Adhering to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's exhortation, a 'tika utsav' or vaccination fest was launched across the country on April 11. It is scheduled to last till April 14, the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, one of modern India's founders. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the progress at Shakti Bhawan in Lucknow. In Madhya Pradesh's Indore, around 150 railways staff and their family members were inoculated. Watch the full video for more.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a candle light march in Bardhaman on April 11 over the poll violence in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of assembly elections on April 10. She was accompanied by TMC leaders and party workers. Huge crowd gathered to welcome her. Violence erupted at a polling booth in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar during the fourth round of assembly elections on Saturday. Central Forces opened fire to stop a mob in which four persons were killed. CM Banerjee termed killing of persons in Cooch Behar during the assembly polls as 'genocide.' Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his sadness over the incident. He urged EC to strongly deal with those responsible for what happened in Cooch Behar. The next phase of the elections will take place on April 17.
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Amid sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, Tamil Nadu government has shut all beaches in Chennai, Chengalpet and Kanchipuram districts for public on weekends and all government holidays starting from April 11. The decision is taken to avoid mass gathering at beaches amid surge in COVID-19 cases. The Marina beach in Chennai wore a deserted look during the weekend lockdown. Tamil Nadu reported 6,618 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hours, taking the number of active infections to 41,955.
The flowers of the Golden Shower trees are blooming across Coimbatore ahead of Tamil New Year. These are the symbol of cultural significance for the people. The flower blooms once in year during the month of April in Tamil Nadu. The entire tree turns golden yellow and shower flowers in April. Puthandu or Tamil New Year's Day is celebrated on Apr 14. People decorate their houses and keep these flowers with gold, diamond and other precious items.
People flouted COVID-related norms at a fish market in Chennai's Kasimedu area. They were seen without mask and were not maintain social distancing. Tamil Nadu government on April 10 issued a notice and said sea beaches in Chennai to remain closed for the public on all Saturdays, Sundays and on government holidays from April 11 until further orders. Tamil Nadu, on April 10, reported 5,989 new COVID-19 cases.
Where several states are complaining about the shortage of COVID vaccines, Tamil Nadu on the other hand asserted that the state does not have any such problem. Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on April 10 informed that his state does not have any shortage of vaccines. "The no. of active cases in the state is now around 33,659 including 12,861 cases in Chennai. We are rapidly increasing COVID care centers. Here, we are planning 11,775 COVID care centres so that asymptomatic and mild cases don't occupy the oxygen beds," he said. "In Tamil Nadu, we don't have a shortage of vaccines. We have almost 18 lakh doses of vaccine available. We are aiming to do 2 lakh vaccinations in a day. In that case, our stock will last for 9 days," he added.
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth casts his vote in Chennai as polling underway in Tamil Nadu. Rajinikanth was seen at a polling booth in Stella Maris College. Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan, who is contesting from the Coimbatore South assembly constituency, also cast his vote. The MNM chief's daughters actors Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan also exercised their votes. Former Union Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram cast his vote in Tamil Nadu’s Kandanur. Polling across 234 assembly constituencies in 38 districts of Tamil Nadu is underway in the state. A total of 3,998 candidates are in the poll fray. In order to combat the Covid-19 spread, the number of polling stations has been increased to 88,937. Watch the full video for more.
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DMK president MK Stalin cast his vote at polling booth in Siet College in Chennai on April 06. He was accompanied by wife Durga Stalin and son Udhay Stalin. Elections are being conducted on all 234 seats in Tamil Nadu in single phase. The counting of votes and the declaration of results will be done on May 02.
Ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin held a massive roadshow in Perambalur on April 01. Scores of people and workers joined roadshow to get glimpse of their favourite politician. However, nobody was bothered about the persisting pandemic. Social distancing norms and other COVID guidelines were flouted. State Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in April 06.
Hari Nadar, Panangattu Padai Katchi coordinator filed his nomination to contest from Alangulam Assembly constituency in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu while wearing 5+ kg of gold jewellery. But who is Hari Nadar and why does he wear so much gold? Watch the video to know more.
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