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Cartoonscape — February 12, 2021

 

Water level

Water level in Papanasam dam on Friday stood at 130.40 feet (permissible level is 143 ft.), with an inflow of 302.78 cusecs and a discharge of 1,204.75 cusecs. The level in Manimuthar dam was 112.42 ft. (118 ft.), with an inflow of 58 cusecs and a discharge of 475 cusecs.

COVID-19: 15 cases in Erode district

Erode district on Friday reported 15 new cases, taking the district’s tally to 14,590. While 28 persons were discharged, 178 persons continue to be under treatment.

Nine positive cases were reported in Salem. As per the bulletin, all cases were indigenous.

In Namakkal, four cases were reported; one patient has returned from Coimbatore.

Corpn. council approves amended schemes

The Kozhikode Corporation Council, at a special meeting on Friday, endorsed the amended schemes of the annual plan for the city.

The meeting chaired by Mayor Beena Philip, also approved 30 projects conceived by various standing committees of the Corporation Council.

The newly-appointed corporation secretary K.U. Binu was also present.

19 fresh cases reported in U.T.

The Union Territory on Friday recorded 19 fresh cases of COVID-19.

Of the new cases, 14 were reported from Puducherry, three from Mahe and two from Karaikal.

The number of active cases stood at 284, including 166 under home isolation, according to data released by the Health Department.

The Union Territory has reported as many as 658 fatalities, 39,416 cases and 38,476 recoveries thus far.

Appointed

M. Mohanasundaram, national Secretary of Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB), has been appointed member of the National Board for MSMES. LUB is one of the largest organisations with MSME members from across the country.

The MSME Board has 46 members and is headed by ex-officio Chairperson Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for MSMEs. The Vice-Chairperson is Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for MSMEs.

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13 cases in Erode district

Erode district reported 13 new cases, taking the district’s tally to 14,624. While 15 persons were discharged, 134 persons continue to be under treatment.

In Salem, 10 positive cases were reported, four of which were indigenous. Six persons returned from Dharmapuri and Namakkal.

In Namakkal, nine indigenous cases were reported.

Cartoonscape — February 14, 2021

 

12-hour bandh postponed

The Secular Democratic Progressive Alliance has decided to postpone the 12-hour bandh called by the parties seeking recall of Lt. Governor on Tuesday.

The decision to postpone the bandh was announced by Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy at a press conference on Monday. The Chief Minister said several trade organisations had asked for a postponement of the bandh.

Water level in Papanasam Dam nears maximum level

The water level in Papanasam Dam on Tuesday stood at 126.40 feet (maximum level 143 feet). The dam had an inflow of 372.11 cusecs and 1,204.75 cusecs of water was discharged.

The level in Manimuthar Dam stood at 110.90 feet (maximum level 118 feet). The dam had an inflow of 58 cusecs and 445 cusecs of water was discharged.

Dom’s Take: Fuel prices hit a century!

Dominic Xavier offers his take on fuel prices as they surge across the country.

  • Dom’s Take

Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com

Dom’s Take: Fuel prices hit a century!

Dominic Xavier offers his take on fuel prices as they surge across the country.

  • Dom’s Take

Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com

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Cartoonscape — February 17, 2021

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Dom’s Take: Justice Served

Dominic Xavier feels happy for Priya Ramani and asserts the time has come for society to understand sexual abuse and harassment and their implications on victims.

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Nine injured in jallikattu

Nine persons were injured in a jallikattu held at Kalingapatti village near Manapparai in the district on Thursday.

As many as 715 bulls were released during the event in which 230 tamers took part. Police sources said four among the injured were referred to hospital for treatment, while the remaining five injured were treated as out-patients.

School named after poet Kakkad

The Government Higher Secondary School, Avitanallur, Kozhikode, has been named after the late poet N.N. Kakkad, who was a native of the place.

This was officially declared by Minister for General Education C. Ravindranath on Thursday.

New Principal for medical college

M.P. Sasi, Principal, Government Medical College, Manjeri, is expected to take charge as Principal, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, on Friday.

According to sources, the incumbent, Dr. V.R. Rajendran, will replace Dr. Sasi at the Manjeri Medical College.

Dr. Sasi was earlier head of the department of surgery at the Kozhikode Medical College.