India received 3 per cent excess rain since March 1 with the south peninsula experiencing large excess rain while northwestern parts of the country remained dry and in the grip of severe heatwaves.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) mid-day bulletin, Conditions are favourable for further advancement of the south-west Monsoon into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, the entire Andaman Sea and the Andaman Islands and some parts of east-central Bay of Bengal during next 2-3 days.
The IMD has issued the alert for Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode, and Kannur districts following heavy rains on Sunday and Monday, as it warned that the rains may continue till May 17.
Health, police, and revenue officials are deployed at Walayar check-post from Palakkad district, Kalliyakavali from Thiruvananthapuram and at Theni check posts to scan children below the age of five
In a tragic incident, a bus carrying several passengers from Odisha met with an accident on NH-5 near Ranasarak in Andhra's Srikakulam while on its way to Kerala.
A team of Army officials, including a Keralite officer, rescued the trekker identified as Babu and provided him food and water.
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"So technically speaking unless the government gives the accused a remission, for the rest of his life he will have to be in jail. If an appeal should be made, it will be taken up only after consulting with the government," said the prosecutor.
A 12-year-old boy died of Nipah virus in Kozhikode of Kerala, triggering concerns of a possible outbreak of another deadly virus. The minor boy died in a private hospital in the early hours of Sunday.
The first Nipah virus disease (NiV) outbreak in South India was reported from Kozhikode district of Kerala on May 19, 2018.
Joseph in her hand-written letter said she was very worried about deaths in Delhi and other parts of the country due to coronavirus, and felt happy to see the top court making vital interventions to alleviate the suffering of the people in the unprecedented health crisis unleashed by the pandemic.
The South-west monsoon is most likely to touch Kerala coast in next two days before entering Odisha.
Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn in on Thursday as Kerala Chief Minister for the second time amid the Covid-19 crisis in the state.
"This year, the onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be on 31st May with a model error of plus/minus 4 days."
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