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  • Ockhi: Families of 25 Kerala fishermen get Rs 22 lakh

    Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday handed over Rs 22 lakh each to the family of 25 fishermen who died when Cyclone Ockhi struck the southern districts of Kerala on November 30.

  • PM Narendra Modi visits cyclone-hit Tamil Nadu

    Kanyakumari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited coastal villages in Tamil Nadu that were devastated by Cyclone Ockhi. He will return to Kerala and meet affecting fishing communities there.

  • PM Modi arrives in Mangalore to meet cyclone Ockhi victims

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived late Monday night in Mangalore, will today take stock of the situation left behind by cyclone Ockhi. “Leaving for Mangaluru, Karnataka. Tomorrow, I will visit Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala and extensively review the situation that has arisen due to #CycloneOckhi. I will meet cyclone victims, fishermen, farmers, officials and public representatives,” the Prime Minister tweeted few hours ago. He added that the Centre is

  • Ockhi cyclone: Search operations to continue; death toll 58

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the Centre has agreed to continue search operations for the missing fishermen in Cyclone Ockhi that hit the state’s coast on November 29 and 30. The death toll in the disaster has, meanwhile, climbed to 58 with more bodies recovered from high seas. State control room officials said three bodies were found off the coast of Kozhikode and three from Kochi.

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    Mumbai: Not just rains, even potholes are back on city roads

    Mumbai: Mumbai roads and potholes have become the synonyms, which no one would be happy about, and now it feels as though Mumbai cannot get rid of the potholes even in winter. Mumbai has witnessed unseasonal rains because of Cyclone Ockhi and, with rains, even potholes are back in the city.

  • Mumbai Rains: How Cyclone Ockhi ransacked wedding festivities

    Mumbai: The aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi affected various parts of the country, and didn’t spare Mumbai as well. On Tuesday, (December 5) wedding festivities in the city took a big hit due to inclement weather and unseasonal showers.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Nirmala Sitharaman assures rescue operations won’t stop

    Ahmedabad (Gujarat): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday assured that the rescue operations in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi are making every attempt to bring back stranded fishermen in the sea. Sitharaman’s statement comes after she recently visited Kerala and Tamil Nadu where she held talks with the chief ministers of both the states, and also held meetings with police personnel and Indian Navy officials to discuss the rescue operations.

  • Mumbai: Cyclone Ockhi dampens the spirit of those paying homage at Chaityabhoomi

    Mumbai: Devotees have begun coming to Chaityabhoomi at Shivaji Park, a day before Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s death anniversary on December 6 and much to their dismay their hopes were dashed. Firstly, they have no place to sleep and moreover, the pandal erected for the book exhibition and stalls have all got washed away in the Mumbai rains. Meanwhile,  a pandal fell at Shivaji Park and three people were injured.

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    Mumbai: Incessant rains delay trains on all rail lines

    Mumbai: The continuous rainfall also delayed the local train services on the central line on Tuesday. The local trains were delayed by at least 20 minutes on all three railway tracks. “During the morning peak hours, the local trains were delayed by 20 minutes and two local trains were cancelled in the morning. There was no waterlogging reported on the railway tracks despite continuous rainfall,” said a central railway official.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Indian Coast Guard rescues 184 fishermen at sea

    Mumbai: As Cyclone Ockhi weakened over the sea area with landfall over south Gujarat and north Maharashtra, the Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft continued their efforts to locate and provide assistance to stranded fishermen at sea. During the ongoing search and rescue operation, a Coast Guard Dornier aircraft on search mission sighted cluster of fishing boats in the sea area of Lakshadweep Islands.