Tamil Nadu

State in southern India

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Tamil Nadu: State in southern India
Tamil Nadu is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.


'Cyclone Nivar' is weakening gradually, says NDRF DIG [Video]

'Cyclone Nivar' is weakening gradually, says NDRF DIG

Speaking on the 'Cyclone Nivar,' Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Randeep Rana on November 26 stated that the landfall happened yesterday at midnight and now..

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Cyclone Nivar: 'Chennai to have moderate rainfall till tomorrow', informs IMD [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: 'Chennai to have moderate rainfall till tomorrow', informs IMD

Speaking to ANI, Director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre in Chennai, Dr N Puviarasan said, "Severe cyclonic storm Nivar expected to move Northwest wards and weaken into cyclonic storm in districts of..

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Cyclone Nivar: Water-logging at Puducherry Railway Station due to continuous rainfall [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: Water-logging at Puducherry Railway Station due to continuous rainfall

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nivar to move northwestwards and weaken further into a cyclonic storm during the next 3 hours. Puducherry continues to receive rainfall amid..

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Cyclone Nivar to weaken into cyclonic storm: IMD | Latest Updates [Video]

Cyclone Nivar to weaken into cyclonic storm: IMD | Latest Updates

India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that the Cyclone Nivar would decrease further in strength and turn into a cyclonic storm. The cyclone made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours of..

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Chennai witnesses rain, strong winds as cyclone Nivar makes landfall [Video]

Chennai witnesses rain, strong winds as cyclone Nivar makes landfall

Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai and Puducherry on late night of November 26 with both the cities witnessing rainfall and strong winds. The Marina beach area in Chennai was almost deserted in..

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Cyclone Nivar: Over 1 lakh people evacuated across Tamil Nadu [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: Over 1 lakh people evacuated across Tamil Nadu

Updating about the situation of Cyclone Nivar, NDRF Director-General, SN Pradhan informed that over one lakh people have been evacuated across Tamil Nadu. "Cyclone Nivar may make landfall around 2 am-..

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Watch: Coast Guard ship on alert as Cyclone Nivar approaches; NDRF chief briefs [Video]

Watch: Coast Guard ship on alert as Cyclone Nivar approaches; NDRF chief briefs

A Coast Guard vessel with relief items was deployed off the Chennai coast as India's southeastern states brace for cyclone Nivar. It is expected to make landfall on November 25 night or November 26..

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Cyclone Nivar: 'We go for zero casualty approach', says NDRF DG [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: 'We go for zero casualty approach', says NDRF DG

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan spoke on force's approach to manage effects of severe cyclonic storm 'Nivar' likely to make a landfall in southern states of India in..

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Watch: Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for Cyclone Nivar with Covid protocols [Video]

Watch: Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for Cyclone Nivar with Covid protocols

Cyclone Nivar is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross the coast between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry before dawn on Thursday. IMD said Nivar would cross over betwen Karaikal and..

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Cyclone Nivar: 'Need to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed', informs Tamil Nadu govt [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: 'Need to ensure COVID-19 protocols are followed', informs Tamil Nadu govt

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nivar is likely to cross between Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) and Karaikal during midnight on November 25 and early hours of November 26.Speaking..

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Watch: Sea rough in Puducherry as cyclonic storm Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu coast [Video]

Watch: Sea rough in Puducherry as cyclonic storm Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu coast

Ahead of severe cyclonic storm Nivar, sea rough in Puducherry coast observed on November 25. The severe cyclonic storm Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-north-westwards with a speed of 6..

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Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on alert ahead of landfall [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on alert ahead of landfall

Cyclone Nivar is likely to cross coasts of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry late on November 25. The cyclone will cross the coasts as ‘very severe cyclonic storm’. It is expected to make landfall between..

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Cyclone Nivar: Rainfall causes waterlogging in Chennai [Video]

Cyclone Nivar: Rainfall causes waterlogging in Chennai

Chennai is witnessing rainfall on November 24. People are facing problem in commuting as heavy rainfall has caused waterlogging in many areas. Earlier, IMD has predicted extremely heavy rainfall, due..

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Extremely heavy rainfall expected in Tamil Nadu districts on Nov 25: IMD DG [Video]

Extremely heavy rainfall expected in Tamil Nadu districts on Nov 25: IMD DG

Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of India Meteorological Department, on November 24, informed that extremely heavy rainfall are expected in coastal and north interior Tamil Nadu districts on..

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Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, impact likely till afternoon in TN

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Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport suspends operations; Tamil Nadu announces public holiday in 13 districts

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Cyclone Nivar to intensify into 'very severe storm', heavy rains lash Chennai

The IMD has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a "very severe cyclonic storm" late on Wednesday.
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‘Very severe cyclonic storm’ to hit TN, Pondi & Andhra today

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Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu declares public holiday on Nov 25, Sec 144 in Puducherry; more details here

Six special trains of the Thiruvananthapuram division of the Southern Railways have been cancelled on November 25 in view of cyclone Nivar.
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Cyclone Nivar: Indian Navy, Coast Guard assets ready for rescue ops in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

The Indian Navy has deployed INS Parundu, a vessel from Vishakapatnam with HADR bricks and diving teams to render assistance.
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PM Modi speaks to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry CMs over Cyclone Nivar

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Cyclone 'Nivar' to hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry coast soon; NDRF issues 'dos and don'ts' guidelines

Met sources said the depression is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm 'Nivar' during the next 24 hours and will move north-westwards.
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Cyclone Nivar likely to make landfall in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, heavy rains to lash coastal areas today

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IMD warns of cyclonic storm approaching Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast; six NDRF teams deployed

A cyclonic storm is expected on the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast in the next 24 hours, the IMD had informed earlier on Monday.
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SC grants a week’s parole to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict AG Perarivalan

The Supreme Court on Monday extended parole of AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, by one week. The apex court also directed the Tamil Nadu government to provide..
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6 NDRF teams deployed in parts of Tamil Nadu ahead of cyclonic storm warning

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Cyclonic storm likely to sweep across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Nov 25, to bring heavy rains along coastal areas

The cyclonic storm will bring heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karikkal regions.
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Cyclonic storm likely to cross over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on Nov 25

The low pressure area over Bay of Bengal has become well marked and is likely to concentrate into a depression and intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on November..
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Tamil Nadu bans online gaming, with fine up to Rs 5,000 and imprisonment of up to six months

Rs. 5000 fine and and six months imprisonment for those found gaming, two years jail and Rs.10,000 fine for people who operate common gaming house.
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BJP-AIADMK tie-up to continue for 2021 Tamil Nadu polls

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AIADMK-BJP alliance will continue, win 2021 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu: CM Palaniswami, deputy CM Panneerselvam

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Amit Shah in Chennai, inaugurates several projects in Tamil Nadu

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Buoyed by Telangana bypoll win, BJP to go all out in south India

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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit promulgates ordinance banning online gambling games

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Ahead of Tamil Nadu Polls, Kamal Haasan urges adults to get Voter ID checked and ready

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DNA Explainer: Does BJP stand a chance in upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls?

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Fine amount of Rs 10 cr accepted by Bengaluru Court, says VK Sasikala's counsel

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Unicef: 25% of schoolkids from Covid-hit families may drop out

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Rename Jawaharlal Nehru University after Swami Vivekananda, demands BJP general secretary

BJP's national general secretary for Maharashtra, Goa and Tamil Nadu, CT Ravi, demanded on Monday that Delhi's premier institute, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), be renamed as Swami Vivekananda..
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Election Commission releases draft electoral rolls for Tamil Nadu; women voters outnumber men

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Anna University VC probe: TN government appoints retired Madras HC judge as inquiry officer

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Tamil Nadu: Arundhati Roy's book scraped from university syllabus after ABVP complaint

Although there is no official letter yet in this regard, the Vice-Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli has confirmed to Zee Media on having scrapped the book 'Walking with the..
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Lankan Navy arrests 4 Tamil Nadu fishermen; rescues 14 stranded from Karaikal

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Mother of convict pleads with Tamil Nadu CM for son's release

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