Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Chennai

Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai infection rates dip below 1, India’s overall R value now at 1.16

In major metros, the rate of Covid spread has slowed significantly. An epidemic is considered to have been arrested when the R value remains below 1 consistently.

Chennai woman alleges ABVP chief urinated at her door, student body calls case NSUI handiwork

Woman files police complaint against ABVP president Dr Subbiah Shanmugam for harassing her. NSUI posts CCTV footage on Twitter, but ABVP calls it doctored.

‘They aren’t criminals’: Madras HC gives bail to 31 foreigners who took part in Tablighi event

The high court also said it viewed the petitioners as 31 individuals instead of 'collectively thingifying them as Tablighis’.

Chennai, 3 more Tamil Nadu districts to be under strict lockdown from 19-30 June

Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami said only essential services will be allowed with restrictions during the 12-day lockdown.

Chennai’s fisherfolk set for business, while Telangana’s brick workers vow never to return

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.

Tamil actor Varadharajen booked after releasing video on shortage of hospital beds

In the viral video, S. Varadharajen said that his friend could not be admitted to any hospital despite showing Covid symptoms because of a shortage of beds.

In India’s Detroit Sriperumbudur, Hyundai is rolling out cars again, 12,583 units sold already

Chennai’s automotive corridor slowly finds its feet after nearly 2 months of lockdown. Hyundai and many other manufacturing units resumed operations on 8 May.

Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai account for nearly 50% of nationwide Covid-19 cases

These four have a similar share in the death toll, which is fast approaching the 7,000-mark. Total number of Covid-19 cases have risen to 2,36,657 in India.

Tsunami, fire, floods, Covid — the IAS officer who has led fight against disasters in Tamil Nadu

Dr. J Radhakrishnan worked in Nagapattinam, one of the worst-affected by the 2004 tsunami, and was health secretary during 2015 floods. He is now fighting ‘unseen enemy’ Covid.

Mumbai Police’s Covid struggles, Chennai’s troubled vendors & how Telangana cops relying on AI

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.