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River splits and invades

Heavy rain and landslides may have caused a major river tributary in Kerala's Kozhikode district to split into two branches twice over the past two weeks, intensifying the flooding, water experts said.
G.S. Mudur Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

At two events, message for one

Two events to condole a former Prime Minister and commemorate another at different venues were bound together by thinly veiled lessons to their successor on how to be a model Prime Minister.
J.P. Yadav and Anita Joshua Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Arrived: UK's NiMo 'email'

Britain has confirmed fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's presence in its territory, a CBI officer said on Monday.
Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Down on all fours, fisherman stands tall

A Kerala fisherman who got down on all fours to act as a footboard so a group of women could board a rescue boat has turned a social media hero for his spontaneous gesture.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

'Severe' tag from Centre, CM focuses on rebuild

The Centre declared the Kerala floods a "calamity of a severe nature" rather than a "national disaster" on a day Kerala's chief minister underscored the magnitude of the deluge by comparing the reconstruction challenge to a five-year plan.
Our Bureau Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Mall axe for 'insensitivity'

A hypermarket in Oman has fired a man from Kerala for making an insensitive comment on Facebook about relief items for flood-affected people living in relief camps.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Labourer son gives up life for Plus-2 papers

A 19-year-old labourer's son who cleared Class XII and had set aside some money for higher studies committed suicide on Sunday, heartbroken at finding his school certificates destroyed in the devastation caused by the Kerala monsoon.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Dabholkar suspect custody

The CBI is likely to take custody of Sharad Kalaskar, who has turned a suspect in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar since his arrest by the Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad in a terror plot case a fortnight ago.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

SC gives govt two weeks on vigilantes

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the central government and all states and Union territories two weeks to comply with its directives on tackling self-styled vigilantes, especially those who claim to be cow protectors and take the law into their own hands.
Our Legal Correspondent Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Umar attackers arrested: Cops

The special cell of Delhi police has arrested two Haryana-based cow vigilantes who claimed to have attacked activist Umar Khalid last week.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

IIT push for foreign students, teachers

The Indian Institutes of Technology on Monday made a push to admit more foreign students and recruit foreign teachers to permanent posts, the idea being to try and improve the tech schools' international rankings.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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