The met office has today predicted that Cyclone Vardah is likely to cross South Andhra, North Tamil Nadu, coastal region close to Chennai by December 12 afternoon. It also said that the sea condition will be rough over South Andhra & TN coast and asked fishermen not to venture into sea in region in next two days. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a parivartan rally of the BJP in Bahraich today. During his visit to Deesa town yesterday, the prime minister spoke on demonetisation and said that there is no need for people of the country to stand in long queues outside ATMs and banks as e-wallets have brought banks to your mobiles. He also said he was not allowed to speak in the Parliament by the Opposition leaders, which was contrasted by Opposition, saying that whatever the prime minister is saying outside Parliament, should speak on the issue inside it too. Catch us here for live updates of the day.
6:57 PM: Govt issues advisory to private undertakings & establishments to permit their staff to avail holiday or work from home on Decemeber 12 due to cyclone Vardah.
6:30 PM: 6:30 PM: From a very backward state, the nation has now accepted Chhatisgarh as a developing state, says CM Raman Singh.
3:21 PM: People of Uttar Pradesh are being harassed from goons and mischievous, says PM Modi at the rally in Bahraich.
3:18 PM: The government wants the debate on the issue in the Parliament, but the Opposition is not letting it, says PM Modi.
3:16 PM: You must have seen that the government is behind people who have stashed black money: PM Modi. Will continue fight against corruption and black money.
PM Modi addresses Parivartan rally in Bahraich (UP) via phone call after his helicopter was unable to land in Bahraich due to foggy weather pic.twitter.com/BPeVgvq1p8
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 11, 2016
3:15 PM: The government is for the poor, says PM Narendra Modi at parivartan rally.
3:09 PM: PM Modi addresses Parivartan rally in Bahraich via phone call after his helicopter was unable to land in Bahraich due to foggy weather.
3:05 PM: Chopper carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi fails to land in Bahraich due to poor visibility, returning to Lucknow.
11:50 AM: Sea condition will be rough over South Andhra & TN coast. Fishermen advised not to venture into sea in region in next two days: Met Office.
11:45 AM: Light-moderate rain is expected at many places; Rainfall and strong winds expected to start from today evening: Met office.
11:30 AM: Cyclone Vardah is likely to cross South Andhra, North Tamil Nadu, coastal region close to Chennai by December 12 afternoon: Regional Met Dept.
11:15 AM: At least 470 people died have died , unable to bear death of J jayalalithaa, Rs 3 lakh aid will be given to each family: AIADMK
10:09 AM: PM Narendra Modi is expected to address a parivartan rally of BJP in Bahraich today.
9:30 AM: Cyclonic storm Vardah over west central & adjoining south Bay of Bengal moved further west-northwestwards during past 6hrs with 20kmph speed.
9:00 AM: With severe cyclone Vardah expected to cross Bay of Bengal coast, high alert has been sounded in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh): With severe cyclone Vardah expected to cross Bay of Bengal coast, high alert has been sounded;Visuals from Kavali. pic.twitter.com/UPDnEiWwHu
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 11, 2016
8:10 AM: Delhi Police Crime Branch raided T&T law firm in Greater Kailash Part I, recovered Rs 13.65 crore.