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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.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Bus services suspended till July 31; over 4,000 fresh cases recorded
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Tamil Nadu recorded 66 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 2,032.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Another minister tests positive; state tally touches 1.3 lakh
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

The number of legislators in the state who have tested positive till date has risen to 12. Eight legislators from AIADMK and four from DMK have tested positive so far.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Central team meets with health minister; govt authorises Siddha for Covid treatment
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Led by Additional Secretary of Union Health and Family Welfare Department Aarti Ahuja, the team held discussions with state Health Minister Dr C Vijaya Baskar, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan and other senior officials.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Electricity minister tests positive; 3,756 cases recorded today
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

Chennai, Madurai and Thiruvallur recorded the highest cases among the 39 districts today, with 1,261, 379 and 300 cases recorded in the three districts respectively.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Third cop succumbs to virus in Chennai; free rice for family card holders till November
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

More than 3,000 police personnel in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, with a majority of them having recovered and rejoined the force.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Early detection key behind high numbers, says govt; Petrol bunks to not function on Sundays
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

The government has said that density of population is an important factor for the rapid spread of the pandemic in Chennai which has the highest cases in the State.

Tamil Nadu updates: Covid tally crosses 1 lakh; govt extends free ration to family cardholders for July
Fri, Jul 03, 2020

Tamil Nadu on Friday recorded its highest spike till date with 4329 fresh cases, bringing the state tally to 1,02,721. Among these, Chennai reported 2082 positive cases, bringing the city's total to 64,689.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Amma canteens in 4 districts to provide food for free; state tally crosses 94,000
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Of the total cases, Chennai reported 2,182. So far 60,533 cases have been reported in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Higher Education minister tests positive; state tally crosses 90,000
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

The number of legislators in Tamil Nadu who have tested positive for the virus has risen to six, with four DMK MLAs, one AIADMK MLA and now, one AIADMK minister testing positive for Covid-19.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Strict lockdown in five districts till July 5, eased lockdown in others till July 31
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

The state will observe a complete lockdown every Sunday in July until the end of the month across all districts.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Complete lockdown in five districts on Sunday; video journalist succumbs to virus
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Madurai will observe a complete lockdown on Sunday.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Kanimozhi writes to NHRC over custodial deaths; 3000 TASMAC outlets to have CCTV cameras
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

In her letter, Kanimozhi said the incident is a collective failure of police and other officials and a gross violation of human rights.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Iruttu Kadai halwa owner tests positive, ‘ends life’; state sees spike, with 3,509 cases
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

The state's Covid-19 tally is now 70,977. Chennai has reported 1,834 positive cases, bringing the city's total to 47,640.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Public transport within zones suspended till June 30; Madurai goes under lockdown
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

After holding a discussion with the district collectors, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the decision had been taken as a precautionary to curb the tide of new COVID-19 cases.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 24 Highlights: Govt should implement safety measures strictly, Kumaraswamy says ahead of SSLC exams
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 24 Highlights: With 107 fresh cases on Tuesday, Bengaluru recorded a triple-digit surge in the Covid-19 cases for the third straight day as the death toll in the state crossed the 150-mark.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Protests in Thoothukudi over custodial deaths of shopkeepers; TN tally at 64, 603
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

According to protesters and local residents, the two men who ran a mbile shop in Sathankulam town had been picked up by the police who were on patrol duty for running the store beyond the permitted time.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: DMK MLA tests positive; Madurai to go under lockdown
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Vasantham K Karthikeyan is the second DMK MLA after the late J Anbazhagan and third MLA in Tamil Nadu after AIADMK MLA K Palani to test positive for COVID-19.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Four districts go under lockdown; Police deploy drones to monitor Chennai
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

In Chennai, 288 check points were set up by the Greater Chennai Police to carry out vehicle checks. Only those with a valid pass or ID card will be allowed to travel around the city during the lockdown.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Chennai police to strictly implement lockdown; state tally now 52,334
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

A sub-inspector attached to the West Mambalam police station in Chennai became the first police personnel from the Tamil Nadu police force to succumb to Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Highest single-day spike with 2,174 cases, tally crosses 50,000
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Of the total cases, Chennai accounted for 1,276 cases taking its total to 35,556.