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Chennai Hyderabad Live Updates: TN records 2342 fresh cases, 16 deaths as cases continue to rise rapidly

Tamil Nadu Telangana Coronavirus Assembly Elections 2021 Live Updates: As of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 14,846.

Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 2342 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 8,84,094. Among these, Chennai reported 874 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,48,031. The state recorded 16 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 12,700. Fourteen of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 1463 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,56,548.

Hitting out at the main opposition player DMK and its ally, the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised the two parties to ‘control’ their leaders. Referring to recent remarks by top DMK leaders, including former Union telecom minister A Raja, at a rally in support of state BJP president and the party’s Dharapuram nominee L Murugan, the PM said if they come to power, “they will insult many other women of Tamil Nadu”.

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The Madras High Court has asked the parents of two women, who were in a live-in relationship, to subject themselves to counselling by a specialist in the field, to face the matter wisely. Justice N Anand Venkatesh, who gave an interim order on Tuesday, hoped that the parties will work towards a peaceful resolution.

“What is required for the present is an understanding of the issue in hand,” the judge said. He was passing orders on a petition from the women, seeking protection for their living together without any disturbance from their respective parents. While one of them was 22 and pursuing MBA, the other woman, 20, was an undergraduate student. They were natives of Madurai district and were in a
relationship for about two years.

They told the judge their friendship blossomed into love and that they were very clear that both of them will be a partner to each other for life. But, their parents did not like this. They exerted pressure on them to separate. The women left Madurai and were presently under the care of a city-based NGO. 

Before passing the interim order, the judge said he personally spent time in doing some research and collected materials to arrive at a proper understanding of this issue. It would have been possible for him to pack his order with a lot of research material and get applauded by the outside world for rendering a scholarly order. “But, there was a call from inside which kept reminding me that if I venture into such an exercise at this stage, it will only be hypocritical of me since the order will not reveal my true and honest feeling about this very important issue.”

“To be open, I am also trying to break my own preconceived notions about this issue and I am in the process of evolving and sincerely attempting to understand the feelings of the petitioners and their parents, thereafter proceed to write a detailed order on this issue,” the judge said. That is the reason he was trying to develop this case brick by brick and ultimately, construct something purposeful on the issue, the judge added.

He directed well-known psychologist Vidya Dinakaran to counsel the parents some time in April and submit a report on April 26. (PTI)

Three people including a school teacher have been arrested by the district police of Tenkasi for sharing on social media a picture of a postal ballot with a vote cast ahead of the Tamil Nadu elections.

The action was taken based on a complaint by S Palani Nadar, a Congress candidate from the Tenkasi Assembly constituency. He claimed Sahara Arockia Anishtal, a graduate teacher from RC Middle School in Surandai, had cast her vote through a postal ballot, taken a picture of the ballot paper and shared it with her friends on WhatsApp and Facebook.

Following the complaint, the school administration was directed by the district election in-charge to suspend the teacher, and send a compliance report to the district education officer.

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Tamil Nadu recorded 2342 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 8,84,094. Among these, Chennai reported 874 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,48,031. The state recorded 16 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 12,700. Fourteen of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 1463 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,56,548.

As of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 14,846. Till date, 5,33,873 males, 3,50,185 females and 36 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,95,11,655 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 83,154 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 259 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 190 are private facilities.

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In the video, a footage of a classical dancer was shown to highlight the cultural value of the state. (Screenshot of YouTube video)

Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday was trolled by netizens on social media for using the footage of Dr. Srinidhi Chidambaram, wife of Sivaganga Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, in one of their promotional videos ahead of the state Assembly polls. On March 28, the party had shared a video on their Twitter page titled “Let Lotus Bloom, let Tamil Nadu grow.”

READ | In faux pas, Tamil Nadu BJP uses Srinidhi Chidambaram’s dance performance clip for party promo

Three people including a school teacher have been arrested by the district police of Tenkasi for sharing on social media a picture of a postal ballot with a vote cast ahead of the Tamil Nadu elections. The action was taken based on a complaint by S Palani Nadar, a Congress candidate from the Tenkasi Assembly constituency.

READ | Tenkasi: Three including teacher arrested for sharing picture of postal vote on Facebook

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