Chennai News Live: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces Rs 1 crore prize for Indian teams winning medals in Chess Olympiad – The Indian Express

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Chennai: Members of Indian team during the closing ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad, at Mamallapuram near Chennai, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Indian team won the ‘Gaprindashvili Cup’ for best combined performance in both Open and Women’s Sections of the tournament. (PTI Photo)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: Both the India-B and A-Women’s teams, would be honoured with a cash prize of Rs 1 crore each for winning bronze medals in the FIDE 44th Chess Olympiad, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced here on Wednesday. The international indoor sports event was successfully conducted by the Tamil Nadu government, bringing laurels from across the world, Stalin said.

The Opposition parties in Puducherry including Congress and DMK staged a walkout from the Puducherry Assembly Wednesday, minutes after Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundararajan began her speech to commence the budget sessions. Opposition parties reached the assembly wearing black shirts as a sign of protest against the Governor. Soon after Tamilisai began her speech, they raised slogans and staged a walkout protesting her speech.

The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad drew to a close in Chennai on Tuesday amid extravagant cultural events, with India’s ‘B’ team settled for a bronze medal in the Open section. Presiding over the closing ceremony, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said the state government has been implementing several schemes under the ‘Dravidian model,’ to make the state a pioneer in sports. To make Tamil Nadu a pioneer in sports, the state government under its ‘Dravidian model,’ devised and has been implementing several schemes, he added.

Chennai News Live Updates Today: Congress, DMK stage walkout from Puducherry assembly against Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararaj; 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai draws to a close in Chennai; will make TN global destination for sports, MK Stalin says; Follow live updates here.