Tamil Nadu Chennai Live Updates: State reports 1559 fresh cases, 175 from Chennai alone

Tamil Nadu Chennai Latest News Live Updates: Till date, 15,22,528 males, 10,84,640 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

Tamil Nadu Chennai News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 1,559 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 26,07,206. Among these, Chennai reported 175 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,43,249. The state recorded 26 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 34,814. 23 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 1,816 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,54,323.

As of Thursday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 18,609. According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 4,15,28,272 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,60,911 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 287 Covid-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 218 are private facilities.

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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) on Thursday approved funds to the tune of Rs 524 crore for the upgradation and development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Tamil Nadu. SIDBI chairman Sivasubramanian Ramann handed over the ‘in-principle approval letter’ to Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday and said Tamil Nadu was the first state to receive the cluster development fund, a state government release said.

The funds would be utilized to execute projects including setting up of precision engineering cluster in Kancheepuram, e-vehicle component cluster in Coimbatore, a medical equipment industrial park in Oragadam near Chennai among others.

Meanwhile, in a company statement, Ramann said the thrust shall be laid on clusters in sectors, sub-sectors which can directly benefit the MSMEs in the State (under the initiative). “SIDBI shall complement these with its customized direct lending products being channelised in the supported clusters, setting an example for other institutions to adopt and replicate”, he added.

The SIDBI Cluster Development Fund has been set up with support from the Reserve Bank of India and it is envisaged in setting up, upgrading and renovation of MSME infrastructure in areas other than agriculture, the statement said. (PTI)

Factionalism in Tamil Nadu BJP has taken an ugly turn with two relatively new entrants in the party – state unit chief K Annamalai and YouTuber Madan Ravichandran – being at the centre of a controversy this week over allegations of sexual misconduct against a senior party leader from the RSS.

Triggering the storm, Ravichandran on Tuesday morning released a video, making serious allegations of sexual misconduct against BJP state general secretary K T Raghavan, a prominent RSS face in the party. Following the allegations of his misconduct with a woman party worker, Raghavan denied the charges and resigned from his post.

Ravichandran’s claim that he released the video with the consent of state BJP chief Annamalai forced the latter to issue a statement, claiming ignorance about details of the video although he admitted that he was aware of the issue.

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Tangedco has announced a power cut in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 2 pm for maintenance work.

Here are the affected areas:

Porur:

  • Parivakkam: Annaikattucheri/Amuthurmedu, Thirumanamkavalcheri, Vayalanallur, Sorancheri/Oilcheri and Chithukadu 
  • Poonamallee: Melmanagar, Rukmani Nagar, Seneerkuppam Periyar Nagar, Abirami Nagar, Ashtalakshmi, Abdulkalam Nagar and Sakthi Garden

Tambaram:

  • Sithalapakkam: Pillayar Koil Street, Erikarai Road, Surya Nagar, Velacherry Main Road, Mandhaveli Street and Ramdass Street
  • Puthuthangal: Devaraj Pillai Street, Kurinji Nagar, Nithyanantham Nagar, Abirami Nagar, Sathya Sai Nagar, Periyar Nagar, Daniel Street, Tamil Poonga Street and Parts of GST Road
  • Adyar: 
  • Kasturibai Nagar: Canal Bank Road, K.B Nagar – 1st, 2nd and 3rd Main Roads, K.B Nagar – 2nd and 3rd Cross Streets, B.V Nagar – 1st and 2nd Streets, Anna Avenue and Govindharaja Puram 
  • Kazura Garden: Kazura Garden – 1st and 2nd Main Roads, Ranga Reddy Garden, Mettu Colony, Parts of ECR and Habiba Street
  • IT Corridor: Srinivasa Nagar, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Jayendra Colony, Rajiv Gandhi Salai and Sambal Street

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Tamil Nadu recorded 1,559 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 26,07,206. Among these, Chennai reported 175 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,43,249. The state recorded 26 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 34,814. 23 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 1,816 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,54,323.

As of Thursday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 18,609. Till date, 15,22,528 males, 10,84,640 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 4,15,28,272 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,60,911 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 287 Covid-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 218 are private facilities.

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Road that connects Kodanad main area with Anna Nagar residential area (Photo: Special arrangement)

The Kodanad estate robbery and murder case has recently rocked the Tamil Nadu Assembly once again, with the AIADMK crying political vendetta and the ruling DMK saying it was only fulfilling a poll promise. The lush property was the summer retreat of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. From 2017, a murder, a robbery, two “accidental deaths”, a suicide, and accompanying political mudslinging have kept it in headlines.

READ | Prevented from using only road to town, villagers in Tamil Nadu’s Kodanad estate ask: ‘What about justice to us’

Factionalism in Tamil Nadu BJP has taken an ugly turn with two relatively new entrants in the party – state unit chief K Annamalai and YouTuber Madan Ravichandran – being at the centre of a controversy this week over allegations of sexual misconduct against a senior party leader from the RSS.

READ | Tamil Nadu BJP caught in tangle of tapes, charges of sexual misconduct

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