Kerala floods: CM slams Centre for denying funds

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Friday lashed out at the Centre for allegedly showing indifference in granting aid for the rebuilding initiatives of the state, which had suffered the deadliest flood of the century in August. Continue Reading

Kerala rehab: Centre likely to enhance borrowing limit

With flood-ravaged Kerala now focusing on rebuilding, the Centre said it would favourably consider the state’s demand to enhance the borrowing limit. Continue Reading

Kerala floods: Insurance claims worth Rs 1,200 cr filed

More than 11,000 claims worth an estimated Rs 1,200 crore have been filed by flood-affected people with the four public sector insurance companies in Kerala. Continue Reading

UAE relief aid: Kerala still hoping for Centre’s nod

With water receding and more people returning home from relief camps, the Kerala government made a strong pitch for assistance and expressed hope that the Centre would accept the UAE aid “offer” of Rs 700 crore. Continue Reading

Kerala clean-up drive in full swing; row over foreign aid continues

With rescue operations in rain-ravaged Kerala nearly over, the focus is now on a massive clean-up drive, even as the row over accepting foreign aid for relief work saw the Congress and Left attacking the Centre. Continue Reading

Oommen Chandy urges Modi to amend rule on foreign aid

Congress termed as disappointing the reports that the Centre was unlikely to accept any foreign financial aid for flood relief work in Kerala and requested the Prime Minister to take steps to amend the rules. Continue Reading

Kerala limps back to normalcy; row over foreign help brews

As flood waters receded in Kerala, rescue operations were halted by the Navy, and people gradually began returning to their homes, many of them barely liveable, even as a political row brewed over accepting foreign aid. Continue Reading

Kerala HC postpones declaration of ICAR exam results

The Kerala High Court stayed for three weeks the declaration of results of all India entrance exam conducted by the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), as aspirants from the state could not sit for the test due to monsoon fury. Continue Reading

Kerala siblings offer land to CM’s relief fund

Amid donations pouring in to rebuild Kerala, which is reeling under the deadliest deluge in a century, two school-going siblings have expressed desire to handover an acre of land, gifted by their father, to the government to strengthen rehabilitation efforts. Continue Reading