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Flood waters recede as relief operations continue across 5 states, death toll rises to 241

Kerala became the worst-hit state as rain-related incidents claimed 111 lives. Rajasthan is on red alert with more rains expected.
People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi | PTI

Heavy rains claim 76 lives in Kerala, over 2 lakh seek refuge in camps

An 'orange' alert has been issued in six districts of Kerala warning people to prepare for extreme weather which may threaten life and property.

PM Modi yet to address flood victims and the ‘most dreaded’ hours of the Congress

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File photo | A view of houses submerged in water following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains in Kerala | PTI Photo

Kerala rains claim 42 lives with more than a lakh people in relief camps

Many are still feared trapped under debris following major landslides in Wayanad and Malappuram districts.

Kerala’s war with water is slipping out of control

Kerala is staring at a crisis of safe drinking water and everyone from the governments to the citizens will need to step up to address this.
People being rescued from flood-affected regions in Kochi | PTI

Kerala govt is to blame for flood devastation, says JNU survey

From not informing people in time to not replacing faulty detection equipment, a series of govt errors resulted in the large-scale devastation in Kerala.
Image of flooded Cochin airport | By special arrangement

It’s time airports began evaluating the risks of flooding

Several airports around the world are built on low lying marshes with flat, undeveloped land.
Tibetan children point to places in India where they lived as refugees | John Moore/Getty Images

Displacements and denouements: Who are the Indians seeking asylum?

Most asylum requests from India appear to come from Punjab, Haryana, and Gujarat.

Meetings with hero fishermen on agenda as Rahul Gandhi starts two-day Kerala trip

The Congress president will also interact with survivors at relief camps in the flood-ravaged state.

On Camera

Empty Sheikh Zayed Road during lockdown in Dubai | Bloomberg

What ails Arab economies is older than Covid-19

Dependence on oil and natural-gas exports and an over-reliance on Europe and US as trade partners have made it difficult for the region's integration into the world economy.
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Bengaluru-based startup FreshToHome raises $121 million from investors, including US govt

FreshToHome is one of the largest players in the $94 billion Indian fish and meat market, processing some 1.5 million orders a month and about $85 million in annual sales.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.