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Chennai Schools, colleges remain closed due to rains

Tamil Nadu,November 24: Schools and colleges in Chennai have been closed on today for continues to reel under the impact of heavy rains. It has been 10 days since educational institutes have remained shut.

Several parts of Chennai and Cuddalore continue to remain water logged though there has been no rainfall in the last few hours.

Meanwhile, the Met department has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in the coming days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released over Rs 900 crore for flood relief and rescue operations in Tamil Nadu. This comes even as at least 171 people have died in rain related incidents across the state.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has pegged the damage due to rains in the state at Rs 8,481 crore.

Jayalalithaa had also written a letter to the Prime Minister, claiming that the state needs immediate central fund for relief operations. Quickly responding to Jayalalithaa's letter, Modi instructed immediate release of Rs 940 crore central funds.

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