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Chennai Hyderabad June 2, 3 Highlights: TN reports 25,317 fresh cases, 483 deaths; Active cases in Telangana over 33,000

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 2, 3 Highlights: As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 2,88,702.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad |
Updated: June 4, 2021 9:18:45 am
Hyderabad: A COVID-19 patient on oxygen support waits in an ambulance outside the District Hospital Koti, in Hyderabad (PTI)

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News June 2, 3 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 25,317 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 21,48,346. Among these, Chennai reported 2217 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,09,234. The state recorded 483 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 25,205. 368 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 32,263 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 18,34,439.

Telangana reported 2384 new infections and 2,242 recoveries from coronavirus infections on Wednesday. The days also witnessed 17 lives succumb to the virus. The number of patients under treatment and home or institutional isolation now stands at 33,379. As many as 1,08,696 tests were conducted during the day. Results were awaited for 1,847 samples. The test positivity rate for the day was 2.23 percent.

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14:54 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Chennai gangster fires at cops, tries to jump off bridge before getting arrested

In a movie-like scene, the Chennai Police arrested notorious gangster Manikandan aka C D Mani who attempted to jump off a bridge after firing at the cops on Wednesday.

Manikandan, a history-sheeter with about 32 criminal cases against him including murder and extortion, had been absconding for several years. He indulged in criminal activities at Kotturpuram, Teyanmpet, Koyambedu, Saidapet in the city. The police had been trailing Manikandan and searching places he frequented.

On Wednesday afternoon, based on a tip-off, sub-inspector Balakrishnan Kanakaraj intercepted a car at Porur bridge and asked the passenger to lower the glass window. Suddenly, Manikandan opened fire from inside the car injuring Balakrishnan on his left shoulder.

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14:30 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Over 20.33 lakh people vaccinated in Chennai till date

A total of 20,33,917 people have been vaccinated in Chennai till date, with 4866 people inoculated on Wedneday alone, according to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

13:52 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Fuel prices in Chennai and Hyderabad today

Prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged across the country for the second consecutive day on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The key fuel prices had touched record highs on June 1, when petrol rose by 26 paise per litre while diesel inched up 23 paise in the national capital.

In Chennai, petrol is priced at Rs. 95.99 per litre and diesel is priced at Rs. 90.12 per litre.

In Hyderabad, petrol is priced at Rs. 98.20 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 93.08 per litre.

12:31 (IST)03 Jun 2021
M K Stalin pays tribute to Kalaignar on 97th birth anniversary

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin paid tribute to his father and former Dravidian leader M Karunanidhi on his 97th birth anniversary today.

12:08 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Wanted in MCOCA case, Suraj Thombre arrested from Hyderabad by Pune Police

Pune City Police have arrested gangster Suraj Ashok Thombre, who was wanted on Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges in a case lodged at the Samarth police station. Thombre is known to be a rival of the Andekar gang led by gangster Suryakant alias Bandu Andekar, who was also booked under MCOCA by Pune City Police.

Police said Thombre and his close aide Somnath Sayaji Gaikwad were earlier working with the Andekar gang. But they parted ways in 2018 and formed their own gangs, and the two have clashed with each other multiple times.

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11:33 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Hyderabad: Halo around sun brings excitement, superstitions to light

A colorful big halo around the sun on Wednesday afternoon mesmerised many in Hyderabad. Photos and videos of the halo soon flooded social media platforms, with many sharing their opinions and some drawing comparisons to a similar sight from Bengaluru recently.

As the unique spectacle coincided with Telangana’s eighth state formation day celebration on June 2, many considered it a ‘blessing’. At the same time, much misinformation and misconceptions were also shared. Some called it a bad omen ahead of a catastrophe, while some linked it to the upcoming solar eclipse.

Raghunandan Kumar, the founder secretary and director at Planetary Society of India, clarified that the halo was a local weather event. He said a similar weather phenomenon had been observed in Yadadri district a few days ago. On Wednesday, he said the ’22-degree halo’ lasted for an hour-and-a-half, and was observed from Hyderabad and surrounding districts.

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11:00 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Puducherry: NR Congress, BJP reach deal for Cabinet

A month after poll results were announced, Puducherry might finally have a new Cabinet by June 7, with leaders of the ruling NR Congress-BJP alliance indicating a deal had been reached in talks.

Puducherry BJP chief V Saminathan said a consensus had been reached, and that the party had demanded the post of Speaker and some ministerial posts. “An announcement will be made on Thursday,” he said.

The BJP was earlier insisting on at least three important posts, including of Deputy CM, Speaker and at least one minister. The NR Congress led by Chief Minister N Rangasamy felt this excessive given that the Union territory’s Lt Governor, Tamilisai Soundararajan, is the BJP’s former Tamil Nadu chief.

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10:44 (IST)03 Jun 2021
TNAU employees donate Rs 2 crore to CMPRF

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has donated Rs 2 crore as a contribution from the employees, to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund.

TNAU Vice-chancellor Dr N Kumar handed over the cheque for the amount, which was voluntary contribution of employees' two-day salary, to Chief Minister M K Stalin recently to support the government's efforts in fighting the Covid pandemic, a TNAU release said on Wednesday. (PTI)

10:30 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana crack down on hospitals overcharging Covid patients

After receiving hundreds of complaints, the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments have started to crack down on private hospitals overcharging Covid-19 patients in the name of “procedure charges”.

Both states have issued notices to over 100 hospitals each, with the Telangana government cancelling the permit to treat Covid-19 patients of 22 hospitals in Hyderabad, including the Secunderabad branch of KIMS, Virinchi and Century Hospitals at Banjara Hills and Max Health at Kukatpally.

Telangana Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said that 174 complaints were received against 113 hospitals and that showcause notices were issued to 105 hospitals. “These complaints were about overcharging for providing certain facilities, irrelevant charges, and excess charging on certain items. In some cases, the treatment was mismanaged or proper attention was not given to the patient,” Rao said.

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10:27 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Ola launches free door delivery of oxygen to COVID patients in Chennai

Ola Foundation, the CSR arm of the ride hailing platform Ola, would provide free oxygen concentrators to COVID-19 patients under home quarantine in Chennai through its mobile application, the company said on Wednesday.

The company with initial supply of 500 oxygen concentrators has rolled out the "O2forIndia" programme to serve patients free of charge by offering door delivery of oxygen concentrators and pick-up, a release said. The concentrators would be scaled up as per need, with about 10,000 such available across the country.

Ola Foundation has partnered with GiveIndia for the launch of the 'O2forIndia' initiative, it said. To avail the service, patients who are under home quarantine, can place requests for oxygen concentrators through Ola mobile application by providing a few basic details.

"After submitting the necessary details, Ola will arrange for free home delivery of the oxygen concentrator by specially trained personnel through cabs", the statement said. After the patient gets better and no longer requires oxygen support, Ola would arrange for the oxygen concentrator to be picked up and thereafter to be 'sterilised' and ready for use by another patient, it said.

The 'O2forIndia' initiative was launched in the presence of Greater Chennai City Corporation commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi in Chennai. (PTI)

10:10 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Frontload TN’s June vaccine supplies from first week itself, Stalin tells Centre

The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Centre to ‘frontload’ its June vaccine supplies from the first week itself, saying it has “almost exhausted” the doses and the vaccination programme in the state was coming to a “grinding halt.”

Chief Minister M K Stalin wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, also reiterating Tamil Nadu’s earlier demand to operationalise the Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) at Chengalpattu near here.

“Also, given the fact that we have almost exhausted the vaccines supplied to us and the vaccination programme has come to a grinding halt, I request you to prioritise Tamil Nadu and frontload the June month’s supplies from the first week itself,” Stalin told Vardhan.

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09:54 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Ex-minister facing charges of sexual assault seeks advance bail

Former AIADMK minister Dr M Manikandan, fearing arrest in a sexual harassment case, moved the Madras High Court on Wednesday seeking anticipatory bail. Following a complaint from a woman, a case against him was registered by the police for offences, including cheating and rape.

Denying the charges, Manikandan submitted that the complainant was very well aware that he is a married man and claimed she was in a consensual relationship with him.

Hence, the consent was an active one as she was aware of the consequences of the alleged relationship. Hence, the offences under sections dealing with rape and cheating cannot be sustained.She has been threatening him to extort money with  a few persons and there was no material prima facie to make out a case under this section, the petitioner claimed.

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09:45 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Youth carrying bundles of cash worth Rs 28 lakh caught at Chennai Central railway station

A 21-year-old youth was arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) at Chennai Central station on Tuesday morning for carrying bundles of currency notes worth Rs 28 lakh without any valid proof. He was handed over to the income tax officials for further questioning.

At around 5:30 am on Tuesday, an express train from Andhra Pradesh reached platform 3. The police found a person leaving the train without any baggage. RPF sub-inspector Akansha Singh and constable Manoj questioned the man. His contradictory responses raised the police’s suspicion and he was brought to higher officials for interrogation.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Sivanesan, the railway police inspector, Chennai Central, said the man had a towel tied to his abdomen like a belt and when he removed it, they found seven bundles of Rs 2000 currency notes.

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09:42 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Telangana to conduct digital survey of lands in state

Telangana Govt has decided to conduct Digital Survey of agriculture lands in the state. Initially, a pilot digital survey will be held in 27 select villages across state from 11th of this month. The idea is to free the state from land disputes & provide permanent security to land holders.

"With an aim to make Telangana state, a land disputes-free state, the state government is conducting the digital survey of the agriculture lands. The government’s aim is to conduct digital survey of agriculture lands in the state, fix the coordinates and there by provide total security and protection to the pattadars on a permanent basis," Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said, according to a release from the CMO.

In this regard,  a review meeting was chaired by the CM on Wednesday. The CM said that initially, the pilot survey should be done in the villages where there are no land disputes. Later, in the villages where there are govt lands and forest department lands. After this, the CM wanted total guidelines on the Digital Survey should be prepared for the total survey in the state. He wanted the survey of the agriculture lands should be taken up first and later the urban lands, the CMO statement said. 

He reiterated that the entire responsibility of the survey rests with the agencies. While the District Collectors, MLAs and MPs and other public representatives would be available to cooperate with the survey.

09:40 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Cyclone Tauktae: Stalin announces Rs 20L each to kin of 21 missing fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced a relief of Rs 20 lakh each to the kin of 21 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who went missing during cyclone Tauktae last month, the state government said on Wednesday.

Separately, the Coast Guard and other agencies were involved in search operations to locate the missing fishermen after Stalin took it up with the Centre, an official release in Chennai said.

As many as nine fishermen who set sail from Nagapattinam have gone missing after their boat capsized near Lakshadweep while 12 others from Kanyakumari also are missing. The latter were part of a fishing team that set sail from Beypore in Kerala, the release said, adding the 21 missing persons could not be traced even after over 15 days of search operations.

"Therefore, considering the humble background of the 21 fishermen's families, Chief Minister Stalin has directed a relief of Rs 20 lakh each to their kin," it said. (PTI)

09:39 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Telangana to launch facility for vaccinating students travelling abroad

Director of Public Health, Government of Telangana, on Wednesday informed that a separate facility for vaccination of students going abroad for higher education is proposed to be launched by government in Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM), Narayanguda, Hyderabad. 

This was one of the decisions of the Cabinet meeting held on May 30.

An online slot booking system for the convenience of these students is being developed and will be rolled out on 04.06.2021. Link for this facility will be made available at https://www.health.telangana.gov.in Vaccination will commence and slots will be available from 05.06.2021, he informed.

09:36 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Relatives made to identify body of Covid patient in morgue, Tamil Nadu hospital orders action

A hospital in Tamil Nadu has ordered action after family members of a man, who succumbed to Covid, were made to enter the mortuary and identify his body. When the relatives entered the morgue, they reportedly found many bodies of Covid victims had not been disposed but kept there.

The incident took place at the Theni Government Medical College and Hospital in the state.

On Saturday, the man, 47, belonging to Periyakulam in Theni had complaints of breathlessness. On admission to the hospital, it was found he was Covid-19 positive but succumbed to the infection on Monday evening. On reaching the hospital mortuary on Tuesday to claim the body, the relatives were asked by the security to find the body by themselves.

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09:33 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Telangana reports 2384 fresh cases, 17 deaths

Telangana reported 2384 new infections and 2,242 recoveries from coronavirus infections on Wednesday. The days also witnessed 17 lives succumb to the virus. The number of patients under treatment and home or institutional isolation now stands at 33,379.

As many as 1,08,696 tests were conducted during the day. Results were awaited for 1,847 samples. The test positivity rate for the day was 2.23 percent. 

The overall recovery rate improved further to 93.7 percent. With 307 new infections,  Greater Hyderabad continued to report highest number of cases followed by Nalgonda,  Khammam, Rangareddy, Kothagudem, Medchal-Malkajgiri, and Siddipet districts, all of which reported over 100 cases. 

09:30 (IST)03 Jun 2021
TN reports 25,317 fresh cases, 2217 from Chennai alone

Tamil Nadu recorded 25,317 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 21,48,346. Among these, Chennai reported 2217 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,09,234. The state recorded 483 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 25,205. 368 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 32,263 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 18,34,439.

As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 2,88,702. Till date, 12,65,038 males, 8,83,270 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, 2,80,16,841 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,74,329 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 269 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 200 are private facilities.

09:30 (IST)03 Jun 2021
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A 21-year-old youth was arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) at Chennai Central station on Tuesday morning for carrying bundles of currency notes worth Rs 28 lakh without any valid proof. He was handed over to the income tax officials for further questioning.

READ | Youth carrying bundles of cash worth Rs 28 lakh caught at Chennai Central railway station

A colorful big halo around the sun on Wednesday afternoon mesmerised many in Hyderabad. Photos and videos of the halo soon flooded social media platforms, with many sharing their opinions and some drawing comparisons to a similar sight from Bengaluru recently. As the unique spectacle coincided with Telangana’s eighth state formation day celebration on June 2, many considered it a ‘blessing’.

READ | Hyderabad: Halo around sun brings excitement, superstitions to light

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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