes after September 15 based on the how the reopening of higher classes pan out.

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09:04 (IST)22 Aug 2021
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14:36 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Chennai Metro Water removes water stagnated in roads post rains in Chennai

The Chennai Drinking Water Board Saturday removed water stagnated in the roads caused after the city received rainfall. 

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it would offer round-the-clock vaccination services at government colleges and hospitals from next week for the benefit of those unable to take the Covid shots at their convenience. Speaking after launching one such facility at the Directorate of Public health and Preventive Medicine here, medical and family welfare minister Ma Subramanian said vaccines would be provided round the clock at this centre and that those wishing to receive the jabs should bring proof of identity.

READ | Tamil Nadu to offer vaccinations round-the-clock: Health Minister Ma Subramanian

Four people of a family were found charred in a haystack at a village near here in Dindigul district on Saturday, police said. The charred bodies of Murugesan, his wife and his two children were found by Fire and Rescue Services personnel after they put out a fire in the haystack at Vattakoundanvalasu village, located about 10 km from here, they said.

READ | Four of family found charred in haystack in TN village

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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