Rainfall will also be well distributed across the country, with only the northeastern region forecast to get slightly lower rainfall, the India Meteorological Department said.
Almost 500 advertisers have commenced an advertising boycott against social media giant Facebook in efforts to force the company to take a stronger stance against hate speech.
Most marquee Indian Banks have firmed up capital raising plans in anticipation that bad loans and provisioning requirements will rise once the relief on paying loan dues is lifted end-August.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Kerala government over the coronavirus pandemic, accusing them of suppressing the actual Covid-19 figures in the state. He said Pinarayi government''s attitude was always negative and it messed up the health crisis.Colour of gold is 'red' in Kerala: JP Nadda says Kerala CM's office involved in gold smuggling case
"The bank as of today has a storage of 25 plasma donated by volunteers and 200 are in the list who would donate as and when required," said Dr Shinaz Babu, COVID-19 District Coordinator, Malappuram. It was recently that Nilambur native Ajith Kumar, an officer with the Delhi police, who had tested positive for the virus.
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse than the pandemic, extreme weather conditions around the world are making matters worse.
Analysts believe that the government’s stance to cap ticket prices will affect the sector’s profitability.
Air India’s special international service is getting flak for "exorbitant and arbitrary pricing".
Passengers complain of high fares, website glitches and demand other carriers be allowed to fly scheduled repatriation flights. A Vande Bharat economy class flight ticket from Delhi to Houston starts at ₹1.03 lakh, twice of normal economy class fares. Delhi-Toronto and Delhi-Vancouver tickets are priced at ₹1.07 lakh.
For economies that depend on this foreign income, the outlook for 2020 is bleak.
Weather conditions are "very likely to become favourable from June 1, 2020" for the monsoon onset over the southern state of Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement.
Today, India's app economy is growing very powerfully, but we must not just download apps. It is important also to upload apps from India. I am sure with this new fund, Google will also focus on promoting our startups further,” he said.
Serving at the border, death is a very real danger for Indian soldiers, but at the LAC, the only danger that has persisted since 1975 has been the topography. Avalanches, terrain, the Galwan river valley sees over a hundred casualties every year.
The two main accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair have been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Both the accused will be produced before NIA court in Kochi, Kerala on Sunday. Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair were detained by NIA from Bengaluru, Karnataka on Saturday. Raids were also conducted at the residence of Sandeep Nair.Kerala gold smuggling case: Key accused Swapna Suresh, Sandeep Nair to be produced before NIA court
India should brace for more extreme weather events as the adverse impact of global warming is increasing, as seen by the recent cyclone, which was one of the most fierce storms to strike the eastern coast, and swarms of locusts that are ravaging vegetation.
Referring to the removal of IAS officer M Sivasankar as principal secretary to the Chief Minister and IT Secretary after his name emerged in the case, the senior Congress leader alleged that the action itself speaks about the link of the gold smuggling mafia with the state government.
Customs officials have arrested Malappuram businessman Rameez in Kerala gold smuggling case. Sources say that Rameez's arrest can be the turning point in the case. He is an accused in a previous gold smuggling case of Karipur in 2014. Sources in the customs department say they have some evidence of their involvement in this case and that he needs to be questioned. Earlier, the two main accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair have been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA)Kerala gold smuggling case: Malappuram businessman arrested by Custom officials
Bengaluru: In a major breakthrough in the gold smuggling case in Kerala, the National Investigation Agency has arrested prime accused Swapna Prabha Suresh and her accomplice Sandeep Nair from Bengaluru. Both have been detained from Bangalore along with their family members. They will be produced before the NIA office in Cochin on Sunday. Swapna Suresh is the second accused and Nair is the third accused in the case.Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna Suresh arrested by NIA in Bengaluru
Lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram has been extended for a week to restrict COVID spread. In order to ensure restrictions, police personnel in Thiruvananthapuram are in action. IDs of people are being checked as they move about for their daily chores. Triple-lockdown (more restrictions) has also been imposed in containment zones. Southern state has reported 6,534 confirmed cases so far. Covid-19 in Kerala: Lockdown extended by a week in Thiruvananthapuram
The need for the tents is being felt as the deployment on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is expected to be prolonged as the senior armed forces officers feel that the stand-off is likely to continue at least till September-October timeframe.
On Kerala gold smuggling scam, the Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava said that UAE has been informed regarding this matter. He said, "MEA had kept the Embassy of UAE informed regarding this matter. The UAE mission has extended all cooperation to the Customs Authority in examining this consignment. The matter is presently under investigation."MEA on Kerala gold scam: 'UAE mission extends cooperation to Customs Authority'
Ministry of Home Affairs permits National Investigation Agency to investigate the Thiruvananthapuram Airport Gold smuggling case, as the organised smuggling operation may have serious implications for national security: Spokesperson, MHANational Investigation Agency to probe Kerala gold smuggling case
The row erupted after Thiruvananthapuram’s Air Customs seized a diplomatic bag meant for the UAE consulate on Sunday and found 30 kg gold worth Rs 13.5 crore hidden in pipes, door locks and other items meant for the consulate.
The seizure of 30 kg of gold from a diplomatic consignment at the Trivandrum International Airport has snowballed into a major political controversy in Kerala as the prime suspect of the smuggling racket, Swapna Suresh, a woman who wears many hats, happens to be close to the ruling Left Democratic Front government in the state.
"The data, which is imperative for accurate predictions of weather, has been unavailable to the IMD since a majority of flights are out of operation due to the nationwide lockdown, coupled with staff constraints. It has incorporated a plan for its pilots to report high level wind and temperatures at different stages of a flight as desired by the IMD across all flight operations," IndiGo said.
The removal of Sivasankar comes in the backdrop of the Opposition allegations that the role of a woman, who was earlier employed in the IT department was being investigated in the seizure of 30 kg of gold smuggled through "diplomatic baggage" at the international airport here.
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, a Kerala-based central government institute, has developed the system that would act as a bridge for patients till conventional ventilator is available, a spokesperson of the institute said.
"Usual pre monsoon dormant low yield spell has also began in mid May. Above all, weather is also not in our side. All these put together has brought green leaf output to lower than 35% of the usual level for this season," said Mahendra Bansal, Chairman of Terai Indian Planters Association.
Five months after it began relentlessly chasing the virus, Kerala’s healthcare has reached a delicate pass.
Adani won the bid for Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru, Trivandrum, Jaipur and Guwahati airports.
The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 20 per cent chance that the 1.5 C level will be reached in at least one year between 2020 and 2024. The period is expected to see annual average temperatures that are 0.91 C to 1.59 C higher than pre-industrial averages.
A powerful tornado damaged farms and injured at least two people in western Minnesota on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. The tornado struck at 5:30 p.m. near Dalton. Three farmsteads were hit, and one of those farmhouses was flattened, said meteorologist Vince Godon with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota.Watch: Tornado hits 3 farms in western Minnesota, crosses I-94
"Domestic aviation activities have recently been started after a period of two months. Operators and individuals have a challenge at hand in restarting flying after a prolonged period of non-flying and the associated weather at this time of the year across India," The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in the circular.
The NIA on Friday booked four people, including a key woman suspect, in the sensational case of gold smuggling through a diplomatic baggage in Kerala and opposed her anticipatory bail plea in the high court while the Customs said involvement of higher government officials cannot be ruled out at this stage.
The Kerala State Coir Corporation has brought out coir mats with sanitising solutions that can control the spread of Covid virus indoors through footwear. ``We hit upon the idea when the sales of coir products in the domestic as well as in overseas markets fell sharply due to Covid 19,’’ said Kerala finance minister Thomas Issac.
Last week, customs authorities at Thiruvananthapuram airport seized 30 kgs of gold from a diplomatic bag that was addressed to the consulate of the Gulf nation in the southern state. The gold was allegedly smuggled in a chartered flight.
Many employees are reluctant to travel by public transport due to the fear of community spread of Covid-19 and hence are in search of a suitable accommodation.
Rain lashed out in parts of Delhi on July 05 early morning. Lightning and thunderstorm were also observed which brought a change in weather. It has brought a much-needed relief from the heatwave conditions prevailing in the region. The India Meteorological Department had predicted light showers on Sunday. Heavy rain, thunderstorm lash parts of Delhi-NCR; more expected
Kerala gold smuggling case: CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Narendra Modi asking for a coordinated investigation by Central agencies. He says the truth behind this case should be exposed.Gold smuggling case: Kerala CM writes to PM Modi asking for investigation by Central agencies
Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX's first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. It will be the first time astronauts launch from Florida in nine years and a first for a private company.
Malls, restaurants and places of worship opened in Kerala on Tuesday morning after over two-and half months of Coronavirus induced lockdown. There were very few visitors in the malls and restaurants in the early hours and people preferred takeaways in eateries.
Currently, the national forecaster will offer seven services on the app- current weather, forecast for the coming three hours, forecast for the coming seven days, information about rainfall, tourism forecast, warnings, and alerts about cyclones. These services will be taken from the IMD's official website and bulletins.
The Kerala Forest Department on Friday arrested one person in the killing of a pregnant elephant in Palakkad that has bleeded millions of hearts across the country. The probe team are also checking if the killing last month was the work of illicit liquor brewers who do their job in the forests.Kerala elephant death: One arrested, efforts on to nab more accused
The state had reported 111 postive cases on Friday, the highest single day spike, prompting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to declare the situation as "grim". Vijayan also said the antibody tests would be conducted on a large scale to check if there was any community spread in the state.
Kerala Forest Dept begins probe into the diabolical ‘murder’ of an elephant in Palakkad. The elephant had died on May 27 after she ate the pineapple stuffed with crackers and forest officials said that it died standing in river Velliyar after it suffered an injury in its lower jaw. The elephant was seen standing in the river with her mouth and trunk in the water for some relief from the pain after the explosive-filled fruit exploded in her mouth.Kerala elephant death: Forest Dept begins probe
"Southwest Monsoon has advanced into remaining parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab and thus it has covered the entire country today, the 26th June 2020," the IMD said in its special Daily Weather Report. It said the normal date for monsoon to cover the entire country is 8th July.
Two key accused in the sensational Kerala gold smuggling case were sent to NIA custody for eight days by a special court here on Monday. Considering an application by the investigating agency, the court granted the custody of SwapnaSuresh and Sandeep Nair, arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday.Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA gets 8 days custody of key accused Swapna Suresh, Sandeep Nair
Gold smuggling case: Congress-led UDF to bring no-confidence motion against Left government in Kerala
The Congress-led United Democratic Front on Monday decided to bring in a no-confidence motion against the state government as part of its protest seeking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's resignation alleging that his office was linked to the recent case of gold smuggling through a diplomatic baggage.
Nadda added that the LDF and the Congress-led UDF were two sides of the same coin and asked people to support the BJP. While assembly polls in the State are slated next year, local body polls are scheduled later this year.
Even as India battles the coronavirus pandemic, there is a bit of cheerful news coming in with the onset of monsoon. The southwest monsoon hit Kerala on Monday on its normal date of onset, the IMD said.
The report credits the broader business strategy of Indian SaaS companies — of targeting both enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) across domestic and global markets.
On May 14, the national capital Delhi observed sudden change in weather in the evening. Dust storm and strong winds hit different parts of Delhi on May 14, bringing down the mercury. After which heavy rain and hailstorm were witnessed in parts of Delhi. The current temperature of Delhi is 25 degree Celsius. Heavy rain, hailstorm hit parts of Delhi after sudden weather change
A top forest officer said that another female elephant had met with similar fate in April in Pathanapuram forest range area under Punalur division in Kollam district.
"Kerala is the first state to declare the internet as a fundamental right of the citizen. As part of this, the K-FON project was launched to provide quality internet free of cost to the poor and at affordable rates to others.
For those who do not want to remain faceless during the time of social distancing, some photo studios in Kerala and Tamil Nadu are selling custom-made facemasks. These are facemasks with the lower half of your face printed on it.
NIA informed the Kerala High Court. Making the submission while opposing the anticipatory bail application of Swapna Suresh, who is on the run, the counsel for the Centre and the NIA said she had criminal antecedents and that she was 'involved' in arranging diplomatic papers for the smuggling of the gold seized by the Customs recently.
Dhruva will receive signals from India’s NAVIC group of navigation satellites as well as the US Global Positioning System-based satellites to determine these accurately under all weather conditions.
Food delivery volumes are expected to take a further dent after a delivery staff tested positive for Covid-19.
Radio Pakistan has special Kashmir coverage and a part of its webpage is dedicated to news from Jammu and Kashmir. The state-run Pakistan Television also gives coverage to news from Kashmir and runs special bulletin on the Valley.
The minister pointed out that the hike has been made in special excise duty, which would deny any share of the hike to the states."If it was in normal excise duty, the states would have been eligible for 40% share," he said
In some cases, businesses may, in fact, benefit from this disruption.
IMD has included the regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, which are under Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), as part of its Jammu and Kashmir meteorological sub-division.
Quality of forecasts as meteorological information from aeroplanes has fallen up to 90%.
With effect from today, Doordarshan News and All India Radio will broadcast temperatures and weather reports of Indian towns and cities of Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit, in their prime time news bulletins- at 8:55 and 20:55. This comes a day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) started referring to meteorological sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir as Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad.IMD to now give weather report for PoK, Gilgit; DD News, AIR will broadcast
Temperature and latitude are not associated with the spread of COVID-19 disease, according to a global study that found school closures and other public health measures are having a positive effect on containing the novel coronavirus.
Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed parts of the national capital early on Saturday morning. Earlier today, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that thunderstorm accompanied with rain and gusty winds of speed 30-50 kmph would occur at and adjoining areas of Delhi NCR.Rain lashes parts of Delhi on Saturday morning
According to Google search trends, the search volume for coronavirus in May was half of that in April.
The peak demand crossed the 6,000 MW-mark the previous night for the first time this season and reached 6,193 MW at 10:43 PM, discom officials said. It was 6,214 MW at 3.27 PM on Friday, they said.
Gold smuggling case: Removal of Kerala CM's principal secy establishes corruption charges, says Ramesh Chennithala
Alleging that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was aware of the gold smuggling through diplomatic baggage system, Kerala opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday said that the removal of CM's principal secretary has established that the leveled corruption charges are true. "By removing Sivasankaran, the secretary of the Chief Minister, it has been established that the corruption charges leveled by the opposition are true. I challenge the Chief Minister to refer the case to the CBI so that everything comes to light," Chennithala told ANI. Gold smuggling case: Removal of Kerala CM's principal secy establishes corruption charges, says Ramesh Chennithala
BSES Delhi discoms, BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) said they met the peak power demand of 2720 mw and 1341 mwrespectively. Last year, Delhi’s peak power demand had clocked 7409 mw. In BRPL’s area it was 3211 mw and in BYPL1686 mw.
Announcing the decision after a meeting attended among others by the priest, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran also said a 10-day festival planned to be held from June 19 at Sabarimala has been postponed for the second time. It was to have been held in March this year, but put off due to the coronavirus situation.
30 kg gold sent in diplomatic baggage seized in Kerala; misuse of immunity by syndicate suspected: Customs
Some 'scamsters' suspected to be members of a "certain syndicate" had been nabbed and investigations were on while the person in whose name the consignment was sent was cooperating in the probe, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.
The report analyses various cyberattacks within India during the pandemic and reveals that threat actors targeted the States with COVID-19-themed attacks aimed at exploiting user trust.
‘We are savages’: Rohit Sharma heartbroken over the killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala, says no animal deserves cruelty
Rohit Sharma had batted for safety of elephants in 2014, in association with PETA.
The Hague-headquartered Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal has upheld the conduct of the Indian authorities in the Enrica Lexie case in which the marines were accused of killing the two Indian fishermen and said New Delhi was entitled to get compensation in the case.
Nearly 52 per cent of debt is in sectors expected to be in moderately resilience category, such as automobile manufacturers, power generators, roads and construction.
It was on March 17 and March 18 that no fresh cases had been reported.
A veteran footballer of the Malabar region, Hamsakoya had played for Maharashtra state in Santosh Trophy matches besides playing for popular football clubs, the Mohan Bagan and Mohammedan Sports Club. A former player of Calicut University football team, Hamsakoya had also played for the national team in the Nehru Trophy.
A former minister has suggested that the location where the elephant died, a minor river on the Malappuram side of the border between Palakkad and Malappuram districts, meant that the Muslim-majority nature of Malappuram was responsible for the event, ignoring the forest-field frontier in Palakkad.
The delay in the onset, however, will not have any implications over the weather office’s earlier prediction of 100% normal monsoon rainfall in the country this year, with 61% chance at normal or above normal rainfall.
Not in Indian culture to feed firecrackers and kill: Prakash Javadekar on elephant's death in Kerala
Tweeting about the incident that has taken social media by the storm, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government will not leave any stone unturned to bring the culprit to book.
The CM added that the State Government will try to bring together the banks and industries to make effective interventions that will benefit the entire economy.
The incident took place on May 27 while the elephant was standing in water and forest officials said that it died standing in river Velliyar after it suffered an injury in its lower jaw.
Citing a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report, President Donald Trump on Thursday (local time) said that coronavirus has a less chance of surviving in a warm and humid environment as opposed to cold and dry weather where it stays put.
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning. Liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday, 30th May.SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather, rescheduled for 30th May
The two indices will only be representative indices of rainfall in the country and won’t be available for trading.
The flight would have marked the first time a private company sent humans into orbit.
Indoor shooting of films will be allowed with a maximum participation of 50 people and following strict health precautionary measures, while for television shoots only upto 25 people would be allowed, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Nearly 50 doctors and 100 nurses from Kerala will be in Mumbai in the next few days, said Kumar, who has already reached here along with two other doctors.
25 vehicles parked at a jewellery showroom in Kozhikode were gutted down in a massive fire. No casualties have been reported so far.Kerala: Massive fire at a shop in Kozhikode, 25 vehicles parked gutted down
"#JUSTIN Southwest #Monsoon2020 finally arrived on the mainland of India, #Monsoon arrived on Kerala before the actual onset date. All the onset conditions including rainfall, OLR value, wind speed, are met. Finally, the 4-month long festival begins for Indian. #HappyMonsoon (sic)," the private forecaster tweeted.
The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to settle at 37 and 22 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The norms and standards for home isolation care along with use of oximeters have also helped to keep a check on asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients without burdening the hospital infrastructure, the Union health ministry said in a statement.
The company expects the business to see recovery by the beginning of the next fiscal.
“In India, the Kerala model has been considered the most suitable (to tackle Covid-19) and they have followed WHO’s protocol of test, trace, isolate and support to form and implement a strategy,” Kidwai’s letter to all district magistrates and chief medical officers said.
The Supreme Court Monday upheld the rights of the Travancore royal family in the administration of historic Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, considered to be one of the richest temples in the country. It set aside the Kerala High Court's 2011 verdict which had directed the state government to set up a trust to take control of management and assets of the temple. A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit said that as an interim measure, the District Judge of Thiruvananthapuram will head an administrative committee to manage the temple's affairs.Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple to be managed by Travancore royal family: Supreme Court
The sprawling temple, an architectural splendour in granite, was rebuilt in its present form in the 18th century by the Travancore Royal House which had ruled southern Kerala and some adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu before integration of the princely state with the Indian Union in 1947.
Completion of the 150-km Tanakpur-Pithoragarh stretch of the chardham all-weather road project will be delayed by nearly six months due to the shortage of labourers amid the ongoing lockdown, an official said on Thursday.
Cyclone Nisarga, which intensified to a severe cyclonic storm early on Wednesday morning, made landfall at the Maharashtra coast just south of Alibaug between 12:30pm to 3:30pm. It carried wind speeds of 102 kmph, per the IMD.
To purchase liquor, one needs to book a slot in the virtual queue through the BevQ app. Users receive an e-token to book the time slot to visit the nearest outlet and this would reduce crowds.