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Follow news you can trust, not false forwards 20.1.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Have you ever forwarded a message on social media that you found amazing, only to later discover it was false? If you can honestly answer that with a “no”, you are part of a minuscule minority. In an age in which ‘information’ is anything but scarce, a lot of it is also unfortunately false.
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Is Donald Trump’s America a warped version of Gustave Flaubert’s novel ‘Madame Bovary’? 15.1.2020 Scroll.in
We might sympathise with Flaubert’s characters, who exist in an endless vortex of repetition, insincerity and stupidity.
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AGP in a bind over massive anti-CAA stir in Assam 15.1.2020 Rediff: News
The AGP, an ally of the BJP, voted for the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, after Amit Shah's assurance. However, the scale, intensity and, persistence of the anti-CAA protests since then have taken it by surprise.
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Disaster management apps have had limited reach in India. How can this be fixed? 13.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Meanwhile, social media and crowdsourcing have been effective tools in times of crisis.
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Manipur agri varsity unveils weather-resilient paddy varieties 13.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Manipur agri varsity unveils weather-resilient paddy varieties
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Farmers of Banqual area happy with mustard cultivation 11.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Farmers of Banqual area happy with mustard cultivation
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Majuli may disappear entirely by 2040, feel experts 11.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Majuli may disappear entirely by 2040, feel experts
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Unfair Ration Shop 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The State Government is providing huge subsidy on foodgrains sugar, kerosene, salt etc for people of living below the poverty line through the fair price shops under Public Distribution System. The wheat is given to them at Rs.2 per kilogrmame and rice at Rs.3 per kilo and some other items. Few years back there were floods in the capital Bhopal due to permanent construction in nullahs, the Government to minimize the plight of the people ordered free distribution of ration to the flood victims. But even in capital the Suppliers and Government staff mixed huge quantity of soil in the food grains. This malpractice and corruption is still going almost in all the ration shops in the state. The Government is providing subsidy and on the ground such people are getting ration mixed with wastes. The ministers wherever they are on tour should inspect ration shops and ensure proper and pure distribution to the people of Below Poverty Line.
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Abhishek Kapoor, Sara & Sushant’s Kedarnath is on course! 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Friday evening, Sushant Singh Rajput took to social media and posted a team picture with so-star Sara and director, producer Abhishek Kapoor captioning it as Jai Shiv Shambhoo. The trio were all smiles while posing for the click. The lead pair had visited Abhishek at his office located in the suburbs to discuss the second shoot schedule. The film that was much in news earlier is on course with its second schedule that has commenced already, putting all other rumours to rest. Abhishek recently also shared a video clip marking the beginning of the second schedule of ‘Kedarnath’. The video simply shows a Pooja ceremony being conducted to mark the auspicious occasion. Abhishek’s Kedarnath has been creating noise from the time the project was announced. It also marks the debut of the much talked about Sarah Ali Khan. The subject of the film also has been immensely talked about, a love story that is set against the backdrop of the devastating incident of 2013 floods. Abhishek has been amidst shooting the ...
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Sawan Rains 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The 21 states of India are facing heavy rains in the Hindu legendary month of Sawan that started from 17th July. But even before it the north eastern states and West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh faced heavy rains in June-July because the monsoon turf line moved there bypassing Western India. The Madhya Pradesh faced almost dry season in June and early July. Now the Madhya Pradesh is having good heavy rains all over the state. Earlier the people and particularly the farmers were very worried over a long gap in the monsoon rains after initial rains indicating arrival of Monsoon. There were no pre-monsoon rains and gap in Monsoon rains added to worries to State Administration also. The Sheopur district in the Western Madhya Pradesh was hit by the rains as never before. It received 186 millimeter (7.32 inches) rains in 12 hours. It is a bordering district with Rajasthan. It was totally cut off from all side with neighbouring districts of Gwalior, Morena, Shivpuri of Madhya Pradesh and ...
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Crop Conditions 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The delay in monsoon by a fortnight has affected agricultural operations in the country. It is the time for summer crop planting which has gone down by 27 per cent in comparison to usual and last year sowing. Monsoon rains have covered the nation. The Mumbai which is generally lashed by downpour in June is experiencing it now in the July month. It is record break rains there. The weather office has warned the people of Mumbai of very heavy rainfall in coming four days. The people of urban areas are flooded with the news of floods all over and water logging in all the cities and towns. But in the agro sector the situation is different. This year the pre-monsoon rains were very scanty and farmers could not prepare their fields for timely sowing. The farmers start planting the summer crops known as Kharif from June 1 expecting monsoon within few days. But this year it was double hit on farmers and agriculture. There were virtually no pre-monsoon rains and monsoon come late by fortnight. The agricultural ...
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A step towards Humanity 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Teachers have always been the biggest individual forces as well as the torch bearers in every society. They have always been role models in building the nation through their sacrifices as well as creating awareness and responsibility among the entire human civilization. Teachers of St. Paul Sr. Sec. Co-Ed School, Anand Nagar too were prudent enough to exhibit their concern by extending their help towards the recent Kerala Flood Disaster where, nature played have in God’s own hand. Empathizing with the sorrows and sufferings of the flood effected population, Fr. Sebi inspired and encouraged the teaching community to forgo the teachers’ day Lunch Party, thus utilizing that amount towards the Kerala Relief Fund. Thus adding to the noble cause, the teachers along with the students, parents as well as well-wishers came forward contributing an amount of ` 5, 15, 151/- towards the Kerala Chief Minister Relief Fund, which was deposited online. Such philanthropic activities taken ...
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Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Rome, New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 report said on Wednesday. Limited progress is also being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity, putting the health of hundreds of millions of people at risk. Hunger has been on the rise over the past three years, returning to levels from a decade ago. This reversal in progress sends a clear warning that more must be done and urgently if the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger is to be achieved by 2030. The situation is worsening in South America and most regions of Africa, while the decreasing trend in undernourishment that characterized Asia seems to be slowing down significantly. The annual UN report found that climate variability affecting rainfall patterns and agricultural seasons, and climate extremes ...
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Health Hazard 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
After the flood devastation of almost of entire State the Kerala is facing the another calamity of peculiar epidemic of rat fever – leptospirosis. About 200 people are affected and 30 dead so far. Its symptoms are body ache and high fever. The danger of cholera and typhoid are also looming large on Kerala. The saying of miseries never come alone in prevailing in the state. Those who have been brought to relief camps are getting medial help but those who are still away are living at high risk health hazard. Many cattle heads and other creatures like rats, cats, dogs etc. have perished and now its caracas are decaying in mud water. The Government, private organizations and volunteers are there in the state helping the people to overcome the tragedy. But the magnitude of the situation is so wide and deep that it is beyond the capacity of the State Government to deal with it alone. The State has to be rebuilt again. The rehabilitation have to be total in action as nothing has remained in the house. ...
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IAF donates Rs 20 cr to Kerala CM's Disaster Relief Fund 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Thiruvananthapuram, Air Marshal B Suresh, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command of Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday visited Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and handed over a cheque of Rs 20 crore in support of the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the devastating flood. All officers, airmen, enrolled non-combatant and civilians of Indian Air Force across the country have donated their one-day salary to mobilise the amount contributed to the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF) to help the flood-affected people there. As part of its continuous relief operations, RAMT (Rapid Action Medical Team) of IAF from Hindon reached Kerala on August 23 and set up their medical camps at Kuttanad in Alappuzha district. Addressing to the needs and requirements of women and children in distress, AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association) mobilised relief kits from air commands across India to distribute to various relief camps in the ...
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Sarang visits flood-hit areas 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Minister of State Vishwas Sarang visited the flood-hit areas late on Monday night and took stock of the situation. He issued directives to the officials regarding water drainage and conducting relief operations. He distributed food packets among the affected people. Sarang arranged distribution of about 10,000 food packets among affected people. He visited Mahamai ka Bagh, Semra, Dwarka Nagar, Sairam Colony, Ashoka Garden and other affected areas.
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Kerala deluge due to govt failure in maintaining dam's water level: Chennithala 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Thiruvananthapuram, Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday alleged that serious lapses on the part of the State government in maintaining water level at dams resulted in the devastating flood. "The present flood situation is man-made. The Dam shutters were opened without taking necessary preparations," Mr Chennithala alleged at a press conference here. Pointing out that releasing water from Idukki reservoir would be possible only after getting instructions from the state government, Mr Chennithala said that the government ignored the heavy rainfall warnings issued by the met department, even after the water level approaches its maximum storage capacity. Lack of coordination between Electricity and Water resources departments and the greedy approach of the State Electricity Board eyeing monetary gains by maintaining high storage level had resulted in sudden opening of the dam shutters without evacuating people from the banks of rivers, Mr Chennithala ...
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Kerala Devastation 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The devastating flood situation is totally beyond any imagination and the Central Government should declared it as national calamity as it is really so. It is beyond the capacity of the State Government to be deal with such a gigantic catastrophe alone. The Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi after the aerial survey of the flood ravaged state announced Central assistance of Rs.500 crores. The initial assessment is of loss of Rs.25,000 crore. Other states also rushing financial assistance to it. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Central and State police all are pressed into rescue and relief service. Out of 13 districts of 11 districts smashed in very high flood devastation. The Kerala is generally getting heavy rains every year and they are accustomed of it. But this year in mere 17 days it rained 170 per cent more. All the dams are full and to save it from collapse in water pressure as a matter of routine the gates of dam opened. In Kerala it is 170 per cent more rains from the sky and on ground ...
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Modi's flood relief package for Kerala grossly insufficient: Yechury 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Accusing the Central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of snubbing Kerala in its worst hour, Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechruy on Saturday said when the state requires an immediate aid of RS 2000 crore, what Mr Modi has offered is 'insufficient' for urgent rescue and relief work. Expressing his disappointment over the Rs 500 cr financial assistance announced by PM modi, Mr Yechury tweeted, “Kerala has suffered a loss of nearly Rs 20,000 crore in these floods. The state had sought an immediate assistance of Rs 2000 crore from the Centre. What Modi has given is grossly insufficient for urgent rescue, relief and rehabilitation work”. Mr Modi, on Saturday held an aerial survey of the flood affected areas and a high-level review meeting in the state, announced Rs 500 crore as aid, in addition to Rs two lakh rupees ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for seriously injured persons. The deadly floods in Kerala have claimed 324 ...
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PM salutes 'fighting spirit' of flood-hit Kerala people, UAE comes forward to help 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday applauded the 'fighting spirit' of the people of Kerala on the face of unprecedented flood fury while UAE came forward to help the disaster-hit people of the southern state. Stating that the people of Kerala have always been and are still part of "success story in the UAE", Vice President of that country Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has said they have "a special responsibility" to help and support those affected. "UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected. We have formed a committee to start immediately. We urge everyone to contribute generously towards this initiative," Sheikh Mohammed said in a tweet. The committee will be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and will include representatives from the UAE’s humanitarian organisations. The committee will also seek the help of dignitaries of the Indian resident community in the UAE. The president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed grief and extended ...
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