Kerala Floods

Munroe Island: When water displaces natives from Kerala's 'sinking island'

A sought-after cruise tourism destination, comprising eight tiny islets, Munroe Island's low-lying areas have been facing a serious threat of being submerged during high tides.

published on : 18th December 2022

Jude Anthany Joseph's film based on Kerala floods gets major revamp

Announcing the project, director Jude wrote on his social media handle, "This is the story of the brave Keralites who fought together the flood that drenched the state in 2018."

published on : 5th November 2022

Kerala rain: UDF slams government's disaster management plan

"The absence of a meticulous disaster management plan is affecting the state's disaster and mitigation programmes and activities in the state," Satheesan alleged.

published on : 30th August 2022

Mullaperiyar, Banasursagar dams still releasing water, isolated heavy rains predicted in Kerala

Water in the Periyar river basin was rising at certain areas and falling or holding steady in others in the morning, officials said.

published on : 10th August 2022

Water level in Idukki reservoir continues to rise, shutter height increased

Authorities said shutter number three will be raised to 160 cm while two and four will remain at 120 cm and shutter one and five at 40 cm.

published on : 9th August 2022

One shutter of Idukki's Cheruthoni dam opened, Kerala minister says no need to worry

Many dams were nearing the full reservoir level due to rains in catchment areas and a red alert has been issued in the Kakki-Anathod dam in Pathanamthitta district and Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad.

published on : 7th August 2022

Kerala rains: Red alert lifted from state, orange alert in 11 districts

The heavy rains led to six deaths -- one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam, and three in Kannur district -- resulting in a total of 12 rain-related casualties from July 31 to August 2

published on : 3rd August 2022

Kerala rain: Red alerts withdrawn in state, brief relief in sight

A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Official apathy spells woes for 2018 Kerala flood victims

Non-construction of strong outer bunds as suggested by MS Swaminathan panel and others has put people living on bunds of polders in Kuttanad in harm’s way.

published on : 24th August 2019

Dog tales 2018: A devotee, a clairvoyant and that goat mom

We end the year on an uplifting note with a compilation of canines that offered more than just friendship

published on : 31st December 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Biodiversity assessment likely to miss deadline

We are yet to begin the process of impact assessment, said a District Biodiversity coordinator.

published on : 25th September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Unicef’s healing touch for the flood-hit

Unicef has initiated a psychosocial counselling among women and children across the state in the aftermath of the deluge.

published on : 24th September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: World Bank estimates Rs 25,050 crore for rebuilding state

The World Bank, in its preliminary report, has estimated that an amount of Rs 25,050 crore is necessary for rebuilding the state.

published on : 23rd September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Government adopts all strategies to raise funds

According to the budget papers, a total of Rs 11,866.9 crore is owed to the government under various heads at the end of the 2016-17 financial year.

published on : 23rd September 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.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Deadline for filing dissent note to 'salary challenge' ends

The UDF-affiliated NGO Association estimates at least 40 per cent will abstain from the “forced collection” by the government.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: CM Pinarayi Vijayan urges US Malayalee diaspora to take part in salary challenge

Stating that crowdfunding is essential for the rebuilding of the state, he said reconstruction will be carried out after assessing the loss in each sectors.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Unesco to assess damage caused at educational institutions

On Friday, Huma and Raghat, a delegate from Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning, Germany, called on Kerala State Literacy Mission director P S Sreekala as part of assessing the situation.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Centre supports state’s demand for GST cess

The state government had originally proposed a 10 per cent cess on SGST that would mobilise anything between Rs 700 crore and Rs 900 crore a fiscal.

published on : 21st September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Central team to assess flood damage from Friday

The 11-member team, led by Home Ministry’s Special Secretary B R Sharma, will visit all 12 affected districts in the state till September 24.

published on : 21st September 2018
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