Chennai Rates Diesel/l Rs.75.59 Gold (24k) Rs.5128gm Petrol/l Rs 84.14 Silver Rs.67.10/gm CHENNAI Tuesday 13-10-2020 VOL. 26 No.92 PAGES 4 ` 4.00 NATIONAL DAILY FOR THE PEOPLE CM’s 93-year-old mother passes away, leaders condole Chennai, Oct 13: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s mother Davusayammal died of heart attack early today in Salem. She was 93 at a private hospital were she was ailing with age related illness. On Friday, she was admitted in a private hospital in Salem city following some problem in the back bone. Today early morning at around 1 am, she passed away and her body was taken to their native village Siluvampalayam near Edappadi in Salem district for last rites. She was the wife of late Karuppa Gounder and is survived by her sons Palaniswami and Govindaraj, daughter Ranjitham and grandchildren. The Chief Minister cancelled abruptly his trip to southern districts where he scheduled to conduct review meetings at Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and Virudhunagar district and reached Salem by road and paid homage and participated in the last rites. Governor Banwarilal Purohit in his condolence message to chief minister has said, “I am saddened to know about the demise of Tmt. Thavusayammal, Mother of Thiru. EdapaddiK. Palaniswami, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The passing away of mother who had nurtured right from birth with her unconditional love and sacrifices is an irreparable loss. In this hour of grief, I extend my sincere condolences to Thiru. EdapaddiK. Palaniswami and to the bereaved family members. I pray to Almighty God to rest her soul forever in eternal peace and give strength to Thiru. Edapaddi K.Palaniswami and his family to overcome this unfathomable loss. Governor said. Governor of Telangana Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan also called Chief Minister Palaniswami over phone and conveyed her condolences. M e a n w h i l e DM K president MK Stalin, PMK founder Dr S R a m a d o s s , M DM K general secretary Vaiko and actor Rajinikanth called Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami over phone and conveyed their condolences. Ministers KP Anbalagan, KA Sengottaiyan, S P Ve l u m a n i , P Thangamani, KC Karuppannan, Udumalai K Radhakrishnan, Dr V Saroja, R Vijaya Baskar, Salem district collector SA Raman and MPs and MLAs paid their homage. At around 9.30 am on Tuesday, Thavusayammal was cremated at burial ground in Siluvampalayam. To avoid crowding the cremation was performed at 830 AM itself. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other ministers are expected to come to Siluvampalayam village in the afternoon to meet the Chief Minister. Polls to 10 RS seats in UP on Nov 9 New Delhi, Oct 13: Elections to 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and one in Uttarakhand, falling vacant next month, will be held on November 9, the poll panel announced on Tuesday. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav are among the 10 members from Uttar Pradesh retiring on November25. Actor-politician Raj Babbar’s term as Rajya Sabha member from Uttarakhand also ends on November 25. As per practice, counting of votes will take place on November 9 evening after polling. The notification for the elections will be issued on October 20, the EC said. COVID claims Nagaland minister, PM condoles New Delhi Oct 13: Prime Minister Na r e n d r a M o d i o n Monday expressed his sadness at the death of Nagaland government minister C M Chang and said he worked hard for the state’s progress. The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted quoting him, “Saddened by the passing away of Shri CM Chang, Minister in the Nagaland Government. He was experienced in areas of administration and policy, first as a bureaucrat and later as a political leader. He worked hard for Nagaland’s progress. Condolences to his family and friends.” Chang died of COVID-19 on Monday, state health officials said. He was 77 and is survived by his wife, four sons, five daughters and grandchildren. Fresh COVID outbreak forces lockdown again in UK London, Oct 13: The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops. REGD. NO.TN/.CC (S) DN/134/18-20 RNI Regd.No. 62432/1995 TN PMG(CCR)/WPP No 676/18-20 Heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh as deep depression crosses coast Kakinada, Oct 13: The deep depression in Bay of Bengal crossed the coast close to Kakinada in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh today, bringing with it a massive downpour in several districts. “The Deep Depression over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the October 13, 2020 near latitude 16.9°N and longitude 82.5°E, about 120 km nearly south-southwest of Vishakhapatnam, close to (within 25 km) Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) and 100 km nearly east-north- NEET results on Oct 16 New Delhi, Oct 13: The result of medical entrance exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET which was conducted on Sept 13 NEET will be announced on October 16, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said. Students who could not appear for the exam due to COVID-19 infection or because of containment zone restrictions will get a chance to appear for it tomorrow, Oct 14. east of Narsapur (Andhra Pradesh),” the IMD said. The deep depression is being monitored by coastal Doppler Weather Radars of Machilipatnam, Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur, it said. Rainfall ranging from 11.5 cm to 24 cm was recorded in more than 100 places in the state, primarily in East Godavari, West Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Krishna districts. Meanwhile, waterlogging occurred at various places in Telangana’s Hyderabad following heavy rainfall. Following waterlogging, vehicular movement came to a halt at several places in the city. North-East monsoon likely by October 25: IMD Chennai, Oct 13: R e g i o n a l Meteorological Centre, Chennai has said that there is a high possibility for onset of North East monsoon in Tamil Nadu by October 25. The northeast monsoon, which contributes the major share of annual rainfall in the region, is likely to set in over Tamil Nadu after October 25, according to the Meteorological Department. Officials of the Meteorological Department said the southwest monsoon continued over the south Indian region due to La Niña conditions prevailing over the Pacific Ocean. Moreover, weather systems that are forming over the Bay of Bengal and moving north off south Indian coastal areas would also influence westerlies to prevail in the region, including Tamil Nadu, till October 22. S. B a l a c h a n d r a n , Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, said La Niña was a global weather pattern that caused the ocean surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean to drop and influenced changes in global wind patterns, affecting weather conditions in regions, including India.