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

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The red alert for Chennai, indicating extremely heavy rainfall, has been withdrawn after the depression over Bay of Bengal crossed north Tamil Nadu coast, the IMD said

In Tamil Nadu, NGOs and volunteers pave way for migrant workers as govt machinery struggles to cope with COVID-19 crisis
India

In Tamil Nadu, NGOs and volunteers pave way for migrant workers as govt machinery struggles to cope with COVID-19 crisis

From arranging dry ration, medicines, soaps and water to helping migrant workers with online railway booking, volunteers in Tamil Nadu have provided unrelenting support since day one

IMD lifts red alert for Kerala, but warns of downpour in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu; no respite from Karnataka floods yet, says Skymet
India

IMD lifts red alert for Kerala, but warns of downpour in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu; no respite from Karnataka floods yet, says Skymet

Meanwhile, 'Orange Alert' warnings have been issued for Idukki and 'Yellow alert' for Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in Kerala

E Palaniswamy says J Jayalalithaa did not identify any political successor, anyone can reach great heights with hard work
Politics

E Palaniswamy says J Jayalalithaa did not identify any political successor, anyone can reach great heights with hard work

Thiruvallur: Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswamy on Monday said late J Jayalalithaa had not named anyone as her political successor and that anyone in the party could aspire to reach such great heights with hard work.

Manual scavenging is a contravention of human rights: Madras High Court
India

Manual scavenging is a contravention of human rights: Madras High Court

manual scavenging was prima facie a contravention of human rights and the right to live with dignity as per the Constitution, the Madras High Court today directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government

O Panneerselvam dissolves panel made to broker AIADMK merger talks with Palaniswamy-led faction
India

O Panneerselvam dissolves panel made to broker AIADMK merger talks with Palaniswamy-led faction

O Panneerselvam has dissolved the seven member committee he had set up to work out modalities for merger with the Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami faction.

Tamil Nadu anti-liquor protesters are making state govt coffers run dry
India

Tamil Nadu anti-liquor protesters are making state govt coffers run dry

The anger of liquor protesters is directed at the Tamil Nadu government which clearly does not wish to give up on the Rs 26,000 crore annual revenue from TASMAC.

Cyclone Vardah: Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam asks for Rs 1,000 crore for relief from Centre
India

Cyclone Vardah: Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam asks for Rs 1,000 crore for relief from Centre

O Panneerselvam urged PM Modi to sanction Rs 1,000 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund to the state for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction after cyclone Vardah.

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

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: Chennai limps back to normalcy; flights resume
India

Cyclone Vardah: Chennai limps back to normalcy; flights resume

A day after Cyclone 'Vardah' ripped through Chennai, the city presented a scene of devastation with thousands of uprooted trees, broken billboards and snapped telephone and power cables besides low-lying areas reporting waterlogging. Flight operations resumed on Tuesday morning in the storm-hit city which was limping back to normalcy.

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

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.

11 killed as wall collapses in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu
India

11 killed as wall collapses in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu

Rescue efforts are underway, one boy was pulled out of the rubble alive.