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Djokovic closing in on Nadal's No. 1 spot 15.10.2018 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Novak Djokovic is closing in on Rafael Nadal's number one spot after winning the Shanghai Masters title, according to ATP rankings released on Monday.
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I am getting scared of people's expectations: Swapna Barman 5.10.2018 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Winning the first ever Asian Games heptathlon gold medal changed her life as she became a star but Swapna Barman on Friday said she sometimes get nervous and scared of the people's high expectations.
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Kerala floods: CM P Vijayan clears the air; says Centre has been positive in its response 21.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in an interview, while talking about the floods in Kerala has praised the Centre for its positive and forthcoming response to the situation. In an interview with Economic Times, Vijayan said, "I need to make it clear in no uncertain terms that the Government of India was forthcoming and responded positively. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the flood-hit areas and have been understanding the situation fully. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard have been fully involved with the recue operations from the beginning and were part of the planning and execution," he said. While speaking about the interaction with PM Modi, Vijayan added that a preliminary report on the destruction and misery has already been submitted to them. "I am sure that the PM has understood the gravity, and his responses have been positive. Due to his intervention, the cabinet secretary has been interacting with our team." he added.  Interestingly, Vijayan ...
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Kerala floods: Here are a list of do’s and don’ts when water recedes and you go back home 21.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
With the water levels receding in Kerala after days of continuous rain, a number of people are moving back from relief camps to their homes. This, too, can be taxing as the water levels may have altered a lot of the building's structure in terms of expansion and contraction of walls because of the water levels. Kerala-based magazine Manorama released a list of do's and don'ts to follow when you move back home. Before entering the house 1 While speaking of vigilance, the directive asks people not to venture out alone after a flood. Take 2-3 family members or friends with you, and never take children if you’re stepping out to ask for help. 2 People are also advised not to travel at night. The logic, the directive says, is that during daytime everything can be seen. People are also advised caution while opening gates that have cement fences. “Everything has been underwater and even cement can collapse,” the directive states. Similarly, wooden doors would have bloated in the floods, which would make it tough ...
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What if caught in Kerala-type flood? Insure your travel 21.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
What if caught in Kerala-type flood? Insure your travel
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Shahid Afridi stands in support of Kerala flood victims, offers support 21.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Shahid Afridi stands in support of Kerala flood victims, offers support
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Kerala Floods: Rehabilitation on, but still long way to go 21.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Congress hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, alleging that he was playing politics on the issue of flood relief, and asked him to show large-heartedness in providing more central assistance to flood-hit Kerala as the Rs 500-crore aid was “too little, too late”. Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill asked the prime minister to declare the Kerala floods as a national calamity. “The large-heartedness PM Modi shows in self promotion, advertisement and propaganda, he should show the same large-heartedness towards Kerala in giving relief fund and providing assistance. The Centre declared the floods as a “calamity of severe nature” Meanwhile, West Bengal state urban development minister Firhad Hakim too alleged that the Central government was playing politics over the natural calamity.  Hakim said on the sidelines of a meeting on Sunday that since there is a non-BJP government, PM Modi has allocated a paltry sum. “The Centre should not resort to petty politics at a time the state is facing one of ...
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Kerala Floods: Administration goes out of way to help, airline fails 21.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
I have been closely monitoring the flood situation in Kerala as my in-laws stay in Aluva. I also was looking forward to my trip home (Aluva) on August 20 for Onam. But as the rain fury continues, it got tough to speak to them. The news channels flashed that Kochi airport would remain shut till August 26, which meant I had to cancel my trip. The last communication we had with them was on Friday, when they said that the area was flooded and there was no electricity. The next day we could not contact them and we were worried. I tried the helpline numbers. I sent a WhatsApp message to NDRF helpline, and to my surprise, it got delivered. I got through the Ernakulam administration helpline in the afternoon, but my language was a barrier. The operator spoke to me in broken English. I told them that I wanted to know if my in-laws were safe. The operator, like the NDRF, said if I wanted them to be rescued, they could help me immediately, but they did not have individual data. The operator, who was pressed for ...
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Kerala declares one-year moratorium on agri loans 21.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Even as rainfall continues to play truant in several parts of the country, Kerala, referred to as God’s own country, has faced the wrath of monsoon fury over the past week or so.  The Kerala government has taken an immediate step to assuage the concerns of the farmers by declaring a one-year moratorium on all agriculture loans.  The state accounts for about 3% of the total bank credit in the country, of this about 20% is agriculture loans.  The decision was taken at the state level bankers meeting with the state agriculture minister VS Sunil Kumar.  Restructuring of the agriloans can also be undertaken for the next five years, and if there is any default no action under various recovery acts can be undertaken, according to the minister. The state-level bankers committee (SLBC) led by Canara Bank is expected to meet shortly for a joint action in dealing with regard to other exposures in home loans, car loans and other loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Among banks with major exposure in the ...
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Why 4% agri growth is a challenge 20.8.2018 DNA: Top News
After two successive droughts in 2014 and 2015 and devastating floods in parts of India this year, the government has woken up to farm distress and recently announced some steps to alleviate the suffering of farmers, although pundits feel they are very little and too late. The government has promised to give top priority to agriculture and provide a higher minimum support price (MSP) to several crops. Besides, the government is also looking at forming a new agri export policy. However, farmers appear to be not satisfied with these announcements as farm distress has worsened during the last four-and-a-half years. Chief adviser to the consortium of Indian Farmers' Association P Chengal Reddy said the MSP announced by the government is too little and too late. The cost plus 50% recommended by the Swaminathan Committee should have been implemented in 2014. It has not happened even now. He, however, felt the recent heavy rains will not severely impact farm output this year but would help in overcoming ...
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Centre declares Kerala floods 'calamity of severe nature', state braces for gigantic reconstruction task 20.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Centre today declared the devastating floods in Kerala a "calamity of severe nature" as the state braced for the gigantic task of reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure and rehabilitation lakhs of people rendered homeless . The death toll in the current spell of monsoon fury that began on August 8 has risen to 216, officials said. "Keeping in view the intensity and magnitude of the floods and landslides in Kerala , this is a calamity of a severe nature for all practical purposes," a home ministry official said in New Delhi. This categorisation will enable the state get greater monetary and other assistance from the Centre. Though rains that pounded the state over the last few days have abated, over 7.24 lakh people are still sheltered in 5,645 relief camps, official sources said. K Santosh, director of India Meteorological Department's Thiruvananthapuram centre said all alerts have been withdrawn and the state experienced only light to moderate rainfall today. Similar precipitation has been ...
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Over 40,000 chapatis prepared by prisoners for flood victims in Kerala 20.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Over 40,000 chapatis prepared by prisoners for flood victims in Kerala
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Kerala 'thanks' Indian Navy for stunning rescue operation in most... 20.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala 'thanks' Indian Navy for stunning rescue operation in most...
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Ramdev applauds 'inspiring' rescue operations by security forces... 20.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Ramdev applauds 'inspiring' rescue operations by security forces...
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Kerala Flood: Over 7 Lakh Displaced, Thousands Still Feared Trapped 20.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala Flood: Over 7 Lakh Displaced, Thousands Still Feared Trapped
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Watch: Bengaluru FC send aid for people of flood-affected Kerala 20.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Watch: Bengaluru FC send aid for people of flood-affected Kerala
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Grandpa stuck in Kerala floods but debutant long jumper leaves for Asiad 20.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Grandpa stuck in Kerala floods but debutant long jumper leaves for Asiad
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Kerala floods heartbreak: 19-year-old commits suicide after rains destroy Class XII certificates 20.8.2018 DNA: Money
Heartbroken on finding his class twelve certificates destroyed in the devastation caused by the deadly monsoon in Kerala, a 19-year-old boy, committed suicide, police said today. With his house fully waterlogged in the downpour, the boy, Kailash, and his parents, hailing from Karanthur in Kozhikode district, had moved to a relief camp three days ago. Kailash had got admission for a course in the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) and had purchased new clothes and set apart some money for higher studies, they said. As the rains abated for a while, he returned home yesterday to take a look at the house and was shocked to find his plus two certificates soaked in water and in tatters. A Police officer attached to the Kunnamanagalam station said the boy's death came to light later in the day yesterday when his parents came to clean up the house as the water receeded. They were shocked to see him hanging, police said. His shattered father, a labourer, had pinned all his hopes on his son as all their ...
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Kerala Floods: Hrithik Roshan sends help to flood-affected Kerala, Akshay K... 20.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala Floods: Hrithik Roshan sends help to flood-affected Kerala, Akshay K...
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Fury of floods: Persistent neglect of drainage & conservation 20.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Extraordinary tragedy in Kerala has brought into sharp focus the persistent, pervasive and profound neglect of drainage, waterbodies, conservation of catchment areas, excessive denudation of forest, and several other areas of resource management. With environmental clearance further relaxed by the Ministry of Forest and environment, such disasters are likely to recur more often and widely. The human deaths are most tragic but animal deaths are no less tragic. Let me enumerate the factors which are well known but needs restatement responsible for floods: having excessive rains in western ghat area is not extraordinary. In 1924, the rainfall was almost double but the loss was much less. Why has damage increased with less intense rainfall? The western ghats have been denuded and devastated with unbridled exploitation through mining. Gadgil Committee had suggested conservation measure which were ignored by everybody including civil society. His report was seen as anti-development. The chickens have come to ...
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