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Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back... 19.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back...
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Kerala: 6 lakh people in 3,000 relief camps, Centre puts focus on food, medicine, fuel 19.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
With over 6.33 lakh people taking shelter in 3,000 relief camps, the government today directed the central ministries to focus on providing essential commodities and medicine and restoration of vital services in flood-hit Kerala . The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) in its review meeting directed that focus should now be on provision of emergency supplies of food, water, medicines and restoration of essential services such as power, fuel, telecom and transport links as flood water recedes in Kerala, an official spokesperson said. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said a total of 6,33,010 people are staying in 2,971 relief camps in Kerala and around 38,000 flood affected people have also been rescued by different agencies so far. There will be no heavy rains in the flood-hit Kerala for the next four days, giving a ray of hope to the distraught people of the state. "Rainfall will further decrease during the next five days. Heavy rain at one or two places in Idukki, Konnur and ...
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UAE-based Indian-origin tycoons pledge Rs 125 mn for flood-hit Kerala 19.8.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Lulu Group, Fathima Healthcare as well as other UAE-based companies have donated towards the flood relief work.
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Kerala floods: As rain abates, fears of disease in camps 19.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Incessant rains in Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among two million people crammed into relief camps. Incessant rains since Aug. 8 have caused the state's worst floods in a century. The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall only at one or two places of Kerala on Sunday, and in some places the flood waters began to recede. Indian army has led rescue efforts to reach people in communities cut off for days by the floods, with many trapped on roof tops and the upper floors of their homes, and in desperate need of food and potable water. Rescue teams were focused on the town of Chengannur on the banks of the Pamba River, where some 5,000 people are feared to be trapped, officials said. Anil Vasudevan, who handles disaster management at the Kerala health department, said authorities had isolated three people with chickenpox in one of the relief camps in Aluva town, nearly 250 km (155 ...
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WRD plans to give Majorda lake a fresh lease of life 19.8.2018 The Navhind Times
DIANA FERNANDES | NT MARGAO: Many residents of Majorda-Calata remember the village lake, locally called as Tolleband, as a place where they would go to swim, but over the years its neglect has been evident. A long-pending demand of the locals has been is to revive the lake as it would be a boon for ...
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Maharashtra loses case due to variations in water needs 19.8.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI: The Mahadayi (Mhadei) Water Disputes Tribunal has rejected the demand of Maharashtra for diversion of water of Mhadei basin to Tillari river basin for irrigation or for industrial uses, as the tribunal found considerable variations in the projected quantum of water requirements. The MWDT has observed in its August 14 order that it found ...
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Khandu flags off 2 mobile water testing labs 19.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Khandu flags off 2 mobile water testing labs
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Govt tapping scientific means to boost agriculture: Parimal 19.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Govt tapping scientific means to boost agriculture: Parimal
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The Jurassic Forest 19.8.2018 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Tensing Rodrigues   From the Kalinadi estuary at Karwar, today we travel 356 kilometres north to Dapoli, Ratnagiri to listen to the story told by a well in Kamgavai, a tiny village with less than 1,000 inhabitants, 15 kilometres from the shoreline. The entire district is hilly, with a number of small rivers flowing down ...
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Kerala floods: IMD issues weather forecast for the next 5 days; fishermen warned to not venture into waters 19.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The relief for Kerala is that there is expected to be reduced intensity of rainfall in the state. A Skymet weather report also suggested that the low intensity rainfall may result in receeding of flood waters. Meanwhile, the Indian Meterological department on Sunday issued a number of releases, where they announced that Thiruvananthapuram will receive light to moderate rainfall till Thursday. Kollam, however, will continue to receive heavy rainfall today, but will see the intensity reducing from Monday. Similarly, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Thrissur will receive heavy rainfall today, but will see a reduced intensity in the next 23 hours, which will continue reducing in the next few days. "Strong winds mainly from Westerly direction speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely along and off Karnataka- Kerala coast & over Lakshadweep area. Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough along and off Karnataka coast and over ...
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Kerala floods – Lessons for Goa 19.8.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat   Kerala is experiencing an unprecedented flooding disaster with just 40 per cent excess monsoon rainfall. Although lack of a prolonged dry spell is cited as a reason, the red or orange colour of the floodwater shows that there is heavy sediment load everywhere – a stark indicator of soil erosion in ...
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Haryana govt announces Rs 10 Cr aid for flood-hit Kerala 19.8.2018 PTI: All news
Haryana govt announces Rs 10 Cr aid for flood-hit Kerala
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No consistent rains raises PHED concern over Bisalpur Dam 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
All eyes of PHED officials in Jaipur are on the water level in the Bisalpur Dam. The officials are caught in a confusion about the future planning of water supply in the city in case the water level of the dam doesn’t increase. A few days back, the department had already cut down the water supply the city was receiving from 547mld to 520 mld. Officials informed that during the summer days, 547 mld water was being given. One of the alternatives which is being given thought is to provide water on an alternative day basis to various colonies. Few colonies may get water one-one day and another half may get on another day. The department is also considering other options like opening up more tube wells for the supply of water in the city while the tubewells which have become defunct they may also be repaired and opened up soon. However, since in most of the areas of the city the water level is down and under the dark zone, the places where the water level is high will be chosen for digging new tubewells, ...
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20 flats vacated after cave-in in Ahmedabad's Gomtipur 19.8.2018 DNA: India
Friday rains wreaked havoc in Ahmedabad. The city, which bore the brunt, received nearly four-inch rainfall. Several pockets in the city were waterlogged and cave-ins have been rampant this season. A major cave-in that occurred near Silver Flats in Gomtipur, where an underground tunnel is being dug for the Metro project, on Friday night, led to residents of some 20 flats vacate their homes. The tremor and destruction of the upper surface of the earth sent shock waves. The cave-in has been fixed within hours, Metro officials said. A water tank of the municipal staff quarters sunk and some cracks also opened up several walls of the building on Friday. The residents of the quarters woke up to a shock on Saturday as the land on the campus reportedly moved. The ground floor occupants were the worst affected. "We spent sleepless nights. There is a fear that our houses might collapse and sink due to the Metro work. We need an alternate place to live in. Where shall we go now?," said Khema Parmar, one of the ...
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Mann to launch AAP’s poll drive in Sriganganagar 19.8.2018 DNA: India
Monsoon once again has become active in Rajasthan as on Saturday, parts of the state received moderate to heavy showers. In fact, places such as Jaisalmer, Rajsamand and Udaipur recorded heavy rain to the tune of 72 mm, 60 mm and 61 mm respectively. However, rest of the eastern and central parts witnessed light rain spells. Meanwhile, northwestern parts of the state remained very warm and dry, wherein the day temperatures also were high. In Jaipur, despite the scattered cloud activities in the sky over the city, dry and humid continued to make people sweat on Saturday. However, in the evening, the weather took a turn and parts of the city including Ajmer Road, Tonk Road, C-scheme, Walled City, Malviya Nagar, JLN Marg, Vaishali Nagar, Vidhyadhar Nagar observed short spell of moderate to light rainfall. These showers provided much-awaited relief, though water logging in some low areas affected commuters as well. As per the MeT office report, Kota recorded 12.1 mm of rain, followed by Ajmer 1.2 mm. Some ...
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Good news raining: Relief for Gujarat government as fresh water fills dams 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The rains have saved the state from a much-anticipated dro-ught. The rains have filled many dams and reservoirs, including state's lifeline Narmada dam. The new water is sufficient for irrigation for a month.  Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel, on Saturday, called a meeting to the review the situation. The CM also directed the officials to take necessary actions in the affected areas. He also asked to make water available in the Kutch region, where less rainfall has been recorded. The CM, while addressing the media after the meeting, said the inflow of water in the dams would dispel the drought situation in the state. More than 550 million cubic meters (MCM) water was stored in 203 reservoirs across the state, he added. "More than 278 MCM water has been added to Sardar Sarovar Dam in just two days. We have decided to fill Tapar dam in Kutch region immediately so that the water crisis in the parched area of the state can be solved. There are five districts in Gujarat including Kutch ...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi grants Rs 500 crore flood relief to Kerala 19.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
After conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday immediately announced flood relief of Rs 500 crore for the state. Heavy rains have lashed Kerala for nearly nine days and over 380 people have died so far. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps. A new red alert was issued on Saturday for all the 14 districts in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. There are growing fears that the number of deaths could escalate rapidly with countless people still marooned, desperate for food, drinking water and medicines. "In Kerala, I took stock of the situation arising in the wake of the devastating floods across the state. Joined a review meeting and undertook an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by flooding. The nation stands firmly with Kerala in this hour," PM Modi tweeted. In another tweet, the Prime Minister thanked UAE for offering to help the flood-ravaged state. Vijayan on Saturday said that attempts are being made on a war-footing ...
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Kerala Floods: Ecologists say 'development' led to disaster 19.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Even as Kerala is facing its worst ever monsoon floods, environmentalists call it as a man-made disaster citing the government's failure on the environmental policy front. They attributed the devastating floods and landslides to the extensive quarrying, mining, mushrooming of high-rises on the hillside as part of tourism and illegal encroachment of forestland by private parties. All the 14 districts in the state have been placed under red alert, after 35 out of the 39 dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir and Idamalayar had to be opened at the same time for the first time. The water level crossed dangerous levels which led to flooding in the downstream areas. People were stranded after several areas in the hilly districts were cut off due to landslides. The data from the Indian Meteorological Department shows that Kerala received 2,087.67 mm of rain from June 1 to August 15—a departure of nearly 30 per cent from the 3,368 mm rain in 1924. Environmentalists cited the extensive ...
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Heavy rain in Maharashtra causes five deaths 19.8.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
900 homes collapse in Nandurbar district; heavy showers to continue today.
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Kerala: Harsh lessons in dam management 19.8.2018 Opinion | The Asian Age
The timing of the opening of dams is being questioned in Kerala where shutters of 35 of 39 dams were open at around the same time.
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