Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates Today 18 June: Tamil Nadu recorded 596 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday with active cases touching 3,073. 217 patients were discharged after treatment today in the state.
In other news, AIADMK Joint Coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday held a massive show of strength in northern Tamil Nadu, a day after party colleague and Coordinator O Panneerselvam sought to veto his camp’s single leadership proposal. While followers of both Palaniswami (EPS) and Panneerselvam (OPS) were engaged in backroom negotiations to mobilise the support of party functionaries for their respective leaders, parleys continued as well to resolve the bickering well ahead of the June 23 General Council meeting.
Also, several trains were either fully or partially cancelled in the region due to the protest against the Centre’s ‘Agnipath’ scheme for recruitment in the defence services, Southern Railway said on Friday. The Madras High Court Friday dismissed a plea seeking premature release of Nalini Sriharan and P Ravichandran, both of whom are convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
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