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Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Closing ceremony of 44th Chess Olympiad starts today

Chennai, Tamil Nadu news highlights: The 44th Chess Olympiad held at Mamallapuram will conclude with the 11th and final round and the closing ceremony later today.

By: Express Web Desk
Chennai | Updated: August 10, 2022 7:23:10 am
Closing ceremony (Photo: Videograb)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live: The Closing ceremony of the 44th FIDE Chess olympiad started today at the Nehru Indoor Stadium

An ambulance was briefly stopped, so were other vehicles in Tamil Nadu’s Kumbakonam, about 293 km from Chennai, on Monday, to allow a convoy of a State Minister, reported news agency PTI. The Minister’s vehicle had almost crossed the one-km long, ancient Anaikarai bridge on which vehicles were permitted to ply in one direction at a time, a senior police official in Kumbakonam said.

In other news, ahead of the Chess Olympiad closing ceremony on Tuesday (August 9) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, posters for the event have been put up across the city with photographs of President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin. This comes after the Madras High Court on July 27 directed the state government to include photographs of the President and Prime Minister in its promotional material, including in print and electronic media.

 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu News: Ambulance briefly stopped to allow Tamil Nadu Minister’s convoy in Kumbakonam; Chess Olympiad closing ceremony today; Watch this space for all latest updates from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

22:24 (IST)09 Aug 2022
We are taking steps to host Chennai Open WTA International Championship and Asian Beach games: TN CM Stalin

Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin said that they are taking steps to host Chennai Open WTA International Championship and Asian Beach games in the state. He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.

21:25 (IST)09 Aug 2022
CM Stalin felicitates International Chess Master

During the closing ceremony of the Chess Olympiad, Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin felicitated India's first International Chess Master Manuel Aaron, here on Tuesday.

20:17 (IST)09 Aug 2022
44th Chess Olympiad: Team Denmark bags the most stylish award

Team Denmark bagged the most stylish award. Several other awards were also given out during the closing ceremony of the Chess Olympiad on Tuesday.

19:45 (IST)09 Aug 2022
44th Chess Olympiad: M K Stalin felicitates co-ordination committee members

Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin felicitated the co-ordination committee members on stage the Nehru Indoor Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Chess Olympiad on Tuesday.

19:28 (IST)09 Aug 2022
44th Chess Olympiad: Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu V Irai Anbu addresses the gathering

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu delivered the welcome address at the closing ceremony of the Chess olympiad in Chennai. He also spoke about the importance of chess in children's lives.

19:07 (IST)09 Aug 2022
44th Chess Olympiad: The history of games in Tamil Nadu told through a performance

Various people came together to showcase and tell the history of games in the state of Tamil Nadu. Games like 'hide-and-seek' and 'Kabaddi' were mentioned.

18:42 (IST)09 Aug 2022
44th Chess Olympiad: Piano performance held

A musical performance played on a floating piano urged the audience to grab their phones to capture the moment, as they sat in the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai for the closing ceremony. 'Vande Mataram' was one of the songs that the musician played.

18:23 (IST)09 Aug 2022
44th Chess Olympiad: Stephen Devassy, Sivamani perform

At the closing ceremony of the Chess Olympiad, Stephen Devassy, Sivamani among with other musicians perform at the Nehru Indoor Stadium, in Chennai.

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Closing ceremony of 44th Chess Olympiad starts today

The closing ceremony of the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad started today at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.

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CM Stalin writes to Kerala counterpart Vijayan over water discharge from Mullaperiyar dam

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13:39 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Green move: Southern Railways distributes over 800 hand-held terminals to TTEs

In an eco-friendly initiative, the Southern Railway has distributed 857 hand-held terminals (HHTs) to travelling ticket examiners (TTEs) in six railway divisions to replace paper charts currently in use, officials said.

The move will also enable passengers to get real-time information about vacant berths at stations en route, officials said. As details on cancellations are sent on an hourly basis to the HHTs, fraudulent travel can also be easily detected, they pointed out. Read more.

12:52 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Chennai Petroleum cuts crude runs by 25% at Manali refinery

India’s Chennai Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday it had cut crude processing by a quarter at its 201,000 barrels per day Manali refinery in southern India, following an order by the Tamil Nadu state pollution control board.

Production at the refinery has been reduced on a ‘temporary basis’ and the company is confident of resolving the issue at the earliest, Chennai Petroleum, a subsidiary of the country’s top refiner Indian Oil Corp, said in an exchange filing. Read more here. 

12:39 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Chennai corporation undertakes beach cleaning works at Elliots beach

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12:25 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Dalit artistes from Tamil Nadu to host global concert against caste-based oppression in big tech companies in the US

Eminent Dalit artists are hosting a global virtual concert to raise awareness and demand that big tech companies like Google actively protect their caste-oppressed workers by making them a protected category in all the countries in which they do business.

Radical Rhythms is being organised by Equality Labs in partnership with Alphabet Workers Union (AWU), Neelam Social and Ambedkar Association of North America.

The concert on August 10 will feature international artists uniting to center the fight for caste equity in light of the recent caste discrimination at Google.

The lineup for the show includes Isaivani - Gaana artist from Tamil Nadu; Seyilrani and Lalitha- Oppari artists from Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Tamil Nadu; Sumeet Samos- writer and anti-caste rapper from Odisha (currently at Oxford); rapper Mahi from Maharashtra and Abisha - filmmaker and rapper from Chennai. PTI

12:19 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Chess Olympiad to conclude today

The 44th Chess Olympiad held at Mamallapuram will conclude with the 11th and final round and the closing ceremony later on Tuesday.

The Olympiad being held in India for the first time ever saw a record number of teams taking part in the Open and women's sections

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin will preside over the closing ceremony. FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich and recently elected deputy president and former World champion Viswanathan Anand will be attending the event.

Former India captain and Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be attending the ceremony and is expected to be the star attraction.

The Olympiad was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28 at the Nehru indoor stadium where the valedictory will also be held. PTI

12:11 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Posters for Chess Olympiad closing ceremony show President, PM and CM

Ahead of the Chess Olympiad closing ceremony on Tuesday (August 9) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, posters for the event have been put up across the city with photographs of President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin.

This comes after the Madras High Court on July 27 directed the state government to include photographs of the President and Prime Minister in its promotional material, including in print and electronic media. Read more here. 

12:01 (IST)09 Aug 2022
GCC seizes 71 kgs of banned plastic from shops in Marina Beach, collects Rs 15,700 as fine

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) had conducted checks at 1,391 shops across Marina beach and found 61 shops to be violating the plastic ban order issued by them. 

The searches were held from August 5 to August 8 at the shops. The officials seized 71 kilograms of banned plastic items and collected a penalty of Rs 15,700 from these shops.

09:48 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Muharram: Vadalur Zoo open for public today

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The amount shall be remitted to the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority within 15 days, the first bench of Chief Justice M N Bhandari and Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy said while dismissing a PIL petition from R Silambarasan on August 4.

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First published on: 08-08-2022 at 07:37:09 am
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