Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore Start Compulsory Testing Of Passengers Arriving From 'At Risk' Countries
Compulsory testing of passengers arriving from 11 "at risk" countries of new Covid-19 variant, Omicron has started in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore. The 11 countries, as informed by Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia are UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, New Zealand, Hong… read-more
Amidst widespread rains in the southern states of the country, tomatoes prices have increased, crossing Rs 100 per kg in most areas. According to government data, the retail price of tomatoes per kg in Chennai was Rs 100, while it was Rs 119 and Rs 103 in Ramanathapuram and Tirunelveli respectively. Moreover, tomatoes were sold at Rs 94 per kg in Cuddalore, and Rs 90 per kg in Coimbatore.
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Tamil Nadu on November 16, reported two cases of Swine Flue in the Coimbatore District. As per reports, swine flu cases have been alarming to the authorities in the state and issued state advisory for the public. Moreover, face masks have been made compulsory in the state. As per the Coimbatore Corporation, both patients are undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
As many as eight paintings of transgender artists have been chosen for an exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the University of South Florida, United States of America. Reportedly, the exhibition will be continued for six months from November 20, 2021 to April 20, 2021. One of the artists, Kalki Subramaniam said, "Over 100 trans people from across the world are participating."
In Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore, 26-year-old Indian Air Force officer has been jailed for sexually assaulting a 27-year-old female officer, on September 26. Complaint made the by female officer states that the incident took place inside her room at the Air Force Administrative College in Coimbatore's Redfields while she was asleep.A probe has been carried out by Gandhipuram Police Station and the imprisoned officer has now been sent to Udumalapet… read-more
Over 17 districts in Tamil Nadu are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases in the week before. Chennai and Coimbatore have recorded over 200 cases per day in the last few days. "The recent surge in cases was due to clusters like religious gatherings and gated neighborhood. Any gathering of more than 20 people is cause for concern," said the state's health secretary, Dr. J Radhakrishnan.
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Tamil Nadu police have arrested a 43-year-old man on July 10 for allegedly raping and impregnating his minor niece in Coimbatore. On experiencing abdominal pain, the 12-year-old victim was taken to the hospital where medical examination showed her to be eight months pregnant. A complaint was filed by the minor's parents under IPC Sections 376 (3) and 560 (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses).
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Devotees of Kamatchipuri Adheenam in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore have built a Corona Devi temple to seek protection against the deadly COVID-19. The worshippers also erected a 1.5-foot tall black stone statue where prayers will be offered for 48 days to get rid of the virus, and the pooja will conclude with a Mahayagam. Interestingly, a similar temple named "Plague Mariamman Temple" was constructed 150 years ago against the plague.
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In what could be called a heart-warming initiative, Coimbatore-based trust Thaaimai Arakkattalai offers pro bono funeral service 'Ilavasa Neethar Sevai' to families who have lost their loved ones. Run by the family of 43-year-old Satheesh, the initiative provides various free services like transport, freezer box and other necessary devices related to the funeral within a 12 km radius of the city. Notably, the trust does not have any paid… read-more
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A male elephant died of electrocution on the outskirts of Coimbatore when it accidentally came into contact with an electric fence in a paddy field. On the information from Semmedu village locals, the Boluvampatti forest range officials discovered the high voltage electric fence was connected illegally. Filing a case under the Wild Life Offence Report against Durai alias Aruchamy, the authorities are in search of the absconding accused.