Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor on September 20 hit out at the Central government over the COVID-19 handling and management of the economy. "We have the worst of both worlds. We have neither managed to limit the spread of the virus nor have we managed to keep the economy afloat. GDP for the first time in 41 years has actually shrunk," said Tharoor in Lok Sabha.
Members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha held a protest march in Thiruvananthapuram against state Minister KT Jaleel. They demanded resignation of state Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the Gold smuggling case. They staged protest in Thiruvananthapuram on Sep 15.
The workers of BJP Mahila Morcha in Thiruvananthapuram blocked the road outside state secretariat on Sep 14 as they demanded resignation of state Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling case. Police also got involved to stop the protesters. On July 05, customs had seized 30 kg gold from consignment that came in name of an official of UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.
A 70-yr-old woman from Kerala has dedicated her life to end homelessness and suffering of stray dogs. Rukminiamma has built a safe haven for stray dogs near her roadside house. Rukminiamma lives in a small house in Kodimatha Kottayam with her daughter who works at a petrol pump. Most of the stray canines Rukminiamma shelters are injured and handicapped. On multiple occasions, she woke up to dogs being dropped at her doorstep. Rukminiamma and her daughter run on a limited income but her love for dogs is unmatched. As author Orhan Pamuk says in his book My name is Red, "Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."
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A 70-year-old poor lady pets more than 60 dogs in Kerala's Kottayam irrespective of her low income. Rukminiamma lives near Kodimatha Kottayam on road side in a small house. Her daughter works at a petrol pump, and with the little income they manage the living of both dogs and themselves. She brought these dogs from the street, and they mainly include injured and handicapped. Multiple times, she woke up to dogs dropped by people at her doorstep.
Heavy showers overnight and Wednesday caused waterlogging at many places in Mumbai disrupting normal life in the city. Massive traffic snarls were reported from different areas while train services were also disrupted. Streets were water logged in several areas and people had to wade through knee deep water. A bus was stuck in King Circle and passengers were seen holding each other’s hand to get past water logged streets. Railway tracks were also water logged leading to cancellation of several local trains. Water also entered Nair Hospital in Mumbai which is a dedicated Covid facility. Work is underway by the civic body to clear these roads for hassle free commute. According to the India Meteorological Department, Mumbai is expected to receive moderate rains till September 28. This is the heaviest rain the suburbs received this monsoon season and IMD has warned of more rainfall in the city and suburbs. A yellow alert has also been sounded for Wednesday. Watch the full video for all the details. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on August 13 visited the site of Rajamala landslide. They took stock of the situation caused by the floods and landslides. Incident occurred in Idukki district on August 07 last week and has claimed 55 lives so far. Heavy rain in parts of Kerala triggered floods, landslides which wreaked havoc in the region.
Three more bodies were recovered from Rajamala in the Idukki district landslide incident in Kerala on August 08, while the death toll surged to 21. A search operation is underway for the missing people in the landslide. On Friday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to kin of the deceased. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his condolences over deaths due to landslide in Idukki and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of deceased. Heavy rains in several parts of Kerala have triggered floods and landslides which have wreaked havoc in the region over the past few days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red and orange alert for heavy rainfall for various districts in Kerala.
The death toll in the Idukki landslides in Kerala has gone up to 21 after three more bodies were recovered on August 08 from Rajamalai where the landslide had occurred. The landslides had occurred after heavy rain hit the district. PM Modi had expressed grief on the incident. Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF will be given to the next of kin.
The death toll rose to 15 in landslide which took place at Rajamala, Idukki district of Kerala on August 07. At least 57 people are still missing. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to kin of the deceased. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is in action at the incident spot. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red and orange alert for heavy rainfall for various districts in Kerala.
Heavy rains have triggered floods and landslides, wreaking havoc in Kerala. Flood-like situation witnessed in several low lying areas. Parts of Kottayam have been submerged in water. Water has entered in several houses throwing normal lives out of gear. Kuttanad area of Kerala's Alappuzha is flooded. Hundreds of acres of cultivation have been washed away. District administration has set up over 30 relief camps. Affected people are being shifted to safer areas. IMD predicted extremely heavy rainfall, issued red alert for six districts including Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Alappuzha districts. Death toll in Idukki landslide has surged to 43. As many as 17 bodies including a six-month-old baby were recovered on Sunday. Two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, a full unit of Idukki Fire and Rescue team, a team each from Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, and a team which received special training have been leading the rescue operations in Idukki's Rajamala, informed the District Information Office. It added that 105 members of Kerala Armed Police, 21 members of local police, and 10 members of Rapid Action Force are also present on the spot of the landslide.
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Several parts of Kerala face flood-like situation as the region receives incessant heavy rainfall. Parts of Kottayam have been submerged in water. Water has entered in several houses throwing normal lives out of gear.
In a first, two women officers have been selected to join as 'Observers' in Indian Navy. The officers will join as 'Observers' (Airborne tacticians) in the helicopter stream of Navy. Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh were awarded 'Wings' on graduating as 'Observers'. They were awarded at a ceremony on September 21 at Kochi's INS Garuda. Tyagi and Singh are the first set of women airborne tacticians to operate from warships' deck. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam lauded both the officers. Earlier, entry of women was restricted to fixed wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore.
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Police used water cannons on National Students' Union of India (NSUI) workers in Kerala's Kochi. They used water cannons during their protest march to the police commissioner's office on September 16. Protestors demanded the resignation of Kerala Minister KT Jaleel for his alleged role in the Kerala gold smuggling case.
A barber shop owner in Kerala's Kochi is helping children up to 14-years of age group amid coronavirus pandemic. Gopi is providing them haircut free of cost amid COVID-19 at a salon. He is serving the mankind in a unique way amid pandemic. Gopi owns three barber shops in Kochi and giving free hair cut to children at one of his shops in Kathrikadavu area.
Son of CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Bineesh Kodiyeri left ED office in Kochi after questioning in connection with Kerala gold smuggling case and Bengaluru drug case. He was summoned by the agency on Sep 08 to appear before ED in connection with Kerala gold smuggling case and Bengaluru drug case.
An auto rickshaw driver in Kochi is now using his auto as cart for selling vegetables door-to-door, as he faced financial crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic. According to the driver, he was not getting enough passengers during lockdown and so decided to do this so that his family doesn't starve.
Kuttanad area of Kerala's Alappuzha is badly flooded due to heavy rain in the region. Several residential areas have been also submerged under flood water. Hundreds of acres of cultivation have been washed away. The district administration has set up over 30 relief camps where affected people are being shifted in lorries and tractors.
Flood like situation persists in Kavalam village of Alappuzha district. Rain also continues to lash Kozhikode and Malappuram. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert for Alappuzha district for August 9.
The members of youth wing of Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) showed black flags to the convoy of Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel during his journey from Malappuram to Thiruvanathapuram, at various locations. Kerala Police stated, "We have registered a case for stopping the Minister's convoy. Those behind the incident are being identified. Probe underway."
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman appreciated the dedication of DRI officials who were attacked in Kerala’s Malappuram. Sitharaman asked for the well-being of two officials who were hit by gold smugglers’ car. The accused gold smugglers attacked DRI officials by a car outside Karipur airport. Two officials were injured in the incident in Kerala’s Malappuram. The officials were trying to stop the car carrying gold smugglers. One of the smugglers was arrested while the other managed to flee. Officials recovered four kilograms of gold from the vehicle. Watch the full video for more details.
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Heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala on Wednesday. Rains were accompanied by strong winds. Heavy showers have inundated low lying areas. IMD has issued orange alert for six districts namely Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukki. It has been raining heavily since Tuesday night. Several areas in Kochi city, including the busy Jos junction, MG road, Panampilly nagar are waterlogged. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus terminus in the city is inundated. Water has also entered many homes in west Kochi. Fishermen have been advised not to put out to sea. With wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph likely to prevail along and off Kerala coast, fishermen have been advised not to put out to sea.Kerala had been devastated by the worst floods in the last 100 years during August 2018 that claimed over 400 lives and razed several houses, while last year the state's northern parts were flooded again in August as heavy rains and widespread landslides had wreaked havoc, claiming over 120 lives. A large number of people including women and children had lost lives at Kavalappara in Malappuram and Puthumala in Wayanad alone when the massive landslides rocked the places.
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