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The UAE consulate has asked its nationals to contact its dedicated phone number in case of any emergency.(ANI Photo)

UAE issues advisory against travel to Kerala due to floods

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 04:54 PM IST
According to the UAE’s official news agency, Wam, the advisory urges the citizens to follow instructions issued by the Indian authorities in connection with the natural calamity.
Members of a rescue team row a boat towards a submerged temple to look for stranded people on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)
Members of a rescue team row a boat towards a submerged temple to look for stranded people on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)

30 dead in Kerala as rain pounds West Coast, Met issues Code Red: 10 points

Thiruvananthapuram/Bengaluru/Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 06:52 PM IST
Heavy to extremely heavy falls may continue over isolated places in Gujarat, Kerala, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa over the next two days.
Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi(ANI)
Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi(ANI)

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi calls PM Modi, seeks help for Kerala battered by rains

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 12:01 PM IST
The weather department has issued a red alert for the state and forecast more rains in Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad districts.
Increasing heat and changing weather patterns are affecting production and food security in weather-dependent agricultural economies such as India(AP)
Increasing heat and changing weather patterns are affecting production and food security in weather-dependent agricultural economies such as India(AP)

India should take the lead on climate change

By Nicholas Watts
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 11:39 AM IST
India is well placed to take action on climate change, and has voluntarily embarked on a path of higher ambition. Yet, the state of global climate is by definition one that requires collective international effort. The outcome of decisions made now will shape the health of nations for centuries to come.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the clearance for the visits were sought by meeting the Prime Minister directly.(PTI File Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the clearance for the visits were sought by meeting the Prime Minister directly.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala CM slams Centre for not clearing ministers’ visit abroad to raise funds to rebuild state

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2018 08:04 PM IST
Pinarayi Vijayan claimed the Prime Minister had given oral permission for the visits of state ministers to foreign countries, “but he did not kept his word.”
Flood affected areas of Chengannur seen from a Indian Navy helicopter, at Alappuzha district of the Kerala on August 19, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Flood affected areas of Chengannur seen from a Indian Navy helicopter, at Alappuzha district of the Kerala on August 19, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Free ration for 3 months to those who lost livelihood due to Kerala floods

Thiruvananthapuram | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 10:14 PM IST
Heavy rains and floods from May-end to mid-August claimed 483 lives and forced at least 14.50 lakh persons to take refugee in over 3,000 relief camps across Kerala.
Kerala is slowly recovering from the impacts of floods and is on the path of rehabilitation and rebuilding. Lessons have been learned, but many questions remain.(Bloomberg)
Kerala is slowly recovering from the impacts of floods and is on the path of rehabilitation and rebuilding. Lessons have been learned, but many questions remain.(Bloomberg)

Post-floods, Kerala must opt for sustainable growth

By Kusala Rajendran
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2018 04:54 PM IST
This will need some rigorous decision-making and policy implementation, for which guidelines need to be framed.
A man shows a Aranmula metal mirror at a workshop in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. The traditional mirror craft is under threat of being wiped, say artists.(Vivek Nair/ HT Photo)
A man shows a Aranmula metal mirror at a workshop in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. The traditional mirror craft is under threat of being wiped, say artists.(Vivek Nair/ HT Photo)

Floods threaten to take shine off Kerala’s famed mirror artisans

Hindustan Times, Arnamula | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 04:49 PM IST
Aranmula mirror is polished out of a combination of metal alloys, not glass. But the art to make this traditional mirror is in danger.
Volunteers use umbrellas to protect from rain as they cross Pampa river to reach to flood-affected areas to clean houses and public places following floods in Kuttanad in Alappuzha district of Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)
Volunteers use umbrellas to protect from rain as they cross Pampa river to reach to flood-affected areas to clean houses and public places following floods in Kuttanad in Alappuzha district of Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)

After floods, weather department warns of heavy rains in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 09:04 AM IST
The Kerala chief minister’s office said the State Disaster Management Authority has instructed district authorities to be on alert and directed them to take necessary precautions.
The rains and subsequent floods, said to be the worst in the last 100 years, had claimed 493 lives since May 29, besides leaving a trail of destruction that saw nearly 14 lakh people displaced from their homes.(Reuters File Photo)
The rains and subsequent floods, said to be the worst in the last 100 years, had claimed 493 lives since May 29, besides leaving a trail of destruction that saw nearly 14 lakh people displaced from their homes.(Reuters File Photo)

Kerala govt decides to use crowd funding to raise money for rebuilding state

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:37 PM IST
The decision to go in for crowd funding was taken at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
At the height of the Kerala floods, there were 14.50 lakh people in over 3,000 relief camps.(AP)
At the height of the Kerala floods, there were 14.50 lakh people in over 3,000 relief camps.(AP)

A month after Kerala floods, 4,778 people still in 120 relief camps

Thiruvananthapuram | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 02:19 PM IST
A total of 1,738 persons are in 55 camps in Thrissur district and 1,702 in Alappuzha.
Kerala suffered its worst monsoon flooding in recent history, killing 400 people and driving one million more from their homes, UN chief Antonio Guterres said.(Reuters)
Kerala suffered its worst monsoon flooding in recent history, killing 400 people and driving one million more from their homes, UN chief Antonio Guterres said.(Reuters)

Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says climate change nearing point of no return

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 10:30 AM IST
The UN Secretary General referred to the Kerala floods, among other natural disasters across the world, to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to step up efforts to reverse course on climate change.
Volunteers and locals ride a boat to as they head out to clean Panamaram River, in Wayanad on August 30, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Volunteers and locals ride a boat to as they head out to clean Panamaram River, in Wayanad on August 30, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Kerala to assess impact of floods on biodiversity: CM Pinayari Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinayari Vijayan’s office in a Facebook post said data collection for assessing biodiversity loss and impact on biodiversity and ecosystems will be completed within one month.
Volunteers segregating flood relief material at a distribution centre for Kerala floods, in Kochi on Sunday, September 2, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Volunteers segregating flood relief material at a distribution centre for Kerala floods, in Kochi on Sunday, September 2, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Centre will provide all possible support to flood-hit Kerala: Union health minister Nadda

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 02:26 PM IST
“We just want to have an evaluation and whatever best we can do and what more we can do, that is what we are going to discuss,” Union health minister J P Nadda said during his visit to flood-affected areas in Thrissur.
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala on August 19.(REUTERS)
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala on August 19.(REUTERS)

Centre to extend more aid to Kerala once full estimate is done: Arun Jaitley

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 10:21 PM IST
Kerala had asked for a special package and stated that loss and damage could be much more than it’s plan outlay of Rs 37,272.90 crore for 2018-19.
Notebooks are sorted at Bapuji Smaraka Vayanashala, Perumkulam, Kottarakkara.(HT Photo)
Notebooks are sorted at Bapuji Smaraka Vayanashala, Perumkulam, Kottarakkara.(HT Photo)

Kerala pens history by writing notebooks for flood-hit children

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Yamini Nair
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 12:17 PM IST
There has been a silent revolution of letters in Kerala in the past couple of weeks. Notes of various subjects and classes were shared on social media in PDF format. The result has been overwhelming.
Flood affected people who had taken refuge in relief camps return to their houses in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in Kerala, India, on August 27, 2018. More than 400 people died and 800,000 were displaced by the worst monsoon flooding in a century in the southern state.(AP)
Flood affected people who had taken refuge in relief camps return to their houses in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in Kerala, India, on August 27, 2018. More than 400 people died and 800,000 were displaced by the worst monsoon flooding in a century in the southern state.(AP)

1,400 died across India due to rain-related incidents and floods in three months

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 09:13 AM IST
The Kerala floods alone accounted for 488 deaths and Uttar Pradesh recorded the second-highest number of fatalities due to rain-related incidents at 254.
An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala.(Reuters/File Photo)
An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala.(Reuters/File Photo)

Centre refutes Kerala CM Vijayan’s charge, says IMD issued warnings

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:30 PM IST
IMD representatives apprised the state authorities about the strong monsoon conditions with heavy rainfall activity in a meeting convened by CM Pinayari Vijayan on August 9, according to a statement issued by the ministry of earth sciences (MoES).
File photo of devotees at Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.(PTI)
File photo of devotees at Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.(PTI)

Damaged Sabarimala infrastructure being repaired at brisk pace to ensure smooth pilgrimage

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Pilgrims have to cross a pedestrian bridge over the river before trekking to the shrine. Slush and uprooted trees had buried the bridge at Triveni. Gushing flood waters washed away many buildings and uprooted power and communication towers at the base camp.
Rescuers help a pregnant woman to disembark a boat after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, Kerala, August 18, 2018(REUTERS)
Rescuers help a pregnant woman to disembark a boat after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, Kerala, August 18, 2018(REUTERS)

Kerala should be a template for other states for a gendered approach to disaster

UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 12:04 AM IST
Many women, again in largely patriarchal societies like ours, are not used to taking any independent decisions. So they tend to not react in the face of disaster waiting for directions to come from an authority figure like a husband or an official. This leads to crucial time being wasted and possibly injuring or death when a natural disaster strikes.
Flood-affected people who had taken refuge in relief camps return to their houses in boats in Kuttanad, Alappuzha, in Kerala.(AP File Photo)
Flood-affected people who had taken refuge in relief camps return to their houses in boats in Kuttanad, Alappuzha, in Kerala.(AP File Photo)

Kerala floods: Rs 738 crore aid received till August 28 in CM’s distress fund

Hindustan Times, Kochi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:11 AM IST
Experts have said it will take at least a decade for Kerala to recover from the massive devastation caused by the floods from the onset of the monsoon.
Educational institutions in Kerala re-opened on Wednesday, a fortnight after the devastating deluge ravaged the state, claiming 474 lives since the onset of South West Monsoon.(AP/file)
Educational institutions in Kerala re-opened on Wednesday, a fortnight after the devastating deluge ravaged the state, claiming 474 lives since the onset of South West Monsoon.(AP/file)

Schools, colleges re-open after flood devastation in Kerala

PTI, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Educational institutions in Kerala re-opened on Wednesday, a fortnight after the devastating deluge ravaged the state, claiming 474 lives since the onset of South West Monsoon.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with the flood-affected people at a relief camp in Chengannur, Alapuzha, Kerala on August 28, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with the flood-affected people at a relief camp in Chengannur, Alapuzha, Kerala on August 28, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Centre must provide more support and aid to flood-hit Kerala: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 12:01 PM IST
“I have come here as a support and not to politicise the situation. I will not comment on the nature of this crisis,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi said when asked if Kerela floods was a man-made crisis.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with the flood-affected people at a relief camp in Chengannur, Alapuzha, Kerala on August 28.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with the flood-affected people at a relief camp in Chengannur, Alapuzha, Kerala on August 28.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi helps heart attack victim fly first

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kerala on a two-day visit where he met people at relief camps.
While the ‘before’ image was taken by the Landsat 8 satellite’s operational land imager on February 6, the ‘after’ one was clicked by the multispectral instrument on the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite last Wednesday(Photos: Earth Observatory/Nasa)
While the ‘before’ image was taken by the Landsat 8 satellite’s operational land imager on February 6, the ‘after’ one was clicked by the multispectral instrument on the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite last Wednesday(Photos: Earth Observatory/Nasa)

Kerala floods: NASA’s before and after satellite images show scale of devastation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 05:54 PM IST
Nasa had earlier released satellite measurements of Kerala rainfall to demonstrate the crucial role played by the Western Ghats in triggering the climatic developments over south Karnataka and Kerala.
A man wades through water after arriving to inspect his flood affected house in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in Kerala on August 27.(AP Photo)
A man wades through water after arriving to inspect his flood affected house in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in Kerala on August 27.(AP Photo)

In South India, some need water, many lost to floods

Hindustan Times, Chennai/Bengaluru/Hyderabad | By M Manikandan, Srinivas Rao Apparasu, Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 08:03 AM IST
Half of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka suffered from less rainfall; in nearby Kerala, around 10 lakh people lost their home due to excess water.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will begin a two-day visit to flood-ravaged Kerala on Tuesday.(PTI)
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will begin a two-day visit to flood-ravaged Kerala on Tuesday.(PTI)

Rahul Gandhi to begin 2-day visit to flood-hit Kerala today

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 07:12 AM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit some relief camps and meet fishermen and party volunteers involved in rescue and relief work.
Floods in Kerala have damaged paddy, banana, spices and other crops in 45,000 hectare of farmland, agriculture secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said on Monday.(AFP Photo)
Floods in Kerala have damaged paddy, banana, spices and other crops in 45,000 hectare of farmland, agriculture secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said on Monday.(AFP Photo)

Kerala floods damage 45,000 ha of farm fields; Paddy, banana, spices among worst hit

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 11:11 PM IST
Kerala government has been asked to submit a detailed proposal seeking central funds to provide relief to the growers, agriculture secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said.
Has Salman Khan donated Rs 12 crore for Kerala relief effort?
Has Salman Khan donated Rs 12 crore for Kerala relief effort?

Jaaved Jaaferi tweets Salman Khan donated Rs 12 cr for Kerala flood victims, deletes it later

UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 09:58 AM IST
Jaaved Jaaferi tweeted to say he had ‘heard’ Salman Khan had donated Rs 12 crore for Kerala relief work but is taking off the tweet till he can confirm it.
Volunteers rescue people from a submerged residential area at Alappuzha district in Kerala on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Volunteers rescue people from a submerged residential area at Alappuzha district in Kerala on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Centre’s complete financial aid package to Kerala may take months: Reports

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 02:22 PM IST
The Centre has so far released Rs 600 crore for Kerala, which witnessed its worst flood in a century. The death toll in Kerala floods has touched 293 since August 8 while 15 people are still missing.
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