Free Press Journal
  • Cyclone Ockhi: Depression alert over south Andaman Sea; death toll reaches 5

    Chennai: A low pressure system over the South Andaman Sea is expected to turn into a depression in the next 48 hours, which may bring more rainfall to Tamil Nadu, as the death toll due to Cyclone Ockhi in Kanyakumari district rose to five today. The deaths occurred in cyclone-related incidents in the district. Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced a solatium of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of

  • Cyclone Ockhi intensifies into severe cyclone; to hit Lakshadweep

    Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram: Cyclone Ockhi intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and moved to the Arabian Sea today even as the Navy rescued eight fishermen caught in choppy waters and intensified search for 30 others missing. Rains, which left eight persons dead including four each in Tamil Nadu and Kerala yesterday, continued to lash parts of the two states.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: More than 80 fishermen go missing

    Chennai: At least 80 fishermen and 50 boats have gone missing after cyclone Ockhi lashed the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala with torrential rainfall and gusty winds. The cyclone has so far claimed the lives of four people in Kerala.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships deployed for rescue operations

    New Delhi: Several naval ships have been deployed for rescue operations as Tamil Nadu and Kerala brace for the cyclonic storm Ockhi, confirmed Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Cyclone Ockhi that has created massive destruction in Tamil Nadu and Kerala is now moving towards Lakshwadeep Islands. “CGS Samarth sailed from Kochi for rescue. All the seven units are directed to work for rescue along and off Kerala coast. In addition, the Eastern

  • Cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’ in Tamil Nadu, Kerala; authorities issue warning

    Chennai: A deep depression over the South-West Bay of Bengal in the Comorin area snowballed into a cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’ on Thursday morning, and is expected to cause moderate to heavy rainfall in the southern parts of India in the next 24 hours. The cyclonic storm occurred 60 km south of Kanyakumari and 120 km south-west of Thiruvananthapuram.