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Tamil Nadu: State in southern India
Tamil Nadu is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.

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Police inspects Pamban Bridge railway tracks in Rameswaram ahead of Independence Day [Video]

Police inspects Pamban Bridge railway tracks in Rameswaram ahead of Independence Day

The security tightened in TN's Rameswaram ahead of Independence Day. The police personnel inspected the Pamban Bridge railway tracks and took surveillance of the area. The nation will celebrate 73rd..

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COVID-19 update: Fatality rate of India dips below 2% [Video]

COVID-19 update: Fatality rate of India dips below 2%

The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India, however, fatality rate dipped to 1.99 %, informed Health Ministry. National Expert Group on vaccine administration has also been constituted by..

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'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation [Video]

'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of ten states to discuss the Covid situation. PM Modi said that everyone is working as a team to beat the Covid pandemic. PM..

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Decreasing COVID fatality rate shows India taking right measures: PM Modi [Video]

Decreasing COVID fatality rate shows India taking right measures: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh on August..

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Hogenakkal falls in full spate following incessant rain [Video]

Hogenakkal falls in full spate following incessant rain

Incessant rain in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri region increased the water flow of Hogenakkal falls. The flow of water was so intense that it entered into villages near the Hogenakkal falls. In Hogenakkal..

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COVID-19: Maharashtra continues to lead caseload [Video]

COVID-19: Maharashtra continues to lead caseload

The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India. Maharashtra reported 9,181 new COVID-19 positive cases and 293 deaths on Aug 10 taking total corona cases to 5,24,513. Delhi recorded 707 COVID-19..

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DMK leaders pay tribute to M Karunanidhi on his 2nd death anniversary [Video]

DMK leaders pay tribute to M Karunanidhi on his 2nd death anniversary

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders paid tribute to former chief minister M Karunanidhi on his second death anniversary on August 07. DMK president MK Stalin paid homage to Karunanidhi. Party's MP..

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COVID-19 Update: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh continue to lead caseload [Video]

COVID-19 Update: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh continue to lead caseload

Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh continue to lead the coronavirus caseload of the country. Maharashtra on August 06, reported 11,514 new COVID-19 cases, which took the total number of cases in the state..

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Coimbatore-based miniature artist crafts Lord Ram's statuette [Video]

Coimbatore-based miniature artist crafts Lord Ram's statuette

Mariappan, a miniature artist from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore made a figurine of Lord Ram using gold. He crafted the statuette ahead of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. He said, "Construction of Ram..

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Cycle borne miscreant snatches gold chain from Madurai's 65-yr-old woman [Video]

Cycle borne miscreant snatches gold chain from Madurai's 65-yr-old woman

A cycle borne miscreant snatched gold chain from a 65-year-old woman Uma in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. The incident took place in broad daylight on August 02 in the East Veli Street area of Madurai. The..

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COVID update: India to start late stage trials of Oxford vaccine, Shivraj tests positive again [Video]

COVID update: India to start late stage trials of Oxford vaccine, Shivraj tests positive again

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, to conduct Phase II and III clinical trials of Oxford University. According to the World Health..

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Watch: Magnificent bright 'Halo' around sun spotted in Rameswaram sky [Video]

Watch: Magnificent bright 'Halo' around sun spotted in Rameswaram sky

A bright 'Halo' around the sun was spotted in the sky around noon in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram on August 03. Locals enjoyed the spectacle in the sky for more than half an hour. 'Halo' looked as colourful..

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War over three-language formula in NEP 2020: Who said what [Video]

War over three-language formula in NEP 2020: Who said what

A huge language war has erupted over the Modi government's New Education Policy 2020. The AIADMK and the DMK have raised the red flag over the three language policy in the NEP. Tamil Nadu Chief..

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Samaritans step-up to help the needy amid the Coronavirus crisis [Video]

Samaritans step-up to help the needy amid the Coronavirus crisis

A couple, Migza and Faiyaz Sheikh who run a small-scaled school at Mumbai's Malad area waived off the fees of their students when they found that their parents couldn't afford to pay the fees amid the..

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Covid: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, TN Guv Banwarilal Purohit test positive [Video]

Covid: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, TN Guv Banwarilal Purohit test positive

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. On Monday, Yediyurappa’s daughter also tested positive. The Karnataka CM in hospital and stable. He was advised by..

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Covid: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, TN Guv Banwarial Purohit test positive [Video]

Covid: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, TN Guv Banwarial Purohit test positive

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. On Monday, Yediyurappa’s daughter also tested positive. The Karnataka CM in hospital and stable. He was advised by..

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COVID-19 claims life of UP Minister, HM Shah and Tamil Nadu Governor test positive [Video]

COVID-19 claims life of UP Minister, HM Shah and Tamil Nadu Governor test positive

COVID-19 on August 2 claimed life of UP Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani. Home Minister Amit Shah and Tamil Nadu Governor tested positive for coronavirus. India on August 02 reported a spike of 54,736 cases..

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TN fishermen demands decrease in diesel prices to meet COVID challenges [Video]

TN fishermen demands decrease in diesel prices to meet COVID challenges

Amid coronavirus induced lockdown, industries across country are facing hardships. Among this, the fishery industry suffered a major blow due to the pandemic. In context to this, fishermen association..

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Southern states continue reporting high Covid-19 caseloads

Southern states continued reporting high Covid-19 caseloads on Wednesday, the numbers being close to 25,000, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation with four of the most affected..
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PM Modi holds Covid-19 review meeting with CMs

PM Modi on Tuesday held a video conference meeting with chief ministers of various states to discuss the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Tamil Nadu's EK..
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National Education Policy 2020: Tamil Nadu rejects 3-language formula; to continue with 2-language practice

It must be noted that Tamil Nadu saw widespread agitations in 1965 when the then Congress state government had attempted to make Hindi the state's official language.
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Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for COVID-19, advised home isolation

The 80-year-old Banwarilal Purohit has been advised home isolation by the Kauvery hospital in Chennai's Alwarpet, as the COVID-19 infection is mild.
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Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown till August 31, total lockdown on all Sundays - check what's allowed

The Tamil Nadu Government has extended the prevailing lockdown across the state, until 31st August with a few relaxations.
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Movable properties of Jayalalithaa: 601 kg Silver, 4.3 kg gold and more

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit had promulgated an ordinance for the state government to take temporary possession of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence 'Veda Nilayam,'..
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At 10,000 cases, Andhra Pradesh reports highest single-day Covid-19 cases, southern states' daily tally at 25k infections

Andhra Pradesh witnessed its worst single day spike of coronavirus on Wednesday, 10,000 plus cases, as the other southern states, including Tamil Nadu and Karnataka also reported high daily numbers,..
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7-day isolation for Tamil Nadu governor as 3 more staff test positive; 87 COVID-19 cases in Raj Bhavan

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50k to 1L Cases: Karnataka took 11 days, Andhra Pradesh 7, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu more

The massive increase in July has resulted in the state taking fewer days to jump from 50,000 to 1 lakh when compared to Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. Karnataka, which crossed the 50,000 mark on..
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Tamil Nadu CM launches free mask plan for ration card holders


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Online rummy to be banned in Tamil Nadu? Madras HC says govt can pass laws banning online games involving money

Central and state governments can pass laws that ban online games involving real money, such as online rummy, card games and others, Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has observed. The court drew..
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84 staff members at Tamil Nadu governor's residence test COVID-19 positive

The staff members who have tested positive have been quarantined by the health department
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Covid-19: After facing flak, UP now ahead of Maharashtra, Delhi in conducting tests

Uttar Pradesh has moved ahead of Maharashtra and Delhi — states with high caseloads — in conducting more tests for the novel coronavirus in the last two weeks. The top seven states that conducted..
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'Question my work, instead of resorting to personal attacks': Veerappan's daughter, now in BJP, responds to criticism

Vidya Rani Veerappan, now an office-beared of BJPYM in Tamil Nadu, says she'll remain unaffected by the bouquets and brickbats while letting her work and social service do the talking. Recalling..
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Tamil Nadu: Periyar statue defaced in Coimbatore

A statue of social activist Periyar EV Ramasamy was defaced by unknown people who allegedly poured saffron colour on it.
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India's Covid-19 tally crosses 10 lakh mark, records highest single-day spike of 34,956

The total positive cases stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths, according to the ministry. As per the ministry, Maharashtra -- the..
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40 Indian fishermen stranded in Iran during lockdown return to Tamil Nadu

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Can BCG vaccine reduce COVID mortality rate in elderly? Tamil Nadu to launch trial soon

As ordered by Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the BCG vaccine shall be administered on a trial basis, on adults aged 60-95, with the aim of reducing the COVID mortality rate in this age group, Tamil Nadu..
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India's Covid fatality rate 2.6%, it's coming down rapidly: Health ministry

As the number of coronavirus cases crossed the 9-lakh mark on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said that 86 per cent of the total active cases were recorded in 10 states of the country.Addressing a press..
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Tamil Nadu: Teen accused of running fake SBI branch has personal issues, no sinister motive, say cops

So far, the cops have not received any complaint of people having been cheated of their money or valuables in this case.
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Man tries to open 'duplicate' SBI bank branch in Tamil Nadu, arrested

He was arrested for forgery and possession of counterfeit seals.
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With 26,506 new coronavirus cases, India's tally reaches 7,93,802

Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi.
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8 states account for 90% active coronavirus cases in India: GoM on Covid-19 informed

Eight states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka and Telangana, account for around 90 per cent of the active Covid-19 cases in the country and 80 per cent of the active cases have been..
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Supreme Court to hear plea seeking 50% OBC quota in Tamil Nadu medical colleges on July 13

A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao after a brief hearing said it will hear the matter on Monday as some additional documents are not placed on record.
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Delhi CM Kejriwal asks Health Secretary to share detailed analysis of factors behind COVID-19 deaths

Delhi is the third worst COVID-19 affected state, following Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, with 1,02,831 COVID-19 cases including 3,165 deaths.
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Goa, Punjab, Jharkhand... new Covid-19 hotspots emerging

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Delhi past 1 lakh mark, dip in positivity rate holds hope

Delhi’s Covid-19 count crossed the one-lakh mark on Monday, 125 days after the first case of the viral infection was confirmed in the city on March 2. The total count of Covid-19 cases in Delhi has..
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Tamil Nadu surpasses 1 lakh COVID-19 cases, over 40,000 recorded in 10 days

It was on June 22 that Tamil Nadu surpassed 60,000 cases and in about 10 days the state has added 40,000 new cases to breach the 1 lakh mark.
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2 blasts in 3 months, 11 deaths: Heads roll at Tamil Nadu's Neyveli Power Station, probe ordered

Wednesday's blast at the government-run power station is the second to have occurred over the last three months. Previously, a blast that occurred in the month of May had killed 5 workers and injured 3..
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Home minister Amit Shah assures all possible help to Tamil Nadu government after blast at power plant

Expressing anguish over the loss of lives due to the blast at Neyveli power plant, Shah said CISF personnel were on the spot to assist with the relief work. The home minister also prayed for the early..
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TN: At least 6 dead in boiler explosion in Tamil Nadu, 17 injured

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'Beyond acceptable': Sunil Chhetri condemns alleged custodial deaths of father-son in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi

The alleged custodial deaths of a man and his son who were arrested for violating lockdown restrictions in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district on June 19 has sparked protests across parts of the state.
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Maharashta, Tamil Nadu extend lockdown till July 31

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu governments on Monday extended the lockdown till July 31 to stop the surge of Covid-19 cases — with stricter norms in the Mumbai and Chennai regions. The Karnataka..
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Tuticorin custodial deaths: Will seek permission from Madras HC to transfer case to CBI, says Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

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8 states contributed 85% Covid-19 caseload, 87% deaths: Health ministry

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Tamil Nadu on Thursday surpassed the landmark of 10 lakh RT-PCR tests for COVID-19. This is being viewed as a commendable feat, given that Tamil Nadu is the first state in India to have done so. The..
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Custodial death of father-son duo in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin sparks outrage, Kanimozhi writes to NHRC

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Coronavirus: Total toll past 15,000, record 4,841 fresh cases in Maharashtra

India crossed the tragic milestone of 15,000 Covid casualties on Thursday. Just five states account for 82.6% of India’s fatalities — Maharashtra with 6,931 deaths, followed by Delhi (2,429..
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Only 4.16% of COVID-19 patients in India need ventilator support: Govt official

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Coronavirus: India adds 17,000+ new cases, day’s toll remains above 400

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Tamil Nadu re-intensifies lockdown measures, imposes curbs on inter-district travel

Thirty-three deaths and 2,865 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, taking the tally in the state to 67,468 while the death toll touched 866.
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All 3 suspects in 2016 Tamil Nadu caste killing are now free

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Tamil Nadu surpasses 60,000 Covid-19 cases, 55% recovery rate

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As Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary faces wrath of 'development', environmentalists urge Tamil Nadu govt to save ecology

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