Sat, Apr 17, 2021

  • The COVID-19 vaccination drive was hit in several parts of western Tamil Nadu due to shortage of doses on Friday.
    Vax shortage hits inoculation drive in western TN districts
    The shortage forced Primary Health Centre’s in Tirupur, Erode and Salem districts to send back people who had come for inoculation and this was happening at a time when the State government urged the Centre to allocate more vaccines to meet the requirement in the wake of a steady surge in cases. The people who came to get vaccinated at the Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) on Gandhiji Road in Erode were asked to return on Monday. More than 75 people were issued tokens by the staff who claimed they had run out of stock. Erode District Collector C Kathiravan, in a statement claimed that the district received 5,000 doses on Friday. “The drive was being carried out continuously for all those who registered,” he said. Similarly, people were sent away by the UPHC at Kumarasamipatti in Salem district. But, Corporation officials claimed that...
  • Tangedco orders action against pvt contractor for ignoring plaints Tangedco orders action against pvt contractor for ignoring plaints

    After several complaints of no response to calls made to the fuse of call (FOC) centres during power cuts, Tangedco’s Chennai North Region chief engineer has directed the superintendent engineers to...

  • Night curfew, restricted shop timings likely from Sunday Night curfew, restricted shop timings likely from Sunday

    To take a decision on additional restrictions to be implemented in the State, officials, including Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan, are set to meet Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday and...

  • Demand for Remdesivir up in TN, officials say enough alternative drugs available Demand for Remdesivir up in TN, officials say enough alternative drugs available

    While State Health Department officials say that there is adequate availability of drugs required for COVID treatment, many patients now prefer Remdesivir even as availability of the drug in private...

  • DMK asks DVAC not to close charges against Ministers DMK asks DVAC not to close charges against Ministers

    Indicating that the DMK leadership is confident that their party would certainly be forming the new government, it has asked the DVAC to keep its hand off the complaints of corruption against the...

  • Global markets down, bail us out, TEA urges govt Global markets down, bail us out, TEA urges govt

    Knitwear exporters in Tirupur have urged the Centre to pitch in with financial measures to overcome the ongoing crisis as the second lockdown promulgated in countries like Germany, France and UK is...

  • HC quashes FIR against women, says opposing Tasmac is a right HC quashes FIR against women, says opposing Tasmac is a right

    “If establishing Tasmac shops as a source of income is a policy decision of the government, then the people who suffer due to the consequences also have equal rights to oppose the same,” the Madras...

  • Coimbatore industrial associations take lead to inoculate workers Coimbatore industrial associations take lead to inoculate workers

    Industrial associations in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore have taken the lead to vaccinate their employees, with the Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO), which has 5,000 workers in 240...

  • Ayyampettai constable arrested for misbehaving with woman cop Ayyampettai constable arrested for misbehaving with woman cop

    A policeman was arrested for reportedly misbehaving with a woman cop at Ayyampettai police station and a departmental action has been initiated against him on Friday.

  • Thirumavalavan attacks PMK founder for hailing Ambedkar Thirumavalavan attacks PMK founder for hailing Ambedkar

    VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan on Friday indirectly attacked PMK founder S Ramadoss for celebrating the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar.