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  • More spells of heavy rain over the weekend in Kerala: Meteorological department

    Chennai: The ‘vigorous’ southwest monsoon over rain-battered Kerala will bring in more heavy spells during the weekend in that state, besides Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the regional weather office said today. The Southwest monsoon has been ‘vigorous’ over Kerala and ‘active’ over Telangana, Lakshadweep, coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka, the Regional Meteorological office here said in its daily weather report.

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    Death toll in Kerala floods reaches 164, massive rescue underway

    Thiruvananthapuram: More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subsided but the death toll touched 164 in 10 days.

  • Kerala Rains wreak havoc: All we know so far about the massive floods in Kerala

    With rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, the death toll in the state has increased to over 173, leaving more than 40 injured. As the flood situation continued to deteriorate in the state, as many as 33 dams have opened their shutters to release excess water due to heavy rain. Due to the heavy rainfall, the Kochi International Airport has been shut till Saturday.

  • Kerala Floods: PM Narendra Modi to visit rain-ravaged Kerala to review flood situation

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday evening head to Kerala to review the flood situation in the state. “Had a telephone conversation with Kerala CM Shinarayi Vijayan just now. We discussed the flood situation across the state and reviewed rescue operations. Later this evening, I will be heading to Kerala to take stock of the unfortunate situation due to flooding,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.ri P

  • Kerala Rains: Airtel, Jio announce free data and talk-time for customers in flood-hit state

    Situation in flood-hit Kerala is getting worse day-by-day. At present, 79 people have lost their lives and amid this situation, Airtel and Jio have announced few measures for its subscribers. Airtel is giving its prepaid subscribers free data and talk time worth Rs 30 and all STD and local calls made to Airtel numbers will be free from August 17 to August 19. And also postpaid users will get an extension on bill payments.

  • Kerala floods: Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s mother rescued in a tub in Kochi; See photos

    Kerala floods: Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s mother rescued in a tub in Kochi; See photos

    There are several districts of Kerala which got affected due to recent constant rain in the state. Social media is poured with photos of flood scenes, amid this a photo of a celebrity has caught everyone’s attention. According to reports, Malayalam film actor Prithviraj’s ancestral house in Thiruvananthapuram has been partially submerged in flood waster. A photo of actor’s mother and veteran actress Mallika Sukumaran has surfaced

  • Congress launches "Save the Constitution" campaign

    Kerala floods: Rahul Gandhi appeals people to contribute to CM’s relief fund

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and took to Twitter to make a fervent appeal to people for help by contributing to the chief minister’s relief fund. He also tagged the link of the chief minister’s relief fund to his tweet asking people to contribute, and said: “it is time to step up and help”.

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    Amid Kerala rains, IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai

    After weeks of drizzling, rain is likely to return in full swing this week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai. The IMD alerted coastal states about a weather system (depression) over coastal Odisha.

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    Kerala Rains: Death toll rises to 79 as heavy rains continue to batter Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: With rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8. Entire Kerala has been on a red alert since Wednesday evening. A total of 28 deaths were reported on the day.

  • Public transport affected as Southern Railways, Kochi Metro suspend operations in flood-hit Kerala

    Kochi: The public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in the downstream areas.