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Of 67 confirmed cases in Tamil Nadu, nearly half traced to 2 Thai nationals: Study
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Thirty-one people, including four Indonesians, are believed to have received the infection from the two Thai nationals.

In Kerala, only 4 coronavirus cases out of 202 needed to be put under critical care
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Of the 202 cases that tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala until Sunday, 181 are still in hospital and only four of them needed critical care — admission in the Intensive Care Unit.

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu to trace over 50,000 who reached India after March 1
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

The list has been provided to the state by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). Of these 80,000 people, about 16,000 are already quarantined at homes or hospitals and the rest are right now not in Tamil Nadu.

First COVID-19 death reported in Tamil Nadu
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

State health minister, C Vijaya Baskar, said the five positive cases include four Indonesian nationals and their Chennai-based guide. All of them had been in quarantine since March 22. They are now being treated at the Government Medical College in Salem.

Chennai’s novel waste management mantra: Converting city’s waste to ash and turning that ash into pavement tiles
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

The initiative, in which waste is converted into ash and then this ash is used to make colourful tiles, started as a pilot project at one of the city’s landfill sites, but soon it will be soon replicated at larger landfills in other parts of Chennai.

Coronavirus: Stranded in Iran, Indian fishermen await rescue
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The fishermen, who were sent food and provisions by the Indian embassy in Iran on Friday, hail from Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

Coronavirus: Third person positive in Tamil Nadu, officials deny community spread
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

All positive cases in India so far have been traced back to either someone with a travel history to countries with reported cases, or to someone in in contact with such a person.

Tamil Nadu reports second coronavirus case, hints it is ‘domestic’
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The 20-year-old is currently in the isolation ward of the hospital and is stable.

Not in blood to become chief minister of Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

His statement came in the wake of reports that he would be launching his party ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, scheduled for May 2021.

Explained: Why Rajinikanth appears more confused than his supporters now
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Rajinikanth was largely noncommittal about his party launch. In his speech, he often sounded like he would launch it only if people agree with his idea.

Rajinikanth to meet fans’ outfit today, may announce party launch details
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Sources close to Rajinikanth said he is likely to make a decisive announcement about the date of launching his political party after the meeting.

Vice Chairman of Scheduled Caste panel appointed Tamil Nadu BJP president
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Murugan, 43, is a graduate from the Dr Ambedkar Government Law College in Chennai and practised in the Madras High Court for 15 years. He also served as the Centre’s standing counsel before his appointment to NCSC.

TN Speaker gives 10 more days to 11 AIADMK MLAs
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Top sources in the AIADMK said it may be a matter of time before Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal gives a clean-chit to the 11 legislators.

End of an era: ‘Dravidian Everest’, gen secy of DMK for 43 years
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Anbazhagan was admitted to a hospital in Chennai on February 24 following age-related problems. His health condition worsened a week ago.

CAA protests: Madras HC keeps in abeyance order to police to act against protesters
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

A division bench of Justice M M Sundresh and Justice Krishnan Ramaswamy had passed Thursday’s order on a petition filed by K Gopinath, a lawyer and president of a Hindu outfit.

Vehicle frauds: 70 cases in Chennai point to Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

According to the complaints, the modus operandi in these cases was that accounts created on the online portal in the name of Army officers posted advertisements for sale of vehicles.

Coronavirus threat: Tamil Nadu has action plan in place, here’s what it is
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: There are currently no suspected patients with the virus admitted to any state hospital. But it confirmed there were 1,367 patients in home-based self quarantines for possible links to virus-affected regions and symptoms.

IT boom plateauing, admissions dip, many Tamil Nadu engineering colleges face closure
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

According to information from the state Higher Education Department, out of over 500 engineering colleges in the state which participate in counselling, at least 50 are on the verge of a closure.

Chennai: Man blackmails over 300 people over sex chats, arrested
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

While police confirm that at least 319 people have been cheated by Vallal Rajkumar Regan in Chennai city limits alone, officers are currently digging more data from districts as well as abroad to trace more victims.

Tamil Nadu brings Bill declaring Cauvery Delta protected
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

This comes after Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said in Salem on February 9 that his government would not give consent for hydrocarbon projects in the area.

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