Chennai Hyderabad News Live Updates: TN has less than 11K active cases; Repolling in old Malakpet today – The Indian Express

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Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 1404 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 7,83,319. Among these, Chennai reported 380 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,15,739. The state recorded 10 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 11,722. The state discharged 1411 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,60,617.

As of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 10,980. According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,21,25,059 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date.

The high-voltage campaign ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation did not translate into votes on election day. After final scrutiny and tallying, officials announced late Tuesday night a final turnout of 46.6 per cent.

In old Malakpet, casting of votes was stopped and re-polling ordered after the party symbol of a CPI candidate was incorrectly printed on the ballot paper as that of CPM. The State Election Commission, upon receiving a complaint from the candidate, ordered repolling in all 69 polling booths of Ward-26 on Wednesday. The counting of votes is scheduled for Thursday and the final results are expected to be announced by that evening.

Subsequently, the commission prohibited broadcasting and telecasting of exit polls till 6 pm Wednesday.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. (File)

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced that it has decided to set up a commission to examine and suggest methodologies to conduct a caste-based survey in the state, the first such exercise after the 1950s and a long-pending demand of different political parties and community groups.

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The announcement came amid protests by the PMK, an ally of the NDA and AIADMK, which has been demanding 20 per cent reservation in government jobs and education in the state for the Vanniyars – a powerful Most Backward Class (MBC) community from north Tamil Nadu.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday tagged a plea seeking action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for charges made against Supreme Court’s Justice N V Ramana as well as High Court judges with an appeal filed by the state government against a stay order by the High Court on investigation into alleged irregularities in land dealings in Amaravati.

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A bench headed by Justice S K Kaul also rejected a batch of petitions, which sought a CBI probe or inquiry by a retired High Court judge against Jagan in the matter.

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