Sidharth MP

The author is Chennai-based reporter with Wion

Opinions/Stories

Oxygen availability in Tamil Nadu critical, Stalin writes to PM Modi 

The letter mentions that Tamil Nadu is facing a looming oxygen crisis and that the requirement of medical oxygen is projected to go from the current 440MT to 840MT

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Tamil Nadu: MK Stalin signs five orders on poll promises, COVID-19 relief on day 1

The state government would bear the costs of treatment for COVID-19 patients incurred in private hospitals under the Chief Minster’s Healthcare scheme

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Kamal Haasan’s political party Makkal Needhi Maiam crumbles, sees multiple resignations

Shortly after the meeting ended, Kamal’s party issued a statement saying that CGB members Dr R. Mahendran, Muruganandam, Maurya, Thangavelu, Umadevi, CK Kumaravel, Sekar and Suresh Iyer. However,…

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MK Stalin’s cabinet to have 33 ministers; his son not included, only 2 women

The list of ministers does not feature the name of Chepauk MLA and Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi (who has been at the receiving end of criticism regarding blatant nepotism), while also featuring only…

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Indian Air Force flies 450 oxygen cylinders from UK to Chennai, 450 more to arrive 

The IAF aircraft had gone from Jamnagar Airbase on Sunday to Brize Norton in the UK to lift critical life support equipment. The aircraft flew non-stop for 11.5 hours to reach the UK.  

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Outgoing CM Palaniswami congratulates Stalin, who responds seeking EPS’ ideas and cooperation

Stalin was quick to thank the outgoing chief minister and AIADMK Joint-coordinator. “I thank Palaniswami and also seek his ideas and cooperation for building the best Tamil Nadu”. 

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Vaccine shortage: Jabs for those aged above 18 unlikely from May 1 in Tamil Nadu

The central government recently permitted vaccination of those who are between 18 and 44. Earlier, in the second phase, only those who were 45 and above were allowed to be vaccinated against…

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COVID-19: Tamil Nadu government extends ongoing lockdown until further notice

Entertainment and amusement parks have been permitted to function with 50 per cent capacity, by following the COVID-19 protocols

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Tamil Nadu fishing boat feared sunk for 4 days located, 11 crew safe

The vessel with 11-crew that had set sail from Thengapattnam harbour in  Kanyakumari, was on a 30-day voyage towards Kerala, when it was feared sunk around 597 nautical miles from Goa

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IIT Madras alumni’s startup 3D prints 600sqft concrete home comprising hall, kitchen, bedroom

In 2018, WION had reported on this technology when it was in its nascent stage and the firm had demonstrated its capability of printing a standing 3-D structure

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COVID-19: Over 5 million people vaccinated in Tamil Nadu so far, says govt

About 5.551 million (55.51 lakh) persons in the above-45 age group have taken the jabs, the government stated

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COVID-19: Sterlite plant shut in 2018 to turn saviour, to produce Oxygen for 4 months

This decision to permit the plant’s operation comes with several conditions - no other unit within the plant will be allowed to operate, electricity will be suspended after the stipulated period…

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TN govt to hospitals: Dial 104 for help, when in need of medical oxygen

The state government has said that oxygen manufacturing industries have been instructed to explore methods to increase production

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Tokyo Olympics ahoy for 22-yr old Nethra K, India’s first woman sailor

For most people the lockdown year 2020, was all about adjusting to a new normal, but for 22-year old Nethra Kumanan, it was all about slogging twice as hard, with the same consistency every single…

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This palm-sized device can detect COVID in seconds, claim researchers

This is a much quicker process than the RT-PCR test which takes six hours to give results

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