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Kerala: The government of Kerala had described the crisis as one of the worst in decades.  As "extremely grave" and rescue operations are underway to help thousands, who remain trapped by floodwaters.

According to the sources, with the death toll rising to 324 and around 223139 people living in 1500 plus relief camps across the states, a red alert is sounded in 13 Kerala districts. The centre on Thursday deployed, all the three wings of armed forces in a massive rescue operations.

North and central Kerala has been worst hit by the floods.  Cohin airport hjad been shut till Saturday, as the situation in the state got worsened.

According to the sources, the chief minister Vijayan said 164 people died in the state, more than 100 died in the last 36 hours. PM Modi had a telephonic communication with CM Pinarayi Vijayan and will visit Kerala to take a stock on the worst flood of the century.

Some Major points:

*- CM VIjayan tweeted red alert in 13 districts "Alert: all districts apart from Kasargod are under red alert... heavy rains may affect these 13 districts. Everyone please be cautious,".

*- Alarming situation aroused in Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Pathanamthitta. Where roads were completely submerged into water. The water is now started to enter the relief camps.

*- Though the MeT office had alerted the states, but thye intensity of rain is observed low.

*- 12 more teams of NDRF had been sent to Kerala. Altogether 35 teams will reach to the state till evening.

*- Domestic airlines have asked to keep a check on fares of the flight operating to and from Kerala. Telecom operators hav announced free calls and data uses for a week in Kerala.



New Delhi: The mortal remains of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee being taken from BJP HQ to Smriti Sthal for the funeral. The leaders from around the nation, including the Prince of Bhutan and other dignetaries paid tribute to the legendary politician.

The huge crowd followed the mortal of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee being taken to Smriti Sthal, on Friday Afternoon.


New Delhi: The BJP Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last at AIIMS in New Delhi on Thursday evening. The mortal of Former PM was brought to his residence late on Thursday night, where several political dignateries paid homage to the BJP co founder.

On Friday morning, the mortal of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was brought to BJP headquarter, in order that general public could be able to pay tribute, between 9am to 1pm. From where the final journey of Atal ji would begin.

Huge crowd gathered outside the BJP head quarter, to attend the funeral of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpeyee.

New Delhi:  The vteran politician, the Former PM and Statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday evening due to prolonged illness in AIIMS, New Delhi. On Friday the mortal of Fomer PM was brought to BJP HQ ao that the general public could attend his last rites. 

According to the sources, as a mark of respect, many states declared a public holiday on Friday. All school, collegues and government offices remained closed on August 17th in states like Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Odissa, Bihar, Jharkhand,Haryana, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.


Atalji was one of the most charismatic leader, who led the nation through several crises. Several states declared a seven days condolence, to pay tribute to the veteran politician.

New Delhi: The Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's immortal will be kept at BJP headquarters for the general public to pay tribute, from 9am to 1pm on Friday, following which the final journey of the Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee would begin. The Former PM will be accorded with the state funerall at around 4pm at smriti sthal in the national capital.

The political leaders across the nation visited to pay tribute to his last rites.






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