Pongal: Distribution of cash and gift hamper starts in ration shops in TN

Tamilnadu government today started doling out Rs 2,500 in cash, along with rice, sugar, cashew nuts, cardamom and clothes as part of Pongal gift hamper scheme announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. The gift hamper is being given to the State’s 2.10 crore rice card holders through PDS (ration) shops. Continue Reading

TN CM announces Pongal package with Rs 2,500 cash

Hours after hitting the campaign trail for the Assembly elections due in 4-5 months time, Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday announced that the free special Pongal package along with a cash incentive of Rs 2,500 will be distributed to all the ration card holders in the State from January four to enable them to celebrate the harvest festival in January next year. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu’s daily Covid figures fall below 1,500

The number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamilnadu touched 11,173 on Thursday with 1,464 persons testing positive. The State’s tally touched 7,76,174. Continue Reading

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests coronavirus positive

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu’s Covid fatalities cross 1,500

The corona fatality rate in Tamilnadu surged past 1,500-mark on Sunday,  with 60 more patients succumbing, even as 4,150 fresh cases took the cumulative  tally of positive cases past the 1.10 lakh mark. Continue Reading

TN’s corona death toll crosses 100, cases touch 15,500

With 759 new cases, the Covid-19 count of Tamilnadu today stood at 15,512. While the death toll has crossed the 100-mark, with 103 persons losing their lives to coronavirus so far. Continue Reading

De Beers to contribute $2,500,000 for corona relief

De Beers Group has announced that it will contribute $2,500,000 across Botswana and Namibia to aid the response to the Covid-19 crisis. Continue Reading