Top developments to watch out for from Kerala today

Key news developments from Kerala to look out for

The unseasonal rains that have set in over Kerala have spelt doom for the paddy farmers of Upper Kuttanad. A panoramic view of dark clouds gathering over the paddy fields of Central Tavencore on Saturday | Photo Credit: LEJU KAMAL

Key news developments from Kerala to look out for

Rain alert in Kerala

IMD declares orange alert in six districts as heavy rains lash Kerala for the second consecutive day. Strong westerlies from the Arabian Sea and heading towards the Southern Peninsula has triggered the current spell. The government has set up a special control room to monitor the weather situation. It has advised coastal fisherfolk against putting their boats out to sea. Emergency and disaster management forces are bracing for tidal surges, landslips, and revenue authorities are on standby to open relief camps. The administration has declared forests, hill resorts and beaches off-limits to weekend holidayers and tourists.

New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Kochi

New Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will address a Twenty20 hosted public meetings in Kochi.

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