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23 Sep 2018, Edition - 1167, Sunday


  • Prasad said that the Congress has forgotten Bofors, 2G, and 3G and now he has the audacity of questioning the PM
  • Former Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s lawyer did not oppose custody
  • ‘Now this fertilizer plant will be symbolic of our success’, says PM Modi
  • PM Narendramodi lays foundation stone of Talcher Fertilizer Plant, addresses public meeting
  • 3 SPOs killed in Valley, India calls off talks with Pakistan
  • India third worst hit in world by terror, after Iraq and Afghanistan: US data
  • CBI chief Alok Verma, special director Rakesh Asthana in ugly public spat
  • Franco Mulakkal has been discharged from medical college
  • Sources suggest that Bishop Franco Mulakkal is likely to be arrested today
  • Terrorists abduct, kill three policemen in Kashmir

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256 dead in rain-ravaged Kerala since May: Pinarayi Vijayan


As many as 256 people have died in monsoon-ravaged Kerala since May 29, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today.

At a press conference, Vijayan described what he called an unprecented situation: A total of 80 dams operated by the Kerala’s electricity board and water authorities have reached maximum capacity.

Water levels in the Periyar and Chalakudy rivers may increase (and by as much as one metre in the first), Vijayan said.

Union Minister KJ Alphons has said the floods in Kerala are the worst since 1924. “The Army, Navy, Coast Guard and NDRF are carrying out relief and rescue operations. I met the PM, home minister and defence minister yesterday and discussed the situation,” he said.

Vijayan said the Centre and the state government were working in coordination. His administration has opened a 24/7 toll free number for people stranded in various regions of the state. They can dial 1077 with the STD code, and the revenue department can locate their call.

Kerala needs urgent help — as much as it can get — and you can contribute to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, or send relief materials.