Tamil Nadu govt to consider withdrawing Sunday lockdown if COVID-19 cases continue to reduce, says Health Minister \
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Tamil Nadu govt to consider withdrawing Sunday lockdown if COVID-19 cases continue to reduce, says Health Minister

23-Jan-2022
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), January 23 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Sunday said that COVID-19 cases were reduced in the state, adding that if cases continue to decline, the government will consider withdrawing Sunday lockdown.
23-Jan-2022 National
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TN pays tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose \
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TN pays tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

23-Jan-2022
Chennai Jan 23 PTI Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi Chief Minister M K Stalin and the principal opposition AIADMK on Sunday paid tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary Ravi paid floral tributes to a portrait of Bose at the Raj Bhavan here and in his message urged the people to take a pledge to abide by Netajis principle of always the nation first on the occasion of the countrys 75th independence anniversary the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav The Governor citing the iconic leaders famous quote of Give me blood and I will give you freedom said that it galvanised the young people to join the freedom movement including the Indian National Army which eventually led to the nations freedom Stalin tweeted Paying homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who is the symbol of patriotism for millions in India His fame is omnipresent like the rays of sun across the nation and lets march ahead with patriotism in the light shone by him Health Minister Ma Subramanian paid floral tributes to a decorated portrait of Subhash Chandra Bose placed close to his life size statue on the Marina beachfront here Netaji was the lion of Bengal and the nations iron man Subramanian said showering encomiums Senior government officials participated in the official event to honour the icon of the freedom movement on his 125th birth anniversary Netajis statue on a high pedestal on Kamarajar Salai on the beachfront was decorated with flowers and garlands on the occasion AIADMK top leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam tweeted praising Netajis sacrifices for the sake of the nation and his courage in fighting against the Britishers Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam chief T T V Dhinakaran hailed Netaji as a great leader who gave a definitive shape to the freedom struggle and attracted all of India and loved the Tamil people and Tamil Nadu PTI VGN SS SS
23-Jan-2022 National
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SC notice to Centre on plea for establishing Indian Environment Service \
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SC notice to Centre on plea for establishing Indian Environment Service

21-Jan-2022
New Delhi [India], January 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a plea for establishment of 'The Indian Environment Service' and creation of a high powered committee for environment safeguards compliance in all projects at ground level.
21-Jan-2022 National
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SC notice to Centre on plea for creating Indian Environment Service \
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SC notice to Centre on plea for creating Indian Environment Service

21-Jan-2022
New Delhi Jan 21 PTI The Supreme Court Friday sought the Centres reply on a plea for creation of The Indian Environment Service on the lines of All India Service for environment safeguards at the ground levelA bench comprising Justices S K Kaul and M M Sundresh while issuing notice to the Union Environment Ministry expressed doubt whether it could issue a mandamus for creation of a separate all India serviceThe apex court said however that an inquiry can be made whether the Centre intended to implement recommendations of the committee headed by a former Cabinet SecretaryThe top court was hearing a plea filed by advocate on record Samar Vijay Singh who referred to the report submitted by the High-Level Committee formed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests under the chairmanship of former Cabinet Secretary T S R Subramanian in 2014 which recommended creation of a new All-India service the Indian Environment Service However the Parliament Standing Committee PSC rejected T S R Subramanian Report that reviewed various Acts administered by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change inter-alia noted that the three-month period given to the HLC for reviewing six environmental Acts was too short and recommended that the government should constitute a new committee to review the laws the plea said Senior advocate K Sultan Singh argued for the petitioner The plea further stated that there is a lack of trained personnel involved in the administration policy formulation and supervising the implementation of policies of the state and central governments However due to problems of implementation and enforcement many of the set goals have not come to fruition Given the turmoil all over the country concerning environmental issues the creation of the All India Service The Indian Environment Service is the need of the hour the plea said The constant degradation of our ecosystem needs special attention from the Civil Service as well as from the part of the government it said However looking at the current administrative setup it can be inferred that the government servants might not be able to spare special time for environmental causes Now it becomes imperative to create an independent All India Service Indian Environment Service in order to bring relief to the masses at large the plea said The plea has also sought setting up an Indian Environmental Service Academy to train officers for environmental law enforcement PTI PKS SA
21-Jan-2022 National
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TN COVID-19 aggregate touches 3042 lakh \
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TN COVID-19 aggregate touches 3042 lakh

20-Jan-2022
Chennai Jan 20 PTI Tamil Nadu on Thursday added 28561 new infections to its COVID-19 aggregate which rose to 3042796 while 39 more fatalities took the toll to 37112 the health department said Recoveries climbed to 2826479 with 19978 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours leaving 179205 active infections a medical bulletin saidChennai which accounted for majority of the fresh cases has reported a decline with 7520 new cases followed by Coimbatore 3390 Chengalpet 2196 Kanyakumari 1148On Thursday Chennai had recorded 8007 cases Those who tested positive today include 14 returnees from domestic and one individual from the UK The number of RT-PCR tests conducted in Tamil Nadu breached the 6 crore-mark with 154912 samples being tested in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 601 croreMeanwhile Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian said the health department expects to administer precautionary booster dose to 10 lakh people by end of the month After launching the weekly special camp to administer the Precautionary Booster Dose to eligible individuals he said 552754 people were eligible to receive the booster doses and this number was expected to reach 10 lakh by end of the month In order to vaccinate these 10 lakh people with a precautionary booster dose we have organised special camps which will be held on Thursdays This exercise is being held in 600 locations across Tamil Nadu he told reporters On the Mega Vaccination Camp launched by the department he said till date 332 crore people benefited from 18 such campaigns conducted across the state Coming Saturday January 22 we will be holding a mass vaccination drive with 50000 camps on that day he said Subramanian noted that till date 886 per cent of the population in Tamil Nadu has received the first dose of vaccination while 634 per cent both the jabsOf the 3340 lakh eligible people between the age of 15-18 years old we have vaccinated 25 lakh so far he saidTamil Nadu launched the vaccination drive for the adolescents on January 3 PTI VIJ ROH ROH
20-Jan-2022 National
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23888 fresh COVID cases 29 deaths in TN \
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23888 fresh COVID cases 29 deaths in TN

18-Jan-2022
Chennai Jan 18 PTI Tamil Nadu on Tuesday witnessed 23888 new cases of COVID-19 thereby pushing the caseload to 2987254 while 29 more fatalities took the toll to 37038 even as the State continued to report a rise in the cases said the Health Department As many as 15036 people recovered in the last 24 hours aggregating to 2789045 leaving 161171 active infections a bulletin said Chennai accounted for the majority of the new infections with 8305 followed by Coimbatore 2228 and Chengalpet 2143 while the rest were spread across other districts Those who tested positive today included 23 returnees from domestic and overseas locations A total of 141562 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and pushed the cumulative number of specimens examined to 59830285 so far Earlier in the day State Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian launched a facility to administer precautionary booster dose at the doorstep of those people aged above 60 and having co-morbidities The government launched the initiative to administer precautionary booster dose to healthcare and front-line workers people above the age of 60 on January 10 Till now 92522 people have benefitted from the initiative Subramanian told reporters According to him 448232 people were eligible to receive the booster dose He said the government would hold precautionary booster dose camps every Thursday to inoculate the eligible beneficiaries He said the mega vaccination camps conducted every Saturday by the Health Department would be held as usual PTI VIJ NVG NVG
18-Jan-2022 National
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Tamil Nadu: All school students between 15 to 18 years vaccinated with first COVID-19 dose \
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Tamil Nadu: All school students between 15 to 18 years vaccinated with first COVID-19 dose

17-Jan-2022
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], January 17 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Monday said the state has vaccinated all school students aged between 15-18 years with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
17-Jan-2022 National
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Madurai roads, markets deserted amid COVID lockdown \
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Madurai roads, markets deserted amid COVID lockdown

16-Jan-2022
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], January 16 (ANI): Madurai roads were empty and markets deserted today as the city observed lockdown as part of complete lockdown on all Sundays in Tamil Nadu, amid rising COVID-19 cases.
16-Jan-2022 National
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Delhi HC reserves order on Subramanian Swamy plea seeking quashing of Air India disinvestment process \
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Delhi HC reserves order on Subramanian Swamy plea seeking quashing of Air India disinvestment process

04-Jan-2022
New Delhi [India], January 4 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved the order for January 6, 2022, on BJP MP Subramanian Swamy's petition seeking quashing of Air India disinvestment process and investigation into the role and functioning of the respondent authorities.
04-Jan-2022 National
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COVID-19: Tamil Nadu aims to fully vaccinate teenagers by January end \
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COVID-19: Tamil Nadu aims to fully vaccinate teenagers by January end

03-Jan-2022
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], January 3 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that there are 33.45 lakh children in the age group of 15 to 18 in the State and 100 per cent vaccination in this age group will be achieved by January end.
03-Jan-2022 National
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