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Pettimudi underlines why Kerala is the Petri dish for climate change and reckless development

August 29, 2020 3:06 pm

Across the Western Ghats in Kerala and beyond, one of the most ecologically fragile mountain systems in the world, conversations of a similar kind on land, rainfall and the cost of marginalised human lives have become increasingly familiar in the last three years especially with the state battered by monsoon-linked calamities.

Sighting of tiger alarms rescue workers near Kerala landslide site

August 23, 2020 5:35 pm

Though the district administration had taken the position that rescue efforts would continue until the last body is found, they will have to take into account the safety of the rescue workers now that a tiger's presence has been confirmed in the area.

Quixplained: What triggered Kerala's Idukki landslide?

August 18, 2020 2:27 pm

Kerala Idukki landslide: The landslide happened at 10.45 pm on August 6 at Pettimudi, a hamlet in Rajamala ward under Munnar village panchayat in Kerala’s Idukki district.

Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 52 as three more bodies recovered

August 11, 2020 8:19 pm

Personnel of NDRF, Fire, Forest and police departments have expanded their search operations to the downstream of a river in their efforts to trace 19 more people who were still missing in the August 7 tragedy near Rajamala.

Fact Check: A look at how the Idukki landslide occurred

August 15, 2020 11:14 pm

A massive landslide last week crushed a settlement of 83 tea estate workers in Munnar in Idukki, Kerala. So far, 49 bodies have been recovered, 12 persons have been rescued and many are still missing. The Indian Express looks at what happened, and why the area is prone to landslides

Karnataka bus driver, conductor honoured for helping mentally disturbed woman reach home

August 29, 2019 6:33 pm

The good samaritans were handed over an appreciation letter in a special meeting which took place in Shantinagar on Thursday prior to the commencement of their next trip to Munnar.

Kerala floods: At ground zero of deluge, Idukki remains cut off for third day

August 18, 2018 9:33 am

With rescue and relief workers unable to reach the affected areas, stranded residents have started reporting an acute shortage of provisions. Officials said that hundreds of vehicles, including those of police and rescue workers, are stuck.

Kerala rains HIGHLIGHTS: Centre announces additional relief worth Rs 100 crores, flood loss estimated at Rs 8,316 crores

August 13, 2018 2:33 am

Kerala rains HIGHLIGHTS: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday estimated the preliminary loss, due to the floods, to be around Rs 8,316 crore.

Simply Put: South dams aflush, north drier

August 12, 2018 1:43 pm

Countrywide storage close to average for halfway stage of SW monsoon, east reservoirs too doing well. Out of the 91 reservoirs, 65 currently have more than 80% of normal storage and 26 have below 80%.

Kerala Rains: Why, for only third time, Idukki dam is open

August 12, 2018 1:44 pm

Kerala rains; Even after a discharge of 50 cubic metres per second, the reservoir has continued to rise, and the discharge will be increased to 100 cubic metres per second from 7 am Friday.


The amount of loss in Kerala because of floods: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

As Kerala battles its worst floods in a century, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state, with help from the centre and armed forces, is constantly trying to overcome the situation. See more: