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Cyclone Mandous: Tamil Nadu Schools, Colleges to remain SHUT TODAY in Chennai and THESE DISTRICTS- Check here

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a red alert for three districts in Tamil Nadu. Andhra Pradesh is also expecting heavy rainfalls due to Cyclone Mandous.

Zee News 10 Dec 2022 2:39 am

Cyclone Mandous makes landfall off Mamallapuram, heavy rainfall in parts of Chennai

Cyclone Mandous makes landfall off Mamallapuram heavy rainfall in parts of Chennai

India Today 10 Dec 2022 12:57 am

NDRF team prepared for Cyclone Mandous in Chennai

The MET department on december 09 in Chennai has issued an orange alert in th ecity. A total of 5,200 relief camps have been set up in the state keeping in mind the intensity of cyclone Mandous. National Disaster Response Force ( NDRF ) team in Chennais Adyar Indra Nagar is packed and ready to move immediately to the needed spot. Equipments like boats, High voltage motors, Sucker machines, Cutter machine etc are ready for rescue operation. A team member from NDRF is placed in state disaster monitering office to communicated with them.

The Times of India 10 Dec 2022 12:47 am

Cyclone Mandous live updates | Landfall process may last till around 2.30 a.m., says Met Office

Storm to make landfall in and around Mamallapuram in northern Tamil Nadu; several flights cancelled at the Chennai airport; schools and colleges in various districts have declared a holiday for Saturday

The Hindu 10 Dec 2022 12:18 am

Cyclone Mandous update: Landfall process starts, heavy rainfall in Chennai

Cyclone Mandous: IMD predicted that the maximum wind speed to cross up to 85 kmph in view of the cyclone and has issued a red alert

Business Today 9 Dec 2022 11:49 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Landfall Process Begins, Rainfall Continues in TN; Storm Likely to Hit Andhra | 10 Points

Cyclone Mandous: The Tamil Nadu Education Department declared another holiday on Saturday for schools and colleges in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Villupuram, Kancheepuram , Cuddallore and Ranipet districts.

News18 9 Dec 2022 11:13 pm

TN extends holiday for schools, colleges in 8 districts amid Cyclone Mandous

With the Cyclone Mandous to make landfall by Friday midnight, the Tamil Nadu Education Department declared another holiday on Saturday for schools and colleges in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Villupuram, Kancheepuram , Cuddallore and Ranipet districts.

Naukrinama 9 Dec 2022 11:02 pm

Cyclone Mandous Top Updates: Landfall begins; flights cancelled, schools closed intwelve districts

The landfall procedure is started. Rain and high-speed winds will keep coming. At a speed of 50-60 km/h, strong winds have begun to blow in Chennai.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 10:35 pm

Heavy rain in Chennai due to cyclone 'Mandous'; expected to cross Puducherry & Sriharikota

Heavy rain in Chennai due to cyclone 'Mandous' which is expected to cross Puducherry & Sriharikota by tonight or early morning tomorrow. IMD issues red alert in three states, wind speed to cross 85 kmph. All coastal districts from Tiruvallur to Nagapattinam have been issued a red alert over wind speeds from December 9.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 10:26 pm

Oyo saw 83% YoY growth in business travel during Apr-Nov 2022, Delhi is most-booked city

Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Chennai were among the other top destinations for reservations, says the hospitality major

Business Today 9 Dec 2022 10:20 pm

Cyclone Mandous: TN extends holiday for schools, colleges in 8 districts

Chennai: With the Cyclone Mandous to make landfall by Friday midnight, the Tamil Nadu Education Department declared another holiday on Saturday for schools and colleges in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Villupuram, Kancheepuram , Cuddallore and Ranipet districts. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared rains in these districts of Tamil Nadu and issued a red Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Dec 2022 9:55 pm

Cyclone Mandous update: Cyclone to cross Puducherry and Sriharikota by tonight or early morning tomorrow, says IMD

In view of Cyclone Mandous, Chennai Division of Southern Railway has announced that suburban trains in Chennai may be cancelled/rescheduled if necessary to prevent untoward incidents

Business Today 9 Dec 2022 9:49 pm

Tamil Nadu: Heavy rains in Chennai due to cyclone 'Mandous' - Economic Times

Tamil Nadu: Heavy rains in Chennai due to cyclone 'Mandous' Economic Times

Google News 9 Dec 2022 9:02 pm

Over 5k relief camps, 14 disaster response teams: TN braces for Cyclone Mandous

Chennai News A holiday for schools and colleges has been declared in six districts of Tamil Nadu on December 10. TNM Staff Image for representation/PTI With only a few hours left for cyclone Mandous to make landfall near Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram, the state's coastal areas were struck by heavy rain and strong winds on Friday, December 9. The incessant rain is likely to continue over the next 24 hours across the state, as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). On Thursday, December 8, Nagapattinam district received the highest amount of rainfall (26.6 mm) while Kanyakumari received the lowest rainfall (0.05mm). On December 10, heavy to very heavy rain is expected in Tiruvallur, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Ranipettai, Vellore, Tirupathur, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri. Isolated rainfall is expected in Nilgiris, Erode, Salem, Kallakurichi, and Villupuram. Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the southwest Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar for fishing as strong wind is expected when the cyclone crosses the coast. The height of the tides will be around 3.5 metres to 5.2 metres in the coastal areas between Vedaranyam and Pulicat. The Tamil Nadu government has informed that it has taken various steps to avoid any kinds of casualties and accidents. These measures include issuing warnings to people living in low-lying areas to move to camps set up the government. The state revenue department detailed the actions taken by the government in a press release. According to the revenue department:> A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges on Saturday, December 10, in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Vellore and Villupuram districts.> Through the common alert protocol, SMS alerts have been sent to nearly 58.47 lakh people regarding the cyclone.> Fourteen groups comprising 476 State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been deployed in ten districts Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Mayiladurai, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Villupuram. > Three disaster response teams comprising 121 personnel have been deployed in Chengalpattu district, where cyclone Mandous is expected to cross the coast between the midnight of December 9 and the early hours of December 10.> Across the state, nearly 5093 relief camps have been set up, with 169 camps in Chennai.> To assist people, the helpline centres in the district quarters across the state are asked to function 24 hours with additional staff. People can reach Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) on these numbers: 1913, 044-2561 9206, 044-2561 9207 and 044-2561 9208. People can also send WhatsApp messages to 94454 77205 to seek help from GCC. The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TNSDMA) helplines are 1070 (state helpline), 1077 (district helpline) and 94458 69848 (WhatsApp).> A total of 424 special teams have been deployed across coastal areas to give alerts and updates about the cyclone to residents. Read: Cyclone Mandous landfall: 13 flights canceled, bus services suspended in parts of Chennai> Tamil Nadu Health Ma Subramanian instructed all the government hospitals and Primary Health Centres to be ready with sufficient medical teams having doctors, nurses and staff. As per the direction from CM MK Stalin, the health department instructed hospitals to ensure the availability of necessary medicines, said Subramanian at a press meet. > Electricity Minister Senthil Balaji told the media that 44,000 damaged electricity poles have been replaced and two lakh poles have been kept ready to handle emergency situations. The Tamil Nadu Electrity Board (TNEB) has kept 11,000 additional workers to carry out 24 hours emergency work, he said. Cyclone Mandous is several hours away from making landfall but its impact is already being felt in Tamil Nadu. Heavy rains and strong tides, brought on by the cyclonic storm, have partially damaged the wooden pathway for persons with disability at the Marina Beach in Chennai. Several of the wooden planks along the ramp have come apart due to the strong winds and tidal surge caused by the cyclonic storm. Read: Cyclone Mandous: Marina Beachs new ramp for persons with disabilities damaged

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 8:10 pm

18 flights cancelled in Chennai over Cyclone Mandous

Some 15 domestic flights and three international flights have been cancelled, with Cyclone Mandous predicted to bring heavy rainfall to the southern Indian state, an official said. The post 18 flights cancelled in Chennai over Cyclone Mandous appeared first on .

Voice Of Sikkim 9 Dec 2022 8:05 pm

Cyclone Mandous may impact flight operations

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:00 pm

NorthEast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC Indian Super League Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch NorthEast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC

Know when and where to watch the live streaming online of the Indian Super League match between NorthEast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC

News18 9 Dec 2022 7:56 pm

Will achieve carbon net zero: TN CM Stalin

The CM was speaking after unveiling the Tamil Nadu Climate Change Mission in Chennai.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 6:52 pm

Police, disaster response teams ready for rescue work in Chennai

16,000 police personnel and 1,500 Home Guards have been asked to be on standby; specialised rescue teams equipped with lifejackets, inflated boats and protective equipment ready

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 6:44 pm

Cyclone Mandous effect: 4 flights cancelled from Chennai

With Cyclone Mandous intensifying, four flights from Chennai stand cancelled.Tamil Nadu state transport buses will also not ply two hours before the Cyclone touches the land and two hours after it. This is following a directive from the Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to the state transport department.

IBTimes 9 Dec 2022 6:21 pm

Cyclone Mandous update: Chennai receives continuous moderate rain as landfall likely tonight

Cyclone Mandous: The Chennai International Airport has already cancelled all flights on Friday on account of the cyclone

Business Today 9 Dec 2022 6:06 pm

News18 Evening Digest: Cyclone 'Mandous' Impact in TN, AP; Race for CM in Himachal Heats Up & Other Stories

Intense Rain Alert in Chennai & Surrounding Areas, NDRF On Standby; Shraddha's Father Slams Vasai Cops' Inaction, Seeks Death Penalty for Aaftab & other stories

News18 9 Dec 2022 5:54 pm

Several flights cancelled at Chennai airport

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 5:53 pm

Cyclone Mandous Nears Tamil Nadu Coast, Schools And Colleges Shut

Tamil Nadu is bracing for heavy rainfall as Cyclone Mandous is set to cross near the Chennai coast this midnight. The state government has issued an advisory and deployed resources in vulnerable areas. Schools and colleges are shut today in 12 districts, including Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipettai and Kancheepuram. The norther part of the state has been receiving light to moderate rainfall since last night. Chennai received 52.5 mm rainfall till 5:30 am. The Chennai civic body has ordered to close all parks and playgrounds till further notice. It has also asked people not to visit beaches today and not park their cars under trees. All shops on the beaches have been shut too. As many as 5,093 relief centres, including 169 in Chennai, and 121 shelters have been opened across Tamil Nadu.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 5:46 pm

Cyclone Mandous: At Least 10 Chennai Flights Cancelled As Weather Turns

On the intensity scale, Cyclone Mandous continues to be classified as 'Severe Cyclonic Storm', meaning winds of 89-117 kmph. Government has issued a helpline number: 044-2538-4530.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 5:25 pm

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Mandous hits the coast of Chennai resulting in heavy rainfall in many areas

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Mandous hits the coast of Chennai resulting in heavy rainfall in many areas

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 5:09 pm

Cyclone Mandous landfall: 13 flights canceled, suspended in parts of Chennai

Cyclone Mandous The Department of Transport has announced that public bus services will be discontinued for two hours before and after the cyclone makes landfall in ECR, Mamallapuram and other surrounding areas alone. TNM Staff pti Ahead of cyclone Mandous landfall, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has canceled 13 flights that were to arrive at and take off from Chennai airport on Friday. The authorities from Chennai Airport have listed the details of the flights that stand canceled and advised the passengers to check with the concerned airlines for further updates. Chennai Airports tweet read, #UPDATE | Kindly take note of the Flight cancellations at Chennai Intl Airport on 09.12.2022 due to adverse weather conditions forecasted. Passengers are requested to check with the concerned airline(s) for further updates. #UPDATE | Kindly take note of the Flight cancellations at Chennai Intl Airport on 09.12.2022 due to adverse weather conditions forecasted. Passengers are requested to check with concerned airline(s) for further updates. #Chennai #MandousCyclone #Mandous @AAI_Official @pibchennai pic.twitter.com/o1GZhcUHzE Chennai (MAA) Airport (@aaichnairport) December 9, 2022 Among the flights that stood canceled, many were to arrive at Chennai from Tuticorin, Bengaluru, Kannur, and Madurai. Previously, on Thursday morning, four flights that should have departed from Chennai were canceled due to strong winds. Of the four, two flights were destined to reach Madurai, while the other two should have headed towards Mumbai and Kadapa. Furthermore, four international and three domestic flights were delayed by more than an hour on Friday due to extreme weather conditions. Meanwhile, SS Sivasankar, the Minister of the Department of Transport, has announced that public bus services will be discontinued for two hours before and after the cyclone makes landfall in ECR, Mamallapuram and other surrounding areas . They have further clarified that buses will operate in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore, and Villupuram as usual. However, the Omni Bus Owners Association has announced that omni buses will run as per schedule on Friday night. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red and orange warning for several districts in Tamil Nadu. The state government has therefore stationed the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in 10 districts including Chennai. IMD has also confirmed that the Mandous Cyclone will cross Mamallapuram around midnight on December 9. Helpline numbers: Chennai: People can reach GCC officials to register complaints or seek assistance on these numbers: 1913, 044-2561 9206, 044-2561 9207 and 044-2561 9208. People can also send WhatsApp messages to 94454 77205 to seek help. Tamil Nadu: The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TNSDMA) helplines are 1070 (state helpline), 1077 (district helpline) and 94458 69848 (WhatsApp).

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 4:55 pm

Planning and use of technology, key for growth in maritime sector, says chairman of Chennai Port Authority

The use of technology has delineated a clear timeframe for various milestones to be achieved in different aspects of the maritime sector, Sunil Paliwal said, while speaking at the CII Southern Region Maritime Technology Conclave 2022, held in Chennai on Friday

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 4:47 pm

IMD issues warning for cyclonic storm Mandous over Bay of Bengal

AMN / WEB DESK The Regional Met department has said that Cyclone Mandaus has turned from Severe Cyclonic category today. Presently Cyclone Mandaus is 260 km south southeast of Chennai and 180 km east northeast of Karaikal. It is likely to move nearly northwestwards and cross the coast with a sustained wind speed of 65 Continue reading IMD issues warning for cyclonic storm Mandous over Bay of Bengal

The Indian Awaaz 9 Dec 2022 4:38 pm

Remove flagpoles, Annamalai asks BJP cadre

Arappor Iyakkam convener Jayaram Venkatesan on Friday tweeted a picture of BJP flagpoles questioning why the party cadre kept them on the road medians on the day of the cyclone.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:31 pm

Tamil Nadu cyclone: Holiday declared on Sat

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:15 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Red alert in 13 TN districts, heavy rain predicted; flights cancelled in Chennai

Cyclone Mandous, currently present over southwest Bay of Bengal, moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph in the past 6 hrs. Mandous is likely to weaken into a cyclonic storm in the following three hours, Chennai Meteorological Centre said in a statement.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 4:14 pm

Cyclone 'Mandous' turns 'severe': Flights cancelled, intense rainfall alert in Chennai|10highlights

The Chennai airport announced that starting from 6 pm on Friday several flights have been delayed and cancelled.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 4:13 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Over 10 flights cancelled at Chennai airport, NDRF on standby amid adverse weather conditions

Cyclone Mandous:Over 10 flights were cancelled at Chennai airport due to adverse weather conditions arising due to cyclone Mandous, informed officials today (December 9). A total of 13 flights arriving from and departing to various...

India TV 9 Dec 2022 4:10 pm

Champion Infratech Signs an Exclusive Agreement with Crystal Lagoons in India

Business Wire India Champion Infratech, a Bengaluru-based real estate player and a division of Champions Group, cares about environmentally responsible building practices and developing quality lifestyles for valued customers. The company announced the signing of an exclusivity agreement withCrystal Lagoonsin India to develop freshwater lagoons for public and private use throughout the country. As stated by Subhakar Rao Surapaneni, Chairman and Chief Coach of ChampionInfratech and Champions Group, Champion Infratech has always distinguished itself by its innovative and client-centric approach. It is our goal to bring 100 lagoons to India within the next 20 years (excluding Gujarat and Rajasthan) through various collaborations. Through this exclusive agreement, we are able to ensure the quality and rollout of private and public lagoon developments across the country, further cementing our partnershipwith Crystal Lagoons. Our team is excited about the potential that Crystal Lagoons technology offers to create beach life in every city. This will revolutionize the concept of lifestyle amenities for residential and commercial properties. Through this partnership, Champion Infratech intends to establish a diversified real estate portfolio. This portfolio will include projects designed for Indians who aspire to live surrounded by natural, iconic, and sustainable amenities. With these projects, inhabitants of coastal and inland cities including New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, Chennai, and many more will have the opportunity to experience a tropical paradise on their doorstep. These projects will leverage the sustainable aspect of Crystal Lagoons technology. It works with any type of water and uses four times less water than a golf course. It also consumes only half that of a park of the same size. A significant number of projects will include space for hotels, amusement parks and multi-family areas, stores, restaurants, recreational and entertainment activities, wedding arenas, water sports, and commercial and leisure infrastructure around the crystalline waters. These idyllic beaches with lagoons of crystalline water will transform the real estate landscape into breathtaking destinations that can be enjoyed all year round. Lagoons can be constructed in any type of environment, including inland areas, urban areas, coastal areas, and second-row coastal properties of any shape and size. As a result, developers and landowners collaborating on this project can benefit from the transformation of their otherwise unviable projects into feasible ones with increased property values. With this technology, more than 1000 lagoon projects have been built in 50 countries around the globe and it has become a worldwide phenomenon. In addition, Champion Infratech sees potential demand for lagoons in various Indian cities with the rise in the aspirations of Indian citizens. Added to this Crystal Lagoons technology is sustainable and safe for the environment. It allows limited resources such as energy and water to be used. This is a substantial benefit for a country like India. Indian developers and landowners are already in talks with the company about bringing large man-made lagoons to cities and a few are in advanced stages, and an announcement will be made by early next year. Company Website: https://www.championinfratech.com/champion-lagoons/

BusinessWire India 9 Dec 2022 3:55 pm

Cyclonic storm 'Mandous' brings rainfall in several parts of Tamil Nadu

Several parts of Tamil Nadu witnessed light to moderate rainfall and some places heavy showers as the cyclonic storm 'Mandous' continued to move closer to the State's coastline, and it is set to cross coast near here starting midnight, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, several areas here witnessed heavy rainfall (including Nungambakkam--7 CM) and it was light to moderate in other regions. The IMD said Doppler weather radars are monitoring the cyclone which weakened into a cyclonic storm on December 9 after being a severe cyclonic storm for less than 24-hours and it now lay at about 260 km south-southeast of Chennai and 180 km east-northeast of Karaikal. Mandous, pronounced 'man-dous' is an Arabic word and it means treasure box and the name was reportedly picked by the United Arab Emirates. The cyclonic storm is very likely to move nearly northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Prad

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 3:38 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Full list of flights cancelled at Chennai airport today

Earlier in the day, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the cyclone will cross the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota around midnight today to early hours of December 10.

Business Today 9 Dec 2022 3:32 pm

Mandous: Cyclonic storm 'treasure box' brings rainfall in Tamil Nadu

The IMD said Doppler weather radars are monitoring the cyclone which weakened into a cyclonic storm on December 9 after being a severe cyclonic storm for less than 24-hours and it now lay at about 260 km south-southeast of Chennai and 180 km east-northeast of Karaikal.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 3:14 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Chennai Airport cancels multiple flights on December 9 amid heavy rainfall warning

IMD predicts heavy rainfall and storm in areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry to be caused by Cyclone Mandous leading to flight cancellations.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 3:12 pm

Eminent cardiologist Dr Sudhir Naik receives Lifetime Achievement Award from CSI

Eminent cardiologist Dr. Sudhir Naik received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cardiological Society of India (CSI). This award was presented in Chennai on the 8th of December at the inaugural of the 74th Annual CSI conference. Ma. Subramanian, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Tamil Nadu, Dr. P. S. Banerjee, President CSI and Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Dec 2022 2:49 pm

Sri Lanka to resume flights from Jaffna to Chennai after 3 yrs from Dec 12

Sri Lanka is set to resume flights from the northern Jaffna peninsula to Chennai from Monday, three years after the island nation discontinued the services due to Covid, a spokesman from the Sri Lankan Airport Authority said on Friday. The commercial flight operations from Chennai International airport to Jaffna International airport will be back effective 12th December 2022, SLAA spokesperson Sumith de Silva told PTI. This will be a resumption of flights since they were stopped for Covid, de Silva said. India's Alliance Air would operate four flights a week between the two cities, said de Silva. Earlier, Sri Lanka's Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told Parliament that flights will be operational between Jaffna and Chennai by December 12. However, there are still some improvements left to be done to the runway. The present runway can only accommodate 75-seater aircraft. The airport in Palaly was named the Jaffna international airport as Sri Lanka's third internation

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 2:30 pm

Sri Lanka to resume flights from Chennai to Jaffna from December 12

The commercial flight operations from Chennai International airport to Jaffna International airport will be back effective 12th December 2022, SLAA spokesperson Sumith de Silva said. This will be a resumption of flights since they were stopped for Covid, de Silva said.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 2:23 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Marina pathway for persons with disabilities damaged, Chennai Corporations plans redesign

Following heavy rains in Chennai on Friday, the wooden structure, unveiled two weeks ago, was partly damaged; engineers from the civic body have assessed it and are looking into a redesign

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 1:58 pm

In Salem, Buddhists struggle to offer prayers to a Buddha once mistaken to be Muniappan

TNM Follow-up The Tamil Nadu HR&CE Department is planning to approach the High Court seeking a review of its order, citing that Hindus have been worshipping the Buddha statue as Thalaivetti Muniappan for many years. Nithya Pandian special arrangement December is the follow-up month at TNM where we go back to headlines of the past for a status update. In this series, we strive to bring focus back to promises made by governments, revisit official investigations that should have been completed by now and exhume issues of public interest that lost steam over time. On the full moon night of December 7, Friday, a group of Buddhists made their latest attempt to offer prayers at a shrine in Tamil Nadu's Salem district, where archaeologists have confirmed the existence of an ancient Buddha statue. As on previous occasions, their entry to the shrine currently run by Hindus who believe it to be a temple of Thalaivetti Muniappan was far from easy. Even as Hindus lit diyas (small oil lamps) and celebrated the Kartigai Deepam festival on the premises, despite a Madras High Court order explicitly barring the practice of Hindu rituals here, it was the Buddhists who were stopped and questioned on the way. Sevvaipetti SI Mariammal asked us to explain the purpose of our visit before letting us offer our prayers. This scenario has played out repeatedly over the past four months here, despite a court order declaring that the idol inside the temple is of Buddha, said Seevagan, deputy secretary of the Tamil Nadu Boutha Araneriyalar Sangam, Salem. The police officers on duty told us to send a letter to the Archaeological Department and ask them to take over the temple if we wanted to avoid such inquiries in the future, he said. On July 19, the Madras High Court had established that the archaeological and historical evidence submitted by the Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology (TNSDA) proved the statue at the shrine was indeed that of Buddha. It also ordered the TNSDA to erect a board on the temple premises stating the same, adding that poojas and other ceremonies should also not be allowed to be performed for the sculpture. The court further directed the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charity Endowment (HR&CE) Department, which manages the temple, to hand over the property to the TNSDA. Nearly five months later, with seemingly no initiative from the HR&CE Department to hand over the temple as per the court directive, the Buddhists who seek to offer prayers are forced to do so in the presence of police officials for fear of a law and order issue. Besides, according to the followers who visited the temple, no sign boards clarifying the Buddhist origins of the idol can also be found on the property still. The official court order arrived in August, more than four months ago. But still, the sign boards calling the property a Hindu temple are yet to be removed, alleged Seevagan. When TNM asked TNSDA Commissioner R Sivananthan about this, he said that the department had already installed a banner on the temple premises stating that the idol inside was of Buddha and Hindu rituals were not to be performed there. But the temple priest or local Hindu people might have removed it later, he said. We have requested the HR&CE Department to officially hand over the temple to us, but we are yet to receive a response, he added. TNSDA Banner One of the staunch opposers to the presence of Buddhists on the property is apparently a priest at the temple, Munusamy. Munusamy refuses to let us into the temple for prayers. He calls the police on us whenever we visit, Seevagan said. According to a report by The Federal, Munusamys father Balraj and grandfather Govindaraj Naidu used to do poojas for the temple idol. Ever since Govindaraj took over the temples care, the task of looking after the temple affairs and carrying out poojas became somewhat of a hereditary affair for the family, which explains Munusamys reluctance to let go of the temple. We are not visiting the temple to create a ruckus. We just go there every full moon to offer our prayers. But as the HR&CE department is yet to hand over the temple as per the court order, we have to be accompanied by the police. If the government fails to facilitate the temple handover by next month, we will go to the temple site ourselves to install the sign boards, Seevagan said. When asked about the delay in the handover of the temple, HR&CE Salem Joint Commissioner Mangayarkarasi told TNM that the department is planning to approach the court seeking a review of its order. Thalaivetti Muniappan, the deity in the temple, has been worshipped by Hindu devotees for many years. We have asked the court to review its verdict regarding the temple, she said. Mistaken identity The Madras High Courts landmark order was based on a petition filed by P Ranganathan and the Buddha Trust in Salem in 2011. According to Selvakumar, son of Ranganathan who is now no more, the Muniappan statue used to be worshipped under a tree for a very long time. The temple building was constructed in 2008, as part of which the workers had cleaned all the statues. My father, who was working in the area, had gone there simply to see the construction work. But when he came across the idol, he recognised it as a Buddha statue, he recalled. Selvakumar pointed out that Muniappan statues across the state, most of them located at borders of rural villages, were usually built on clay. But this was the only Muniappan that was carved out on hardstone, he said. The TNSDAs subsequent inspection of the temple on July 28 last year based on the directions received from the Madras High Court on November 20, 2017 cited more evidence to establish that the idol at the temple was indeed a Buddha statue. In its report, the TNSDA pointed out that the temple building is of modern origin and built with cement, bricks, and concrete, while the sculpture was covered with thick layers of sandal, kumkum, turmeric, ash, and oil. The departments iconographic study indicated that many of the idols features are those typically associated with Buddha statues. The sculpture is made of hard stone and the figure is seated on a lotus pedestal, its backside flat without any artistic ornamentation. The figure, which sits in a cross-legged (ardha padmasana) posture, measures 108 cm in height. Shoulder-to-shoulder length of the idol was noted as 58 cm. The hands form the dhyana mudra (meditation sign) often used in the representations of Buddha. The sculptures head too shows lakshanas (signature attributes) of Buddha, such as curly hair, presence of an ushnisha (a three-dimensional oval on the top of the Buddhas head), and elongated earlobes. The height of the ushnisha is 7 cm. Urna, a spiral or circular dot placed on the forehead of Buddhist images as an auspicious mark, however is not visible on the forehead. With these findings, the TNSDA in its report had arrived at the conclusion that the statue depicts several mahalakshanas (great traits) of the Buddha. After receiving this report, the Madras HC ruled that it would not be appropriate to permit the HR&CE Department to continue to treat this sculpture as that of Thalaivetti Muniappan. The mistaken identity cannot be allowed to continue after concluding that the sculpture is that of Buddha. In view of the same, the original status must be restored, and permitting the HR & CE department to continue to treat the sculpture as Thalaivetti Muniappan, will not be appropriate and will go against the very tenets of Buddhism, the court said. Decline of Buddhism The TNSDAs report had also stated that the head of the statue was severed from the torso, and later glued together with a mixture of cement and lime. But as the head was not attached properly to the torso during the reassembling process, it can be observed to be slightly twisted towards the left side of the body. This is how the idol seems to have received the name Thalaivetti Muniappan, with thalaivetti literally translating to beheaded in Tamil. But as prominent Tamil anti-caste activist Iyodhee Thass Pandithar had once pointed out, the decapitation of Buddha idols was a method historically used by adversaries of Buddhism in their alleged pursuit to eliminate all traces of the religion. He had also cited examples of temples like Madurai Pandi Muni and Salem Thalaivetti Munneswaram, where beheaded statues of Buddha were replaced with local deities. There was a time when Buddhism was very prevalent not only in Tamil Nadu, but across southern India. It was commonly practised in Kerala as well. But in Tamil Nadu, we currently dont have enough evidence to trace the details of its practice after the ninth century, said AK Perumal, a Tamil folklore researcher and historian. While there were some traces of Buddhism in the region during the Chozha period, it flourished during the Pallava period between the seventh and eighth centuries, he said. Kanchipuram was a prominent Buddhist learning centre in Tamil Nadu, he added. Perumal believes that the rigidity of the principles followed by Buddhists and Jains was one of the many reasons for the decline of these practices. These principles made them unpopular among the common people, and the flexibility of Shaivism and Vaishnavism took over, he said, adding that this, however, cannot be called the destruction of Buddhism. Buddhist temples or constructions were rarely destroyed. But the rituals underwent a change. The identity of the temple and the idols changed in accordance with the succeeding religions. Some Buddhist idols started to be worshipped as Muniappan, while Shasta idols came to be worshipped as Ayyanar in rural Tamil Nadu, he said. Read: Ambedkar's Buddha and his Dhamma in 2022: Undefined and evolving Though people in Tamil Nadu rarely associate Buddhism as a part of their cultural heritage, it should be noted that at least a small proportion of Pali (the sacred language of Theravda Buddhism) derivatives sit ingrained in the Tamil language. Many Buddhist writers have also contributed to post-Sangam literature. Buddhist clerics Prabodha Jnana and Abhaya Devi, who have visited 12 districts in the state since 2016 to study and document Buddhist sites, state in their website that the rocky town of Salem would have derived its name from the Pali word sela, which means rocks. The name Dharmapuri (the City of Dharma) too indicates that it was a Buddhist centre during the ancient days, the website says. Prabodha Jnana and Abhaya Devi note that the Tamil Nadu region used to have widespread presence of Buddhism in all forms, including Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. In fact, many prominent Buddhist scholars and yogis such as Bodhidharma, Dignaga, Buddhaghosha, Dhammapala, Dharmakirthi, Chandrakirthi, and Dharmapala hailed from this region. According to Tibetan master Taranatha, Guru Padmasambhava stayed in the Tamil Nadu region for many years, where he taught Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. There are also historical accounts of attempts to revive Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the 13th century by inviting monks from Tamil Nadu, Prabodha Jnana and Abhaya Devi state in their website. Sampath, a member of the Salem Buddha Trust, told TNM that along with the Thalaivetti Muniappan issue, they had also asked the government to restore a small Vihara (Buddhist monastery) in Reddiarpatti of Tirunelveli district in 2011. The organisation has urged the government to look after several places formerly known for its Buddhist practices, he said. In one of the petitions filed by the Trust, they have also demanded the recovery of an encroached land originally owned by the Buddha Mutt at Puthamangalam (Buddhamangalam) near Kilvelur in Nagapattinam. Even though there has been a rise in the search and discovery of Buddhist sites and idols in Tamil Nadu in recent years, the TNSDA has no data on how many such sculptures have actually been recovered so far. While the Ministry of Culture has been showing great interest in excavating historical sites to trace their Tamil History, its seeming negligence when it comes to conducting studies on and restoring the sites linked with Buddhism remains a sore point. Alleging that the governments way of handling the issue showed its anti-Buddhist stand, writer and Dalit rights activist Shalin Maria Lawrence said the Madras High Courts verdict has set a precedent in India and that more orders like this are likely to follow in the coming days. The state government, however, seems to be standing against the interest of Dalits and religious minorities. The government has taken the decision to file for a review to appease caste Hindus because many of the Buddhists seeking the handover of the temple are Dalits. This wouldn't have happened if they were from any other castes, she added. Ideally, the government should have ensured that the temple was handed over to the Buddhists within a few days after the court order, Shalin said. Alleging that HR&CEs delay in handing over the temple was contempt of court, she asked, If the delay is because they are considering the feelings of Hindus, doesn't this hurt the Buddhists? The Buddhists are visiting the temple without being informed about the departments review appeal. Does the government not think this could cause communal tension between Hindus and Buddhists? This could create enmity between them. Edited by Lakshmi Priya

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 1:38 pm

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The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 1:32 pm

'My career will be complete only when I...' The veteran who hit 7 sixes in 1 over gave a big statement!

Team India's opener Ruturaj Gaikwad is running out of the team these days, but his bat is on fire in domestic cricket. Meanwhile, he has given a big statement regarding his cricket career. Gaikwad said that he wants to score maximum runs in Tests and ODIs as well. Rituraj Gaikwad says that my cricket career will be complete only if I win matches by scoring runs in Tests and ODIs as well. Rituraj Gaikwad, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, believes that his career will be incomplete until he does not score maximum runs consistently in ODIs and Tests. Even though I have scored runs in T20 cricket, I want to do well in 50-over cricket and Test matches as well. Only then my cricketing career will be complete. Gaikwad told the future plan Sharing his future plan during an event in Chennai, Rituraj Gaikwad said that 'I want to play with more focus and my aim is to score runs in big matches. I think about making the team win continuously. Gaikwad has hit 7 sixes in one over Let us tell you that Gaikwad had recently done a big feat while playing against UP in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He hit 7 sixes in one over of boring left-arm spinner Shiva Singh. In this over, the bowler bowled a ball no ball. Rituraj has become the first batsman to do this feat in List A cricket. In that match, Rituraj scored an unbeaten 220 runs in 159 balls, in this innings, his bat came out with 16 sixes and 10 fours. Rituraj Gaikwad wreaked havoc with the bat Rituraj Gaikwad scored 660 runs in 5 matches at an average of 220 while playing for Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was second on the list of batsmen who scored the most runs in the tournament. Apart from this, Rituraj Gaikwad has scored four centuries in five innings he has played this season.

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 1:30 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Tamil Nadu In for Extremely Heavy Rain | Weather.com - The Weather Channel

Cyclone Mandous: Tamil Nadu In for Extremely Heavy Rain | Weather.com The Weather Channel Top news from Tamil Nadu today The Hindu Tamil Nadu: Schools to remain shut in several districts amid heavy rainfall Mint Cyclone Mandous LIVE updates: Intense spells of rain likely in Thiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram districts of Tamil Nadu in next 3 hours Times of India Cyclone Mandous Live: Tamil Nadu shuts down schools in 27 districts, NDRF deploys teams The Financial Express View Full Coverage on Google News

Google News 9 Dec 2022 1:29 pm

Cyclone Mandous IMD Alert: Devastating STORM heading towards Chennai; THESE 8 districts likely to receive heavy rain, wind speed of 85 kmph

Cylone Mandous: According to Chennai Weather Centre, due to the effect of Cyclone Mandous, rains are lashing various districts of Tamil Nadu with strong winds.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 1:25 pm

AhaGuru JEE Mains Crash Course - Add Power to Your Final Preparation

Business Wire India AhaGuru JEE Crash Course Most often, its the final push, the dedicated last-minute surge that produces the best results in any arena. Its particularly true in the field of competitive exams, especially the IIT JEE where nearly 1.5 million contestants battle it out for the few thousand available seats. Every one of these students know that preparation is the key to success and they do prepare to the best of their abilities. However, its a proven fact that the most successful students are really the ones who follow a systematic regimen of revision revisiting the topics, brushing up on their concepts and enhancing their problem-solving skills through consistent practice. It is to empower every such student with a comprehensive and impactful Quick Revision Program that AhaGuru came up with the JEE Mains Crash Course for IIT JEE aspirants. Whether youre a Class 12 student appearing for JEE Mains the first time or a repeater determined to ace the exam this time, this course will keep you in a maximum state of readiness in just 3 months. Designed By Experts for Maximum Impact The AhaGuru JEE Mains Crash Course has been designed by Indias Best Physics, Maths and Chemistry teachers after in-depth research and a thorough understanding of the students learning abilities. Says Gomathi, the Co-Founder and CEO of AhaGuru, This Crash Course is a result of the collective effort of distinguished experts who have successfully guided thousands of students to realize their ambition of getting into prestigious institutes like IIT and adds, Students who wish to fast track their JEE preparation with a thorough revision of the topics and concepts will find the course immensely supportive of their learning goals. Strong Points of AhaGuru LIVE JEE Mains Crash Course The Crash Course consists of 73 LIVE Interactive Sessions by Indias Best Teachers, 750 practice problems with Video Solutions and 6 Mock Tests & Model Exams. Dr. Balaji Sampath, the Founder of AhaGuru and the brain behind the course says that, The course comprehensively covers every mandatory aspect that a JEE Mains aspirant needs to boost the final phase of preparation. From fortifying the concept understanding, instant clearing of doubts and enhancing the applied problem-solving skills through rigorous practice, the course is structured to provide the much-needed impetus to the exam preparation in a relatively short time. Top Reasons to Enroll in AhaGuru LIVE JEE Crash Course Quick Revision of Primary Concepts & Topics in Shortest Possible Time The Fastest Way to Clear All Your Doubts with Indias Best Teachers Useful Short-Cuts & Proven Techniques from JEE Experts Increased Speed & Accuracy in Problem-Solving Exam Tips to Overcome Common Challenges & Optimize Time Mock Tests to Gauge & Maximize Exam Performance Join the AhaGuru LIVE JEE Mains Crash Course Only If The structure of the course which is designed as a Quick Revision Program demands that the Student has already started preparing for JEE Mains at least in the past one year and has some basic understanding of the topics and concepts. The objective of the course is to provide the much-needed momentum to the students last minute preparations As these courses are of a short duration of just 3 months, there will be simply no time to start from the basics, says Gomathi. Children who are just starting their JEE preparation are advised not to take up this courseor any crash course because they wouldnt be of any use, she advises. At the same time, she assures that for students already in the preparation mode, this course can work wonders. As the main focus is on understanding concepts better, problem-solving and clearing doubts, this makes it the ideal course for Class 12 students and repeaters who are already familiar with the concepts and topics but need an intense revision of the overall curriculum, she says. Student Shares His Experience of the Course Raghav, a Chennai student who enrolled in the course and cleared JEE Mains in 2021 vouches, I had enrolled in another reputed institute for JEE coaching but as the exam date neared felt that my understanding of the concepts was not sufficient. Many of my doubts were still unclear. Thanks to my friends advice, I took the JEE Mains Crash Course of AhaGuru and it had everything that I needed, the best teachers, instant doubt clearing, practical approach to understand and apply concepts and some innovative problem-solving techniques. My parents were pleasantly surprised at my confidence levels by the time the exam approached. JEE Mains Crash Course Details & Requirements The course has commenced on the 7 th of December 2022, and is now open to all JEE Mains aspirants. To enroll visit https://www.ahaguru.com/jee-live-crashcourse . This crash course also offers the flexibility to choose a specific subject - Physics, Chemistry or Biology - in which students feel a powerful boost is necessary to their preparations. Students have to diligently dedicate the time asked of them, regularly attend online classes and complete all the practice exercises, tests and mock exams without fail. As Dr. Balaji Sampath sums it up, This course is the right choice for serious and hard-working students who are already preparing to crack JEE Mains and are aware of the concepts, yet need a quick and powerful revision from JEE experts. Its the perfect learning solution for those who are already on the track and need a final spirited dash to reach the finish line. If youve done the start, then you can be absolutely sure that AhaGuru LIVE JEE Mains Crash Course will reward you with the desired finish to your goal. Its never too late if you are determined to crack JEE Mains. Enroll here https://www.ahaguru.com/jee-live-crashcourse For any queries, please write to study@ahaguru.com

BusinessWire India 9 Dec 2022 1:15 pm

OYO records 83 pc annual growth in business travel

According to the report published by OYO, Delhi emerged as the most booked business city, closely followed by Hyderabad. The other top cities are Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Chennai.

Your Story 9 Dec 2022 1:07 pm

Cyclone Mandous to bring heavy rains to AP, TN, Puducherry: Five things to know

Cyclone Mandous Authorities in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have been taking precautionary measures to brace for the impact of cyclonic storm Mandous over the next few days. TNM Staff Image for representation/PTI Severe cyclonic storm Mandous will cross the coast between north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh between December 9 night and early next day, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday, December 9. Parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, witnessed rains under the influence of the system in the Bay of Bengal. A Twitter update from the IMD said Mandous lay about 200 km east of Karaikal as of 5.30 am on Friday. The cyclonic storm is expected to cross the coast near Mamallapuram, an IMD official said, adding that it will weaken into a cyclonic storm in the next few hours. Heavy rains are predicted in parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry over the next few days, and authorities have made preparations for rescue and relief work. Here are five things to know about cyclone Mandous 1 Holiday for schools, parks closed A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in 26 districts of Tamil Nadu on Friday, including Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Vellore, Ranipet, Kallakurichi, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Sivagangai, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Pudukkottai, Salem, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Tirupattur, Ramanathapuram, Karur, and Thoothukudi. The Puducherry administration also declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal regions on Friday and Saturday. The Greater Chennai Corporation has asked people not to visit beaches in Chennai, and has closed all parks and playgrounds in the city. People have been asked to remove banners to avoid them from collapsing, as strong winds are expected. 2 Most vulnerable areas For December 9, IMD has issued a red warning for rainfall for Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Villupuram districts of Tamil Nadu, and also for Puducherry. For Chennai, an orange warning has been issued for December 9 and 10, along with a few other districts. In Andhra Pradesh, heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places is likely over the next three days in Prakasam, Nellore and Tirupati districts in south coastal Andhra Pradesh, and in Chittoor, Annamayya and Kadapa districts in Rayalaseema, according to the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA). 3 Precautions The Tamil Nadu government said 12 teams comprising nearly 400 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in 10 districts including Nagapattinam and Thanjavur in the Cauvery delta region, Chennai, its three neighbouring districts and Cuddalore. NDRF personnel have been deployed to Puducherry too. In Andhra Pradesh, five NDRF and four SDRF teams have been deployed to Prakasam (2), Nellore (3), Tirupati (2) and Chittoor (2) districts. Authorities in 210 vulnerable mandals have been put on alert. The Greater Chennai Corporation has kept motors ready to pump out water in low-lying areas. A total of 169 relief camps have been set up across the city. To remove tree logs, 45 JCB trucks and 115 tipper lorries have been arranged along with hydraulic and electric saws. Boats and tree cutters have been deployed in vulnerable areas, and fisherfolk have been asked not to venture into the sea. 4 Helplines Chennai People can reach GCC officials to register complaints or seek assistance on these numbers: 1913, 044-2561 9206, 044-2561 9207 and 044-2561 9208. People can also send WhatsApp messages to 94454 77205 to seek help. Tamil Nadu The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TNSDMA) helplines are 1070 (state helpline), 1077 (district helpline) and 94458 69848 (WhatsApp). Andhra Pradesh The APSDMA helpline numbers for all districts in Andhra Pradesh are 1070 and 1800 425 0101. 5 Bengaluru rains While Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be most affected by the cyclonic storm, under its influence, Bengaluru will also witness light to moderate rain, IMD said. Bengaluru is expected to receive light rains from December 9 to 13. Other parts of Karnataka including Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Kodagu, Hassan, and Shivamogga districts are expected to receive heavy rainfall in a few places till December 13.

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 12:51 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Heavy rains to lash Chennai, helplines and camps set up

Cyclone Mandous The maximum wind speed during landfall is expected to be between 65 and 75 kmph and increasing to 85 kmph during the midnight of December 9 and early hours of December 10. TNM Staff The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has asked people not to venture near the beaches of Chennai and has closed all the corporation parks citing heavy rainfall due to cyclone Mandous. In a statement issued on December 8, GCC announced that parks and playgrounds across Chennai will be closed till the next announcement. Corporation officials have also issued directions to remove all banners installed in the city after checking the sturdiness to avoid collapses, as the Mandous cyclone is likely to bring strong wind during landfall. GCC has set up 805 motors to pump water out in low-lying areas and 169 camps have been set up across the city. To remove the tree logs, 45 JCB trucks and 115 tipper lorries have been arranged along with hydraulic and electric saws. Latest updates on Cyclone Mandous Cyclone Mandous, which is presently over southwest Bay of Bengal, moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kms per hour during the past six hours. According to Chennais Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), the severe cyclonic storm lay centred about 270 km north-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 230 km east-northeast of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), 200 km east of Karaikal, and about 270 km of south-southeast of Chennai. The statement released at 9.30 am on December 9, stated that the Mandous is likely to weaken into a cyclonic storm in the following three hours. It is likely to move nearly northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota around Mahabalipuram. The maximum speed of wind during landfall is expected to be between 65 and 75 kmph and increasing to 85 kmph during the midnight of December 9 and early hours of December 10. Cyclone Mandous helpline numbers To register complaints and to get help, people can reach officials through helpline numbers 1913, 044-2561 9206. 044-2561 9207 and 044-2561 9208. People can also send WhatsApp messages to 9445477205 to get help. Heavy Rainfall Warning According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in a few places over Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Villupuram districts. Very heavy rain is likely to occur at the isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Vellore, Tirupathur, Thiruvannamalai, Kallakurichii and Cuddalore. Yellow alerts have been issued at many delta districts as well as districts in the western part of the state. The districts are Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Mayiladurai, Karaikal, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Sivaganga, Madurai, and Dindigul. NDRF teams deployed in 10 districts in Tamil Nadu The Tamil Nadu government has deployed 12 teams comprising nearly 400 personnel from both national and state Disaster Response Force in 10 districts including Nagapattinam and Thanjavur in the Cauvery delta region, Chennai, its three neighbouring districts and Cuddalore. A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in 26 districts of Tamil Nadu on Friday. Seven flights were cancelled from Chennai airport due to bad weather. Bengaluru Rains The IMD on Friday, December 9, said that Bengaluru will receive light to moderate rain from December 9 to December 13 due to the impact of the cyclone over southwest Bay of Bengal. A yellow warning (isolated heavy rains) has also been issued in several parts of the state including Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagara, Kodagu, Hassan, and Shivamogga districts till December 13.

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 12:12 pm

Oyo records 83% YoY growth in business travel, Delhi emerged as most booked city

Oyo said Delhi has emerged as the most booked business city, closely followed by Hyderabad. The other top cities in terms of bookings are Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 12:02 pm

Cyclonic storm 'Mandous' to cross Chennai coast today! Schools-colleges closed

There has been big news about the cyclonic storm 'Mandous' over the Bay of Bengal. It is expected to pass between Sriharikota and Puducherry in the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh at midnight today i.e. December 9. At the same time, heavy rains are expected in many parts of Tamil Nadu including the capital Chennai. The governments of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh are alert and taking precautionary measures to deal with the storm. Along with this, the National Disaster Relief Force has also been deployed. The Tamil Nadu government said 12 teams comprising around 400 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Management Force have been deployed in Nagapattinam and Thanjavur in the Cauvery delta region, Chennai, its three neighboring districts, and Cuddalore. With this, a holiday has been declared in schools and colleges in these areas on Friday. Schools and colleges have been closed in about 27 districts, including Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Ranipet, Vellore, and Tiruvallur, in view of the cyclonic storm 'Mandous'. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said in an updated bulletin that cyclonic storm 'Mandous' moved over the southwest Bay of Bengal and is about 480 km east southeast of Chennai and 390 km from Kariyakal. The cyclone is likely to cause light to moderate rain at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfalls at isolated places over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on December 9. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected over adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh and north interior Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema. A red alert for heavy rain has been issued in 13 districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chengalpattu, Villupuram, and Kanchipuram districts. With this, it is being said that the cyclonic storm 'Mandous' is about 160 km away from Puducherry and Chennai. Let us tell you that the Tamil Nadu government has taken all precautionary measures in view of the forecast of heavy rains. Happiness turned into mourning! Brother dies painfully before sister's wedding Fire breaks out in Lucknow hotel, one dead and 3 seriously injured Who will give 'justice' to brutal killing of 700 Kashmiri Hindus? SC again rejected petition

News Track 9 Dec 2022 11:35 am

Cyclone Mandous to bring heavy rains in AP and TN

IMD said that Cyclone Mandous would cross near the Chennai coast today at midnight. The post Cyclone Mandous to bring heavy rains in AP and TN appeared first on Fusion - WeRIndia .

Fusion WeRIndia 9 Dec 2022 11:07 am

Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd. Announces Enterprise-Wide Engagement in WELL

Business Wire India Ramanujan Intellion Park, Chennai Tata Realty andInfrastructure Ltd. today announced its plans to advance its commitment to human health and well-being through enterprise-wide participation in WELL offered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The commitment signals a comprehensive application of the WELL Building Standard (WELL or WELL Standard), a library of holistic evidence-based building and organizational strategies across 10 core focus areas such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, human and social capital management, and workplace strategy and policy that, when implemented, can help organizations meet specific health and well-being goals and put people at the center of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy. By participating in WELL at scale , Tata Realty andInfrastructure joins global brands leading the charge to prioritize, deliver and benchmark health & well-being impacting their entire organization. To date, thousands of companies in more than 110 countries, including many of Fortune 500, use WELL as an evidence-based roadmap for supporting the health and well-being of their people and their organization. Whether its increasing staff retention with a commitment to safety and mental health support, or advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with more inclusive hiring and design practices, WELL includes more than 500 strategies that address the myriad ways that physical and social environments and organizational protocols can shape employee productivity, performance and well-being. Tata RealtyandInfrastructure plans to apply WELL strategies across all of its [ 6 operational and upcoming ] locations, aiming to provide equitable access to health and well-being benefits for over [~70,000 estimated total number of employees, tenants, residents, and/or customers]. By uniting Tata Realty andInfrastructures leadership around a shared vision for health, implementing WELL strategies will help Tata Realty andInfrastructure advance ESG reporting and performance, build brand equity, and provide tangible results for stakeholders and investors. Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Sanjay Dutt, MD & CEO, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited , said, Tata Realty andInfrastructure has always placed peoples well-being of high significance and is in compliance with its ESG goals in all of its projects by applying global sustainability practices in building development & asset management. We recognize the importance in delivering a comprehensive set of solutions at an enterprise level that helps in meeting our larger business objectives towards the safety and well-being of our Clients, Vendors, Visitors and Tata Care Staff at each and every asset owned and managed by us. About International WELL Building Institute pbc As an organization enrolled in WELL at the enterprise level, Tata Realty andInfrastructure intends to undergo an independent third-party review and receive a WELL Score, a dynamic reflection of Tata Realty andInfrastructures impact and investment at scale. Every WELL strategy implemented, spanning policy changes, onsite testing, and design modifications, will contribute to Tata Realty andInfrastructures WELL Score. The WELL Score is a key indicator for organizational performance related to the well-being of its people and can help support Tata Realty andInfrastructure in its annual CSR and ESG reporting. WELL provides a roadmap for Tata Realty andInfrastructure to advance existing well-being initiatives related to talent retention, workplace wellness, action plan for DEI advancement, etc. Every WELL strategy implemented by Tata Realty andInfrastructure is validated by a third party review and targeted achievements give the developer an opportunity to engage with stakeholders and celebrate progress at key milestones along the way. International WELL Building Institute pbc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delos Living LLC. 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After establishing its strong foothold in Chennai, Gurugram, and Mumbai, TataRealty and Infrastructure Limited aims to add 10 mn. Sq. ft. in the next 3 years and move towards its goal of having a portfolio of 45 million sq. ft. by 2027. Keeping with the Tata philosophy of leadership in sectors of national economic significance, TataRealty and Infrastructure Limited and Infrastructure Ltd was set up to identify the most promising opportunities for growth in the Indian real estate and infrastructure arena. TRIL is currently focused on long-term infrastructure projects of national significance, as well as mixed-use projects in the real estate sector.As is with all Tata companies, the selection of projects is a specialized process, with the eventual selection list scoring high not only on business objectives but also on the guiding Tata values and policies. Tata is one of India's largest conglomerates, with annual revenue of over $100 billion, and 107 operating companies in seven business sectors, employing over 750,000 people worldwide. For More Info: https://www.tatarealty.in : www.intellion.in

BusinessWire India 9 Dec 2022 11:00 am

Tamil Nadu on alert over Cyclone Mandous

Cyclone Mandous will cross the Chennai coast around midnight on Friday, according to the weather department. Already Chennai is receiving heavy rainfall, said a weather official The post Tamil Nadu on alert over Cyclone Mandous appeared first on .

Voice Of Sikkim 9 Dec 2022 10:58 am

SC says jallikattu cannot be termed blood sport, reserves verdict

Jallikattu A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K M Joseph said though cruelty may be involved in the sport, people do not take part in the event to kill the animal. PTI pti The Supreme Court said on Thursday, December 8, said that notwithstanding the cruelty involved in Jallikattu it cannot be termed a blood sport as nobody is using any weapon and the blood may only be an incidental thing. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of the Pongal harvest festival. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K M Joseph said though cruelty may be involved in the sport people do not take part in the event to kill the animal.Because there is death does not mean it is a blood sport. I don't suggest that people who are going to participate and climb on to the bulls are going there in order to extract blood in that event. People are not going to kill the animal. Blood may be an incidental thing, the bench, also comprising Justices Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy and C T Ravikumar observed. The top court, which Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the Tamil Nadu law allowing Jallikattu, made the remark in response to the submission of senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for some of the petitioners, who insisted Jallikattuis a blood sport.Blood sport used to be a very common event across the world and it involves animal, fight or contest and great degree of brutality and cruelty. Secondly, there is scholastic material which appears to indicate that there are movements across the world which diminished cruelty from citizen's perspective. This combined with legal awareness and general reforms, Divan said. The bench remained unimpressed and asked, How are you describing this as blood sport? Nobody is using any weapon. What is your understanding of the concept? Here people are bare handed. There may be cruelty involved but it cannot be termed as blood sport. Don't show us definitions. Tell us how? Divan submitted the term blood sport was used because it included killing or maiming innocent animals. Referring to a research paper on lood sport, Divan said media reports have documented that spectators are injured and even gored to death in and outside the arena of the bull taming sport.Blood sport in generic sense means inflicting cruelty on the animal through beating. Now that can happen in different manners in different occasions, he said. The top court asked Divan in case it upholds the rules, what mechanism or scheme would he like to be put in place which would improve the condition. Divan replied that if the court's decision goes against the petitioners, they will pursue it before a different forum. Senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, also appearing for some of the petitioners, submitted that merely because the legislature says that Jallikattu is a culture it cannot be held to be a culture and there has to be some basis.The Tamil Nadu amendment Act seeks to legitimise what is inherently cruel activity. Merely saying that it is a culture cannot be held to be a culture. And assuming that it is a culture, should all culture be allowed in today's day. An activity for amusement cannot be brought in the exception of doctrine of necessity, Luthra said. The top court had said on Wednesday it will be a very dangerous situation if the court made an impression based on photographs placed before it by some petitioners to depict alleged cruelty to bulls during the bull-taming sport. The apex court had said it cannot hold that the provision enacted in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960 by a state amendment with the assent of the President is ad in law because the photographs say so. The observation came after Divan referred to news reports and photographs to argue about cruelty to the bulls in the game. In its written submissions filed last month in the apex court, the Tamil Nadu government has said jallikattu is a religious and cultural festival that bears a eligious significance to the people of the state and does not violate the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960. The apex court is hearing arguments on a batch of petitions against the Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra laws allowing jallikattu and bullock-cart races. The top court had, in its 2014 judgment, said bulls cannot be used as performing animals either for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races, and banned their use for these purposes across the country. The apex court is considering five questions referred to it by a two-judge bench of the top court in February 2018. Referring the issue to the five-judge bench, the apex court had said the petitions challenging the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017 need to be decided by a larger bench since those involve substantial questions related to the interpretation of the Constitution.

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 9:32 am

Deepika Padukone is all set to play a cop in this Famous Franchise Film

Director Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn are all set to team up for their third solo cop film, Singham Again or Singham 3. The first parts stars Ajay as Inspector Bajirao Singham,and Kajal Aggarwal. The second part stars Kareena Kapoor as Ajays love interest. Their role is restricted to only playing the love interest of the Hero but in this film the leading lady has much more to offer. Deepika is all set to play the cop in Singham 3. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed Singham Again cast on Twitter. He has shared a picture of Deepika and Rohit from the sets of Current Laga, he wrote, Its official Rohit Shetty - Deepika Padukone - Singham Again #RohitShetty announces his lady #Singham #DeepikaPadukone to be a part of #SinghamAgain, making her the first lady cop of #RohitShetty's popular Cop Universe. He also sharing another picture wrote, Ajay Devgn eams with Deepika Padukone for the first time #SinghamAgain reunites #RohitShetty and #DeepikaPadukone after #ChennaiExpress and #Cirkus [cameo]. Deepika Padukone in Singham Again will also be her first outing in a Khaki Vardi. Filming for his cop drama is expected to begin in April 2023! Rohit Shettys cop universe starts with with 2011 film Singham followed by Singham Returns in 2014, both featuring Ajay as the titular character. Ranveer joined the film franchise with 2018 film Simmba. Akshay Kumar also joined the film series with its fourth installment Sooryavanshi in 2021. Meanwhile, Rohit is also working on an OTT version as well, titled Indian Police Force. It stars Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty and Vivek Oberoi as cops. Rhea Chakraborty is dating this famous personality two years after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput 'She made history', Priyanka Chopra became the only Indian actor in BBC 100 Influential list A year after the death of his father, Manoj Bajpayee now lost his mother

News Track 9 Dec 2022 9:26 am

What is the price of petrol and diesel in your city today, know here?

After reaching the level of $100 per barrel of crude oil at one time, now it is seeing a decline for the last few days. Yes, due to softening of crude, the common man is also getting relief on the rates of petrol and diesel in the domestic market. Let us tell you that the country's big oil companies have not increased the rate of petrol and diesel for the last six and a half months. Due to this, the common man has got relief. Although earlier in the beginning of November there was an indication of softening in the rate of petrol and diesel, but no update was given in the market from the companies. Now today i.e. Friday morning WTI crude was seen at $72.08 per barrel. At the same time, Brent crude fell to $76.15 per barrel. After May 22, 2022, no change was seen in the rate of petrol and diesel in the market. Let us tell you that this is the first time when the prices of petrol and diesel have remained at the same level for more than six and a half months. In May 2022, excise duty was reduced by the central government. On the other hand, due to the cut in excise duty, there was a big drop in petrol and diesel across the country only once. Due to this, petrol became cheaper by Rs. 8 and diesel by Rs. 5 per liter. After this, people were given relief by reducing VAT in some states. Currently, petrol in Delhi is priced at Rs 96.72, and diesel at Rs 89.62 per liter. In Mumbai, petrol is priced at Rs 111.35, and diesel at Rs 97.28 per liter. With this, petrol in Chennai is Rs 102.63 and diesel is Rs 94.24 per liter. On the other hand, petrol in Kolkata is costing Rs 106.03 and diesel is Rs 92.76 per liter and petrol in Noida is costing Rs 96.57 and diesel is Rs 89.96 per liter. Let us tell you that the country's main government oil companies have the right to decide the price of petrol and diesel on a daily basis. However, since there has been no change in the price for a long time, the prices have remained at the same level. Yes and if there is any change in the price of oil, it is implemented daily from 6 am. Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections 16-year-old cricketer dies after falling while taking runs Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why?

News Track 9 Dec 2022 8:43 am

Chennai International Airport new Terminal to be ready by 2024; Rs 2,895 crore to be invested

Along with the expansion of Chennai International Airport, the city will also get a second airport which will be a greenfield airport and is planned to be built in Parandur, reports PTI.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 8:35 am

Cyclone Mandous: NDRF teams deployed in 10 TN districts, holiday for schools & colleges

Cyclone Mandous Cyclonic storm 'Mandous' over Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and is predicted to weaken gradually before crossing the coast near Chennai on December 9 midnight, the IMD said on Thursday. PTI pti Heavy rainfall is expected in Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm 'Mandous' over Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and is predicted to weaken gradually before crossing the coast near Chennai on December 9 midnight, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday. The Tamil Nadu government said 12 teams -- comprising nearly 400 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and the State force -- have been deployed in 10 districts including Nagapattinam and Thanjavur in the Cauvery delta region, Chennai, its three neighbouring districts and Cuddalore. A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in 26 districts of Tamil Nadu on Friday. Seven flights were cancelled from Chennai airport due to bad weather. The IMD on its twitter handle said, he CS Mandous intensified into a SCS and lay centered at 1730 IST over SW BoB about 350 km ESE of Karaikal and about 440 km SE of Chennai. It is very likely to maintain its intensity of SCS till early morning of 9th Dec and then weaken gradually into a CS by forenoon of 9th Dec. In an updated bulletin, it said that the 'Mandous' lay 310 km off Karaikal and about 390 km off Chennai. Meanwhile, light to moderate rains were witnessed in several parts of northern Tamil Nadu under the influence of the cyclone since Thursday night. On December 9, light to moderate rainfall is expected at most places and heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh and north interior Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema. Following the land fall, the rainfall is set to recede. It is expected to move west-northwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm. It will maintain its intensity of severe cyclonic storm till early morning of 9th December and then weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm tomorrow. It is very likely to cross coast near Mamallapuram here with a maximum sustained wind speed of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph on December 9 midnight. Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram is about 50 km from Chennai. Chairing a high level meeting at the Secretariat, Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu tasked officials to ensure that all stipulated measures are followed including prior announcement on release of surplus water from reservoirs and shifting people living in vunerable areas to relief shelters. The government advised people to avoid travelling on Friday. A defence release said that several measures have been initiated by the Coast Guard (Eastern Region) in view of the cyclonic storm. CG ships and aircraft have been continuously issuing advisories and shepherding fishing boats to return to harbour. All oil rigs, offshore installations have been requested to ensure safety of personnel, the release said. The well-marked low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression on December 6 and it further intensified into a deep depression and lay about 750 km off Chennai as on Wednesday.

The News Minute 9 Dec 2022 8:34 am

Live: Cyclone Mandous set to hit Tamil Nadu tonight

Mandous intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Thursday evening but is likely to weaken and cross the coast at Mamallapuram as a cyclonic storm by December 9 midnight, according to the India Meteorological Department. Wind speeds may hit 65kmph-75kmph, gusting to 85kmph, during landfall between Puduchery and Sriharikota. All coastal districts from Tiruvallur to Nagapattinam have been issued a red alert over wind speeds from December 9.The IMD said Mandous lay centered 440km southeast of Chennai and may weaken into a cyclonic storm by forenoon on December 9. The cyclone interacts with the sea surface temperature, surrounding and upper atmosphere and the weather is meant to change continuously, said S Balachandran, deputy director general, IMD, Chennai.IMD has issued a red alert for Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Villupuram for December 9 as these districts are likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall (21cm or more) at one or two places. The agency issued an orange alert to eight districts onDecember 9 and 10. Chennai and Tiruvallur are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 cm to 20 cm) on December 10.The government, meanwhile, said it was prepared for emergency situations. Twelve state and national disaster response force units had reached the districts likely to be hit. Government buses will not be operated on Thursday and Friday at night. There is no official wordon train or flight cancellations, but city airport authorities said domestic flights might be disrupted from Friday afternoon. Southern Railway has set up a help desk at Chennai Central, Egmore and Tambaram stations to guide passengers in case trains are cancelled. The public has been advised not to visit beaches.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:28 am

Cyclone Mandous Nears Tamil Nadu Coast, Heavy Rain Warning, Schools Shut

Tamil Nadu is bracing for heavy rainfall as Cyclone Mandous is set to cross near the Chennai coast this midnight. The state government has issued an advisory and deployed resources in vulnerable...

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 7:54 am

Roads in Chennai vulnerable to over 100mm rain

Roads over a distance of 93. 2 km in the Chennai Metropolitan Area are vulnerable during spells of rain ranging from 100 mm to 266 mm, a World Bank report has said after a two-year study.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 7:39 am

Cyclone Mandous likely to become severe, Chennai issues precautionary measures; schools, colleges closed in Puducherry

IMD had predicted that Cyclone Mandous is likely to become severe and gather more intensity by Friday morning.

DNA India 9 Dec 2022 7:02 am

Cyclone Mandous: Chennai civic body issues precautionary measures, shuts parks, playgrounds

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday morning predicted that the severe cyclonic storm Mandous will move west-northwest and cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota with a windspeed of 65-75 kmph around midnight of December 9.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 6:55 am

Cyclone Mandous: Corpn readies pumps & saws

In order to clear trees or large branches that may fall to the maximum sustained speed of 80 kmph by cyclone Mandoustipper lorries, hydraulic saws etc., are on stand by.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 6:02 am

Bag with gold worth of Rs 13 lakhrecovered at Central station

The trolley bag was then returned to the owners.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 6:01 am

Chennai Corporation to roll out drones to tackle mosquito menace

Mosquitoes have increased in T Nagar, Adyar, Velachery, Sowcarpet and Vyasarpadi, among other places. T Nagar residents said they have not seen regular fogging.

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 5:59 am

TN bets on Umagine Chennai to display tech prowess

Tamil Nadu through state-owned ELCOT is organising Umagine Chennai at the Chennai Trade Centre in March 2023 to showcase itself as an IT powerhouse.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:17 am

Stolen 'dancing Krishna' traced to US

The state idol wing CID has traced a Chola-era Krishna idol in a dancing pose, stolen in 1966 from a Rameswaram temple, to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in the US. Efforts are now underway to retrieve and restore it to the temple.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 5:04 am

Mandous likely to cross Mahabs coast tonight

Mandous (treasure box in Arabic) intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Thursday evening but is likely to weaken and cross the coast at Mamallapuram as a cyclonic storm by December 9 midnight, according to the India Meteorological Department. Wind speeds may hit 65kmph-75kmph, gusting to 85kmph, during landfall between Puduchery and Sriharikota. All coastal districts from Tiruvallur to Nagapattinam have been issued a red alert over wind speeds from December 9.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 4:56 am

Umagine Chennai 23 to aid TNs trillion-dollar economy aspiration

Information Technology Minister Mano Thangaraj said Umagine, one of the key initiatives in helping TN realise its trillion-dollar economy aspiration,

The New Indian Express 9 Dec 2022 3:41 am

'Mandous' cyclone storm to cross coast near Chennai, NDRF teams deployed in Tamil Nadu

In an updated bulletin, it said that the 'Mandous' lay 310 km off Karaikal and about 390 km off Chennai.

Zee News 8 Dec 2022 11:30 pm

Tamil Nadu Rains: Schools, Colleges to be closed TOMORROW in THESE 17 DISTRICTS due to cyclone Mandous- Check here

So far, 17 districts including Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Viluppuram, Cuddalore, Ranipet, Vellore, Tiruvallur districts have declared holiday for schools and colleges for Friday.

Zee News 8 Dec 2022 10:48 pm

'Mandous' to cross coast near Chennai, NDRF teams deployed in Tamil Nadu

Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm 'Mandous' over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm soon and then weaken gradually and cross the coast near here on December 9 midnight, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday. The Tamil Nadu government said 12 teams -- comprising nearly 400 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and the State force -- have been deployed in 10 districts including Nagapattinam and Thanjavur in the Cauvery delta region, Chennai, its three neighbouring districts and Cuddalore. A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges on Friday. In an updated bulletin, the IMD said the cyclonic storm 'Mandous' (pronounced as 'Man-dous') over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved further and it is about 480 km off east south east of Chennai and 390 km from Kariakal. On December 9, light to moderate rainfall is expected at most places and heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extreme

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 10:25 pm

Orange alert in parts of AP as cyclone Mandous set to make landfall

Cyclone Mandous (pronounced Man-Dous) lies 390km east-southeast of Karaikal and about 480km southeast of Chennai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 10:05 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Corporation zonal control room to function round-the-clock

All parks and playgrounds to be closed; the number of lines of the Greater Chennai Corporation helpline 1913 has been increased from 10 to 50 for assistance during the cyclone

The Hindu 8 Dec 2022 10:02 pm

Chennai Corporation seals 120 establishments without trade licence

Over 25,000 establishments have not paid trade licence fees in commercial areas such as George Town

The Hindu 8 Dec 2022 9:58 pm

ADB Approves $780 Million Loan To Expand Chennai Metro Rail Network

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) The Asian Development Bank on Thursday said it has approved a USD 780 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) to build new lines and improve the connectivity of the metro rail system in Chennai with the city's existing bus and feeder services.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Dec 2022 9:40 pm

Cyclone Mandous Likely to Intensify Over Next 4 Hours; Schools in Puducherry, TN to Remain Closed on Friday

Schools in several districts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Vellore, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Ranipet, Perambalur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and some others will remain closed on Friday

News18 8 Dec 2022 9:04 pm

Holiday declared for schools as city gears up to face Cyclone Mandous

Following the latest advisory of the Area Cyclone Warning Centre of the IMD in Chennai, the storm warning signal flag hoisted at the Puducherry Port has been upped by one level to Signal Number Five signifying a state of potential danger as the cyclone passes through

The Hindu 8 Dec 2022 8:41 pm

Stalin greets Cong on win in Himachal Pradesh

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:35 pm

TN FM equates Raj Bhavan with special bench

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 pm

Cyclone Mandous: Holiday for schools, colleges in eight TN districts

Chennai: With Cyclone Mandous expected on Friday, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday declared a holiday for schools and colleges in eight districts of the state that day. Schools and colleges in Chennai, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Villupuram, and Vellore will remain closed on December 9 due to the cyclone and heavy rains. #INDIGENOUS Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Dec 2022 8:20 pm