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Payippadan lifts 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race in thrilling finale

While Payippadan crossed the line with 4.28.96 minutes, Mahadevikad finished second in their debut with 4.39.14 minutes.

11 Nov 2018

Residents abandoning reclaimed R Block island

Paddy cultivation in R Block, the reclaimed island in Vembanad lake, was stopped in 2011 after land disputes.

30 Sep 2018

Topography a challenge to alternative farming methods in Kuttanad

The geographical structure of Kuttanad is a challenge to conduct experiments on alternative farming methods. 

30 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Beneficiaries cry foul over parameters of loan scheme

Lekha’s words present the state of affair of the allotment of interest-free loan to flood-ravaged families in the state.

22 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Lower Kuttanad picking up the pieces

The Kolothu Jetty-bound KSRTC bus arrives at the Kainakari Jetty bus stop at 11.25 am.

17 Sep 2018

Kerala flood leaves a 2,434-tonne mountain of waste

Here is another astounding figure to add to the story of devastating damage and loss.

11 Sep 2018

The charge of the lightweight lathi brigade

The recent setbacks faced by the  department from courts and the public also led to expedite the process of change in style.

09 Sep 2018

Experts point to speedy flow from Vembanad lake

Murali, a 64-year-old farmer from Kainakari, said water level had reached above eight feet in Kuppapuram during the August 16-20 period and it continued till August 25.

09 Sep 2018

Different ordeal as water level dips, boats get stuck 

The Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD) had to shift its boat jetty in the Vada canal, where it has been functioning for a century, to 300 metres away.

09 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu mishap kills six from Alappuzha

The couple was coming to Kerala for attending the funeral of their relative. Lincy escaped with minor injuries.

02 Sep 2018

In neck-deep water for the past 78 days

 As rain and floods wreaked havoc across the state, many people lost lives and property worth crores of rupees. 

02 Sep 2018

Kainakari in Kerala's Kuttanad in knee-deep water for past 78 days

Over 250 families in Kainakari panchayat in lower Kuttanad face a similar or worse situation - they have been living in neck-deep water for the past 78 days.

01 Sep 2018

Famed houseboats turn homes for flood-affected Kerala

People started to move from the backwaters to the mainland of Alappuzha.

26 Aug 2018

Houseboats turn homes for flood-affected Kuttanad and Kumarakom

More than 3,000 people are staying in around 150 houses boats which have been moored on the shores of the Vembanad lake for the past seven days.

23 Aug 2018

Pandanad Town cries for help, water level not receeding

The situation in the locality is so grim that no house has escaped the flood fury.

19 Aug 2018