The Cyclone Gaja damage assessment team led by Daniel E Richard, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, began the inspection from the worst-hit Vettaikaraniruppu village.
MK Stalin takes charge of DMK after 51 years in politics: Fighting a dynastic battle, the 65-year-old learnt it the hard way
MK Stalin on Tuesday was appointed as the president of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a seat that was left empty after the death of DMK patriarch and Stalin's father, M Karunanidhi who held the post for 49 years.
Speaking to reporters here after the party's Executive Committee meeting, Panneerselvam said discussions at the meeting were about the party's strategy for the polls for local bodies, by-elections to two assembly seats and the Lok Sabha elections next year.
After a day's respite, rains lashed parts of the Chennai and its neighbourhood on Tuesday even as schools reopened after a week-long holiday
Chief Minister E Palaniswamy said on Saturday that Tamil Nadu is one of the states where law and order is well maintained, while it was on top in health care and education.
Train services were affected in parts of Thanjavur district on Monday as members of Cauvery Rights Retrieval Committee (CRRC), an umbrella organisation of political parties and farmers associations, blocked trains at Ayanapuram, Alangudi and Papanasam among others.
Political wisdom with the right perspective from rural folk, I have found most times, is the best. Sample this from M Subbayan in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, 360 km from Chennai.
Tamil Nadu polls: DMK list of 173 nominees out; Stalin runs from Kolathur, Karunanidhi from Tiruvarur
Simla Muthu Chozhan, a new face, will be the party nominee who will take on Jayalalithaa in R K Nagar.
The 92-year-old veteran will also launch his election campaign from Saidapet on 23 April, according to his campaign schedule released by the party on Tuesday.
After two relatively rain-free days, Chennai and its suburbs today received showers in the morning but normal life was not affected even as air services began operating in full swing.