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Cyclone Mandous completes landfall, will start weakening into deep depression from today

In the aftermath of cyclone Mandous, several trees have fallen, roads are waterlogged and even a wall collapsed in the T Nagar area of Chennai, causing damage to at least 3 cars parked near it.

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Cyclone Mandous completes landfall, will start weakening into deep depression from today

Cyclone Mandous that wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu has completed the process of landfall and it will start weakening from Saturday, said the India Meteorological Department. It will further weaken into a deep depression on Saturday after landfall.

The cyclone Mandous had hit the Mamallapuram coast of Tamil Nadu late on Friday night. The coastal areas of the state have recorded moderate to heavy rains. Due to rain and storm, as many as 65 trees have fallen here within 3 hours and there was waterlogging in many places.

In the aftermath of cyclone Mandous, several trees have fallen, roads are waterlogged and even a wall collapsed in the T Nagar area of Chennai, causing damage to at least 3 cars parked near it. To much respite no person was present in these cars when the incident took place.

As many as 65 trees fell in 3 hours

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has requested the citizens to avoid going out till the cyclone Mandous weakens. Around 65 trees have fallen in 3 hours and GCC is taking measures to remove them. Motor pumps are being used to remove water stagnation in the low-lying areas.

After landfall, Mandous will weaken into a deep depression on Saturday. Earlier on Friday, it had weakened from a severe cyclonic storm to a cyclonic storm. As soon as the landfall process of the cyclone started, heavy rains and strong thunderstorms started at some places in Chennai. In Pattinapakkam, Chennai, there was heavy rain and thunderstorm due to the storm.

The landfall process of cyclonic storm Mandous is underway in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and will be completed in a few hours, IMD said. Moderate to heavy rain is likely to be witnessed at a few places in Tamil Nadu’s Ranipettai, Vellore, Viluppuram, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Kallakurichi, Tirupattur districts and Puducherry during the next 3 hours.

Red alert in many states

A red alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh regarding this. A holiday has been declared in schools and colleges in many districts of these states on Saturday. The Chennai-based Regional Meteorological Center predicted heavy to very heavy rain at a few places in Tiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts in the next three hours.

According to the forecast of the Regional Meteorological Center, light to moderate rain is likely in Ranipettai, Vellore, Tirupattur, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruchirappalli, Karur, Erode, Salem. Light to moderate rain may occur over Namakkal, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Dindigul, Theni, Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar and Tenkasi districts of Tamil Nadu in the next three hours.

At the same time, the Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert today in three districts of Tamil Nadu, Chengalpattu, Villupuram and Kanchipuram. As per the forecast, Cyclone Mandous may cause light to moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places. There was a possibility of torrential rains at different places in the north coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

NDRF teams deployed in 10 districts

12 teams of NDRF and State Security Force have been deployed in 10 districts of Tamil Nadu after the Meteorological Department’s alert. In view of cyclone Mandous, it has been decided to keep all schools and colleges in Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore and Kancheepuram districts closed on Saturday. Cyclone Mandous is likely to cross Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota coast by midnight today.

IMD issued a warning

Cyclone Mandous is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota around Mamallapuram. Wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is very likely today midnight or tomorrow morning. Deputy Director General of Meteorology (Regional Metrology Center on Cyclone) S Balachandran said that the wind speed is around 14 kmph. Strong winds with a speed of 50-60 kmph are blowing over Chennai and neighboring areas. Landfall process has started. Rain and strong winds will continue.

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63 passengers placed on No Fly List in last one year, says Ministry of Civil Aviation

The majority of passengers who have been placed on the No Fly List were either not wearing masks or not cooperating with crew members onboard.

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No Fly List

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday said a total of 63 passengers have been placed on the No Fly List on the last one year.

The decision was taken by the airline’s Internal Committee, constituted in accordance with Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), Section 3-Air Transport, Series M, and Part VI titled Handling of unruly/disruptive passengers.

In a written reply by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen Dr VK Singh to a question in Rajya Sabha today, the ministry also informed that these include two incidents of urinating that came to the notice of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in the last one year.

The reply also mentioned that the majority of passengers who have been placed on the No Fly List were either not wearing masks or not cooperating with crew members onboard. The Ministry also informed that necessary action was taken by the DGCA for non-compliance to applicable regulations against specific incidents related to urination.

The DGCA imposed a Financial Penalty of Rs 30,00,000 on Air India for the urinating incident that took place on flight AI-102, flying from New York to New Delhi in business class in November last year.

Moreover, a Financial Penalty of Rs 3,00,000 was also imposed on the Director Flight services of Air India and the license of the pilot in command has also been suspended for three months.

In another urinating incident on Air India AI-142 flight from Paris to New Delhi, a Financial Penalty of Rs 10,00,000 has been imposed on the airlines by DGCA.

In November last year, Shankar Mishra, the man who peed on his co-passenger in the business class of an Air India flight, was arrested by Delhi Police in Bengaluru. Mishra was recently granted bail by a Delhi Court in a surety bond of Rs 1 lakh.

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Pathaan row: Yogi Adityanath says films should not have scenes that hurt people’s sentiments

Pathaan left behind SS Rajamouli’s RRR and KGF Chapter 2 to become the highest-grossing Indian film this year and is running successfully in cinemas now.

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Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a recent interview, commented on the Pathaan and Besharam Rang rows and said films should not have scenes that hurt the public’s sentiments.

Adityanath further said filmmakers should be careful while making a film and avoid such scenes that could trigger controversy. He continued that any artist, litterateur, or anyone with accomplishments should be respected.

He also said Uttar Pradesh has made a policy for films as multiple films are being shot in the state.

Earlier, Yogi Adityanath visited Mumbai and carried out a two days roadshow to attract investors for Uttar Pradesh. During his visit, the CM interacted with film actors, makers, and producers which hit headlines after Suniel Shetty asked him to protect Bollywood from the boycott and cancel culture.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s starrer Pathaan broke Aamir Khan’s Dangal record on Sunday and became the highest-grossing Hindi film. Siddharth Anand’s directorial, which is a part of Yash Raj Spy Universe, earned more than Rs 400 crore worldwide till date.

Ahead of its release, Pathaan became a topic of discussion on social media after the makers released its song, Besharam Rang. The song triggered a massive outrage on the internet and a section of users accused it of vulgarity leading to the #BoycottPathaan trend on Twitter.

Some of the users also slammed Padukone for wearing an orange bikini in Besharam Rang.

Further, Pathaan went for the Censor Board scrutiny following which the Board advised makers to make changes in its dialogue and its songs. The Board also suggested changing buttock steps from Besharam Rang which sparked a controversy on social media.

Cut to January 25, Pathaan left behind SS Rajamouli’s RRR and KGF Chapter 2 to become the highest-grossing Indian film this year and is running successfully in cinemas now.

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Indian Navy: Successful landing of Light Combat Aircraft on INS Vikrant | See Photos

With the delivery of Vikrant, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to design and build an indigenous aircraft carrier.

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Indian Navy: Successful landing of Light Combat Aircraft on INS Vikrant | See Photos

The Indian Navy achieved a historic milestone on Monday in the direction of self-reliant India. Navy pilots successfully landed Light Combat Aircraft LCA (Navy) on INS Vikrant. This also Demonstrates India’s capability to design, develop, build and operate an indigenous aircraft carrier with indigenous fighter aircraft.

India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shared the photos of Light Combat Aircrafts landing on INS Vikrant and said that after INS Vikrant, work on second indigenous aircraft carrier has started. Make in India in the field of defense products, defense exports from the country has also increased by 334 percent in the last five years, as told by Rajnath Singh.

For the unversed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted the country’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier (IAAC) into the Navy on September 2. The aircraft carrier was received by the Indian Navy from CSL on July 28 after successfully completing the fourth and final phase of sea trials.

Fighter jets have been brought to the aircraft carrier. It is ready to operate MiG-29K fighter aircraft, Kamov-31 helicopters and MH-60R multi-role helicopters. Moreover, with the delivery of Vikrant, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to design and build an indigenous aircraft carrier.

Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND), a branch of the Indian Navy, this aircraft carrier was built by the public sector company CSL.

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