January 27, 2022

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Two young men held for murder in Chennai

Two young men held for murder in Chennai

Abhiramapuram Police on Thursday arrested two young men for allegedly hacking a 34-year-old man to death due to previous enmity, in Raja Annamalaipuram. Police said S. Sathish, 34, was a resident of Kutti Gramani Garden. He had frequent quarrels with his nephew Ranjith due to a dispute about rearing pig...
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Security tightened for R-Day festivities

Security tightened for R-Day festivities

Governor R.N. Ravi to unfurl the Tricolour The city police have tightened security arrangements at several places across the city in view of the Republic Day celebrations to be held on Wednesday. The celebrations will be held near Gandhi Square on Wednesday morning and Governor R.N.Ravi will unfurl the...
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Man held for raping minor girl

Man held for raping minor girl

All Women Police, Madhavaram, on Friday arrested a 20-year-old history-sheeter on charge of raping a minor. The parents of the girl came to know that she was pregnant when they took her to a doctor. Based on a complaint, the police arrested P. Parthiban, 20, of Puzhal. Parthiban has 14 criminal cases ag...
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Cases dip in Chennai for 4th day in a row

Cases dip in Chennai for 4th day in a row

28,561 cases of COVID-19 reported across State; all but three districts record rise in cases Though fresh coronavirus infections rose to 28,561 in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, Chennai continued to register a decline in cases for the fourth consecutive day, with the number of people testing positive falling b...
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Areas around Sembakkam lake spared from floods

Areas around Sembakkam lake spared from floods

Some areas in the southern suburbs were spared of waterlogging during the recent heavy rain, thanks to the ongoing restoration work at Sembakkam lake. Spread over 100 acres, the lake faced several challenges, inlcuding encroachments and sewage pollution. It did not have a defined supply channel and surr...
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CM releases book by an eight-year-old

CM releases book by an eight-year-old

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday released a book, The Adventures of Shing and Shang in Mystery Island, written by an eight-year-old Magizhini Ilanchezhian. In a letter of appreciation, which has been printed in the book, the Chief Minister said that every child should have a comprehensive access t...
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Two young men held for murder in Chennai

Law student arrested for slapping policeman

A 21-year-old law student was arrested by the police on charge of slapping a constable who questioned him for riding a bike without wearing a mask. A team of police attached to the Kodungaiyur station was checking vehicles at M.R. Nagar on Friday and intercepted a biker who was not wearing a mask. On st...
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Stalin checks work on roads during night rounds

Stalin checks work on roads during night rounds

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin late on Thursday night visited areas in Mahalingapuram and Mylapore to review the ongoing works to repair the roads that were damaged during the recent heavy rain. Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation Gagandeep Singh Bedi accompanied the Chief Minister and explained the...
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A blooming movement and two GOs

A blooming movement and two GOs

The recent Supreme Court order permitting 27% quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the all-India quota for admissions to the undergraduate medical courses has been hailed by almost the entire political spectrum in Tamil Nadu as a milestone in the history of social justice. The words, ‘social justi...
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Stalin flags off new police patrol vehicles

Stalin flags off new police patrol vehicles

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday flagged off new patrol vehicles for the Avadi and Tambaram Police Commissionerates. A total of 106 patrol vehicles will be provided to the Police Department at a cost of ₹9.76 crore. Fitted with light bars and the GPS and connected to the police control rooms, thes...
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Making Maths simple and fun for students

Making Maths simple and fun for students

Samagra Shiksha to hold ‘Magizh Kanitham’ training for government school teachers Samagra Shiksha will organise “Magizh Kanitham”, a virtual training programme, on January 21 and 22 for Mathematics teachers from government schools, in a bid to make learning the subject simple and fun for students. The p...
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New IIT-M director sets out his top priorities

New IIT-M director sets out his top priorities

V. Kamakoti, who has been appointed as the new director of IIT-Madras, said his immediate priority would be to augment the skill sets for indigenous technology development, addressing local and global requirements, aligning with the objectives of the National Education Policy. Mr. Kamakoti, who designed...
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30% of patients contracted COVID-19 at home

30% of patients contracted COVID-19 at home

Over 30% of the patients who tested positive for SARS CoV-2 on Saturday contracted the infection from family members who were in isolation at home. According to data compiled by the Greater Chennai Corporation, 1,502 of the 5,040 patients in the 15 zones of the city on Saturday were infected because of...
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Transgender persons play eco warriors

Transgender persons play eco warriors

On Saturday morning, 33-year-old Rakshitha Prabhakaran left from Perumbakkam at 5 a.m. to the beach near Nemili. Soon after her friends joined her, a group of persons playing football stared at them and murmured about their presence. But, they joined the transgender persons in picking up plastic waste....
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Restrictions imposed in Kasimedu harbour

Restrictions imposed in Kasimedu harbour

Mandatory entry pass for the main wharf is among the fresh of restrictions imposed at the Kasimedu fishing harbour to control the spread of COVID-19. Traders, boat owners, labourers, drivers and loading men have been asked to get a pass to participate in the auctions and carry on their wholesale busines...
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Wet weather may continue till Jan. 12

Wet weather may continue till Jan. 12

Wet weather over the State may continue till January 12 and there may be an increase in rainfall activity over coastal areas from January 8, according to the Meteorological Department. Though there have been episodes of dry spell this month, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, has not yet decla...
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COVID-19 cases rise to 1,489 in T.N.

COVID-19 cases rise to 1,489 in T.N.

60% of the fresh cases reported in Chennai, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur districts The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rose to 1,489 in Tamil Nadu on Saturday. At least 60% of the fresh cases was reported in Chennai and its neighbouring districts of Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur. Another per...
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Hospitals told to inform Greater Chennai Corporation if COVID-19 patients are discharged before their quarantine ends

Hospitals told to inform Greater Chennai Corporation if COVID-19 patients are discharged before their quarantine ends

The Greater Chennai Corporation has instructed all hospitals in the city to inform the civic body in advance if a person, who tested positive for COVID-19, is being discharged before the mandatory the end of the quarantine period of 14 days. “We are sending a centralised letter to all hospitals. Our poi...
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Indian Aeropress Championship heads to Chennai

Indian Aeropress Championship heads to Chennai

The Indian leg from five cities to 13, and is coming to Chennai for the very first time. The goal is to select India’s representative for World Aeropress Championships, to be held in Australia in 2022 Many people have spent half the lockdown playing barista, sitting at home. Some have even tested their...
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