TN Health Minister worried over Covid deaths among elderly

Even as the Tamilnadu government today started a special drive to provide booster dose vaccine to senior citizens, Health Minister Ma Subramanian has expressed worry over fatalities among the elderly people. Continue Reading

Last day of harvest festival a subdued affair due to Sunday lockdown

The Tamilnadu Government has announced total and complete lockdown on Sundays in view of the rising Covid cases and on Sunday it coincided with Kaanum Pongal (sight seeing), marking the end of the four-day Pongal festivities in the State. Continue Reading

Fine for not wearing masks in public places hiked to Rs 500

Amid rapid surge in Covid cases, the Tamilnadu government has increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500, the fine amount if people were found not wearing masks covering both the mouth and nose in public places. Continue Reading

‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’ to be expanded across TN

The Tamilnadu government’s pironerring ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’ scheme (education at doorsteps), which was started on a pilot basis, will be scaled up across the State, Governor R N Ravi told the State Assembly recently. Continue Reading

TN makes many demands to Centre

The Tamilnadu government has urged the Centre to take immediate steps to secure the release of 68 fishermen and 75 boats currently in Sri Lankan custody, while exhorting the External Affairs Ministry to resume direct talks with the Island Nation to find an amicable solution to this issue. Continue Reading

Tight security in Chennai on New Year eve

As the Tamilnadu government has banned New Year revelry in the entire beach stretch in view of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid, about 10,000 police personnel would be deployed on security duty from today evening. Continue Reading