District panchayat aid for renal patients

Scheme to support those whose annual income is less than ₹3 lakh The Ernakulam district panchayat has formulated a scheme to provide financial support to patients requiring dialysis. The scheme envisages supporting those whose annual income is less than ₹3 lakh. District panchayat president Ullas Thomas said that the scheme has been included in the […]


Collector comes to the aid of impoverished daughter, mother

Their plight was highlighted in a video circulated by a voluntary organisation The district administration in Vellore has come forward to provide housing and other facilities to an impoverished woman and her elderly mother, whose plight was highlighted in a video circulated by a voluntary organisation. In the video, the impoverished woman, in her mid-forties, […]


Legal Aid Clinic conducted

Legal Services Authority would always be ready to stand with the victims in acid attack cases in securing medical, legal and monetary help, said Senior judge and City Civil Court Legal Services Authority Secretary K. Murali Mohan. He was speaking at a legal awareness camp organised by LSA at Legal Aid Clinic in Filmnagar community […]


Pact for German aid for Rebuild Kerala to be signed today

Second tranche of funds to be made available through German Development Bank KfW Agreement will be signed on Friday for the second tranche of financial aid being extended by Germany to the Rebuild Resilient Kerala Initiative (RKI) through the German Development Bank KfW. Official sources said that like the first tranche of the €170 million […]


Legal aid camp to help pilgrims

Legal aid camps have been set up at Natham and Palani by the District Legal Service Authority to create legal awareness among pilgrims and help them in case they need any legal help. Principal District Sessions Judge Jamuna inaugurated the camp at Natham on Thursday in the presence of Judicial Magistrate Sarathraj. They distributed reflecting […]


Odisha seeks ₹5,200 cr. for cyclone relief

State govt. holds meeting with NDMA The Odisha government has sought early release of ₹5,200 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund for carrying out rehabilitation in areas ravaged by Cyclone Fani. A State government team, led by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, on Thursday held a meeting with a National Disaster Management Authority delegation […]


With little govt. aid, flood victims still in deep waters

A number of flood victims at Valiyathuruthu still live in rented houses while others make do in damaged houses Valiyathuruthu in Kainakary grama panchayat was the first to experience the pain of the floods that ravaged Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala, last year. Now, almost a year on and the next southwest monsoon round […]


Fishing holiday begins in Prakasam

IMD prediction of near normal monsoon brings cheer to fisherfolk Fishermen lined up their motorised crafts and mechanised boats on the shore as the two-month closed season came into effect from the wee hours of Monday. Fishing operations using mechanised and motorised boats in the Bay of Bengal off the Prakasam coast have been banned […]


Facebook unveils hubs to aid start-ups

Facebook on Tuesday launched ‘Facebook Hubs’ at 20 locations in India to support the start-up ecosystem in the country. “These hubs will help foster innovation and support for the community by hosting mentor hours and trainings, workshops, roundtable discussions, across,” Satyajeet Singh, head of Product Partnerships, Facebook India and South Asia said. For this initiative, […]


US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

The US military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. Three scheduled Air Force C-17 cargo planes that took off from Homestead Air Reserve […]