Thiruvananthapuram: Ater battling worst rains in last 100 years, Kerala is now fighting back to return to normalcy. Phone connectivity has been restored in 90 per cent of the state and there is enough fuel and animal fodder, the authorities said after a meeting. The state which is now staring at diseases due to mosquito infestation, especially in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The Union home ministry has declared the flood a "calamity of severe nature".
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#United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered financial assistance of Rs 700 crores.
#Kerala government calls for an all-party meeting over flood situation in the state at 4 pm today in Thiruvananthapuram.
#The train services which had collapsed following the incessant downpour in Kerala, have been partially restored. The train services in Kayankulam-Kottayam- Ernakulam and Palakkad-Shoranur-Kozhikkode sections have been resumed.
#Tripura govt has today announced to donate Rs 1 crore to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. We are willing to extend maximum help in accordance with our financial condition: CM Biplab Kumar Deb.
#223 people lost their lives between August 8-20. 6 people died today. Centre said they'll make all necessary requirements available to us but in today's situation what is most needed is the necessary help, equivalent to the total damages caused so far: Kerala CM.
#Central govt should declare it as a national calamity. It is the responsibility of everyone to restore normalcy in Kerala: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu.
#India stands with Kerala in this hour of need. Central Govt is exempting basic customs duty and IGST for the consignments of aid and relief materials being dispatched or imported from abroad for the affected people, tweets Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
#Jamia teachers to donate one day salary to the flood-affected people of Kerala: Jamia Teachers’ Association.