Explore possibility to reduce water level in Mullaperiyar dam: SC

New Delhi, Aug 17 : Expressing grave concern over the flood “crises” in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Friday suggested that the Disaster Management sub-committee, National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) and the court-appointed committee should meet to explore the possibility of reducing the water-level in the Mullaperiyar Dam reservoir there to 139 feet. A bench […]

164 dead in Kerala floods, massive rescue underway

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subsided but the death toll touched 164 in 10 days. Six more deaths were reported on Friday. Although the intensity of rains […]

Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subdued and the death toll touched 154 in 10 days. There were six new deaths reported on Friday. Although the intensity of […]

Reserve Bank of Australia warns of drought impact

Canberra, Aug 17 : The Reserve Bank of Australia on Friday warned of the impact of an ongoing drought, one of the worst in recent decades, on the country’s economy. The drought, which comes in the middle of winter affects eastern and southern Australia, including New South Wales state and close to 60 per cent […]

Typhoon Rumbia makes landfall in Shanghai

Shanghai, Aug 17 : Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai on Friday bringing torrential rains and strong winds of up to 23 metres per second, according to the National Meteorological Centre (NMC). The tropical storm is expected to gradually wane as it keeps moving northwest at a speed of 30 km per hour, Xinhua news […]

Modi discusses flood situation with Kerala CM

New Delhi, Aug 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he discussed the flood situation in Kerala with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “Had a telephone conversation with Kerala Chief Minister just now. We discussed the flood situation across the state and reviewed rescue operations. “Later this evening, I will be heading to […]