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Kerala News

Dams, barrages in Kerala safe: Report

Thiruvananthapuram: Dams and barrages in Kerala are safe, according to an expert committee that looked into its operation and functions. The committee to study the dams' operations and safety was appointed by the state government after the massive floods that ravaged the state in August. The committee, headed by dam expert Balu Iyer, submitted its report to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday.

National News

Allegations against me false and fabricated: Akbar

New Delhi: Union minister M J Akbar on Sunday rejected allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him by multiple women and threatened to take legal action against them.The Minister of State for External Affairs issued a statement, trashing the allegations, hours after he returned from a trip to Africa.

World News

Israel's Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows'

Jerusalem: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict "very strong blows" on Hamas after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group. "Hamas has apparently not understood the message -- if these attacks do not stop, they will be stopped in another way, in the form of very, very strong blows", Netanyahu said during the weekly cabinet meeting. "We are very close to another type of action which would include very strong blows. If Hamas is intelligent, it will cease fire and