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The police quarters in Chennai's Royapuram recorded nine cases in total. Tamil Nadu saw its highest spike Covid infections on 28 May, 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

More testing, new containment & quarantine strategies — how Tamil Nadu is tackling Covid spurt

Tamil Nadu saw 827 new coronavirus cases Thursday, taking its total to 19,372. Capital city Chennai alone reported 559 of the new cases.
Workers spray disinfectants on a police barricade near Bengali Market, in New Delhi on 9 April 2020

Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata still in Red Zone, will remain under lockdown after 3 May

New list released by health ministry has 130 districts in Red Zone, 284 in Orange Zone and 319 in Green Zone.
Anti-CAA protest in Chennai by Muslims on 19 February. |Photo: PTI|

Thousands participate in massive anti-CAA protest organised by Muslim outfits in Chennai

The agitators were demanding adoption of a resolution against the citizenship law in the Tamil Nadu Assembly session which ends Thursday.
A 'Rangoli' against CAA and NRC seen outside the residence of the DMK President M K Stalin, in Chennai, Monday morning, Dec. 30, 2019. | PTI

Anti-CAA ‘kolam’ outside DMK chief MK Stalin’s house day after 8 detained for the same

Stalin had slammed the police and hit out at the AIADMK government after 8 people were detained briefly on Sunday for staging a CAA protest with kolams/rangolis.

Nearly half of 136 coastal cities yet to implement policies to fight climate change: Study

Six Indian cities — Chennai, Cochin, Mumbai, Surat, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata — were included in the analysis that covered 136 coastal cities worldwide.
Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

Toxic air isn’t limited to Delhi — Chennai & other southern cities too gasping for breath

While Chennai saw unexpected episodes of smog last week, high PM levels were noted in Bengaluru and cities in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh too.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram | PTI

Xi Jinping won’t take an Indian chopper, prefers to travel by Chinese ‘Hongqi’ luxury car

China President Xi Jinping, who landed in Chennai for the summit with Modi, preferred to drive 57 km journey to Mamallapuram in a specially flown in 'Hongqi' limo.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai on 30 September | PTI

Prasar Bharati suspends DD official for ‘not airing’ PM Modi’s speech at IIT-Madras

The Doordarshan official did not put out a live feed of PM Modi's speech on 30 September on DD Podhigai despite being told to do so.
Puzhal Lake, Chennai — before (L) and after (R). | Source: Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)

It’s not just Chennai, India’s drying lakes crisis has spread far and wide

From Bhopal to Bengaluru and Chennai to the perennially thirsty Marathwada region of Maharashtra, rain-fed lakes are drying up alarmingly fast.
People rush to fill their vessels from a water tanker in Chennai | File photo: PTI

India not water deficit, severe neglect to blame for crisis, says Central Water Commission

India not water deficit, says Central Water Commission. 120-page report suggests lifestyle changes, rewards and punishments to help conserve water.

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Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

Mumbai is now India’s national Covid epicentre, but it is not what New York City is to US

In episode 482 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at Covid data from Maharashtra and Mumbai, which has become the epicentre of coronavirus in India.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

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Rajnath Singh roadshow

Will use ‘existing bilateral mechanism’ with China to resolve tensions, India tells US

The message was delivered by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to US Secretary of Defence Dr Mark T. Esper during a phone call Friday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.