NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced immediate allocation of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and restoration work after Cyclone Gaja left a trail of destruction and claimed 46 lives in the state’s central and coastal districts. “I sanctioned Rs 5,000 to every family staying in relief centres, which lost homes, and to those who suffered damage to boats. A sum of Rs 3,800 will be paid to each family to buy clothes and utensils,” Palaniswami said in his statement. He also ordered supply of milk to all 2.51 lakh inmates of government relief centres.
In Nagappattinam and Tiruvarur, angry villagers resorted to road blockades, isolating several cyclone-hit areas from the district headquarters
Authorities said official vehicles were not being permitted to supply even essential commodities to badly affected localities like Kodiyakkarai near Vedaranyam and Muthupettai near Thiruthuraipoondi
M Saleem Pandit | TNN | Nov 5, 2018, 23:11 IST
SRINAGAR: Cold wave tightened its grip in Kashmir following weekend’s snowfall, as day temperature was recorded below 7°C in most parts of the Valley on Monday.
Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded the lowest temperature, with a minimum of -0.9°C and a maximum of 7.4°C, a meteorological department official said.
Prabin Kalita | TNN | Oct 15, 2018, 04:41 IST
GUWAHATI: More than 11,000 Bru voters living in exile in Tripura do not want to travel to Mizoram to vote in the November 28 assembly election even though the Centre has stopped their rations, leaving them facing a severe food crisis. Food stock that is there with them can barely last till Monday.
Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum leader Bruno Msha said they would prefer that the Election Commission (EC) use the system of postal ballots to collect the votes of Brus staying in relief camps in Tripura.
Minati Singha | TNN | Oct 14, 2018, 02:54 IST
BHUBANESWAR: After unverified reports suggested that 21 people have died in Odisha in the aftermath of Cyclone Titli, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday offered condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.
Though the state government is struggling to verify the number of deaths, most of the casualties have reportedly happened in a landslide, triggered by the cyclone, at a village in Gajapati district.