Cyclone Thane

  • More funds pour in for Thane relief fund February 23, 2012

    Chennai: The Chief Minister's Relief Fund on Tuesday touched Rs 112,02,89,338 to execute relief work in Cyclone Thane affected districts of Cuddalore and Villupuram. In an official release the TN government said that on Tuesday alone Rs 5,82,83,940 was remitted towards the relief account by State ministers and government employees,...
  • AIADMK seeks aid for cyclone victims January 9, 2012

    Puducherry: Opposition AIADMK in Puducherry has said that the Union Territory suffered Rs 2500 crore damage in the wake of the cyclonic storm that crossed the coast on December 30. In a memorandum submitted to the inter-ministerial Central team during its visit to Puducherry on Sunday, the AIADMK demanded that each...
  • TN: Central team to visit cyclone-hit areas January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday constituted an inter-ministerial team to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the wake of the 'Thane' cyclone. The delegation led by the Home Ministry will consist of representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Fisheries),...
  • Central team to visit cyclone-hit TN, Puducherry January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Centre on Thursday constituted an inter-ministerial team to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the wake of the 'Thane' cyclone. The delegation led by the Home Ministry will consist of representatives from the the Ministries of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairying...
  • Jaya grants solatium to Thane victims January 6, 2012

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday granted a solatium of Rs 2 lakh to the family of Veerappan, hailing from Chinnababusamuthram, who was killed in the rampage caused by cyclone Thane on December 31. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary also granted solatium of Rs 1...
  • 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...
  • Chidambaram to visit cyclone-hit villages today January 3, 2012

    Puducherry: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will inspect cyclone Thane ravaged villages in the union territory of Puducherry on Tuesday. Official sources said Chief Minister N Rangsamy would present a detailed report to Chidambaram on the damages, estimated at around Rs 2,000 crore, caused due to the cyclone. Chidambaram...
  • Karuna to visit cyclone-hit areas on Wednesday January 3, 2012

    Chennai: DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi will Wednesday tour the state's districts devastated by Cyclone Thane, the party said on Monday. Former party legislator T Velmurugan has, meanwhile, demanded the army to be called in to carry out for relief and rehabilitation. In a statement issued here, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Thane' kills 33; life in Cuddalore, Puducherry stops December 30, 2011

    Puducherry/Cuddalore: Cyclone Thane passed by the Tamil Nadu coast early on Friday, killing 33 and throwing life in Cuddalore and the neighbouring Puducherry completely out of gear. Trees were uprooted, traffic signals ripped off their bases, shop signboards torn apart and tossed about. Broken glass from street lights, shards from...
  • 'Thane' kills 19 in TN, Puducherry; paralyses life December 30, 2011

    Puducherry/Cuddalore: Cyclone Thane passed by the Tamil Nadu coast early on Friday, killing 19 and throwing life in Cuddalore and the neighbouring Puducherry completely out of gear. Trees were uprooted, traffic signals ripped off their bases, shop signboards torn apart and tossed about. Broken glass from street lights, shards from...
  • The Thane effect: rough seas and empty beaches December 30, 2011

    Chennai: The Marina beach in Chennai lay largely deserted on Friday as people chose to stay home fearing the cyclone Thane. The cyclone hit coastal Tamil Nadu early on Friday morning packing a wind speed of 140 kmph, bringing heavy rainfall to Chennai and Nagapattinam, and killing three in Cuddalore. ...
  • 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...
  • Thane hits TN, heavy rains expected in Chennai December 30, 2011

    The Indian Meteorology Department reported on Friday morning that Cyclone Thane had moved westwards, inching close to the southeast of Puducherry. The cyclone is said to packing a wind speed of 140 kmph and is likely to weaken to a deep depression by evening. ...
  • Cyclone Thane weakens one stage: IMD director December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday that the cyclone had weakened "one stage from very severe to severe". BP Yadav, Director, IMD, said, "The cyclone has weakened one stage from very severe to severe. The next 12 hours are very crucial. After that, it will weaken further....
  • Cyclone: 11 fishermen rescued in Bay of Bengal December 30, 2011

    Visakhapatnam: A unit of Eastern Naval Command on Thursday night rescued 11 fishermen trapped in the Bay of Bengal due to the rough sea off Narasapur in East Godavari district and Yanam in Pondicherry. A high alert has been sounded along the coast in view of...
  • Cyclone Thane to cross TN coast on Friday December 29, 2011

    Chennai: The severe cyclonic storm Thane is expected to cross the north Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Chennai, close to Puducherry early Friday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Thursday. Cyclone Thane over the Bay of Bengal lay centred about 250 km east-southeast of Chennai and 270 km east...
  • Cyclone looms: Fishermen told to stay home December 29, 2011

    Chennai: A "very severe" cyclonic storm lay centred about 250 km of Chennai, with the weather office forecasting winds touching up to 135 kph and advising fishermen against venturing into sea for the next two days. "The very severe cyclonic storm 'Thane' over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-southwestward and lay...
  • Coastal Andhra braces for cyclone 'Thane' December 29, 2011

    Hyderabad: High tidal waves lashed the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday under the impact of severe cyclonic storm 'Thane' over the Bay of Bengal, the Met Office said. The storm is expected to hit the southern shoreline by Friday morning. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange' alert,...
  • Tamil Nadu wary of cyclone Thane December 28, 2011

    Chennai: Coastal areas of northern Tamil Nadu are set for a heavy spell as the low pressure over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm.The cyclonic formation named 'Thane' is expected to cross the coast between Cuddalore and Nellore by the morning of December 30, according to...
  • Cyclone threat along Andhra Pradesh, TN coasts December 27, 2011

    Hyderabad: The south Andhra and north Tamil Nadu coast is facing the threat of a cyclone later in the week with a cyclonic storm formation in the Bay of Bengal likely to intensify and hit the coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra on December 30, the weather office said on...