When asked about the release of seven Rajiv Gandhi case convicts, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said that the state government's recommendation on their release was with the Centre now.
Sasikala, in the audio clip, was purportedly heard saying that it was her responsibility to save the party and re-establish Amma's (late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa) rule in Tamil Nadu.
BJP Tamil Nadu unit president L Murugan said MK Stalin had strongly opposed the reopening of liquor shops in Tamil Nadu and even held a protest against the AIADMK government.
The tertiary-care hospital in Tamil Nadu has vaccinated over 8,000 of its staff -- the majority of them with the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and the rest with indigenously manufactured Covaxin.
The state government said in 11 districts, including Coimbatore and Nilgiris, which have relatively more COVID-19 cases, the relaxations would be lesser compared to the other 27 districts.
Health Minister M Subramanian mentioned that People should know the truth about the availability of vaccines. Currently, Chennai alone has 1,060 doses and of the 37 districts in Tamil Nadu, 36 have no vaccines.
Subramanian also slammed a few private hospitals for collecting an excessive fee for treating Covid patients, stating that the administration had taken action against 40 such healthcare service providers recently.
On Tuesday, three districts in Tamil Nadu constituted the bulk of new cases as Coimbatore recorded 2,439 new cases, followed by Erode with 1,596 and Chennai with 1,437.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also appreciated the move saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration is "the most appropriate response at this hour".
In a letter to PM Modi, AIADMK's Panneerselvam said there is a need for separate coaching to take the test since it is modelled on the NCERT-CBSE curriculum and they cannot afford the fee charged by coaching centres.
Out of the total cases registered on Sunday, Coimbatore recorded the maximum number of cases at 2,645, followed by the state's capital Chennai with 1,644. Erode district recorded 1,694 while Salem registered 1,071.
Coimbatore recorded the maximum number of cases (2,810) among the districts followed by Chennai (1,971), Erode (1,619), Salem (1,187), Thanjavur (1,004) and Tiruppur (1,161).
Chennai, the state capital, leads in the number of total cases among districts with 5,09,234 cases overall. The number of the dead also remains high in Chennai with 7,222 fatalities to date.
Meanwhile, Chennai's total number of cases has been recorded as 5,06,937, including 32,069 active cases and those under treatment. As of Tuesday, the cumulative number of recoveries in the city stood at 4,67,723.
Tamil Nadu's Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian claimed that the state has only 5 lakh vaccines left, which will be enough for inoculation in the next two days.
The Chief Minister also added that following Chennai, Coimbatore is the district where the most number of people have been vaccinated. He said that the main goal is to protect Tamil Nadu.
Rajan said that the Tamil Nadu government has always supported other states and the federal system of India to the lowest levels, even when their principle resulted in the loss of revenue to the state.
Close confidante of J Jayalalithaa – VK Sasikala was heard saying “I will definitely return”, hinting at a return to the political arena.
Vairamuthu, one of the most successful lyricist in Tamil music industry was accused of sexual harassment by singer Chinmayee Sripada a couple of years ago.