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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: School half-yearly exams postponed in four TN districts | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu school education department has postponed half-yearly exams in Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts due to cyclone Michaung. The exams for government and government-aided schools are scheduled to start on Thursday. The exams scheduled for December 7 and 8 would be conducted on December 14 and 20, the school education department […]

One more holiday declared for Chennai schools and colleges | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai district on Thursday.The government had declared holidays for the educational institutions in Chennai and neighbouring districts since December 4 in the wake of cyclone Michaung.“Since relief work is being carried out in some areas affected by the cyclonic storm, […]

Cyclone Michaung: OPS urges Tamil Nadu CM Stalin to extend deadline for paying electricity charges by a month | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday urged chief minister M K Stalin to extend the deadline for payment of electricity charges by a month for the residents of Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts on a humanitarian basis.In a statement, Panneerselvam said cyclone Michaung had caused huge distress to the people […]

‘Storm’s proximity to Chennai led to long spells of rain’

VISAKHAPATNAM/CHENNAI : With Chennai reeling under the impact of cyclone Michaung, over 61,000 people have sought refuge in government-run centres, while many families have checked into service apartments and budget hotels due to shortage of water and essentials, and electricity issues.Civil and military rescuers evacuated residents and pets. Army helicopters dropped food packets to affected […]

Cyclone Michaung: Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 5,000 crore interim relief | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release Rs 5,060 crore to take up relief measures in the cyclone-battered state. He also requested a visit by a team of the Union government to assess the affected areas.An official release on Wednesday said the chief minister made […]

IT corridor turns into a muddy Venice of Chennai after heavy rain | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Everything went against the residents of OMR, the celebrated IT corridor, especially Perungudi, Sholinganallur and Thoraipakkam. These areas received the maximum rain on Monday 45cm. Main stormwater drains, laid in 2008, on OMR have less capacity for current run-off water. No stormwater drains in many interior residential areas on both sides of OMR.Clayey soil […]

Cyclone Michaung makes landfall, claims 12 lives; leaves trail of deluge and disruption

CHENNAI/AMARAVATI/BHUBANESWAR/HYDERABAD: Severe Cyclonic Storm Michaung made landfall, crossing the south Andhra Pradesh coast between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm on Tuesday, unleashing its maximum fury on Monday in Chennai and neighboring Tamil Nadu areas. Cyclone Michaung Landfall Live TrackerAt least 12 people lost their lives in various rain-related incidents in and around Chennai. Fishing boats […]