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Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns 17.8.2018 Sify Finance
/Mongabay) Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasnt been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll as of August 16, stands at 114.
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164 dead in Kerala floods, massive rescue underway 17.8.2018 Sify Finance
More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subsided but the death toll touched 164 in 10 days.
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Govt directed to to spell out measures to restore Umran river 16.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 16: The Government of Meghalaya has been given four weeks to spell out the measures it has taken in regard to ensuring the quality of the Umran River in Ri Bhoi district.
The Meghalaya High Court has given the government this deadline after a PIL which was filed by one Isrin Mawnai.
“We have perused the documents annexed with the affidavit which suggest that various measures have been taken, various proposal have also been moved therefore, the matter is deferred for four weeks to enable the respondents to file the latest status of the action taken,” the Court had said here on Thursday.

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Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T... 16.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T...
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Dr. Satya Pal Singh chairs a meeting to Discuss Augmentation of flows at Shukartal Ghat in Muzaffarnagar District 16.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Satya Pal Singh instructed the officials of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand irrigation departments to submit proposals for augmentation of flows at Shukartal ghat in Muzaffarnagar district located along River Saloni, a tributary of River Ganga while chairing a meeting on the issue today.
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Watch: Indian Navy's flight divers heroically airlift stranded people 16.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Indian Navy has commneced the airlift operations in Trichur, Aluva and Muvattupuzha area. The airlift operation by Indian Navy has so far rescued 36 people stranded in the state. People are being airlifted and are being sheltered in the naval base. Food and water are also being planned to drop.  The death toll from the fresh spell of monsoon fury since August 8 has risen to 75. A red alert has been sounded in 12 of the 14 districts. Massive landslide killed eight more people in Palakkad district of Kerala on Thursday even as there was no let-up in the torrential rains in the state where additional defence teams have been rushed to scale up rescue and relief operations. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in the downstream areas.  The Supreme Court on Thursday termed as "grave" the flood situation in Kerala and agreed to hear ...
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Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue 16.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue
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Tragedy without parallel in Kerala’s history: Rahul Gandhi urges PM Modi for additional help for state 16.8.2018 Zee News : States
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan apprised the Prime Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh of the situation in the state.
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Kerala floods: 5 more killed, toll 72; PM asks MoD to step up relief ops 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Reports of a landslide have also come in from Thrissur district and some people are said to be missing.
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LIVE! Kerala floods: Southern Railways, Kochi Metro suspend operations 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Situation worsens in Kerala, schools to remain closed today; death toll reaches 67 16.8.2018 Zee News : States
The death toll in the state reached 67 on Wednesday as the incessant rains claimed 25 more lives. 
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Kerala floods 2018: State disaster fund releases list of WhatsApp, landline numbers to contact 16.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The situation continues to look grim in Kerala with rains hitting several districts of the state. For those interested in helping those in need, click here . The toll in rain and flood-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 67 with 25 deaths reported on Wednesday. Some carriers announced cancellation and diversion of flights in and out of Kochi after suspension of operations at the airport till Saturday. Late Wednesday, however, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, shared some numbers that you can reach out to in case of assistance. Each district has a designated number for it. KOCHI METRO SERVICES SUSPENDED Meanwhile,  the public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in ...
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Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P... 15.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Flood fury in 'God's Own Country': 47 dead in Kerala, P...
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Cochin Airport shut till Saturday 15.8.2018 Sify Finance
The Cochin International Airport was on Wednesday closed till Saturday afternoon after water released from the Idukki dam flooded the area.
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IMD issues red alert for 8 districts of Kerala, Kochi airport shut till August 18 15.8.2018 Zee News : India National
A red alert, which means heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places, has been issued for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts.
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What caused the rain havoc in Kerala 15.8.2018 Rediff: News
'A lot of unauthorised encroachments have taken place in our forest area.'
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Kerala rains: Cochin airport suspends flight operations; dam shutters raised across state 15.8.2018 DNA: India
Cochin International Airport today suspended all flight operations till 2 pm as water level has increased in the airport area following continuous rains and the opening of dam shutters in Periyar river. The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened last evening to release excess water. The airport is situated near the Periyar river bank. "Operations suspended to/from Cochin International Airport till 1400 hrs...due to flood level in and around Airport," an airport spokesperson said this morning. The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which decided to suspend the arrival operations at 4 am to 7 am today as a precautionary measure, took the decision to shut the airport till afternoon after reviewing the situation. The arrival operations at the airport were suspended for two hours on August 9 in view of possible inundation in the airport area. The operations were resumed later on. Torrential rains, ...
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Heavy rains halt flight operations in Kerala`s Kochi airport till 2pm 15.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The flight operations have been suspended till 2 pm.
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Cochin Airport suspends operations till afternoon 15.8.2018 Rediff: News
The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened on Tuesday evening to release excess water.
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Mahadayi: Karnataka gets 13.4TMC water; Goa, Maha 24TMC, 1.33TMC each 14.8.2018 Rediff: News
The Tribunal said the equitable distribution of Mahadayi waters among three states is 'neither necessary nor feasible' at this stage.
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