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Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue (10:48) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll due to the devastating rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370, as two more deaths were reported on Sunday with rescue operations continuing in the worst affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur.

Light rains in some parts of Delhi (10:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With light rains in the morning in some parts of the national capital on Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

8.2-magnitude quake strikes off Fiji (08:24)
Suva, Aug 19 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale on Sundat struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the US Geological Survey.

4 children among six killed by lightning in MP (22:56)
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six persons, including four children, were killed on Saturday as lightning struck Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, officials said.

Kerala floods: AAP lawmakers, Ministers to donate one day's salaries (Lead) (20:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all Delhi Ministers, party MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary to help flood-ravaged Kerala, grappling with its worst floods since 1924.

1,500 stranded in flood-hit Kodagu of Karnataka; CM visits affected areas (Lead) (20:08) IANS Photo Service
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday visited the flood-hit Kodagu district in the southern state, where hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains.

Odisha to receive heavy rainfall (19:52)
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall in next three days.

Kerala flood death toll 357, 11 districts still on alert (Second Lead) (18:34) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains.

Haryana announces Rs 10 crore for flood-hit Kerala (18:06) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state would provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to flood-affected people and for rescue operations in Kerala.

Dalai Lama offers aid to flood-hit Kerala (18:04) IANS Photo Service
Dharamsala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and made a donation towards relief and rescue efforts.

AAP lawmakers to donate salary for flood-hit Kerala (16:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all party ministers, MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary for flood-hit Kerala state.

Kerala flood death toll climbs to 196, 11 districts on alert (Lead) (16:16) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Kerala floods climbed to 196 as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday, even as fresh trouble loomed large for authorities due to prediction of more rains, with 11 districts continuing on a red alert.

Excess water released from Himachal dam (15:02)
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday released excess water from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam, as a precautionary measure, resulting in a rise in the water level in the Beas river downstream.

Heavy rain continues to lash Karnataka district (13:46) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Heavy rain leading to landslides and flooding continued to lash Karnataka's Kodagu district, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Saturday.

Kerala floods toll reaches 180, rescue operations continue (13:16) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the floods across Kerala increased to 180 on Saturday with rescue operations continuing at several locations in the rain-ravaged state, authorities said.

PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala (Third Lead) (12:22) IANS Photo Service
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala where hundreds of people have died, lakhs have been rendered homeless and property worth millions of rupees has been destroyed in one of the worst floods and torrential rain in recent history.

Odisha sends fire services team to Kerala (12:10) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday sent a 240-member fire services team to carry out rescue operations in flood-ravaged Kerala.

Rahul urges Modi to declare Kerala floods a national disaster (11:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare the floods in Kerala as a national disaster.

Kerala Floods: Modi begins aerial survey as weather clears (Second Lead) (11:12) IANS Photo Service
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his aerial survey of the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala, after it was initially called off due to bad weather.

SBI contributes Rs 2 cr for flood-hit Kerala (10:44) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) has donated Rs 2 crore for the Kerala flood victims and initiated several other ground-level measures in the deluged state, an official said on Saturday.

Partly cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi (09:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

Kerala floods: Modi's aerial survey called off (Lead) (09:10) IANS Photo Service
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aerial survey to witness the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala was called off on Saturday due to bad weather, state government officials said.

Modi begins aerial survey of Kerala floods (08:32) IANS Photo Service
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took off in a helicopter from here to survey the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala.

Prime Minister arrives in Kerala capital (23:32)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday night to see for himself the rain-battered Kerala and also survey the relief and rescue operations.

Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka's flood-hit district (Lead) (23:26)
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday.

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