Representational photo: Officers of Manipur police

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Manipur's Nongpok Sekmai Police Station Ranked First In India

Nongpok Sekmai police station in Manipur's Thoubal district bagged the title of 'best performing police station' in 2020. The second and third place was secured by the AWPS-Suramangalam station in Tamil Nadu's Salem city and Kharsang station in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district respectively. For the annual award given by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the police stations were judged on several parameters including newly added "missing and… read-more

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 11:09 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Police station, Indian Police

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Coast in Kerala

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Kerala Declares Public Holiday As It Braces For Cyclone Burevi

The government offices and public sector undertakings in five districts of Kerala will remain closed as the state braced itself for cyclone 'Burevi'. Thiruvananthapuram International airport will also remain closed on December 4 from 10 AM to 6 PM. A public holiday has been declared in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki, Alappuzha, and Pathanamthitta. Meanwhile, election-related services, emergency-services, and disaster-services will… read-more

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 09:28 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Kerala, National news, Cyclone Burevi, Tamil Nadu

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relief teams

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Cyclone Burevi: Amit Shah Assures Help To CMs Of Kerala, TN

After consulting with Tamil Nadu and Kerala CMs, Home Minister Amit Shah has assured to provide support to the states ahead of cyclone ‘Burevi.’ Shah has also assured of deploying NDRF teams in the states.  As the cyclone is heading towards the southern Indian coast, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alerts in eight districts of TN and Kerala.… read-more

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 12:29 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Cyclone Burevi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, IMD, Natural Disasters, NDRF

Courtesy: Hindustan times

Another Storm Could Hit Tamil Nadu, IMD Says On Monday

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Another Cyclonic Storm Likely To Hit Tamil Nadu: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on November 30 stated that Tamil Nadu is likely to face another cyclonic storm after Nivara. Dr D Sivananda Pai from the IMD stated that the department has recorded a warmer sea surface in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The department added that there are high chances of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Kerala till December 5.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 06:34 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: environment, cyclone, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Courtesy: Indian Express

Heavy Rainfall in Tamil Nadu

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IMD Predicts More Downpour After Tamil Nadu Hit By Cyclone Nivar 

The Indian Meteorological Department department has predicted heavy downpour from November 29 in Tamil Nadu, due to the low-pressure area forming in the Bay of Bengal. "We are closely monitoring the low-pressure area", said the IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra. However, the northern part of the state had been hit by a severe … read-more

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 08:15 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Tamil Nadu, cyclone Nivar, heavy rains, India

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At least 3 killed, as cyclone Nivar hits southern India


At Least 3 Killed, 3 Injured As Cyclone Nivar Hits Tamil Nadu Coast

Cyclone Nivar has caused at least three deaths and three injuries in Tamil Nadu after making a landfall on November 26. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the speed of the wind reached 120-130kmph, making Nivar a severe cyclone. "The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘NIVAR’ would continue to move northwestwards and weaken further into a cyclonic storm during the next six hours,” officials said.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 04:10 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: cyclone, environment, Tamil Nadu

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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NDRF Installs 6 Teams In TN As The State Prepares For Cyclone 'Nivar'

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has installed six teams in Tamil Nadu over a high alert of cyclone 'Nivar'. In the next 24 hours, the cyclonic storm is being expected to hit the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast. The teams have been deployed in the towns of Chidambaram and Cuddalore. The IMD has categorized the storm 'very severe' and has predicted to "cross between Karaikal and… read-more

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 12:29 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: NDRF, Tamil Nadu, cyclone, National news

BJP-AIADMK to continue

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BJP, AIADMK To Contest Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021 Together

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's Chennai visit has cleared that BJP-AIADMK alliance would continue for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. AIADMK's O Panneerselvam assured continuation of the "victorious AIADMK-BJP alliance" at a ceremony on November 21. Amit Shah also appreciated the ruling party's efforts in COVID-19 management and good governance in the state. Earlier, at the ceremony, Amit Shah inaugurated several projects worth Rs 67,… read-more

Sun, 22 Nov 2020 - 08:56 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: BJP, AIADMK, 2021 Elections, Tamil Nadu, Amit Shah

Courtesy: Times of India


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2600-year-old Nanomaterials Unearthed in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu's Keeladi, archaeologists have discovered the earliest known man-made nanomaterials. The materials have been found in the "unique black coatings" from ancient pottery pieces. The researchers have claimed that the coatings have been made of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT). Besides, they added the remains would be at least 2,600 years old. However, scientists say that the coatings would have formed accidentally during the making of pots at… read-more

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 08:04 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Tamil Nadu, archeology, Man-made, Keeladi

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

TN teenage wins Children's Climate Prize

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Chennai's 14-year-old Girl Wins Sweden-based 'Children's Climate Prize'

Hailing from Chennai, 14-year-old Vinisha Umashankar has won the Sweden’s esteemed ‘Children's Climate Prize’. The grade 9 student designed a movable ironing cart equipped with solar panels. Winning one of largest awards for young innovators, Vinisha will get a prize of Rs 8.64 lakh, a diploma and a certificate. She landed into this invention by seeing the ironing carts in her locality where coal was being used in the carts.

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 03:05 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Education, Solar Power, Tamil Nadu

Courtesy: New Indian Express