Tamil Nadu Chennai News Live Updates: Citizens in Chennai woke up to overcast skies, as parts of the city received light showers early Thursday morning. Parts of Chennai had received light to moderate showers overnight after a brief lull in rainfall in the city.
The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai has forecast thunderstorm with moderate rainfall over isolated places in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu districts of Tamil Nadu over the next two hours.
The DMK government in Tamil Nadu has retrieved encroached temple land worth Rs 1,000 crore in the past four months. And more such land will be retrieved in the coming days as the issue has remained one of the focus areas of the government ever since it came to power in May this year. The latest retrieval was a land belonging to Kancheepuram Ekambareswarar Temple, spread over 49 grounds on Chennai’s Poonamallee high road.
The Union Government has permitted an additional of 850 MBBS seats to seven out of the 11 new government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday. With this, the total number of medical seats in the state will increase to 4,300. Subramanian said that the medical colleges at Virudhunagar, Kalaikurichi and Udhagamandalam had been given permission to admit 150 students each, the colleges at Namakkal, Tiruppur, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvallur would admit 100 students.
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