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
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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
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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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