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India warming: what trends show

2018 was the sixth warmest year on record, a result of the global warming trend. A look at temperature and rainfall last year, and a series of extreme weather events that have triggered concern about the future

Centre clears Rs 3,048 crore grant for flood-hit Kerala

The Kerala government had sought Rs 4,700 crore as compensation from the Centre for the damage caused by the floods, termed the worst in a century. At least 488 people died in Kerala due to the rains and floods this monsoon, which hit 14 districts of the state.


Kerala floods led to most casualties among extreme global events in 2018: climate report

“Kerala suffered the worst flood since 1920s, displacing more than 1.4 million people from their homes and affecting 5.4 million,” the report says.

Excess rainfall causing Kerala floods a result of climate change: IMD chief

The chief also spoke of a new technology that has been developed to assess the rise of water levels in rivers and reservoirs due to rain which can help state government minutely monitor the impact of rainfall.

Kerala floods aftermath: For rice mills, there is no option but to live with the stench of lost profits

In the aftermath of the terrible Kerala floods in mid-August, when visited the premises of Geeyem Agro Mills in Koovappady near Perumbavoor, a disturbing stench of rotting rice pervaded the air.

Kerala floods aftermath: In plywood hub, bankrupt entrepreneurs still wait for insurance claims

In part-2 of a three-part series, goes back to timber hub Perumbavoor where companies are staring at huge losses with relief still delayed


Three months after Kerala floods, Chendamangalam starts weaving a new life, but challenges remain

In part-1 of a three-part series, goes back to three industrial hubs in Ernakulam district of Kerala which had been ravaged after the floods, to gauge how they are picking up the pieces.

SC allows repair of legal buildings in Sabarimala

A bench of justices Madan B Lokur, A M Khanwilkar and R Subhash Reddy, however, clarified that “it goes without saying” that illegal structures would have to be removed.

Kerala floods: Kochi Biennale Foundation to raise funds for rebuilding through auction of select artworks

An auction of select artworks will be held on January 18 next year, the proceeds of which will go into the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. Titled 'Art Rises for Kerala', the auction will feature art installations, paintings and sculptures of more than 40 artists in India and abroad.

Kerala: Project to provide 100 bags of cattle feed free for flood-hit farmers inaugurated

The August deluge and landslides had left Ernakulam district with a property loss of Rs 8,000 crore, Ernakulam District Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla said, quoting the estimate of a UN team that made a study.

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Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Best photos from 2018: From the devastating Kerala floods to the inauguration of Statue of Unity, here we present the 20 most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year

Kerala floods leave centuries-old handloom industry under threat of 'extinction'

Chendamangalam's handloom industry has a long history behind its origin. The industry has been associated with the feudal family of Paliam. In its early days, the handloom clothes were only meant for members of the Paliam family.


Subdued Onam celebrations in flood-battered Kerala

Onam 2018: Keralites celebrate Onam as the state gradually recovers from the disastrous floods that ravaged the coastal state and caused a horrendous loss of life and property which has been recorded as unprecedented in recent times.

Flood-battered Kerala heads for grim Onam

Onam commemorates the return of mythical demon king Mahabali to see his beloved subjects at the beginning of 'Chingam', the first month of the Malayalam Calendar.

Kerala floods: The recovery effort begins

Kerala floods: After 13 days of rain and flooding, the Centre declared the Kerala calamity as 'severe'. The central government has also scaled up the relief and rescue operations.

Here's the aftermath of Kerala floods in pictures

In a huge relief to Keralites, rain has kept away from major parts of the state hit by floods and landslides that have killed over 200 people since August 8.


Kerala battles worst flood in 100 years, massive rescue operations underway

A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.

Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

The death toll in Kerala has climbed to 67 as the state is reeling under one of the worst floods in history. For the first time in history, the state has opened 35 of its 39 dams.

In pictures: Flood devastates Kerala, heavy rain in Himachal

Heavy rains have led to floods in Kerala, causing damage to life and property. Stills from Kozhikode district in Kerala where it has been raining non-stop since Monday evening.

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Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

How much damage Kerala suffered: News in Numbers

With some time passing, an assessment of the loss in Kerala can be made. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.


Kerala Floods: How The River Damaged My Hometown

One of the worst affected areas in Kerala is the district of Idukki. The Indian Express's Arun Janardhanan reported on how the floods damaged his hometown and aerial footage reveals the extent of damage. The death toll in the state is now above 300.

Idea Exchange with Dr. M Rajeevan

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan addresses questions by reporters on climate change and weather prediction. See more:

Kerala floods: Onam spirit stays alive in Kalamassery relief camp

In one of the worst-hit areas, the people of Kerala keep up the spirit of Onam.


Kerala floods: Fixing the house during the day, back to relief camp at night

Inside a relief camp: Rebuilding from the scratch is not just a financial problem. For some, old age and health issues make it a herculean task. See more:

Kerala floods: A quick guide of DOs and DON’Ts for the people of Kerala after returning home

For the people of Kerala, here's a quick list of things to watch out for once you are home and living on your own. Dr KK Aggarwal, the former National President of the Indian Medical Association lists them out.

After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers