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Madikeri, Aug 19: The magnitude of devastation owing to floods and landslides following torrential rains in Kodagu district is yet to unfold fully as thousands of people are staying away from their houses.

According to officials, at least 13 villages in the district have been completely destroyed in the rain. There are conflicting reports on the number of deaths,...

Doha, Aug 19: Qatar Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has allocated 5 Million Dollar (approximately Rs 35 Crore) for the relief of victims of a flood caused by recent rains and monsoon in Kerala state. The allocated amount will also assist in sheltering of those who lost their homes due to natural calamity.

The devastating floods in...

Kochi, Aug 19: Indian Navy's Operation Madad has been further scaled up to meet the increasing requests for rescue from more parts of flood-hit Kerala.

Southern Naval Command (SNC) rescue teams have been augmented by Gemini boats, divers and other resources from both Eastern and Western Naval Commands of the Indian Navy.

Meanwhile, relief materials are being loaded...

Bengaluru, Aug 19: Coming from a family where one's grandfather is the ex-Prime Minister of India and one's father is the current Chief Minister of Karnataka, one would assume that it would be natural for one to pursue politics. But, Nikhil Kumar, son of HD Kumaraswamy and grandson of HD Deve Gowda, chose to take on films first.

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Madikeri/Sullia, Aug 18: Heavy rain leading to landslides and flooding continued to lash Karnataka’s Kodagu district, even as chief minister HD Kumaraswamy toured the flood-hit areas on Saturday.

"Rains have been causing massive damage in Kodagu. The state officials, along with Indian Army troops, Navy divers are carrying out rescue and relief operations on war-footing," Kumaraswamy told reporters here....

Mangaluru, Aug 18: Exhorting the Muslims to refrain from extravagance and lavishness during upcoming Eid-ul-Adha (Bakrid), a senior Islamic scholar of coastal Karnataka has urged them to generally contribute to the needy and stranded people in Kerala and Kodagu that are devastated by heavy rains.

Muslims in coastal Karnataka will observe Eid-ul-Adha on August 22. Even though...

Kochi, Aug 18: A woman refused to leave her flooded house in Kerala without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.

The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived for a last-gasp rescue, said Sally Varma of Humane Society International....

Bengaluru, Aug 18: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood and landslide affected areas of Kodagu.

Earlier in the day, the Karnataka Chief Minister conducted a press briefing and said that over one thousand security personnel are involved in rescue operation of those affected by torrential rains in the state.

He said,...

Kodagu, Aug 18: Rescue operations in the rain-battered Kodagu district will be over by evening, informed district in-charge minister Sa Ra Mahesh on Saturday.

He also informed that Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will visit Kodagu today to review the flood situation in the district.

"Rescue operations will be over by evening. Chief Minister will visit Kodagu today...

Mangaluru, Aug 18: Central Crime Branch sleuths of Mangaluru city police have arrested five persons allegedly involved in selling cocaine.

The police have seized nine grams of cocaine, worth around Rs. 50,000, Rs 1.02 lakh in cash, three cars and seven mobile phones from them.

The accused have been identified as Vijesh Kumar, 34, of Manjeshwar, Nitin, 35,...