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Chennai, Tamil Nadu Top News January 18:

Madurai: Bull tamers attempt to rein in a charging bull during ‘Alanganallur Jallikattu’, in Madurai on Monday, January 17, 2022. (Photo PTI)

Ahead of the urban local body polls, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday reserved the post of mayor for Chennai and Tambaram Societies for Caste Women (SC). He also reserved the post of mayor of the Avadi corporation for SC (general). Mayoral positions in nine other societies – Cuddalore, Dindigul, Vellore, Karur, Sivakasi, Kancheepuram, Madurai, Coimbatore and Erode – have been reserved for women (generals).

The government of Tamil Nadu has also reserved the post of president of 10 municipalities for SC (general), 10 municipalities for SC (women), 58 others for women (general).

Madurai MP Su Venkatesan has written to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur asking him to advise public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to withdraw knowledge of Hindi as a qualification desirable for those seeking to be recruited from Doordharshan Kendra and AIR in Tamil Nadu. . He also asked for clarification regarding booking in recruitment.

A leopard and a lion died in a cage at Chennai Zoo due to health concerns and the deaths occurred after vets took samples from the animals to detect if they were infected with coronavirus, it said on Tuesday. a senior official.

The 18-year-old leopard named Jaya died due to breathing difficulties while the five-year-old lion Vishnu died of esophageal problems, a senior zoo official told PTI. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly known as Vandalur Zoo, is located in the southern outskirts of the city.