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PM announces ex-gratia relief for TN floods victims

Saturday, December 05, 2015

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2 lakhs each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods dues to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu. However, an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 50,000 has also been …

Rains to continue in coastal areas of Tamil Nadu: MeT Dept

Saturday, December 05, 2015

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There seems to be no respite from rains for Tamil Nadu as the Met department on Saturday said that the rains are likely to continue in the coastal parts of TN even though its intensity would be less, hinting that weakening of low pressure area in the region might bring some relief from relentless showers. …

#Chennai floods: Commercial flight services likely to begin after Dec 6

Saturday, December 05, 2015

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New Delhi: Amid downpours. there some bright news for the people of Chennai, especially for passengers stranded in Chennai. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma on Saturday said that commercial flights are expected to begin their services after December 6th, once hopefully power is restored in the …

Chennai airport to allow ferry, technical flights

Friday, December 04, 2015

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Chennai airport, where flights were suspended till Sunday in the wake of floods, has been declared fit for operating technical ferry and relief flights but it has not been said from when. Following inspection of runway and other areas, the aerodrome was declared available for limited day time operations, under visual meteorological conditions for technical …

US offers assistance for #ChennaiFlood victims

Friday, December 04, 2015

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Washington: The US has expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the people affected by the worst floods in Chennai and has offered assistance to address the humanitarian challenge “especially in the case of strong partners like India”. “The US stands ready to assist the people of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, as well as the …

Kamal Haasan red flags Chennai misery

Friday, December 04, 2015

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New Delhi: The uninterrupted rains in Chennai has brought city to a standstill situation. More than half of the city is under water. The privileged class is still safe and not much affected by the floods and one those is actor Kamal Haasan. Though Haasan resides on the posh Eldams Road is relatively sheltered and …

Chennai floods: Here’s how you can help those on the ground

Thursday, December 03, 2015

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Floods in Chennai have immersed almost the entire city, throwing the administration into a tizzy. The Army and NDRF have been pressed into action for relief and rescue operations, and helicopters of the Indian Air Force have been deployed to distribute foods packets and other essential items to those stranded. However, even before the government …

#ChennaiFloods: PM Modi announces Rs1000 cr aid

Thursday, December 03, 2015

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The city of Chennai was able to breathe a little sigh of relief on Thursday morning, as rains have abated in the city, but most areas remain waterlogged, and normal life has been brought to a grinding halt. Here are the latest developments: • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa surveys flooded Chennai as thousands are …

Stories of struggle from Chennai floods

Thursday, December 03, 2015

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The floods in Chennai, caused by incessant rains due to depression, has created an emergency-like situation. The Army and the NDRF have been deployed for rescue and relief operations, while Indian Air Force helicopters are delivering food packets, and essential to the stranded people. The Prime Minister is in the state, and he met Chief …

Centre committed to provide help to flood-hit Tamil Nadu

Thursday, December 03, 2015

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Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday that the Central Government is committed to providing help and assistance to the people of flood-hit Tamil Nadu. Speaking to the media, the minister said, “The Central Government is totally committed in helping out whichever way they can. The honourable Prime Minister and the Home …

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