The biggest stories of October 10, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
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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 | 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 i...
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 | 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 Se...
India | 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.
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 c...
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.
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 fore...
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...
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 distri...
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...
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 21, 2012
The Madras High Court has observed that the manner in which road repair works in cylone Thane-hit Villupuram district had been split up and awarded to a small group of contractors did not satisfy the laid down procedure and appeared to be wholly illo...
Tamil Nadu | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 1, 2012
The Madras High Court directed the Centre and Tamil Nadu government to spell out the specific relief measures being taken by them to alleviate hardships of those hit by cyclone 'Thane' in the state in the last week of December 2011.
Tamil Nadu | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 14, 2012
The Walmart Foundation, a division of the world's largest retailer Walmart, has donated USD 100,000 (about Rs 50 lakh) to farmers in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu, who were severely affected by cyclone Thane last year. International humanitarian ...
Tamil Nadu | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 4, 2012
More than 1,000 residents of a village in Cuddalore district, which bore the brunt of cyclone Thane in December last, staged a road roko on the Vidudhachalam-Chennai road here today alleging relief amounts had not been paid to a majority of household...