Maharashtra sends medical team to Kerala, hawkers donations

Mumbai, Aug 20 : A team of 81 doctors from Mumbai and Pune left by an Air India flight on Monday with medical relief supplies to help the flood victims in Kerala, an official said here. The team comprises 55 doctors from Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai and 26 from Sassoon Hospital (Pune), said Medical Education […]

Karnataka CM briefs President on rescue work

Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 : Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday briefed President Ram Nath Kovind on the rescue operations in flood-hit Kodagu districtwhere hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains. “The Chief Minister spoke to the President and informed him that the Indian Army, Navy and other state and […]

Another Goa Minister to donate salary towards Kerala flood relief

Panaji, Aug 19 : Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar on Sunday said that he will donate one-month salary to the relief fund in floods-battered Kerala. “Deeply disturbed by the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in Kerala. As a small contribution towards resettling them and aid in the relief work, I have decided to […]

President commends Keralites’ resilience

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : President Ram Nath Kovind has praised the resilience shown by the people of Kerala while battling an unprecedented flood crisis. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Kovind made the comment while speaking to him over telephone and inquiring about rescue efforts. Around 370 people have been reported killed and thousands displaced in […]

US forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed – spokesman

By Tuqa Khalid ABU DHABI, Aug 19 : US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the US-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. “We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed … The main reason, […]

Kerala CM urges people to use social media cautiously

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinaryai Vijayan on Sunday urged the people of the flood-ravaged state to use social media cautiously in order to stop the spread of false news of the devastation. “Attention: Efforts are in progress to save even the last person stranded. Many of the requests coming to helpline numbers […]