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Kerala rains: University postpones exams, schools shut

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    Kochi, July 16: Heavy rains pounded Kerala on Monday disrupted normal life with more rainfall predicted till Wednesday, weather officials said.

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    Thiruvananthapuram-based Kerala University has postponed all its examinations scheduled from today to July 21. All educational institutions in eight of the 14 districts were closed on Monday.

    Press Trust of India reported educational institutions in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathnamthitta, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts are closed today as district collectors declared a holiday due to heavy rains.

    "All the examinations of University of Kerala scheduled on 16-07-2018 have been postponed to 21-07-2018," said a statement from Kerala University.

    Kerala University caters to the demands of students from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathnamthitta and Alapuzha districts.

    The worst affected districts include Alappuzha, Idukki, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kottayam, Kollam and Kochi.

    Rail and road traffic were also hit in various parts of Kerala today due to waterlogging as heavy rains became active again in the state.

    It has been raining in several districts for the past 36 hours and as a result more than 3,000 people have been rehabilitated in relief camps.

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