Normal life was crippled in Chennai and its suburbs on Friday as rains pounded the city for several hours from Thursday evening, resulting in 30cm of showers in some eight hours and flooding several localities.
"Since there is UPSC Exam on 19-11-2017, all the Anna University re-scheduled date for the exam originally scheduled on 03-11-2017 is fixed on 25-11-2017 (sic)," said a notification from the Anna University Controller of Examinations.
Ethiraj College for Women, Loyola College and Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University had also postponed exams which were scheduled on November 3.
On yesterday, bringing respite to the people of Chennai and neighbouring districts, sun came out for the second day and raised the hopes of stagnant water receding, reported The Hindu.
It also reported the heavy rain at isolated places is very likely over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Monday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a visit to the state today assured all assistance to rain-ravaged Tamil Nadu in tackling the fallout of the heavy downpour in the capital and some districts, including Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.
PM Modi was in Chennai to attend several functions, including a local newspaper's celebration of 75 years.
Heavy rains lash Puducherry, schools ordered shut
Press Trust of India reported that Puducherry continued to be lashed by heavy rains with government authorities declaring holiday for all schools in the region today. The Union Territory recorded 10.2 cm rainfall ending 8.30 AM, an official source told PTI.
There was a delay in declaration of holiday for schools a source in the Directorate of Education said adding revenue authorities made the announcement first virtually taking the Education department by surprise.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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