Tamil Nadu Teachers

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TN Teachers, Dressed As Mythological Characters, Spread COVID Awareness

In a unique way of spreading awareness about COVID-appropriate behaviour, two teachers from a government school in Tamil Nadu are doing skits while being dressed as mythological characters. In the costumes of Lord Yama and Surapadma, the teachers - NK Hemalatha and D Perumal - perform on roads bearing the hot weather. "We take it seriously and put in more effort especially for villages" stated Hemalatha about their initiative. 

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 12:54 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Covid-19, Covid-19 Awareness, Teachers

Royal Enfield

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Royal Enfield Extends Aid Of Rs 2 Cr To Tamil Nadu Disaster Fund

Two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield has announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 crore to the Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief Fund to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting Chief Minister MK Stalin, Royal Enfield CEO Vinod Dasari presented a cheque of Rs 2 crore and stated, "Tamil Nadu is the home of Royal Enfield motorcycles." Notably, the two-wheeler company has three manufacturing units in Chennai.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 04:04 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Royal Enfield, Covid-19, Automobile, Tamil Nadu

Courtesy: Car and Bike

Plantation

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Tamil Nadu NGO Grows 65,000 Tress, Creates 25 Miyawaki Forests

In a bid to save the environment, Chennai-based NGO 'Thuvakkam' has planted and raised 65,000 trees, creating 25 Miyawaki forests. Started in 2014, the NGO has 1,800 active volunteers working to increase green belt in Tamil Nadu. The NGO has been following the Miyawaki forest technique since 2016 Cyclone Vardah. 'Miyawaki' is a Japanese planting concept that states densely planted vegetation shows higher growth as compared to normally planted… read-more

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 05:04 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Tamil Nadu, environment, Trees, Vegetation, Miyawaki Forest

Courtesy: The Better India

Board Exams

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Tamil Nadu Govt Cancels Board Examination For Class 12

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on June 5 announced the cancellation of board exams for class 12 owing to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 and the probability of the third wave. He also said that the government will soon create a committee to form a mark-awarding system. Besides, CM Stalin requested PM Narendra Modi to cancel "all national level entrance examinations like NEET".

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 10:00 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Covid-19, Board Exams, Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, Education

Courtesy: The News Minute

Lioness

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Lioness Dies Of COVID-19 In Tamil Nadu Zoo, 8 Other Big Cats Positive

The Tamil Nadu government on June 3 informed that a 9-year-old lioness has succumbed to COVID-19 in Vandaloor Zoo. Notably, the lioness named Neela was completely asymptomatic. Earlier, nine Asiatic lions were tested positive for the virus and quarantined in the zoo. Meanwhile, the deadly virus has claimed the life of a tiger in Ranchi zoo as well, prompting the authorities to test the remaining 9 tigers for COVID-19.

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 - 02:32 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Covid-19, lions, Animal Death

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Arrested

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TN Man Booked For Eating Dead Snake To Stay Safe Against COVID-19

In a bizarre incident, a 50-year-old man in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district has been booked for chewing a dead snake to stay safe against COVID-19. The man named Vadivelu can be seen, in a viral video, eating the snake and claiming that snakes generate immunity against coronavirus. According to police, Vadivelu was drunk at the time of the incident. Meanwhile, the forest department has slapped him with a Rs-7000 fine.

Fri, 28 May 2021 - 10:32 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: snakes, Tamil Nadu, Covid-19, Wildlife

Courtesy: Times Now

Representational Image

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'Orange' Flood Warning In 3 States; 'Red' Alert In Jharkhand, Bihar

After heavy downpours in several states due to Cyclone Yaas, the Central Water Commission on May 26 issued an 'Orange bulletin' predicting floods in Odisha, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Likewise, a 'Red' alert was issued for Bihar, Jharkhand, and parts of Uttar Pradesh, said RK Jenamani, a Senior Scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department. The met body also forecasted ‘Yaas’ effect including lightening and gusty winds for another 36 hours… read-more

Thu, 27 May 2021 - 05:04 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Cyclone Yaas, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Floods, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu

Courtesy: NDTV

Samantha Akkineni in 'The Family Man 2'.

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Tamil Nadu Govt Demands Ban On 'The Family Man 2' Release

The Tamil Nadu government has demanded a ban on the release of Manoj Bajpayee-starrer 'The Family Man 2' as it allegedly "depicts the Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner". The southern state's people have argued that Tamil-speaking Samantha Akkineni's portrayal as a terrorist "is directly an attack on the pride of Tamils". Besides, Naam Tamizhar Katchi's head S Seeman has warned of "dire consequences" if the web-series is released… read-more

Tue, 25 May 2021 - 11:47 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Eelam Tamils, The Family Man 2, S Seeman, Ban, Central Government

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Rakesh-Dakshina onboard their wedding-plane.

Photo: TV9 Bharatvarsh

TN: Couple Books Entire Flight To Get Married Amid COVID Curbs

Amid the COVID-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu, a Madurai-based couple's wedding has gone viral as they conducted their marriage ceremony onboard a passenger flight. The couple - Rakesh and Dakshina - had booked an entire two-hour Madurai to Bangalore flight that hosted 161 guests. Interestingly, they tied the knot exactly when their airplane flew past over the Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai.

Mon, 24 May 2021 - 04:04 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Madurai, Bangalore, Wedding, Flight

Courtesy: India .com

TAFE Free Tractor Rental Scheme

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TAFE Announces Free Tractor Rental Scheme For Small Scale Farmers

The Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) has offered to provide free tractors to around 50,000 small farmers of Tamil Nadu under its new rental scheme. The Chennai-based company will target farmers owning 2-acres of land or less to cover about 1,20,000 acres, via 43,300 Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors, from May to July. The tractors can be booked from TN government's Uzhavan app or toll-free number 1800-4200-100.

Sun, 23 May 2021 - 06:20 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, Free Tractor Rental Scheme, Farmers

Courtesy: The Hindu