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How landless villagers got their land decades ago before Kerala landslides took it away

The royal family of Nilambur Kovilakkam had given away 1,000 acres of land to the landless tribals, which was officially handed over by Jawaharlal Nehru on December 27, 1955.

Did Kochi Metro yard construction on paddy fields cause surrounding homes to flood?

About hundreds of houses at Choornikkara gram panchayat near Aluva were flooded in the recent rains, forcing about 400 residents to shift to relief camps.

Autistic child allegedly sexually abused by Kerala teacher, school gets defensive

A case has been registered against the teacher, who is absconding.

Doctors caution against fungal infections at relief camps post Kerala floods

While many adults had skin infections between toes, children have been showing signs of invasive fungal infections such as respiratory infections.

Meet 'Eli Kutty', American woman on Instagram who's learning and teaching Malayalam

Elizabeth decided to use Instagram to learn Malayalam and get feedback from Malayalis, when she found no other resource to pick up the language.

Kerala rains: No cancellation of Onam examinations, says general education dept

The Director of General Education Jeevan Babu said that all students who lost their school books will receive new ones by Aug 19.

Their homes destroyed by landslides, many in Kerala relief camps have nowhere to go

While in Kavalappara, a decision on finding shelters for the people in camps has not yet been taken, the government is trying to shift flood victims to schools and other government buildings in Puthumala.

How fake news unfairly branded Omanakuttan, helper at Kerala relief camp, as a cheat

Omanakuttan had collected Rs 70 to pay off an auto rickshaw in which rice was brought for the camp, but unverified reports had first led to him being suspended.

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 113, nearly 1.3 lakh people still in relief camps

Meanwhile, the search operations for people reported missing after the massive landslides in Kavalappara and Puthumala continue.

Church tells Sister Lucy to leave convent, refuses compensation for years of service

The church also shamelessly adds that though it is entitled to Sister Lucy's salary over the years, it will not demand for it.