September 18, 2021

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5 held for selling ganja in Pazhavanthangal

5 held for selling ganja in Pazhavanthangal

Personnel from the Pazhavanthangal police station on Friday arrested a gang of five men for possession of marijuana for the purpose of selling. Following information that a huge quantity of marijuana was being smuggled, a special team of police mounted surveillance in Pazhavanthangal. On Thursday, Arun...
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Chellappa endowment set up in Madras University

Chellappa endowment set up in Madras University

I have fulfilled my father’s desire, says writer’s son Subramanian, who donated ₹5 lakh for the purpose The making of late writer C.S. Chellappa’s novel Vaadivasal into a film has also paved the way for the creation of an endowment in his name in the Tamil Department of the University of Madras. Award-w...
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Anna Medals for 100 police personnel

Anna Medals for 100 police personnel

Awards are presented in recognition of outstanding devotion to duty and also to encourage personnel The State government on Tuesday announced the award of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Medal for outstanding devotion to duty (Anna Medal) to 100 police personnel, including five SP (Superintendent of Police)...
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City-based Bharathi scholar honoured

City-based Bharathi scholar honoured

Historian and Bharathi scholar A.R. Venkatachalapathy was given the Mahakavi Bharathi Award by the Coimbatore-based Bharathi Pasarai for his contribution to research and studies about the national poet. The award entails a cash prize of ₹50,000. Bharathi Pasarai has been giving awards since 2014, and th...
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Pantry to be opened on every floor of RGGGH

Pantry to be opened on every floor of RGGGH

The facility is to ensure hygiene at wards as attendants of patients have their meals sitting on the floor A pantry has been set up on every floor of tower 1 and 2 of the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) for patients’ attendants to maintain hygiene in the hospital premises. With an in-pa...
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A lake and a community

A lake and a community

A section of residents in Thalambur are getting to be on first-name terms with a waterbody in their locality The lake next door will remain a “stranger” till you begin to enjoy first-name familiarity with its stakeholders — the plants, the trees, the birds, the butterflies and the creepy-crawlies. When...
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Durga Stalin inaugurates hospital

Durga Stalin inaugurates hospital

Durga Stalin, wife of Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, inaugurated Dr. Lenin’s OrthoInde Hospital in Anna Nagar on Thursday. Dr. Lenin is a pioneer in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgeries. The chairman of the hospital Dr. Anuja said that the mission of the hospital was to provide best possible health...
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Chief Secretary holds review meeting on monsoon preparedness

Man murdered by son’s rivals in Gummudipoondi

A 62-year-old man was stabbed to death in Gummudipoondi by a gang of men who had a dispute with his son. The police said the victim was identified as Mohan, 62, of Turapallam near Gummudipoondi. On Wednesday evening, while his son Jeevanandam, 25, and his friend Ezhil, 25, were attending a marriage rece...
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Chief Secretary holds review meeting on monsoon preparedness

Constable suspended for molesting woman

A traffic police constable in Chennai was suspended on charges of groping a woman at a restaurant in Iyyappanthangal. The accused, Kumaran, a head constable, was attached to Traffic Wing, Porur. The police sources said that while he was returning from duty he decided to have lunch at an eatery at Iyyapa...
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Chief Secretary holds review meeting on monsoon preparedness

Portion of T.T.K. Road caves in

An old sewer line has caused a 15-foot crater on the T.T.K. Road in Alwarpet on Thursday. Officials of the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board said such problems occur when the crust of a pipeline gets corroded. “We have cordoned off the area to ascertain the kind of repair needed. A cr...
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Chief Minister launches conservancy operations

Chief Minister launches conservancy operations

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin visited the Ripon Buildings on Tuesday and launched compactors and battery-operated vehicles for conservancy operations. The compactors and battery-operated vehicles will be used for clearing garbage in Tondiarpet, Royapuram, Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar and Anna Nagar. Speaking on th...
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5 youth killed as car rams parked lorry

5 youth killed as car rams parked lorry

The incident occurred near Perungalathur; roof of passenger vehicle breaks open in the impact Five youngsters were killed when the car they were travelling in rammed a stationary lorry at Perungalathur, near Chennai, in the early hours of Sunday. Police sources said the victims included mechanical engin...
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Estimating the deaths due to COVID-19 in Chennai

Estimating the deaths due to COVID-19 in Chennai

Undercounting of deaths due to COVID-19 in the city is age dependent — and also more during the second wave India is slowly recovering from the second wave of SARS-CoV-2. It is still uncertain whether a third wave will happen and if so with what intensity. Assessing how many people actually died from CO...
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They brave all odds to deliver news on time

They brave all odds to deliver news on time

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the city’s lifestyle and rendered the busy streets nearly silent for many days. But a small section of the people continued its daily routine tirelessly, braving the odds. Newspaper vendors and distributors continue to go about their routine of bundling newspapers,...
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Class V book content keeps TN police on tenterhooks

Class V book content keeps TN police on tenterhooks

A part of the content in the Class V Tamil Nadu State Board Social Science textbook has invited the ire of certain Hindu organisations, prompting the police to mount vigil at sensitive locations. Some Hindu organisations objected to a chapter titled ‘Good Citizen’ in the Class V first-term Social Scienc...
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Coimbatore logs fewer cases than Chennai

Coimbatore logs fewer cases than Chennai

Daily COVID-19 count exceeds 100 in only three districts; Ramanathapuram records just one case Fresh COVID-19 infections dropped to 1,512 in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. Coimbatore logged fewer cases than Chennai, with 173 people testing positive as against 189 in the State capital. The daily tally saw a marg...
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Giving Thirumavalavan a ‘stylish’ makeover

Giving Thirumavalavan a ‘stylish’ makeover

The photos, made public as part of the leader’s birthday, went viral on social media Photographer and one of Kollywood’s well-known public relations professional, Gunaseelan, has become a bit of an unlikely celebrity among the cadre of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and admirers of its chief T...
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