Nejma Sulaiman

It’s raining trouble for folks in Munnar 

Thunder showers and strong wind caused flooding and travel disruption across the Munnar - Udumalpet interstate highway yesterday.

17 Nov 2018

No respite for Idukki as heavy rain, landslides prolong region’s angst

Still reeling under the impact of the trail of destruction left behind by the Southwest monsoon, Idukki is again suffering from nature’s fury.

17 Nov 2018

Marayur jaggery feels the heat from fake varieties

The sad turn of events happens at a time when the process of getting GI tag for Marayur jiggery is in the final stage.

04 Nov 2018

Kerala floods one month after: For bridge-less Alady and Porukanni, bamboo raft only recourse

The 30-ft suspension bridge was a vital link for the 220 families of Porukanni till it disappeared in the deluge on August 17.

15 Sep 2018

Kerala floods: Idukki man donates 10 cents of land to flood-hit neighbours

Mathai too had been similarly hit and now stays at a relative’s house near Nedumkandam with his family.

15 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Idukki’s plantation workers make do with paltry 'relief'

In Idukki’s hardest-hit areas, including the stretch from Vallakkadavu to Mlamala where a majority of plantation workers live, more than one in four households live in poverty.

15 Sep 2018

Residents abandon Periyar Valley after flood, landslide wreak havoc

More than 30 of the 70 houses have been completely destroyed in Periyar Valley, while others have been severely damaged, making them inhabitable.

02 Sep 2018

Kerala Floods: Staring at a bleak future in Cheruthony 

Plans to relocate the population in the lowlands to higher grounds or to the new houses, which are to be constructed across forest areas in the district, will be hard to implement.

02 Sep 2018

Kerala floods: PWD to quick fix the flood-hit roads and bridges in Idukki

In the Idukki subdivision, as many as 83 roads of the total 86 under PWD were completely destructed.

21 Aug 2018

Kerala flood: Survivors face health risks, drinking water crisis in Idukki

The army ferried oil tankers to Adimaly, whose 40,000 residents were cut off from the rest of the district, after partially opening the Kochi Dhanushkodi NH 85 that connects Adimaly and Kothamangalam

21 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: Idukki struggles with relief efforts as death toll climbs to 51

Idukki was combing through mud-covered terrain on Monday to search for dozens of people still missing after torrential rains caused floods and landslides across the district.

20 Aug 2018

Hindu man buried at church cemetery

Disasters are a grim reminder of how helpless man is when faced with nature’s fury. We forget the prejudice of caste and religion, when we find our fellow being in trauma.

20 Aug 2018

Four swept away in landslide at Upputhodu in Idukki

The deceased is Mathew, 65 of Ayyappankunnel house, Upputhodu. However, the bodies of Mathews’s wife Rajamma, 63, son Visakh 26, Visakh’s friend Dint, 26, are yet to be recovered.

19 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: With one eye on the sky, locals begin cleanup in Idukki

Rescue operations continued at various parts of the district on Friday as a small army of locals began to remove mud, uprooted trees and other materials that were washed away.

18 Aug 2018

10 killed in landslides in Idukki; many low-lying areas flooded

Peerumade taluk recorded 349.0 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours and major rivers including Periyar are overflowing.

17 Aug 2018