Kerala rehabilitation: Govt plans 10% cess on GST

The flood-ravaged state has asked for the GST council’s permission to introduce 10 per cent cess on the GST as part of its efforts to mobilise more resources for rehabilitation, besides planning to introduce a special lottery, a government press release said. Continue Reading

Kerala monsoon fury: 5 more killed in landslides, toll rises to 72

Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi: Five persons were killed in a landslide in Palakkad district of Kerala today even as torrential rains led to the collapse of the public transport system in many parts of the state with the southern Railways and Kochi Metro suspending operations. Continue Reading

Kerala rains: TN likely to open Mullaperiyar shutters

The Tamilnadu government, which owns and operates the dam located upstream of Idukki Dam, has informed that it may release water into the Periyar river on the Kerala side from Mullaperiyar reservoir due to high inflows, an official release said. Continue Reading