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Malayali techies raise Rs 7 cr via Facebook for flood Kerala victims

Malayali techies raise Rs 7 cr via Facebook for flood Kerala victims

A group of techies in US have collected Rs 7 crore via for flood relief. Engineer Arun Simon Nellamattom and Yuvajanavedhi of Chicago coordinated the entire fundraising campaign via Facebook. The techies created a group – ‘Kerala Flood Relief Activities from USA (National Level)‘ and started a campign to raise funds for the flood victims in Kerala. The collected amount […]

Floods in Kerala, Coorg: Animal rescuers race to save abandoned pets

Floods in Kerala, Coorg: Animal rescuers race to save abandoned pets

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With floods ravaging Kerala and Coorg in , animal rescuers are being inundated with distress calls from desperate people who were forced to evacuate their homes without their pets. The Hyderabad-based Humane Society International/India has set up an emergency helpline to coordinate animal rescue throughout Kerala. It is collaborating with Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), based in Bangalore, for […]

No darshan at Sabarimala during Onam

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The has urged all the devotees to avoid darshan at during the . The has asked the board authorities not to allow the devotees to trek the since the conditions on the banks of Pampa is not safe. Hence the board has now issued a statement making it clear that no devotees will be allowed to have darshan at […]

Kerala floods: Jet Airways operating additional flights

CHENNAI: continues to provide additional connectivity to people affected by floods in . The airline has capped its economy fares on all its non-stop domestic flights to/ from its operating destinations in Kerala (, Kozhikode, Kochi) as well as Mangalore and will continue to do so till August 31. Jet Airways has been operating additional flights on both domestic and […]

HAM radio services help trace stranded people in flood-hit Kerala

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: are helping in rescue operations in flood-devastated Kerala by tracing stranded people through their last mobile phone location and sharing information with officials as most communication services remain hit in the state. The HAM or amateur radio operators are licenced to conduct such communications under specific radio frequencies by the Union Ministry of Communications. Over 300 HAM radio […]

Nearly half the cattle in flood-affected areas feared dead

Nearly half the cattle in flood-affected areas feared dead

Thiruvananthapuram: The (AHD) has pegged the initial estimate of loss in the sector due to floods at Rs 51 crore. The officials with AHD said that the actual loss could go up as more figures arrive from various flood-affected districts. It is estimated that nearly 50% of the in in , and Alleppey would have died and the department is […]

‘Built-up’ low-lying areas staring at floods

PANAJI: In June, Mapusa and its adjoining villages were left inundated following a spell of high intensity rainfall within a short duration. While flooding was not new to the town, locals of adjoining areas were caught unaware as they had not experienced such extensive flooding ever. The 2009 Canacona flooding was another such unprecedented disaster. What was witnessed then and […]