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Anti-CAA protest in Tamil Nadu went peacefully

Similarly, anti-CAA protests are held in other parts of the state like Coimbatore, Trichy, Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai and others.

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Chennai, Feb 19 : The anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protest in Tamil Nadu demanding the state government to pass a resolution in the Assembly that it the law will not be implemented went off peacefully.

Contrary to the earlier announcement, the protestors here did not lay siege of the state Assembly which was in session.

Thousands of Muslims held protests in major cities in Tamil Nadu including the state capital Chennai against CAA, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) on Wednesday.

In the state capital Chennai, a large number of Muslims men and women carrying tricolour gathered near Kalaivanar Arangam.

Some political parties too have lent their support to the protest.

As a result of the protest traffic flow was affected on the main road Anna Salai and others in Chennai.

The Muslim outfits are holding the protest after Madras High Court denied them permission for the same on Tuesday.

Security was been beefed up near the Assembly. The police had installed CCTV cameras and also used drones to monitor the situation.

Similarly, anti-CAA protests are held in other parts of the state like Coimbatore, Trichy, Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai and others.

Meanwhile in the Assembly Chief Minister K.Palaniswami announced building of a Haj House here at an outlay of Rs.15 crore on the land allotted by Tamil Nadu Wakf Board so that those undertaking Haj can stay.

Palaniswami also announced doubling of pension to retired Ulemas to Rs.3,000 and a subsidy of ARs.25,000 or 50 per cent of vehicle cost, which ever is less, towards purchase of two wheelers for Ulemas working in the 2,814 wakf institutions registered with Tamil Nadu Wakf Board.

The protest was held a day after a combative Palaniswami said those who were born in the state would not be affected by the newly enacted law.

Speaking in the Assembly on Tuesday, Palaniswami said the opposition DMK should explain who in Tamil Nadu would get affected by the CAA.

Palaniswami said those who were born in Tamil Nadu will not be affected by the CAA.

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COVID-19: Another Mohalla Clinic doctor in Delhi tests positive

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New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A doctor posted at a Mohalla Clinic in Delhi’s Babarpur has tested positive for coronavirus, with authorities asking patients who visited the clinic at the Janta Mazdoor Colony between March 12 and 20 to self-quarantine at home for 15 days.

Earlier, a doctor had tested corona postive in the same area.A notice to this effect from Shahadara District Magistrate has been put at the clinic, saying the doctor has tested positive. People have been asked to report if they develop any corona symptoms.

The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Shahadara had last week ordered that all those who visited or were present at Mohalla Clinic in Mohanpuri area of Maujpur between March 12 and March 18 to stay in home quarantine for 15 days.

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45 from Karnataka visited Nizamuddin mosque, 1 dead

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Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) One of the 45 pilgrims from Karnataka who visited Nizamuddin Jamaat mosque in New Delhi in early March died of COVID-19, said Health Minister B. Sriramulu on Tuesday.

“A religious ceremony was held at the Nizamuddin Jamaat mosque in New Delhi on March 10, which was attended by about 45 people from Karnataka. One of them was a man who died in Sira,” tweeted Sriramulu.

Sira is located in Tumakuru district, 123 km north west of Bengaluru.
The pilgrim from Sira was a sexagenarian who passed away on Friday, he was Karnataka’s third COVID-19 death.

He was the state’s 60th Coronavirus positive case and his 13-year-old son also tested positive on Tuesday as the 84th case.

The Tumakuru man returned from Delhi on a train to Yeshwantpur on March 14 and from there he took a KSRTC bus to reach Sira the same morning.

The deceased man is believed to be one of those Tablighi pilgrims who visited Delhi, further official details are awaited.

According to Sriramulu, 13 of the 45 pilgrims have been identified and quarantined, hinting that the possibility of the infection spreading to all the pilgrims cannot be ruled out.

He said several visitors from Australia, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia visited the Delhi mosque.

The state government is on the lookout for the remaining people who visited the mosque to quarantine and test them.


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Air India flies out 160 stranded passengers to Frankfurt

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Chennai, March 31 (IANS) An Air India flight with 160 stranded travellers from Germany and Europe flew out to Frankfurt on Tuesday.

According to Chennai Airport, Air India’s rescue flight from Chennai to Frankfurt was operated with 160 stranded passengers.

All precautions were taken and facilities were provided to ensure smooth travel amid the restrictions in force to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

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