Chennai News Highlights: City sees downward trend, reports 7,083 new Covid-19 cases; Full lockdown at TN tomorrow

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Trichy: People take part in the ‘Jallikattu’ event as part of the Pongal celebrations, in Trichy on Friday, January 21, 2022. (Photo PTI)

The Madras High Court on Friday refused to hear a plea from a petitioner in public interest litigation to prevent the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) from notifying the date of the elections to the organs. state urban premises. Wondering how the notification of the electoral process can be suspended when the Supreme Court had given Tamil Nadu four months time to hold elections and that would end on January 27, the first bench of Acting Chief Justice MN Bhandari and Judge PD Audikesavalu rejected the plea.

Simplifying cumbersome standards for police personnel here to submit leave requests and gain approval, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday launched a ‘CLApp’ mobile app for them to apply for leave and get permission. Currently, about 5,800 police personnel, from constables to special assistant sub-inspectors, including those in the armed reserve, visit the offices of their superiors to submit leave requests and seek sanction. After approval, they must also enter it in the office agenda.

Actor Siddharth has been summoned by Greater Chennai Police for his controversial tweet against Indian ace Saina Nehwal. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal said: “We have received two complaints regarding (the tweet). A case had already been registered on one of the complaints in Hyderabad, the second complaint is for defamation. We have already issued invitations. As we are in a pandemic time, we are considering how we can get his statement. »

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