Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Chennai

Anthrax detected in deer carcass found on campus — IIT-Madras on alert, to start vaccinations soon

At least 4 deer have died on campus since Wednesday, samples from 3 were inconclusive. A team is observing the wildlife for symptoms of the disease, which can spread to humans.

Uma Anandan — lone BJP winner in Chennai municipal polls is ‘supporter’ of Godse & caste

BJP fielded 5,480 candidates across 12,838 seats in the Tamil Nadu urban local body polls. In the Chennai Corporation area, DMK won 153 out of 200 wards.

Local body election underway in Tamil Nadu — Chennai votes after a hiatus of 11 years

There are 57,778 candidates contesting for 12,607 posts. A total of 31,150 polling booths are there and nearly lakh police personnel have been deployed for security.

Chennai is home to India’s worst cyclones, floods. But it has learnt nothing from the past

'Smart city' Chennai attracted newcomers with good jobs and housing. But its disaster response hasn't changed in years.

2,247 endangered Indian star tortoises seized at Chennai airport as smuggling bid is foiled

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and airport customs authorities say the seized tortoises have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for rehabilitation.

Not blindly praying in Sanskrit anymore, Tamil Nadu devotees on Stalin’s temple reform

The newly-elected DMK government has given devotees of 47 state temples the option to offer prayers in Tamil. Many say will understand meaning now, some aren’t so happy.

At-home vaccination to taxi ambulance — how this IAS officer in Chennai tackled 2nd Covid wave

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

7,000 cases/day to 2,600 — how this IAS officer turned it around for Chennai in a fortnight

From starting at-home vaccination for people with disabilities, to a taxi ambulance service, Gagandeep Singh Bedi has stood true to his image as ‘Mascot of Disaster Management’.

Academician, former Anna University VC M Anandakrishnan dies in Chennai due to Covid-19

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister M K Stalin and many others condoled the death of the former Vice Chancellor of Anna University.

Why Chennai satellite & industry hub Chengalpattu is among TN’s worst-hit Covid districts

Just 50 km apart, Chennai and Chengalpattu are nearly intertwined, traditionally connected by wholesale markets and now by an IT and floating workforce. 

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.