NPCI blames Cosmos Bank for malware attacks

Mumbai, Aug 15 : The National Payments Corp of India (NPCI) on Wednesday held the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd’s “own IT environment” responsible for the unprecedented cyber loot which left the Pune-based bank poorer by Rs 94.42 crore. In a statement here, the NPCI’s Head Risk Management, Bharat Panchal, said: “The NPCI’s systems are fully […]

Kerala floods toll is 47, Cochin airport shut

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 : Unceasing heavy rains battered Kerala on Wednesday killing eight more people and taking the death toll to 47 since August 8, forcing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to seek generous public contributions to battle the worst floods in nearly a century. Of the 14 districts, as many as 11 including Idukki, Kozhikode, […]

Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37

Rome, Aug 15 : The death toll in the collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa rose to 37 even as rescuers continue to search for possible survivors, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday. In a tweet, Salvini said the figure included three children aged 8, 12 and 13, and was […]

Celebrate Independence Day by helping flood-hit: Pinarayi

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday urged people to contribute generously in the wake of the state’s worst flood disaster in 94 years even as he took the Independence Day salute here in pouring rain. Addressing the 72nd Independence Day parade here, Vijayan called upon the people to contribute generously […]

Cochin Airport shut till Saturday

Kochi, Aug 15 : The Cochin International Airport was on Wednesday closed till Saturday afternoon after water released from the Idukki dam flooded the area. Airport Director A.C.K. Nair called the development “unprecedented”. “Why we decided to take this step is because since last night dams like Idukki, Mullaperiyar, Idamalayar have opened their shutters. The […]

Heavy rains hit Kerala, Cochin airport shut

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 : Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8. It has been raining heavily in several parts of the state since Tuesday evening. The authorities were forced to open 33 dams across Kerala. Those reported dead on Wednesday were […]