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During lockdown, Chennai police personnel play Good Samaritans

Moved by the plight of hungry migrant labourers, platform dwellers and others, they provide them shelter and food on their own initiative

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COVID-19: Groups drop regular work, focus on helping underprivileged and service personnel

This list includes an environment group, a traders’ group and an RWA. There are many others carrying out such and you can to the list by sending in the details about them

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Coronavirus | Companies cannot force leave without pay, say experts

The employer may treat it as leave without pay if an employee refuses to work from home, says legal expert.

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Contributions pour in for relief funds

SBI staff donate ₹100 cr. to PM-CARES

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Cultural fare to be streamed on social media

Carnatic musicians, theatre groups plan special programmes for the home-bound

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Corporation deploys Amma Canteen staff for containment work

The women have been assured additional pay

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Psychologists inundated with calls from those in distress

Callers range from harried housewives to alcoholics

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Government nod to regularise unapproved layouts in hilly areas

Most plots in such layouts bought by ‘poor and innocent people’, says G.O.

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Police release ‘gana’ video to raise awareness

Gana songwriters compose music

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Metrowater procures protective gear for field workers, steps up checks at facilities

Chennai Metrowater has procured about 250 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits for its field workers, as a protective measure against COVID-19.The

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Managing epilepsy during COVID-19

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disease affecting over 50 million people worldwide and an estimated 5 million plus people in India. P

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Retirement didn’t stop them from living a full life; neither will the lockdown

Still a part of the workforce, several retirees lean on technology, planned schedules to help them cope with the forced stay in their homes

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PIL plea to grant interim bail to those not facing heinous charges

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the trial courts across the State to grant interi

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Steps afoot to decongest prisons as per SC directive

Following the Supreme Court directive to decongest prisons in view of threat posed by COVID-19, not just the Madras High Court but also the trial cour

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COVID-19: Small grocery store ‘fights’ Coronavirus with discarded flex boards

Exasperated with having to continually remind shoppers to maintain social distance, the owner decided to raise this wall of protection in front of his shop in Perambur, a locality in Chennai

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Tamil Nadu government nod for regularising unapproved layouts in certain hilly areas

A Government Order said most plots in such layouts have been bought by “poor and innocent people” and can’t be put back to their original use, and so, it was expedient to regularise them.

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Ginger, lemon and turmeric: How dieticians at Chennai’s GH are using these to help Coronavirus patients

The patients who have tested positive are fed a healthy diet of idli, chapati and mint rice

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No physical distancing at Koyambedu market, crowd inflow makes screening difficult

Even now, there are about 50,000 visitors to the market every day

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During lockdown, CBSE schools connect with students online

CBSE schools in the city have begun classes over Zoom, video lessons and online tests to teach the syllabus for the upcoming year

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During lockdown, these two Chennaiites distribute free tea to keep spirits high

The two men in West Mogappair give free tea to homeless persons, conservancy staff and the police

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Food kits distributed to porters at Egmore railway station

Officials of Southern Railway have got together to pitch in funds for the food kits

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