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Five killed as car, bus collide near Mahabalipuram

Five youngsters, including four students, were killed and 12 others injured after a car collided with a bus head-on near Mahabalipuram.

Youth videograph roaring waves ahead of Gaja storm at Ennore on Thursday evening. | Express Photo Services

Tamil Nadu officials sweat it out to tame Cyclone Gaja

The first cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ of this monsoon season is keeping the State on tenterhooks and is likely to make landfall as severe cyclone in the early hours on Friday.

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Passenger pulled off train by mobile phone snatchers near Chennai succumbs to injuries

Police said the victim had been standing close to the train’s door, holding the cellphone, as the Howrah-Chennai Central Coromandal Express slowed down near Minjur around 3.45 pm on November 9.

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College student drowns in pit dug for drain project in Chennai's East Tambaram

A college student riding a motorcycle accidentally fell into a pit dug for construction of storm water drain at East Tambaram and drowned in the water on Sunday.

Otteri Buckingham Canal. (File | EPS)

GIZ boost for Chennai's Buckingham Canal

Though the canal was primarily constructed to transport goods from Vijaywada to Madras, the canal helps manage floodwaters.

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Autorickshaw driver commits suicide in Chennai after killing a person

The deceased was identified as Devadoss, a resident of Kannagi Nagar.

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Supply of poor-quality water adds to locals’ woes at Chennai's Kannagi Nagar

For her family of four, whose monthly income stands at Rs 6500, four cans a week, costing Rs 30 each is an expense that could be avoided. 

Madras High Court. (File Photo | Express Photo Service)

Madras High Court refuses to cancel bail in TNPSC scam case

The Madras High Court on Thursday refused to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to R Sam Rajeshwaran, Director of Apollo Study Centre.

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Give pension to freedom fighter’s wife: Madras HC to MHA

Justice R Suresh Kumar, who gave the direction, also imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the authorities concerned for dragging their feet on the issue for well over 30 years.

Power shutdown likely in coastal dists

As part of special arrangements to tackle the Gaja cyclone, Tangedco has said that if heavy rains and winds are experienced, substations in affected districts will be temporarily closed.

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Tamil Nadu Cyclone Gaja (Photo | EPS/MK Ashok Kumar)

Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu

Authorities said the cyclone crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 12.30 am and 2.30 am with wind speeds of about 110-120 kmph.

Tamil Nadu Anna University in Chennai (File | EPS)

Anna University announces rescheduled dates for exams cancelled due to Cyclone Gaja

Anna University has come out with the rescheduled dates for the exams that were supposed to be held on 15th November and 16th November.

Tamil Nadu Trichy- Karaikudi toll plaza damaged in the Gaja cyclone. (Photo| Special arrangement)

Cyclone Gaja: Stalin, Ramadoss, Sarathkumar urge cadres to carry out rescue operations

The DMK cadres should carry out rescue operations in cyclone-affected areas and they should work along with the government machinery, urged Stalin. 

Tamil Nadu A cell phone tower fell in Manaparai Tiruchy. (Photo | EPS/Ashok Kumar)

CM Palaniswami announces Rs 10 lakh for victims' kin as cyclone 'Gaja' mayhem leaves 11 dead  

'Gaja' crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam, bringing with it heavy rain, and causing severe damage to communication and power infrastructure, mainly in Nagapattinam district.

Tamil Nadu A file photo of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (File | PTI)

Madras HC orders notice on plea to look after late Jayalalithaa's property

Madras HC bench ordered notice to Jayalalithaa's heirs Deepa and Deepak, returnable by November 28.

Tamil Nadu Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant in Tuticorin. (File | Reuters)

Sterlite can’t be fully absolved of pollution charges: Central Ground Water Board

The government has not understood the report. It did not rule out the possibility of Sterlite causing ground water contamination, the CWGB report said.

Tamil Nadu Strong winds keep Chennai’s foliage swaying on Thursday evening ahead of the storm.  | (Ashwin Prasath | EPS)

Cyclone Gaja strikes Tamil Nadu coast past midnight, makes landfall in Nagapattinam

It was expected to take two to three hours for ‘Gaja’ to completely cross over into the interior districts of the state.

Tamil Nadu Cyclone Gaja made landfall between Nagappattinam and Vedaranyam. (Photo: Sea levels reduced after the cylone at Pamban | EPS)

Severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' hammers Tamil Nadu, over 80,000 evacuated so far

During the cyclone's landfall, rains lashed Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, and Thanjavur, uprooting trees in several regions.

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Passenger pulled off train by mobile phone snatchers near Chennai succumbs to injuries

Police said the victim had been standing close to the train’s door, holding the cellphone, as the Howrah-Chennai Central Coromandal Express slowed down near Minjur around 3.45 pm on November 9.

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PMAY housing costlier by Rs 2 lakh for beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu

This has forced beneficiaries under PMAY to approach moneylenders or relatives to deal with the increase in cost of construction.

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Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah (R) celebrates with teammate after taking the wicket of New Zealand batsman Ajaz Patel during the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. (Photo | AFP)

Pakistan hold edge after New Zealand dismissed for 153

Yasir led the varied attack with 3/54 as New Zealand, who won the toss and batted on a grass-less Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch, were bowled out for a below-par 153 in 66.3 overs at the stroke of tea.