Day: August 16, 2018

Budding volleyball player fights cancer; Needs help

A rising volleyball player from a poor family is fighting a grave disease cancer in the vertebral column. T V Nikhil (19) is determined to fight back but needs the support of kind-hearted people to return to life and to the court. Son of daily-wage workers Balakrishnan and Usha, Nikhil is a second-year-degree student at […]

Avoid electrical Accidents, follow these tips from KSEB

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has issued a number of tips to prevent electrical mishaps in the heavily-flooded state. The KSEB security department issued the warning after a few incidents of electrocution were reported. Observe these rules of caution: 1. Do not go near transformers, electric posts, cables and electrical equipments in public places. […]

Liquor consumers to Pay for flood Relief; Increase in Liquor tax

After exhorting government employees to part with their salary for two days, the state government has decided to make liquor consumers to pay for flood relief. The special cabinet that met here on Thursday has decided to increase the excise duty of Indian-Manufactured Foreign Liquor to raise money for flood relief. This will be a […]

Cochin airport closed till 26 due to flood

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) authorities have announced that the Nedumbassery airport will be closed till August 26th as the airport was waterlogged in flood. CIAL has announced that the airport will remain shut till 2 pm on August 26. The decision was taken as the flood water has entered into runway, taxiway and […]

Army, police help rebuild washed-away bridge

The army and local people joined hands to build a makeshift walkway linking the panchayats of Chokkad and Kalikavu after the collapse of the Venthodanpadi Muthanthandu bridge across the local river in the hilly terrain of rain-hit Malappuram last week. The bridge got washed away on Sunday following a landslide in the region. Army and […]

Situation in Pathanamthitta getting worse; Army takes up rescue mission

The Army has taken up the rescue at Pathanamthitta where many have been stranded by heavy floods. Apart from the Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Navy would soon reach the place to carry out rescue operations. Thirty-member team from Pangode Army camp would be reaching Pathanamthitta for the rescue mission. Around thousands of […]