CM Khattar sends Rs 2 crore: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday sent two crore rupees for cyclone Ockhi victims from the Chief Minister Fund to the Prime Minister Fund. Earlier today, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met the cyclone victim families at Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram and assured them that the search and rescue operations are being conducted with full force. She reached Kanyakumari on Sunday to take stock of the situation in the wake of the cyclonic storm, which has tormented the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Keralaand now Lakshadweep islands. She informed that, so far, 357 fishermen, including 71 from Tamil Nadu, who had been stranded in sea due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued. Earlier on November 2, the Tamil Nadu authorities stated that the total number of deaths caused due to cyclone Ockhi has reached 19. The state department also said that at least 690 people have been rescued so far, while 96 were still missing. It further stated that 63 people have been hospitalized, while 74 houses have been fully damaged and 1,122 houses have been partially damaged.
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