Thu, Apr 09, 2020

  • SHRC raises rights violations by cops on COVID duty
    The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has written to State Chief Secretary regarding the alleged human rights violations, including like police officials vandalising vehicles of people who ventured...
    SHRC raises rights violations by cops on COVID duty
    The Commission also asked the government to test more underprivileged people and transpersons, who are unaware of the crisis brought about by COVID-19 pandemic.While acknowledging the gravity of the circumstances, acting chairperson D Jayachandran and member A Chittaranjan Mohandoss stated in their letter that the Commission had some concerns about possible human rights violations that had to be addressed urgently. “The right to life and safety of the citizens are under great threat and also important to prevent the spread of the pandemic,” they said.Noting that hygiene was not possible without sufficient water supply, the Commission also recommended an increase in the quantum of water being supplied in densely populated areas and where COVID-19 positive cases have been recorded.In the letter, the Commission also asked the government to...
  • Send lockdown violators to prison, says HC Send lockdown violators to prison, says HC

    Observing that only by staying indoors we will be able to help doctors, health workers and police personnel who are working round the clock to battle the virus threat, the Madras High Court on...

  • Man dies after vain bid for dose Man dies after vain bid for dose

    After trying desperately to get his regular bottle, a 65-year old man fainted and was later pronounced dead at a government hospital, police said here on Wednesday.

  • 1 more TN doctor tests +ve, 48 new cases recorded 1 more TN doctor tests +ve, 48 new cases recorded

    A total of 48 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday including a doctor who treated coronavirus patients. Of the new cases, 42 belong to the single cluster source...

  • COVID-19 cases top 700 in Tamil Nadu COVID-19 cases top 700 in Tamil Nadu

    48 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, taking the total number of cases to 738, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said.

  • Focus on COVID-19, drop new Parliament building plan: DMK to PM Modi Focus on COVID-19, drop new Parliament building plan: DMK to PM Modi

    The DMK on Wednesday said it urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting via video link to drop the move to construct a new Parliament building and instead focus on battling COVID-19 and claimed...

  • Supply of essentials gets tight, retailers feel the pinch in TN Supply of essentials gets tight, retailers feel the pinch in TN

    In order to ease the supply to the residents, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) along with the traders body has decided to introduce mobile vegetable and grocery shops.

  • Disinfectant tunnels planned at Vellore hospitals Disinfectant tunnels planned at Vellore hospitals

    Disinfectant spray tunnels are planned in government hospitals at Gudiyattam, Pernambut,Vellore Government Pentland Taluk Hospital (designated COVID-19 facility) and Vellore Government Medical...

  • Drones help police bust arrack unit Drones help police bust arrack unit

    Technology has come to the aid of Salem cops in busting arrack manufacturing units on Kalvarayan hills.

  • Social distancing not followed in Tiruchy camp: Korean moves HC Social distancing not followed in Tiruchy camp: Korean moves HC

    The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a plea moved by a Korean inmate of a special camp in Tiruchy alleging that physical distancing in not being maintained at the camp and most of the inmates...