India recorded more than 14,000 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. However, for the first time since March 26, 2020, Mumbai recorded zero death due to Coronavirus. The average recovery rate stands at 98.10%, while 59.09 crore tests have been done so far. Furthermore, Gujarat also reported zero deaths, for the ninth day in a row. Kerala and Tamil Nadu reported 7,555 and 1,218 cases respectively.
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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on May 22 announced the extension of complete lockdown by one more week. Following the steep increase in the COVID-19 death rate, the government extended the lockdown ending on May 24. However, the new guideline will allow shops to open till 9 pm on May 23 to stock up essentials. Allowing banks, private offices, the new order mandated e-registration for inter-state medical travel.
A team led by Thiruvallur Revenue Divisional Officer Preethi Parkavi on May 19 sealed the Chennai's EVP Film City and fined Rs 1 lakh for flouting COVID-19 protocols. The film city was accused of shooting the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ Malayalam season 3, despite Tamil Nadu government’s ban on film and television shootings amid lockdown. As per sources, the show has completed 95 days with five more days remaining.
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Tamil Nadu Government has acceded to TIDEL Park's proposal to instate mini-IT parks in four II and III-tier districts, selecting Salem, Villupuram, Cuddalore, and Theni for the opening phase. Relatedly, the government has directed the respective district collectors to find non-objectionable 10-20 acres of government tracts. Reportedly, one of Asia's largest IT Parks - TIDEL has been permitted to usher IT growth in tier two and three towns.… read-more
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The AIADMK general council on January 9 unanimously authorised Edappadi K Palaniswami's chief ministerial candidature for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu elections. The council has directed Palaniswami and current Deputy Chief Minister and party coordinator O Pannerselvam to formulate electoral strategies. Among 16 resolutions adopted, the council urged the Union to retain the provincial council system in Sri Lanka. The council has congratulated… read-more
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Tamil Nadu government has permitted multiplexes to operate at 100% capacity from the existing 50% by adhering to the previously released standard operating procedures. Besides, COVID-19 precautionary measures will be screened during the showtime to spread awareness among the spectators. The order came on January 4, after actors and theatre proprietors petitioned CM K. Palaniswami to allow theatres to function at their full capacity ahead of… read-more
Superstar Rajinikanth has announced that his new party will be launched in January 2021 ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly polls. With quotes "Now Or Never" and "Change, Let Us Change Everything", the veteran actor has announced that the launch date would be revealed by the end of December. Moreover, he has appointed former BJP member - Dr Arjunamurthy and Tamizharuvi Maniyan as the party's senior coordinator and supervisor respectively.
After opinions from parents, the Tamil Nadu government has withdrawn the earlier announcements and has postponed the opening of colleges and schools for Classes 9 to 12. Earlier, the government had announced the re-opening of higher educational institutions from November 16. However, from December 2, colleges will re-open for PhD students and final year PG students from science and technical streams as per the UGC guidelines.
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Madurai police have arrested an individual on November 10, who posed as an IAS officer to an official from the Food Safety Department. The accused Senthil Kumar tried to cheat Somasundaram who was dubious after he was asked to arrange accommodation and liquor during his visit to Madurai. Somasundaram informed the police after confirming the suspicions. The accused was booked under IPC Sections 170 and 420.
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Former IAS Officer S Sasikanth Senthil announced his political entry and will join the Indian National Congress on November 9. The 41-year-old diplomat who resigned from the civil services in 2019, quoted a "totalitarian attack on the country". He will campaign for Congress during the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections. Senthil stated that he will counter the divisive forces and added, "Tamil Nadu people have always believed in social… read-more
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