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Tag: Kerala Flood

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Love In Trying Times: Amid Kerala Floods, Bride & Groom Reach Temple In Cooking Vessel To Tie Knot

True love can not just transcend borders, but it comes with a knack for wading through disasters too! A bride and a groom, both of them health workers in Kerala’s Chengannur, reached their marriage venue in a cooking vessel.

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Kerala Floods;Death Toll Reaches 35
Kerala Floods: Blame Game Begins As Death Toll Reaches 35

Meanwhile, around 4,000 people are now lodged at various camps that have been opened in Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts of the state.

Kerala limps to normalcy,rain in parts of K'TAKA, toll 170

Thiruvananthapuram: With the rains abating in parts of Kerala, water receded in many low-lying areas of the flood-hit State on Thursday while in Karnataka there was widespread rain in coastal and Malnad areas, as the toll rose to 170 with 48 still missing in the two states. Over five lakh people have been housed in […]

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Rahul writes to RBI Guv, seeks relief for flood-hit Kerala farmers

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, urging that the moratorium on repayment of crop loans be extended to December 31 for farmers in Kerala in the wake of floods in the state. The death toll in the Kerala floods is 95, as per government figures, and over 1.89 […]

Indian Expats In UAE Open Collection Centres Of Flood-Hit Kerala

Dubai: Indian expats in the UAE have come together to help thousands of families displaced in Kerala due to the massive floods that have claimed 88 lives, according to a media report. Forty-two people are still reported to be missing in Kerala. Over 2.52 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,332 relief camps across the […]

Kerala Rains: Toll Climbs To 88, 40 Still Missing

Thiruvananthapuram: Rain-battered North Kerala is slowly limping back to normalcy, even as the toll in the monsoon fury in the state rose to 88 on Tuesday morning and 40 people were still missing. Over 2.52 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,332 relief camps across the state. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has left for the […]

60 killed in Kerala flood; 2.27 lakh in relief camps

Thiruvananthapuram: Even as the heavy rains that lashed Kerala in the past few days abated, the death toll stood at 60 on Sunday, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Compared to last year’s floods which ravaged the entire state, this time it is not that bad and has affected fewer districts, Vijayan said soon after […]

Heavy Rains In Kerala Claim 42 Lives, Over One Lakh In Relief Camps

Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala continues to battle the torrential downpour lashing its shores, death toll has risen to 42 in rain related incidents, including flooding and landslides, with over one lakh people moved to relief camps, officials said on Saturday. Twenty people have been killed in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, and nine have died in Wayanad […]

UAE Issues Advisory Against Travel To Kerala Due To Floods

Dubai: The UAE has issued a travel advisory to its citizens who are either in Kerala or intend to visit the state to exercise extreme caution in the light of heavy rains, which have caused damaging floods in many areas and killed 28 people. Torrential rains continued to lash most parts of Kerala on Friday […]

Kerala rains: 28 dead, 64,000 in 738 relief camps

Thiruvananthapuram: With incessant rain in Kerala, the death toll has reached 28 and over 64,000 people have shifted into 738 relief camps across the rain-battered state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday. So far, 20 deaths caused by the floods have been reported across the state. Eight deaths had been reported on Thursday. “These […]

Kerala requires Rs 30K cr for rebuilding: Minister

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. The capital expenditure would go into rebuilding roads, bridges, buildings, […]

Google pledges Rs 7 cr for Kerala relief work

New Delhi: Google will contribute $1 million (nearly Rs 7 crore) to the relief and restoration work in Kerala which has been battered by severe floods, a top company official said here on Tuesday. “Google.org and Googlers will contribute $1 million to the relief work in Kerala,” Rajan Anandan, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, […]

Kohli dedicates win to Kerela flood victims
Kohli dedicates 3rd Test win to Kerala flood victims

Nottingham: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday celebrated the 203-run thrashing of England in the third Test by dedicating the win to the flood victims in the southern state of Kerala. Coming back from a 0-2 deficit, India put up a clinical all-round performance at Trent Bridge to deflate England, who could only blame their […]

NASA tracks monsoon rains behind Kerala floods

Washington: NASA has released a video created using satellite data that provides an estimate of the intense rainfall over India in the past week and shows the spread of the resulting severe flooding in Kerala and parts of Karnataka. The summer monsoon is a regular feature this time of year in India, and it can […]

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Government releases Rs 600 crore aid to Kerala

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday released Rs 600 crore to the Kerala government for relief work in the flood-ravaged state and decided to waive Customs Duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on relief materials being imported. The money released included Rs 500 crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rs 100 crore […]

Kerala flood: Family members of trapped Kandhamal workers plead for help

Kandhamal: The families of three Odia labourers trapped in Ernakulum district of Kerala following the floods have pleaded help from the state government. The trio – Manoj Nayak, Niranjan Kanhar and Sumant Pradhan hail from the Chahali village under Chakapada block in Kandhamal district. The family members, through a letter to the District Labour Officer […]

UAE extends $100 mn for Kerala rebuilding: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended $100 million as financial assistance to rebuild the flood-ravaged state. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to hundreds of thousands of Keralites, has informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that it would be providing $100 million for Kerala, Vijayan […]

Facebook donates Rs 1.75 crore for Kerala flood victims

New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook is donating $250,000 (nearly Rs 1.75 crore) for relief work in Kerala, which has been battered by torrential rains, floods and landslides, leaving over 300 dead amid massive destruction, the company said on Monday. Facebook will donate the money through the Community Resilience Fund for GOONJ — a Delhi-based […]

Kerala floods: Stranded Odisha weavers ‘safe;’ special train to bring back rescued people

Bhubaneswar: Several weavers from different parts of Odisha who are stranded in flood-hit Kerala during their visit to attend Saras Mela organized by Kutumbshree at Chengannur town are reportedly safe. According to sources, the weavers from 11 Self Help Groups (SSG), are ‘safe’ and have taken shelter in a college near Anantapuram. Nearly 21 weavers […]

Kerala floods: Challenge shifts from rescue to relief

Thiruvananthapuram: As rescue operations in Kerala on Monday entered its final stages, the biggest challenge before the authorities in the flood aftermath turned into managing the over 5,500 relief camps housing more than 7,00,000 people across the state. The weather looked promising with no major rainfall expected in the state. Many people though continued to […]

724,649 people in relief camps: Kerala CM Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 724,649 people are sheltering in 5,645 camps following “one of the worst ever floods” in Kerala that has claimed some 370 lives and caused widespread destruction, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday. “Our prime concern was to save lives. It appears it has been met,” Vijayan told the media amid […]

UAE businessman donates for Kerala flood relief

Abu Dhabi: A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based businessman has announced a 2.6 million dirhams ($707,837) donation towards relief operations in the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala. According to K.P. Hussain, chairman of Fathima Healthcare Group, about half of the amount will directly go to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, while the rest will be […]

Kerala flood toll 368, over 58,000 rescued, red alert in 3 districts

Thiruvananthapuram: The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 368, as 33 more deaths were reported on Saturday even as around 58,000 people were rescued in different parts of the state, and red alert is now there in just three districts, down from 11. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while […]

Odisha urges Kerala to provide food to 130 Odia victims

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged its Kerala counterpart to provide minimum assistance like food and water to the people from the state taking shelter at a flood ravaged place, official sources said. The state government’s action came soon after it received an SOS message from one Anil Sethi, who informed that about 130 people […]

Kerala flood toll reaches 114, massive rescue operation underway

Thiruvananthapuram: With the death toll in the devastating floods rising to 114 in Kerala, and more than one lakh people living in relief camps across the state, the Centre on Thursday deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation. Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have cut […]