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Bio-medical waste chokes Chennai’s shore post Covid | Chennai News

CHENANI: Masks are an essential commodity during the pandemic. However, when it comes to discarding them, there’s a lot to be learned. “My husband and I use about 30 masks a month,” says Suji Ravi, a 48-year-old entrepreneur from Maduravoyal. “Though I keep them in a separate garbage bag, they end up in the same …

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East Coast Railway announces several special trains connecting Chennai | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The East Coast Railway has extended the following festival special trains to cover the Christmas and New Year season. No. 02840 MGR Chennai Central-Bhubaneswar weekly special train on Fridays will run on December 4, 11, 18 and 25 and on January 1 (Fridays). No. 02839 Bhubaneswar-MGR Chennai Central weekly special train will run on …

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Cyclone Nivar: Two trains cancelled, nine partially cancelled | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Southern Railway has announced its decision to cancel two trains and partially cancel nine trains on November 24 and 25 due to cyclone Nivar. Train cancelled on November 24 and 25 No 06865/06866 Chennai Egmore-Thanjavur– Chennai Egmore special. The train cancelled on November 25 No 06795/06796 Chennai Egmore–Trichy–Chennai Egmore special. Partial cancellation of trains …

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Trichy wholesale traders to suspend vegetable sales | Trichy News

TRICHY: Wholesale vegetable traders in Trichy city on Saturday announced that they would suspend sales of vegetables and fruits starting November 24 evening demanding reopening of the Gandhi market that has remained closed since March due to Covid-19. Although all other establishments are open, a stay order from Madras high court based on public interest …

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Parcel truck driver dies in Coimbatore road accident | Chennai News

COIMBATORE: The driver of a parcel service truck died on the spot when a speeding truck hit his vehicle on the Avinashi Road in Coimbatore on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Ganeshan, 32, of Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district. He worked in a parcel service company in Rajapalayam. The accident happened at Lakshmi …

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TN NEET Rank List 2020 released, MBBS cut-off score up by 80 marks

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu NEET Rank List 2020 has been released. Be it open or reserved category, the cut-off mark for MBBS/BDS admission for all students this year has gone up by 80 marks, compared to last year. This became clear when health minister C Vijayabaskar unveiled the official NEET rank list for Tamil Nadu on …

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Substantial decrease in air and noise pollution levels in Chennai on Diwali: TNPCB | Chennai News

CHENNAI: A substantial decrease has been recorded in the values of PM 2.5, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide parameters in the monitoring stations in the city, when compared to the Diwali day last year. Similarly, noise pollution too was less in the city during on Saturday, compared to last year, stated a communication from the …

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Twin brothers drown in water body near Tuticorin | Madurai News

MADURAI: Twin brothers, aged 11 years, who went missing on Wednesday, were found dead in a water body in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. Their bodies were fished out on Thursday. The victims have been identified as Arun Suresh and Arun Venkatesh from Mela Arasaradi village in the Puthiamputhur police station limits. The boys’ father …

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Chennai’s Vandalur zoo and Children’s Park to reopen on Wednesday | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Authorities have made elaborate arrangements as Chennai’s Vandalur zoo, Children’s Park and Snake Park are set to reopen on Wednesday. Chairs meant for visitors, golf carts and battery-operated vehicles have been disinfected. The zoo managers have identified eight locations within the zoo, where visitors will not be allowed. This included children’s park area, aquarium, …

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More trucks bring vegetables to Chennai, prices fall further | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Wholesale prices of vegetables have fallen further this week after a spike in arrivals of supplies at the Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex (KWMC) from neighbouring states. Prices of beans and brinjal fell steeply by Rs 40 and Rs15 a kilogram when compared to last week. Green chillies will be sold for around Rs 20-25 …

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BJP’s Vetrivel Yatra: We apprehend law and order problem, Tamil Nadu govt informs Madras high court | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday informed the Madras high court that Covid-19 is not the only reason for denying permission for BJP’s ‘Vetrivel Yatra.’ The government said it apprehends law and order problem too as the yatra culminates on December 6, the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition. Advocate-general Vijay Narayan made the submission …

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Madras HC Chief Justice in hospital, awaits Covid test result | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Chief Justice of the Madras HC, Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, was admitted to GH in the city on Thursday for drowsiness and discomfort. He has told doctors that he has been coughing for the past couple of days. Doctors said the 61-year-old has undergone a series of tests including an RTPCR for Covid-19 and CT …

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Tamil Nadu school reopening: Consultative meetings to be held at all schools with parents | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced that consultative meetings of school heads and parents will be held at all government, government-aided and private schools on November 9 to decide on reopening of the schools. An official release from school education secretary Dheeraj Kumar said the meeting would take place at 10am adhering to …

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Tamil Nadu minister R Doraikkannu’s funeral to take place at his native village in Thanjavur | Chennai News

THANJAVUR: The funeral of agriculture minister R Doraikkannu, who died on Saturday night at a private hospital in Chennai, will take place at his Vanniyadi coconut farm located in his native Rajagiri village near Papanasam in Thanjavur district on Sunday evening. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is expected to visit Rajagiri to pay his tributes …

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TN police unearth skeleton of man murdered in 2018, arrest accused | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Police on Thursday arrested three men for the murder of a man in Kancheepuram district in 2018. The arrested have been identified as T Arun, 66, autorickshaw driver N Harikrishnan, 42, and their friend S Kasinathan, 70, a resident of Gingee in Villupuram. Another accused Rajesh Kannan, 40, was arrested in July. They murdered …

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Chennai weather: City gets highest amount of single day October rain since 2014 | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Chennai has received heavy rain with thunder since early hours of Thursday after the northeast monsoon commenced over the region. Heavy rain and thunderstorm will continue for the next two hours. Nungambakkam received 133.4mm rain till 8.30am while Meenambakkam got 53.8mm. This is the highest amount of rain the city has received in a …

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