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Bengaluru: Rain victim's body still missing 23.5.2017
Bengaluru: Search operations to fish out the body of Shanthakumar, who was washed away in floods during Saturday's squall, has yielded no result. Over 380 men from the National Disaster Relief Force, Madras Engineering Group and BBMP are searching over 30 km stretch of the drain in Summanahalli, Mysuru Road, Bangalore University, Kambipura, Hampapura and Kumbalagudu areas since Monday morning. Three boats and 20 earthmovers have also been pressed into service.   Operation intensified near Kambipura After Mr M. Sajid, an area resident, gave a clue about the presence of a body, the operation was intensified at Kambipura. He told a local television channel that he saw a body floating in the stormwater drain near Kambipura on Sunday morning, but kept mum as he didn't know who to contact. But the body had not been found till late Monday night. Workers said the froth in the Vrishabhavathi Valley has been affecting the search operation. “Stormwater drains should have 'check mesh' at regular intervals and near ...
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2.4m people ‘internally displaced’ in India 23.5.2017 The Tribune
United Nations, May 22 Nearly 2.4 million people in India were internally displaced due to conflict, violence and disasters in 2016, the third highest number globally, a new report by a monitoring centre said. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Norwegian Refugee Council released a new report which ranked India third among countries most affected by displacement related to disasters followed by China and the Philippines. It said that conflict, violence and disasters caused 31.1 million new internal displacements in 2016. “In 2016, one person every second was forced to flee their home inside their own country. Internally displaced people now outnumber refugees by two to one. It is urgent to put internal displacement back on the global agenda,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the NRC. The highest displacements were recorded in China with 7.4 million people getting impacted, followed by the Philippines (5.9 million), India (2.4 million) and Indonesia (1.2 million). The figures for ...
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?Nearly 2.8 million people internally displaced in India? 23.5.2017 rssa.at
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Kangra irrigation projects in limbo for want of funds 23.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dharamsala, May 22 Various irrigation projects started by the present state Congress government in Kangra district are now in limbo due to changed policies of Centre and want of grant. Over 40 kuhls in Kangra district are lying incomplete. Some of the kuhls that are lying incomplete include GP Rajiana kuhl, Pathiar-Ambari kuhl, Sukkar kuhl from Manooni rivulet, Dhumal kulh in Shahpur and Rani di kuhl in Palampur. Kuhls are channels, in which water coming from the hill streams is channelised to the fields. It is the most eco-friendly method of irrigation practised in the hills. Sources in the IPH Department said 109 micro-hydel projects or kuhls in Himachal that were earlier approved by the Centre had been shelved. The projects have been shelved as the Centre has not released any fund for these schemes to the state government. As per the documents available with The Tribune, As many as 109 micro-hydel schemes worth Rs 348 crore were approved by the Union Ministry for Water Resources ...
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Govt to reclaim lost natural soil 23.5.2017 TOI: Patna
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PHC facilities yet to be opened 23.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Construction has reached finishing stage, says official
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Palike's work on SWD remodelling too late, too little 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The BBMP has learnt no lessons from rain-related floods of the past. There are 633 stormwater drains (SWDs) measuring 856 km in the city. The BBMP started the work to remodel SWDs and fence them in 2004, but so far it could complete only 142 km. Recently, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah performed the groundbreaking ceremony to remodel 192 km of SWDs at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore. Still, 522 km SWDs need to be fenced. Most rain-related mishaps take place near lakes and SWDs, but no measures were taken to fence them and remove constructions within their buffer zones. Even the shoulder drains prove dangerous as they are not properly covered or the damaged slabs are not replaced. A former Palike engineer associated with the project told DH he had identified 233 vulnerable points and had emphasised that these points must be covered urgently to prevent flooding. "All my recommendations were consigned to the dustbin. The fallout of trashing my recommendations is there for everyone to see. There is one more ...
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Nearly 2.4 million people internally displaced in India: Report 22.5.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Norwegian Refugee Council released a new report which ranked India third among countries most affected by displacement related to disasters followed by China and the Philippines.
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Air Force lifts trophy 22.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Air Force lifts trophy Narender Grewal scored 29 points in the last league match to help Air Force (New Delhi) defeat Indian Navy (Lonavala) 87-72 in 58th all-India flood-lit basketball tournament for...
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Chinese funded North Indus river cascade a Himalayan blunder for Pakistan 22.5.2017 News
Dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream in Pakistan
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At least three small tornadoes hit Indiana 22.5.2017 News - Videos - The Times of India

At least three small tornadoes hit Indiana


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Republicans watch their step in a slow retreat from Trump 22.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Lawmakers have been grappling with revelations about Mr Trump's behaviour over Russia investigation
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Submergence tolerant rice varieties provide ray of hope for Morigaon farmers 22.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Submergence tolerant rice varieties provide ray of hope for Morigaon farmers
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BJP neglecting State’s problems: Kumar Deepak Das 22.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
BJP neglecting State’s problems: Kumar Deepak Das
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Baahubali 2: AR Rahman watched SS Rajamouli film and set a new box office target for it 22.5.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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One person every second displaced by conflict, disaster in 2016: Report 22.5.2017 The Tribune
London, May 22 More than 31 million people — one person every second — were uprooted in their home country in 2016 because of conflicts and disasters, and numbers will grow unless the underlying causes like climate change and political turmoil are tackled, an aid group said on Monday. Nearly 7 million people, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, were displaced because of conflicts, according to data by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), which is part of aid agency Norwegian Refugee Council. A further 24 million people, mainly in Asia, were forced to flee to another area of the country because of a natural disaster, such as storms, floods and wildfires, IDMC said in a report. Unlike refugees, who seek asylum in other countries, internally displaced people (IDPs) remain in their own country and can’t claim international protection, IDMC says. For this reason, IDPs are often overlooked until humanitarian crises spill across borders, said IDMC’s director Alexandra Bilak. “It ...
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Go fearless, says Ranveer 22.5.2017 thehansindia3922
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Go fearless, says Ranveer 22.5.2017 thehansindia3909
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Flood mitigation efforts yet to be completed 22.5.2017 Hindu: News
With the southwest monsoon just around the corner, District Collector S. Venkatesapathy has called for the speedy clean-up of waste dumps in canals around the city to prevent flooding. The Collector c...
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Exercise caution while desilting Ganga, advises experts panel 22.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 21 A high-powered inter-ministerial committee constituted by the Water Resources Ministry has counseled caution while carrying out proposed desilting of the  Ganga from Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Farakka (West Bengal) which is aimed at ensure its natural and optimal flow to help keep it clean. The committee, headed by Madhav Chitale (Expert Member, NGRBA) on which secretaries of the Ministries of Water Resources and Environment were members, said in its report, “ Indiscriminate desilting works may result in more harm to ecology and environment flow.” “Thus there is a need to evolve guidelines and better broad principles, which should be kept in mind while planning and implementing desilting works,” it said. The committee was of the view that erosion, sediment transport and siltation in large rivers like Ganga are very complex phenomenon and that their estimation has inherent limitation and uncertainties. Sedimentation is mainly seen downstream of Bhimgauda barrage and ...
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