FIR against Kerala journalist after questions on CM flood relief fund utilization

A case has been filed by the Kerala Police against new media entrepreneur and journalist Shajan Skariah of MarunadanMalayali.com for ‘misleading essential services forces’ and ‘causing nuisance’ after he questioned the utilization of the funds collected in the aftermath of last year’s funds. Skariah had put up a video on Facebook and Youtube in which […]

Tech-savvy scammers try to steal flood relief donations

Even as a large part of the country grapples with torrential rain and floods, scammers have set up fake bank IDs to get their hands on at least a part of the donations meant for disaster relief. For example, the original UPI ID for donating to Kerala’s disaster relief fund is keralacmdrf@sbi. However, given that […]

Police say 46 buried alive in 19 houses at Kavalappara, Kerala

Kerala Police confirmed today that 46 people have been buried alive in 19 houses on the side of a hill in Kavalappara in Malappuram district in Kerala. Only 1 body has been recovered today as locals struggle to remove heavy rocks and mud from on top of the houses. Three bodies were recovered yesterday. The […]

Maruti Suzuki employees contribute Rs 1.5 cr to Kerala Flood relief

Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest carmaker, said it will contribute Rs 3.5 cr, including employee contributions, to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund in the context of floods in Kerala. “With regard to the recent floods and colossal damages in Kerala, Maruti Suzuki stands with the people of Kerala and prays for quick rehabilitation of all […]

Kerala Floods: SpiceJet starts 18 new flights to the state

SpiceJet, one of India’s largest airlines, said it has started 18 new temporary flights to help deal with the cancellations of flights to and from Kerala due to the ongoing flights. Some of these flights were operational only today, while some will be there for three days, while others will be there daily for the […]

KERALA FLOODS: Dalits face ‘apartheid’ at relief camp

Setting off a controversy, Janam TV, a Malayalam news channel with leanings towards with the BJP, today reported that displaced people belonging to scheduled castes at a relief camp in Aleppey were moved to a separate relief camp due to protests from another community. The ‘apartheid’ took place at a relief camp run by the […]

Jet Airways cancels several flights from Mumbai due to rains

Jet Airways said it is cancelling several of its flights from and to Mumbai to cope with the situation created by incessant and heavy rains in the city. The flights include those to Vodadara, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and others. “Inclement weather in Mumbai during the last 24 hours, including the suspension of arrivals and […]

CYCLONE VARDAH: No more heavy rain likely in Chennai, but seen in interior TN, Bangalore

Every big event sees a flood of fake messages on social media, particularly WhatsApp, as mischief makers take advantage of people’s desperation to feed them false information. Unfortunately, cyclone Vardah is no exception. There are several WhatsApp messages that contain apocalyptic warnings about a mega flood in store for Chennai and so on. While heavy […]

Royal Enfield production disrupted for 14 days by Chennai floods

Eicher Motors, manufacturer of Royal Enfield bikes, said production at both of its factories in Chennai have been normalized as of Dec 14. Production at the Royal Enfield factories at Thiruvottiyur and Oragadam was suspended on Dec 1 after heavy rains and flooding disrupted operations. The company resumed production of motorcycles on December 7, 2015 […]

Chennai Airport international flights resume as normal from today

A day after starting domestic operations, Chennai Airport has resumed international flights to and fro from 6 AM today. Night flight operations will also continue, airport authorities informed. Among the flights that have landed at Chennai Airport today are TruJet from Shamshabad to Chennai arrived at 0830 and Express India flight from Singapore to Chennai […]

Aircel announces emergence measures in Jammu Kashmir, 2G network up again

Aircel Cellular said it has restored its 2G services in most part of the Kashmir region, enabling thousands of people stranded to connect with their families and friends. Aircel 2G is operating in Anantnag, Bandipora, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Srinagar, Budgam, Bonigam and Ganderbal, the mobile operator said. Jammu and Kashmir has been hit by floods […]