Demands are now pouring in from across the globe for Chekutty dolls, conceputalised and designed by two social entrepreneurs to help the weavers raise funds out of the damaged fabric stock through crowd-sourcing. read more
If Kerala wishes to heed this second lesson, then the person they must listen to more attentively is the scientist I first went to that state with. Madhav Gadgil left the prospect of a dazzling career in the Western academy to join the Indian Institute... read more
Flood-battered Kerala appears to be staring at an epidemic outbreak with as many as 28 people reported to have died of rat fever since August 1, including at least nine in one week, across the state read more
Hospitals have readied anti-venom and flood victims returning home in Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. After several cases of snakes being found inside houses, Vava Suresh, a well-known snake handler, has been brought in.
Navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba said the Indian Navy has selected two villages based on inputs received from the local administration and visits by naval officials wherein rehabilitation initiatives were proposed to be undertaken to restore the area. read more
An elderly woman is rescued in a cooking utensil after her home was flooded in Thrissur, Kerala, on August 16, 2018. The torrential rains in Kerala have left over 30,000 people homeless, killed more than 160, destroyed crops and disrupted air, rail and road traffic within the state for a week. Different studies, however, have found that climate change and deforestation were the main causes of an increase in rainfall.
Twenty seven people have been killed, including 11 in high range Idukki in landslips, in the torrential rains in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the situation as “very grim” with army columns being deployed at Ayannkulu, Idukki and Wayanad. As water levels rise in various dams and reach almost their maximum capacity, shutters of at least 24 reservoirs in Kerala have been opened to drain out excess water. Four of the five shutters of the Idukki dam have been opened. “We are on a high alert. At least 4,000 people living in low-lying areas have been evacuated to relief camps. We have closed all educational institutions in affected areas,” said Ernakulam district collector Mohamed Safirulla. (HT Correspondent )read more