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IAS officer, who resigned over J&K, asked to resume duty

29 Aug 2019

IAS officer, who resigned over J&K, asked to resume duty

Days after the IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigned in protest over the restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the 32-year-old has been asked to resume his duty immediately, until his resignation is officially accepted.

Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

11 Aug 2019

Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

Over 100 people have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities

10 Aug 2019

'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after Civil Service of the country but being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit

10 Aug 2019

Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit

Massive rains have led to a critical flood situation in several states across India.

RaGa seeks Modi's aid as Kerala floods claim 32 lives

09 Aug 2019

RaGa seeks Modi's aid as Kerala floods claim 32 lives

Amid the devastating floods in the southern state of Kerala, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his aid in the situation.

Maharashtra rains roundup: Situation worsens, 1.5L evacuated, 16 people dead

08 Aug 2019

Maharashtra rains roundup: Situation worsens, 1.5L evacuated, 16 people dead

As heavy rains continue to hit several parts of the country, flooding in Maharashtra's Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts seems to have worsened.

Despite rare medical condition, 28-year-old fulfils dream of becoming lawyer

25 Jun 2019

Despite rare medical condition, 28-year-old fulfils dream of becoming lawyer

On June 16, hundreds enrolled as advocates in the Kerala High Court, but 28-year-old Pramitha Augustine among them cuts a prominent figure.

Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

08 Jun 2019

Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

After a week's delay, monsoons hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, India Meteorological Department announced. The event marks the official arrival of India's four-month-long monsoon season.

Engineering students develop low-cost water-purifier, cartridge costs just Rs. 60

16 Apr 2019

Engineering students develop low-cost water-purifier, cartridge costs just Rs. 60

Two engineering students from Kerala, Anto P Biju, and Thomas Cyriac have developed a low-cost, organic water purifier.

Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

06 Feb 2019

Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, has nominated the fishermen of Kerala for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

I'm real, says Sushant Singh Rajput after Instagram blocks him

08 Sep 2018

I'm real, says Sushant Singh Rajput after Instagram blocks him

Sushant Singh Rajput, who has been an active Instagram user these days, came across an unusual scenario when the app blocked him temporarily.

Kerala: IAS officer discreetly worked as relief worker for days

06 Sep 2018

Kerala: IAS officer discreetly worked as relief worker for days

For eight days, without any pomp or show, Kannan Gopinathan toiled at relief camps in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala, carrying large packages on his head, offloading relief material from trucks, and helping distressed people out.

#NagalandFloods: Sushant Singh Rajput offers Rs 1.25 crore donation

05 Sep 2018

#NagalandFloods: Sushant Singh Rajput offers Rs 1.25 crore donation

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput clearly knows the art of winning hearts not just by his excellent acting skills but also by his kind gestures.

Kerala: 9 deaths confirmed, 37 more suspected from 'rat fever'

04 Sep 2018

Kerala: 9 deaths confirmed, 37 more suspected from 'rat fever'

Since August 15, nine people have been killed by leptospirosis or rat fever in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala. Among them, five were relief workers.

Kerala floods: Here's how you can recover lost CBSE documents

30 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: Here's how you can recover lost CBSE documents

In a bid to help students in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala, the CBSE, in a special gesture, has decided to provide digital mark sheets, pass certificates, and migration certificates to those who have lost their physical copies.

#HelpNagaland: As heavy rains kill 12, CM seeks Centre's help

30 Aug 2018

#HelpNagaland: As heavy rains kill 12, CM seeks Centre's help

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has sought help from Centre as the Northeastern state is facing a grim disaster after 12 people have lost their lives and over 1,000 have been displaced due to incessant rains.

#KeralaFloods: Kochi Airport resumes operations, 15 days after being shut

29 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: Kochi Airport resumes operations, 15 days after being shut

The Kochi Airport, one of the busiest in the country, will resume operations today at 2 PM, 15 days after it was shut as incessant rains swept Kerala.

Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation

28 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation

After releasing satellite measurements explaining the role of the Western Ghats in the Kerala floods, NASA has now released imagery that, in vivid detail, shows the devastation suffered by Kerala during the floods.

This tea-seller from Kerala is winning the Internet!

28 Aug 2018

This tea-seller from Kerala is winning the Internet!

In the past few days, floods have ruthlessly created havoc in Kerala. But in such trying times what stood out is people's resilience.

Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods

27 Aug 2018

Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods

The Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 people caught in gushing waters in flood-ravaged Kerala, a Defense spokesperson said today.

#MannKiBaat: PM Modi mentions Kerala, triple talaq, Asian games

26 Aug 2018

#MannKiBaat: PM Modi mentions Kerala, triple talaq, Asian games

PM Narendra Modi in the 47th episode of radio show 'Mann Ki Baat' said the nation stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Kerala, congratulated lawmakers on a productive monsoon session.

Kerala floods: The man behind the UAE aid controversy

26 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: The man behind the UAE aid controversy

The past few days have seen considerable debate over the acceptance of a supposed Rs. 700cr aid package from UAE.

With Kerala's death toll rising, Modi hopes for Kerala's recovery

25 Aug 2018

With Kerala's death toll rising, Modi hopes for Kerala's recovery

With the death toll in Kerala rising, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his hope that the annual Onam harvest festival will give Kerala's people the strength to cope with their adversities.

US: UN envoy Haley expresses solidarity with Kerala flood victims

25 Aug 2018

US: UN envoy Haley expresses solidarity with Kerala flood victims

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has expressed solidarity with those affected by the floods in Kerala, which is facing the deadliest deluge in nearly 100 years.

#KeralaFloods: How to retrieve lost/damaged documents, Aadhaar, ID proofs

24 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: How to retrieve lost/damaged documents, Aadhaar, ID proofs

Although the situation in Kerala is reaching normalcy as rehab operations are currently underway, but the destruction of lives, property, and assets it has resulted in is tremendous, and disheartening.

#KeralaFloods: Naval commander, who airlifted pregnant-woman, talks about toughest 30-minutes

24 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: Naval commander, who airlifted pregnant-woman, talks about toughest 30-minutes

The nation was amazed by what Naval Commander Vijay Varma and his team pulled in rain-ravaged Kerala.

#KeralaFloods: Now, UAE says it never announced Rs. 700cr aid

24 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: Now, UAE says it never announced Rs. 700cr aid

Amid the political slugfest, between Left-governed Kerala and BJP in Centre, over accepting foreign aid, the UAE has said it hasn't announced the aid of Rs. 700 crore for rehabilitation of the rain-ravaged state.

Sudden water-release from Tamil Nadu caused floods, Kerala tells SC

24 Aug 2018

Sudden water-release from Tamil Nadu caused floods, Kerala tells SC

On Thursday, Kerala blamed Tamil Nadu's failure to control the release of water from the Mullaperiyar dam for the floods, which devastated the state, killing hundreds and ruining property worth thousands of crores.

Why is Union Minister Alphons KJ being trolled on Twitter?

23 Aug 2018

Why is Union Minister Alphons KJ being trolled on Twitter?

Union Minister Alphons KJ has joined the long list of leaders who were trolled on social media with the hashtag #KannanthanamSleepChallenge.

Kerala flood relief: Infosys' Sudha Murthy shows what humility is

23 Aug 2018

Kerala flood relief: Infosys' Sudha Murthy shows what humility is

With the sun finally shining on Kerala and flood waters receding, the southern state can heave a sigh of relief.

As Centre refuses UAE-aid, Kerala leaders say they need help

23 Aug 2018

As Centre refuses UAE-aid, Kerala leaders say they need help

The Rs. 700 crore aid offered to rain-ravaged Kerala by UAE took political undertones as the ministers of the southern state asked Narendra Modi-led Centre to accept the donation.

#KeralaReliefFund: 4-year-old girl donates Rs. 14,800 of piggy bank savings

23 Aug 2018

#KeralaReliefFund: 4-year-old girl donates Rs. 14,800 of piggy bank savings

A four-year-old girl from South Kolkata yesterday donated her piggy bank savings to the Kerala relief fund set up by the CPI(M).

Kerala floods: Congress, BJP blame Kerala government for 'man-made' calamity

22 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: Congress, BJP blame Kerala government for 'man-made' calamity

With flood waters receding and the situation in Kerala having somewhat stabilized, Opposition parties in flood-ravaged Kerala have started pointing fingers at the government.

#KeralaFloods: When a mosque became relief camp for Hindu families

22 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: When a mosque became relief camp for Hindu families

With a mosque opening its portals to distressed Hindus and Muslims cleaning temples, the murderous monsoon seems to have washed away the barriers of religious differences in the rain-ravaged Kerala.

Kohli dedicates third-Test win to Kerala flood victims, thanks Anushka

22 Aug 2018

Kohli dedicates third-Test win to Kerala flood victims, thanks Anushka

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli dedicated the win against England in the third Test to Kerala flood victims.