Kerala's worst-affected Idukki district continued to reel under the impact of unprecedented floods today even as fresh rains were reported from several other parts of the state.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today made an aerial survey of two rain-ravaged districts of Kerala and said the situation in the state was "very serious".
Vijayan is undertaking an aerial survey of flood-ravaged districts of the state which have been pounded by heavy rains since the past few days.
The Centre today assured the Kerala government of all possible help in rescue and relief operations in the wake of rains and floods, which so far have claimed 26 lives in the state.
Although Kerala got some relief due to lesser showers pounding it than has been over the last two days, the death toll rose to 27.
The state government has also agreed to release 75,000 cusecs of water from Kabini reservoir in Mysuru districts to tackle the flash floods.
The toll in rain-related deaths in Kerala touched 20 as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan postponed Saturday's annual Nehru boat race in Alappuzha in view of heavy showers forecast.
The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) stopped the arrival operations today in view of possible inundation in the airport area following a rising water level in the Periyar river.
A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took stock of the situation after the water level touched 2395.90 feet.
Heavy rains pounded Kerala on Monday disrupting normal life with more rainfall predicted till Wednesday, weather officials said.
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Bank guarantees have lapsed and Aircel wants Airtel to pay the money
Alleged that Airtel is trying to usurp the sum
Aircel says without the money it may get liquidated
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JET AIRWAYS CLARIFIES
Co planning $400 Mn stake sale is speculative in nature
Jet Auditor BSR may quit if issues are not resolved is factually incorrect
Have been pro-actively working on multiple revenue enhancements
Evaluating various funding options to meet liquidity requirements on priority
Relationship with Etihad Airways very strong
No delays in discharging any loan obligations to any of the lenders
Default status in tabular statement only due to technical errors, rectified now
Clarifies that reports of stake sale are purely speculative
Also Clarifies that rumors of auditor quitting if issues not solved are factually incorrect
Seeks lenders help in bid to avoid default
Airline wants waiver of loan covenant on existing debt facility of $185mn
Co has to repay or refinance at least $500mn of existing debt to avoid default
Told lenders it won’t be able to meet min $50mn profit condition for FY19
Consortium of lenders yet to decide on Jet’s request
Airline’s total debt was Rs 9430 Cr as on 31st March 18
NSE TO JET AIRWAYS
Have noticed a difference in your responses dated August 9 & 10
Clarify whether mgmt extension from audit committee as per Aug 10 response
Or did Audit Committee not recommend results to board as per Aug 9 response?
In Aug 10 response, details of "Certain Matters Not Closed" not provided
Provide exact reasons for which audit committee has not approved results
Again ask you to give us date when board meet to consider results will be held