23
Wednesday
May 2018
10:52 AM IST
News Headlines
Anti-Sterlite protest: 11 killed in police firing in Thoothukudi        No charges for cancelling flight tickets within 24 hours of booking: Aviation Ministry proposal        Gowda says he is not opposed to Shivakumar being made minister        For the first time in 226, woman to lead the NYSE        Now, it's India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank        Afghanistan blast: 16 killed, 38 wounded in southern Kandahar province        SBI Q4 loss at Rs 7,718 crore as NPA provisions jump        Faf du Plessis shines as CSK beat SRH to enter seventh final        Emery set to succeed Wenger as Arsenal boss - reports        Venezuelan Prez Nicolas Maduro wins re-election        Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Review Of Verdict In Judge Loya Death Case        BJP now down to 272 Lok Sabha seats from 2014 tally of 282        Modalities of Government Formation in Karnataka Finalised, Says HD Kumaraswamy        PNB fraud: ED attaches Nirav Modi’s properties worth Rs 171 cr        CSK and SRH lock horns in Qualifier 1 for spot in IPL 2018 final        Belgium leave out Nainggolan for World Cup        Presence of Nipah virus confirmed in Kerala        Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes        Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'        Delhi knock Mumbai out with a thrilling 11-run win        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Main News
Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala government announces Rs 20 lakh for kin of deceased fishermen
 
(THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Dec 06, 2017):The cabinet on Wednesday cleared a comprehensive rehabilitation package for the victims of Cyclone Ockhi, which includes Rs 20 lakh compensation for the kin of the deceased fishermen and Rs 5 lakh each for fishermen who were grievously injured.

Terming the cyclone Ockhi calamity as ''extraordinary'' and ''unprecedented,'' CM Pinarayi Vijayan, announcing the details of package, said that the compensation amount was meant for finding alternate employment for the affected families. Every adult and child in the fishermen families that was prevented from going to work due to the cyclone would be paid Rs 60 per day and Rs 45 per day respectively for seven days.

The free rations announced by the state government for the fishermen families would be extended for a full month, he said. Fishermen who lost equipment in the cyclone such as boats and nets would be adequately compensated. The cabinet has cleared a proposal for providing free education and vocational training to the children of the fishermen who died in the sea. The government also plans to provide financial assistance to the fishermen families that were evacuated to relief camps due to the cyclone.

A panel consisting of additional chief secretary (revenue) and principal secretary (fisheries) has been formed for making timely revisions in the package. Another panel consisting of the additional chief secretaries and principal secretaries for revenue, home and fisheries has been constituted to provide adequate compensation to fishermen who cannot be traced by making the necessary amendments to the legal procedures, the chief minister said.

Search operations saved 2600

CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that the search and rescue operations launched on November 30, the day the cyclone struck, had succeeded in saving the lives of nearly 2600 people, including 1130 Keralites. ''The rescue operation itself was carried out on an unprecedented scale in the deep sea. The government expresses its gratitude to the defence agencies for leading the rescue operations,'' he said. ''That the people of Kerala stood as one in this endeavour should be specially noted,'' he said.

Official figure: 92 missing

CM Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday that, as per official statistics, 92 fishermen were still missing in the sea. Claims made by the Latin Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram and other groups that more men are missing will be examined. The Latin Church had claimed on Tuesday that 201 men were still stranded in the sea. Of the, 108 men had gone out in small boats.


Anti-Sterlite protest: 11 killed in police firing in Thoothukudi
Presence of Nipah virus confirmed in Kerala
Facing defeat, Yeddyurappa quits; Kumaraswamy to be sworn-in on Monday
SC orders floor test today, row over pro-tem speaker
Karnataka fate hangs in balance as BJP falls short of majority, Cong-JD(S) join hands
Shashi Tharoor named in Sunanda Pushkar death charges
Indonesia's 'militant' family attacks churches, 13 killed
Karnataka polls: 11 per cent polling in first two hours
Vitriol-filled campaign for Karnataka poll ends
U.S. pulls out of Iran nuclear deal
Squall, dust storm hit Delhi
Sensex extends gains, climbs 181 pts on global cues
5 militants including professor gunned down in Kashmir; 5 civilians killed in clashes
Routine inspection finds crack in Kerala Express coach
Govt wants cess on sugar, GST Council delegates power to GoM
Twitter urges users to change 'unmasked' passwords
Karnataka BJP manifesto released, reaches out to farmers
National Film Awards recipients to skip ceremony because Prez to give only 11 awards
Any ID proof sufficient for new mobile connections: Govt
Sensex turns negative on weak Asian cues, profit-booking
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel  
Kerala Karshaka Jadha Opens to a Great Beginning / Video
Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
For the first time in 226, woman to lead the NYSE
 (New York, May 22, 2018):The New York Stock Exchange for the first time in its 226-year histo
Now, it's India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank
Afghanistan blast: 16 killed, 38 wounded in southern Kandahar province
Venezuelan Prez Nicolas Maduro wins re-election
NATIONAL NEWS
No charges for cancelling flight tickets within 24 hours of booking: Aviation Ministry proposal
 (New Delhi, May 22, 2018):In a comforting piece of news for air passengers, the government on
Gowda says he is not opposed to Shivakumar being made minister
Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Review Of Verdict In Judge Loya Death Case
BJP now down to 272 Lok Sabha seats from 2014 tally of 282
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.