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    Chennai lashed with heavy rainfall, many roads waterlogged

    Loud crackling thunder, bright lightning and intense rain woke up many Chennai residents in several parts of the city on Thursday early morning. The rains continued for several hours resulting in water logged roads in several localities. On Wednesday, IMD had said the northeast monsoon has commenced over extreme south peninsular India, including Tamil Nadu and Kerala.Chennai lashed with heavy rainfall, many roads waterlogged

    Chennai rains: Corporates help flood-hit people

    Several public and private sector banks are operating today, ensuring services were not affected in the city and its surrounding areas, following the record rainfall last week.

    Chennai rains: City picks up pieces of life

    With receding waters, Chennai city and suburbs battled hard to pick up pieces of life but occasional heavy rains threatened to revive the ghost of flooding as lakhs of people.

    Declare Chennai rain as 'national disaster': Congress to government

    Congress demanded that the government declare the situation caused by torrential rains in Chennai and surrounding areas in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry as a "national disaster".

    Crowdsourced: This ‘Doc’ played good samaritan in Chennai rains

    The document is also sounding board for anyone with an internet connection and in need of a roof and basic supplies. Until Wednesday afternoon it listed homes in 217 locations, from Parry’s to Perungudi, that can take in people.

    Chennai rain result of global warming: Indian experts

    Indian environment experts attending the Paris climate change summit today said the downpour in the city was an outcome of global warming.

    Chennai: Rains may taper but problems soar

    Many parts of the city had to deal with inundation as residential areas were flooded due to heavy downpour which continued albeit in shorter spells during the day.

    Torrential overnight rains in Chennai throw normal life out of gear

    Schools and colleges, closed since October 31, remained shut in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, as the Tamil Nadu government appealed to private firms to allow their employees work from home.

    Chennai: Heavens open & hell is here

    The corporation’s figure only took into account the petitions received by the 24/7 control room at Ripon Buildings, indicating that the civic body’s 1913 helpline was not registering complaints.

    Chennai, parts of coastal Tamil Nadu receive heavy rainfall

    Rainfall activity over entire Tamil Nadu along with Chennai will witness an increase after 24 hours, said Skymetweather in its report.

    Chennai rain: Know how these startups are helping in relief & rehabilitation efforts

    The employees of OrangeScape decided to do their part by creating a website Chennaiassemble.com on top of distributing food, medicine and clothes.

    Chennai rains: Delay in release of water from Chembarambakkam reservoir caused floods

    The Chennai floods was not a natural disaster, but one caused by the state bureaucracy's failure to regulate release of water from Chembarambakkam reservoir.

    Chennai rain victim's body washed ashore in Sri Lanka

    The Sri Lankan Navy retrieved the body and handed it over to the government hospital at Trincomallee, with the Indian Embassy having been notified about the matter, he said.

    Chennai rains: Passport office to re-issue passports free-of-cost

    The Centre has announced a special scheme for "prompt re-issue" of passports, which were damaged in floods, at free-of-cost in Chennai and other districts.

    Chennai rains: DHFL, others waive off penalty on EMI delay

    SBI has announced waiving off penalty for late payment or no payment of EMI for November and December for home, car and and personal loans.

    Chennai rains: Day-time passenger flights to operate from Sunday

    Domestic passenger flight operations from Chennai airport, which were suspended, will resume from tomorrow morning.

    Chennai rains: Over 28,000 rescued; tonnes of relief supplies sent

    27 truck loads of ready-to-eat meals, four lakh bottles of drinking water and other essential food items have also been sent to the state.

    Chennai rains: 400 more rescued, flown to Delhi, Hyderabad

    Nearly 400 people, including university students, were taken to safety today by a team of defence and NDRF personnel as operations continued in full swing.

    Chennai rains: IAF to transport stranded students, passengers at airport

    The IAF has put in 13 helicopters, C17s and C130s for relief and rescue operations in Chennai following the flooding.

    Chennai rains: ICICI Bank not to impose penalty on EMI delay

    In view of floods, ICICI Bank today said it has decided not to impose any penalty on its Chennai customers for delay in EMI and credit card payments for November.

    Chennai rains: Over 130 citizens, 2 foreigners flown to Delhi

    Around 130 people including over 60 university students and an old French couple were flown to Delhi from here today after they were taken to safety by a coordinated team of defence and NDRF personnel.

    Chennai rains: HDFC to waive off penalty on EMI delay in November

    This will be valid only for all loan applications submitted on or before December 31, 2015, subject to HDFC's norms and eligibility criteria.

    Chennai rains: Maharashtra government to evacuate IIT-M students from state

    "Maharashtra Govt immediately arranged for 2 buses from Bengaluru for the stranded students & will ensure that they reach home soon," he said.

    Chennai rains: Special train service from Mangaluru to Arakkonam

    The special train will leave Mangaluru Central at 8 PM on Friday and reach Arakkonam Junction at 10.30 AM on Saturday,a railway spokesperson said.

    Chennai rain: NDRF sends 20 more teams; rescues 10,000

    Director General of the force, O P Singh, will also travel to the state to review the operations and effectively monitor these activities.

    Chennai rains: Aviation ministry warns airlines not to flood their coffers with extra money

    The civil aviation ministry said the flights would operate daily from the naval airbase in Chennai over the next two days to rescue stranded passengers.

    Chennai rains: IIT-Madras students may lose out on good offers

    IIT-Madras students may lose out on good offers to other IITs in the country as Chennai continues to be in the grip of torrential rains.

    Chennai rains: City turns island; road, rail, air links disrupted

    Chennai turned a virtual island and several coastal areas of TN were marooned by flood waters after unprecedented rains in 100 years pounded the city.

    Chennai rains: Rahul Gandhi calls for relief and rescue operations

    "I urge Congress workers to extend all possible assistance to those affected by the rains & floods," he said on Twitter.

    Chennai rains: Software, automobile companies like TCS, Cognizant, Nissan affected

    Software exporters running a big portion of their technology development and delivery from Chennai kept critical resources in their offices on Tuesday.

    Chennai rains dent logistics, auto companies supply chain

    Rains in Chennai have severely affected outbound deliveries, logistics and supply chain for several businesses including auto majors.

    Chennai rains: Relief, but no respite, PM Modi announces additional Rs 1000-crore aid

    With more than 3 mn people in the city cut off from basic services, authorities were under fire for slow relief and rescue operations.

    Chennai rains: India's second largest auto manufacturing hub suffers loss of over Rs 1,500 crore

    Of the $38 billion annual production of auto components in India, almost 25% or $9.5 billion comes from Chennai and its surrounding automotive belt.

    Chennai rains: IT companies shift work to other places, auto industry bears the brunt

    Industry sources estimate total production loss due to the flooding in just the Ambattur industrial estate at nearly Rs 500 crore.

    Chennai rains: Indian startups like Zomato, Paytm and Ola kickstart relief measures for those stuck

    Zomato is encouraging users to donate meals in Chennai on its app. A meal for 2 costs Rs 100, and the company has tied up with local NGOs to deliver the meal.

    Chennai rains: Nitish Kumar expresses concern, Tejaswi Yadav to donate first pay

    "Today is December 2 but still winter has not arrived in Bihar unlike in the past," he said, adding it was an indication of change in climate.

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik expresses concern over heavy Chennai rains; calls up Jayalalithaa

    Patnaik today expressed concern over the torrential rains and floods in this state and assured his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa of his government's efforts in rescue and relief operations.

    Chennai Rains: Surfers, paddlers and scuba-divers in action, help coastal security rescue people

    Right now they are doing rescue operations in Tuticorin where the whole collectorate is marooned," Sylendra Babu remarked.

    Industrial growth still positive, Dec contraction just an "aberration": Nomura

    The global financial services firm added that the country is expected to clock a GDP growth of 7.8 per cent in 2016.

    Contributions to Tamil Nadu flood relief crosses Rs 300 crore

    Ford Motor India Director, R Srikanth, presented Rs one crore, while business conglomerate Amalgamations President, A Krishnamurthy contributed Rs two crore.

    Contributions to Tamil Nadu flood relief crosses Rs 100 crore mark

    The contributions for undertaking relief and rehabilitation work in flood affected areas of Tamil Nadu crossed the Rs 100 crore mark.

    Chennai floods: Users ask telecom companies to compensate, apologise for stalled services

    In the online petition, telcos were asked to compensate users as their networks went down and couldn’t turn up even after almost five days after rains had halted.

    Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa urges PM Narendra Modi to postpone Civil Service examinations

    Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa today urged PM Narendra Modi to postpone the examinations by two months for "adequate preparations" for them.

    Tamil Nadu floods: Insurers look at Rs 200 crore claims for 8 private jets

    General insurance companies are likely to receive claims worth around Rs 200 crore from the owners of eight corporate jets that have been partly damaged by recent floods in Tamil Nadu.

    Manohar Parrikar appeals to people not to spend money for his birthday

    Parrikar today appealed to the people to contribute to the Goa Chief Minister's fund to help victims of the recent Chennai floods instead of spending money for his birthday.

    347 deaths in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu since October 1

    However, about 17.64 lakh people were rescued and sheltered in 6605 relief centres across the state.

    Showers in Chennai after 2 days; air services resume in full swing

    Different parts of Chennai saw light showers in the morning while the weather office had forecast cloudy skies with occasional spells of rain in the city.

    Finance Ministry asks banks to restore services at the earliest in Tamil Nadu

    Finance Ministry has directed banks to restore services in flood affected areas as early as possible and asked them to ensure that no banking operation is affected on account of lost or damaged pass books.

    Chennai rains leave Tech Inc marooned; firms like IBM, Cognizant, Infosys enforce contingency plans, relocate key staff

    More unusually, especially in an otherwise parched Chennai, companies had to set up makeshift camps in their offices with mattresses and temporary shower stalls.

    Rahul Gandhi may visit Chennai on December 8

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit flood-affected parts of Chennai this week.

    Chennai Corporation begins cleaning of city on war-footing

    The civic body, headquartered at the iconic Ripon Building, has been working day in and day out since the torrential rains pounded the capital, to drain out water and clear clogged sewerage.

    Social media comes in handy for flood hit Chennai

    Though several areas were inundated in last week's heavy rains, people still managed to post messages seeking help or sharing information about those ready to offer help.

    Nestle supplies Maggi noodles to rain-hit Chennai

    After remaining at loggerheads with the government over ban on Maggi noodles, Nestle India was today listed among the top suppliers of food and beverage products for people affected by heavy rains in Chennai.

    Chennai residents battle scarcity, high prices

    Flood-ravaged Chennai and its suburbs enjoyed further respite from rains today but residents battled scarcity and high prices of essential commodities.

    PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh each for next of kin who died in Tamil Nadu floods

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who died in Tamil Nadu floods.

    Chennai floods an eye opener for city planners: Experts

    Some experts have opined that Chennai being a major destination of foreign investment, the current disastrous situation could also affect the national economy.

    POKE ME: Despite Chennai facing a calamity, it's better prepared than most Indian cities

    In terms of its geography, the city of Chennai is quite disadvantaged, being close to sea level making it low-lying and prone to floods.

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sends Rs 5 crore for Tamil Nadu flood victims

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar today sent Rs five crore to Tamil Nadu for relief and rehabilitation work in the southern state battered by incessant rains.

    Production at Chennai plant hit by floods: Royal Enfield

    Due to the rains, the company had in November lost production of 4,000 motorcycles.

    North Western Railway cancels 4 trains due to rains in Chennai

    "Chennai-Bikaner Express and Bhagat ki Kothi-Munnargudi Express trains would not run today," NWR's Chief PRO Tarun Jain said.

    Eicher Motors' market share rising significantly across all segments: Vinod Aggarwal, VE Commercial Vehicles

    "We are doing very well in all the segments — medium duty, heavy duty and buses. The overall industry is doing well too."

    Chennai floods: PM Narendra Modi leaves for the city to take stock of situation

    "Leaving for Chennai to take stock of the situation arising due to the devastating floods," Modi tweeted before starting for Tamil Nadu.

    IAF to evacuate stranded passengers from Chennai airport

    The rains in Chennai today abated after a torrential spell that continued for last three days leaving the areas in and around the state capital in delgue.

    NDRF to rush about 600 personnel to Chennai

    The NDRF is rushing about 600 personnel and over 40 inflatable boats to be deployed in relief and rescue operations in rain-battered Chennai.

    PM Narendra Modi discusses Tamil Nadu flood situation with Rajnath singh, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu

    PM Modi today took stock of the flood situation in Tamil Nadu and discussed it with his cabinet colleagues, including the Home and Finance Ministers.

    Bharti Airtel gives Rs 30 auto credit to Chennai users

    In addition to Rs 30 credit, Airtel has also launched a free 10 minutes credit for Airtel-to-Airtel calling for prepaid mobile customers.

    Rains give weatherman a hero's status in Tamil Nadu

    The brand association of Ramanan to weather forecast has become so high that people attribute the rains to him and thank him for forcing authorities to declare holidays for continuous days.

    It's now the turn of spam tsunami

    The evening rains and subsequent massive flooding of most roads left thousands of vehicles stranded or inching forward with hardly any information on what lies ahead.

    We shifted our portfolios to 70-30 in favour of safety: Sunil Subramaniam

    ‘Unorganised sector is going to take biggest hit; bigger companies will recover fastest’

    'Vardah': Jet Airways to re-accommodate passengers for free

    "What we are seeing now is pretty much similar, if not worse. So our take is another five days and things will come back to normal," he said.

    Cyclonic storm 'Nada' to cross Tamil Nadu coast on December 2

    The weather office said the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and intensified into a deep depression and lay centred about 830 km of southeast Chennai, 780 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 490 km east-southeast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka.

    Unpredictable monsoons in Tamil Nadu: Weathermen see a flood of comments and queries

    In Tamil Nadu which saw unpredictable monsoons in the last two years, these men are treated as celebrities and also asked to forecast if flights will be cancelled.

    Production loss of around 15% due to Chennai floods: SIAM

    Domestic auto industry has taken a production hit of around 15 per cent due to unprecedented rains in Tamil Nadu as operations of various automakers.

    Wipro surges as board considers buyback proposal

    Wipro will report its quarterly earnings soon. The buybacks proposal reduce the number of outstanding shares and increased EPS of the existing shareholders.

    What to buy, sell and hold

    Centrum Equity Research has reiterated its sell rating on Tata Steel and revised its target price from Rs 185 to Rs 170 citing that earnings are expected to remain under pressure.

    Gateway Distriparks Q3 net profit falls 43% to Rs 30.93 crore

    Container logistics firm Gateway Distriparks reported 43% decline in net profit at Rs 30.93 crore for the quarter ended December 2015 due to the impact of Chennai rains.

    Rains bring relief from scorching heat in Tamil Nadu

    The Regional Meteorological Centre here has predicted "mainly or generally cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm," for the next 24 hours.

    As India's millionaire club grows by 11%, the nature of philanthropy in India is changing

    Benefitting from the march towards progress, India's citizens have become much more inclined towards philanthropy and are eager to extend a helping hand to their counterparts in rural India.

    Renault India to ramp up production by 50%

    Launched in September, Kwid has already got bookings of 75,000 units, which was not even the annual plan for Renault.

    Discharge from Chembarambakkam lake inundates new areas in Chennai

    CM Jayalaliathaa is likely to make an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of Chennai and the neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram.

    #ChennaiFlood: Support pours in on social media

    The heaviest downpour in a century has led to a never seen before outpouring of support on social media platforms for those battling the Chennai floods.

    Twelve stocks in focus in Thursday morning trade

    The Indian market is expected to open higher. Here is a list of top twelve stocks that are likely to be in focus today.

    Chennai floods: Airport shut, Army assisting in rescue operations

    Chennai Airport authorities have shut operations till 6 AM tomorrow. All airlines, including Air India, have cancelled their operations from Chennai airport.

    Cars: Festive cheer continues in November with growth of 10-11%, but not all celebrate

    Indian car bazaar which got into a festive mood in October has continued the strong run in the month of November with the industry estimated to have posted yet another month of double digit growth at 10-11% .

    Fight against climate change is responsibility of all: PM Modi

    Modi asked the people to adopt energy conservation and energy efficiency measures like the maximum use of solar-powered items.

    Lines grow longer and ATMs run dry as demand races ahead of cash supply yet again

    That theme played out across the country and despite currency supplies having picked up, demand was correspondingly higher with November salaries getting paid.

    Sensex pares some gains, up 100 points, Nifty50 tests 7,400

    The S&P BSE Sensex surged over 200 points in morning trade on Thursday, led by gains in RIL, Infosys, HDFC, L&T, and ITC.

    Chennai floods: Social media, creativity helps citizens survive

    Social media has been a life-saver, but as fake messages mounted – crocodiles on the loose, lakes breached and bridges collapsed – myth busters too were born.

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