Speed news from Tamil Nadu (Dec15)

Chennai,Dec15(tamilnaducentral): Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a grant of Rs 1500 crore  to construct huts for a lakh people in Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur and Thoothukudi districts who lost their dwellings in the recent deluge. She also highlighted  the extensive damage caused to roads, sewerage, drinking water and storm water drainage systems in the urban bodies, including Chennai.

The Opposition has condemned the ruling regime over the explanation issued by  chief secretary Gnanadesikan about the release of Chembarambakkam lake waters prior to flooding of Chennai and said that there is no truth in the explanation offered by the Tamil Nadu government.

Special camps have started functioning  in Chennai,Tiruvallur,Kanchipuram and Cuddalore districts for disbursement of duplicate certificates and official documents for those who have either lost or got destroyed in floods.The camps will be held till December 28.

The Madras High Court has dismissed the PIL seeking to shut down the TASMAC outlets in the flood affected parts of Tamil Nadu.

Former cop R Natraj who was evicted from AIADMK has been reinstated in the party yesterday.The ex cop was removed from the party following picture mix-up in a  private Tamil TV channel over anti-government opinions voiced about the relief measures taken up by the Tamil Nadu government.

Four district functionaries of MDMK joined DMK,including Thoothukudi Joel.

Kerala Marxist leaders went on the streets of Kerala seeking donations for flood rehabilitation measures of Tamil Nadu from people of the State.They have collected Rs 2 crore in a single day.

Relief materials to the tune of Rs 8 crore have been distributed to the flood victims of Chennai and Puducherry by RSS sevaks. 4000 functionaries of RSS-Seva Bharathi have been involved, that includes 900 women.

Schools and colleges in Chennai have reopened in Chennai yesterday after a month of torrential rains  lashed the city. However, 29 government and government-aided schools will continue to remain shut as most of the institutions are converted into relief camps and others are still water-logged, according to Education department sources.

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