Chennai

Covid-19 cases rise at IIT-Madras; 26 more test positive

Chennai: The Covid-19 scare at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai in Tamil Nadu grew further with detection of 26 more cases. With this, the total number of confirmed cases on the campus has increased to 171 since April 19. “Today, a few more cases were reported at IIT-Madras. These are part...

DMK functionary hacked to death in Chennai

Chennai: A functionary of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) was hacked to death in Chennai on Tuesday night. The incident that took place in Madipakkam area of the city comes just ahead of the local body elections. C Selvam was likely to contest the elections on DMK ticket from ward 188. According to sources, he was...

COVID-19 blast in IIT Madras, over 100 test positive

With over a hundred people testing positive for COVID-19, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras had to shut down its departments and labs. Notably, the number of coronavirus infections is likely to rise. Those who tested positive include research scholars, students, staff and they have been admitted to King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research. A...

Serum Institute to sue a vaccine trial participant with Rs 100 cr defamation for malicious claim

The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) that is gearing up for the mass-production and supply of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate ‘Covishield’ has said that it will sue a participant of its vaccine trial with Rs 100 crore defamation suit for leveling malicious and misconceived allegations. Notably, a 40-year-old Chennai man, who was a volunteer...

Cyclone Nivar to make landfall post-midnight, wind speeds to touch 120-130 kmph

Cyclone Nivar has intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and is likely to hit the Indian coast between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Puducherry by midnight or early morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Nivar is likely to make the landfall with wind speeds up to 130 km per hour gusting up...

Tamil Nadu: COVID-19 cases cross 1 lakh-mark, death toll at 1,385

Tamil Nadu, which is the second-worst coronavirus hit state in the country, on Friday surpassed the 1 lakh-mark as 4,329 fresh cases were reported in the past 24 hours. Following the addition of 64 fresh deaths, the state’s death toll stood at 1,385, state government data suggests. There are 1,02,721 total cases in the state,...

110 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu, all linked to Tablighi Jamaat meet

In a major cause of concern, as many as 110 people who returned to Tamil Nadu from Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday. The fresh cases have taken the total case count in the southern state to 234, a top health department official said. This comes as a huge jump...