Chennai News Live: Kallakurichi school did not have permission to run hostel, says SCPCR Commissioner – The Indian Express

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The agitators stormed the premises of a school at nearby Chinnasalem and set buses parked inside the institution’s premises on fire and attacked police personnel as well, police said. (Sourced Image/Express)

Tamil Nadu, Chennai News Live Updates Today: The Tamil Nadu State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (TNCPCR) on Thursday held discussions with the district collector, superintendent of police and other officials of the Kallakurichi educational department over the death of a 17-year-old girl who died by suicide at the hostel of a private school at Kaniyamoor near Chinnasalem on July 13. Following the meeting, Saraswathy Rangasamy, the chairperson of the Commission, while addressing the reporters, informed that the school had been running the hostel on its premises without a requisite license.

In other news, The daily coronavirus cases dipped in the state with 2,093 new infections being reported on Thursday, including a returnee from the United Arab Emirates, the health department said. The overall caseload has increased to 35.26 lakh. A 63-year-old man has become the latest fatality to the virus who breathed his last at a government hospital in Coimbatore, mounting the death toll to 38,031, a medical bulletin said.

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has announced that power will be suspended in parts of Chennai today in Poonamallee, Porur, Tondairpet for carrying out maintenance work in the city. Parts of Chennai will face a power shutdown from 9 am to 2 pm, with supply expected to resume before 2 pm if the work is completed. In other news, the countdown has begun for the world’s biggest chess event – the 44th International Chess Olympiad – which is scheduled to take place from July 28 to August 10 at Poonjeri Village in Mamallapuram, a UNESCO heritage site, located about 50 kilometres from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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