Chennai News Live Updates: Stalin says TN government will bear travel costs of students trapped in Ukraine India News, The Indian Express

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin (Twitter/@MKStalin)

Tamil Nadu Chennai News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin op Friday said the state government would bear the costs of returning students from the state stranded in Ukraine. About 5,000 students from Tamil Nadu, mostly in vocational schools and other expatriates, are stranded in Ukraine amid the conflict with Russia.

Stalin on Thursday urged the Center to arrange special flights such as the Vande Bharath mission to immediately evacuate Tamil Nadu students. In a letter addressed to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Stalin said: “I request the Government of India to arrange special mission flights such as Vande Bharath Mission to evacuate them from different parts of Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, AIADMK leader and former minister D Jayakumar, who has been re-arrested on charges of disobeying a provision in Chennai’s Police Act, was released on bail by the local court on Thursday. The ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu has also assured of more than 40 percent vote share in the just-concluded urban citizen polls, which it dragged statewide as it pushed its arch-rival AIADMK to a distant second place with a vote share of less than 27 percent across the three segments. In other news, Tamil Nadu has reported 575 cases in the last 24 hoursbringing the caseload to 34,47,581, while four other fatalities brought the death toll to 37,997, the health department said Thursday.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Omicron Coronavirus Case, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Weather, RainToday News: MK Stalin urges the Center to take steps to evacuate 5,000 TN students stranded in Ukraine; Ex-AIADMK minister granted bail in one case; Tamil Nadu records 575 new Covid-19 cases; 144 in Chennai; Follow the latest updates here.

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