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Slow-moving storm claims over 30 lives in Philippines 18.12.2017 The Tribune

Manila, December 17 

A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 persons dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said today.

Sofronio Dacillo Jr., a disaster-response officer, said 26 villagers died and 23 others were missing mostly due to landslides in different areas in the island province of Biliran, where the weather has improved after Tropical Storm Kai-Tak blew over yesterday.

At least seven other persons were killed in landslides and floods in four central areas due to Kai-tak, which weakened into a tropical depression but moved southwestward.

The storm forced more than 89,000 people to flee to emergency shelters. Thousands of Christmas holiday travellers were stranded due to canceled inter-island ferries and flights. — AP

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Telangana gears up for flood of chillies 18.12.2017
Hyderabad: The government has alerted collectors and superintendents of police in the districts to possible trouble when chilli stocks begin to arrive at market yards this week. In April this year, farmers in Khammam, Warangal, and Mahbubabad districts attacked market yards to protest the steep fall in the price of chillies, from Rs 12,000 in 2016 to Rs 6,000 per quintal in the current year. Since chilli is a commercial crop, there is no minimum support price prescribed by the government. Traders purchase stocks at a price based on demand and supply. So price fluctuates. The state produced nearly seven million tonnes of chilli in April this year against 6.1 million in 2016. The area of production increased by almost 30 per cent in 2017 due to good weather and better price offered for chilli in 2016. The state consumes about 15 per cent of the total chilli crop cultivated. The rest is sold in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. There are reports currently that there is bumper production in other states ...
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Ahead of Sabang bypoll, Mukul Roy, Dilip Ghosh take aim at Trinamool Congress 18.12.2017 Kolkata – The Indian Express
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26 dead in landslides after Philippine storm: officials 18.12.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
Matnog (Philippines): Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said today. The deaths were reported in the small island province of Biliran, a day after the storm pounded the east of the archipelago nation. Kai-Tak tore across the major islands of Samar ...
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Thai Bev seeks to buy a near $5 bn stake in Vietnamese brewer Sabeco 17.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The government has set a minimum sale price of 320,000 dong or $14.10 per share for Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp, Sabeco
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Omissions of the Commission 17.12.2017 HBL: Columns
The EC’s recent actions cast a shadow on its impartiality
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More than 30 dead in Philippines due to slow-moving storm 17.12.2017 World – The Indian Express
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26 dead in landslides after Philippine storm: Officials 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Matnog (Philippines), December 17 Landslides triggered by tropical storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said on Sunday. The deaths were reported in the small island province of Biliran, a day after the storm pounded the east of the archipelago nation. Kai-Tak tore across the major islands of Samar and Leyte on Saturday, toppling power lines in 39 towns or cities and damaging roads and bridges, the national disaster agency said. Some 87,700 people were forced from their homes in the region. But the previous death toll had stood at just three. “There are a total of 26 people dead from landslides in four towns of Biliran. We have recovered the bodies,” Sofronio Dacillo, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, told AFP. Gerardo Espina, governor of the island province just east of Leyte, gave the same figure for deaths in an interview on ABS-CBN television. He said 23 people were missing. The national disaster risk reduction ...
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Philippine officials say more than 30 dead due to slow storm 17.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Officials say more than 30 people have been killed mostly due to landslides set off by a slow-moving storm in the central Philippines. Sofronio Dacillo Jr., a disaster-response officer, told The Asso...
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Foodgrain production to remain at last year's record level in 2018 17.12.2017 All Markets Stories
Farmers' woes may continue if prices crash below the support price
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Three dead, 77,000 flee as storm pounds Philippines 17.12.2017 Free Press Journal: World
Tacloban (Philippines) : At least three people were killed and tens of thousands were driven from their
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Vijay Diwas observed in Manipur 17.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Vijay Diwas observed in Manipur
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It’s a rough ride for motorists on Vengur-Kallanai road 17.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Replete with potholes, the condition of the stretch has worsened after the rain
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Three dead as storm pounds Philippines 17.12.2017 The Tribune

Tacloban: Three persons were killed and tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the eastern Philippines on Saturday, cutting off power and triggering landslides. Kai-Tak, packing gusts of up to 110 kmph, hit the country’s third-largest island Samar in the afternoon. Officials reported three deaths on neighbouring Leyte island — a two-year-old boy who drowned in Mahaplag, a woman buried by a landslide and another person who fell into a flooded manhole in Ormoc city. AFP

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Politics in flood compensation? 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Several households claim they have been deprived of compensation while local MLA terms it ‘political gimmick’
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Making up for lost time on Kaleshwaram work 16.12.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Additional men and machinery being deployed to lift 1 TMC ft water for SRSP
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Floods in Philippines: 3 dead, 77,000 flee as storm triggers landslides 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Strong winds toppled trees, knocking out power while floods, small landslides blocked roads and buried some homes
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Flood in Philippines: One dead, thousands flee as storm triggers landslides 16.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Strong winds toppled trees, knocking out power while floods, small landslides blocked roads and buried some homes
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PM Modi announces Rs 90,000 cr for improving roads, highways in Northeast 16.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Meghalaya was the second stop of the prime minister after Mizoram during his day-long visit to the Northeastern region today
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One dead, thousands flee as tropical storm Kai-tak pounds Philippines 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
About 20 typhoons or weaker storms either make landfall in the Philippines or reach its waters each year, bringing annual misery and death.
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