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Cyclone Gaja: Centre approves release of Rs 353 crore to Tamil Nadu as disaster relief
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Cyclone Gaja: Centre approves release of Rs 353 crore to Tamil Nadu as disaster relief

At a high-level meeting held Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the release of second installment of the central share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) amounting to Rs 353.70 crore for the year 2018-19, a Home Ministry statement said.

Cyclone Gaja: Kerala govt sanctions Rs 10 crore to Tamil Nadu as emergency aid for post-disaster relief
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Cyclone Gaja: Kerala govt sanctions Rs 10 crore to Tamil Nadu as emergency aid for post-disaster relief

The Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 10 crore as emergency aid to cyclone Gaja-hit Tamil Nadu. The cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan took the decision in this regard.

Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Alok Verma's plea today; ISRO PSLV-C43 to launch at 9.57 am; Narendra Modi reaches Argentina for G20 Summit; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Alok Verma's plea today; ISRO PSLV-C43 to launch at 9.57 am; Narendra Modi reaches Argentina for G20 Summit; day's top stories

29 November: The Supreme Court will hear CBI director Alok Verma’s plea today, ISRO PSLV-C43 mission will launch at 9.57 am, Narendra Modi has reached Argentina, will attend the G20 Summit - here are the top stories of the day

Cyclone Gaja: E Palaniswami tours storm-hit areas in Tamil Nadu; distributes relief material, assures victims of help
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Cyclone Gaja: E Palaniswami tours storm-hit areas in Tamil Nadu; distributes relief material, assures victims of help

The chief minister assured the victims of all possible assistance. Palaniswami also inspected the repair work of the damaged TNEB sub-station in Kameswaram village.

Cyclone Gaja: Kamal Hassan calls funds sought from Centre an 'arbitrary figure', wants PM to visit Tamil Nadu
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Cyclone Gaja: Kamal Hassan calls funds sought from Centre an 'arbitrary figure', wants PM to visit Tamil Nadu

The Prime Minister and other Central Ministers concerned need to visit the affected regions, rather than the chief minister of the affected state visiting Delhi, Haasan said.

Cyclone Gaja: Tamil Nadu govt seeks nearly Rs 15,000 crore aid from Centre towards relief, rehabilitation
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Cyclone Gaja: Tamil Nadu govt seeks nearly Rs 15,000 crore aid from Centre towards relief, rehabilitation

According to the abstract of the memorandum submitted to Modi by the chief minister which was released here, Tamil Nadu has sought a total sum of Rs 14,910 crore towards permanent renovation activities in various areas, including the power sector which has been badly hit.

E Palaniswami visits districts hit by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu, distributes relief material
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E Palaniswami visits districts hit by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu, distributes relief material

E Palaniswami had announced Rs 1000 crore for immediate relief and rehabilitation works in areas affected by Cyclone Gaja

Cyclone Gaja: DMK trust to donate Rs 1 crore towards relief ops; party MPs, MLAs to contribute a month's salary
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Cyclone Gaja: DMK trust to donate Rs 1 crore towards relief ops; party MPs, MLAs to contribute a month's salary

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday announced contributing one month's salary of its MPs and MLAs towards cyclone 'Gaja' relief activities.

Toll in Cyclone Gaja at 45, says Edappadi Palaniswami; Tamil Nadu CM urges all political leaders to join relief ops
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Toll in Cyclone Gaja at 45, says Edappadi Palaniswami; Tamil Nadu CM urges all political leaders to join relief ops

Edappadi Palaniswami said relief operations were underway on a war footing in the districts affected by Cyclone Gaja, and state ministers have been deployed in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Pudukottai to monitor them.

Cyclone Gaja claims 11 lives in Tamil Nadu, says K Palaniswami; Rajnath Singh assures Central assistance
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Cyclone Gaja claims 11 lives in Tamil Nadu, says K Palaniswami; Rajnath Singh assures Central assistance

Authorities said Cyclone Gaja crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 12.30 am and 2.30 am with wind speeds of about 110-120 kmph.

Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam; heavy rains lash state; nearly 80,000 people evacuated
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Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam; heavy rains lash state; nearly 80,000 people evacuated

Cyclone Gaja made landfall in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu around 1.40 am on Friday. The state has been put on high alert and more than 76,000 people have been evacuated, according to reports.

Cyclone Gaja to make landfall today: Tamil Nadu authorities place thousands in relief camps, shut schools, colleges in coastal districts
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Cyclone Gaja to make landfall today: Tamil Nadu authorities place thousands in relief camps, shut schools, colleges in coastal districts

The Tamil Nadu government has set up various control rooms and is monitoring the Cyclone Gaja-related efforts continuously.

Cyclone Gaja: As Tamil Nadu braces for landfall on Thursday, fishermen warned against venturing near coast
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Cyclone Gaja: As Tamil Nadu braces for landfall on Thursday, fishermen warned against venturing near coast

The state government has put its machinery on alert and kept on standby around 30,500 rescue personnel. Also, teams of the National and State Disaster Response Forces are ready for deployment.