Unrelenting rains force Kerala authorities to open dams' shutters; experts blame poor planning for scale of spate
The rain fury that left a trail of destruction across Kerala since 8 August has subsided but the water that it has brought to reservoirs of many major and minor dams continues to haunt a large segment of people in the state.
Northern and central Kerala have been battered by heavy rains of the Southwest monsoon since August 8, which has left 29 people dead, including three today.
Kerala rains updates: Death toll rises to 29, over 54,000 displaced; 11 of 14 districts in state on high alert
Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29
Three-year-old girl falls into 100 feet deep borewell shaft in Bihar's Munger, rescue operations underway
Police said "the girl is stuck inside the shaft at a depth of about 45 feet. A team of doctors has been pressed into service and adequate oxygen supply is being ensured with the help of cylinders and pipes".
Thai cave rescue operation: With two Hollywood films in works, hour-long documentary to air on 20 July
The documentary on the Thai cave rescue operation will feature interviews with medical and mental health experts and cave diving rescue experts.
After days of mounting speculation, a former Thai Navy Seal diver broke the silence, revealing the boys were sleeping or partially-conscious as they were passed from diver-to-diver through the cave.
Thailand cave rescue operation to be adapted into movie or TV show, as Hollywood producers begin research
Producers with US-based Pure Flix are already on the ground interviewing the Thailand cave rescue workers for a potential film or TV show.
Elite divers hauled all 12 footballers and their coach safely out of a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday, completing an arduous rescue operation that captivated the world.
Thailand cave rescue updates: Navy Seals confirm eight boys saved; rescue operations on hold for the day
The Thai Navy Seals in charge of the rescue operation confirmed that eight boys have now been rescued. Their Facebook page does not reveal the identity of the rescued boys.
Authorities were preparing Monday to resume the urgent, dangerous operation a day after four boys were rescued.
Six boys among a group of 13 trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than a fortnight were rescued on Sunday, authorities said, raising hopes elite divers would also quickly save the others.
The Thailand youth football team will be brought out of the Tham Luang cave in groups of four.
Cyclone Ockhi aftermath: Death toll goes up to 52 in Kerala; search for 95 missing fishermen continues
Death toll due to Ockhi Cyclone, which hit the Kerala coast, rose to 52 on Tuesday as more bodies were recovered and the search for the missing fishermen in the high seas continued
Pon Radhakrishnan on Saturday said a special officer from the shipping ministry has been deputed to oversee rescue operations in aftermath of Cyclone Okchi
Cyclone Ockhi: Reports of Japanese merchant ship rescuing Kerala fishermen were 'fake', says Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan slammed rumour mongers after it came to light that Friday's reports of a Japanese merchant ship rescuing 60 Kerala fishermen
Climate change is leading to erratic rains and floods to Bihar, deputy chief minister of the state, Sushil Modi said recently and the cycle of frequent disasters is likely to worsen in coming years.
The flood situation in Assam improved considerably on Friday with waters of the Brahmaputra river and many of its tributaries flowing below the red mark
The flood situation in Bihar worsened on Friday with the toll mounting to 418, with 1.67 crore people in 19 districts being affected by the deluge.
As many as 606 villages were under water and 4.5 lakh people still affected by floods in nine districts of Assam where the death toll has climbed to 156.
Floods in Bihar claimed 26 more lives though the situation in deluge-battered Assam; West Bengal inched closer to normal with water receding in most of the affected parts