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Last updated: Aug 15 2018 11:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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IMD issues red alert for 8 districts of Kerala, Kochi airport shut till August 18 15.8.2018 Zee News : India National
A red alert, which means heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places, has been issued for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts.
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What caused the rain havoc in Kerala 15.8.2018 Rediff: News
'A lot of unauthorised encroachments have taken place in our forest area.'
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Kerala rains: Cochin airport suspends flight operations; dam shutters raised across state 15.8.2018 DNA: India
Cochin International Airport today suspended all flight operations till 2 pm as water level has increased in the airport area following continuous rains and the opening of dam shutters in Periyar river. The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened last evening to release excess water. The airport is situated near the Periyar river bank. "Operations suspended to/from Cochin International Airport till 1400 hrs...due to flood level in and around Airport," an airport spokesperson said this morning. The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which decided to suspend the arrival operations at 4 am to 7 am today as a precautionary measure, took the decision to shut the airport till afternoon after reviewing the situation. The arrival operations at the airport were suspended for two hours on August 9 in view of possible inundation in the airport area. The operations were resumed later on. Torrential rains, ...
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Heavy rains halt flight operations in Kerala`s Kochi airport till 2pm 15.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The flight operations have been suspended till 2 pm.
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Cochin Airport suspends operations till afternoon 15.8.2018 Rediff: News
The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened on Tuesday evening to release excess water.
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Kerala floods: Rains lash northern part of state, govt scraps Onam celebrations 14.8.2018 DNA: Money
Heavy rains pounded various parts of Kerala, especially the northern regions this morning, compounding the miseries of the people of the state where thousands are lodged in relief camps . In view of the situation, educational institutions in most places have declared a holiday today. Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Kannur, Kasaragod and Palakkad are being lashed by heavy rains, disaster control room sources said.In most of these places landslides had been reported yesterday. Over 20,000 houses have been damaged completely, 10,000 km of roads destroyed and 30,000 people are in relief camps across the state in the heavy rains which have been lashing the state since August 8, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here. The government also decided to do away with annual 'Onam' celebrations being organised by the state and to utilise the amount for relief measures, he said. Weather men have forecast thunderstorm and gusty winds in the region today. Several areas of the worst-hit Wayanad are ...
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Rains continue to batter Kerala, people shifted to relief camps 14.8.2018 Zee News : States
Rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of Kerala with northern hill district of Wayanad experiencing widespread landslides and flooding overnight, forcing thousands of people to take shelter at relief camps, officials said today.
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From Jammu to Kerala, rain fury spares no one 14.8.2018 Rediff: News
Villages are flooded, roads have washed away and railway tracks have submerged under the rising waters.
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Kerala floods: Colossal damage to tourism and plantation sector 13.8.2018 Zee News : States
Over 60,000 people have been displaced and rendered homeless with the death toll rising to 39.
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Kerala rain: Idukki Dam water level nears maximum mark; Centre says flood situation 'serious' 13.8.2018 Zee News : States
Death toll in Kerala floods has gone up to 39.
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Death toll in Kerala floods mounts to 39, state seeks Rs 400 crore from Centre 13.8.2018 Zee News : States
The death toll in Kerala floods has mounted to 39, even as the Centre has announced an immediate relief of additional Rs 100 crore for the state. On Sunday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had said that the state had suffered losses to the tune of Rs 8,316 crore.
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Kerala situation very serious, says Rajnath as he assures full help 12.8.2018 Sify Finance
/New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday described the situation in the flood-affected areas of Kerala as "very serious" and assured the state of all possible help from the Centre.
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Losses worth Rs 8,316 crore due to floods in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan 12.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The chief minister announced the preliminary assessment of the loss was totalled at Rs 8,316 crore and said an additional amount of Rs 400 crore has also been requested from the Central government. 
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Union Home Minister visits the flood affected areas of Kerala 12.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Shri Sanjay Kumar and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, visited the  flood/landslide affected areas of Kerala today.
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Flood situation in Kerala very serious: Rajnath 12.8.2018 Rediff: News
He assured the state government of all help from the Centre to meet the challenges posed by the unprecedented floods in Kerala.
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Kerala rains: NDRF man's brave act to rescue sick child goes viral 12.8.2018 Rediff: News
A photograph of Kumar snapped while scurrying across the bridge with the child two days ago, has gone viral on the social media with people showering praise on him.
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Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of Kerala's flood-ravaged districts 12.8.2018 Zee News : States
Singh tweeted, "Heading to Kerala to take stock of the flood situation in the state. Shall conduct a survey of the flood-affected areas and also visit the relief campsites."
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Never before destruction witnessed in Kerala floods, says CM; assures all help to those in need 12.8.2018 Zee News : States
Over 1000 people including elderly women and children were rescued from various locations across the state.
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Kerala floods: Kanhaiya Kumar obliged as people laud him for saving child 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue officer Kanhaiya Kumar (not to be confused with the student leader), who hogged the headlines for saving a child in Idukki district of flood-hit Kerala, thanked everyone for acknowledging his selfless act. The NDRF personnel, is being lauded on social media after a video of him, running across a submerging bridge with the child in his arm surfaced on media. The child was suffering from a high fever and had to be shifted to a nearby hospital. Kumar, who was deployed in Idukki district for the rescue mission, told ANI, "I have been in this profession for past six years and after this video went viral and people praised me, I feel my hard work paid off well." #WATCH : NDRF Rescue officer Kanhaiya Kumar, on a video of him running through flooded bridge in Kerala's Idukki with a child close to his chest going viral, says, "I realised that I can help by taking the child to nearest hospital in a safer place for 1st-aid& I did exactly that" ...
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Relief operations in full swing as Kerala toll rises to 37; Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit state 12.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Flash floods in Kerala have so far killed 37 people, officials said on Saturday, after torrential downpours led to landslides and overflowing reservoirs across the state. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will carry out an aerial survey of some of the flood hit areas of Kerala on Sunday as rescue operations in the state continue with 50,000 people shifted to relief camps. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Coast Guard along with the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) have been carrying out relief operations as the Ministry of Home Affairs is keeping a close watch on the situation. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who took an aerial survey, has made a personal contribution of Rs 1 lakh to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund and has urged others to contribute. He said Rs 10 lakh compensation would be given to people who lost their homes and land and Rs four lakh to those who lost a member of their family. A home ministry statement said that 14 teams of NDRF consisting of 404 rescuers and 31 boats ...
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