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Category: Floods2009
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 02:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How the massive floods triggered a wave of action 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
The devastating Chennai floods in 2015 that brought to the fore the negligence of waterbodies highlighted the need to create a dialogue on water in urban spaces through the ‘Embrace Our Rivers’ initi...
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Lambadas stay away from Keslapur Darbar 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Authorities nonplussed over nature of petitions submitted by Adivasis
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NDRF trains over 55 lakh people for emergencies 19.1.2018 General News
The NDRF has trained over 55 lakh people across the country in order to better prepare the population against man-made or natural emergencies and build better preparedness against disasters. The force had rescued 4,000 human lives in several operations in 2017, NDRF Director General (DG) Sanjay Kumar said on the occasion of the forces' 13th Raising Day today. "We have started familiarisation exercises, school safety programmes and mock exercises in which over 55.5 lakh people have sensitised by the force till now," he said. The National Disaster Response Force will increase these public outreach activities in the coming times, Kumar said. "In 2017, the force responded to 447 operations in the form of floods, landslides, boat capsize, train accident and building collapse. We rescued 4,000 human lives and evacuated 1 lakh people to safer places," he said. Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director Rajiv Jain, who was the chief guest at the event, said the force has demonstrated ...
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56% smart cities prone to floods: Report 19.1.2018 Sify Finance
As much as 56 per cent of smart cities are prone to floods which are responsible for 77 per cent of all disasters in India, a report said on Friday.
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56% smart cities prone to floods: Report 19.1.2018 General News
As much as 56 per cent of smart cities are prone to floods which are responsible for 77 per cent of all disasters in India, a report said on Friday.
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PLANET grows bigger 19.1.2018 Hindu: News
The focus of the third edition of Perungudi Lake Festival is to create a wider volunteer base to support similar initiatives to protect other waterbodies across Chennai. A resident presents the story of a lake
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National award for caretaker of Puzhuthivakkam crematorium 19.1.2018 Hindu: News
By choosing to be the caretaker of a crematorium, she has taken the road less travelled. Inspired by her example, a few other women staff at Indian Community Welfare Organisation have taken charge of other crematoriums
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Inspected 19.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Inspected
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Venkaiah Naidu unveils 12-point agenda to spur agricultural growth 19.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said farmers are finding agriculture as an unattractive profession because of low and stagnated income and productivity. “The agrarian distress is character...
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Floods top the natural disasters list 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
A joint report by SEEDS and Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) claims that floods top the list of natural disasters since 2000, with 56% of smart cities falling in high flood risk districts. In the SEEDS-CRED report titled Decoding the Monsoon Floods - had analysed disaster data from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Myanmar between 2000 and 2017. The report reveals that more than 2200 cities and towns in India are located in districts which have witnessed at least 11 floods in the last 18 years. One of the findings states that 56% of Indias planned smart cities fall in districts reporting a high number of flood events, signifying the scale of investments that need to be secured against future risks, according to a press statement released on Friday. Dr. Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Mentor, SEEDS, said, "Since 2000, India has faced 215 flood events. This accounts for 77% of all disaster events. Assam is the most flood prone state, with areas like Lakhimpur reporting over 30 flood ...
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Odisha institute to train people on rescuing disaster victims 19.1.2018 General News
Odisha government would establish an institute for training people on how to rescue victims of natural disasters such as tsunamis, cyclones and floods. The State Institute of Disaster Management (SIDM), to be set up at Gothapatna here, will also conduct research activities related to disaster management, an officer of the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) said. Personnel of the fire brigade, the police, civil defence and volunteers who are engaged in rescue operations in the event of natural disasters would be given training at SIDM, said OSDMA Commissioner-cum-Secretary and Managing Director, B P Sethi. The decision to set up the institute was taken at the Governing Body meeting of OSDMA yesterday, under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A P Padhi. Odisha has been a victim of several natural disasters during the course of the last few decades, including the Super Cyclone of 1999. Another project, the Early Warning Dissemination System, is almost in ..
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In pics: Deadly storm Friederike kills 6, thousands stranded in Europe 19.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Germany halted all long-distance rail traffic for at least a day, while numerous domestic flights were scrapped as hurricane-force winds lashed the country
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‘Youth keen on pitching in to save the environment’ 19.1.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Surge in interest in saving waterbodies observed but sustaining momentum is a challenge, says activist
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I chase my characters, not my actors: Abhishek Kapoor 18.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Abhishek Kapoor successfully launched Farhan Akhtar and Sushant Singh Rajput as film actors. The director, whose next movie "Kedarnath" will mark Sara Ali Khan's debut, says he chases his characters instead of actors.
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Flood-damaged Sattra restored in West Bengal 18.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Flood-damaged Sattra restored in West Bengal
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Bangla border sealing unlikely by year-end 18.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Bangla border sealing unlikely by year-end
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Top 20 aggregate attendances in Europe in 2016/17 revealed 17.1.2018 Premier League
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JK's economic recovery has begun, revival to follow: Drabu 17.1.2018 General News
Wide-ranging fiscal and welfare measures announced in the Jammu and Kashmir budget are aimed at setting its sluggish economy on the path of revival and recovery, state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said today. "It took this government three years to restore the rotten fiscal system, put in place a sustainable public expenditure policy and set the states economy on the path of steady recovery and revival," Drabu said while winding up the discussions on the budget proposals in the Legislative Council. He said the state has landed in a serious fiscal crisis because of various reasons like protracted political turmoil, 2014 floods, 2016 disturbances, demonetisation and GST. "When I talk of fiscal crisis, let me make it clear, I am not talking about the government finances, but the entire economic system involving every section of the society," he said. The only way to set the state's economy on the recovery path is to enhance autonomous public expenditure, which is the ...
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JK: Oppn walks out from assembly after speaker claims security 17.1.2018 General News
Opposition National and Congress members today staged a brief walkout from the assembly as MLAs, cutting across party lines, raised the issue of breach of privileges and protocol of speaker Kavinder Gupta and demanded government's intervention. National Conference and Congress MLAs walked out of the House for a few minutes after Gupta revealed how his security protocol was breached and was still waiting for a report from the authorities concerned. "We walked out in support of the speaker and for our rights," Congress legislature party leader Nawag Rigzin Jora said. Amid sloganeering against the government and in support of the speaker, the opposition took the decision after several members, including both from the PDP and BJP, speaking on the discussion of grants, raised the issue of breach of privileges and protocol by government officials and sought the intervention of the government. When independent MLA Pawan Gupta was speaking on the issue, the speaker intervened ..
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Rise & rise of American pop brands: How the products became a hit in India 16.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Hollywood cashes in on the growing appetite for branded merchandise in India, but home-grown characters and celebrities struggle to play the game
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