Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a Delhi hotel on the night of Jan.17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel as their house was undergoing renovation.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muralidharan stated that there exists no ban on accepting foreign contributions towards Kerala flood relief. “Nobody has said not to accept foreign funds for flood relief”,
'Schools and colleges will remain closed till August 10 due to forecast of heavy rains over the next 2-3 days across the state, flooding in many villages and towns in coastal, central and northwest districts of the state'
Flooding also forced authorities to halt all operations from the Cochin International Airport, the busiest airport in Kerala. The airport, located along the banks of the Periyar river, would be shut until at least 1500 IST (0930 GMT) on Sunday, officials said.
Seasonal monsoon rains from June to September are a crucial lifeline for agrarian Indian society, delivering 70% of the country's rainfall, but they also bring in their wake death and destruction every year.
Security forces have started retrieving mortal remains of people perished in landslides on Friday in Wayanad and Malappuram districts of Kerala as floodwaters recede.
The Consulate General of the UAE in Kerala has issued a travel advisory to UAE citizens already in the state or intending to visit the state to exercise extreme caution in the light of heavy rains, which have caused damaging floods in many areas.