05 Feb 2016
Dehradun: Claiming that absence of rain for months in Uttarakhand destroyed crops on a large scale, opposition BJP yesterday asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to declare it a drought-stricken state.
20 Jan 2016
Chennai: Stoutly defending the state's handling of the flood situation which snowballed into a major political issue, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah today said under the astute leadership of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa normalcy was restored quickly in flood hit areas.
31 May 2015
New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said that he has ordered an inquiry into the flood relief scam, adding that strict action would be initiated against those responsible.
11 Jan 2016
Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has issued notice to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for violating housing construction rules. Confirming the issuance of notice, GDA vice chairman Vijay Kumar Yadav said, “Yes, the notice has been issued for violation of housing construction rules”.
31 Dec 2015
Dehradun: Senior BJP member and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Ajay Bhatt was today elected unopposed as new chief of the party's state unit as it prepares for the 2017 Assembly polls.
14 Dec 2015
Chennai: After torrential rains and floods forced their closure for nearly a month, schools and colleges in Chennai and its neighbouring districts reopened today.
21 Dec 2015
Tamil Nadu: Shelling and processing of cashew nut, a prominent horticulture crop in Cuddalore district, has slowed down due to rain related factors prompting a section of workers to migrate to seek alternate employment.
11 Dec 2015
Chennai: Backing the demand for an inquiry into discharge of surplus waters from the Chembarambakkam Reservoir here, People's Welfare Front comprising Vaiko-led MDMK, the Left parties and the VCK today urged setting up of a commission headed by a sitting High Court Judge to go into the issue.
18 Dec 2015
Cuddalore: With huge tracts of paddy, cane and tapioca plantations under a thick sheet of shiny red sand, vast swathes in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu resemble a desert landscape after the devastating deluge.
03 May 2014
Dehradun: The Uttarakhand floods may have cost former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna his chair but his successor Harish Rawat feels that the issue will not impact the poll prospects of Congress as his government has taken a slew of measures to rehabilitate the victims.