Kerala flood

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for national calamity tag to Kerala flood tragedy

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday demanded that the Centre declare the floods in Kerala a national calamity and extend all necessary support until the State overcomes the crisis.

published on : 21st August 2018

Kerala floods: Social media on the mission

What better way to reach the mass than use social media. Various  Facebook groups like  ‘Trivandrum Indian’,  ‘Where In Trivandrum’ and Eat-At Trivandrum are in the forefront of flood relief activitie

published on : 21st August 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

published on : 21st August 2018

Kerala flood: Providing clean potable water poses big challenge

According to the department officers, with potable water sources including wells still contaminated with septic waste and carcass, super chlorination drive will have to be conducted.

published on : 21st August 2018

No provision to declare Kerala floods as national calamity: Alphons Kannanthanam

Alphons Kannanthanam today turned down the demand of Congress leaders to declare Kerala flood as a "national calamity" and said there was no provision in the Disaster Management Act 2005 to do so.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala economy has suffered the biggest blow: CM Pinrayai Vijayan

Indicating that reconstructing Kerala would be a Herculean task, the chief minister said the cost of constructing and reviving activities would come to state's one year plan outlay.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: Focus turns to diseases; authorities on the alert

Doctors have arrived from across the state, and from outside, to deal with the huge task at hand. Shortage, however, is of nurses and cleaning staff.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: Suresh Prabhu says DGCA monitoring airfares but no micro management of airlines

Prabhu said the ministry as such cannot interfere with the fares but it is "doing it" in this time of crisis.

published on : 20th August 2018

Need electricians, plumbers, carpenters to bring Kerala to its feet: Union minister K J Alphons

At least 216 people have lost their lives in the floods and landslides triggered by 10 days of torrential rainfall in the state which has displaced over 7.24 lakh people.

published on : 20th August 2018

Grandpa stuck in Kerala floods but debutant long jumper M Sreeshankar leaves for Asian Games

The youngster was convinced to head to Jakarta by his resolute mother even though she had lost contact with her father at that point.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods should be declared national disaster: Congress leader AK Antony

Congress Working Committee (CWC) member AK Antony on Monday demanded that the Centre immediately declare the Kerala floods as a national disaster.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: West Bengal migrant worker appeals to CM Mamata Banerjee for help

People of Kerala have suffered huge losses and many people from West Bengal are also untraceable.

published on : 20th August 2018

'We do not want money for saving lives of fellow humans': Fishermen refuse Kerala government's Rs 3,000 conveyance

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has announced an amount of Rs 3,000 for every fisherman who came forward to save people's lives.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: Inmates of Central Prison prepare chapatis to feed victims

Though the workload is too high, around 50 convict prisoners of the chapati unit were working round the clock in different shifts to meet the demand, they said.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: Navy airport opens for first commercial flight since 1999

A spokesman said Indigo airlines also has started a trial run from the old airport on Monday.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: 100 doctors from Maharashtra rush to help victims

The doctors flew to Thiruvananthapuram in two aircraft of the Indian Air Force.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: 10 lakh people in relief camps, says Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons

The minister also lauded the local fishermen for making efforts to save the lives of people, who have been reeling under nature's fury from the past couple of weeks.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala floods: Relief material start arriving at Cochin port

The Cochin Port Trust had decided to contribute Rs 62 lakh to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund.

published on : 20th August 2018

Flood-affected families on mind, Kerala athletes carry on at Asian Games

A swimmer didn't even know of it until a journalist enquired, a sprinter is worried while a hockey player is just relieved that his family is in a safe zone even though he is heartbroken for his state

published on : 20th August 2018

HIGHLIGHTS: Centre declares Kerala floods 'calamity of severe nature'

About 10,000 people are likely to be rescued by Monday in Kerala where rain-induced floods have claimed over 200 lives in the last 10 days, officials said.

published on : 20th August 2018
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