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Chennai Live Highlights: IMD predicts rainfall in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rain Highlights: On Tuesday, the IMD said that a low pressure area was likely to form over southwest Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours, and result in heavy rainfall in several parts of Tamil Nadu.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: November 25, 2021 11:28:49 am
Chennai Weather Today Live Update, News Chennai waterlogging LiveTamil Nadu, Chennai Rains Live Updates: Young men stand in water as waves measuring about two to three metres hit the coast owing to the depression in the Bay of Bengal, in Chennai, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo/R Senthilkumar)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday predicted thunderstorm with light to moderate rain over Chennai, Chengalpaltu, Villupuram, Cuddlore, P’reambalur, Ariyalur, Tiruchirapalli, Kallakurichi, Salem, Tiruvarur, Napapaltinam and Myladuthurai dutricts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and
Karaikal within next three hours.

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On Tuesday, the IMD said that a low pressure area was likely to form over southwest Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours, and result in heavy rainfall in several parts of Tamil Nadu.

The Regional Meteorological Department, Chennai has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and delta districts of Tamil Nadu. Chennai and its neighbouring districts, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur, will also experience rains in the coming days. Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over South Tamilnadu districts. Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over rest Coastal Tamilnadu.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin Wednesday held a meeting with the seven-member inter-ministerial Central team that visited rain-affected areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a tweet, Stalin said that the state government had asked for sanctioning of funds to take up relief work in the state.

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Chennai News Highlights: IMD predicts more rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu; State records 744 new Covid-19 cases; Madras HC quashes Tamil Nadu government’s decision to convert Jayalalithaa’s house into memorial; Tomato prices surge as rains hit supply; likely to remain high for another month.

21:46 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Kamal Haasan 'recovering well' from COVID-19, says daughter Shruti Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam president and actor Kamal Haasan is on the path to recovery after testing positive for COVID-19, his actor-daughter Shruti Haasan said.

Kamal Haasan, who on Monday shared his diagnosis with fans and followers on social media, is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Shruti Haasan today expressed gratitude towards well wishers for their prayers and also gave an update about her father's health on Twitter. (PTI)

19:08 (IST)24 Nov 2021
HC quashes order converting Jayalalithaa's residence as memorial

The Madras High Court set aside an order of the previous AIADMK regime to convert late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's residence, 'Veda Nilayam' in Chennai as a memorial.
  
The property is located at the posh Poes Garden locality in the city.

Justice N Seshasayee quashed the order while allowing a batch of writ petitions from J Deepa Jayakumar, niece of Jayalalithaa and J Deepak, her brother, challenging the order of the state government. (PTI)

14:26 (IST)24 Nov 2021
PIL filed against Tamil Nadu temple’s decision to appoint minor priest, cutting him off society

The Madras High Court will soon decide if a minor can be appointed as a temple priest and kept cut off from society as per the tradition of a temple and the Badaga community in the Nilgris district of Tamil Nadu.

Acting Chief Justice Munish War Nath Bhandari and Justice P D Audikesavalu directed the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) to file a counter-affidavit in response to a PIL filed before the court where it had claimed that the minor was deprived of his education and childhood at the instance of his own parents.

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14:19 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Former AIADMK MLA K Manickam joins BJP
13:35 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Chennai: Tomato prices surge as rains hit supply; likely to remain high for another month

Tomato prices in Chennai have skyrocketed following the incessant rains across the state over the last few weeks. The wholesale price of tomatoes ranged between Rs 100-110 per kg on Wednesday, while they were retailing at Rs 125/kg. On Tuesday, the retail price hit nearly Rs 160 per kg. Tomatoes were selling at Rs 119 per kg in Ramanathapuram, Rs 103 per kg in Tirunelveli, Rs 97 per kg in Thiruchirapalli, Rs 94 per kg in Cuddalore and Rs 90 per kg in Coimbatore.

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13:20 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Check out the weather forecast in Chennai for the next 7 days

13:11 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Chennai Rains: City police announces traffic diversions

In view of the Northeast monsoon rainfall, Chennai Traffic Police announced traffic diversions in the city. 

Water logged area- Rangarajapuram 2 wheeler subway closed for traffic water logging.

Traffic Diversions:-

1) To facilitate the drain water work at Anna main Road in front of K.K.Nagar G.H, the traffic intending towards Udhayam theatre are allowed in the opposite direction. Similarly at Udhayam junction the heavy vehicles from Kasi point and intending towards Anna main Road is diverted towards Ashok pillar.

2) To facilitare the dewatering work by Greater Chennai Corporation at Bazullah road, the following traffic diversion effocted at Vani Mahal junction. The Traffic intending towards Bazullah Road from G.N.Chetty Road -Vani Mahal junction is diverted towards G.N Chetty Road, Habibullah Road.

3) At Vanimahal, GN Chetty toad near police booth traffic towards Rohini roundabout on the flyover service road is closed in both directions for the ongoing storm water civic work attended by GCC

4) Traffic is diverted towards Dr.Nair road to reach Panagal Park and the traffic from Rohini roundabout towards Teynampet is diverted on to the flyover. 

13:06 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Heavy rains from Tamil Nadu likely from November 25; warning issued to fishermen
12:17 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Chennai: Bus runs over woman on bicycle, driver arrested

A 37-year-old woman was run over by a private bus in Velachery on Monday night. The deceased, identified as Sangeetha, worked as a maid and she was returning home from work on a bicycle when the incident happened on 100 Feet Road. 

Sangeetha was looking to cross the road when the bus driver turned the vehicle without noticing her and ran over her. Sangeetha died on the spot. The police conducted an initial enquiry and sent her body for postmortem.

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11:48 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Heavy rains likely in parts of Tamil Nadu from November 25

A low pressure area is likely to form over southwest Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours, and result in heavy rainfall in several parts of Tamil Nadu, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The Regional Meteorological Department, Chennai has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and delta districts of Tamil Nadu. Chennai and its neighbouring districts, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur, will also experience rains in the coming days.

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11:24 (IST)24 Nov 2021
MK Stalin hails Vir Chakra for slain Army jawan from state

Hailing the Vir Chakra gallantry honour to an Army jawan from Tamil Nadu killed in the Galwan clashes last year, Chief Minister M K Stalin said it was a matter of pride. Havildar (Gunner) K Palani, killed in the clash with the Chinese in Galwan last year, was awarded the Vir Chakra, posthumously, by President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi earlier on Tuesday.

'It is a matter of pride that Palani, who is etched in history, has been presented with the Vir Chakra. The bravery he showed in Galwan is a proof of Tamils' patriotism,' Stalin said in a tweet.

Colonel Bikumalla Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment who led from the front against the Chinese attack in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley in June last year, was posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra by Kovind for displaying exemplary courage during the hand-to-hand combat. (PTI)

11:22 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Scheme can’t be held to be constitutionally suspect just because it was electoral promise: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a scheme of the then ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu granting a waiver of outstanding crop loans, medium-term (agriculture) loans, and long-term (farm sector) loans issued to small and marginal farmers.

The top court said that it is settled law that a scheme cannot be held to be constitutionally suspect, merely because it was based on an electoral promise.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna set aside an order of April 4, 2017, of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court, saying that it had erred in its view that because the scheme was in pursuance of an electoral promise, it is constitutionally suspect.

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10:55 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Investment Conclave 2021: Tamil Nadu CM inks MOUs worth Rs 35,000 crore

The Tamil Nadu government signed 59 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 35,208 crore on Tuesday. Sources said that if the proposals materialise, then they would generate close to 77,000 jobs.

The MoUs were signed at the ‘Investment Conclave 2021’, which was organised by the state government. The event was presided over by Chief Minister MK Stalin.

Stalin said the investments will be made across 22 districts, thereby ensuring that the youngsters get job opportunities in their own districts. Noting that the Centre’s Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS) has ranked Tamil Nadu as the no. 1 state, the Tamil Nadu chief minister claimed that the state will soon achieve a one-trillion-dollar economy.

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10:33 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Tomato prices rise up to Rs 160 per kg in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, tomato is selling at Rs 119 per kg in Ramanathapuram, Rs 103 per kg in Tirunelveli, Rs 97 per kg in Thiruchirapalli, Rs 94 per kg in Cuddalore and Rs 90 per kg in Coimbatore. In Chennai, retail price of tomato was at Rs 100 per kg, Puducherry Rs 90 per kg.

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10:17 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Opposition DMK members meet Central team, seeks liberal relief for rain-hit Puducherry

A delegation of legislators of the opposition DMK submitted a memorandum to the inter-Ministerial central to Puducherry on Tuesday and sought “liberal relief” to the union territory to tackle the situation arising out of torrential rains.

A party release said that the delegation led by R Siva apprised the team on a visit to take stock of the situation about the severe damage to infrastructures, bed dams across the rivers, power installations, farm sector in the recent floods in Puducherry.

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09:58 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu: Two get 10 years imprisonment for cheating investors

A court in Coimbatore on Tuesday sentenced two persons, including a woman, to undergo 10 years imprisonment on charges of cheating 99 depositors of Rs 1.55 crore in the poultry business. The prosecution case was that S Prabhu and Karthika, as directors, started a country chicken farm in Nambiyur in Erode district in 2012 and six more persons were working with them.

To lure investors, the firm announced two schemes, offered to set up temporary sheds and provide 500 chicks and feed for those investing Rs one lakh, with a promise of Rs 8,500 per month for three years and bonus of Rs 8,.500 once a year.

09:38 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Central team visits rain ravaged villages in Puducherry

An inter ministerial central team deputed by the Home Ministry visited rain ravaged villages in Puducherry on Tuesday. The team led by Joint Secretary to the Ministry Rajiv Sharma also visited coastal villages and wrapped up its two-day tour here and left for neighbouring Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.

Speaker of Puducherry Assembly R Selvam explained to the team the unprecedented havoc the floods had caused in several villages in Manavely area. District Collector of Puducherry Purva Garg and officials of the Department of Revenue including Deputy Collector M.Kandasamy accompanied the team during its trip and explained to them the sufferings of different sections of people in the recent rains.

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09:25 (IST)24 Nov 2021
BJP president JP Nadda to visit Tirupur today

BJP president J P Nadda will be on a one-day visit to Tirupur in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday and attend various functions. Nadda, who would arrive at the Coimbatore airport, will straight away go to Tirupur and inaugurate the new district party office around 3.30 PM, party sources said.

He will also open the party district offices at Erode, Tirunelveli and Tirupattur via videoconferencing. Later in the evening, Nadda will address a public meeting at a ground on Tirupur-Palladam Road. Union Minister L Murugan and Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai will be among senior BJP leaders attending the functions. (PTI)

09:15 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu records 741 fresh Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths

Tamil Nadu added 741 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday taking the total caseload to 27,21,762. The state also reported 13 fatalities, according to Health Department. Coimbatore and Chennai accounted for the majority of new infections with 119 and 114 cases, respectively, while Thoothkudi registered zero Covid cases. Tamil Nadu has a total of 8536 active Covid-19 infections.

09:00 (IST)24 Nov 2021
Chennai power cut today: These parts of city to face power disruption

Parts of Chennai will face a power shutdown from 9 am to 2 pm, with supply expected to resume before 2 pm if the work is completed.

The following areas in the city will be affected:

Tambaram: Perumal Koil street, Thiruchendur Nagar, Thiruthani Nagar, Pallava Garden, Perumal Nagar Part, 200 ft Thoraipakkam road, Azhagappa nagar, ARG nagar, Military Quarters, Taj Flight Kitchen, BPCL, L&T and above all surrounding areas.

Sholinganallur: Devaraj nagar, Boopathy nagar, Anna street, Village high road, Part of OMR.

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Madras High Court on Wednesday set aside the acquisition of late J Jayalalithaa’s residence, Veda Nilayam, by the previous AIADMK government to convert it into a state-run memorial. Allowing pleas moved by Jayalalithaa’s legal heirs J Deepa and J Deepak, Justice N Seshasayee directed the state to hand over the property to them in three weeks. He also questioned the necessity of establishing a second memorial for the late chief minister when there is already one in Marina beach.

In September 2020, the Tamil Nadu Assembly had passed a Bill to establish a foundation to convert Veda Nilayam, in Poes Garden area of Chennai, into a memorial dedicated to the AIADMK supremo. This came months after a hurried decision by the then AIADMK government ahead of the release of Jayalalithaa’s close aide V K Sasikala from a Bangalore prison.

READ | Madras HC quashes Tamil Nadu government’s decision to convert Jayalalithaa’s house into memorial

Tomato prices in Chennai have skyrocketed following the incessant rains across the state over the last few weeks. The wholesale price of tomatoes ranged between Rs 100-110 per kg on Wednesday, while they were retailing at Rs 125/kg.

On Tuesday, the retail price hit nearly Rs 160 per kg. Tomatoes were selling at Rs 119 per kg in Ramanathapuram, Rs 103 per kg in Tirunelveli, Rs 97 per kg in Thiruchirapalli, Rs 94 per kg in Cuddalore and Rs 90 per kg in Coimbatore.

READ | Chennai: Tomato prices surge as rains hit supply; likely to remain high for another month

The Madras High Court will soon decide if a minor can be appointed as a temple priest and kept cut off from society as per the tradition of a temple and the Badaga community in the Nilgris district of Tamil Nadu.

Acting Chief Justice Munish War Nath Bhandari and Justice P D Audikesavalu directed the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (HR and CE) to file a counter-affidavit in response to a PIL filed before the court where it had claimed that the minor was deprived of his education and childhood at the instance of his own parents.

READ | PIL filed against Tamil Nadu temple’s decision to appoint minor priest, cutting him off society

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