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Chennai rains: Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to weaken into low pressure by tomorrow morning, says IMD
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Chennai rains: Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to weaken into low pressure by tomorrow morning, says IMD

The red alert for Chennai, indicating extremely heavy rainfall, has been withdrawn after the depression over Bay of Bengal crossed north Tamil Nadu coast, the IMD said

Narendra Modi to lay foundation stones for National Highway projects worth Rs 5,010 cr in Tamil Nadu tomorrow
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Narendra Modi to lay foundation stones for National Highway projects worth Rs 5,010 cr in Tamil Nadu tomorrow

Modi will also lay the foundation stone for six-laning of 36-km long Karaipettai-Walajapet section of NH-48 (old NH-4) in Kanchipuram and Vellore districts.

Jayendra Saraswathi's final rites underway; Tamil Nadu governor, Union ministers pay last respects
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Jayendra Saraswathi's final rites underway; Tamil Nadu governor, Union ministers pay last respects

The final rituals for burying the mortal remains of Jayendra Saraswathi in the premises of the Kanchi Sankara Mutt began on Thursday morning in the presence of some of his family members.

Jayendra Saraswati, the 20th Century Ramanuja: Pro-Dalit, Kanchi seer was involved in finding solutions to Ayodhya issue
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Jayendra Saraswati, the 20th Century Ramanuja: Pro-Dalit, Kanchi seer was involved in finding solutions to Ayodhya issue

Swami Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya of Kanchipuram Mutt in Tamil Nadu who passed away on Wednesday, was a colossal spiritual figure and initiated innumerable programmes for the downtrodden across the country.

Jayendra Saraswathi attains Mahasamadhi at 82: Kanchi seer expanded mutt's social reach, mediated in Ayodhya issue
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Jayendra Saraswathi attains Mahasamadhi at 82: Kanchi seer expanded mutt's social reach, mediated in Ayodhya issue

Jayendra Saraswathi, who broadened the activities of the Sankara Mutt with inclusive activities, died in Kanchipuram at the age of 82.

Jayendra Saraswathi passes away: Controversial seer's successor Vijayendra Saraswathi has his task cut out
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Jayendra Saraswathi passes away: Controversial seer's successor Vijayendra Saraswathi has his task cut out

Jayendra Saraswathi's successor Vijayendra has his task cut out, for he not only has to anoint a successor but also preside over the affairs of the Mutt.

The Jayendra Saraswathi I knew: A sage from an old order with a modern outlook, he fulfilled his quota of karma
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The Jayendra Saraswathi I knew: A sage from an old order with a modern outlook, he fulfilled his quota of karma

There were the sages of old and now there are the new age gurus with all the latest apparatus. Jayendra Saraswathi was a little different from both. He was a sage from the old order willing to push the borders of orthodoxy to in line with demands of contemporary India. He tried to — and succeeded to a large extent — in treading this delicate and dangerous tight rope.

Jayendra Saraswathi passes away: Kovind, Modi pay tributes to 82-year-old Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham seer
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Jayendra Saraswathi passes away: Kovind, Modi pay tributes to 82-year-old Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham seer

Jayendra Saraswati, who broad based the activities of the Sankara Mutt with inclusive activities, died in Kanchipuram on Wednesday in a private hospital. He was 82.

Jayendra Saraswathi dies at 82; updates: Final rites of Kanchi seer tomorrow at 8 am; tributes pouring in
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Jayendra Saraswathi dies at 82; updates: Final rites of Kanchi seer tomorrow at 8 am; tributes pouring in

The head of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Jayendra Saraswathi passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 82

Five die as heavy rains batter Chennai and neighbouring districts in Tamil Nadu for second consecutive day
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Five die as heavy rains batter Chennai and neighbouring districts in Tamil Nadu for second consecutive day

The rains in Chennai played havoc for second consecutive day as schools in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts were closed.

Chennai rain: Two minor girls electrocuted after stepping on naked wire; three electricity board officials suspended
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Chennai rain: Two minor girls electrocuted after stepping on naked wire; three electricity board officials suspended

Two minor girls in Chennai died on Wednesday after being electrocuted in a water logged Kodungaiyur area, according to media reports.

Cyclone Vardah: TNCC Chief mocks at BJP for not aiding post storm clean-up
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Cyclone Vardah: TNCC Chief mocks at BJP for not aiding post storm clean-up

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar on Sunday charged the BJP leaders with not doing anything for the post cyclone clean-up efforts in the State, though the saffron party leaders posed for pictures espousing the Swachh Bharat campaign.

Cyclone Vardah killed Chennai's internet, so our writer sent us a handwritten story
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Cyclone Vardah killed Chennai's internet, so our writer sent us a handwritten story

The uprooted trees have bee removed, the arterial roads have been cleared, and work is on full swing two days after cyclone Vardah tore into Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts

Cyclone Vardah day after as it happened: Rajnath Singh holds meet to monitor relief work in TN, AP
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Cyclone Vardah day after as it happened: Rajnath Singh holds meet to monitor relief work in TN, AP

Cyclonic storm Vardah, which was earlier expected to weaken considerably, may not see its intensity going down when it makes landfall near Chennai on Monday. According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department, (IMD), Vardah

Cyclone Vardah: Two people killed in Tamil Nadu as landfall process begins
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Cyclone Vardah: Two people killed in Tamil Nadu as landfall process begins

Two persons were killed due to cyclonic storm "Vardah" which began making landfall near Chennai, uprooting trees, disrupting land and air transport, throwing normal life out of gear.

Cyclone Vardah: Storm moves further, expected to make landfall near Chennai
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Cyclone Vardah: Storm moves further, expected to make landfall near Chennai

Chennai and its suburbs continue to receive rains since Sunday night with severe cyclonic storm set to cross close to the coast here on Monday afternoon, said weather department.

Kanchipuram advocate aims to break world record of performing yoga for over 50 hours
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Kanchipuram advocate aims to break world record of performing yoga for over 50 hours

On the second International Yoga Day, a woman advocate in TN is progressing to set a world record for continuous performance of yoga asanas or exercises.

DMK slams Jayalalithaa for Tamil Nadu floods; Centre terms it 'calamity of severe nature'
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DMK slams Jayalalithaa for Tamil Nadu floods; Centre terms it 'calamity of severe nature'

The Centre has declared the recent floods in Tamil Nadu as a 'calamity of severe nature', with parliamentarians being informed that they can recommend renovation and rehabilitation efforts to the tune of Rs one crore from MPLADS, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Thursday.

 Budget 2014: The Jaya-Modi friendship comes good for Tamil Nadu
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Budget 2014: The Jaya-Modi friendship comes good for Tamil Nadu

Though there is no single major policy initiative for TamilNAdu, the state has got a fair deal from the allocations, including a Centre-funded port project in Tuticorin.

Andaman boat mishap: Jaya deputes officers to coordinate with victims
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Andaman boat mishap: Jaya deputes officers to coordinate with victims

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced it has deputed two senior officers to coordinate with victims of the boat tragedy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, while opening a helpline to share information with their relatives.