School teacher distributes 10,000 saplings in Gaja-hit areas

What’s equally important to that of a relief measure, for a geography that has lost its major resource to a disaster is retaining the same. In this case, Cauvery delta’s huge loss during the landfall of Cyclone Gaja was its green cover. Continue Reading

CM, deputy CM in Nagai; distribute relief to Gaja-hit people

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam are presently giving away relief materials to those affected by severe cyclonic storm Gaja in worst-hit Nagapattinam district.  Continue Reading

HC notice to Centre, TN govt on Gaja devastation and relief

The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the Centre and Tamilnadu government to reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) that sought a detailed survey of the devastation caused by severe cyclonic storm Gaja and rightful compensation. Continue Reading

Governor Purohit monitors relief works in delta districts

Purohit held detailed discussions with Collectors and other officials after monitoring the relief works. He met the people and enquired about the damage that they suffered. Continue Reading

Electricity staff paid triple wages to restore power in delta dts

The Electricity Department is working on a war-footing to restore power in the delta districts affected by Cyclone Gaja. In a bid to boost the morale of the linemen and other department staff, the government has promised three days’ wages for one day. Continue Reading

15 killed as Gaja wreaks havoc in TN, CM to visit cyclone-hit areas

Though cyclone Gaja’s landfall got delayed by more than half-a-day from the earlier forecast, it refrained from weakening and caused maximum destruction throughout its course from late last night to the wee hours of today. Continue Reading

Cyclone Gaja makes landfall near Adiramapattinam in TN

Rain lashed coastal regions of Tamilnadu and Puducherry as the severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ crossed the state’s coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam early Friday with wind speed gusting up to 120 kmph. Continue Reading

Special prayers conducted for rain-hit Kerala at Velankanni church

Special prayers were conducted today at the famous Shrine Basilica at Velankanni in the district for rain-ravaged Kerala to return to normalcy. Continue Reading

Karunanidhi’s death: Gloom descends on Thirukkuvalai

Nagapattinam: A pall of gloom descended on Thirukkuvalai, the native village of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, as soon as the news of his death trickled in, with people turning up in large numbers at his ancestral house. Continue Reading