Although there was respite in the rains since 9 am, the sky remained overcast. All schools and colleges remained closed today in Puducherry and Karaikal regions in response to the order issued yesterday by the Directorate of Education as a precautionary measure.
Normal life has been hit as Puducherry was battered by rains for some days. Chief Minister N Rangasamy has directed the Directorate of Agriculture to make a fast assessment of the impact of the rains on horticulture crops.

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