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The panel of medical experts advising the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday pushed for ramping up testing to identify Covid-19 infections in the early stages for effective treatment, warning that, otherwise, Chennai especially could see an explosion of cases. Without more testing, the worst-case scenario projections were of up to 2 lakh cases by June-end in Chennai, with fatalities exceeding 1,400. The committee comprising senior infectious diseases experts, intensivists, pulmonologists, public health experts and epidemiologists told chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami that Chennai was reporting the same numbers every day for the past few days and the infection rate was looking “abnormal”, probably because testing has been drastically cut down. Epidemiologists including National Institute of Epidemiology deputy director Dr
DMK Rajya Sabha member R S Bharathi leaves judicial quarters after he was given an interim bail . Photo by A P...Read MoreCHENNAI: Hours after DMK organisational secretary and Rajya Sabha member R S Bharathi was arrested by the Chennai city police, a district sessions court let him off on interim bail till June 1. A battery of DMK lawyers, including senior counsel P Wilson and N R Elango, who themselves are Rajya Sabha members of the party, rushed to principal sessions judge Selvakumar’s residence to pre-empt the remanding of Bharathi in judicial custody. They submitted that it was a totally unwarranted arrest, that too during the lockdown period, and added that Bharathi had apprehended arrest in the matter
R S Bharathi CHENNAI: DMK organising secretary and Rajya Sabha member R S Bharathi was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Chennai city police on Saturday morning for his inflammatory speech about a Madras high court judge. Police said Bharathi spoke at a meeting of DMK functionaries at Teynampet on February 15. During the speech, he sarcastically mentioned a judge’s name and said he was ‘offered’ the judge’s post by DMK indicating his communal identity. On May 12, the high court directed the Chennai city police to conduct an inquiry into the inflammatory speech, register an appropriate case and complete the proceedings within 30 days. Following this, the Teynampet police registered a case against Bharathi under
Veda Nilayam CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has promulgated an ordinance to temporarily take possession of Veda Nilayam, the residence of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Poes Garden in Chennai. An official statement on Friday said the ordinance was also to establish Puratchi Thalaivi Dr J Jayalalithaa Memorial Foundation for making long-term arrangements to convert Veda Nilayam into a memorial. The foundation is headed by the chief minister as chairperson and the deputy chief minister, minister for information and publicity, government officials as members and director of information and public relations as member secretary. It will take necessary steps to maintain Veda Nilayam and take necessary steps for the maintenance, upkeep and safety of all movable properties therein.