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Tamil Nadu Chennai July 21, 22 Highlights: TN records 1,872 cases and 29 deaths

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 21, 22 Highlights: A total of 2,475 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,83,676

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: July 23, 2021 9:18:05 am
Chennai mall, ChennaiPeople arrive to shop at a mall that reopened after authorities eased COVID-induced restrictions, in Chennai, Monday, June 28, 2021. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News July 21, 22 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 1,872 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 25,43,040. Among these, Chennai reported 133 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,36,756. The state recorded 29 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 33,838. 26 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 2,475 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,83,676.

The opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday questioned the DMK government’s assertion that there was no oxygen-shortage related death in the state during the second Covid-19 wave, saying Chief Minister M K Stalin had stated otherwise in May. Referring to Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian’s statement on Wednesday that Tamil Nadu recorded no such deaths, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam said it amounted to completely concealing truth. Recalling Stalin’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 7, hours after the DMK leader was sworn-in as CM, Panneerselvam recalled he had sought increased allocation of oxygen to the state in view of the demand.

“The contradiction, when the CM’s letter is compared to what the Health Minister said, is apparent. Now there is apprehension if all the data issued by the government is like this,” Pannerselvam said in a statement.

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21:05 (IST)22 Jul 2021
TN records 1,872 cases and 29 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 1,872 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 25,43,040. Among these, Chennai reported 133 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,36,756. The state recorded 29 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 33,838. 26 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 2,475 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,83,676.

18:20 (IST)22 Jul 2021
AIADMK reponds to TN Govt's assertion that there was no oxygen-shortage related death in the state

The opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday questioned the DMK government's assertion that there was no oxygen-shortage related death in the state during the second Covid-19 wave, saying Chief Minister M K Stalin had stated otherwise in May. Referring to Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian's statement on Wednesday that Tamil Nadu recorded no such deaths, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam said it amounted to completely concealing truth. Recalling Stalin's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 7, hours after the DMK leader was sworn-in as CM, Panneerselvam recalled he had sought increased allocation of oxygen to the state in view of the demand.

15:01 (IST)22 Jul 2021
My films are an extension of my ideology: Sarpatta Parambarai director Pa. Ranjith

Politics will always form an important backdrop in his cinema whether it is speaking about Dalits or breaking the stereotypical image of the subaltern culture, says director Pa. Ranjith.

Ranjith, one of the most celebrated contemporary directors in Tamil cinema with films such as Madras and Rajinikanth-starrers Kabali and Kaala to his credit, explores the boxing culture of north Chennai in his latest film Sarpatta Parambarai.

According to the director, his past movies as well as Sarpatta Parambarai deal with the ground realities of the working class in the most natural way possible.

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14:56 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Over 28.9 lakh people vaccinated in Chennai till date

A total of 28,90,251 people have been vaccinated in Chennai till date, with 19,878 people inoculated on Wednesday alone, according to the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

14:12 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Madurai Corporation staff shunted for orders to civic officials over Mohan Bhagwat’s visit

An assistant commissioner (AC) of the Madurai Corporation was shunted Wednesday after he issued a circular directing officials to keep basic facilities ready ahead of the visit of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat to the temple city.

In the circular dated July 10, AC Shanmugam directed the civic officials to carry out road repair works and fix street lights on the route which the RSS leader would travel. He added that the zonal officers should ensure that no road renovation is carried out during his visit.

This created uproar in the state. Madurai MP Su Venkatesan took to Twitter and said the Madurai Corporation should brief under which rule the following circular was issued.

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13:31 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Over 65K posters removed in Chennai so far

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has removed 65,028 posters across all 15 zones in Chennai till Wednesday as a part of its poster removal drive.

Here are the details:

North Chennai - 14,206

Central Chennai - 16,292

South Chennai - 34,529

13:04 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Fire breaks out in a commercial building in Anna Salai

A commerical complex on Anna Salai in Chennai caught fire on Thursday morning. Firefighting operations are underway and efforts are being taken to rescue people stranded inside the building. 

13:01 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Madras HC rejects plea against HR&CE providing food to needy

The Madras High Court has rejected a plea to restrain the State government from providing food packets to the poor from the ‘Annadhanam scheme’ during the Covid pandemic.

The PIL petition from K K Ramesh, managing trustee of Hindu Dharma Parishad in Madurai, sought to quash a May 27 order of the State government.

The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy in a recent order said it was open to the petitioner not to partake of such a ‘gift’.

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12:38 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Sarpatta Parambarai movie review: Arya, Pa Ranjith film isn’t a giant leap for the genre, but baby steps for Tamil boxing films

Director Pa Ranjith’s Sarpatta Parambarai takes us deep inside 1970s north Madras (now Chennai) and its throbbing, vibrant culture of boxing. Like all of the director’s films, this one is also heavy on symbolism as it contemplates the fault lines in our society, which are based on religion, caste, and language. The film’s historical reminiscence packs a punch stronger than Kabilan’s right hook.

Sarpatta Parambarai begins right in the middle of a boxing tournament. A massive crowd has gathered to watch superstar boxers of north Madras in action. The high-voltage energy and enthusiasm of the Madras crowd for a sport that is not cricket is a revelation. Somewhere between the 1970s and now, people lost interest in a high-energy sport with a lot of real action and took to India’s national obsession. If the fascination of north Madras had been protected and nurtured, perhaps India’s sports business would have looked much different than it is today. Maybe, boxing might have been a very profitable profession for many. This film makes you think right in its opening sequence, which is always a good sign.

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12:05 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Idol wing seizes two metal icons from house in Puducherry

Personnel of the Idol Wing of the Tamil Nadu police searched and seized two metal icons from a house in Puducherry on Wednesday, sources in the police said.

The sources told PTI that the seizure of the icons of Lord Nataraja and His consort was made based on information. The idols have been kept in a court in the Union Territory, they said.

No arrests have been made and further investigations begun, they added. (PTI)

11:38 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Pa Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai releases on Amazon Prime Video

Tamil director Pa Ranjith's much-awaited sports drama Sarpatta Parambarai released on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday. Starring Kollywood actor Arya in the lead role, the film is set in the 1980s and revolves around the boxing culture that existed in North Chennai.

Talking about the Tamil film, Ranjith told PTI, “I have brought sports into the framework of political drama for this project. Be it speaking about Dalit politics or breaking the stereotypical image of subaltern culture, I have always tried to convey this important message through my movies.”

11:23 (IST)22 Jul 2021
TN to formulate new schemes to attract more investments in IT sector: State IT Minister

The Tamil Nadu government is planning to formulate new schemes in order to attract more investments in the Information Technology (IT) sector, the State Information Technology Minister T Mano Thangaraj said on Wednesday.

The foreign investment meant for Tamil Nadu had gone to neighbouring states like Karnataka in the last 10 years, due to which there was a slump in development in the sector in the state, Thangaraj told reporters in Coimbatore. The vision of the Chief Minister was to set up IT parks all over Tamil Nadu and increase job opportunities and provide employment to educated youths, he said.

Thangaraj, who was reviewing the progress of construction of Rs 114 crore second Tidel Park in the Special Economic Zone, said that once completed this project will provide a lot of job opportunities to graduates and increase the revenue of the state.

The minister held discussions with the captains of IT industry, in the presence of IT Principal Secretary Niraj Mittal, Elcot Managing Director, Ajay Yadav and the district collector Dr Sameeran among others. (PTI)

10:50 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Madras HC recommends training to judges dealing with POCSO Act

The Madras High Court has recommended special training to the judges dealing with cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, so that they render proper and appropriate judgments.

Justice P Velmurugan made the recommendation recently, while dismissing a criminal appeal from a child rape accused, who challenged the conviction and sentence awarded by a lower court.

The trial court had held that the sentences were to run concurrently. Instead Justice Velmurugan said that it should run consecutively.

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10:18 (IST)22 Jul 2021
TN govt issues warning to officials over temple property

The Tamil Nadu government has warned temple trustees/executive officers of disciplinary action if any property belonging to religious institutions are fraudulently transacted or registered.

Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Commissioner J Kumaragurubaran directed the joint commissioners, executive officers and assistant commissioners in the department to remain vigilant and thwart attempts to fraudulently register temple properties.

Issuing a set of instructions, in the wake of a Madras High Court order, he directed his subordinate officials that as per the judgment the religious institution shall approach the district registrar (administration) for conducting an enquiry under section 68 (2) of the Registration Act, 1908, if in case any property belonging to it has been transacted/ registered fraudulently.

"The competent authority should immediately register a complaint before the district registrar concerned if any transaction/registration fraudulently involving the temple properties comes to the knowledge of the temple trustees/ executive officers, and submit an action taken report to the head office," he said in the circular issued on July 19. (PTI)

10:00 (IST)22 Jul 2021
No death due to lack of oxygen in Tamil Nadu: Ma Subramanian

A day after the Centre told the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen were specifically reported by state and Union territories during the second wave of Covid-19, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said no person died in Tamil Nadu due to lack of oxygen.

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10:00 (IST)22 Jul 2021
152 flights to be operated between Chennai and major cities today

A total of 152 flights will be operated between Chennai and major cities today, with 77 arrivals and 75 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:52 (IST)22 Jul 2021
TN to formulate new schemes to attract more investments in IT sector: Minister

The Tamil Nadu government is planning to formulate new schemes in order to attract more investments in the Information Technology (IT) sector,  the State Information Technology Minister T Mano Thangaraj said on Wednesday.

The foreign investment meant for Tamil Nadu had gone to neighbouring states like Karnataka in the last 10 years, due to which there was a slump in development in the sector in the state, Thangaraj told reporters here.

The vision of the Chief Minister was to set up IT parks all over Tamil Nadu and increase job opportunities and provide employment to educated youths, he said.

Thangaraj, here to review the progress of construction of Rs 114 crore second Tidel Park in the Special Economic Zone, said that once completed this project will provide a lot of job opportunities to graduates and increase the revenue of the state.

The minister held discussions with the captains of IT industry, in the presence of IT Principal Secretary Niraj Mittal, Elcot Managing Director, Ajay Yadav and the district collector Dr Sameeran among others. (PTI)

09:50 (IST)22 Jul 2021
TN govt issues warning to officials over temple property

The Tamil Nadu government has warned temple trustees/executive officers of disciplinary action if any property belonging to religious institutions are fraudulently transacted or registered.

Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Commissioner J Kumaragurubaran directed the joint commissioners, executive officers and assistant commissioners in the department to remain vigilant and thwart attempts to fraudulently register temple properties.

Issuing a set of instructions, in the wake of a Madras High Court order, he directed his subordinate officials that as per the judgment the religious institution shall approach the district registrar (administration) for conducting an enquiry under section 68 (2) of the Registration Act, 1908, if in case any property belonging to it has been transacted/ registered fraudulently.

"The competent authority should immediately register a complaint before the district registrar concerned if any transaction/registration fraudulently involving the temple properties comes to the knowledge of the temple trustees/ executive officers, and submit an action taken report to the head office," he said in the circular issued on July 19. (PTI)

09:40 (IST)22 Jul 2021
Tamil Nadu: DVAC raids 21 properties of ex-AIADMK minister MR Vijayabaskar

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption police in Tamil Nadu launched searches at as many as 21 places of former Transport Minister MR Vijayabaskar. As per the reports, the raids are in connection with corruption allegations against Vijayabaskar.

Speaking to the reporters outside Vijayabaskar’s residence in Chennai, Selvam, Vijayabaskar’s lawyer said they are providing full cooperation with the department officials. “The officials said they have been told to check, we all know how these checks would come up. We have the account details… they asked us to provide the asset details in the period where he [Vijayabaskar] served as the minister. The former minister has provided his statement, everything is going as per the procedure,” he added.

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09:30 (IST)22 Jul 2021
AIADMK slams Karnataka’s opposition to Cauvery-Gundar scheme

The opposition AIADMK on Wednesday slammed Karnataka for reportedly moving the Supreme Court against Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery-Gundar interlinking scheme, alleging it was done in the context of the state’s opposition to Mekedatu dam and was an expression of its “jealousy.”

AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam said the Cauvery-Gundar interlinking initiated by the previous party-led government only entails diverting excess water to drier regions in Tamil Nadu and would not affect Karnataka.

The Rs 14,400 crore, 262 km project is aimed at diverting 6,300 cubic ft of surplus water during flood times to drier areas in the state’s southern districts and the then Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had laid the foundation stone for the first of the three-phase initiative in February this year.

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With evolving technology, cyber offences have been on a rise in the city and in a bid to curb them, the Chennai Cyber Crime department released a series of awareness videos on One-Time Password (OTP) fraud, jobs and other scams on their social media channels. The department, through the videos, urged the public to think before initiating any transaction.

READ | Chennai cops launch awareness videos after cyber offences rise in city

Tasked with the critical job of clearing BJP of its “outsider” tag in the land of Dravidian politics, in an interview to indianexpress.com, K Annamalai, the newly-appointed president of the saffron party’s state unit draws a difference between Congress, “a national party” and BJP, a “nationalist party”.

READ | ‘BJP’s poll candidates were from Tamil Nadu, how can we be called outsiders?’

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)

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News July 19, 20 Highlights

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