South | Press Trust of India | Monday November 25, 2013
Four Port Blair-bound flights from Chennai were cancelled today following inclement weather in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, airport sources said.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 17, 2013
The district administration has taken up cyclone relief measures on a war-footing in Tamil Nadu.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 14, 2013
A deep depression is slated to cross the coast near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu on November 16, prompting the district administration to today review its preparedness and put in place the required mechanism to face any impact.
India News | Uma Sudhir | Saturday October 19, 2013
Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, was in Chennai today to deliver the Nani Palkhivala memorial lecture on 'India and the world'. The city, from the airport to the venue - the Tamil Nadu University - was dressed up in saffron, extending a 'hearty welcome to the next Prime Minister of India'.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 17, 2013
Eighteen Tamil Nadu fishermen, who swam to safety after being caught at sea by cyclone 'Phailin', arrived in Chennai today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 12, 2013
Cyclone Phailin, being described as possibly the biggest cyclone ever to hit India, has triggered India's biggest evacuation programme in 23 years, reports said today. Over 5 lakh people have been evacuated from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the Home Secretary said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 12, 2013
The latest satellite cloud imageries received by the Met office in Chennai indicate that the cyclonic storm 'MAHASEN' is about 850 km southeast of Chennai in the Bay of Bengal.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin, edited by Samira Shaikh | Monday November 12, 2012
The grounded ship Pratibha Cauvery has been successfully salvaged by the tow vessel Malavya this evening (Sunday). However she cannot continue her voyage and will remain berthed on the outer anchorage of the Chennai port following a direction by the Madras High Court.
South | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Friday November 9, 2012
A team from Singapore tried to pull the ship out during high tide in the morning, but without much success.
India News | Reported by Sam Daniel; written by Mala Das | Saturday November 3, 2012
As the bodies of two sailors of MT Pratibha Cauvery, which was grounded by cyclone Nilam, were found today, questions are being raised over the role of the ship's captain in the tragedy.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel, edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday November 2, 2012
The family of one of the sailors who died while trying to abandon a ship stranded off the coast of Chennai by cyclone Nilam has filed a petition in court alleging that the vessel was not sea-worthy and had no food or fuel on board. This comes amid allegations that the Coast Guard ignored distress calls by the ship, MT Pratibha Cauvery.
South | Reported by Sam Daniel, Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Thursday November 1, 2012
Outside Chennai's Fortis Malar Hospital Dr Kshitiji is anxiously waiting for some positive news about his young cousin Rushabh. He is one of the five sailors on board the ship MT Pratibha Cauvery which got grounded near the Besant Nagar beach in Chennai on Wednesday. Survivors say Rushabh had got into the life boat which capsized and is missing eve...
India News | Reported by Sam Daniel; Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday October 31, 2012
A crew member of a ship grounded near Chennai has died and another six are missing after Cyclone Nilam. Another 15 crew members are stuck on board. Rescue operations initiated by the Coast Guard have been suspended due to bad weather. The Navy may also use an aircraft early in the morning.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Thursday November 1, 2012
Cyclone Nilam crossed Chennai and made landfall at Mahabalipuram, south of the Tamil Nadu capital at about 4.30 pm on Wednesday. Two people have been reported dead in storm-related incidents. One person died and six other members of an oil tanker's crew are feared missing, after their ship ran aground off the Chennai coast. 15 crew members are stil...
South | Pritika Ghura with PTI inputs | Wednesday October 31, 2012
Rains and strong gales hit Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and other neighbouring districts of Tamil Nadu under the influence of cyclonic storm Nilam.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Wednesday October 31, 2012
Nilam, which is now a severe cyclonic storm, is expected to make landfall between Puducherry and Chennai in Tamil Nadu, between 4 and 6 this evening. The MET department has warned of extensive damage to huts, standing crop and power lines.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sam Daniel; edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday October 31, 2012
Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for a cyclone. Deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclone, which is expected to cross between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh in the afternoon today.
South | Reuters | Tuesday October 30, 2012
The Chennai port on the southeast coast has stopped cargo operations after a cyclone warning, a port official said on Tuesday.
South | Sanjay Pinto | Wednesday October 31, 2012
Every ten years, Chennai witnesses severe floods. In November 1985, I remember cutting my birthday cake in a neighbour's home. As we lived in a low lying area in a place ironically called Little Mount, along the banks of the Adyar River, the incessant downpour had submerged many areas, and was threatening to reach our doorsteps. So after placing a ...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; edited by Shamik Ghsoh | Wednesday October 31, 2012
Cyclone Nilam is expected to hit the coast of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh today afternoon. Heavy landfall is being expected by forecasters after the deep depression which had formed in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone. According to forecasters, the cyclone will hit the Tamil Nadu coast at 100 kmph.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, edited by Samira Shaikh | Tuesday October 30, 2012
The deep depression which had formed in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclone. The cyclone, which has been named Nilam, will cross Nagapattinam and Nellore (South Andhra Pradesh) tomorrow evening.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Tuesday October 30, 2012
Even as the US is reeling under the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which could be the largest storm in American history, back home a possible cyclone is in the making in the Bay of Bengal- 350 km off Chennai. MET officials say that currently, it's in the form of a deep depression that could intensify into a cyclone. The cyclone is likely to have its la...
South | Press Trust of India | Friday September 7, 2012
In yet another incident, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly attacked some fishermen off Kodiakarai coast and damaged a boat, fisheries department officials said on Thursday. The officials said eight fishermen of Arucottuthurai in Vedaranyam in the district complained that the Lankan Navy personnel attacked them the previous night.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 1, 2012
Tamil Nadu government would construct one lakh concrete houses for the people in Cuddalore and Viluppuram districts, hit badly by the cyclone Thane last year. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced allocation of Rs 1,000 crore for the project under which 90,000 houses would be constructed in Cuddalore and 10,000 houses in Viluppuram.