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  • Kerala: IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall for next 5 days

    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): The state of Kerala is expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next five days and a district wise warning has been issued in this regard informed Director of Kerala Meteorological Department on Thursday.

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    AR Rahman donates Rs 1 crore to Kerala flood relief funds

    Claiming as many as 400 and more of lives, the Kerala floods was one of the deadliest calamities that India has ever witnessed. Followed by the massive destruction that left the nation in shock, many celebrities came forward for charitable causes in order to contribute to the relief funds started by the Chief Minister of Kerala. Amongst them was A R Rahman who has donated a whopping amount of Rs. 1 crore

  • Kerala requires Rs 30,000 crore for rebuilding, says Finance Minister Thomas Isaac

    Alappuzha (Kerala): Flood -battered Kerala needs Rs 30,000 crore to rebuild, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said on Monday. “We require Rs 20,000 for capital expenditure and Rs 10,000 for revenue expenditure,” Isaac told IANS, adding it would be raised through various means, including cash and kind.

  • Comedian Papa CJ, magician Karan Singh come together to raise funds for Kerala

    New Delhi: Popular stand-up comedian Papa CJ and psychological illusionist Karan Singh Magic will make the realms of comedy and magic meet for a new act to be performed as fundraisers for flood-affected Kerala. They will perform ‘My Trick Is Better Than Yours’, where they will try to outdo each other in a unique format conceptualised by Big Bad Wolf.

  • 483 people have lost lives in Kerala floods and 14 missing, CM Pinarayi Vijayan tells Assembly

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala flood disaster has claimed 483 lives and 15 people are still missing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday. Opening the debate at a special one-day session of the Assembly to discuss the disaster, Vijayan said that at the height of the floods, the worst to hit the state in a century, there were 14.50 lakh people in relief camps.

  • Bhopal: Raw spices hiked by 50 %, may soon go out of stock

    Bhopal: The prices of raw spices in the city are going through the roof because of recent flood in Kerala. The price has seen a 50% hike. The situation has come to such a pass that the raw spices may soon go out of stock.

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    Kerala Floods: Centre to consider Kerala demand to enhance borrowing limit

    Thiruvananthapuram: With flood-ravaged Kerala now focusing on rebuilding, the Centre on Wednesday said it would favourably consider the state’s demand to enhance the borrowing limit. As part of efforts for resource mobilisation, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held discussions with World Bank officials and said their help was necessary to rebuild the state.

  • Some relief for flood-hit Kerala, as IT-Dept extends deadline for filing income tax return to Sept 15

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday extended the deadline for filing of income tax returns for taxpayers in Kerala from August 31 to September 15. “In view of the disruption caused due to severe floods in Kerala, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) hereby further extends the ‘Due Date’ for furnishing Income Tax Returns from August 31 to September 15 for all income tax assessees in Kerala,” the Finance Ministry said

  • Kerala floods: Maharashtra govt sends 50 tonnes of tur dal as aid

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today sent 50 tonnes of tur dal as aid to flood-affected Kerala. State Agriculture Minister Chandrakant Patil flagged off the Netravati Express, loaded with 50 tonnes of tur dal, from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai.

  • Cochin International Airport to resume operations from August 29

    Kochi: Kochi Airport, which was closed since past few days due to incessant flooding in Kerala, will resume its full-scale operations on August 29 “CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited) is set to commence full-scale operations (both International and Domestic) at 1400 hrs on 29-08-18,” read an official statement of CIAL.

  • Kerala flood relief: SC judges Kurian Joseph, KM Joseph sing with Mohit Chauhan to raise funds

    New Delhi: In a rare, benevolent gesture, two Supreme Court judges today sang at a cultural programme organised by apex court journalists in Delhi to raise money for relief and rehabilitation of people in flood-ravaged Kerala. Justices Kurian Joseph and K M Joseph, both hailing from Kerala, performed at the event at the auditorium of Indian Society for International Law, opposite the Supreme Court complex. The programme was attended by Chief Justice

  • Pot of discord being stirred against Narendra Modi

    There will always be different versions of the story behind the Rs 700 crore aid that was reportedly offered to Kerala for its post-flood relief and reconstruction by the government of the United Arab Emirates. The story, which began with a social media communication from the Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, took an interesting turn when it was stated that the Centre had a policy of shunning all foreign aid for disasters,

  • Kerala Floods: Kerala toll would have been higher if military hadn’t helped, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Thiruvananthapuram: The death toll in the Kerala floods would have been much higher but for the timely help provided by the military, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. The calamity would have been greater if the armed forces hadn’t worked hand in hand with the Kerala government, Vijayan said at a formal farewell function held here on Sunday in honour of Central forces which played a key role in rescue and relief operations. “We

  • Bollywood celebrities support telethon to raise funds for Kerala

    Mumbai: Celebrities from the Indian film and music industries, including names like Rana Daggubati, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das, Javed Akhtar and Hariharan, came together to support a telethon to raise funds for flood-hit Kerala.

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