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Chennai Hyderabad May 26, 27 Highlights: TN recoveries cross 16 lakh; Telangana tally over 5.63 lakh

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News May 26, 27 Highlights: Till date, 11,51,192 males, 7,94,030 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in Tamil Nadu.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad |
Updated: May 28, 2021 9:09:13 am
Chennai, COVID-19COVID-19 patients undergo treatment at Government Kilpauk Medical College (GKMC) Hospital ,in Chennai. (PTI)

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News May 26, 27 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 33,764 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 19,45,260. Among these, Chennai reported 3561 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 4,91,197. The state recorded 475 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 21,815. 347 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 29,717 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 16,13,221.

Continuing to witness a decline in daily fresh infections, Telangana on Wednesday clocked 3,762 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to over 5.63 lakh, while the toll stood at 3,189 with 20 more deaths. The total number of cumulative cases in the state stood at 5,63,903 and with 3,816 being cured, the total recoveries were at 5,22,082.

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14:59 (IST)27 May 2021
Hyderabad-based firm setting up more than 3,000 oxygen beds across Tamil Nadu

As a part of its nationwide initiative to help the state governments fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by supplying beds and vital medical equipment, Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) is establishing more than 3000 beds in Tamil Nadu.

These beds are established in hospitals that have oxygen facilities and will be served by the medical staff of the state government.

In 72 hours, MEIL’s team installed 500 beds with an oxygen supply facility in Madurai. The 500-bed facility at Thoppur in Madurai was inaugurated by Chief Minister M K Stalin recently.

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14:55 (IST)27 May 2021
Class X exams in AP postponed, govt tells HC

The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday said it was postponing the year-end examinations of Class X, scheduled to be conducted from the first week of June. The government informed this to the High Court that was hearing a petition filed by some parents seeking cancellation of the Class X examinations in view of the virulent spread of coronavirus.

The government all along remained adamant and asserted that it would go ahead with the examinations "to safeguard the future of the students." When the petition came up for hearing in the High Court, the government changed its stance and said it was postponing the examinations.

"We will review the situation again in July and take a call," the government informed the court.     

The court adjourned the case to June 18 for further hearing. (PTI)

14:18 (IST)27 May 2021
ZEE5 and Netflix acquire streaming rights of SS Rajamouli’s RRR

Netflix and ZEE5 have acquired the streaming rights of director SS Rajamouli’s upcoming magnum opus RRR. The producers on Wednesday announced that post the theatrical release of RRR, the film’s Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada versions will be made available on ZEE5. And Netflix will stream the Hindi, Portuguese, Korean, Turkish and Spanish versions of RRR.

While the Zee Network holds the satellite rights of the Hindi version of RRR, the Star India network owns the television rights of the film’s Telugu Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada versions.

According to reports, the Zee group has acquired the digital and satellite rights of RRR by paying over Rs 300 crore. However, the network and the filmmakers have not officially revealed the financial details of the deal.

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13:44 (IST)27 May 2021
VITEEE, SRMJEEE, KIITEE, and 6 engineering entrance exams 2021 whose results will release soon

While JEE Main and JEE Advanced due to the pandemic, many renowned institutes and universities have found ways to safely hold engineering entrance exams. Some of the exams which are going on are VITEEE 2021, SRMJEEE 2021, KIITEE 2021, etc. The exams are being conducted in phases, as a remote proctor test.

SRMJEEE 2021: SRM has conducted SRMJEEE 2021 phase 1 exam on May 23 and 24, 2021, in remote proctored mode. The SRMJEEE 2021 result will be announced on May 27, 2021, for phase 1. The results will be announced on srmist.edu.in. Based on the ranks of SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam 2021, admission will be granted in B.Tech courses offered by SRM Kattankulathur, SRM Ramapuram, SRM Vadapalani, SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat, and SRM University AP. The Phase 2 application process is open till July 20, 2021.

VITEEE 2021: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) will conduct VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) 2021 on May 28, 29, and 31, 2021 as a remote proctored exam. Soon after the exam is completed, the VITEEE 2021 result will be published online at vit.ac.in. However, the date of declaration of the result has yet not been announced by the varsity. After the result is out, the counselling and admission process will be held. Admission will be granted across all campuses of VIT offering B.Tech courses, i.e. in VIT Vellore, VIT Chennai, VIT AP, and VIT Bhopal.

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13:18 (IST)27 May 2021
Fuel prices in Chennai and Hyderabad today

After being steady for a day, prices of petrol and diesel were hiked again on Thursday, May 27, 2021, touching fresh record highs across the country. In the national capital, the petrol price rose by 24 paise while that of diesel too inched up 29 paise.

In Chennai, petrol is priced at Rs. 95.28 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 89.39 per litre.

In Hyderabad, petrol costs Rs. 97.36 per litre and diesel costs Rs. 92.24 per litre.

13:00 (IST)27 May 2021
Over 19.12 lakh people vaccinated in Chennai till date

A total of 19,12,987 people have been vaccinated till date, with 28,923 inoculated till on Wednesday alone, according to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

12:22 (IST)27 May 2021
Hyderabad NGO says trees being chopped despite HC order, to sue govt for contempt

Claiming that trees have been felled to widen a road on Hyderabad’s outskirts despite a Telangana High Court stay, a city-based NGO has issued a legal notice to the state government for not honouring court orders, and has said will initiate contempt proceedings soon.

The Court had on May 13 stayed the felling of 244 trees in Gandipet and asked authorities to consider translocation, as requested by the NGO. The HC posted the matter for next hearing on June 14, saying no tree should be chopped in the meantime. However, the NGO has now alleged that as many as 18 big trees, including a Banyan more than 80 years old, have been uprooted.

Vata Foundation’s notice, dated May 25, was issued to the principal secretary (forest department), the forest divisional officer, the Tree Protection Committee, the executive engineer of roads division for Gandipet, and the district collector of Rangareddy district. Uday Krishna Peddi Reddy, founding trustee of Vata Foundation, on Wednesday alleged that trees continue to be chopped unabated, and the stumps are being uprooted to erase any trace of their existence.

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12:09 (IST)27 May 2021
Chennai Corporation to organise vaccine camps for frontline workers and essential service providers under 44 years
11:55 (IST)27 May 2021
Telangana: Govt gears up to vaccinate people in high-risk categories

The Telangana government has decided to inoculate people falling in high-risk categories who are in constant contact with the general public.

As a strategy, the health department will hold a special vaccination drive covering 7.55 lakh people, identified as people delivering LPG cylinders, petrol bunk staff, fair price shop dealers, auto rickshaw and cab drivers, vendors at vegetables, flower, and fruit markets, vendors at fish and meat markets, and also liquor shop vendors.

This high-risk category, as announced on Wednesday, includes 20,000 state government accredited journalists too, who will be vaccinated on May 28 and 29.

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11:41 (IST)27 May 2021
Stalin directs recording of online classes to prevent sexual harassment

With a case of sexual harassment of school students during online classes coming to light in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday issued a slew of directives to authorities to regulate and streamline the virtual mode of teaching. This included recording of online classes by the school management concerned and its periodical review by a committee comprising members from the institution as well as the Parents Teachers Association.

Stalin held a review meeting in this connection, in the wake of the arrest of a teacher of a well-known CBSE school in Chennai for alleged sexual harassment of girls by sending lewd messages.

According to an official release, Stalin directed framing guidelines by a committee of officials to prevent sexual harassment in online education within a week. Taking action against violators under POCSO Act and starting a helpline for students were the other directions.

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11:25 (IST)27 May 2021
TN govt orders withdrawal of cases against party leaders over anti-Sterlite protests

Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday ordered withdrawal of cases against leaders of political parties, filed in connection with the protests held in 2018 against Vedanta’s Tutcorin based Sterlite copper.

As many as 38 cases, involving 13 leaders including DMK’s Anita R Radhakrishnan, now Fisheries Minister and party’s Tuticorin south district secretary were ordered to be withdrawn by Stalin, an official release here said.

Cases against MDMK chief Vaiko, veteran CPI leader R Nallakannu, CPI(M) state secretary K Balakrishnan, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam top leader TTV Dhinakaran, DMDK leaders Premalatha Vijayakanth and L K Sudhish and six others were ordered to be withdrawn.

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11:11 (IST)27 May 2021
Stalin asks Centre to take back farm laws, assures resolution in Assembly

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday urged the Centre to withdraw the farm laws by accepting the demands of farmers and said his party's poll promise of passing a resolution against these legislations in the Assembly would be fulfilled.

While May 26 marks the completion of six months of the protest by the farmers in Delhi against the farm laws, it was a matter of conern that the Union government has so far not come forward to scrap the contentious laws or resolve the issue through constructive parleys, he said in a statement.

In the DMK's 2021 Assembly election manifesto, people were assured that the Central government would be urged to rescind these three laws by passing a resolution in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Stalin recalled.

The Chief Minister urged the Centre to 'withdraw the farm laws by accepting the fair demands of farmers protesting in Delhi.' Also, he said his party assurances on farm laws to the farmers -apparently referring to aspects including a resolution in Assembly- would be fulfilled. (PTI)

11:02 (IST)27 May 2021
Pune: Two Tamil Nadu men held for ‘smuggling’ protected animals; cops seize 279 tortoises, 1207 iguanas, 230 fish

Police have arrested two passengers in connection with the alleged smuggling of protected animals, including tortoises, iguanas and fish. Police identified the two accused as Tarunkumar Mohan (26) and Shrinivasan Kamal (20), both from Tamil Nadu.

According to police, they have seized 279 African spurred tortoises, 1,207 iguanas and 230 betta fish from the accused.

A press release issued on Wednesday by Sadanand Wayse Patil, superintendent of Pune Railway Police, said the patrolling team of local crime branch, led by inspector Maula Sayyad, nabbed Mohan and Kamal while they were travelling in Chennai LTT Express on Tuesday.

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10:45 (IST)27 May 2021
Telangana Cabinet to meet on May 30, to take call on lockdown extension

Telangana Cabinet will meet on May 30 to discuss several issues, including the extension of the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of COVD-19.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to hold the State Cabinet meeting on May 30 (Sunday) at 2 PM," an official press release said in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

In the meeting, the Cabinet would discuss about agriculture - crops in the State, the ongoing paddy procurement process, availability of seeds and fertilisers, curbing the supply of spurious seeds - coronavirus, lockdown and other subjects, the release said.

The State has been under lockdown since May 12 and would go on upto May 30. (PTI)

10:24 (IST)27 May 2021
Tamil Nadu: Minister Sekar Babu’s remark on ‘North Indians’ lands him in soup

Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Board Minister and Harbour Constituency MLA Sekar Babu’s remark on North Indians while attending an event in his constituency has landed him in a soup.

Babu, DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran and DMK MLA I Paranathaman were invited to inaugurate the Foodbank event organised by Mahavir International Chennai Metro, where the minister took a dig at those who didn’t vote for DMK and labeled them as supporters of BJP.

In an area that holds a sizable population of Hindi-speaking community, Babu said, “I have been living in this area for more than 40 years and I have seen the growth of the North Indians. You are economically empowered now because of the Dravidian parties. They uplifted your standard of living, not BJP. Under some illusion, you have been continuously supporting that (BJP) party. Even our parliament member (Dayanidhi Maran) would ask me why I am struggling for you as you don’t vote for us, but I would say they also belong to this land and as a legislative member, it is my duty to be neutral for everyone.”

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10:04 (IST)27 May 2021
IN PICS | Chennai Corporation carries out inoculation drive for persons with disabilties

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has begun inoculation persons with disabilities in Chennai. Special camps have been set up across the city for the same.

09:41 (IST)27 May 2021
Special COVID-19 vaccination drive for journalists in Telangana

The Telangana government will undertake a special COVID-19 vaccination drive for journalists for two days beginning May 28.

An official release quoting Arvind Kumar, Commissioner, Information and Public Relations Department, said journalists are required to visit the designated vaccination centres along with Aadhaar card and accreditation card issued by the government.

Arvind Kumar said around 20,000 journalists are accredited with the Department of Information and Public Relations in the State, of which around 3,700 are state level scribes. (PTI)

09:28 (IST)27 May 2021
TN govt hikes COVID time incentive for journalists

Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a COVID time incentive of Rs 5,000 for journalists and an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of scribes succumbing to coronavirus.

Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced hiking the incentive from Rs 3,000 given during the previous AIADMK government to Rs 5,000, an official release in Chennai said. The journalists were striving hard to disseminate useful information and creating awareness on the pandemic among the people amid various difficulties, it added.

To encourage journalists, who are a 'bridge' between the people and the government, the incentive was being announced and would cover accredited journalists and photographers in registered newspapers and video journalists, among others, it said.

Further, the kin of accredited journalists who succumb to the virus would now get Rs 10 lakh against the Rs 5 lakh announced by the previous government, it added. (PTI)

09:18 (IST)27 May 2021
Tamil Nadu to set up committee in schools for sexual assault complaints, review online class guidelines

Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi Tuesday said the state will set up a separate committee to handle complaints of sexual assault from school students. He further said many schools are not duly following guidelines issued to conduct online classes and hence they will review and implement the procedures the schools needed to follow.

Addressing reporters in Chennai, the Education Minister said the police department are carrying out the investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment against a teacher of a private school and they will initiate necessary action.

“It is important to ensure that genuine complaints are acted upon. It is a sensitive issue, we must be very careful. There are several other good teachers as well and a false complaint should not be filed in any manner. Just like how CEOs are in constant touch with the schools, necessary steps will be taken to make sure the committee will address the issues,” he said.

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09:14 (IST)27 May 2021
Situation in Telangana to ease next month, says public health director

Telangana Public Health Director G Srinivasa Rao told a press conference that a downward trend is being witnessed in the daily cases and by next month the situation will ease.

"There is a chance that Telangana will come out of the second wave and in the next one week to ten days the situation will ease," the official said. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi Tuesday said the state will set up a separate committee to handle complaints of sexual assault from school students. He further said many schools are not duly following guidelines issued to conduct online classes and hence they will review and implement the procedures the schools needed to follow.

READ | Tamil Nadu to set up committee in schools for sexual assault complaints, review online class guidelines

Claiming that trees have been felled to widen a road on Hyderabad’s outskirts despite a Telangana High Court stay, a city-based NGO has issued a legal notice to the state government for not honouring court orders, and has said will initiate contempt proceedings soon. The Court had on May 13 stayed the felling of 244 trees in Gandipet and asked authorities to consider translocation, as requested by the NGO.

READ | Hyderabad NGO says trees being chopped despite HC order, to sue govt for contempt

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 | 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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