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Kerala: State in southern India
Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

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Rs 4,432 crore aid for 3 disaster-hit states, Kerala misses out

In a statement, the home ministry said a high-level committee headed by home minister Amit Shah had cleared additional central assistance of Rs 3,338 crore to Odisha for the damage caused by Cyclone..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala nun approaches Rome against dismissal from congregation

Kalappura was dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) on August 7 for violating its rules and asked to move out of the hostel within 10 days.
DNA - Published

Videos for Kerala

India's Kerala struggles to recover from devastating floods [Video]India's Kerala struggles to recover from devastating floods

More heavy rain is expected in many parts of India after Kerala bore brunt of devastating floods.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

 

Kerala: Engineers distribute 270 power banks to flood-hit areas

Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that Kerala is likely to receive few spells of rain with thunderstorm for next one week.
DNA - Published

Kerala records first arrest over triple talaq

The accused, identified as EK Usman, was produced before the court, which granted him bail
DNA - Published

Kerala floods toll mounts to 104, 36 missing

Malappuram remained the most affected district where 43 people have lost their lives so far.
DNA - Published

Extend moratorium on repayment of crop loans for Kerala farmers to Dec 31: Rahul Gandhi to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

At least 95 people died and 34 others sustained injuries in incidents related to heavy rain and floods since August 8 in different parts of Kerala.
DNA - Published

Rahul Gandhi writes to RBI governor, seeks relief for flood-hit Kerala farmers


IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi over Kerala floods, seeks early warning systems

Rahul Gandhi was on a two-day visit to his constituency Wayanad in the flood-hit state of Kerala.
DNA - Published

Key D-company man held at Kerala airport


IndiaTimes - Published

Honoured to be Wayanad MP, Thank you Kerala: Rahul Gandhi


IndiaTimes - Published

Bravery, dignity of Wayanad people 'truly humbling':Rahul

"The display of bravery and dignity in the face of immense tragedy is truly humbling. It is such an honour and pleasure to be your MP. Thank you Kerala," he wrote. He left Kerala on Tuesday morning..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala garment retailer donates fresh stock to flood victims

Eighty-eight people have died across 14 districts in the state, while 40 are missing, authorities said on Tuesday
DNA - Published

Red alert in 3 districts in Kerala; flood toll climbs to 88

The red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and in northern districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday, IMD sources said adding over 20 cms of rains are..
IndiaTimes - Published

CPM accuses Amit Shah of playing politics with flood-hit Kerala


IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah ‘deliberately skipped’ aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala: CPM


IndiaTimes - Published

9 killed in landslides in Uttarakhand and J&K; death toll in Kerala floods rises to 76

Heavy showers lashed Uttarakhand and Jammu leaving nine people dead in landslides, while rescue and relief operations continued in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat on Monday. The death toll..
IndiaTimes - Published

Death toll mounts to 76 as flood fury continues in Kerala

76 lives have been lost, 58 are missing. There are now 1654 flood relief camps spread across the State, KeralaDisaster Management Authority informed.
DNA - Published

Home Minister Amit Shah undertakes aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Karnataka, Maharashtra

The IMD says very heavy rainfall was likely at isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch, parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra
DNA - Published

Income Tax department sleuths bust inter-state tax theft worth Rs 700 crore

55 places were raided by the I-T dept in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Goa
DNA - Published

With 33 more deaths, flood toll across country 174 in 5 days

The death toll from floods has reached 174 across the country in a span of 5 days. As many as 33 deaths were reported on Sunday, of which 15 were reported from Kerala. Gujarat saw 11 deaths and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Flood Update: Death toll from Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala rises to 147

The death toll from floods in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 147, state authorities said on Sunday, as rescue teams raced to evacuate people and waters submerged parts..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: Rahul Gandhi urges Centre to help flood-ravaged state

Gandhi, who represents Wayanad constituency in the Lok Sabha, is on a two-day visit to review the relief measure in the district. On the first day, he visited relief camps and held a meeting with local..
DNA - Published

Kerala: CISF seizes foreign currency worth Rs 3.7 lakh from passenger

He was unable to provide any document to the authorities for carrying the foreign currency, according to the release
DNA - Published

Rahul Gandhi urges Kerala govt, Centre to provide immediate aid to flood hit


IndiaTimes - Published

165 dead in flood, rain-related incidents in south and west India

The death toll in Kerala floods mounted to 68 even as rains abated on Sunday after pounding the state for days, while the situation remained grim in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat where 97 people..
IndiaTimes - Published

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147, hundreds of thousands evacuated

The death toll from floods in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 147, state authorities said on Sunday, as rescue teams raced to evacuate people and waters submerged parts..
Reuters - Published

Rahul arrives in Kerala to review flood situation in Wayanad

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday began his Kerala visit to review situation in his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency ravaged by floods and landslides. Gandhi, who won with a record margin from the hill..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit constituency Wayanad, review relief operations in Kerala

Wayanad is one of the worst-hit districts in the state by the floods caused due to incessant rains in Kerala and adjoining states. At least 11 people had died in the district alone.
DNA - Published

738 relief camps for rain-battered Kerala

A red alert has been issued for 8 districts and Orange alert for six districts of Kerala for Saturday.
DNA - Published

Rains kill 22 in Gujarat, Kerala toll now 57

At least 22 people died in Gujarat on Saturday due to rains. Meanwhile over 50 people are feared trapped under mud and debris at Kavalappara in Kerala's Malappuram . Heavy rains continued to lash..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala floods: Operations at Kochi airport to resume on Sunday

Flight operations at the airport were suspended till 3 pm on Sunday in the wake of heavy rainfall.
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad tomorrow

"I am probably going to Kerala tomorrow. If it is possible to go without creating any disturbance, then I will go. I will probably spend two days as per the plan. I spoke to the Prime Minister, Chief..
DNA - Published

Flood situation grim in southern, western states; death toll rises to 85

Kerala and Karnataka were facing a grim situation due to floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains that have left 54 people dead, while 19 people lost their lives in Gujarat. Rescue..
IndiaTimes - Published

80 landslides reported in Kerala, rescue ops on war footing: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

"Accidents have happened in unexpected areas.... 80 landslides in various parts of the state. Malappuram, Kavalappara, Bhoothalam Colony and Puthumala in Wayanad are worst affected," Vijayan said..
DNA - Published

Kerala man wins $.27 million in UAE raffle draw

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Abdul Salam Shanavas, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram, said, "Even if I had worked for 50 years, I wouldn't have earned anything close to this amount. I arrived here in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rains in Kerala claim 42 lives, over one lakh in relief camps

Twenty people have been killed in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, and nine have died in Wayanad in rain related incidents since August 8, officials said quoting reports received till 7 am.
IndiaTimes - Published

Monsoon mayhem: Over 15,000 evacuated from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

The Army has 123 rescue teams have been deployed in 16 districts across the four affected states for relief and rescue operations.
DNA - Published

Over 50 killed as India grapples with floods

Lakhs displaced as monsoon rains batter Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Assam, Odisha & other Eastern states; MoS for Home Rai reviews situation
DNA - Published

Rains continue to pound Kerala, ‘40 trapped’ under landslide debris


IndiaTimes - Published

39 more die in Kerala, Karnataka & Maharashtra floods, toll rises to 86

Rains continued to bring gloom to parts of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra with 32 fresh deaths reported on Friday, taking the death toll due to floods in these states in the last three days to 79...
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala: 28 dead, 27 injured, 7 missing following heavy rains

Rescue operations are underway by the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), Army and the local police
DNA - Published

Floods kill at least 28 in southern India, displace thousands

At least 28 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Floods pile on misery on people in several states; Kerala, Maharashtra worst hit

Incessant downpour battered several states, including Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka, on Friday, with landslips and floods throwing normal life out of gear. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at..
IndiaTimes - Published

Torrential rains cause flooding, evacuations in southern India

Torrential monsoon rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala caused a major landslide and flooding that has cut off some areas, forcing the evacuation of more than 22,000 people, authorities said on..
Reuters - Published

How Sushma Swaraj's intervention led to evacuation of Kerala nurses from Iraq


IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala journalist killed after IAS officer's car hits motorcycle

35-year-old K Muhammed Basheer was Thiruvananthapuram bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj and has left behind a wife and two children.
DNA - Published

SC jails Kerala woman for 7 years for IS links


IndiaTimes - Published

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