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Woman entrepreneur Anjana Basanagoudar has been appointed as Chairperson of the Karnatak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Sub-Committee on Woman Entrepreneurs. Woman entrepreneurs and women interested in taking up self-employment are requested to contact Ms. Basanagoudar on Ph: 9343432672 or KCCI office on Ph: 8105753471 for further details, Honorary Secretary of KCCI Praveen Agadi has said in a release.

Public holiday on February 19

In view of the ordinary elections for urban local bodies scheduled for February 19, the Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday on that day in areas where the elections would be held under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

COVID-19: 212 cases in Salem

A total of 212 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Salem on Wednesday. According to health officials, 194 cases were indigenous and 73 cases were reported in corporation limits.

In Namakkal, 104 cases were reported. As per bulletin, all cases were indigenous.

Erode district reported 203 fresh cases, taking the tally to 1,31,358. While 946 persons were discharged, 4,069 continue to be under treatment.


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Centre proposed new guidelines for international travellers

The union ministry of health and family welfare revised guidelines for international travellers, allowing quarantine -free entry for travellers from 82 countries.

Water level in Mullaperiyar, Vaigai dams

Water level in Mullaperiyar dam stood at 132.40 feet (maximum permissible level is 142 ft.) with an inflow of 206 cusecs and a discharge of 600 cusecs. In Vaigai dam, the level was 69.06 ft. (71 ft.) with an inflow of 224 cusecs and a discharge of 219 cusecs. Combined storage in Periyar credit was 8,443 mcft. There was no rainfall in the region in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. on Thursday.


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Naval crew rescues man in Kochi

A 33-year-old Nepal national, Tanka Bahadur Bhujel, who fell into the waters of the Ernakulam channel from the Vikrant-Venduruthy bridge was rescued by the crew of a naval fast interceptor craft which was patrolling the area on Thursday evening.

Bhujel was given first aid, and the incident was reported to the local police, a defence communication said.

President appoints Chief Justice

The Union Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notification on Thursday declaring that the President has accepted a recommendation made by the Supreme Court collegium to appoint Madras High Court Acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari as its Chief Justice. The notification states that he would perform the duties of the Chief Justice from the date he assumes charge of his office.

3,012 new COVID cases in Ernakulam

Ernakulam reported 3,012 COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

As many as 2,232 persons got infected through contact. The source of infection was not confirmed in 768 cases, according to an official communication.

The number of active cases in the district was 35,640 as on Thursday, and 38,768 persons were under home isolation, it said.

Chennai Corporation elections: Zone watch

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Atulya Misra is Chief Resident Commissioner of T.N. House in Delhi

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday posted senior IAS officer Atulya Misra as the Chief Resident Commissioner of Tamil Nadu House in Delhi. Mr. Misra replaces Jagmohan Singh Raju, who opted for voluntary retirement to take the political plunge in his home State of Punjab.

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New CII office-bearers

M. Somasundaram, managing director, AMMAN-TRY Steels, has been elected chairman of Tiruchi zone of Confederation of Indian Industry for 2022-23. M. Karthikeyan, director, Velmurugan Heavy Engineering Industries, has been elected vice-chairman, according to a press release from CII, Tiruchi zone.