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TN: Low pressure expected to intensify into a depression

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 15:13

Chennai: The low pressure over the Southeast of Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into a depression over the next 24 hours starting at 08.30 today, Met office said here today.

"A low pressure area has formed over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood on December one and now lies as a well
marked low pressure area over Southwest and South East Bay of Bengal and may concentrate into a depression during the next 24 hours", a weather bulletin said.

Few places in Tamil Nadu, coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep received rainfall during the last 24 hours as per the observations recorded at 8.30 am today.

As per the forecast valid till the morning of December four, the Met office said rain or thundershower was expected to occur at many places over Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and at a few places Lakshadweep and Coastal Karnataka.
For Chennai, the sky condition is expected to be generally cloudy while few spells of rainfall or thundershower would occur, it said.

Meanwhile, a Rameswaram report said heavy rains lashed several parts of Ramanathapuram district including inundating all the low lying areas.
One boat was damaged and sunk as it broke the anchor and smashed on a rock.
In another incident, a fisherman who fell into the sea while fishing swam to the coast last evening.

Mamata asks Opp not to engage in destructive politics
Kolkata, Dec 3 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked the opposition not to indulge in destructive politics.

"No one can challenge the government in terms of development. Please don`t indulge in destructive politics if you (opposition) can`t indulge in constructive politics," she said at the award ceremony here for tribal achievers.

Banerjee, who is also in charge of adivasi development department, said the state government was working towards building an inclusive society and called for greater role and participation of tribals in it.

"Tribals should come forward in building our society. We are helping and will continue to do so in future for meritorious and achievers students from tribal sections to produce more doctors and engineers ... Fund will not be a problem for meritorious students. We will look into it," she said.

Highlighting various developmental works taken up by the state government, Banerjee said it had already advocated forest rights for tribals to the Centre to protect the tribal society.

"Without hampering the general category we have already looked into the matter of SC, STs and OBCs. We have also started teaching of Olchiki language in schools for adivasi students," she said adding the government was committed to the development of the tribal community in the state.

She said the government had been fulfilling the demands of different communities of the state.

The government has claimed that 30,000 cycles had been given to tribals and about one lakh students had been receiving higher education subsidy.
It had given greater push for IT and would help in online public services, including obtaining caste certificates.

First Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 15:13

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