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Uttam’s Take: Empty Chairs, Security Breach

Uttam Ghosh offers his take on the brouhaha after the prime minister could not attend what critics describe as a sparsely attended BJP rally in Ferozepur, Punjab, because protesters blocked part of the route.


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HC Judge tests positive

A High Court Judge at Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court and a few court staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The test results of the others at the High Court Bench were awaited, sources said.

Plan to merge 2 panchayats with RMC

Municipal Commissioner Abhishikth Kishore has said that Kolamuru and Lala Cheruvu grama panchayats have been proposed to be merged with the Rajamahendravaram Municipal Corporation.

The residents of the two panchayats could submit their written objections on the proposal at the KMC office till January 16.

Cargo terminal to resume operations

Operations at the air cargo terminal at Tiruchi airport will resume on Monday.

Airport Director S. Dharmaraj has requested airlines , IATA agents and consoles to book / accept cargo for exportthrough the terminal with effect from 2 p.m. In an earlier circular, he had stated that the cargo terminal would be closed with effect from January 9 due to administrative reasons.

Tiruchi MP tests positive

Tiruchi Lok Sabha MPSu Thirunavukkarasar tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

Mr. Thirunavukkarasar, who is in Chennai, said he had running nose and cough for the past two to three days following which he had subjected himself to COVID-19 test. The result turned out to be positive. His son and Congress Aranthangi MLA S.T. Ramachandran had tested COVID-19 positive recently.

Schools closed for Classes I-IX to curb COVID-19

All public and private schools conducting offline lessons for students of Classes I-IX will remain closed indefinitely from Monday in Puducherry and Karaikal regions as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. Home and Education Minister A. Namassivayam said online classes will therefore resume for students of Classes I to IX.

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Water level in Mullaperiyar, Vaigai dams

The water level in Mullaperiyar dam stood at 138.20 feet (maximum permissible level is 142 ft.) with an inflow of 343 cusecs and a discharge of 1,200 cusecs. In Vaigai dam, the level was 69.55 ft. (71 ft.) with an inflow of 1,013 cusecs and a discharge of 569 cusecs. Combined storage in Periyar credit was 9,953 mcft. No rainfall was recorded in the region in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Water level in Papanasam dam

The water level in Papanasam Dam on Monday stood at 132.50 feet (maximum level 143 feet). The dam had an inflow of 452.20 cusecs and a discharge of 704.75 cusecs. The level in Manimuthar Dam stood at 117.73 feet (maximum level 118 feet). The dam had an inflow of 122 cusecs and a discharge of 260 cusecs of water.

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Delhi police to launch podcast on Sunday

The Delhi police will air its first podcast ‘Kissa Khaki Ka’ on Sunday at 2 p.m. on social media.

It will be run every Sunday and there will be a human touch story on what we have been doing in addition to fighting crime, the police said in a statement, adding that the podcast was their way to connect with Delhi’s people.

Zee5's Web Series 'Loser' Season 2 Trailer emancipation

The emotional Anthology spiel ‘Loser’ season 2 trailer has been unveiled today. The web series season 2 features new characters, which sensibly adjoins the variations between the old and the new characters in the story. The story had prolongated when compared to the first season in different directions.

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Hyderabad Sunday races postponed to Jan. 20

The Stewards of Hyderabad Race Club postponed the races scheduled to be held on Jan. 16 (Sunday) to Jan. 20 (Thursday) due heavy rainfall and non-conducive underfoot conditions. The Same card will hold good and change of timings, if any, will be intimated in due course.

Mettur level

The water level at Mettur dam on Sunday stood at 113.69 feet against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 1,590 cusecs and the discharge 8,001 cusecs.

Bhatti tests COVID positive

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Bhatti Vikramarka has tested positive for COVID and got admitted in a private hospital with mild symptoms. He asked all those who had come in contact with him to test themselves.

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Cuddalore records 305 COVID cases

Cuddalore district recorded 305 fresh COVID-19 infections on Sunday, taking the tally to 66,529. The district saw 63,975 recoveries and the active case count stood at 1,677.

Villupuram district recorded 134 cases, which took the total number of cases to 47,419.

Kallakurichi district recorded 119 cases, taking the overall case tally to 32,617.

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