Rain pounds South India; Kerala worst hit with 57 dead

The flood situation in South India continued to remain grim on Saturday, with Kerala and Karnataka being the worst hit – as 83 people have so far lost their lives in both States. Continue Reading

Germany offers massive aid package to help flood hit Kerala

Germany has offered a massive aid package to support climate resilient rebuilding of Kerala’s flood-battered public infrastructure, which includes a nominal interest loan of Rs 720 crore (90 million Euros). Continue Reading

Railway staff donate Rs 4.7 cr to PM’s Relief Fund

Southern Railway Friday said its employees have contributed Rs 4.7 crore to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the natural calamities that struck the country recently. Continue Reading

Kerala visit: Rahul makes way for air ambulance

In a goodwill gesture, Congress President Rahul Gandhi allowed an air ambulance with a patient to take off first before his helicopter did from a helipad at a college to Alappuzha. Continue Reading

Rehabilitation in Ernakulam dist will be tough: Collector

Rehabilitation of thousands of people who lost their livelihood and were rendered homeless in the recent floods in Ernakulam district is going to be a “long-drawn” affair, District Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla said here. Continue Reading

Pampa river soon to get 2 Bailey bridges built by Army

The Army will build two Bailey bridges across the Pampa river to restore connectivity between two paths to the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabiramala, damaged in the floods, a body governing it said. Continue Reading

Cochin flight operations to begin from 29 Aug

Flight operations from the flood-hit international airport here, which was rendered non functional for over a week, will resume from 29 August instead of 26 August as announced earlier. Continue Reading

Kerala monsoon fury: Death toll mounts to 173

The deadliest deluge in close to a century has claimed 173 lives since 8 August and dealt a body blow to the scenic state, wrecking its tourism industry, destroying standing crops in thousands of hectares and inflicting huge damage to infrastructure. Continue Reading

Kerala rains: Onam celebrations cancelled

Thiruvananthapuram: Reeling under the unprecedented havoc caused by heavy rains, the Kerala government today decided do away with the ‘Onam’ celebrations this year and instead utilise the amount for relief operations. Continue Reading