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File photo: Police volunteers help people ride a boat during the flood at Chengalayi, in Kannur district of Kerala, India, on Thursday, August 8, 2019.(HT Photo)

Man who lost house in Kerala floods commits suicide over alleged delay in getting aid

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Sanal Kumar’s house was partially damaged in 2018 floods and was destroyed completely during last year’s floods and landslips.
During last year’s floods the IAS officer came to Kerala to hand over a cheque of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli administration and left the place quietly. On leave, he worked for eight days in different relief camps discreetly by loading and unloading relief material.(HT PHOTO.)
During last year’s floods the IAS officer came to Kerala to hand over a cheque of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli administration and left the place quietly. On leave, he worked for eight days in different relief camps discreetly by loading and unloading relief material.(HT PHOTO.)

‘I want my voice back,’ says IAS officer who helped during Kerala floods in 2018

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 07:32 PM IST
Hailing from Kerala, the 2012 batch IAS officer was in the news last year after he was noticed working in a relief camp in Kerala discreetly.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visits Kavalappara, the landslide site, Bhoothanam where many people are still trapped as rescue operations are still going on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visits Kavalappara, the landslide site, Bhoothanam where many people are still trapped as rescue operations are still going on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi appeals to people to donate relief material to Kerala flood affected

Wayanad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:33 PM IST
He also urged people to give biscuits, sugar, green gram, dal, black gram, coconut oil, coconuts, vegetables, curry powders, bread and baby food to the affected people.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI File Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI File Photo)

Air Force has asked Kerala to pay Rs 33 crore for flood rescue efforts: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 04:11 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state had received only Rs 2,683.18 Crore in its Distress Relief Fund and was finding it difficult to cobble resources for the ‘re-build Kerala initiative.’
Finance minister Arun Jaitley addresses the GST council meeting via video conferencing at North Block, in New Delhi on September 28.(AP Photo)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley addresses the GST council meeting via video conferencing at North Block, in New Delhi on September 28.(AP Photo)

GST Council sets up GoM to look into Kerala’s demand for calamity cess: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 02:56 PM IST
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said the panel discussed the proposal from Kerala to levy Calamity Tax, a special tax or cess to raise additional resources aimed at meeting the cost of reconstruction in Kerala in the aftermath of floods.
Karnataka says it will not accept the fresh notification as ‘it will have an adverse effect on state’s economy’.(AFP File Photo)
Karnataka says it will not accept the fresh notification as ‘it will have an adverse effect on state’s economy’.(AFP File Photo)

Karnataka rejects Centre’s plan to declare western ghats eco-sensitive area

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2018 07:07 AM IST
The declaration of Western Ghats as eco-sensitive area has assumed significance because of the massive Kerala floods in July.
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala on August 19.(REUTERS)
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala on August 19.(REUTERS)

Kerala seeks Rs 4,700 crore from Centre as compensation for flood damage

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:10 AM IST
The Kerala government has sent a memorandum to the home ministry giving details about the loss of human life, properties, infrastructure and crops and sought about Rs 4,700 crore as compensation, a senior government official said.
Volunteers and locals ride a boat to as they head out to clean Panamaram River, in Wayanad on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Volunteers and locals ride a boat to as they head out to clean Panamaram River, in Wayanad on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Wayanad farmers worry after mass death of earthworms in Kerala floods

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 08:26 AM IST
The flood-battered north Kerala district of Wayanad is experiencing a strange phenomenon -- mass death of earthworms in many parts of the hilly district known for its rich biodiversity and spice cultivation
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan during an interview in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan during an interview in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala will bounce back in record time, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Manoj Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 07:45 AM IST
On, the task of rehabilitation and reconstruction, the Kerala chief minister said the world is about to witness one of the greatest comeback stories.
Two Muslim men greet each other after offering Eid prayers at a mosque on the flood affected island of Kunjunnikkara, outskirts of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Two Muslim men greet each other after offering Eid prayers at a mosque on the flood affected island of Kunjunnikkara, outskirts of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Catholic priest gives sermon in Kerala mosque, thanks Muslims for help during floods

thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 11:47 PM IST
In a sermon of a different kind, a Catholic priest addressed members of Muslim community inside a mosque, thanking them for selflessly feeding the flood victims who had taken shelter at his church
People wade across a waterlogged street in a flood-affected area, in Alleppey.(PTI)
People wade across a waterlogged street in a flood-affected area, in Alleppey.(PTI)

Alarmed by Kerala floods, NGT bars further reduction in Western Ghats ESAs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 05:39 PM IST
The NGT asked the environment ministry not to reduce eco-sensitive area (ESA) of Western Ghats further from the proposed 56,825 sq kms and to notify the same within six months.
Soldiers conduct rescue and evacuation drive in flood-affected regions of Kerala, August 19(PTI)
Soldiers conduct rescue and evacuation drive in flood-affected regions of Kerala, August 19(PTI)

Kerala floods: Why dams cannot control devastating floods

By Manoj Misra
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:20 PM IST
Thanks to their flood cushion, dams subsume low and medium-level floods. But these harmless floods should not be controlled because they replenish floodplains with fresh nutrient-rich soil, help fishermen and rejuvenate the riparian flora and fauna.
People are airlifted by the Indian Navy soldiers during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Kerala on August 18.(REUTERS)
People are airlifted by the Indian Navy soldiers during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Kerala on August 18.(REUTERS)

Indian Navy to undertake restoration work in 2 flood-hit Kerala villages

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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.
An aerial view of flooded Kuttanad in Alappuzha district, in the southern state of Kerala, India, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018.(AP File Photo)
An aerial view of flooded Kuttanad in Alappuzha district, in the southern state of Kerala, India, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Kerala floods: More than 11,000 claims worth Rs 1,200 crore filed

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 06:08 PM IST
More than 11,000 claims worth an estimated Rs 1,200 crore have been filed by flood-affected people with the four public sector insurance companies in Kerala
An aerial view of flooded Kuttanad in Alappuzha district on August 19.(AP Photo)
An aerial view of flooded Kuttanad in Alappuzha district on August 19.(AP Photo)

Around 70,000 participate in clean-up drive in Kerala’s Kuttanad

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 04:57 PM IST
At least 1,000 engineers, IT volunteers and snake catchers along with cleaning supplies have also joined the drive.
Flood affected victims stand in a queue for food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi on August 23.(AP Photo)
Flood affected victims stand in a queue for food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi on August 23.(AP Photo)

More people leave relief camps in Kerala

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Nearly 1.5 lakh return to their flood-ravaged homes; schools, colleges to reopen on August 29.
Trees and houses are partially submerged in floodwaters in this aerial photograph taken in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha in Kerala on August 23.(Bloomberg)
Trees and houses are partially submerged in floodwaters in this aerial photograph taken in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha in Kerala on August 23.(Bloomberg)

Rs 600 cr is only advance assistance, more to follow : PM tells Kerala governor

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 09:33 PM IST
Prime Minister has clarified that the Rs 600 crore released by the Centre is only the advance assistance and assured that additional funds will be released from National Disaster Response Fund as per laid down procedure, a Raj Bhavan release.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan hands over to commemorative plaques during the thanksgiving ceremony for the armed forces.(Video screenshot/Pinarayi Vijayan)
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan hands over to commemorative plaques during the thanksgiving ceremony for the armed forces.(Video screenshot/Pinarayi Vijayan)

Kerala govt pays tribute to armed forces for relief and rescue work during floods

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 11:32 AM IST
Defence forces were involved in several daring rescue acts during the Kerala floods. The Indian navy had on Wednesday called off its 14-day long Operation Madad during which it had evacuated 16,005 people.
People wade across a waterlogged street in a flood-affected area, in Alleppey on August 26.(PTI Photo)
People wade across a waterlogged street in a flood-affected area, in Alleppey on August 26.(PTI Photo)

When Mahatma Gandhi helped Kerala in 1924

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 10:27 AM IST
Gandhi had urged people of the country to generously contribute for the relief of the flood-hit’ Malabar. Following his appeal, people from various walks of life including women and children had donated even their gold jewels and meagre savings to help the flood-affected people
Volunteers rescue people from a submerged residential area at Alappuzha district in Kerala, August 20(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Volunteers rescue people from a submerged residential area at Alappuzha district in Kerala, August 20(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Kerala floods: Aid money always comes with strings attached

By Rupa Subramanya
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 06:30 PM IST
This is not a matter of prickly and insecure egos and national pride. One element of national sovereignty is to refuse aid based on one’s priorities. If, indeed, there’s a special relationship between Kerala and the UAE because of the many migrants who work there, surely the UAE government can do better than simply write a cheque
A group of flood affected people mostly children, sit together to have a meal at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, in Kerala, on August 23.(AP Photo)
A group of flood affected people mostly children, sit together to have a meal at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, in Kerala, on August 23.(AP Photo)

A sombre Onam in Kerala as flood victims mark festival at relief camps

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 11:31 PM IST
Onam is celebrated with great pomp across the state, but this time around festivities are the last thing on people’s minds as they come to grips with the devastation.
Academy award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty.(Photo:Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Academy award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty.(Photo:Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Kerala floods are as bad as the 1947 Partition: Resul Pookutty

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 04:19 PM IST
As his home state grapples with floods, Oscar-award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty asks us to stay united in this tragedy. He also thanks the members of Bollywood fraternity who have come forward to show support.
Delhi’s Akshara Theatre will donate the proceeds from the next few shows of their popular productions, 12 Angry Men and Krishna in Wonderland, to Kerala Flood Relief.
Delhi’s Akshara Theatre will donate the proceeds from the next few shows of their popular productions, 12 Angry Men and Krishna in Wonderland, to Kerala Flood Relief.

Kerala floods: Theatre, comedy, sports events in Delhi-NCR to raise funds for the State

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 11:44 AM IST
To support Kerala, there are events being organised across the city, including a play titled Krishna In Wonderland, a football tournament and a comedy show featuring stand-up comics Amit Tandon, Neeti Palta and Jeeveshu Ahluwalia.
A view of the Idukki Dam as water level rose in the reservoir in Kerala on August 10.(PTI file photo)
A view of the Idukki Dam as water level rose in the reservoir in Kerala on August 10.(PTI file photo)

Kerala floods: Poor dam management behind disasters, experts say

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Though excessive rains filled the dams, experts blamed poor water flow management from the reservoirs for the inundation of the coastal state and many parts of south India.
Volunteers at an aid distribution centre inside a stadium in Kochi, Kerala, August 19(REUTERS)
Volunteers at an aid distribution centre inside a stadium in Kochi, Kerala, August 19(REUTERS)

Refusing foreign aid for Kerala is churlish and narcissistic, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 05:30 PM IST
India wanted to assert its self reliance; the scale of its economy and the end of any donor-driven influence. But India is not going around asking anyone for help; the offers have come from other nations on their own.
Flood-affected victims stand in a queue for food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, Kerala.(AP Photo)
Flood-affected victims stand in a queue for food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, Kerala.(AP Photo)

UAE did not offer financial aid for flood-hit Kerala, says state BJP chief

Kozhikode | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan spoke about aid from the UAE, saying that the news was conveyed to him by Middle East business honcho.
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami speaks to reporters.(ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami speaks to reporters.(ANI Photo)

Tamil Nadu rejects Kerala’s claim that Mullaperiyar water caused floods

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:22 PM IST
The-controversial-Mullaperiyar-dam-in-Idukki-district-Kerala(File Photo)
The-controversial-Mullaperiyar-dam-in-Idukki-district-Kerala(File Photo)

Kerala floods: Supreme Court orders water level in Mullaperiyar Dam to be maintained at 139ft

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:34 PM IST
The Kerala government had said it had written to Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar dam, requesting controlled release of water without waiting for the water level in the reservoir to reach its full level.
A bicycle is hung from a tree branch to avoid being washed away in flood waters as a man rows with his country boat, Kuttanad, Alappuzha, Kerala, August 20(AP)
A bicycle is hung from a tree branch to avoid being washed away in flood waters as a man rows with his country boat, Kuttanad, Alappuzha, Kerala, August 20(AP)

Our understanding of the dynamics of risks of disasters is still far from comprehensive

By PG Dhar Chakrabarti
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 05:39 PM IST
Our multi-hazard early warning systems have improved, but we are yet to develop a modern EWS for floods.
Volunteers of Sri Guru Singh Sabha at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) before leaving for Kerala on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Volunteers of Sri Guru Singh Sabha at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) before leaving for Kerala on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s religious institutions extend helping hand to victims of Kerala floods

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 05:50 AM IST
While Sri Siddhivinayak Temple trust has donated Rs 1 crore to the chief minister’s Kerala relief fund, Dadar Singh Sabha has sent eight volunteers along with food grains collected as part of the drive to work in flood affected areas of the state.
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