SEPT 29: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 29, 2018 18:00 pm

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NEW DELHI, Sept 29: India's Supreme Court has nixed a ban which prohibited women from entering a prominent Hindu temple if they were of menstruating age. The temple's authorities say they will appeal the ruling.

INDIA, Aug 21: The floods in Kerala would have been less devastating had the state released water from its 39 dams from July end when the levels in most of them reached 85– 100% of the capacity, say experts.

While the central government has dispatched multiple military units to Kerala, state officials are pleading for additional help. Officials have put initial storm damage estimates at nearly $3 billion. At least 250 people have died in the flooding in a little over a week, with 31 others missing, according to Mr Kurian. More than 1,000 people have died in flooding in seven Indian states since the start of the monsoon season, including over 350 in Kerala.

Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said.

Aug 17: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 17, 2018 18:00 pm

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BENGALURU/MUMBAI, Aug 17: The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with more misery expected as heavy rain pushed water levels higher.

KOZHIKODE, May 21: The National Virology Institute, Pune, confirmed that the contagious fever that has killed several people in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts over the last fortnight is due to Nipah virus (NiV). Six more people succumbed to symptoms suspected to be that of Nipah virus on Sunday.

KOCHI, August 7: In a relief to cricketer S Sreesanth, the Kerala High Court today lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

LAHORE, Feb 20:  Indian media reported that a popular film actress Bhavana was gang raped in the Southern state Kerala of India. She had left her home for recording and was subjected to this inhumane act in the way.

PYUTHAN, Nov 18: Four Nepalis have gone missing following a road accident in the bordering area between Anakulam and Ernakulam districts in Indian State of Kerala on November 17.