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Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: Cop held in Thoothukudi case dies of COVID-19; gyms, small places of worship reopen
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

The establishments were all operated as per the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the government.

Covid-19 in TN: Release details of doctors’ deaths, says DMK’s Stalin; places of worship in corporations to reopen soon
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that small temples, mosques, dargah, churches and other religious places with an annual income below Rs 10,000 in the corporation areas will be opened for worship from August 10.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: DMK urges govt to cancel e-pass system; another Chennai cop succumbs to virus
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Citing news reports on alleged corruption in issuance of e-pass in places including Chennai, DMK chief M K Stalin said that extending the system and hassling people is “inhuman and counter-productive.”

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: No ‘at home reception’ at Raj Bhavan this year; Karti Chidambaram tests positive
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

For the first time since the pandemic outbreak, the state’s death toll went past the 100-mark on a single day, taking the cumulative toll to 4,241 on Monday.

20 held for violence in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

The Deputy SP said a long-standing rivalry between the two local panchayat leaders led to the recent murder and subsequent violence.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Suspension on special trains extended till Aug 15; 5,881 fresh cases reported
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The Southern Railway announced on Friday that the suspension on seven special trains running within Tamil Nadu has been extended till August 15, after the state government extended the lockdown in the state till August 31.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Lockdown extended till August 31; below 6,000 cases for first time in a week
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Tamil Nadu reported 5,864 fresh Covid-19 cases and 97 deaths, taking its tally to 2,39,978 and fatalities to 3,838. This is a significant drop in numbers, with the state having reported close to 7,000 cases everyday for the past six days.

I am waiting for Rajini sir to announce his plan and then I will take a call: ‘Singham’ Annamalai Kuppusamy
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Former IPS officer says Sathankulam custodial death is black mark for Tamil Nadu Police, but should not label the entire police department with just one incident.

Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown with relaxations, complete shutdown on Sundays
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

All commercial establishments, private companies, and other business entities can now operate with 75 per cent workforce, up from 50 per cent earlier.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Expeditious measures have kept fatality rate low, says CM; death toll at 3,741
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Apart from conducting fever clinics for early detection and treatment of the cases both in Chennai and rest of Tamil Nadu, the government has established 1,196 mobile camps throughout the state including 70 in Chennai to detect the virus cases.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Chennai district collector tests positive; close to 7,000 cases reported today
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Tamil Nadu recorded its highest single-day count for the sixth consecutive day with 6,972 fresh cases reported in the state on Tuesday. With this, the state Covid-19 tally has risen to 2,27,688.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: CM launches free masks scheme for ration card holders; 6993 fresh cases today
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Around 4.44 crore reusable masks, purchased at a cost of Rs. 30.07 crore will be distributed to 69.09 lakh families in town panchayats, municipalities and corporations barring the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), an official release said.

Chennai: Two detained under Goondas Act for hurting sentiments of Hindus, Muslims
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

While Nathigan featured in a video “ridiculing” Hindu deity Murugan, SJ Gopal is accused of circulating defamatory content on Prophet Mohammad.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Lockdown in Coimbatore this weekend; over 6,000 cases recorded today
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The announcement comes after the district saw a surge in the number of cases over the past few days. Only essential services will be allowed during the lockdown in the district.

Tamil actors fined for entering restricted area in Kodaikanal
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

According to reports, actors Vimal and Soori had landed at the popular tourist spot on July 17. They had visited the Berjiam lake without prior permission from the forest officials. The incident came to light when pictures of them fishing surfaced on social media.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: 84 Raj Bhavan employees test positive; case tally crosses 1.9 lakh
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Tamil Nadu recorded its highest ever single-day count till date, with 6,472 fresh cases reported in the state on Thursday. With this, the state Covid-19 tally has risen to 1,92,964.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Chennai launches first plasma bank; state records highest single-day spike with 5,849 cases
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar inaugurated the plasma bank, which was established at a cost of Rs 2.34 crore and is equipped with all modern facilities.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Kasimedu fishing harbour barred for public; 81% recovery rate in Chennai
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

As per decisions taken at a high-level meeting by top officials and representatives of mechanised boats association and traders, only 50 to 70 boats will be allowed to go fishing per day from the harbour, Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said.

How is Chennai faring in its fight against Covid?
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Chennai, as of July 20, has 87,235 positive cases, that is 50 per cent of the total cases in Tamil Nadu. The positive rate of Chennai has fallen off in the past couple of days. As of July 20, the recovery rate of Chennai is 81 per cent.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: 3 DMK MLAs test positive; close to 5,000 fresh cases in state
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Tamil Nadu recorded 4,985 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 1,75,678. Among these, Chennai reported 1,298 positive cases, bringing the city's total to 87,235.

COVID-19: Sole breadwinner dead at 22, TN family says has got no aid
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

One of the 120 contract employees with the Tirupur district’s 108 ambulance service at Avinashipalayam, Ganesh earned Rs 12,000 per month.

Coimbatore: Saffron paint thrown on Periyar statue in Coimbatore district
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Locals and members of the political party, Periyar Dravida Kazhagam gathered near the statue and staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the people behind the act.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Labour and Employment minister tests positive; 4,549 fresh cases reported
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

The minister is the fourth state cabinet minister to test positive. With this, the number of legislators who have tested positive in Tamil Nadu has risen to 12.

Tamil Nadu: 7-year-old strangled to death by neighbour for asking him to change channel, 2 arrested
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

In a fit of rage, the man strangled the child and put the girl inside a plastic drum and covered the lid. Then, with the help of a friend, he dumped her body near a canal located two kilometers away from his house, the police said.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Govt includes yoga, naturopathy for treatment; 1,078 cases in Chennai
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Based on the request of the Chief Secretary of the Tamil Nadu government, Southern Railway has extended the suspension of seven special trains running within the state till July 31.

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