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Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 2 Highlights: As of Friday, petrol is priced at Rs. 100.13 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 93.72 per litre.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad |
Updated: July 5, 2021 9:33:42 am
Petro excise mop-up jumps 74%, feeds inflation with high fuel pricesThe government’s revenue collections from excise duty on petroleum products jumped over 74 per cent year-on-year to Rs 3.45 lakh crore in 2020-21, according to government data. (Representational Image)

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News July 2 Highlights: The price of petrol in Chennai cross Rs. 100 on Friday for the first time since the fuel price hike across the country. As of today, petrol is priced at Rs. 100.13 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 93.72 per litre.

Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 4,230 new covid-19 cases taking the caseload to 24,88,407. With 97 causalities, the toll reached 32,818. With 4,952 patients getting discharged after treatment today, the total recoveries increased to 24,18,882, the bulletin said. The active cases, including those in isolation, dropped to 36,707. As many as 3, 31,62,714 RT-PCR tests have been done conducted in the state till date including 1,60,810 tests on Friday.

Coimbatore continued to top the new infections chart with 486 new cases and reported 7 fatalities on Friday, followed by Erode with 395 fresh cases and three deaths. Salem saw 268 new cases, Tiruppur recorded 243 cases and three deaths.  Chennai reported 238 fresh infections and 5 deaths. The city’s overall tally has now reached 532992.

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20:11 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Ola, Uber drivers stage flash protest in Chennai demanding revision of tariff rates

On Friday around 4 pm, close to 100 Ola, Uber rental cab drivers resorted to a flash protest on Anna Salai in Chennai. The drivers demanded that the cab aggregators should provide them the hike which is due for over five years and a fix a cap on the commission. Initially, the drivers staged a sit-in protest near Chepauk but around 3 pm they took their vehicles and parked on the buzzing Anna Salai. This led to huge traffic congestion for over an hour. The police officials soon swung into action and convinced the drivers to clear their vehicles.

Though they cleared their way on Anna Salai, the barrage of vehicles led to traffic in other areas. The drivers said the aggregators are taking away 30 per cent commission per ride. The drivers said if the company doesn’t pay heed to their demands, they will launch the next phase of protest in the upcoming weeks.

20:04 (IST)02 Jul 2021
TN records 4,320 deaths and 97 deaths

Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 4,230 new covid-19 cases taking the caseload to 24,88,407. With 97 causalities, the toll reached 32,818.

With 4,952 patients getting discharged after treatment today, the total recoveries increased to 24,18,882, the bulletin said. The active cases, including those in isolation, dropped to 36,707. As many as 3, 31,62,714 RT-PCR tests have been done conducted in the state till date including 1,60,810 tests on Friday.

Coimbatore continued to top the new infections chart with 486 new cases and reported 7 fatalities on Friday, followed by Erode with 395 fresh cases and three deaths. Salem saw 268 new cases, Tiruppur recorded 243 cases and three deaths.  Chennai reported 238 fresh infections and 5 deaths. The city’s overall tally has now reached 532992. 

15:01 (IST)02 Jul 2021
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15:00 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Watch: Tamil Nadu bride performs martial arts on wedding day to spread self defense awareness

A bride in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district performed martial arts on her wedding day to spread awareness about self-defense. A video of the performance is now making rounds on the internet.

In the video, 22-year-old Nisha was seen performing Silambattam, a weapons-based martial arts, in her wedding attire.

Nisha, who has been practising the art form for around three years, told news agency ANI that she wanted to promote the importance of self defense in women and the art form itself. “I performed the traditional martial arts before the villagers soon after the wedding to make women aware of the importance of self-defense. I have been learning this for the past three years. I want more people to learn this art,” Nisha said.

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14:18 (IST)02 Jul 2021
IIT Madras issues statement following death of project staff
13:40 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Bengaluru cyber security firm claims data breach in Tamil Nadu PDS

A Bengaluru-based cyber security startup has claimed that the personal data of 31 million public distribution system (PDS) beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu, including their Aadhaar details, were up for sale on a hacker’s platform.

According to NandaKishore HariKumar, the founder of Technisanct, the start-up which is into threat intelligence and digital risk monitoring, the vendor is claiming that he was able to breach the entire PDS data, which is around 1.9TB.

“We are still assessing the depth of the breach. In the first dump, we identified 4.9 million Aadhar details being there. Initially, the vendor got access to a small amount. It was initially 5 million, later he leaked another 20 million, and now it is 31 million,” Harikumar added.

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12:59 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Charred body of project staff found on IIT Madras campus

The charred body of a project staff of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, was found on the premises last night, police and the management said on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Unni Krishnan from Ernakulam, Kerala.

According to sources, the charred body was recovered from a hockey stadium at the premier technical institute by the police on Thursday night after some hockey players alerted them.

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12:40 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Over 25.8 lakh people vaccinated in Chennai till date

A total of 25,81,801 people have been vaccinated in Chennai till date, with 20,236 people inoculated on Thursday alone, according to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

12:02 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Rajinikanth movie Annaatthe gets a release date

Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Annaatthe is set to hit screens worldwide this Deepavali. Sun Pictures, which is bankrolling the project, on Thursday announced that Annaatthe will release on November 4 this year. “#AnnaattheDeepavali ku ready ah?!,” tweeted Sun Pictures, while sharing a new poster of the film.

About 40 per cent of the shooting was stuck for nearly a year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The production resumed last December only to be cancelled just after two weeks. The shooting in Hyderabad came to an abrupt halt after crew members tested positive for coronavirus. While four crew members tested positive for the virus, Rajinikanth had tested negative. However, the stress had caused fluctuations in his blood pressure level, requiring hospitalisation.

Written and directed by Siva, Annaatthe also stars Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Khushboo and Prakash Raj.

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11:21 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Fuel prices in Hyderabad today

After remaining steady for two days, petrol prices were hiked on Friday, July 2, 2021, touching a fresh record high across the country, while diesel rates were kept unchanged.

In Hyderabad, petrol is priced at Rs. 103.05 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 97.20 per litre.

10:40 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Madras HC levies fine of Rs one lakh on education dept officials

The Madras High Court has imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on the officials of the School Education department for not providing a job to a legal heir on compassionate grounds, even after 22 years.

Justice R Mahadevan imposed the cost recently, while passing orders on a writ petition from T Aruljothi of Tiruppur district seeking to quash a rejection order passed in 2016 and to provide a job to her.

After quashing the rejection order dated July 27, 2016, the judge reverted the matter to the authorities concerned for fresh consideration on merits and in accordance with law and also in the light of a recent GO which supersedes all the earlier orders issued from 1972.

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10:21 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Two, including Yemeni national held with cocaine, other drugs in Hyderabad

Excise Enforcement sleuths on Thursday arrested two persons including a Yemeni national in Hyderabad on charges of peddling cocaine and other narcotic drugs.

On reliable information, an Excise Enforcement team raided a flat at Banjara Hills and seized 17 grams of cocaine, eight grams of MDMA (methylenedioxy- methamphetamine), 73 Ecstasy pills and 15 grams of charas from the possession of the duo, an official release said.

On further inquiry they revealed that they were purchasing cocaine and charas from a Nigerian, who is absconding, and selling the drugs to needy customers at higher prices, it said.

MDMA, commonly known as 'Molly' or 'Ecstasy', is used as a recreational or party drug. (PTI)

09:44 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Madras HC refuses to ban online games

The Madras High Court on Thursday refused to direct the authorities concerned to ban all on-line and off-line video games, which are allegedly spoiling the school going children.

There is no doubt children and young adults these days were addicted to their phones and laptops and their world appears to revolve around these gadgets. But the courts cannot pass any such ban order at present, the first bench said.

It is the policy matter to be looked into by the appropriate governments in the State or the Centre, the bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said while disposing of a PIL petition from city advocate E Martin Jayakumar.

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09:27 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Telangana logs 869 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths

Telangana on Thursday recorded 869 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 6,24,379, while the toll rose to 3,669 with eight more fatalities. The number of recoveries outnumbered fresh cases on Thursday with 1,197 people recuperating from the infectious disease, pushing the total recoveries to 6,07,658. Active cases stood at 13,052, the bulletin said.

It said 1,05,123 samples were tested on Thursday and the total number of samples tested till date was 1,87,77,030. The samples tested per million population were 5,04,487. 

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 101 followed by Nalgonda (72) and Rangareddy (65) districts, a state government bulletin said.

The case fatality and recovery rates were at 0.58 per cent and 97.32 per cent, respectively. (PTI)

09:27 (IST)02 Jul 2021
In TN, 2 kids ‘sold to couples’ rescued, NGO director, aide absconding

Multiple teams have been formed by the police in search of the director of a prominent Madurai-based NGO after it was found that he was allegedly engaged in selling children through a destitute home he ran in the temple city.

On Wednesday and Thursday, police rescued two children — a one-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl — from two couples who had allegedly bought the children from G R Shivakumar, Director of Idhayam Trust.

About 80 inmates, including about 40 women and children, were shifted to other homes in Madurai. Police also seized computers and other documents from the NGO’s office.

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09:25 (IST)02 Jul 2021
TN reports 4481 fresh cases, 102 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 4481 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 24,84,177. Among these, Chennai reported 249 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,32,759. The state recorded 102 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 32,721. 85 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 5044 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,13,930.

As of Thursday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 37,526. Till date, 14,52,056 males, 10,32,083 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 3,30,01,904 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,63,654 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 272 Covid-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 203 are private facilities.

09:22 (IST)02 Jul 2021
Fuel prices in Chennai today

The price of petrol in Chennai cross Rs. 100 on Friday for the first time since the fuel price hike across the country. As of today, petrol is priced at Rs. 100.13 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 93.72 per litre.

09:21 (IST)02 Jul 2021
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Welcome to the live blog from Chennai and Hyderabad where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, politics, civic issues and more across Chennai and Hyderabad throughout the day. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the states in real time.

The recent invention of a now-patented technology for the production of hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants by an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) is another classic case of taking cutting-edge research and development and its swift introduction to the marketplace.

READ | Lab to store in 12 months: IIT-Hyderabad startup brings quick acting, long-lasting sanitisers to market

Dr Jyotsnendu Giri, an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at IIT-Hyderabad, along with his team of researchers, not only developed a first-of-its-kind nano-formulation adhesive to fight bacteria and viruses including the coronavirus, but also started his own company to make available the products in the market. The products that range from alcohol-based and foam-based hand sanitisers, anti-viral spray for facemasks, and a surface disinfectant are available on e-commerce platforms Amazon and Flipkart at affordable rates, apart from the company’s website.

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 | 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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