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  • As Idukki Reservoir Swells, Gates Are Opened For 3rd Time In Its History
    More gates of the Idukki reservoir in Kerala were opened today because of incessant rain, which has taken 26 lives. The shutters of the Cheruthoni dam - which is one of the dams in the reservoir - were opened for the first time in 26 years yesterday, with the water levels in the reservoir dangerously close to full capacity.
  • Kerala Rain Live Highlights: Gates Of Idukki Dam Opened After 26 Years
    Twenty nine people have died due to heavy rain and landslides in Kerala. Downpour continued overnight in many parts of the state with the army, the navy, the air force and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) working on evacuation and relief operations.
  • Non-Stop Rain In Kerala, All 5 Gates Of Idukki Reservoir Opened: 10 Facts
    All the five gates of one of the dams of the Idukki water reservoir in Kerala have been opened to control the swelling water which is nearing the full capacity because of the incessant rain. 29 people have been killed in the state, battered by rain and landslides. Over 15,600 have been evacuated from affected areas and around 500 relief camps have been set up. The army, the navy, the air force and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are working on evacuation and relief operations. The Kerala government said that more water needs to be released from the water reservoir system to control the rising water level because of incessant rain. A third red alert was issued for the Idukki reservoir, the gates of which were opened after 26 years. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today and offered all possible assistance to those affected.
  • On Video, People Seen Being Swept Away By Flash Flood In Kerala, Rescued
    A group of three to four people can be seen being swept away by running water amid loud screams from bystanders. Those caught in the stream struggle to hold their ground as they get carried by the water.
  • US Asks Citizens To Avoid Areas In Kerala Hit By Landslides, Flash Floods
    The United States has issued an advisory, asking its citizens not to visit Kerala because of the flash floods in the state.
  • Minor Boy Chokes On Ingested Pen Cap, Dies
    An 8-year-old boy choked to death after swallowing a pen cap at his school in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district on Thursday, police said.
  • Top Court Orders Closure Of 27 Tamil Nadu Resorts In Elephant Corridors
    Clamping down on resorts operating without approval in elephant corridor of Nilgiris area, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to seal or close down within 48 hours 27 such commercial establishments.
  • Caught On Camera: In Kerala, Road Caves In After Heavy Rain
    As heavy rain continues to pound Kerala, large scale damage has been reported from across the state. 24 people have died in landslides triggered by rain since Wednesday.
  • "Can't Miss First Day, First Show": Here's How Hyderabadis Welcomed IKEA
    It seemed all roads led to India's first IKEA store that opened in Hyderabad today. Outside was a huge traffic jam and inside people were lapping up a global shopping experience with a local touch. The Swedish home furnishing giant's debut is the direct outcome of less stringent foreign investment norms in India.
  • MK Stalin Leads Tributes To Karunanidhi At Burial Site
    DMK working president M K Stalin, prominent personalities and the general public on Thursday paid homage at the burial site of departed leader M Karunanidhi.
  • Reduce GST On Pan Masala To 5%: Karnataka BJP Unit To Centre
    Karnataka BJP unit today urged the Centre to bring down the GST on pan masala to 5 per cent from the existing 18 per cent and also hike the minimum import price (MIP) of arecanut to Rs 300/kg to save domestic growers reeling under the crisis due to lower prices.
  • Arrivals Stopped At Cochin Airport Due To Rising Water In Periyar River
    The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) stopped the arrival operations today in view of possible inundation in the airport area following a rising water level in the Periyar river.
  • Blue-And-Yellow IKEA Store Opens In Hyderabad, Staff Bonds Over Breakfast
    Before IKEA opened doors to its Instagrammable Hyderabad store, the Swedish furniture giant's first in the country, there was the traditional staff brekkie at its 1,000-seat cafeteria, among India's largest. The co-worker breakfast is in line with the brand's values, including togetherness and team spirit.
  • 22 Dead As Rain Pounds Kerala, Red Alert Sounded For Idukki Reservoir
    Twenty two people have been killed in Kerala in landslides due to heavy rain across the state. The Kochi airport had suspended all arrivals at the international and domestic terminals for two hours this afternoon fearing flooding of the runway after the gates of the Idukki dam was opened today. All incoming flights had been diverted to other destinations; arrivals resumed at 3:05 pm, airport officials told NDTV.
  • TDP To Back Opposition Candidate For Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Post
    The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will back Congress leader BK Hariprasad, the opposition candidate for the election to the post of the Rajya Sabha's deputy chairman, the party said on Wednesday.

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