Chennai floods

Chennai floods: Insurers settle over 30,000 claims

Nearly four months after Tamil Nadu saw devastating floods, insurance companies have seen claims of over Rs 5,500 to Rs 6,000 crore.

Jayalalithaa seeks Rs 2,000 cr more for flood relief

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa on Sunday requested Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to sanction an additional Rs 2,000 crore immediately to enable the state government to sustain the vigour of the restoration operations.

FM Arun Jaitley calls for need to bring large population under insurance cover

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday emphasised the need to bring large section of the population under insurance cover.

Chennai floods, the aftermath

According to the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), more than 50% of the employees have lost their homes and objects. Production has slowed down.

Chennai floods to impact margins by 100-120 bps in Q3: Mphasis

IT firm Mphasis has said its margins will take a hit of up to 120 basis points in the December quarter owing to recent floods in Chennai.

Chennai floods: The recent tragedy is a lesson for future, says Arun Jaitley

Distributing loans and financial assistance to the affected here, Arun Jaitley said his visit has come to the city when it was facing "challenging times."

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Flood Disasters: Chennai a snooze alarm

Disasters like the Chennai floods leading to loss of life and property could repeat itself if we do not wake up to our current needs of urban planning, which play a major role in mitigating losses

Renault-Nissan donates Rs 1crore for Tamil Nadu flood relief

The Renault-Nissan Alliance today donated Rs 1 crore to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund towards relief and rehabilitation efforts in the wake of Chennai floods.

Defence forces’ role in Chennai floods commendable: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today lauded the role of defence forces during the Chennai deluge, saying the coordination between the Army and Air Force was commendable.

Chennai floods: Insurers look at Rs 200 cr claims for 8 private jets

Chennai floods: 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.

Inside track

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is keen to project himself beyond the capital’s borders. Recently, the AAP leader had an informal interaction with journalists covering Parliament. He wanted feedback on how he is viewed

Chennai weather: Flipkart resumes deliveries

With flood situation in the city having improved, e-commerce major Flipkart said it has resumed delivery operations.


Deluge threat rising, India to get its first flood peril model

Globally, such models provide flood insurance studies, flood insurance rates, and maps.

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, including BMW, Ford and Hyundai, were hit during the period.

Chennai floods: DMK chief Karunanidhi calls on Guv, seeks probe in ‘delayed’ dam opening

DMK chief Karunanidhi today called on Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and submitted a memorandum, seeking a judicial inquiry by a sitting High Court judge over 'delayed' release of excess water from Chembarambakkam dam, alleged

Chennai floods: Companies like Nestle India, ITC donated 150 tonne food items for victims

Food processing firms, including Nestle India and ITC, donated over 150 tonnes of packaged food products and drinking water to flood-hit areas in Tamil Nadu.

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Southern India likely to see higher than normal rainfall: United Nations

In the 2016 outlook, the advisory said that higher than normal rainfall is likely to continue over the southern India and South Asia, including the Maldives and Sri Lanka, during the winter period of December 2015 to February

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Indian economy suffers $3 bn loss from floods in Nov-Dec: Aon Benfield

Torrential rains, which caused floods in South India in November and early-December, has led to economic losses to the tune of $3 billion (about Rs 20,000 crore), a report said on Thursday.

Chennai Floods: Police kept an eye on locked homes

With many flood-affected persons shifting to relief camps, police kept a watch on the locked homes to prevent possible cases of thefts and house-breaks, a city police release said.

Centre declares Tamil Nadu floods as calamity of severe nature; Oppn slams govt

Centre today declared the floods in Tamil Nadu as "calamity of severe nature" even as Opposition questioned ruling AIADMK's handling of discharge of excess water from a city lake during the heavy downpour.

Tamil Nadu floods claim 347 lives; weather forecast says more rain coming

Devastation due to Chennai floods has brought stark images of the misery faced by people in the city and this carnage was reflected across Tamil Nadu itself with as many as 347 people killed there; Chennai weather forecast...

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Tamil Nadu floods: General insurers receive claims of over Rs 2,500 cr

Non-life insurers have so far received 10,000 claims valued at Rs 2,500 crore arising out of the Tamil Nadu floods, a top insurance official said today.

Chennai floods: SpiceJet flights resume normal ops from city; kicks-off relief work

Chennai floods: The budget airline has resumed normal operations from Chennai starting from December 8, 2015. SpiceJet is the first airline to commence full-fledged services from the airport with all its 34 flights taking off

Chennai weather forecast by NASA: ‘On Dec 1-2 Chennai received more rainfall in over 100 years’

Chennai weather forecast by NASA: On December 1-2 flood-ravaged Chennai received more rainfall in 24 hours than it had seen on any day since 1901, according to NASA.

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Chennai floods 2015: After rain, city must remove 100,000 tonnes of trash; weather forecast clear

Chennai floods 2015: With water receding from most areas in the city and its suburbs, sanitation and conservancy workers face a new task, but thankfully Chennai weather forecast today...

Chennai floods: Rahul Gandhi expresses solidarity with flood victims

Rahul Gandhi today expressed solidarity with victims of the deluge here and distributed welfare assistance to them.

Scant aid for low-caste villagers hit by rain, say charities

Hundreds of poor lower-caste families who lost their homes and jobs after devastating floods swept southern India have been neglected by government relief efforts, a survey conducted by two charities has found.

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