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Chennai Live News Updates: DMK’s Priya Rajan elected unopposed as Chennai’s first Dalit mayor India News, The Indian Express

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi took the oath of office to Rajan and presented her with the ceremonial dress, while DMK Cabinet Minister PK Sekar Babu and Ma Subramanian handed over the ceremonial mace. (Twitter/@ChennaiCorp)

Tamil Nadu, Chennai Live News Updates: Priya Rajan of DMK, a 28-year-old MCom graduate, was elected without opposition as the first Dalit and third female mayor of the Greater Chennai Corporation. Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi took the oath of office to Rajan and presented her with the ceremonial dress, while DMK Cabinet Minister PK Sekar Babu and Ma Subramanian handed over the ceremonial mace. In local bodies across the state, indirect elections took place Friday for the positions of mayor, deputy mayor, president and vice president. The swearing-in began around 9:30 a.m. for candidates elected unopposed.

The Regional Meteorological Center (RMC), Chennai on Thunderstorm forecast Friday with light to moderate rain in remote places on the coast of Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. “Yesterday’s depression over the southwestern Bay of Bengal moved in a north-northwest direction at a speed of approximately 15 km/h for the last 06 hours and was centered at 0830 am IST today, March 4, 2022, over the same area near 8.9° latitude 82.9°E, about 180 km east of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 390 km southeast of Nagappattinam (Tamil Nadu), 470 km southeast of Puducherry (Tamil Nadu) and about 530 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu),” said a bulletin. †

The Government of Tamil Nadu Thursday a special team formed to expedite the evacuation of students and other people from the state who are stranded in Ukraine and those who have sought refuge in other neighboring countries. Prime Minister MK Stalin chaired a meeting with senior officials on Thursday to discuss steps taken since Feb. 24 to bring back the students and others stranded amid escalating violence in Ukraine.

Live: Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rain Live Updates, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Weather, Rain Today News: TN forms special team for rapid evacuation of state students from Ukraine; IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; Priya Rajan, 28-year-old MCom graduate, becomes Chennai’s first female Dalit mayor; Follow live updates.

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