Kerala, After The Flood: Pinarayi Vijayan seeks Rs 2,600 crore special package from Centre for relief efforts

Kerala, After The Flood: Pinarayi Vijayan seeks Rs 2,600 crore special package from Centre for relief efforts

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Monday sought a Rs 2,600 crore special package from the Centre even as the state struggled to find its feet after the devastating deluge that left 223 dead in a fortnight and forced over 10 lakh people...
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Gujarat govt halts process of finalising agricultural land records of 6,000 villages amid charges of errors, irregularities

Gujarat govt halts process of finalising agricultural land records of 6,000 villages amid charges of errors, irregularities

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Tuesday decided to halt the process of finalising the agriculture land records of over 6,000 villages in the state following charges of irregularities and errors in the land mapping work. This decision was taken in...
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Kabul’s diplomatic area targeted by mortars during Eid speech

Kabul’s diplomatic area targeted by mortars during Eid speech

Image copyright EPA Image caption Loud blasts were heard, followed by several hours of fighting Militants have fired mortars at the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul during a speech by the president to mark a Muslim holiday. President...
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Korea family reunions: The stories of separated loved ones

Korea family reunions: The stories of separated loved ones

Baik Sung-kyu is this year’s oldest South Korean participant at 101. He brought along clothes, shoes, utensils and toiletries for his 48-year-old North Korean granddaughter, Baek Yong-ok, pictured here. “This will be the last [time we meet],”...
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National Dairy Development Board to send relief materials worth Rs 2 crore to Kerala, will supply milk packs to relief camps across state

National Dairy Development Board to send relief materials worth Rs 2 crore to Kerala, will supply milk packs to relief camps across state

Anand: The Gujarat-based National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on Monday said it will dispatch relief materials worth Rs 2 crore comprising over 10 lakh packs of ready-to-drink milk, 500 tonnes of cattle feed and veterinary medicines to flood-hit Kerala. A.....
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Kerala must learn lessons from 2004 tsunami relief work in neighbouring Tamil Nadu; task for rehab agencies is mammoth

Kerala must learn lessons from 2004 tsunami relief work in neighbouring Tamil Nadu; task for rehab agencies is mammoth

The floods battering Kerala take me back to the weeks I spent in the parts of Tamil Nadu worst affected by the December 2004 tsunami. On the face of it, comparing a tsunami to floods may look as preposterous as...
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Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Image copyright AFP Image caption This baby boy was rescued with his family from a home in Chengannur on Monday About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally...
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N Korea hosts emotional family reunions

N Korea hosts emotional family reunions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKorea reunions: ‘I’m hoping to hug my grown-up son’ A group of elderly South Koreans are in North Korea meeting relatives they have not seen since the Korean War of 1950-1953. The...
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Narendra Dabholkar murder: CBI detains ex-Shiv Sena corporator Shrikant Pangarkar after interrogating key accused

Narendra Dabholkar murder: CBI detains ex-Shiv Sena corporator Shrikant Pangarkar after interrogating key accused

Aurangabad: A former Shiv Sena corporator has been detained in connection with the killing of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar in Maharashtra’s Jalna district, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources said on Sunday. File Image of Ant...
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UAE reaching out to Kerala amid devastating floods highlights North India’s apathy even more

UAE reaching out to Kerala amid devastating floods highlights North India’s apathy even more

For once, Rahul Gandhi may have got it right. It’s time to declare the Kerala floods a “national disaster”. As much as the Rs 500-crore relief package is welcome, there is still more interest in Delhi’s social circles, and even...
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