Cuddalore

  • TN: 17 get lifer for AIADMK man's murder July 31, 2012

    Cuddalore: The Principal Sessions Court in Cuddalore awarded life sentence to 17 persons, all of whom are close and distance relatives, on Monday for murdering an AIADMK functionary, Thanga Janarthanan, at T Kumarapuram near Cuddalore on October 28, 2008. Since 14 of the accused hailed from T Kumarapuram, also the...
  • Non-bailable warrant against Jaya stayed January 6, 2012

    Cuddalore: A court in Cuddalore has stayed a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued by a lower court against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a case relating to her filing nominations for 2001 Assembly elections. Principal Sessions Judge K Uthirapathy stayed the June 2011 order issued by the Parangipettai Judicial magistrate...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa visits cyclone-hit Cuddalore January 4, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday visited the cyclone devastated Cuddalore district and distributed relief materials among the affected people. "We have activated the administration to extend relief measures to the people. A sum of Rs 850 crore has been allocated for relief and restoration work," Jayalalithaa said,...
  • Rs 700 cr relief package for Thane battered areas January 3, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced a Rs 700 crore package to provide immediate succour to Cyclone Thane ravaged areas as authorities stepped up relief work and efforts to bring back normalcy. The amount is in addition to Rs 150 crore released for immediate relief work, including putting...
  • Thane-hit TN: People making quick buck January 3, 2012

    Cuddalore: Shrewd operators in cyclone Thane devastated Cuddalore district have cashed in on people's woes to make money, asking for exorbitant rates to bring in generators to fill water tanks and steeply charging to charge mobile phones. "It's very difficult to get generators to fill water tanks. Generator suppliers charge Rs...
  • Cyclone-hit TN: People making quick buck January 2, 2012

    Cuddalore (TN): Shrewd operators in cyclone Thane devastated Cuddalore district have cashed in on people's woes to make money, asking for exorbitant rates to bring in generators to fill water tanks and steeply charging to charge mobile phones. "It's very difficult to get generators to fill water tanks. Generator suppliers charge Rs...
  • Cyclone Thane: Roads cleared for traffic; toll 47 January 2, 2012

    Cuddalore: Major roads blocked by uprooted trees and debris dumped by cyclone Thane in Cuddalore district and Puducherry were cleared for traffic on Sunday as relief operations intensified to restore power to the affected areas where the toll has gone up to 47. With reports of five more deaths coming from...
  • Dark new year for cyclone-hit districts in TN January 1, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu welcomed 2012 with celebrations but it was a dark new year for people in Cyclone Thane-hit Cuddalore and Chidambaram districts as there was no power supply. The cyclone has killed 46 people in south India. A sizeable crowd assembled at the Marina and the Besant Nagar beaches here...
  • Cuddalore residents relive Cyclone Thane horror January 1, 2012

    Cuddalore: Cyclone Thane came and went, and claimed 42 lives alongwith. Rescue operations are on in Puducherry and other areas that bore the brunt of the storm. However, Cuddalore, the worst-hit of all, still remains without milk and electricity, two days after the storm. CNN-IBN visited Thottampattu, a village of 400...
  • Thane dampens New Year celebrations for fishermen December 31, 2011

    Rameswaram: Protests over detention of five of their colleagues in Sri Lanka and rough sea conditions under the influence of severe cyclone 'Thane' have brought a sour end to the year for the fishermen of Rameswaram in south Tamil Nadu as they could not go for fishing for several days. Fishermen...
  • Cyclone Thane fury abates, leaves 33 dead December 31, 2011

    Chennai: Cyclone Thane dumped heavy rain and sent wind gusts up to 140 kmph after it hit the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday killing at least 33 persons and left a trail of destruction and threw life out of gear in Cuddalore district and adjacent Union Territory of Puducherry. The storm...
  • Nuclear reactors not affected by cyclone 'Thane' December 30, 2011

    Chennai: It was business as usual at the Kalpakkam atomic power plants, around 80 km from Chennai, even as cyclone Thane lashed the coastal districts affecting normal life on Friday. The two power plants of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) located on the Kalpakkam coast were generating power as usual, though...
  • Jaya releases Rs 150 crore for cyclone relief December 30, 2011

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday ordered the release of Rs 150 crore towards relief and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the state due to cyclone 'Thane' that crossed the state coast in the morning. In a statement issued in Chennai, Jayalalithaa said, "I have ordered the immediate...
  • Cyclone Thane kills seven in TN, Puducherry December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The very severe cyclonic storm, Thane on Friday crossed the Tamil Nadu coast, leaving seven persons dead and causing extensive damage to Cuddalore and the neighbouring Union Territory of Puduchery which remained cut-off from the nearby districts of the state. Six persons died in Cuddalore in incidents of wall...
  • Tight security for PM, Prez science visit June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President A P J Abdul Kalam visiting Cuddalore from January 3-7 in connection with the 94th Indian Science Congress, tight security arrangements have been made. Singh will inaugurate the five-day Science Congress at the Annamalai University in Chidambaram on January 3. Kalam will inaugurate...
  • India 360: Are we set for disaster? December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: December 26, 2006 is the second anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami. It's been two years since the 10 meter-high wave changed lives forever in South coastal India. It was a strange irony on Tuesday when a Tsunami happened on the second anniversary of the tsunami that killed almost...
  • Federer dumps racquet for cricket December 24, 2006

    Cuddalore: Roger Federer swapped his tennis racket for a cricket bat on Saturday to the delight of scores of child survivors of the tsunami on his trip to India. The Swiss world number one, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, hit a tennis ball with the wooden bat bowled by enthusiastic boys at...
  • Federer meets tsunami-affected kids December 23, 2006

    Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu): Roger Federer has won most of the major titles in men's tennis. And on Friday the world No 1 tennis player won many new fans in India when he met some tsunami-affected children in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore. Federer is on a three-day visit as UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador to look...