As of November 26, Thanjavur has received only 624 mm of rainfall against the 727 mm recorded last year.
The Gaja cyclone destroyed more than 250 mechanised boats in Mallippattinam and reduced the number to 120 now.
Rain accompanied by heavy winds lashed the districts starting on Monday evening and few parts of Kumbakonam witnessed it on Tuesday evening.
On Thursday, a courier service in Orathanadu informed him that a parcel was received in his name. His father, Karunanidhi, went to Orathanadu and collected the parcel.
A group of researchers discovered a 10th century Chola-era sculpture in a farm field in Thanjavur's Nandavanapptti.
A 50-year-old woman and her 24-year-old daughter died by suicide after killing her two granddaughters allegedly due to financial stress, in Pattukkottai.
The 15-year-old's father and grandfather sexually assaulted her several times following the death of her mother in 2016, her aunt alleged.
Nagapattinam recorded 10 new cases, Tiruchy and Pudukkottai eight each and Karur and Ariyalur one each.
Panchayat presidents have been directed to collect details of those who came down to their villages from other States and districts, especially from Chennai.
The woman reportedly told police that she was sent to Thanjavur by her relatives to work as a domestic help in Melavasthachavady area.
They arrived from Chennai on a two-wheeler and were screened at Vanjiyur on Thursday night.
The Geographical Indication tag is granted to products that the special for a particular geographical area and prevents misuse of the popularity of the products by others.
The Peruvudayar temple or Big temple, the 11th century Chola edifice and UNESCO World Heritage monument, has been closed for devotees and visitors.
The collector commended sanitation workers who worked round the clock and ensured the city was clean.
Wednesday’s consecration had lakhs of devotees and tourists checking into the town from across the nation and other countries for a glimpse of the spectacle.