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    Kerala Floods: Yellow alert issued in parts of Kerala

    Kochi: A yellow alert has been issued in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for Tuesday. In addition to that, a yellow alert has also been issued for Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad districts for Wednesday. The Met Centre has predicted heavy rainfall (64.4mm to 124.4mm) in these districts.

  • Kerala Floods: Over 2,000 persons still in relief camps

    Thiruvananthapuram: Even a month after Kerala witnessed an unprecedented deluge, said to be the worst in the last 100 years, at least 2,500 persons are still in relief camps in the state. Presently, there are 80 relief camps in the state, in which 787 families, comprising 2,457 people, have taken shelter. Thrissur district has the maximum camps at 45 with 1,348 people, followed by Idukki with 332 in nine camps. Alapzuha district, among the worst

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    Kerala: 4,778 people still in 120 relief camps   

    Thiruvananthapuram: A month after Kerala was devastated by unprecedented rains and floods, 4,778 people are still in 120 relief camps, authorities said on Tuesday. According to the Disaster Management State Control Room, the rains and floods have claimed 491 lives since May 29 while 14 persons remain missing.

  • Kerala floods: Insurance claims may total Rs 4,500 crore, says Chairman of GIPSA

    Thiruvananthapuram: The four public sector insurance companies anticipate claims of Rs 4,500 crore on account of the floods that ravaged Kerala, a senior official said on Thursday. Addressing the media, A.V. Girija Kumar, Chairman of GIPSA, the coordinating body of all state-run General Insurance Companies and the CMD of Oriental Insurance Co Ltd, said this estimate was based on the strength of claims made till Wednesday. “On account of the floods and damages in

  • Kerala Floods: State announces special lottery to raise funds

    Thiruvananthapuram: To raise additional funds towards the Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) following the floods in Kerala, Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Friday announced a special lottery. Issac told the media that each ticket would cost Rs 250 and the draw would take place on October 3. The entire proceeds of the lottery will go to the CMDRF. “The lottery has been named ‘Ashwas’ and there would be a first prize of Rs 1 lakh

  • Kerala Floods: 2 government officials arrested for stealing relief materials

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two Kerala government officials were arrested on Friday in Wayanad district for the embezzlement of relief materials, police said. A senior police official told IANS that the arrests were made based on a complaint received from another senior government official. According to the complaint, the two accused, S. Thomas and M.P. Dinesh, were stopped by residents at a relief camp Panamaram village while they were loading the relief materials into a vehicle. Thomas and

  • Kerala Flood: EU announces Euro 1.9 lakh to Indian Red Cross Society for flood relief

    New Delhi: The European Union today announced an assistance of Euro 190,000 (Rs 1.53 crore) in aid funding to the Indian Red Cross Society for providing immediate relief to flood-affected people in Kerala. The announcement was made by the office of the grouping, comprising 28 European countries. “In response to the devastating monsoon floods that swept across large parts of the southern Indian state of Kerala, the European Union has allocated an initial

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    Kerala floods: Centre justifies refusing foreign aid for Kerala ,Opposition slams stand

    Kochi/Hyderabad/New Delhi: Opposition parties, including the Congress and CPI(M), today trained its guns on the Centre asking it to remove obstacles in accepting foreign aid for rain-ravaged Kerala, including Rs 700 crore offered by the UAE, even as government justified the stand. Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam defended the Centre’s decision, saying in refusing foreign aid for rehabilitation of the flood-hit state, the government has followed a 14-year convention it “inherited” from previous

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    Kerala Floods: Kerala must look within

    The devastating floods in Kerala or God’s own country was waiting to happen. Human complicity in this instance cannot be undermined. Sadly, it is a lesson that this country never seems to learn. Especially when it comes to disaster management.

  • Kerala Floods: 2,80,442 farmers suffer losses of Rs 1000 crore in flood-hit Kerala

    Mumbai: The heaviest floods in Kerala since 1924 have taken a huge toll on the state’s livestock and agriculture. Over 280,442 farmers in the state have been hit and their losses are estimated at Rs 1,000 crore. Crop losses in over 45,988.50 hectares, across the state, have been pegged at Rs 10.7 billion rupees.

  • Karnataka Rains: Minister H D Revanna throws biscuits at flood victims, video goes viral

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister H D Revanna courted a controversy after a video purportedly showing him flinging biscuit packets at flood victims in a relief camp in Hassan district went viral today. Revanna, PWD Minister and brother of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, was seen picking biscuit packets and hurling them at the people sheltered in the relief camp. As the video clip went viral in the social media besides being aired by TV channels, netizens

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    Kerala Rains: To rebuild lives, Kerala needs doctors, nurses, packed food, says K J Alphons

    New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons today flagged the need for ready-to-eat cooked food, doctors and nurses in flood ravaged Kerala, saying people are now getting back to whatever is left of their homes with the waters receding. The minister also issued an appeal to skilled workers like plumbers, electricians and carpenters to come to make homes livable and help the state regain normalcy.

  • Kerala floods: More relief materials arrive at Cochin port

    Kochi: The Cochin Port Trust has earmarked two godowns for free storage of relief materials, arriving from across the country, for people affected by the unprecedented floods in Kerala, a port trust official said. The first truck carrying relief materials, mobilised by all major ports under the Union Shipping Ministry, was dispatched through the VOC Port Trust in Tuticorin and will be arriving at the port here today, he said. Four containers of relief materials

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    Kerala Rains: A man-made tragedy, largely

    Floods in Kerala are not a normal phenomenon the way they are in parts of UP and Bihar, and even Uttarahand. After decades, Kerala has been ravaged by one of the worst floods in its history. It has claimed over 240 lives and devastated a very large part of the State. Tens of thousands have been rendered homeless and have had to be moved to temporary shelters while property worth tens of

  • Kerala floods: Carcasses of animals disposed of in Kerala

    Kochi: Health officials on Monday began disposing of carcasses after numerous animals became victims of the worst ever floods to hit Kerala. On Monday morning, official teams went around areas in and around Ernakulam city, especially near the Cochin airport where a good number of dead cows, buffaloes and dogs were seen floating in the flood waters. “It has been decided that the carcasses will be disposed of in two ways. Depending on the human habitation,

  • Was counting seconds: Pilot who made rooftop landing in Kerala

    Mumbai: Three seconds. This is how long it would have taken for the Seaking helicopter to disintegrate into pieces had anything gone wrong during a dramatic rooftop landing in Kerala to rescue 26 people. The video of the thrilling rescue operation by the Navy’s Seaking 42B helicopter at the flood-ravaged Chalakudy town on Friday has gone viral on social media and garnered thousands of hits.