Chennai Hyderabad Coronavirus Live Updates: Steep decline in COVID-19 fatalities in Tamil Nadu – The Indian Express

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Passengers queue up to buy tickets at a suburban station in Chennai. Express Photo: Srinivas K

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 2522 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 7,14,235. Among these, Chennai reported 695 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,97,077.

Tamil Nadu recorded 27 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 10,983. All twenty seven of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

As of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 27,734. Till date, 4,31,112 males, 2,83,901 females and 32 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 96,60,430 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 70,687 samples having been sent yesterday.

The state discharged 4029 patients following treatment,, putting the total number of recoveries at 6,75,518.

From accusing judges of caste discrimination to convicting SC bench: Why Justice Karnan was jailed

Justice Karnan (File Photo)

Following a complaint by a lawyer of the Madras High Court, the Chennai police cyber cell on Tuesday booked former HC judge C S Karnan for his remarks against several former and sitting judges of the high court and the Supreme Court.

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A senior officer said the complaint was followed by a letter written by senior lawyers of Madras High Court to Chief Justice of India Sharad A Bobde against Karnan over a video in which he is purportedly heard making objectionable comments against women, threatening judicial officers and spouses of judges with sexual violence.

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The video also shows Karnan alleging that some judges of the Supreme Court and the high court “sexually assaulted women court staff and women judges” and naming the alleged victims.

Actor Khushbhu, who quit Congress and joined BJP earlier this month, was arrested by the Chengalpet police on Tuesday while on her way to Chidambaram to take part in a protest against Viduthalai Siruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader and MP Thol Thirumavalvan for his alleged remarks that Manusmriti denigrated women.

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Moments after her arrest, Khushbu took to Twitter and wrote that the party will fight till their last breath for the dignity of women. In a series of Tweets, Khushbu condemned VCK workers, calling them cowards and said respecting women is alien to them. She also questioned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami for blocking the BJP protest.

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