Erode reports 73 fresh COVID-19 cases
Erode district on Saturday reported 73 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total cases to 1,05,620. While 62 persons were discharged, 798 persons continue to be under treatment.
In Salem, 41 positive cases and two deaths were reported on Saturday. In Namakkal, 39 COVID-19 positive cases were reported.
Plea for ward
The Madras High Court has directed the State government to consider a representation made to it by C. Jagadeesan, an auto driver, in 2018 for setting up a separate ward in the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for those who get admitted to obtain disability certificates.
Railways came up with a dominant performance to defeat Karnataka by eight wickets to lift the women’s senior One Day Trophy at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
The scores (final): Karnataka 74 in 38 overs (Renuka K. Singh 4/14) lost to Railways 76/2 in 22.2 overs (S. Meghana 36).
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Hyderabad Monday races postponed to Wednesday
The Stewards of Hyderabad Race Club (HRC) have resolved to postpone the races to be held on Monday (Nov. 22) to Wednesday (Nov. 24) due to inclement weather and non conducive underfoot conditions. The same card will hold good.
Chennai races for Nov. 24 and 26 cancelled
CHENNAI: The Stewards of the Madras Race Club have decided to cancel the fifth and sixth day races scheduled to be held on Wednesday (Nov. 24) and Friday (Nov. 26) due to underfoot conditions of the race track not being conducive for racing. The Deepak Khaitan Memorial Guindy Gold Cup scheduled to be run Nov. 26 has been rescheduled and the revised date will be announced later.
Water level in Periyar dam stood at 141.10 feet (maximum permissible level is 142 ft.) with an inflow of 3,104 cusecs and a discharge of 2,250 cusecs. In Vaigai dam, the level was 69.42 ft. (71 ft.) with an inflow of 2,700 cusecs and a discharge of 2,355 cusecs. Combined storage in Periyar credit was 10,765 mcft.
Periyar dam recorded a rainfall of 2 mm and Thekkadi 0.6 mm in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Neelavara Surendra Adiga re-elected
Neelavara Surendra Adiga was re-elected president of Udupi District Kannada Sahitya Parishat in an election held on Sunday.
He polled 432 votes against his competitors K.S. Subrahmanya Basri, who secured 400 votes, and Subrahmanya Bhat who bagged 394 votes.
Of the 1,232 votes in the district, the valid votes were 1,226 as six votes had been rejected. There were eight polling centres.
Gold worth ₹2.13 crore seized
The Cochin unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 4.24 kg of gold that is valued at ₹2.13 crore, from two passengers at Cochin International Airport on Sunday.
The passengers, Manivasan and Bakarudheen Hussain, have been arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. The smuggled gold was concealed inside specially stitched pockets in their jeans and briefs.
Cuddalore logs seven fresh cases
Cuddalore district recorded nil COVID-19-relateddeaths on Monday. As many as seven persons tested positive, taking the tally to 64,351. The district saw 63,370 recoveries and the active case count stood at 109. In Villupuram district, two persons tested positive, taking the total to 45,980. Kallakurichi district reported three cases, taking the total to 31,538.
Sasikala visits rain-hit areas in city
The AIADMK’s former interim general secretary, V.K. Sasikala, on Monday visited rain-hit parts of Poonamallee and gave away relief materials to residents of the area. On Sunday, she went to certain localities of south Chennai such as Velachery, Taramani and Besant Nagar.
Gold seized in Chennai
The Chennai Customs seized 1.22 kg of gold worth ₹54.87 lakh and other goods worth ₹3.86 lakh at the airport. Two passengers, who came from Kuwait on Saturday and Sunday, were held. When their check-in baggage was searched, officials found six gold cut bits hidden inside the handles of glass-lid casserole dishes and seized them, a press release said.
Camp to raise awareness on pancreatic cancer
GEM Hospital will conduct a pancreatic cancer awareness week from November 24 to 30. The awareness camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on all days. Facilities such as free consultation, blood test and ultrasound screening will be offered. For appointments call 9884998385 or 044-61666666.
Man beats father to death in Tiruvallur
A 51-year-old man was beaten to death by his son at their house in Vengathur village, Tiruvallur. The victim was identified as Balakrishnan, whose son Pandian, 28, is mentally unstable. . On Sunday,when a power cut occurred, Pandian asked his father to fetch a candle, but when Balakrishnan could not find one, a quarrel ensued. In a fit of rage, Pandian beat him to death.
Constitution of Urban Development Authority for Tiruppur
The State Government on November 22, 2021, issued orders, establishing urban development authorities for Tiruppur, on the lines of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).
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Indian High Commissioner to Lanka calls on TN Governor
High Commissioner of Indian in Colombo, Gopal Baglay, called on Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Tuesday.