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Cyclone Batters South India Coast Killing Four

CHENNAI, India, Dec 12 – A cyclone barrelled into the southeast coast of India on Monday, killing at least four people and bringing down trees and power lines as authorities moved tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas. Cyclone Vardah moved west over the Bay of Bengal before hitting Chennai, capital of the southern

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Thousands Mourn the Death of “Amma” J. Jayaram

Thousands mourned the death of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a powerful Indian politician died on Monday. Jayalalithaa, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, died late on Monday after a cardiac arrest. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside a memorial hall in the state capital, Chennai, where Jayalalithaa’s body lay draped in the Indian flag.

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India Deletes Doctored Photo of Modi At Flood Scene

NEW DELHI, Dec 4 – A doctored photo released by the Indian government showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveying severe flooding from a helicopter has been deleted, and his office promised remedial action after criticism on social media. Modi traveled to Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai on Thursday to get a first-hand view of the disaster,

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Extreme Floods Leave Hundreds Dead and Thousands Stranded in Chennai, India

By Devika Krishna Kumar CHENNAI, India, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The Indian military struggled to evacuate thousands of residents stranded in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday as the death toll from flooding rose to 269 after the heaviest cloudburst in over a century. Predictions of incessant rainfall by the weather office meant

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