Kerala will need Rs 31,000 crore for rebuilding: UN report

A post-disaster needs assessment report prepared by an UN team was submitted to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Friday by United Nations Resident Coordinator Yuri Afanasiev. Continue Reading

Pinarayi Vijayan accuses Centre for discriminating Kerala

Accusing the Centre of discriminating against Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday said denying permission to ministers from the State to go abroad for raising funds for flood relief works was the latest example of its bias. Continue Reading

KPMG’s credibility doubted, Kerala govt terms charges baseless

Kerala government today described as baseless, charges in the media against KPMG, appointed as project consultancy partner to rebuild the flood ravaged state and said it would cooperate with the agency. Continue Reading

Kerala to take Legal steps to avail foreign aid

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the government would explore the possibility of legal options to avail the funds offered to the state, including that from abroad. Continue Reading

Insurance surveyor held for seeking bribe from flood victim

A surveyor of a Mumbai-based insurance firm was arrested here for allegedly demanding bribe from a flood-hit businessman for settling his insurance claim. Continue Reading

Operations at Kochi airport resumes after 14 days

The Kochi airport resumed its operations this afternoon, a fortnight after it was rendered non-functional due the flood that wreaked havoc across Kerala. Continue Reading

Chennaiites extend support to Kerala, provide relief fund

A press release said, the response was overwhelming and the team received two truck loads of materials comprising rice, wheat, pulses, bedsheets, towels, clothes, mineral water, utensils, vegetables, toiletries and other various essentials. Continue Reading

Clean-up drive in Kuttanad, 70k people participate

State Finance Minister Thomas Isaac and PWD Minister G Sudhakaran launched the drive in which nearly 70,000 volunteers will clean around one lakh buildings. Continue Reading

Centre giving step-motherly treatment to Kerala: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati today accused the Centre of according “step-motherly treatment” to Kerala and demanded that all-out help be provided to the flood-hit state. Continue Reading