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Shivani Ramakrishnan


Shivani is a trainee sub-editor with The Indian Express in Chennai. She writes on local and civic issues, and culture. A journalist by day and a poet by night, dogs are her best friends.

Chennai: Southern Railway reintroduces UTS mobile app for booking unreserved journey tickets on suburban trains, MRTS
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Unreserved tickets can currently be purchased only by those travelling along Chennai Beach - Velachery, Royapuram - Gummidipoondi, Chennai Beach - Chengalpattu and Chennai Suburban Terminus - Tiruvallur routes.

Karnataka Bengaluru January 26 Highlights: Farmers tractor rally enters Bengaluru City
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 26 Highlights: The farmers, led by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions and Communist parties will converge at Freedom Park.

Chennai Hyderabad January 25, 26 Highlights: Traffic diversions in Chennai’s Anna Salai on Jan 27 for inauguration of Jayalalithaa’s memorial
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Tamil Nadu Telangana Coronavirus Assembly Elections 2021 January 25, 26 Highlights: The road between Light House and War Memorial along Chennai's Kamarajar Salai will be closed from 6 am and will be reopened following the event.

Chennai Mega Streets Project: Corporation to revamp 25 km stretch of road in the city under ‘quick wins’
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Under quick wins, a few portions of the proposed 110 km long project will be revamped initially. These roads are a sub-part of the localities and roads which have been identified under Phase I.

Pongal in TN: Rahul Gandhi attends Jallikattu event; 5 detained for raising slogans against farm laws
Fri, Jan 15, 2021

In Madurai, the festival was marked by the commencement of the annual Jallikattu (bull taming) event at Avaniyapuram. A total of 788 bull tamers and 430 bulls will compete in the event this year.

Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election Results 2020 Live Updates: BJP leads in 5,255 seats, Congress 3,090, JD(S) 1,565
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election Results 2020, Karnataka Local Body Election Results 2020 Live Updates: As many as 2,22,814 candidates contested the election whereas 8,074 candidates were elected unopposed.

Thinking of visiting tourist spots in Tamil Nadu? Here is what you need to know
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

Various tourist spots in Tamil Nadu have reopened for visitors after over eight months of lockdown. For most places, the COVID-19 protocol is the same — it includes wearing a mask, sanitising hands frequently and observing social distancing at all times.

To spread Covid-19 safety awareness, Chennai Metro ties up with a Parai troupe
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

Amid the pandemic, the cultural group has been imparting classes to students online, except for Karaikudi, Pollachi and Tiruppur where offline classes have been continuing.

Covid halts therapy sessions, children with disabilities struggle to cope up
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

From online seminars to caregivers turning teachers, children with disabilities and their families have had to adapt to life under lockdown as therapy centres and schools remain closed in Chennai.

Karnataka Bengaluru October 26 Highlights: Low-key Mysuru Dasara celebrations culminate with Jumbo Savari
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News October 26 Highlights: BBMP officials said Rs 86 lakh compensation was handed over in total on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: CM assures free COVID-19 vaccine to all
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Tamil Nadu’s overall tally went past 7 lakh as 3,077 persons tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. A total of 7,00,193 persons have tested positive in the state so far.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Nearly one-third Chennai population exposed to virus, sero survey reveals
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

The results have shown an overall positivity rate of 32.3 per cent, authorities said. This was more than the number of those found affected by the virus during the first survey conducted in July.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: Drop in cases, less than 4,000 reported today
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Till date, a total of 25,075 children under 12 years and 86,044 persons above 60 years of age have tested positive for Covid-19.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Recoveries cross 6.12 lakh, 5,117 discharged
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Till date, a total of 12,42,797 have entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of travel, and 6,771 of them have tested positive.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Chennai police extends ban on gatherings of over 5 people in public places till Oct 31
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

Issued by Chennai Commissioner of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, the statement added that individuals found to be violating the prohibition will be prosecuted.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: Lockdown extended till October 31, with some relaxations
Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Restaurants and tea shops will be allowed to run from 6 am till 9 pm. As many as 100 incoming flights (from the 50 earlier) have been permitted to land in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Chief secy urges collectors to ascertain reason for spike in cases, reduce deaths
Sat, Sep 26, 2020

Reviewing the steps being taken to contain the virus and also the treatment protocols in place, Shanmugam asked the Collectors via video conference fom Chennai to make sure that there are proper facilities in hospitals.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: While cases decline in Chennai, Coimbatore continues to see spike
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 46,386. Till date, 3,43,470 males, 2,25,870 females and 30 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: Class 10-12 students allowed to return to schools from Oct 1
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

The students must be divided into two batches and those placed in the first batch will be allowed to come to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the second on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Anna University bifurcation raises a storm, staff say will undo years of hard work
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Anna University Teachers Association (AUTA) and the vice chancellor of Anna University have also written to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and state minister for Higher Education, K P Anbalagan against the bifurcation.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: S P Velumani flags off 20 testing vehicles in Coimbatore
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

After a total of 5,344 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported on Monday in Tamil Nadu, the state's overall tally reached 5,47,337.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: About 40% of school syllabus cut for current academic year, says Edu minister
Sat, Sep 19, 2020

The recommendation was made by an 18-member panel which had been formed in May to evaluate and recommend the way forward for school education amid the pandemic, said School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: Recoveries cross 4.7 lakh; Rajnikanth wishes quick recovery to fan
Fri, Sep 18, 2020

According to the media bulletin by the Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare Department, 46,610 cases are active in the state.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Govt grants permission to 13 universities to conduct final semester exams in Sept
Tue, Sep 15, 2020

A total of 12 universities and the Directorate of Technical Education have opted for online examinations while one university has opted for a combination of offline and online modes.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: 20% discount on QR code ticketing; MGR’s nephew succumbs to COVID-19
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

M C Chandran, who was the son of MGR's elder brother M G Chakrapani was being treated at Rajiv Gandhi Government General hospital in Chennai for COVID-19.