The Tamil Nadu government issued a red alert for rainfall in the four districts of the state that includes Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, and Chinglepet. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also said that heavy rainfall is expected over Villupuram, Cuddalore, Chengalpattu, Nagapattinam, Puducherry, and Karaikal area on December 31 and January 1. Besides, heavy rainfall is likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh till January 1,… read-more
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Brand Impact presented the Style Icon "Doctor of the year" award to Dr Aishwarya Selvaraj at the Golden Glory Awards. Selvaraj is the Founder and Managing Director of Skin Envy, which is one of the most popular skin clinics in Chennai. Meanwhile, Malaika Arora was the chief guest of the ceremony. ''I was born and brought up in Chennai. Getting this award pushes me to work hard,'' said Selvaraj.
K S Sethumadhavan, famous as a filmmaker in the Malayalam language, died at the age of 90 in Chennai, on December 24. He was ailing due to age-related issues for some time, reported PTI. He started his career in the early 1960s and directed over 60 movies. He also worked in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi languages. Born in Kerala's Palakkad, Sethumadhavan is survived by wife Valsala and three children.
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Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin on December 16 launched 70 new state-run pharmacies in 36 districts across the state. These pharmacies provide medicines at a discount of upto 20%, reported PTI. ''The 303 government-run medical stores are playing a social role similar to ration shops,'' said the government. Reportedly, the decision also led to private medical shops owners offering discounts to compete in the market.
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Chennai's 60% population received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while 85% received their first dose, said Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian. Further, during the inspection of the 14th mega vaccination camp, the Minister informed, Chennai's second dose coverage is higher than the entire state, which is 48.95%. Subramanian added that in 13 mega vaccination… read-more
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Deepa Jayakumar, niece of former Tamil Nadu CM J.Jayalalithaa received the keys to her aunt's Poes Garden bungalow on December 10, after a legal battle. Further, Deepa while talking to ANI, said that a complete renovation is required in order to use the house and no electric supply at the residence. Furthermore, when asked about VK Sasikala, she said, "we don't… read-more
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on December 10, directed the Tamil Nadu Government to file an action report, over Chennai pollution. The NGT bench, headed by Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered to form an action plan to prevent air pollution and worsening air quality. The bench also asked to file a detailed report for the same in the next hearing. The NGT decision came on the petition filed by LG Sahadevan.
Tamil Director M Thiagarajan was reportedly found dead on the roadside near AVM studio in Chennai on December 8. The police have sent the body for post-mortem after receiving the tragic and shocking information. The director's sudden demise created shock among the Tollywood industry. Besides, M Thiagarajan started directing with the movie "Vetrimel Vetri", and directed many superhit films, one of them being Managara Kaval… read-more
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In Chennai, a 12-year-old boy underwent a successful multi-organ transplant surgery for a rare liver disease. As many as 20 doctors were involved in the 18-hour long surgery at Gleneagles Global Health City. Dr. Rajanikanth Patcha told ANI, "This boy has been diagnosed with Primary Hyperoxaluria (PH) type- II." Furthermore, boy's aunt and… read-more
Sarada Menon, known as India's first woman psychiatrist, passed away at the age of 98 in Chennai, on December 5. She was the longest-serving head of the Institute of Mental Health. Menon completed her graduation from the Madras Medical College and received psychiatry training at NIMHANs, Bengaluru. Earlier in 1984, she founded the Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF India). Notably, she was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1992.
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