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Kerala Floods: Sikh community provides food to victims
Kochi (Kerala) [India] | August 20, 2018 5:41:45 PM IST
Lending a helping hand, volunteers belonging to the Sikh community in Kochi are providing food to people in flood-hit Kerala. Those taking part prepare the food inside Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha and then send it to relief camps. ... read..


 
Carcasses disposed of in Kerala
Kochi | Monday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Health officials on Monday began disposing of carcasses after numerous animals became victims of the worst ever floods to hit Kerala. ... read..


 
Kerala floods: First passenger flight lands at Kochi Navy Base
Kochi (Kerala) [India] | August 20, 2018 1:11:26 PM IST
A day after air traffic to and from Kerala's Cochin International Airport was completely halted due to flash floods, the first commercial flight landed at Kochi Naval Air Station on Monday. ... read..


 
Kerala floods: DGCA monitoring airfares, says Suresh Prabhu
Kochi (Kerala) [India] | August 19, 2018 7:11:41 PM IST
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is constantly monitoring airfares on 32 direct routes operating to or from Trivandrum, Calicut, Coimbatore and Mangalore, and has even set up a control room - working 24x7 - to aid stranded passengers due to fl ... read..


 
Green chilly sold for Rs 400 a kg in Kochi
Kochi | Sunday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
The worst floods to batter Kerala since 1924 have fuelled shortages and sent prices of vegetables zooming, with green chilli selling at Rs 400 a kg in Kochi and surrounding areas. ... read..


 
Kerala floods: Adventure Tour operators join rescue operations
Kochi | Sunday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
A 90-member team of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India on Sunday began rescue operations in the flood-ravaged Kerala using 17 wide-body rafts brought in from Rishikesh, its team leader said. ... read..


 
Kerala limping back normalcy; rain god withdrawn from its fury
Kochi | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
As the ''Rain God'' started blessing to the rain wreak havoc Kerala, the state was limping back to normalcy, as the water level started receding from almost all rivers, that overflowed because of the flood waters in the past one week. The torrential rain ... read..


 
Kerala Floods: PM Modi conducts aerial survey, announces financial aid
Kochi (Kerala) [India] | August 18, 2018 1:41:30 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected Kerala. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM's National Relief Funds (PM ... read..


 
Kerala Floods: Modi begins aerial survey as weather clears (Second Lead)
Kochi | Saturday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his aerial survey of the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala, after it was initially called off due to bad weather. ... read..


 
PM cancels aerial survey for time being due to bad weather
Kochi | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at the Naval Airbase here by a special flight on Saturday to conduct an aerial survey to assess the impact of the flood situation in the state, has cancelled his aerial survey for the time being owing to bad wea ... read..


 
Kerala floods: Modi's aerial survey called off (Lead)
Kochi | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
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. ... read..


 
Modi begins aerial survey of Kerala floods
Kochi | Saturday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took off in a helicopter from here to survey the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala. ... read..


 
PM in Kerala to review flood situation
Kochi | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Thiruvananhapuram International airport on Friday night by a special Air Force flight to review the flood situation in Kerala. Mr Modi was received by Kerala Governor Just (rtd) P Sathasivam, Kerala Chi ... read..


 
Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth (Lead)
Kochi | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
A pregnant woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac. The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue - literally. ... read..


 
Flood Fury: NCMC decides to mobile additional resources of all agencies
Kochi | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) met for the second time in two days at Delhi on Friday to review the rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas in Kerala. The NCMC has decided to mobilise additional resources of all agencies inc ... read..


 
Kerala floods: Airlifted pregnant lady gives birth
Kochi | Friday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
A pregnant lady, who was airlifted on Friday morning by a Navy rescue team from a water logged place near Aluva in Kerala, gave birth to a baby safely. ... read..


 
Devastating rain claims over 164 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68.27 cr
Kochi | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
The Devastating rain in kerala which started on August 8 has so far claimed more than 164 lives and rendered 2,857 people homeless even as the state has virtually turned into an ocean as most of the low lying areas submerged under the gushing water. The ... read..


 
Devastating rain claims over 100 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68.27 cr
Kochi | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
The Devastating rain in kerala which started on August 8 has so far claimed more than 100 lives and rendered 2,857 people homeless even as the state has virtually turned into an ocean as most of the low lying areas submerged under the gushing water. The ... read..


 
Kerala floods: Kochi Airport suspends operation till August 26
Kochi | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
Cochin International Airport has suspended its operation temporarily till August 26 in view of the high flood situation prevailed in the airport and surrounding areas. ''Kochi Airport operation is temporarily suspended upto 1400 hours on 26-08-2018 due ... read..


 
SNC Scales up Operation 'Madad'
Kochi | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
Even as the flood situation became grim across the state, Southern Naval Command (SNC) had deployed a total of 40 rescue and diving teams with Gemini boats in multiple locations at 1700 hours on Thursday evening as part of the eighth day of ''Operation ... read..


 
Centre to enhance assistance to Kerala; NCMC meet held
Kochi | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
The Centre will enhance the assistance and service of National Disster Response Force (NDRF), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard teams to involve in rescue operations in view of flood situation in Kerala. ... read..


 
Cochin Naval air base gets nod for commercial operations
Kochi | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The Central government on Thursday agreed to open the Cochin Naval air base for commercial operations following a request by the Kerala government, officials said. ... read..


 
Death toll in rain fury climbs to 95; low lying areas submerged in Kerala
Kochi | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
The death toll in the rain fury since August 8 climbed to 95 including 28 persons lost their lives in devastating rain that wreak havoc during the past 48 hours in Kerala. In a major landslide reported at Kuranchery, near Wadakkanchery in Thrissur dis ... read..


 
Kerala floods: India Navy deploys 21 teams for rescue operation
Kochi (Kerala) [India] | August 16, 2018 6:11:32 AM IST
On the seventh day of Operation Madad, Southern Naval Command deployed 21 rescue and diving teams with Gemini boats in flood-hit Kerala as the monsoon has intensified in the state. ... read..


 
Jet Airways diverts its flights to Bangalore
Kochi | Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 IST
Due to inclement weather and closure of operations at Kochi Airport, Jet Airways flights 9W 555, 9W 561 were diverted to Bengaluru. ''Jet Airways is making alternative flight arrangements for its guests, including operating a special flight and upgrading ... read..


 
Rain continues its frantic dance in Kerala, death toll rises to 67
Kochi | Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 IST
As the torrential rain which continued its frantic dance during the past 48 hours, as many as 24 deaths were reported from different part of the state on Wednesday, catapulting to the total causality to 67 in landslide and rain related incidents since Aug ... read..


 
Rain continues frantic dance in Kerala, death toll rises to 48
Kochi | Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 IST
With 11 more deaths reported from different parts of the state during the past two days in torrential rains, the total number of deaths went up to 48 in rain-related incidents and landslides, since August 8. After a short interval of two days, the torrent ... read..


 
Flight operations suspended at CIAL till Saturday due to heavy rains
Kochi | Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 IST
The torrential rains that lashed in Kerala during the past 48 hours and the subsequent discharge of surplus waters from various reservoirs, forced the Cochin International Airport authorities to suspend all the to-fro flight operations till Saturday. The ... read..


 
Three missing, four rescued as fishing boat capsizes in Kerala
Kochi | Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 IST
The Indian Navy rescued four fishermen, while three were missing as their fishing boat capsized at 12 nautical miles NW of Alappuzha, in the early hours on Wednesday. According to police, fishing boat Anugraha had ventured out from Vypeen in this district ... read..


 
Cochin Airport shut till Saturday
Kochi | Wednesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
The Cochin International Airport was on Wednesday closed till Saturday afternoon after water released from the Idukki dam flooded the area. ... read..


 
Rain continues its frantic dance, forcing to open shutters of 31 dams in Kerala
Kochi | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST
After a short interval of two days, the torrential rain that continued its frantic dance, forced the authorities to open shutters of 31 reservoirs in Kerala to release the surplus water. Though the Kerala State electricity Board had pull down two shutte ... read..


 
Kerala HC rejects Dileep's request for abduction video
Kochi | Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday turned down accused Malayalam actor Dileep's demand for a copy of the video of the abduction of an actress and her harassment at the hands of the perpetrators who took her around in a vehicle in Kochi for two hours in Feb ... read..


 
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