On January 9, 2022, Tamil Nadu observed the first of a series of full lockdowns to be observed every Sunday, in the wake of the surge in Covid-19 cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Essential services that are permitted during the full lockdown include milk booths, ATMs, hospitals, hospital-related works, goods transportation, and petrol bunks. Facilities that won't be available are public transport, metro rail, and e-commerce services. #TamilNadulockdown #TNlockdown #Chennai #Chennailockdown #Coimbatore #Vellore #Tirunelveli #Tiruchy #SundayLockdown #SundayLockdownTamilNadu #Covid #Covidlockdown #Lockdown #Covid
Meet S Mahendran. He is a traffic police personnel from Chennai. For the last one year, he has been helping Deepika, a 7th standard student in her studies. Deepika lives on the footpath with her family.
With #Covid19 cases on the rise, #TamilNadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday announced the extension of existing lockdown norms till January 31 and imposition of a few more restrictions. Significantly, places of worship will be closed for public use from January 14 to 18, when #Pongal is celebrated, and a complete lockdown will be imposed on January 16 (Sunday). While the State has also postponed semester exams indefinitely, jallikattu events have been permitted for Pongal, with restrictions.
Keeping in mind the upcoming festival season and the threat of Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday extended the existing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions till December 31.
A 38-year-old man from Kunnam taluk in Perambalur is being praised on social media for saving a living being. Not a human this time, but a tailed-ape. The video of him resuscitating the wounded monkey has gone viral on social media.
The crew of a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus was suspended for forcefully disembarking a Narikurava (indigenous community) family including a child from the bus in Nagercoil.
Chennai crossed the 1,000-mm mark in terms of rainfall received this month. This has happened only three times before in the last 200 years. Chennai, along with other coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, has been receiving heavy rains for several days. Water stagnation has been reported in 186 streets across 75 areas in #Chennai.
Heavy downpour and the consequent waterlogging disrupted normal life in several parts of the state including Chennai on Friday. Rain and thundershowers lashed Chennai and neighbouring districts. Twenty-one districts have declared a holiday for educational institutions in the wake of heavy rainfall.
Nine died and nine others were injured in a building wall collapse at Pernambut in Vellore in the early morning on Friday. The deceased include five women and four children. Preliminary probe revealed the identities of the deceased as Misba Fathima, Aneesa Begam, Roohi Naz, Kouser, Thanzeela, Afira, Mannula, Thamed, and Afra.
About 287 houses in four-storey buildings were allotted for hutment dwellers at Jailpettai around 2011.
The water level in Mullaperiyar Dam rose to 138.95 feet at 11 am on October 30, 2021, prompting Tamil Nadu to release 1,675 cusecs of water into Periyar and causing concern among Kerala government authorities for the safety of those living in the vulnerable downstream areas.
These women in Tamil Nadu's Rameshwaram are farming seaweed, a miracle drop in the fight against climate change!