Tamil Nadu not in position to conduct college final exams in Sept, seeks freedom for states to assess: CM
The Tamil Nadu govt on Saturday said it was not in a position to conduct college examinations for the final year/semester students in September 2020, as several educational institutions have been converted into COVID-19 care centres.
SC issues notice TN, others on DMK plea for disqualification of 11 AIADMAK MLAs
DMK, in its fresh plea filed through advocate Amit Anand Tiwa...
TN govt extends free ration to family cardholders for July
This is in view of the lockdown to contain COVID-19 having been extended till this...
Class 10 public exams in Tamil Nadu cancelled, students promoted: Chief Minister K Palaniswami
Coronavirus cases were on the rise continuously in Chennai and some districts, Palaniswami said adding epidemiologists have opined that there was no scope for reduction in the spread of the pathogen in a short period of time.
TN extends lockdown till July 31 after Health Experts Committee advised against extension
The Committee urged the government to increase the restrictions in areas where the health indicators were not satisfactory but did not suggest lockdown extension in the districts, including Chennai, that are under a complete lockdown till Tuesday.
CM Palaniswami blames vendors for Koyambedu cluster formation
"The Chief Secretary held a talk with them on April 6, asking them to stand by the government's decision to shift to the temporary market and avoid infection spread. However, trade representatives refused to accept it citing fears of business loss,” Palaniswami said.
Tamil Nadu imposes complete lockdown in Madurai and neighbouring areas as state sees 2710 cases
Even in these areas, shops to be open from 6 am to 2 pm and people will be allowed to buy essential items. However, there will be a complete lockdown in on Sunday.
Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu inch towards 60,000 mark
As many as 2,532 new cases were registered on Sunday, making the State's total tally touch 59,377, the State's media bulletin confirmed. This also marks the fifth consecutive day that the state has reported more than 2,000 new single-day virus cases. There are currently 25,863 active cases in the State.
CM Palaniswami eases curbs in Chennai from July 6, extends restrictions in Madurai
Effective July 6, vegetable shops and groceries could function from 6 am to 6 pm from the present 6 am to 2 pm in Chennai and suburban areas under the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police, Palaniswami said in a statement.
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami pegs Rs 85,000 crore fiscal deficit
In view of such a scenario and revenue losses of about Rs 13,000 to Rs 14,000 crore a month, "our Finance Secretary has said that there would be a fiscal deficit of approximately Rs 85,000 crore," he told reporters here on Friday.
SC defers hearing on DMK's plea seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs
DMK, in its fresh plea, has sought a direction to Assembly speaker P Dhanapal to decide its plea, pending since March 20, 2017, seeking disqualification of the 11 lawmakers including Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam under anti-defection law for voting against the Palaniswami government.
Employ local workers to ensure no dip in production: TN CM Palaniswami
The Chief Minister went on to add that the State government was monitoring the situation closely and would announce more relaxations from the lockdown based on how things progress.
DMK MLA Anbazhagan passes away on his birthday due to coronavirus
The 62-year-old Anbazhagan undergoing treatment at the private hospital Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre here was in a critical condition.
86% of Covid-19 cases in TN asymptomatic, says TN CM
In a statement detailing the various efforts taken to address the COVID-19 situation since February, K Palaniswami also said that the state's mortality rate was the lowest when compared to even some foreign countries, besides other Indian states.
Administrative lapses are the reason for the spread of the pandemic: MK Stalin
"The administrative lapse of the AIADMK government is the basic reason for the spread of the pandemic," Stalin said in a statement that was put out on his Twitter handle.
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