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Kerala Floods
Kerala Floods: Many Dead As Incessant Rainfall Causes Landslides, Water logging

Heavy downpour has left many areas flooded in Kerala. Landslides triggered by rainfall in Idukki and Kottayam led to death of several persons. As per national media reports, more than 20 people have been killed and several are still missing.

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Can accept foreign govt aid, says 2016 disaster management plan

New Delhi: India may not have accepted the UAE government’s offer of Rs 700 crore financial aid to flood-devastated Kerala but according to the National Disaster Management Plan of 2016 if the national government of another country offers assistance as a goodwill gesture to disaster victims, the central government may accept it. “As a matter […]

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Odisha sends 500 mt of polythene sheets to flood-ravaged Kerala

Bhubaneswar: Lending helping hands to flood-ravaged Kerala, the State Government on Wednesday dispatched 500 metric tonnes of polythene sheets for assistance of people hit by the natural calamity. The Polythene sheets were sent in as many as 12 wagons of a special goods train from Dhanamandal railway station in Jajpur. The state government had earlier […]

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Kerala Floods: Odisha Kerala Community extends helping hand

Bhubaneswar: At a time when life is slowly limping back to normalcy in flood-hit Kerala, efforts have now been undertaken by the Malayalee community in Odisha to extend a helping hand to the people in distress. The Kerala Samaj today set up Kerala Relief Information Centre in Bhubaneswar to collect funds and other materials for […]

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OTV Exclusive: Rescue operations intensified in flood-ravaged Kerala

Kerala: Odisha Fire Service personnel in Kerala have intensified their rescue operations in flood-ravaged areas of the state as rain eased down today. As many as 250 fire service personnel from Odisha were seen engaged in saving lives and launching rescue operations with the help of life jackets and boats. Sharing his experience during an […]

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OTV Exclusive: Stranded Odias in Kerala urge Odisha Govt for help

Trivandrum/Bhubaneswar: Despite rescue and relief operations being taken up on war footing, hundreds of Odias who are still stranded in a few places in flood-hit Kerala today pleaded assistance for their return to their home state. During an exclusive OTV on-ground coverage from Trivandrum in Kerala, Odia handloom and handicraft artisans who have taken shelter […]

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Centre declares Kerala floods as 'calamity of severe nature'

New Delhi: The central government has declared the devastating Kerala floods as a “calamity of severe nature”. A statement on Monday by Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that “keeping in view the intensity and magnitude of the floods in Kerala, the government of India has declared this […]

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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 […]

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Kerala floods: Stranded Odias narrate their ordeal while families back home cry for help

Bhubaneswar: It is now testing time for people from Odisha who are now stranded in several flood-hit areas in Kerala. Though relief and rescue operations have been intensified, several Odias are yet to be rescued. According to reports, several people from Nayagarh district are stranded in Kerala and their families back home are having sleepless […]

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Odisha fire services extend helping hands to Kerala flood victims

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Kerala has been battered by worst ever floods in its history, Odisha Fire Services Department has geared up to lend a helping hand to the affected. A special team of fire services comprising 240 fire personnel equipped with several gadgets and 75 power boats today left for Kerala to assist […]

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Kerala floods: PM Modi's aerial survey called off

Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aerial survey to witness the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala was called off on Saturday due to bad weather, state government officials said. Modi, who arrived in the state capital on Friday night, flew in to Kochi earlier in the morning. The Prime Minister […]

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Google Person Finder launches tool for Kerala Floods

Kerala: Google India has updated its Person Finder tool to aid searches and rescue operations in flood-ravished Kerala: goo.gl/WxuUFp Though it lacks certain features as of now, the tool can be very helpful to locate people scattered all over the state under the present circumstances. Our thoughts are with those in Kerala. Help track missing […]

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Kerala death toll rises to 154, 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 subdued and the death toll touched 154 in 10 days. There were six new deaths reported on Friday. Although the intensity of rains decreased in […]

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Odisha CM announces Rs 5 crore for Kerala flood victims

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the God’s own country, Kerela is witnessing its worst ever flood, prayers and help continue to pour in for flood-hit victims. Expressing solidarity with those affected by the floods, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced assistance of Rs 5 crore for relief and restoration works in flood-ravaged Kerala. Patnaik […]

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