Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Chennai

‘New class of poor’ emerging after job losses in lockdown, 95.8% BPL slum families hit: Study

Covid lockdown affected primary source of income and led to job losses among poor, finds a survey by National Institute of Urban Affairs in slums in 12 cities.

Now it’s Rs 15 for 3 meals at Chennai’s Amma Canteens, but end of free food bad news for many

Tamil Nadu government’s subsidised eateries were providing free food during the lockdown across Chennai’s 407 Amma Canteens.

How Chennai’s thriving Koyambedu market became a Covid cluster and went out of business

Koyambedu, 65-acre wholesale market in Chennai, was sealed after it emerged as a Covid cluster. Buyers and sellers have a lot of complaints against makeshift market in Thirumazhisai.

Tamil Nadu records highest single-day spike with 1,149 new Covid cases, 13 dead

As of Sunday, the number of active cases in the state stood at 9,400 and while the total number of recoveries was 12,757.

Once a bustling wholesale market, Chennai’s Koyambedu is now a deserted Covid hotspot

The govt had shut down Koyambedu market earlier in May after scores of Covid cases were traced to it, & opened a temporary market elsewhere.

Train journeys to the south an eye-opener, scramble for hospital beds in Mumbai turns fatal

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.