CM, the Crisis Manager

When floodgate after floodgate was opened and the deluge was devouring district after district, many Malayalis had turned to a face and voice that does not feature among the brigade of news anchors who have become household names by roasting politicians at primetime.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Nota not for RS: Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the none-of-the-above (Nota) option available in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls couldn't be permitted for the Rajya Sabha, as the "elixir" for direct elections could serve the "Satan of defection" in the other.
R. Balaji Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul hands party purse to Patel

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has picked Sonia Gandhi's long-time political secretary Ahmed Patel as the party's money-keeper and fundraiser in a move that, insiders say, only puts an official stamp on an arrangement in place for the past couple of years.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Centre sifts research themes

The Centre has replicated an element of the Gujarat model by specifying broad areas on which institutions will be funded to undertake research, fuelling fears of a threat to studies on thorny issues such as caste, employment and Kashmir.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

To Kashmir, on Shah ticket

Mystified though most are by his appointment as Jammu and Kashmir governor, Satya Pal Malik travels from the Raj Bhavan in Patna to the vastly more spectacular one in Srinagar on an Amit Shah ticket.
Sankarshan Thakur Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Kerala waves UAE aid offer, Centre silent

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the UAE has offered Rs 700 crore to help the flood-ravaged state rebuild itself, a disclosure that appears to have put the central government in a quandary. Or so it would seem from the official silence.
Anita Joshua Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Crocodile waits near empty house

People returning home from flood relief camps to a riverside village in Kerala's Thrissur found a crocodile resting near a house on Monday, sparking fear among residents.
K.M. Rakesh Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rescuers reach pets

With floods ravaging Kerala and Karnataka's Kodagu district, animal rescuers are being inundated with distress calls from desperate owners who were forced to evacuate their homes without their pets.
Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Minister in Germany gives CPI a red face

The rivers have started receding and the Left Front government in Kerala is being roundly applauded for its exemplary handling of the deluge. But the CPI, a major constituent of the front, has been caught in the swirling muddy waters of politics.
Santosh Kumar Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Stay on ICAR exam results

Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed for three weeks the declaration of the results of the all-India entrance exam conducted by the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) as aspirants from the state could not take the test because of the floods.
Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Thiruvananthapuram to get India's seventh cyclone warning centre

India's seventh cyclone warning centre will be set up in Thiruvananthapuram within a month, the Union earth sciences ministry said on Tuesday to bolster forecasting activities for the southern states.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST


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