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Kerala floods HIGHLIGHTS: CM Pinarayi Vijayan says 33 lives lost on Saturday; death toll rises to 357

Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in the death of over 150 people in the state in three days.

Published: 17th August 2018 07:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2018 02:29 PM   |  A+A-

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Kerala Floods: An aerial view of flood hit Aluva-Paravur region. Most of the houses and buildings are fully or partially submerged by water. (Photo | Albin Mathew/EPS)

By Online Desk

The deadliest deluge in close to a century in Kerala has claimed close to 193 lives since August 8 and according to the latest reports from the Chief Minister's office on Saturday, 357 lives have been lost in rain-related incidents from May 29.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that 33 people died today.

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting in Kerala taking stock of the flood situation, where announced an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for the state.

However, Vijayan informed the Prime Minister that the State has suffered a loss of Rs 19,512 crore as per initial assessment and requested for an immediate assistance of ₹2000 crore. 

READ HERE | How to contribute to Kerala flood relief operations

The India Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain in three districts of the state on Sunday. Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Thrissur are the worst-affected districts. Rescue operations are going on, even as the situation remains critical in Chengannur and Chalakkudy towns.

Red Alert was issued for today in 11 districts after heavy rainfall was predicted for the day in all districts except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam & Kasaragod.

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10:55 Aug 19
07:41 Aug 19

No heavy rains in Kerala from tomorrow, says National Disaster Management Authority

06:01 Aug 19

Fire service personnel from Odisha leave to join Kerala rescue operation

05:54 Aug 19

Bengaluru-Kochi flights to resume from Cochin Naval Air Base tomorrow

The Union government on Saturday announced that flights between Kochi and Bengaluru will be operated from Monday from the Cochin Naval Air Base from August 20.

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02:14 Aug 19

Maharashtra sends Seven lakh liters of water for the Kerala flood victims

01:43 Aug 19

Rainfall intensity in Kerala to reduce from August 20: IMD

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12:26 Aug 19

Varun Gandhi donates Rs 2 lakh

BJP MP Varun Gandhi has donated Rs 2 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. In the last nine years, Varun Gandhi has never taken his Member of Parliament salary and instead donated it every month to NGOs or others. The monthly salary of an MP is about Rs 1.3 lakh.

12:24 Aug 19
12:23 Aug 19

Chengannur: College girls attacked by locals for calling choppers

Girls in Sri Ayaappa College, Eramallikkara, Chengannur were attacked by locals for calling in helicopters for rescue. The mob accused the girls of calling in the choppers which allegedly 'destroyed their houses'. Men allegedly showed them obscene gestures. (TV reports)

12:19 Aug 19

Kerala floods: AG Venugopal donates Rs 1 crore

Attorney General K K Venugopal has donated Rs one crore. Venugopal's son, senior advocate Krishnan Venugopal also contributed Rs 15 lakh. A group of Delhi-based Malayali lawyers have started a collection drive in front of the Supreme Court to dispatch necessary supplies to the flood-hit state. 

11:39 Aug 18

Kasargod, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram are expected to get only light to moderate rainfall tomorrow.

11:38 Aug 18

IMD predictions for Sunday

Isolated places in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Sunday. READ IMD BULLETIN HERE

 

11:36 Aug 18

Several Central ministries have so far made available food, water, and medicines, including 3 lakh packets of food, 6 lakh metric tonnes of milk, 14 lakh litres of drinking water, and 150 potable water purification kits with a capacity of 1 lakh litre each, reports ANI.

11:36 Aug 18

Three flights, one to Coimbatore and two to Bengaluru, will begin operations from the Kochi Naval Base airport from Monday. READ STORY HERE

11:35 Aug 18

Water level is receding in most places, the chief minister said, adding that it is rising in Kuttanad. He said that Kakki dam in Pathanamthitta district has not been opened.

11:34 Aug 18

Xiaomi donates fully charged Mi power banks

Xiaomi is supplying thousands of fully charged Mi PowerBanks to relief camps in Kerala.

11:32 Aug 18
11:30 Aug 18

WATCH | Navy rescues baby

11:29 Aug 18

Telangana I-T Minister KT Rama Rao pledges his one-month salary

11:12 Aug 18

100 tons of nutritious food for kids sent to Kerala

The Telangana government today dispatched 100 tons of nutritious food, 'Balamrutham' for the benefit of children in rain-ravaged Kerala. It is used by the state government under the Integrated Child Development Services scheme. 

11:07 Aug 18

FC Liverpool offers help to Kerala flood victims

Liverpool Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore has promised to help the Kerala flood victims after the team's official supporters club, the Kerala Reds, sought help.

11:04 Aug 18

CM Vijayan talks of constraints faced during rescue ops

He said that bad weather was affecting the helicopter services. Overflowing water bodies too posed serious threats. READ FULL STORY HERE: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2018/aug/18/central-state-forces-and-general-public-helped-kerala-rescue-operations-chief-minister-pinarayi-vi-1859575.html

11:02 Aug 18

Fake news about Kerala Flood relief will be dealt with seriously, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan in his press conference. He praised fishermen for being well organised to take part in the rescue operations.

10:32 Aug 18

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says "total 33 people have died in the state today". Death toll rises to 357.

10:32 Aug 18

All ministers and BJP MLAs of Uttarakhand to donate their one month salary towards Kerala Flood relief. (ANI)

09:40 Aug 18

WATCH | CM Pinarayi Vijayan's press conference

09:38 Aug 18

Kerala CM addresses press conference

09:35 Aug 18

Train full of rice worth Rs 7.5 crore will leave for Kerala: Chhattisgarh CM

09:33 Aug 18

IMD withdraws red alert for Kerala for Sunday

09:32 Aug 18

Chengannur MLA Saji Cherian who broke down yesterday says situation better now

Chengannur MLA Saji Cherian who broke down on a TV show requesting for helicopters from PM has said that the atmosphere is much better now as Navy has rescued 200 people.

09:30 Aug 18

Rescue operation by NDRF in Pandanadu village in Chengannur

09:29 Aug 18

Rajasthan government donates Rs 10 crores

09:07 Aug 18
NEWS ALERT: Kochi naval air strip to be made available for commercial aircraft from Monday, says Government
09:07 Aug 18
NEWS ALERT: All mobile operators have offered free SMS and data services in Kerala, says government
09:02 Aug 18

Rajasthan SDRF team leaves for Kerala to provide relief to flood victims

A 27-member team of the Rajasthan State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) left for Kerala today with 12 boats from a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force to provide relief and assistance to those affected by the floods. (PTI)

08:46 Aug 18
08:31 Aug 18
08:19 Aug 18

State Bank of India simplifies bank process for affected Keralites

08:10 Aug 18

Indian railways come to Kerala's rescue

08:03 Aug 18

Keral floods and landslides are man-made disasters: Ecologist Madhav Gadgil

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), claimed today that the floods and landslides in Kerala is a man-made disaster as illegal constructions on river beds and unauthorised stone quarrying contributed to the calamity. (PTI)
07:57 Aug 18

Hyundai Motor donates Rs 1 crore to Kerala

07:39 Aug 18

Rs 500 crore financial assistance to Kerala is nowhere near enough: Rahul to PM

07:23 Aug 18

Tamil Nadu IAS officers to donate one day's salary to Kerala

07:19 Aug 18

Air India pilots to fly planes payment free to help Kerala: ICPA

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) pilots on the Airbus 320 & Boeing 787 in Air India, have committed to fly planes without payment to support Operation Madad & Operation Sahyog in Kerala.(ANI)
07:14 Aug 18

Over 300 people rescued in Chengannur

06:45 Aug 18

Indian Air Force personnel drops relief material for the affected people in Chengannur

06:36 Aug 18

Railways will provide free transportation of relief material to Kerala: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

06:27 Aug 18
06:26 Aug 18

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama writers to Kerala CM, offers to help

"I appreciate that every effort is being made to rescue those affected and that relief efforts are underway. As a mark of my solidarity with the people of Kerala, I am making a donation from the Gaden Phodrang Trust of the Dalai Lama towards relief and rescue efforts," The letter said. (IANS)
06:20 Aug 18

Bhubaneswar's fire service personnel airlifted to Kerala

240 fire service personnel departed from Odisha's Bhubaneswar for Kerala today for relief and rescue operations. (ANI)

06:14 Aug 18

Karnataka comes to Kerala's aid

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation allows to send flood relief material free of cost to Kodagu and Kerala.
06:08 Aug 18

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury accuses Central government of snubbing Kerala in its worst hour

05:56 Aug 18

Kerala CM cancels foreign trip for medical treatment in view of the states worsening situation

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan calls off his proposed trip to the US for medical treatment, an official said on Saturday. Vijayan was scheduled to leave for Mayo Clinic in the USA on Sunday for treatment of an undisclosed ailment. (IANS)
05:51 Aug 18
05:22 Aug 18

Trolled Hanan contributes Rs 1.5 lakh to CM's Relief fund Thiruvananthapuram

As Kerala is struggling to cope with the flood fury, 21-year-old college student, Hanan, who was viciously trolled for selling fish to meet her educational needs, has contributed Rs 1.5 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. (PTI)

Hanan, a third year BSc Chemistry student, selling fish at Thammanam Junction (Express Photo | A Sanesh)

05:14 Aug 18
05:12 Aug 18

All Congress MLAs, MPs and MLCs to donate one month salary for Kerala flood relief

05:10 Aug 18

Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah donates one month salary to Kerala

National Conference vice-president and MLA Omar Abdullah today said he would donate a month's salary to the relief efforts in flood-ravaged Kerala, and appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra to send some assistance to the southern state. (PTI)

Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (Photo | PTI)

05:02 Aug 18

WCD Ministry dispatches 100 MT of food packets for flood-affected Kerala

The Women and Child Development Ministry has dispatched 100 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat food packets for the flood-affected children in Kerala (PTI)
05:00 Aug 18

TN announces Rs 5 crore more, relief materials, medical teams for Kerala

Over and above the Rs 5 crore contribution for relief given to Kerala on August 10 by Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said,"an additional Rs 5 crore," will be provided from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund.
04:53 Aug 18

We are 'saddened' over destruction caused by Kerala flood: UN

When asked if the UN been asked for help in India in the Kerala floods, UN Chief Antonio Guterres said the world body has not received any direct request from the Indian Government for aid. "As you know, India has quite a well-operated machinery to deal with natural disasters but of course our country team was in touch with our Resident Coordinator today they're following closely and they're in touch with partners on the ground," he said.
04:38 Aug 18

BJP Maharashtra minister donates one month salary

04:36 Aug 18

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 15 crores from Chief Minister Relief Fund for flood-hit Kerala.

04:30 Aug 18

Punjab rushes relief material

04:21 Aug 18

NDRF rescue 194 people and evacuate 10,467

04:18 Aug 18

Red alert issued in 11 districts. The Indian Metereological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in most of the districts for the next two days.

03:32 Aug 18
Jharkhand and Maharashtra announce an aid of Rs 5 crores and Rs 20 crore respectively as immediate assistance for disaster-hit Kerala. (ANI)
03:15 Aug 18

Kerala chief minister requests for Rs 2000 crore central aid; gets only Rs 500 crore

02:53 Aug 18

Congress asks Center to declare Kerala floods as a National Disaster

02:43 Aug 18

Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government to contribute Rs 10 crore to flood-hit Kerala

02:32 Aug 18

58 teams of NDRF are deployed in 8 affected districts, we have recused 170 people and 7000 people have been evacuated to safer places. If required more teams will be deployed: Sanjay Kumar, DG, NDRF (ANI)

Flooded region at Thengilakkadavu in Kozhikode (Express Photo | Manu R Mavelil)

02:12 Aug 18

Bihar announces Rs 10 crore aid

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announces an aid of Rs 10 crore for flood-hit Kerala from Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund.
02:09 Aug 18

Indian Army aircraft carrying food reaches Thiruvananthapuram

02:07 Aug 18

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of Rs 5 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Chief Minister Relief Fund. (ANI)

01:33 Aug 18

Chengannur update

01:31 Aug 18

Hundreds of individuals came forward to provide homes for rehabilitation (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil) 

01:22 Aug 18

Sharjah declares financial aid

Sharjah ruler Sheik Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi to give Rs 4 crore to CM's Distress Relief fund.

01:20 Aug 18
Telangana government announces Rs 25 crore to CM's Relief fund
01:18 Aug 18

Ernakulam food collection points

Interested parties can now contribute food to be airdropped to stranded people through collection points at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium,Kalamassery PWD Rest House and Kakkanad Collectorate.

01:14 Aug 18

Thiruvananthapuram city police to send 20 more fibre boats to join rescue missions in Chengannur.

01:11 Aug 18

Haryana announces Rs 10 crore aid

01:07 Aug 18

All KSRTC depots are freely transporting relief materials to affected places, collected by the government and also by the corporation on its own. 70 buses are deployed for this alone.

01:05 Aug 18
01:01 Aug 18

Make way for rescue vehicles, says CM

12:35 Aug 18
12:35 Aug 18
12:35 Aug 18
12:29 Aug 18

Leader of Opposition calls for total army deployment

Ramesh Chennithala said the Southern command of the army should take charge and the state government should not resort to false prestige.

12:22 Aug 18
12:16 Aug 18

Odisha sends fire services team

A 240-member fire services team along with 75 power boats was airlifted by the Indian Air Force from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Odisha on Saturday, reports IANS.
12:12 Aug 18

Rahul Gandhi asks PM to declare Kerala floods as national disaster

12:05 Aug 18

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12:02 Aug 18

Chengannur: Three dead bodies recovered

Three bodies were recovered from Illickal Bridge, Pandanad in Chengannur, reported Manoramaonline.com

11:57 Aug 18
11:51 Aug 18

Railway alert

A Special express train will be operated on Friday from Thiruvananthapuram central at 1700 hrs via Nagercoil Town, Tirunelveli, Chennai Egmore, Gudur. This will stop at Tirunelveli, Madurai, Tiruchchirappalli Jn, and Chennai Egmore.

11:50 Aug 18
Alappuzha: 4500 more admitted to relief camps in Cherthala
11:44 Aug 18

Train services partially cancelled on Friday:

Train No. 16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express between Ernakulam and Guruvayur
Train No. 12677 KSR Bengaluru – Ernakulam Intercity Express between Coimbatore and Ernakulam
Train No.12678 Ernakulam – KSR Bengaluru Intercity Express between Ernakulam and Coimbatore
Train No.13352 Alleppey – Dhanbhad Express between Alleppey and Chennai and will run from Chennai to Dhanbad
Train No.12431 Trivandrum – Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express partially cancelled between Trivandrum and Mangaluru and will run from Mangaluru Junction to Nizamuddin
Train No.12217 Kochuveli – Chandigarh Sampark Kranti Express between Kochuveli and Mangaluru and will run from Mangaluru to Chandigarh
Train No.16346 Trivandrum – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express between Trivandrum and Mangaluru and will run run from Mangaluru to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Train No.16359 Ernakulam – Patna Express between Ernakulam and Coimbatore and will run from Coimbatore to Patna.

11:42 Aug 18

Train services fully cancelled on Friday:

Train No 16302 Thiruvananthapuram-Shoranur Venad Express
Train No 16302 Shoranur-Thiruvananthapuram Venad Express
Train No 16650 Nagercoil-Mangalore Parasuram Express
Train No 16649 Mangalore-Nagercoil Parasuram Express
Train No. 16347 Trivandrum – Mangalore Express
Train No.16650 Nagercoil – Mangalore Parasuram Express
Train No.22653 Trivandrum – Nizamuddin Express
Train No.16332 Trivandrum – Mumbai CST Express
Train No.16629 Trivandrum – Mangaluru Malabar
Train No.16604 Trivandrum – Mangaluru Maveli Express
Train No.12698 Trivandrum – Chennai Express
Train No.12624 Trivandrum – Chennai Express
Train No.12696 Trivandrum – Chennai Express
Train No.16343 Trivandrum – Madurai Amritha Express
Train No. 16347 Trivandrum – Mangalore Express
Train No.16305 Ernakulam – Kannur Intercity Express
Train No.16792 Palghat – Tirunelveli Express
Train No.22637 Chennai – Mangaluru West Coast Express
Train No.12617 Ernakulam – Nizamuddin Mangala Express
Train No.16355 Kochuveli – Mangalore Antyodaya Express of August 18.

11:34 Aug 18

Where are the choppers, asks Director Aashiq Abu

Not a single chopper has taken off for rescue ops so far though they supposed to join the mission by early morning today, he said in a Facebook post.

11:32 Aug 18

All available boats in Vembanadu lake to be used for rescue operations in Alappuzha district: Minister G Sudhakaran

11:04 Aug 18

Water levels reportedly rising alarmingly in the canals of Alappuzha town

11:02 Aug 18

PM Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood affected areas

10:50 Aug 18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you my brothers and sisters of Kerala: Mamata Banerjee

10:42 Aug 18

More emergency evacuations needed in Thrissur as thousands are still stranded: Former Congress MP PC Chacko

10:35 Aug 18

Southern Railway: Updated chart

10:33 Aug 18

Palakkad: Rapid Action Force in action

10:31 Aug 18

Landslide: State highway to Idukki blocked

10:23 Aug 18

PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore interim relief for Kerala after meeting

09:51 Aug 18

Thiruvalla: Fire force personnel go missing

Two firefighters engaged in rescue mission near Kadapra in Thiruvalla are Missing In Action, reported Manoramaonline.com

09:43 Aug 18

Water level lowers in Chalakkudy town

No major roadblocks in Highway between Thrissur and Angamaly. KSRTC yet to resume service in the area.

09:32 Aug 18
09:17 Aug 18

PM Modi's aerial survey called off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aerial survey to witness the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala was called off on Saturday due to bad weather, state government officials said.

09:06 Aug 18

Two die at Chalakkudy Divine Retreat centre

According to a person in the retreat centre, people were already in critical situation, due to dehydration and starvation. More than 1000 people are stuck here as the neighbours took refuge in the centre.
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08:26 Aug 18

India hasn't asked for help yet: UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods and the world organisation is following the situation very closely, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
"Our country team have been in touch with our Resident Coordinator (Yuri Afanasiev ) they are following closely, they are in touch with partners on the ground," he added.

08:11 Aug 18

UAE offers help

The Vice President and Prime Minister of the country Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum asked his countrymen "to extend a helping hand to our brothers in India" who are facing the "most devastating flood in a century."

08:03 Aug 18

Navy team's rescue mission at Kochi

08:00 Aug 18

SBI donates Rs 2 crore to CM's Relief Fund

The bank has withdrawn all charges to apply for duplicate passbooks, cheque books and ATM cards. Those who have lost their vital documents can now open fresh accounts by submitting photographs. Online transactions to the Relief Fund have been made free.

07:55 Aug 18

Author Benyamin on Facebook:

Posting a video of his travel via the MC Road, the Sahitya Akademi Award winner shared his worries for the low-laying areas of Chengannur

07:29 Aug 18

PM Modi leaves for aerial survey

02:12 Aug 18

Navy boats heading for Chengannur rescue, People have been asked to flash lights for help

10 Navy boats are heading to Chengannur in the next 10 minutes. People have been requested to flash lights using torches, candles or their mobiles to SOS for help.

01:44 Aug 18

MLA Saji Cherian's emotional appeal

The MLA's Facebook cover photo reads: My Chengannur is dying. Please help us.

12:41 Aug 18

10 rescue workers in Chengannur are reported to be missing. 8 of them are fishermen who were aiding rescue ops.

12:37 Aug 18

Even though 4 helicopters were sent to Chengannur, rescue ops were not successful. Food packets were however dropped off. (TV reports)

12:35 Aug 18

82, 442 rescues made today: Kerala CM

12:32 Aug 18

Send choppers or pick up dead bodies tomorrow: CPM MLA Saji Cherian, from Chengannur in Alappuzha

The CPM MLA broke down in a TV studio while making an emotional appeal for one of the worst-hit regions, Chengannur.

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"please give us a helicopter.. I'll hold a foot.. and help us.. and my people will die.. and help us. There's no other choice but to help us. We have no other choice but to help us with political intervention. We don't have to do anything.. to get out of here.. We'll die.. help us."

12:22 Aug 18

Asianet pledges Rs 25 lakhs

Asianet employees have pledged Rs 25 lakh, a company statement said.

12:22 Aug 18

Star India to donate Rs 2 crore

Star India will donate Rs two crore to CMDRF, Kerala. For supply of essentials to the flood victims, Star India has partnered with Non-Governmental Organisation 'Goonj'. it would also air campaigns across its 50 channels, urging viewers to contribute for Kerala.

12:20 Aug 18

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi donates Rs 10 crores to CM's Relief Fund.

 

11:55 Aug 17

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11:54 Aug 17

Hanan Hamid donates Rs 1.5 lakhs. The 19-year-old girl became the butt of social media ridicule and trolls after the news of her selling fish at the Thammanam fish market to eke out a living came to the public domain.

11:49 Aug 17

Winds packing speed up to 60 kmph are likely in Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.

11:48 Aug 17

Kerala faces oxygen, fuel shortage

Officials said many private hospitals in Ernakulam district are running out of oxygen, forcing the authorities to shift patients to nearby facilities. Quite a few petrol pumps, even in places like the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, which has escaped the monsoon fury to some extent, have run dry. Long queues of motorists were seen at several fuel stations in Thiruvananthapuram district. Authorities have directed each of these fuel bunks to keep in reserve 3,000 litres of diesel and 1,000 litres of petrol at all times for relief operations. (PTI)

11:47 Aug 17

WATCH VIDEO | Rescue and relief ops in Kochi

11:44 Aug 17

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac holds a baby during rescue operations

11:43 Aug 17

The pregnant lady who was airlifted and evacuated to Sanjivini had a safe delivery and is coping well, says the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy.

11:42 Aug 17

NDRF teams at work in Kerala

11:40 Aug 17

Telangana extends Rs 25 crore help

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed Chief Secretary S K Joshi to see that the money reaches Kerala immediately, an official release said. Rao has also instructed that water purifying machines worth Rs 2.50 crore be supplied to Kerala as drinking water gets polluted due to floods, it said. The chief Minister has appealed to industrialists, prominent persons in IT sector and others in Telangana to help the rain-hit state, it said.

11:39 Aug 17
11:30 Aug 17

READ STORY HERE: the Kerala government is expected to urge the Prime Minister to declare this catastrophe as a National calamity.

11:29 Aug 17

71,000 people rescued from Aluva

Over 80,000 persons, stranded in various places, were rescued today, of whom 71,000 were from one of the worst affected Aluva region of Ernakulam district.

11:16 Aug 17

Odisha government requests Kerala to provide assistance to 130 people stranded at Odapally

This follows an alert from one Anil Sethi, a labourer, who informed around 130 people from Odisha who have taken shelter in a house at Aluva Munnar Road, Odapally, near Asha Munnar Post Office. (PTI)

11:12 Aug 17

A high-level meeting between officials and the Prime Minister is scheduled for 8:45 am tomorrow.

11:11 Aug 17

PM Modi will undertake his aerial survey after 6:30 am tomorrow. CM Pinarayi Vijayan is expected to accompany him.

11:08 Aug 17

 PM Modi lands in Trivandrum; to head to Raj Bhavan.

11:07 Aug 17

Andhra Pradesh government announces financial assistance of Rs 10 crore

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said: "Our moral support will always be there. We will also help the state in kind and other ways as well," the chief minister said in a statement." (PTI)

11:01 Aug 17

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy requests for IAF helicopter for aerial viewing of Kodagu Floods

10:58 Aug 17

DGCA caps domestic airlines fare to/ from Kerala in view of floods

10:57 Aug 17

Odisha government releases helpline numbers for people of the state trapped in the Kerala floods

10:54 Aug 17

WATCH | CM Pinarayi Vijayan's press conference on Kerala floods

10:33 Aug 17

Kodagu flood rescue ops underway

10:32 Aug 17

324 lives lost since May 29: Kerala CM

A total of 324 people have died since the onset of monsoon on May 29, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a press conference.

71,591 people have been rescued from Aluva, while 5,550 from Chalakudy. Around 3,600 people have been rescued from Chengannur, one of the worst flood-affected areas in the state.

10:16 Aug 17

Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers to help those in need

10:14 Aug 17

Southern Railways dispatches 3 special trains with 2.8 lakh litres water to Kerala

10:14 Aug 17

17 trains between Karnataka and Kerala cancelled, 8 partially cancelled and 2 diverted due to heavy rains, landslips, flash floods

10:09 Aug 17

WCD ministry sending 100 MT of food packets to Kerala: Maneka Gandhi

08:26 Aug 17

Indian Navy's rescue ops depicted in a chart

08:26 Aug 17

WATCH

TV channels telecast disturbing visuals of a woman in labour being pulled up with the help of a rope dropped down from a Navy chopper, swinging violently in the air. The woman, whose amniotic sac was ruptured, was shifted to a Navy hospital where she gave birth to a baby boy. Both the mother and the child are doing fine.

08:18 Aug 17

More spells of heavy rain predicted over the weekend

The 'vigorous' southwest monsoon over rain-battered Kerala will bring in more heavy spells during the weekend in that state, besides Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the regional weather office said. (PTI)

08:17 Aug 17

Sun TV donates Rs 1 crore to Kerala CM's Disaster Relief Fund

08:16 Aug 17

List of materials provided by Centre for today's rescue operations

08:14 Aug 17

Prime Minister Modi expected soon

08:13 Aug 17

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 10 crore relief

07:44 Aug 17

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Rs 10 crore aid to Kerala

07:29 Aug 17

Kerala bound trains short-terminated at Tamil Nadu border due to floods

Here is a list of all trains fully/partially cancelled by Southern Railway today 

07:16 Aug 17

Southern Railway sends 2.8 lakh litre drinking water to Kerala

07:11 Aug 17

Massive rescue and relief operations by defence personnel underway in Kerala

07:00 Aug 17

Rescue operations in full swing in flood-hit Alappuzha

06:53 Aug 17

Life comes to a standstill in Ernakulam after heavy rains

06:49 Aug 17

Navy rescue operations underway in flood-affected areas of Kerala

06:18 Aug 17

Narendra Modi will undertake aerial survey in central and north Kerala tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in central and north Kerala on Saturday.
06:09 Aug 17

Landslides claim 10 lives in Palakkad

10 people lost their lives in the district, one child reportedly missing in landslides

06:04 Aug 17

Kerala is facing the worst flood in 100 years, 80 dams opened, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

06:02 Aug 17

324 lives lost in floods, over 2 lakh people in relief camps, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

05:26 Aug 17

Moved 4,000 people to safety, 51 teams sent to the state, says NDRF

05:20 Aug 17

Massive rescue operations underway

PM Narendra Modi to visit to take stock of situation
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04:23 Aug 17

Explore possibility of reducing Mullaperiyar dam water level by 3 ft: SC asks NCMC and Kerala government

04:12 Aug 17

Supreme Court asks Kerala to take appropriate steps while releasing water at Mullaperiyar dam so that people are not affected

 

03:59 Aug 17

Relief materials collected at the collection centre opened at the Government Women's College in Thiruvananthapuram (EPS | BP Deepu)

 

03:50 Aug 17

Railways announces special train from Mangalore Central to Kozhikode today

03:35 Aug 17

Rescue operations continue in Chalakkudy

Two helicopters have been continuing the rescue operations in and around Chalakudy, which was totally submerged in flood water.
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03:13 Aug 17

People stranded in parts of Thrissur

Though rains have stopped, major roads remain flooded in Thrissur isolating many parts including the forest areas like Varandarappilly.More than 500 houses in Manali river banks were flooded while the Navy and NDRF continue the rescue operations. CLICK TO READ FULL REPORT

02:51 Aug 17

Kerala Cricket Association pledges Rs 10 lakh

The KCA has pledged an amount of Rs 10 lakh as first installment towards the Distress Relief Fund to help the victims of the heavy rains and flooding across the state. The donation was handed over to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by KCA secretary Sreejith V Nair in the presence of KCA's Representative to BCCI Jayesh George, KCA treasurer K M Abdul Rahman and KCA state member Bineesh Kodiyeri. (Photo | EPS)

02:46 Aug 17

Thrissur: Relief camp opened

People stranded in an around Thrissur town and Railway Station can now move to Sree Kerala Varma College where a relief camp has been opened.

02:41 Aug 17

200 fishing boats join rescue operations

34 additional boats have reached Thiruvalla to join the rescue ops, while 15 each are assigned to Ernakulam, Thrissur, Thalassery and Chengannur, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.

02:33 Aug 17

Chengannur: Rescue team seek help after boat capsize

 A group of relief workers have asked for immediate assistance from Mithramadom in Chengannur's Pandanad region after their boat capsized on the way to rescue many families stranded in the area.

01:56 Aug 17

Ernkalum: Relief camp opened

A relief camp has been opened at Ernakulam Maharajas' College
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01:16 Aug 17
12:46 Aug 17

Consider bringing down Mullapperiyar water level: SC tells panel

The Supreme Court today asked the Sub committee to examine and find ways out and if possible to ensure that the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam won't cross 139 feet.

12:21 Aug 17

Death toll due to floods has risen to 167: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

12:20 Aug 17
11:29 Aug 17

Google Person Finder: Use this Google feature to locate/track people stuck in Kerala floods

11:20 Aug 17

24 teams are already working in flood affected villages. Indian Coast Guard so far has rescued 1764 people and guided 4688 people to safer locations.

11:18 Aug 17

Four Capital Ships of Indian Coast Guard have reached Kochi and joined the Disaster and Relief Team.

09:57 Aug 17
09:43 Aug 17

Red alert has been issued for tomorrow also in Ernakulam and Idukki districts.

09:40 Aug 17

Red alert has been issued in all 13 districts except Kasaragod today.

09:15 Aug 17
09:10 Aug 17

Jio, BSNL, Airtel announce free services for customers in Kerala

08:50 Aug 17

Five units of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) have reached Thiruvananthapuram this morning and deployed for rescue operations. 35 teams are expected to reach there today.

08:46 Aug 17

About 27,000 candidates were scheduled to give exam for the post in Kerala, where the death toll has increased to 94 due to floods.

08:27 Aug 17
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07:56 Aug 17

Indian Coast Guard's rescue&relief team from Vandiperiyar has been shifted to the flood affected Manjumala village.

07:55 Aug 17
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07:45 Aug 17

Around 20 people from the Father’s House Seminary in Ranni have been provided shelter at the Chalai Government Boys HSS.

07:45 Aug 17

More people in Pathanamthitta displaced by the floods have been airlifted to the capital city.

07:44 Aug 17

The KSEB disconnected power supply to all low-lying areas of Ranni, Aranmula and Chengannur areas since Wednesday morning.

07:44 Aug 17

Due to the flood, several temple rituals have been postponed, like the Aranmula Vallasadya rituals.

07:44 Aug 17

Kochiites hit as residential areas remain inundated

07:39 Aug 17

As many as 200 people have been rescued from the district by the Navy. Some were sent to the AMM HSS ground at Edayaranmula while some were brought to Varkala.

07:16 Aug 17

The floods in Kerala has ravaged the state. Here's how you can help

 


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