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Kerala Floods 2018
Opinion  /  Published 18.02.19

Art, capitalism and ecocide

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By Soumitra Das in

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.18

Flood response shows India's blind spot

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By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.18

What is this unity that the BJP speaks of?

At the same time, unfortunately, those whose idea of “development” seems to focus on building expensive statues and renaming cities and roads were trying to spread hate messages, urging people not...
By Subin Dennis in

India  /  Published 22.04.20

Kerala to deduct month’s pay for Covid-19 fight

A Kerala government decision to deduct a month’s pay from its employees as donations to the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund to fight the Covid-19 outbreak has had the Opposition up in arms.T...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.18

Workers drop Puja plans, return to Kerala to rebuild

Thousands of labourers from three Bengal districts have started streaming to Kerala for post-deluge reconstruction activities after dropping their plans to spend the festive season with their families...
By Subhasish Chowdhury & Alamgir Hossain in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.09.18

Kerala CM plea to speed up flood aid

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday met Union home minister Rajnath Singh and requested him to expedite the process of giving financial assistance to the state, which faced unprecedent...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 21.09.18

National cess on GST likely to pay for flood relief

A temporary national cess on some items is in the works to fund rehabilitation in states struck by natural calamities as the Centre seeks to quell a revolt by few states supporting a demand by Kerala ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 28.09.18

Ministers' group set up to vet calamity cess

The GST Council on Friday decided to set up a seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to develop a revenue mop-up model to fund natural calamities as there were divergent views on the cess to pay for th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

How we can reduce the impact of disasters

I was undergoing my district training as an IAS probationer in Uttar Dinajpur, a district in West Bengal, which witnessed its worst-ever floods in August 2017. The distraught people did not quite know...
By Jitin Yadav in

India  /  Published 19.03.20

For the forgotten, a healing touch

Once is happenstance. Twice must be something more than coincidence.The voice that reassured Malayalis two years ago when floods ravaged Kerala is making its presence felt again in the state that was ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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