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6 Killed as Cyclone Gaja Hammers Coastal Tamil Nadu, trains, flights diverted

CHENNAI: Two Cuddalore residents and four people in Thanjavur were killed on Friday due to wall collapse, uprooting of trees and collapse of asbestos sheet roof as the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' hit Tamil Nadu. In Tiruvarur district, a portion of a building collapsed causing the death of V. Kanaga (45) at Needamangalam, said

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Cyclone Gaja Set To Hit Tamil Nadu Today, Schools To Stay Shut

TAMIL NADU: Cyclone Gaja is predicted to make landfall on Tamil Nadu coast on Thursday evening bringing heavy rainfall to coastal state, a red alert has been issued for the state. Meanwhile the weather department said, prompting authorities to shut schools and colleges in the Cuddalore and Pamban  area. 'Gaja' that lay over southwest and

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Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems reveals study

High levels of pollution found in many of the world’s major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The study, Plant defences mediate interactions between herbivory and the direct foliar uptake of atmospheric reactive nitrogen published in the journal Nature

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