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Major News and Events of 03 November 2017

What Happened on 03 November 2017

The explotion deaths in NTPC Unchahar plant in Raebareli rises to 32
The National Thermal Power Corporation NTPC has said that the death toll in the Unchahar power plant explosion has gone up to 32. 12 injured have been airlifted to Delhi and have been admitted at super specialty hospitals.
NTPC officials stated that Indian Air force air ambulance was pressed into service yesterday to airlift the injured in critical conditions to Delhi.
District Magistrate Raebareli stated that they have set up a two member committee consisting of a magistrate and a technical expert to probe into the blast. The Committee has been asked to file its report within seven days.The unit where incident had happened has been shut down and it will take nearly 3 to 6 months to make the unit functional again. 
Many areas in Chennai flooded due to heavy rains
In Tamil Nadu, heavy rain during the last few days has flooded many areas in Chennai. Revenue administration has asked private firms in Chennai and adjoining Kanchipuram to declare holiday today or to permit their staff to work from home wherever possible. The downpour in the city led to power cut for many hours in some areas.
Meanwhile, the weather officials has warned of more rain for the next 24-hours as the low pressure in the South West Bay and adjoining Srilanka persists.
Due to heavy rain three districts including Chennai, Kanchipuram and Pudukottai to declare the holiday for colleges and schools. Three more districts in Tamil Nadu including Tiruvallur, Nagappattinam and Tiruvarur and Karaikkal in Puducherry have announced that schools will be closed today. Anna University and Madras University have postponed various examinations.

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