Kerala seeks Rs 1,843 cr from Centre for Ockhi damage

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday his government has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to mitigate the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi. “This was one of the worst disasters that struck the state. The Centre has been very supportive in all aspects,” Vijayan told the media soon […]

Tharoor meets Jaitley, seeks aid for fisher folk hit by Ockhi

New Delhi, Dec 12 : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and urged him for “urgent and comprehensive” assistance to the fisher folk affected by Cyclone Ockhi. “Met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to convey to him my request for urgent and comprehensive assistance to the fisher folk affected by […]

Bodies of eight more fishermen recovered off Kerala coast

Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode, Dec 12 : Search and rescue personnel on Tuesday recovered the bodies of eight fishermen from the sea off the Kozhikode coast in Kerala, official sources said, taking the death toll in cyclone Ockhi to 48. The decomposed bodies recovered by the Coast Guard and the Marine Enforcement Department will be taken to the […]

Avalanche hits LoC post, 3 soldiers missing

Srinagar, Dec 12 : Three soldiers of the Indian Army went missing on Tuesday after an avalanche hit their post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. “Three army jawans went missing at Mani Post Bagtoor Gurez reportedly due to a snow avalanche,” a police officer said. A rescue operation […]

Missing Argentine submarine’s search focused on mystery object

Buenos Aires, Dec 12 : An ongoing search for the missing Argentine submarine that disappeared 26 days ago was currently focused on a mystery object detected at a depth of 700 metres, according to the navy. “There is nothing new. We’re working on an element that (US research vessel) Atlantis is reviewing at this moment,” […]

6-magnitude quake hits Iran-Iraq border

Tehran, Dec 11 : An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the border region of Iran and Iraq on Monday evening, the Iran Seismological Centre said. No injuries were reported. The epicentre of the quake, which was felt in Iran’s Kermanshah province, was at a depth of 10 km, 35.066 degrees north latitude […]