The ICSE board exams for Classes 10 and 12 have been postponed amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today briefed about the efforts being made by the government to import medical grade oxygen. Scam-accused billionaire Nirav Modi's extradition to India has been cleared by the British government. UK Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the extradition order on Thursday. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. Tamil Actor Vivekh is still in critical condition and will be observed closely for the next 48 years at the SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Popular Tamil actor Vivek has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospial in Chennai after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday morning. His condition is said to be critical.
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Tamil Nadu elections: Up until the voting, the election phase progressed to candidates list, manifestos, nominations and election campaigns. Which means more fun. Here is an update of exclusive weekly roundup since we last caught up, In Case You Missed It.
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Tamil actor Vijay rode a bicycle to cast his vote as part of Tamil Nadu assembly polls. Vijay, who was recently seen in Master, cycled his way to the polling booth on Tuesday. In a video, Vijay is seen cycling his way to the polling booth accompanied by his fans. Vijay can be seen wearing a black leather mask and cycling his way to the booth. Apart from his fans, Vijay is also seen being followed by a few police personnel. Actor’s publicist said he chose to ride a cycle as the road leading to the booth is very narrow. Publicist added that the booth being very close to Vijay's residence, he chose to cycle. Vijay will be next seen in a yet-untitled Tamil film, currently dubbed Thalapathy 65. The actor was last seen on screen in Tamil film Master, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Tamil Nadu went to polls in a single phase on April 6, counting of votes on May 2.
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Ahead of upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President J P Nadda attended a public meeting at Modakurichi, Erode on April 3 and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first PM who visited Jaffna and ensured safety of Tamil Nadu minorities. "Modi Ji is the first PM to visit Jaffna in Sri Lanka. He visited bombarded houses, got them reconstructed. He also sent EAM S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka and ensured that Tamil minorities were safe. While Stalin never condemned Karuppar Koottam," said Nadda. "PM Modi has brought Tamil Nadu in the mainstream. In the 13th Finance Commission, Tamil Nadu got only Rs 94,000 crores. While in the 14th Finance Commission under PM Modi, the state got Rs 5.42 lakh crores, which was 4.5 times more," he said. "11 medical colleges have been given to Tamil Nadu, the highest number in the nation is given to Tamil Nadu," he added.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami cast his vote at a polling station in Siluvampalayam village. Polling across 234 Assembly constituencies in 38 districts of the state began at 7 am on April 06. A total of 3,998 candidates are in the poll fray. The counting of votes will be done on May 2.
With the campaign heat of assembly elections picking up in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami held roadshow for AIADMK candidate and state minister MR Vijayabhaskar in Karur. Massive crowd gathered amid COVID-19, in support of the AIADMK. Tamil Nadu elections are scheduled to be held on 6th April and counting of votes will be done on May 2.
DMK led by MK Stalin will take on the incumbent AIADMK government led by E Palaniswami. This is the first assembly election where both parties will be fighting without their iconic figures. The upcoming polls will be a litmus test for both the incumbent CM Palaniswami and MK Stalin. While the DMK will be looking to carry forward the momentum from the Lok Sabha polls, the AIADMK will look to reverse the trend and keep the DMK at bay. Stalin’s son Udhaynidhi’s entry into the political fray is also being watched keenly by observers. So what to expect in the upcoming assembly election in the state? Hindustan Times’ Editor-in-chief Sukumar Ranganathan explains all there is to know about the upcoming polls in Tamil Nadu.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.
On the auspicious festival of Vishu, devotees offered prayers at Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram on April 14. Festival celebrates harvest and marks the beginning of Malayalam year. Vishu is dominantly celebrated in states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham Deptford) signed her question to the Prime Minister, asking about sign language interpretation on Government press conferences.Then speaking her question, she asked: “If the Prime Minister doesn’t understand, imagine how those who rely on British Sign Language feel at his press briefings.“£2.6 million spent on the new press room, yet still no interpreter.“What message does he think this sends to disabled people?”Boris Johnson responded: “I’m grateful to the honourable lady and grateful for the way she has set out her question.“I will revert to her as soon as I can.”
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As India continues to fight second wave of COIVD-19, Maharashtra has remained as the worst-hit state. State Government imposed section 144 for 15 days from April 14 8pm onwards. Public transport will remain operational for emergency services. Maharashtra reported 60,212 fresh COVID infections in last 24 hours.
Jharkhand Congress MLA Irfan Ansari stoked controversy by performing puja at a temple. Ansari performed puja at Deoghar's Baidyanath Dham temple, a sacred abode of Lord Shiva. BJP MP Dr Nishikant Dubey demanded arrest of Ansari after he offered prayers at temple. Dubey claimed that entry of non-Hindus is strictly not allowed at Baidyanath temple. The MP from Godda demanded that Jharkhand's JMM-led govt order arrest of Ansari. He also sought action against the deputy commissioner and SP of Deoghar. Meanwhile, Ansari accused Dubey of playing dirty politics in the name of religion. Ansari, MLA of Jamtara, had entered temple's sanctum sanctorum with his companions and performed puja. Ansari claimed that he has been coming to the temple since childhood to seek blessings.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that last year, he and his party leaders collectively warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about COVID-19 virus and requested him to take action to save economy, small-scale industry and migrant labourers but media mocked him. "Last year in Feb, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID. You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers and small-scale industry. Press mocked me and said I am trying to scare people,' he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 02 said that BJP and its alliance understands national interest and regional aspirations. He asserted that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is the believers in the federal structure of India. "I would urge my sisters and brothers of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry to bless NDA in the upcoming polls," he said.
Indian Army sport-person started on a mission to run 4,000 kms. Velu P set to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 50 days. The athlete kicked off his run from Srinagar on Thursday. "My target is to finish within 50 days. My motto is for 'green awareness' and 'one nation one spirit. I am dedicating this run to my teammate who passed away," he said. The Indian Army flagged off his run from Srinagar on Thursday. The athlete aims to reach Kanyakumari via Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, Bangalore. An Indian army official said, "I got a chance to meet him and speak with him. I hope that he achieves not just this but all missions in his life. I hope others also get inspiration from this."
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Indian Army athlete Velu P, an athlete is on a mission to spread the message for 'Green India'. Velu will run 4,000 kilometers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in just 50 days. The Indian Army flagged off his journey from Srinagar. From Srinagar he will pass Delhi, Bombay, Indore, Bangalore and Kanyakumari. "My target is 50 days but I want finish it in 46-47 days. My message is 'Green Awareness' and 'Oneness and One Spirit'. This run is also for a friend from India team who passed away" said Velu P.
India reports a record 2,17,353 daily coronavirus cases taking the total caseload to over 1.42 crore. While taking a dig at the Modi Govt, Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi said that The strategy to fight..