A view of Cheruthoni dam with one open gate in Idukki, Kerala. More than 5 million people in Kerala were affected and over 200 killed in torrential rain and floods in August. The flooding, dubbed the worst to hit the state in nearly a century, caused massive damage. As rain intensified, authorities were forced to release water from 35 dams to manage rising levels in reservoirs, many of which are used to generate electricity.
The India Meteorological Department has forecast cloudy skies and light rain and thundershowers in parts of Delhi-National Capital Region on Thursday which, along with a slightly higher wind speed, will improve air quality marginally until Friday. read more
The Met department has predicted that Cyclone Titli will badly hit the Andhra Pradesh districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam, and the Odisha districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Kendrapara. Here are the highlights. read more
The direction was given in response to a petition filed by fishing villages and environment group Vanashakti, alleging threat to life and livelihood because an existing bund in Dandepada, that blocked seawater ingress, had not been repaired. read more
The National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), under the Home ministry, has cautioned the Odisha government against a looming cyclonic storm in the next two to three days, official sources said. read more