Kerala govt pays for Pinarayi Vijayan's chopper trip from Cyclone Ockhi relief fund, BJP cries foul
Friday, 12 January 2018 With the issue triggering a row, the state government has cancelled the order to use the disaster relief fund for the helicopter journey and instead ordered officials concerned to make the payment from the general administration fund.
Thirty-nine persons have so far lost their lives in landslides and floods caused due to the heavy rains, which has destroyed 20,000 houses and damaged 10,000 km... Firstpost - IndiaAlso reported by •Sify
"I am deeply concerned for the people of #Kerala tonight, as the flood waters rise. Thousands are stranded. Relief camps full. Many have lost their loved ones.... IndiaTimes - IndiaAlso reported by •DNA •Firstpost
According to a report by Reuters, the worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have already killed at least 164 people and forced over 200,000 into relief camps, as heavy rain continues..