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Watch: Rescue operations in full swing as Kerala faces worst flood in decades 17.8.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
All districts apart from Kasargod are now under a red alert, with the Meteorological Department predicting heavy rainfall in 13 districts.
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GAIL seeks foray into solar power plants, battery charging stations 17.8.2018 Business | The Asian Age
There is a necessity to adopt new and different pathways to provide clean, cost-effective and efficient mobility services.
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Kerala flood fury claims 173 lives so far, over 100 dead in a day 17.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
PM Modi is expected to reach Kerala on Friday night, likely to undertake an aerial survey on Saturday.
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PM Modi to visit Kerala on Friday evening to review flood related relief works 17.8.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kerala on Friday evening to take stock of the flood situation in the southern state. Mr Modi spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday morning. “……….I will be heading to Kerala to take stock of the unfortunate situation due to flooding,” Prime Minister tweeted. “Had a telephone […]
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Indian footballers express solidarity with Kerala flood victims 17.8.2018 DNA: India
Indian national team footballers on Friday expressed solidarity with the victims of the unprecedented flood in Kerala. The situation in Kerala remains precarious with water levels still rising dangerously in many rivers and people stranded in many areas waiting for help to arrive. Midfielder Vinit Rai wrote on his twitter handle, "Sometimes the nicest people have to appear for the toughest test. You are God's own country and you will always be so. Stay strong Kerala, we are with you. #StayWithKerala." Rescue operations are going on in full swing with the army and local authorities actively involved in securing lives and disbursing aid to stranded people. "I can feel how the dreadful situation is in Kerala right now. Our thoughts are with Kerala. May the Almighty give them the strength to overcome this tough time," said Nikhil Poojary, who also plays as a midfielder. Striker Ashique Kuruniyan, who hails from Kerala, said, "It's a terrible situation for me out here. Although I have to focus on my game, the ...
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Explore reducing Mullaperiyar water level to 139 feet: SC to NCMC, Kerala panel 17.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
The SC also asked Kerala and Tamil Nadu to abide by the NCMC's directions on rehabilitation and water level reduction'.
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Multiple landslides hamper rescue ops in rain-battered Karnataka 17.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Locals near Makanur were stuck in their houses as the landslide-hit area blocked all roads.
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Kerala floods: Consider bringing down Mullaperiyar dam water level to 139 feet, says SC 17.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
 The Supreme Court today asked the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) and a sub-committee set up by Kerala to deal with the flood situation in the state to coordinate and explore the possibility of reducing the water level at the Mullaperiyar Dam by three feet . A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked Kerala and Tamil Nadu to abide by the directions given by NCMC on the rehabilitation of displaced people and the reduction of water level from the existing 142 feet to 139 feet at the dam. The bench observed that it was not an expert to deal with such severe natural calamity and was leaving to the executive to contain the crisis. The top court asked Kerala to submit the report on the steps taken on disaster management and rehabilitation measures. The death toll in the monsoon fury in the southern state has crossed 167, while rains and flood water have caused extensive damage. Rise in flood waters in Periyar River due to the rains and opening of the shutters of all ...
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Kerala Floods: Varun Dhawan to Vicky Kaushal, Indian film fraternity urges to help flood-affected Kerala 17.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Glam
Mumbai: As Kerala faces one of its worst-ever calamities due to torrential rain and floods, claiming
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Kerala floods: Death toll reaches 167, rains subside in some regions 17.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The death toll in Kerala owing to floods have increased to 167, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said in a press conference on Friday morning.  He said that rains have subsided in some regions, though situation continues to be grim in many parts. Vijayan confirmed that currently 2.23 lakh people have been evacuated who are staying in over 1500 relief camps across the state. Kerala CM today had telephonic conversation with both PM Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to brief them about the latest situation.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday evening head to Kerala to review the flood situation in the state. "Had a telephone conversation with Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan just now. We discussed the flood situation across the state and reviewed rescue operations. Later this evening, I will be heading to Kerala to take stock of the unfortunate situation due to flooding," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. On Thursday morning, Prime Minister Modi spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss ...
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Death toll rises to 167 in Kerala, PM Modi to visit flood affected areas 17.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
PM Modi said he would be reaching Kerala later on Friday 'to take stock of the unfortunate situation due to floods there.'
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Assam youths drown in Umtru river 17.8.2018 The Shillong Times
Nongpoh: Two youths from Assam drowned in Umtru river, Ri Bhoi while three others escaped miraculously from the strong currents of the water released from Umtru reservoir at Byrnihat on Wednesday evening. According to sources, a group of five friends from Assam had gone to Umtru river near the newly commissioned Umtru Hydro Electric Project at […]
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Railway exams to go on despite Vajpayee's death 17.8.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Bajpai said.About 27,000 candidates were scheduled to appear in the RRB exam in Kerala tomorrow.
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Kerala flood situation grave, says SC 17.8.2018 PTI: All news
Kerala flood situation grave, says SC
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SC directs reducing water level at Mullaperiyar dam by three feet 17.8.2018 PTI: All news
SC directs reducing water level at Mullaperiyar dam by three feet
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Rahul talks to PM, seeks more Army, Navy personnel, funds in flood-hit Kerala 17.8.2018 PTI: All news
Rahul talks to PM, seeks more Army, Navy personnel, funds in flood-hit Kerala
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Kerala flood toll increases to 92 17.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Many places on arterial national highways and the main centre road were flooded, leading to the suspension of traffic.
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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami assures Kerala CM no threat to Periyar Dam safety 17.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A day after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan raised concern over the alarming rise in the storage of Mullai Periyar Dam, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday said that there was no threat to the safety of the dam and water is being stored at the permitted level of 142 ft as per the orders of the Supreme Court. “I would like to state that the Mullai Periyar Dam is safe in all respects viz., hydrologically, seismically and structurally as per the Supreme Court order dated May 7, 2014,” he wrote in a letter to his Kerala counterpart, who wanted the storage level in the dam to be brought down to 139 feet. Pointing out to the periodical inspection by the SC-appointed Supervisory Committee, he said that the committee on its visit on August 4 found that the dam is safe to store water up to 142 ft. “Therefore, there is no threat to the safety of the dam and water is being stored at the permitted level of 142 ft as per the orders of the Supreme Court,” he said, adding that the ...
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Kerala Floods: NDRF deploys 18 teams as death toll rises 17.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
As death toll rising in Kerala, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) pressed its 18 self-contained teams in worst affected districts of states. Further to strengthen the rescue and relief operations, 12 additional teams are being airlifted. Six teams each have been lifted Vododara, Gujarat and Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and will reach Kerala by late evening.  Besides, 23 more teams, six each from NDRF base Patna in Bihar, Haringhata in West Bengal and Mundali in Odisha and five from Bhatinda in Punjab) are ready to be airlifted on arrival of aircrafts.  “Additional NDRF teams are put on standby at various NDRF battalions and shall be mobilised, if required,” a senior NDRF officer said.  The disaster teams have evacuated 707 persons on Thursday and said that they are engaged on war footing to make the access to the stranded people.  The force evacuated 712 from Pathanamthitta, 151 form Ernakulam, 99 from Kozhikode, 201 from Alapuzha and 83 from Thrissur, till the last report came. “Evacuation ...
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BJP-led govt has distorted Mhadei judgement: Congress 17.8.2018 The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Stating that the victory over the Mhadei verdict is distorted by the BJP-led coalition government, the Congress party on Thursday demanded that the government challenge the award given by the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal in the Supreme Court. “Ministers in the present government vowed not to give even one drop of water to Karnataka, but they ...
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