• Sat, Aug 18, 2018
  • The deadliest deluge in close to a century has claimed 173 lives since August 8, and dealt a body blow to the scenic state, wrecking its tourism industry, destroying standing crops in thousands of...
    Rains savage Kerala, death toll mounts to 173 since August 8
    As a murderous monsoon savaged Kerala claiming 106 lives on a single day yesterday, the state plunged deeper into misery today with hospitals facing shortage of oxygen and fuel stations running dry, officials said.Over 80,000 persons, stranded in various places, were rescued today, of whom 71,000 were from one of the worst affected Aluva region of Ernakulam district.Personnel of the three services, besides the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) resumed the gigantic task of evacuating people stranded on rooftops, highlands where hills came crashing down blocking roads and cutting them off from the rest of the world, and those marooned in villages that have turned into islands.Many persons, including women, children and the elderly trapped in places inaccessible by boats were winched up by defence helicopters and shifted to safety.TV...
  • Cricket a glorious game of uncertainty, no one should make it predictable: Supreme Court Cricket a glorious game of uncertainty, no one should make it predictable: Supreme Court

    The observation of a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice D Y Chandrachud came as it was hearing an appeal by cricketer S Sreesanth challenging a Kerala High Court decision upholding the...

  • India clocked 10.08 per cent growth under Manmohan Singh's tenure, shows data India clocked 10.08 per cent growth under Manmohan Singh's tenure, shows data

    The GDP numbers for the later years too have been revised upwards, according to the report.

  • PM Modi leaves for Kerala to take stock of flood situation PM Modi leaves for Kerala to take stock of flood situation

    Earlier in the day, Modi also spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed about the situation.

  • Kerala Floods: DGCA asks airlines to add more flights, begin ops from nearby airports Kerala Floods: DGCA asks airlines to add more flights, begin ops from nearby airports

    Accordingly, airlines have been requested to cap the maximum fare at Rs 10,000 on longer routes and around Rs 8,000 on shorter routes to/from Kerala and nearby airports.

  • Army joins rescue operations in Karnataka's rain-hit Kodagu district Army joins rescue operations in Karnataka's rain-hit Kodagu district

    Several districts of coastal and Malnad regions of thestate like Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkmagaluru, Kodagu,parts of Hassan and Uttara Kannada have been facing the brunt of incessant rains in the...

  • Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in rivers in all UP districts Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in rivers in all UP districts

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's city unit will organise a condolence meeting on August 21, when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the current MP from Lucknow, and other leaders will pay homage to...

  • Airlines not charging exorbitant fares: DGCA to Delhi HC Airlines not charging exorbitant fares: DGCA to Delhi HC

    The regulator also said that prevailing airline practices with regard to the type of fares offered and their charging method by private and government owned airlines are same and in line with...

  • Air India, Air India Express to operate Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Air India, Air India Express to operate Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode

    National carrier Air India and its low-cost arm Air India Express, today said their flights scheduled to depart from the Kochi airport, which has been shut down till August 26 due to floods, will...

  • Insurers asked to expeditiously settle claims in flood-hit Kerala Insurers asked to expeditiously settle claims in flood-hit Kerala

    The regulator has asked the non-life as well as standalone health insurers to widely publicise details of offices/special camps set up for the purpose of claim settlement.