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Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rains Live Updates: Heavy downpour in parts of Tamil Nadu; CM Stalin visits flood-hit areas of Chennai and Kanchi

🔴 Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rain News Live, Tamil Nadu Latest Updates: Chennai, Tenkasi, Theni, Dindigul, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Virudhunagar, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Kallakurichi, Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Tiruvaur, Thanjavur, Tiruvannamalai districts have declared holiday for schools and colleges Monday.

According to officials, Thoothukudi received 398.12 mm rain in November, which was 112 per cent more than the usual.

Tamil Nadu Rain Live News: Heavy rains continued to lash Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Sunday, leaving many areas flooded. Following Tiruvallur, Cheif Minister MK Stalin visited flood-hit areas in Kanchi and Chennai districts on Monday to inspect the rehabilitation work there.

Due to Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) prediction of heavy rainfall in parts of the state on Monday, 19 districts declared holiday for schools and colleges while six districts for schools alone.

Chennai, Tenkasi, Theni, Dindigul, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Virudhunagar, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Kallakurichi, Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Tiruvaur, Thanjavur, Tiruvannamalai districts declared holiday for schools and colleges Monday.

In Puducherry, schools and colleges have been given holidays for both Monday and Tuesday.

For assistance, people may call the 24 x 7 toll free number 1070 (State-level control room in Chennai) or 1077, the number for control centres in districts., Residents in Greater Chennai Corporation areas may call 1913 to register complaints.

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Tamil Nadu, Chennai Rains Live Updates Today: Rains continue in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; Chennai grapples with traffic diversions as roads, subways brim with rain water; Stalin inspects flood-hit areas, distributes relief materials. Follow the latest news and developments

19:28 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Suspension of 12 Opposition MPs on the very first day of the winter session is highly condemnable: CM Stalin

"The suspension of 12 Opposition MPs on the very first day of the winter session is highly condemnable. Such acts diminish the democratic spirit of the Parliament. I demand, on behalf of the DMK to revoke the suspension immediately." Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin tweeted on Monday.

Earlier in the day, a dozen members of the Opposition were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining part of the current session due to their behaviour on the last day of the Monsoon Session under Rule 256. The motion was introduced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, and it was passed by a voice vote in the Rajya Sabha.

The suspended members include six from the Congress, two each from TMC and Shiv Sena, and one each from CPI and CPM.

16:06 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Watch | CM Stalin visits flood-affected areas in Kanchi and Chennai

Following Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu Cheif Minister MK Stalin visited flood-hit areas in Kanchi and Chennai districts to inspect the rehabilitation work there.

15:28 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Kamal Haasan’s condition stable after ‘breakthrough infection’; TN ramps up monitoring over Omicron threat

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who tested positive for Covid-19 upon his return from the United States, will soon be discharged from a Chennai hospital, sources said. Haasan himself had tweeted about contracting the virus on November 22, soon after he returned from Chicago.

“Please remind yourself that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet, be careful,” he had written on social media.

Sources in the film industry said Haasan was stable and he also had a video chat with his colleagues in the Tamil Bigg Boss show from the hospital. Read more

14:14 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Chennai grapples with traffic diversions as roads, subways brim with rain water

In Chennai and its suburbs, most roads were inundated. Rangarajapuram two-wheeler subway and Madley subway were closed due to stagnant water. Traffic diversions were enforced at many places and barricades were put up to caution road users.

13:04 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu rains: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Chennai, Vellore, Salem

As per rainfall data released by the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), by 10:30 am on Monday, Cuddalore recorded 17 cm of rainfall. Sivalogam, Kaliel, and Chittar in the Kanniyakumari districts recorded 16, 14, and 13 cm of rainfall respectively.

“Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places over Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Ranipettai, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Thirupattur, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Kallakurichi, Viluppuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai, Madurai, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram, Kanyakumari, Thirunelveli, and Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu, Karaikal, and Puducherry within next three hours,” the bulletin read.

12:25 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Chennai rains: 19 districts declare holiday for schools and colleges

Heavy rains continued to lash Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Sunday, leaving many areas flooded. As the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall for Monday also, 19 districts in Tamil Nadu have declared holiday for schools and colleges while six districts for schools alone.

Chennai, Tenkasi, Theni, Dindigul, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Virudhunagar, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Kallakurichi, Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Tiruvaur, Thanjavur, Tiruvannamalai districts have declared holiday for schools and colleges Monday.

11:03 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Former TN CM’s personal assistant held for cheating people by promising govt jobs

A Personal Assistant (PA) of former Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami was arrested in Omalur in neighbouring Salem district on Sunday on charges of collecting lakhs of rupees from many people by promising to secure them government jobs.

Based on a complaint from Tamilselvan of Neyveli that the personal assistant Mani had taken Rs 17 lakh from him on the promise of getting assistant engineer post in the Transport department but failed to fulfil his promise and reportedly threatened him of dire consequences if he complained, the Salem Crime Branch registered a case against him a month ago.

Police also registered a case against Selvakumar, a broker.

10:27 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu: Mild earthquake recorded near Vellore

An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on the Richter Scale struck Vellore in Tamil Nadu, informed the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The earthquake had its epicentre at 59.4 km west-southwest of Vellore. The National Centre of Seismology said that the incident occurred at about 4.17 am on Monday, and at a depth of 25 km. . No casualty was reported

10:10 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu adds 736 new cases to its Covid-19 tally

Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported 736 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the total infection count to 27,25,467 while the toll mounted to 36,463 with 9 more deaths. Recoveries marginally outnumbered new cases with 772 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 26,80,667 leaving 8,337 active infections including those people in isolation, a medical bulletin said. 

A total of 1,01,446 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 5.40 crore. Chennai and Coimbatore accounted for the majority of new infections with 107 and 109 cases, respectively, while the remaining was scattered across other districts.

09:40 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Rains continue in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Rains continued in several parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry on Sunday, inundating many areas, while several roads and subways were flooded here. inconveniencing people and affecting their routine. Chief Minister M K Stalin inspected several flooded suburban areas like Tiruverkadu in Tiruvallur District and monitored work to bail out flood water and interacted with the local people while sipping tea at a roadside tea stall and also listened to their grievances. Stalin gave away flood relief assistance, including essential commodities and blankets, to over 300 people housed in a suburban school and reviewed the flood situation with officials. In a tweet, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that "we will come out of the aftermath of the heavy rains."

09:06 (IST)29 Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 7 cr mark

Tamil Nadu on Sunday breached the seven-crore mark in COVID-19 vaccination as 16.05 lakh people were administered the vaccine jabs during the 12th mega inoculation drive held across the state. A total of 5,89,140 people received the first dose while 10,16,153 got the second, comprising 78.35 per cent (first dose) and 43.86 per cent (second dose) of the population, a press release said here. Chief Minister M K Stalin and Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian inspected the vaccination drive held in various places like primary health centres, government hospitals and schools.

Tamil Nadu, Chennai Rains Live Updates Today:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin visiting flood-related areas. (Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)

Monsoon rains continued to batter several regions of Tamil Nadu registering about 75 per cent showers above normal, while Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday inspected inundated areas here and monitored initiatives aimed at mitigation and relief. Following inspections amid showers, Stalin tweeted saying that in the past 200 years, “this is the fourth time Chennai recorded 1,000 MM (100 CM) rainfall in a single month.” He quoted experts.

In Chennai, 653 people have been housed in six relief centres and 825 packs of food were distributed to them, an official release said.

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