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Cyclone Michaung: CM Stalin deploys more ministers for rescue and relief operations | Chennai News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Chief minister M K Stalin has intensified flood rescue and relief operations in Chennai by deploying additional ministers to oversee specific areas. The assignments are as follows:* Minister S Regupathy: In charge of K K Nagar and MGR Nagar* Minister C V Meyyanathan: Responsible for Semmanchery and Perumbakkam* Minister R S Rajakannappan: Overseeing Royapuram* […]

Lalbiaktluanga Khiangte appointed as Jharkhand chief secretary – Times of India

RANCHI: Lalbiaktluanga Khiangte, a 1988-batch Jharkhand IAS officer, has been appointed as the new chief secretary of the state, an official notification said on Wednesday.Khiangte replaces Sukhdev Singh, who has been made the director general of Shri Krishna Institute of Public Administration, it said.Khiangte, who was holding the charge of additional chief secretary, Department of […]

Cyclone Michaung: Defence minister Rajnath Singh to visit Chennai on Thursday to assess flood situation | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh would visit Tamil Nadu on Thursday to assess the flood situation in the state in the wake of Cyclone Michaung and meet chief minister M K Stalin, said an official release from the Press Information Bureau.Singh, who would be visiting Tamil Nadu as a representative of the Union government, would […]

Cyclone Michaung: Nine deaths reported in Chennai and Chengalpattu districts – Times of India

CHENNAI: Nine people died in Chennai and Chengalpattu districts due to electrocution, flooding, and fallen trees caused by the Cyclone Michaung. The state government is actively working to restore normalcy by draining floodwater, providing essential services, and clearing roads. IAF helicopters have been deployed to airdrop food packets in affected areas, and relief efforts are […]

Researchers examine efficacy of kala-azar therapy regimens in India – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Researchers have evaluated the efficacy of current therapy regimens for the neglected tropical disease, Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), and published their findings in The Lancet Regional Health-Southeast Asia journal. The researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 131 studies aimed at quantifying the proportion of relapses observed at and beyond 6-months using the University of Oxford‘s […]

1,000 get free health treatment, 400 sign for ‘Quit Tobacco’ near Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BEST took a proactive step on Mahaparinirvan Divas by setting up a special stall at Shivaji Park near Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai to raise awareness about quitting tobacco and preventing dengue.Hundreds of people who had gathered to pay tribute to Dr Ambedkar benefitted from the stall, with over 1,000 receiving free health checkups and […]

Uttar Pradesh to notify 50 wetlands across nine districts | Lucknow News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh will notify 50 wetlands under the Wetland Rules of 2017. These wetlands span about 1,000 hectares across nine districts. The decision was taken in the fifth meeting of Uttar Pradesh State Wetland Authority held on Wednesday. Over two lakh metric tons of carbon will be absorbed in these newly notified wetlands.In other […]