Environmental Issues

A (H1N1) influenza claims four lives

A (H1N1) influenza has claimed the lives of four persons, who were undergoing treatment for the disease at Coimbatore Medical College. The deceased have been identified as J. Mechammal (67) from Ajantha Nagar near Narasimhanaickenpalayam, Nishar Ahammed (54) from Pallapatti near Karur, Padmavathi (70) from Athipalli in the Nilgiris, and …

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Gaja expected to strike today

Will bring widespread rain, 80-90 kmph gale-force winds Parts of coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will begin to get widespread rainfall from Thursday as Cyclone Gaja comes closer to the Tamil Nadu coast. According to officials of the meteorological department, Gaja now lies over the Bay of Bengal, about 510 …

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Heavy rain forecast in six districts

Cyclone Gaja gathers strength over Bay of Bengal The weather office has issued an yellow alert indicating isolated heavy rainfall for Kottayam, Idukki, and Palakkad districts on November 15 and 16 under the influence of cyclonic storm Gaja gathering strength over the Bay of Bengal. An orange alert indicating isolated …

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‘Gaja’ to bring rain for 2 days

System may intensify into severe storm in the next 24 hours The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclone ‘Gaja’ on Sunday. North Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to get good rain on November 14 and 15, India Meteorological Department officials said. Named ‘Gaja’ by Sri …

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Avni’s death haunts Forest Minister

Opposition parties in Maharashtra demand arrest of Sudhir Mungantiwar and investigation by CBI Opposition parties today demanded the arrest of Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, who has been under pressure for allegedly ordering the killing of tigress Avni. The Congress, Shiv Sena and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demanded his dismissal …

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