Chennai Live News: State reports 30,744 new COVID-19 cases; Complete lockdown in Tamil Nadu today

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Chennai: A fisherman in front of the setting sun on a broken bridge in Chennai, Saturday, January 22, 2022. (PTI photo)

The district’s Thirukattupalli police on Friday said they have arrested the hostel warden of a missionary school in connection with the alleged suicide of a Plus Two student, while the BJP accused the school management of bidding for conversion. reason for suicide.

The Madras High Court has quashed the detention of a school teacher under the Goondas Act, terming as illegal the allegation of sexual harassment of girls above 21 years of age after five years. A division bench of Justices PN Prakash and RN Manjula gave this verdict on January 7 while allowing the habeas corpus petition of R Sudha, wife of Rajagopalan, a school teacher.

With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the district, Tamil Nadu Power Minister Senthil Balaji on Saturday inaugurated a special ward with oxygen-bed facility at ESI Hospital in Coimbatore. Balaji told reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration that in the last 72 hours, as a precautionary measure, an additional 200 beds, including 28 with oxygen facilities, were opened in the ESI hospital.