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India wins historic gold, silver in mens triple long jump

Birmingham, Aug 7: Eldhose Paul led Indias historic 1-2 finish in mens triple jump at the Commonwealth Games as he won a rare gold medal in track and field events and was followed by fellow Kerala athlete Abdulla Aboobacker here on Sunday. Paul produced his best effort of 17.03m in his third attempt while Aboobacker was not behind much as he finished at 17.02m, which he managed in his fifth attempt. Jah-Nhal Perinchief of Bermuda won the bronze with his [] The post India wins historic gold, silver in mens triple long jump appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 8 Aug 2022 3:25 am

Natural disasters are no longer aberrations in Kerala

The southern State has borne the brunt of changing weather patterns

The Hindu 8 Aug 2022 1:03 am

Centre shouldn't go against federal structure of Constitution: Kerala CM

Vijayan said the Central government should refrain from making laws on matters in the State list of the Constitution. He was speaking at the 7th Governing Council meeting of the Niti Aayog.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 12:51 am

Kerala Govt makes masks, sanitizers mandatory in public places for another 6 months

AMN / THIRUVANNTHAPURAM Kerala Government has made wearing of masks in public places and use of sanitisers mandatory for another six months following surge in Covid-19 cases. State Health Department said in a notification that wearing of masks in public places, gatherings, workplaces and during transport is compulsory. Institutions, shops, theatres and organisers of public Continue reading Kerala Govt makes masks, sanitizers mandatory in public places for another 6 months

The Indian Awaaz 7 Aug 2022 11:46 pm

Centre should not go against federal structure of Constitution: Kerala CM

New Delhi, Aug 07: The Centre should not go against the federal structure of the Constitution and legislation on subjects listed in its concurrent list should be carried out in consultation with the States, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on

Oneindia 7 Aug 2022 10:10 pm

CM spotlights State's issues at NITI Aayog meet

He calls for Central legislation to circumvent SC directive on buffer zone

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 9:28 pm

2 more youth missing; gold smuggling links suspected

Men who returned from abroad reportedly missing for weeks

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 9:11 pm

CM urges Centre not to pose a challenge to federalism

States should be kept in the loop when legislating on subjects in concurrent list

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 9:11 pm

Centre Shouldn't Go Against Federal Structure: Kerala Chief Minister

The Centre should not go against the federal structure of the Constitution and legislation on subjects listed in its concurrent list should be carried out in consultation with the States, Kerala Chief...

NDTV 7 Aug 2022 9:01 pm

Week-long programmes to mark indigenous peoples day

Chief Minister to open State-level celebrations

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:57 pm

Verdict in murder case on August 11

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:55 pm

Hyderabad: Former senior journalist of The Hindu passes away

Hyderabad: Sivadas Sreevatsan, 60, a former city news editor of the Hindu passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala on Sunday. He is survived by a wife and son. According to reports, the senior journalist suffered a head injury. He was admitted in a hospital but later died while undergoing treatment. Sreevatsan started his career on the Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 8:41 pm

Taking bath in pothole to draw officials attention

Youngsters ask MLA who passed by to take steps to address misery of people

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:39 pm

KTU postpones exams

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:20 pm

Yellow alert in nine districts today

Mattannur records the highest rainfall at 12 cm

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:20 pm

CET workshop for empowering housewives

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:13 pm

Bengaluru native arrested

He is accused of defrauding money in promise of a job

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:12 pm

Puthukkady in Idukki witnesses another landslip

Plantations staff quarters damaged; experts warn of more landslips

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:05 pm

He coaxes grandeur out of jaded paintings

S. Madhan, who restored 21 paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, calls the process a combo of art and science

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 7:49 pm

KGMOA hits out against Health Minister

It says making doctors scapegoats without solving basic issues objectionable

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 7:44 pm

Plus One admission: SSLC book enough

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 7:39 pm

Corporation attempts to address issues plaguing zonal offices

Issues related to delivery of services, cases of corruption, rampant in the 11 offices

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 7:35 pm

Three shutters of Idukkis Cheruthoni dam opened

Water was released as per the rule curve level fixed by the Central Water Commission

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 7:27 pm

Mohanlal visits India's first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant, calls it 'true engineering marvel' | PICS

Mohanlal, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army, visited India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant which is soon to be commissioned, built in Cochin Shipyard Ltd. Mohanlal has called the battleship a true engineering marvel and expressed the wish that she always be victorious. Taking to Instagram to pen his thoughts on the visit to the aircraft carrier, Mohanlal said: Honoured to be onboard India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), soon to be commissioned as Vikrant, built in Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kerala.

India TV 7 Aug 2022 6:55 pm

Vadakara custodial torture and death: State government urged to sanction compensation for Sajeevans family

Along with youth organisations and political parties, Vadakara taluk development committee also places request

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 6:51 pm

Wild animal menace: farmers independently take up solar fencing in Kozhikode

Ryots complain about lack of initiatives, absence of funding

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 6:33 pm

NEET UG 2022: Kerala HC orders 10 days extension to opt for NRI quota

NEET UG 2022 application dates for NRI quota in MBBS courses have been extended by Kerala HC.

DNA India 7 Aug 2022 5:56 pm

India win historic gold and silver in men's triple long jump

Eldhose Paul led India's historic 1-2 finish in men's triple jump at the Commonwealth Games as he won a rare gold medal in track and field events and was followed by fellow Kerala athlete Abdulla Aboobacker here on Sunday.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 5:22 pm

India wins historic gold and silver in mens triple long jump

Birmingham: Eldhose Paul led Indias historic 1-2 finish in mens triple jump at the Commonwealth Games as he won a rare gold medal in track and field events and was followed by fellow Kerala athlete Abdulla Aboobacker here on Sunday. Paul produced his best effort of 17.03m in his third attempt while Aboobacker was not Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 5:17 pm

Infighting breaks out between the CPI and CPIM in Kerala over projecting Pinarayi Vijayan above the party

CPI accused its ally of bypassing employment norms and exhibiting a hostile attitude towards its student body AISF.

OpIndia 7 Aug 2022 4:41 pm

Kerala Lottery result today: Check 'Fifty Fifty Lottery FF-11' winning numbers list for Aug 7

Kochi, Aug 07: The Kerala State Lottery Department (KSLD) announced the results of 'Fifty Fifty Lottery FF-11' on Sunday. The winner of the first prize will receive Rs 1 crore. The second prize will be Rs 10 lakh while

Oneindia 7 Aug 2022 4:21 pm

Honoured to be onboard India's 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier: Mohanlal

Superstar Mohanlal has expressed his gratitude after he visited Vikrant, the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier. The 62-year-old actor visited the soon-to-be-commissioned aircraft carrier with filmmaker Major Ravi on Thursday. Mohanlal shared photos from his visit to the aircraft on Twitter Saturday and called it a rue engineering marvel. Honoured to be onboard India's 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), soon to be commissioned as Vikrant, built in Cochin Shipyard Ltd, Kerala. She is a true engineering marvel that further fortifies @indiannavy and showcases India's shipbuilding capabilities. I express my heartfelt gratitude for this matchless opportunity, especially to the Commanding Officer, Commodore Vidhyadhar Harke, VSM, and Mr. Madhu Nair, the Chairman & Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Limited, for their warm reception, the actor wrote. Mohanlal, who was inducted into the Territorial Army of India in the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in ..

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 3:45 pm

TN delta districts on high alert after water released from Bhavanisagar reservoir

TN Rains 2022 As the Bhavanisagar reservoir reached 102 feet as against its maximum level of 105 feet, the water resources department released 25,863 cusecs of water into the Bhavani river. IANS Twitter/sanjayweather_c The delta districts of Tamil Nadu are on high alert after the Bhavanisagar reservoir released 1.89 lakhs cusecs of water, starting from Friday, August 5. Officials from the state's water resource department told IANS that of the 1.89 lakh cusecs of water released from the Bhavanisagar reservoir, 59,661 cusecs were released into the Cauvery river and 1.29 lakh cusecs into the Kollidam river. Tiruchi, Thanjavur, and Karur are on high alert and the district administrations have warned locals to stay alert over the possibility of rising water levels in these rivers which may lead to houses being inundated. As the Bhavanisagar reservoir reached 102 feet as against its maximum level of 105 feet, the water resources department released 25,863 cusecs of water into the Bhavani river on Saturday. Water released into Bhavani generally traverses through the river for some time and later joins the Cauvery. The department officials told IANS that the water level will increase once the water released from the Bhavanisagar reservoir reaches the Upper Anicut. Tiruchi district collector M Pradeep Kumar told IANS that the district administration, police, and fire and rescue department are geared up and are on alert. The district authorities have already deployed personnel in 27 vulnerable spots in Tiruchi district and flood inputs are shared with them every hour. More than 300 people have been evacuated and moved to camps in Srirangam, Manachanallur, and Lalgudi and 159 new shelters will be formed soon, the district authorities said. Karur district collector Prabhu Shankar also said that more than 150 families have been evacuated and accommodated at safe relief camps. Meanwhile, one shutter of the Cheruthoni dam of Idukki reservoir in Kerala was raised by 70 centimetres on Sunday to discharge excess water from the dam after the water level reached 2384.10 feet in the morning, and three more shutters of the Mullaperiyar Dam, managed by the Tamil Nadu government, was increased on Sunday. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 2:59 pm

Kerala Rains: Another landslide in Idukki, no casualty reported

Kerala Rains 2022 On Friday, a major landslide had occurred at the same spot in Puthukkady and the debris was being removed, when the second landslide occurred. Sandeep Vellaram Another landslide hit Keralas Puthukkady, near Vattavada, on Sunday morning, August 7. The landslide damaged the staff quarters of Kannan Devan Hills Plantations (KDHP) and no casualties were reported. Just two days ago, a major landslide occurred at the same spot located near Munnar, from which nearly 450 people from 150 families narrowly escaped. However, three shops, a temple and parked vehicles were destroyed. According to KDHP sources, people residing in the area were shifted to relief camps on Friday. The second landslide that occurred on Sunday morning, which brought down with it a huge amount of water and mud, damaged the staff quarters, but no casualties were reported. The debris removal work from the earlier landslide was in progress in the area when this landslide occurred. So the work has been temporarily stopped, a KDHP staffer said. After the landslide on Friday night, the road connecting Munnar to Vattavada was completely destroyed. This resulted in Vattavada, Chenduvara, Chittuvara, and nearby areas being cut off from the outside world. According to officials, nearly 150 families had been living in the Puthukaddy area, and a relief camp had been set up at the Chenduvara government higher secondary school. Around 60 people from 17 families have been shifted to the camps, and some of the families have moved in with their relatives, officials added. Read: Deluge of information during rains in Kerala, what state lacks is actionable data K Krishnamoorthi, a resident in Vattavada, said that a huge amount of debris continued to flow into the Puthukkady area, triggering fears of more damage. The second landslide was bigger than the Friday landslide. The debris filled the entire road and Vattavada was cut off from the outside world, he said and added that the Munnar-Vattavada road connects people from Vattavada, Chenduvara, Chittuvara, and nearby areas, and post the landslide there was no proper mobile connectivity in the area, affecting the communication. Devikulam MLA A Raja and senior officials of the local administration are said to be monitoring the progress of debris removal and relief works in the area. A forest department official said that the landslide was triggered by the acacia tree (wattle tree) plantation of the forest area in Puthukkady. The debris flew through the shola forest to tea plantations and arrived at the human settlements. It may be noted that the Puthukkady landslide occurred on the second anniversary day of the Pettimudy landslide which claimed 70 lives on August 6, 2020. Read: Two years after Pettimudi landslide, victims father still awaits death certificate Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 2:32 pm

Online gambling ban: TN Government seeks inputs from stakeholders

Governance The stakeholders consultation meeting will be held on August 11, 2022 and separate time slots will be given for organizations that are interested in making a representation. TNM Staff With Tamil Nadu reporting at least 20 deaths across the state due to losses suffered because of playing online rummy, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to get inputs and hold consultations with the stakeholders regarding a ban and regulating online games. In a press statement issued by the Home, Prohibition and Excise Department, the Government of Tamil Nadu says that leaders from political parties, psychologists and social activists have brought to the attention of the government the ill effects of addiction to online games and gambling. Earlier, a four-member committee led by former Madras High Court Justice K Chandru was constituted by the Tamil government to look into issues related to online gaming and submit a report. The Justice Chandru Committed had submitted its report and recommended ban on online games as these games do not involve any skill and it only leads to addiction. The four-member panel had also recommended that the Tamil Nadu government should take all efforts to ensure that a law against online games is enacted at a national level by mounting pressure on the Union government. Read: TN committed to banning online gambling: Law Minister in Assembly It is in this backdrop that the Tamil Nadu government has decided to get inputs from all the stakeholders. General public, Parents, Teachers, Students, Youth, Psychologists, Social Activists, Online Gaming Service Providers have been invited to have their say on the proposed legislation on online games. The stakeholders consultation meeting will be held on August 11, 2022 and separate time slots will be given for organizations that are interested in making a representation. Of the total 20 deaths due to online gambling, Chennai has reported seven; eight people died of suicide in Coimbatore, Salem, Tirupur and Namakkal districts; four deaths in Tirupattur; and one in Vellore, Tuticorin and Dharmapuri each. If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide-prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Tamil Nadu State health department's suicide helpline: 104 Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu) Andhra Pradesh Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930 Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584 Karnataka Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222 Kerala Maithri: 0484 2540530 Chaithram: 0484 2361161 Both are 24-hour helpline numbers. Telangana State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104 Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200 SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm) Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one. 24x7 Helpline: 9820466726 Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 1:59 pm

University of Kerala Jobs 2022 - Recruitment for the post of Teaching Faculty

University of Kerala Jobs 2022 - Recruitment for the post of Teaching Faculty

Naukrinama 7 Aug 2022 1:55 pm

'K F Nariman Go Back': When Trivandrum Airport witnessed a political protest 84 years ago

Advocate K F Nariman, a known leader of the Indian National Congress had arrived here to argue a case for A Narayana Pillai, a noted leader of the Travancore State Congress.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

'Everyone should take inspiration from Ram,' says Muslim students

Malappuram: Two Muslim students (Basit and Jabir) from Malappuram in Kerala have stunned the people by winning the online Ramayana quiz contest. The in-depth knowledge of the great epic has helped Basit and Jabir to make winners. The competition was organized online by the giant publisher company DC Books. Both are students of KKSM Islamic and Arts College at Valanchery in the north Kerala district. The students said they knew about the epic since childhood. After joining the Waffi course, he began to read and learn deeply about Ramayana and Hinduism, which has the teachings of all the major religions in its curriculum. Zabir said All Indians should read and learn the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata as they are a part of the culture, tradition and history of the country. I say it is our responsibility to learn and understand these texts. Ram also had to sacrifice his land to fulfil his promise to his revered father Dashrath. Living in a time of endless struggles for power, we must draw inspiration from characters like Ram and the message of epics like Ramayana.'' Basit feels that a comprehensive reading will help people from other religions and these communities to understand more. He said that no religion promotes hatred, but only promotes peace and harmony. He said that winning the quiz has inspired him to learn the epic more deeply. If you ask Basit about his favourite chaupai of Ramayana, he immediately repeats the chaupai of 'Ayodhyakand'. It describes Lakshman's anger and the consolation being given to his brother by Lord Shri Ram. In it, Lord Shri Ram explains in detail the futility of empire and power. Sufi singer Jyoti Nooran to divorce her husband, accused of embezzling Rs 20 crore India will get gold in cricket! Indian Women's team reached final Even after winning bronze, Pooja apologized to country, PM said- 'Your medal...'

News Track 7 Aug 2022 1:20 pm

State govt should take action to prevent disasters: Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL

Court The High Court has directed its registry to register the suo motu PIL to monitor flood relief activities in the southern state. PTI The Kerala High Court has said the state government has to ake proper and prompt action to prevent disasters during monsoons and otherwise, and has initiated a public interest litigation (PIL) on its own to monitor flood relief activities in the southern state. It directed its registry to register the suo motu (on its own) petition by arraying the state and its departments of Local Self Government, Power and Water Resources, the Disaster Management Authority and the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) as respondents.Torrential rains in the state of Kerala cause disaster in many places due to landslides, denudation of water etc. There are damages to the property of people residing in poramboke lands, colonies, hill slopes, isolated locations, plantation areas, etc, the High court said. The state of Kerala has to take proper and prompt action for prevention of disasters. There are instances of flooding in some areas as well, it added. The court said a suo motu writ petition should be registered, to effectively monitor and direct the government to take proper steps for providing appropriate mechanisms for managing emergency situations during the monsoon season and otherwise, under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The court further said that it will hear the government and any other interested or aggrieved parties and will issue appropriate directions. Meanwhile, the state government informed the court that there was a committee for monitoring the operations of all major dams in the state and it was chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary (Disaster Management) and convened by the Member Secretary, KSDMA with additional Chief Secretary (Water Resources), Principal Secretary (Power), Chief Engineers and District Collectors from the concerned districts. The high-level committee was constituted in June last year and meets once in 10 days from June to December. Further, in case of orange and red alerts in districts with dams and/or when the water level of the major reservoirs crosses all alert levels, the frequency of the meetings shall be increased, the state government submitted to the High court. It contended that an efficient mechanism was in place for the management of the reservoir outflow in the state during extremely heavy rainfall and otherwise. The submissions by the state came after the lawyer for the Dam Safety Authority told the court that the body no longer exists and the constitution of the authority at the national level was an issue pending before the Supreme Court. Kerala has witnessed heavy rains since July 31 with the IMD on several days issuing red warnings in various districts of the state. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has said that 21 people lost their lives from July 31 to August 6 in various rain-related incidents in Kerala while five people are missing. A total of 41 houses have been fully damaged and 353 were partially damaged during the same period. There are 372 active relief camps which house 14,482 inmates, it said. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 1:18 pm

Two fishermen go missing in Kerala's Muthala Pozhi

Those missing have been identified as Suneer and Safeer, residents of Cheramanthuruthu.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 1:16 pm

Karnataka Home Minister says BJYM worker Praveen Nettaru was attacked by locals

Crime Police had earlier suspected a Kerala connection, as the location of the murder was close to the Kerala border. PTI File Photo | Facebook Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Saturday, August 6 indicated that those involved in the recent murder of BJP activist Praveen Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada district were locals, and that efforts were on to nab them. A BJP Yuva Morcha member, Praveen was attacked and murdered on July 27 by a few bike-borne men. Police had earlier suspected Kerala links to the murder and sent teams to the neighbouring state, citing that the location of the murder was close to the border. According to information, those involved in Bellares Praveen murder are locals from Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada) district limits, Jnanendra told the media. Their background, which organisation they belong to the police are conducting inquiries on all these angles and making all efforts to nab them, he said. Praveen (32), a zilla BJYM committee member, was hacked to death by unidentified motorbike-borne assailants at Bellare in Dakshina Kannada district, sparking massive outrage. He was attacked with a long knife when he was closing his shop. The attack took place days after a man named Masood was attacked and killed by a gang of eight people in Kalanja village. Praveens murder took a communal turn after Hindutva groups started claiming that he was targeted for revenge over Masoods death. Two persons from Bellare with suspected links to the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested on July 28 by the Karnataka police in connection with the murder. The state government later handed over the probe into the killing to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The government is under pressure as there were widespread protests and a spate of resignations from BJP and Yuva Morcha members at various places. There was also open expression of angst by several Hindutva ideologues and organisations, accusing the state government of not standing up to protect the lives of Hindu karyakartas. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 1:08 pm

One shutter of Cheruthoni dam opened, Kerala minister says no need to worry

The Idukki reservoir consists of two dams, the Arch dam and the Cheruthoni dam, and the shutters of Cheruthoni dam were opened for the first time in 26 years in 2018, to mitigate the worst flood faced by the state in a century. This is the eight time the shutter has been raised now.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 1:04 pm

Kerala University Recruitment for the vacant post of Professor, Apply Online

Kerala University Recruitment for the vacant post of Professor, Apply Online

Naukrinama 7 Aug 2022 12:30 pm

TWAD board officials visit Siruvani dam

They held discussion with Kerala Irrigation Department engineer

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 12:29 pm

Popular Kerala Social Media Artist Arrested For Raping Student: Police

A popular social media artist has been arrested for allegedly raping a college student about a month ago in a lodge in Thampanoor area in Kerala's state capital.

NDTV 7 Aug 2022 12:05 pm

Indian Navy recruitment 2022: Apply for SSC IT Executive posts

This is a Special Naval Orientation Course commencing Jan 2023 onwards at Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Kerala. Candidates must fulfil conditions of nationality as laid down by the Government of India.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 11:52 am

Deluge of information during rains in Kerala, what state lacks is actionable data

Kerala Rains 2022 Though there is a flow of information on rains, dam levels and alerts on water release, Kerala lags behind in delivering information thats useful and does not create panic. Haritha John Photo: Joby George, Puthukudy landslide affected area On August 5, Puthukkudy near Vattavada in Idukki district experienced a major landslide. Residents of the area had a providential escape as they had shifted to temporary shelter and their homes were spared as debris flow took a slightly different route. Otherwise it would have been a repeat of the Pettimudi landslide of 2020 that took 70 lives or the Puthumala and Kavalappara landslides of 2019 that claimed 34 lives. Vattavada Panchayath President Ganapathiyammal told TNM that almost all families had shifted to a relief camp opened in a community hall four days ago. While we were aware of the risk we had no specific information on areas prone to landslides. When rain intensifies, people shift to these shelters, she said. Many panchayat members in Vattavada said that people in the panchayat have no idea which area is prone to landslides. Though there is a flow of information from the authorities on rains, water level in dams and alerts on water release, experts say the state is way behind in scientific mapping of vulnerable areas and delivering actionable information. A recent Times of India report said the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) does not have details of past landslides in the state. The report was based on an RTI response from KSDMA, which is the nodal agency for disaster management in the state. The agency said the data was available with the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The KSDMA website however hosts a map of landslide susceptible zones in Kerala. The GSI has completed a macro scale susceptibility mapping for 13 districts in the state in 2020, which could be used to identify vulnerabilities and develop zoning regulations for reducing threat of landslides. Location-specific actionable information is crucial to save lives. If the people of Pettimudi knew about the cloudburst and possible landslide, precious lives could have been saved. Even though local self-government and district administration pass information and warnings on time, there are many flaws in identifying vulnerable areas and information systems. Absence of scientific mapping KG Thara, former head of Disaster Management Centre, Kerala, says a government with no scientific temperament is our biggest drawback. There should be studies using standardised scales. Different studies are on different scales. None of the maps published by the state government marking hazardous areas are georeferenced (associating a digital map in relation to the physical geography). Even scientists are not open about it, she alleged. Thara said that since the present hazard maps are not to scale, the chances of error are also very high. Parameters to identify flood or landslide vulnerable areas, like slope, amount of rainfall, soil thickness, permeability of soil and so on, should be uniform across the state and maps thus prepared should form the basis for preparing local action plans. Rapid Visual Screening can be done to delineate areas highly vulnerable to disasters, which later can be studied in detail, she said. She said that detailed study and investigation at micro/ward level is the need of the hour. We need in-depth micro-level analysis of every vulnerable area. We have enough geologists to do that in the state. We need to give them necessary directions and training to complete the task in a mission mode without delay, she said. Effective communication on the extent of risk in each locality and educating the public was the next relevant step that the state should take up seriously, she claimed. People should know what can happen, how much time they have, to move to safety etc. They cannot always be expected to just pack things and wait for instructions from above. They need to be await what to do at the the time of yellow, orange or red alerts on their own, she said. SP Ravi, Director of River Research Centre (RRC), an NGO based in Thrissur district says regular updation on maps that specify the disaster prone areas are necessary. While preparing the maps, rainfall pattern of the particular year and cloudburst possibilities should be considered. We are way back in updation, he said. According to him, mapping will help people understand how to use the sloped terrain more sustainably to prevent disasters. In flood prone areas mapping should be done based on expected rainfall, he said. The amount of rain Pettimudi and Kavalappara received before the tragedy was much higher than the official data, he said. Such maps created at the local body level should be available to the public and they should be able to comprehend the information, if the scientific work is to be meaningful, he said. Ravi says flood modelling is hardly done in the state. There is no public data available on flood modelling of some rivers in the state. It's not easy to do that because we have so many factors. But we need to do at least a basic model and later improvise on it based on studies and experiments, he added. In August 2018, Kerala witnessed the massive flood of the century. Heavy rains also triggered several small and large landslides in high range areas. Kerala witnessed flooding on a limited scale and landslides in 2019 and 2020. Ever since, the lives of people living in hilly areas and river banks have changed. People are risk averse and hence willing to move out of flood-prone areas. But officials have complained that in some hilly regions in Idukki and Wayanad they had to force people to move to relief camps. Ready to move, when it rains Jibin Sunny, a 28-year-old youth, lives in rural Wayanad, not far away from Puthumala, where a major landslide claimed 17 lives on August 8, 2019. His family includes aged parents and elder sister with physical disabilities. Now, every monsoon season they keep an emergency kit, which has items listed by the KSDMA, ready. The kit apart from listed tools and medicines also has dry food items, cloth and napkins. After 2019, every monsoon we are prepared to seek another shelter if the rain intensifies. Many families here dont even wait for a warning. If the rain increases, they will move to the house of a relative elsewhere. Since we have no other place we wait for a warning, so that we can move to a government shelter, says Jibin. People living on the shores of flood-prone rivers like Manimalayaar, Achankovil , Periyar, Chalakudy also seem to have accepted the vagrancy the monsoon season brings year after year. Antony from Manimala in Kottayam says: Now we know how much flood the Manimayar will cause. We always keep important documents in plastic covers, move electronic goods upstairs. We are also planning to get fibreglass boats. Some families who live close to the river already have them, he says. Priya and her family of four, residing in North Paravur of Ernakulam district, kept a bag ready to move to their grandmothers house in the last week of July. The area where they live was flooded in 2018 and 2019 and they had to be rescued. Whenever the rain intensifies and it's August, we are ready to move out, says Priya. There are many others who dont have a place to move, but wait for a warning so that they can shift to temporary shelters. When it rains heavily we look for updates on the KSDMA Facebook page. Now we can easily understand when they talk about water levels in dams, when they will be opened, the amount of rain and the low-pressure formation. Even my aged parents have picked up jargons, says Albin AS from Idukki.

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 11:06 am

Indian woman dies by suicide in US, her video describes 8 yrs of domestic abuse

Domestic Violence The videos of her husband assaulting her went viral and triggered massive outrage, with hashtags calling for justice trending on social media. TNM Staff Screengrab A 30-year-old Sikh woman Mandeep Kaur, residing in New York of US, died by suicide, on August 3, after sending a video to her family in which she described years of domestic abuse by her husband Ranjodhbeer Singh Sandhu. Based on her video, an FIR was registered in the Najibabad area against the in-laws and husband of the woman, police said. Mandeep Kaur, aged 30, in the video sent to her father had spoken of years of domestic violence. In the 2.49 minute video sent to him, Mandeep has alleged that Ranjodhveer used to beat her daily, said her father Jaspal Singh, a resident of Taharpur in Najibabad. In the video, Mandeep, seen crying and distressed, says she cannot take the abuse anymore and also talks about taking her own life. She also alleged that Ranjodhveer had extramarital affairs with other women and used to beat her after drinking alcohol whenever she objected. According to reports, she was being tortured for being unable to give birth to a male child. Kaur leaves behind two young daughters aged 4 and 6 years. The CCTV videos of her husband assaulting her went viral in social media and triggered massive outrage, with hashtags calling for justice trending. The videos also show the two children, who are currently in custody of the father, screaming and begging him not to hit their mother. Based on the compaint filed by the father of the deceased, an FIR has been filed against Ranjodhveer under sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 498A (dowry demand) of the Indian Penal Code, Najibabad police station in-charge Ravindra Kumar Verma said on Saturday. Najibabad Circle Officer Gajendra Pal Singh said that the police have also registered a case against the mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law of the deceased. Her father Jaspal Singh said that in 2015, Mandeep was married to Ranjodhveer, a resident of Badhiya village in Najibabad and in 2018, both went to America. Ranjodhveer had taken a truck on loan, Jaspal said, adding he also used to beat her daughter for demanding Rs 50 lakhs. Ranjodhveer has been arrested in the US after Mandeep's suicide. Mandeep's post-mortem has been done and her husband is in police custody there, Jaspal added. Meanwhile, the Indian Consulate expressed condolences on social media. We are deeply saddened by the death of Mandeep Kaur in Queens, New York under most tragic circumstances. We are in touch with the US authorities at Federal and local level as well as the community. We stand ready to render all assistance, the Indian Consulate tweeted Saturday. If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Tamil Nadu State health department's suicide helpline: 104 Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu) Andhra Pradesh Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930 Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584 Karnataka Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222 Kerala Maithri: 0484 2540530 Chaithram: 0484 2361161 Both are 24-hour helpline numbers. Telangana State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104 Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200 SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm) Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one. 24x7 Helpline: 9820466726 (With PTI inputs) Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 10:45 am

ED should do its homework before questioning me: Thomas Isaac

The ED has summoned Isaac for interrogation on August 11.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 10:45 am

India Records 18,738 Covid Cases, 40 New Covid in a Day

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,689 with 40 fatalities which includes eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated

News18 7 Aug 2022 10:26 am

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The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 10:19 am

India logs 18,738 new Covid cases, 40 die

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,689 with 40 fatalities which include eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Rediff 7 Aug 2022 10:02 am

Active Covid cases in country increase to 1,34,933

New Delhi, Aug 7: With 18,738 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, Indias tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,45,732 while the active cases have increased to 1,34,933, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll has climbed to 5,26,689 with 40 fatalities which includes eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 [] The post Active Covid cases in country increase to 1,34,933 appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 7 Aug 2022 9:54 am

India records 18,738 new Covid-19 cases

With 40 fatalities, including eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, the death toll has climbed to 5,26,689. The new fatalities include nine from Maharashtra, four each from Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, three from Manipur, two from Madhya Pradesh and one each from Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab and Tripura.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 9:54 am

Shahnaz Husain Tips: This traditional Ayurvedic remedy helps in keeping the body fit

Traditional Ayurvedic treatments like Panchakarma, Dhara and Kerala Massage are considered ideal during monsoons, as they help get rid of toxins and waste accumulated in the body. This helps in the prevention of diseases. According to Ayurveda, the body is more receptive to healing during monsoons as the humidity is high and the body's pores are open. Oil treatment is considered suitable for July and August as it helps in achieving better dosha balance. Panchakarma Panchakarma is one of the major healing techniques of Ayurveda, offering a systematic program of revitalization. Panchakarma means 'five actions.' Therefore, it involves a complex series of therapeutic steps, which help to flush out and eliminate toxins from each cell. These treatments are done under the supervision of an Ayurvedic doctor. Kerala Massage The art of Kerala Massage has been nurtured and perfected by the Kairali system, which is world renowned for its therapeutic values. It is not only used in the treatment of many diseases but also to rejuvenate the body and mind. The herbal oil used in massage has powerful curative properties. These treatments relieve mental stress, induce relaxation and also revive metabolic processes. They improve blood circulation, tone the muscles and improve mental processes and performance levels. Shirodhara Dhara means 'flow' and here it specifically signifies 'flow down. It helps to open the channels of the body and mind, facilitating the healing of disease. In the stream, herb oil, milk or ghee is hung above the patient's body at a suitable height and kept in a bowl. Oils are selected according to the imbalance of doshas. The bowl used in this is made of clay and has a hole in the centre of the base. After this, the oil is allowed to drip on the forehead of the patient. This is known as Shirodhara. This treatment directly affects the central nervous system and calms the mind. The combination of Dhara and Kerala massage helps loosen excess doshas, or toxins, and directs their flow towards the organs of elimination. Ayurvedic Remedies and Dietary Advice Ayurvedic remedies and dietary advice all aim to achieve balance. Ayurveda advocates a diet that contains whole grains and enough fibre so that it provides enough to keep the digestive system clear of toxins and waste. Constipation and accumulation of toxins and wastes appear in the form of skin congestion, dull skin, blackheads and boils. To avoid clogging of arteries and veins, the amount of fat in the diet should also be reduced. Along with good health, proper blood circulation is also necessary for beauty. A low-fat diet also helps in controlling weight gain. The diet should be rich in minerals, which provide energy and vitality. Minerals also help skin and hair. Ayurveda says that we should take a diet in which animal protein is less, but vegetable protein is more. Protein is very important for the strength of the body. An excessive amount of animal protein can increase the toxins in the body and can also slow down the digestion process. On the other hand, vegetable proteins not only nourish the body but also help in the efficient elimination of wastes. Spices like garlic, ginger, cumin, black pepper etc. help in the digestion of animal protein. Take a low salt diet. Excess salt retains fluid in the body and slows down circulation. Sometimes, it can make the face and the area around the eyes swollen. For the skin, a low-salt diet is recommended. Fresh, organic foods are recommended by Ayurveda, to supply nutrients to the body. They not only contribute to good health but also give a glow to the skin. During monsoon, especially if there is excessive sweating, Ayurveda suggests some dietary tips: Drink lemonade and ginger tea before and after meals. Finely chop fresh ginger root and mix with a pinch of salt. Chew it a little before eating. Drinking warm water with your meals can also help. A light diet and fewer spices are advised. Eat small meals. You too can keep your health healthy in the monsoon by trying these tips. Hope you liked this information. Image Credit: Shutterstock &Freepik DISCLAIMER Your skin and body are different just like you. We endeavour to bring you accurate, safe and expertly verified information through our articles and social media handles but still consult your doctor before trying any home remedy, hack or fitness tip.

Kalam Times 7 Aug 2022 9:44 am

Kerala CM affirms success of Independence day's Har Ghar Tiranga programmes

With Centre's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is gaining pace across the country, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that all preparatory activities have been completed and the programmes will be a big success

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 9:44 am

African swine fever came after Lumpy virus, more than 100 pigs died

Several states in India have reported African swine fever (ASF). Now in view of this, orders have also been issued to kill pigs in many areas. In fact, a few days ago, the central government had warned Kerala to take all precautions against this threat. Let us tell you all that in Mizoram and Jharkhand also, there is talk of African swine fever spreading to wild animals. In fact, after the death of more than 100 pigs due to suspected African swine fever in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand on July 27, the animal husbandry department issued an alert and asked them to take precautionary measures. According to a report that has surfaced, an official said on Saturday that samples of the affected pigs have been sent to Bhopal's National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases and the regional disease diagnostic laboratory in Kolkata to find out about the actual disease. At the same time, an advisory has been issued to all the districts of Jharkhand to take precautionary measures and follow protocols like COVID-19 in case of such an incident. Along with this, the department has also started a swine fever vaccination campaign. Let us tell you that in Mizoram also, there is talk of the spread of African swine fever in wild pigs. Dr Lalmingthanga, Joint Director, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine here, told PTI-Bhasha that samples taken from the carcasses of wild boars found in two forest areas of Champhai district were sent to the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal. It has also been confirmed that these pigs have been killed by ASF. On the other hand, Dr Lalmingthanga, Joint Director, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, said that vaccination is the only option left to prevent the outbreak of this disease in pigs. At the same time, he said that it is now believed that as per the National Action Plan, the disease cannot be eradicated through existing containment measures, as the outbreak is now being considered an epidemic. What is African Swine Fever?- According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, African swine fever (AFS) is a very contagious and deadly disease, which can infect both farm-grown and wild pigs. African swine fever can have a mortality rate of up to 100% and the African swine virus can spread rapidly through physical fluid in direct contact from one infected pig to another. Now, more than 400 cattle died of lumpy skin disease in Punjab Farmer's son became 14th Vice-President, from PM to President congratulates What are the prices of petrol and diesel in your city today, know here

News Track 7 Aug 2022 9:38 am

Amid covid surge, Sevenstates asked to ramp up testing

During the past month, Kerala reported 2,347 cases a day on an average while Maharashtra had 2,135 cases, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in his letter to these states.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 7:56 am

Centre asks states with rising COVID cases to ensure effective compliance

New Delhi: Amid rising Covid cases on daily basis, the Centre on Saturday wrote to seven states reporting rising infections, asking them to ensure adequate testing, and promote Covid-appropriate behaviour. In a letter to Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said: Upcoming months are likely to witness Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 7:35 am

With Diabetes on Rise in Kerala, Study Says 1 Limb Gets Amputated in State Every 30 Minutes

The study pointed out that lack of awareness regarding vascular diseases among the public has led to many people suffering from improper or delayed treatment with devastating complications like loss of limb or life

News18 7 Aug 2022 7:19 am

Frauds targeting KSEB consumers on rise

Some messages even warn of disconnecting the power supply.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 7:13 am

Amid demand for IT space, 61 acres of land in Technopark lies unutilised

Companies couldnt take up construction as govt depts denied permission saying it is wetland

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 7:13 am

Thiruvananthapuram Corp launches drive to reclaim public spaces

Pettah ward councillor C S Suja Devi said there were plenty of petitions from residents, associations and pedestrians to reclaim the maidan encroached upon by vendors.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 7:11 am

Social media star held on rape charges

After befriending the college student through Facebook and Instagram, he persuaded her to come to the city.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 7:09 am

Dams filling fast, Idukki to release water on Sunday

A shutter of the Cheruthoni dam will be raised by 70cm at 10am on Sunday, releasing 50 cumecs of water from Idukki reservoir.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 7:00 am

Landslide: Timely evacuation helps avert tragedy in Puthukadi settlement

Muddy water along with debris gushing down the hill was first witnessed by the driver of a vehicle, which was heading for Vattavada from Munnar.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:59 am

Khadi Board writes to Centre seeking assistance in promos

It asked to permit only the use of khadi to make the national flag to keep its sanctity.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:57 am

Memorial for HindustanisingerMaratea distant dream

Friends and disciples of Saratchandra Marate who introduced systematic Hindustani vocal singing in Malabar are sore over the delay in setting up a memorial for the singer in the city.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:56 am

KSRTC to get Rs 20 crore to tide over diesel crisis

Though the finance department cleared the file, it may take two to four days for the money to be credited into KSRTCs account as Sunday and Tuesday are public holidays, said sources.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:55 am

Transfers: P Vijayan KBPS MD, Gopesh Agarwal Intel IG

P Vijayan, IG, Coastal Police, is among the four IPS officers that the state government transferred to various posts on Saturday.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:54 am

Priya Vargheses posting: Guv Khan seeks report from V-C

Defends decision on forming search panel for new Kerala varsity VC

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:54 am

One more Gulf returnee missing, kin file plaint

On the complaint of his brother, Valayam police registered a case on Friday.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:53 am

Irshad death: Red corner notice for Swalih soon

The police have expanded the investigation into the death of Irshad Nazar, 26, who was abducted by a gold smuggling gang in Peruvannamuzhi Panthirikkara.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:53 am

INTERVIEW | Left has been dividing bread, now its time to bake some: Ex-Kerala FM Thomas Isaac

T M Thomas Isaac, economist, CPM central committee member and two-time finance minister of Kerala, is on a party-imposed break from electoral politics.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:52 am

Union ministry pulls up Kerala for reduced number of Covid tests

The Union health ministry has yet again pulled up Kerala for the reduced number of Covid tests being done in the state.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 6:48 am

TWAD officials inspect Siruvani dam in Kerala

The water drawn from the dam is currently supplied to a total of 22 wards in the CCMC, 28 village panchayats and seven town panchayats across the district.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 5:47 am

Amid rise in Covid cases, Centre asks Delhi & 6 states to focus on testing, vaccination

In a letter to Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said upcoming festivals and mass congregations in different parts of the country may potentially facilitate transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

The Economic Times 6 Aug 2022 11:13 pm

Focus On Testing, Vaccination: Centres Advisory To 6 States Including Odisha After Spike In Covid Cases

New Delhi: Amid the rising cases of coronavirus in the county, the Centre on Saturday shot letters to Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Odisha to focus on increase the pace of vaccination to contain the surge According to the letter, Odisha has been reporting high average daily new cases for the past [] The post Focus On Testing, Vaccination: Centres Advisory To 6 States Including Odisha After Spike In Covid Cases appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 6 Aug 2022 9:26 pm

Photo Of Kerala Bungalow Peddled With Fake Anti-Reservation Spin

BOOM was able to confirm from the former and current owners of the property in the viral photo are neither an NIT nor IIM alumni as being claimed.

Boomlive 6 Aug 2022 8:41 pm

Signs of flood threat ease in Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala

Several houses, shops and roads remain inundated

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 8:38 pm

Kerala will soon provide houses to all, says Minister for Local Self-Governments M.V. Govindan

Keys of 1,087 houses under LIFE Mission project handed over

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 8:21 pm

FC Barcelona fans gear up for first meeting since official recognition

Penya Del Barca Kozhikode-Kerala to meet in Kochi on August 14

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 8:17 pm

Vagaries of weather hitting tourism prospects of Kerala

Erratic monsoon, extreme weather events taking a toll on Keralas travel and tourism sector

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 7:46 pm

Governor defends move to constitute selection committee for Kerala University VC

Seeks explanation from Kannur University on appointment of K.K. Rageshs wife as associate professor

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 7:42 pm

University of Kerala Jobs 2022 - Recruitment for the post of Assistant Professor

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Naukrinama 6 Aug 2022 7:25 pm

Kerala: Check out Trivandrums East Fort, a treat for heritage lovers

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The Siasat Daily 6 Aug 2022 7:07 pm

Kanjikuzhy panchayat in Kerala to be on song with national anthem this I-Day

Entire residents to sing national anthem on August 15 morning

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 7:02 pm

A happiness fete for children in care homes

Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights to organise the festival

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 6:50 pm