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India closes down camp office in Nepal 22.5.2018 General News
Over a month after a blast at an Indian field office at Biratnagar in Nepal, India has said that its has closed down the office
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Indian embassy's camp office in Nepal's Biratnagar to be shut down 22.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Indian embassy’s camp office in Nepal’s Biratnagar will soon be shut down and re-located, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. During his visit to Nepal last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed this decision to Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The Biratnagar camp office, according to the MEA, was opened in 2008 to deal with the situation arising out of devastating Koshi floods. ‘The purpose for which this camp office was opened has been fulfilled. GoI (Government of India) had already decided to wind up the Camp Office and re-locate the personnel. This decision was conveyed by Prime Minister Modi to his Nepalese counterpart during his visit to Nepal last week. The PM of Nepal thanked PM (Narendra Modi) for informing him about this decision,’ MEA's official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. In 2008, Nepal allowed India to set up a temporary field office to issue passes for vehicles to ply Indian roads in the nearby regions after a 17 km stretch of the East-West highway was ...
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Decoded: Impact of climate change on river ecosystems 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
According to a recent study, climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems all over the world. Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats. Researchers from the universities of Hull, Aberystwyth, and Salford and the engineering consultants "Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance" (AECOM), used laser survey technology (LiDAR) flown from an aircraft, to measure the impacts of cyclone-driven extreme floods in 2000 and 2012 on rivers in KNP. KNP game reserve has global significance for its habitats and associated species, and the rivers flowing through the park provide essential ecosystem services, including water and habitat in the shape of the many varied channel morphologies and associated riparian forest. The high-resolution data has been used to create accurate digital models of the river ...
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Arunachal Pradesh gets regular air connectivity 22.5.2018 General News
The long-cherished dream of the people of Arunachal Pradesh to have air connectivity was fulfilled on Monday with flagging off of the first fixed-wing commercial aircraft from Pasighat to Guwahati, officials said.
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Alarming messages flood social media 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Health Minister K.K. Shylaja’s warning against spreading unscientific messages on the social media against the backdrop of Nipah virus infection deat
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Not everyone is staying cool, as things hot up 21.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
More people means more air conditioners. More units means more energy. More energy … well, it's a vicious circle in the battle with climate change
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Is the city ready for the monsoon? 21.5.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Civic officials claim it is, but residents are wary of their assurances
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5 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka 21.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
At least five people have been killed and seven are missing as heavy rains and strong winds caused havoc in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday.
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Six dead, around 3000 families displaced in Tripura floods 21.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Mudslides and waterlogged streets disrupt normal life, families take shelter in makeshift camps
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Clogged canals, drains add to monsoon woes 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Corporation yet to initiate steps to clear drains
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Deepika Padukone: Why does Bollywood's most talented actress have no films in her kitty? 20.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
That Deepika Padukone is one of the most talented and sought-after actresses of Bollywood, is no news. But why then has she not signed a single film after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat, that crossed the Rs 500-crore mark worldwide?  She was supposed to start shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj's gangster drama, 'Sapna Didi' this year, but unfortunately the film had to be postponed owing to her co-star Irrfan Khan's health condition. And now, the actor has absolutely no films in her kitty. Several theories have been going around about why Deepika has not signed a single film despite the flood of offers that came her way after her last release. While some say she is waiting for her back and neck injury to fully recover, others claim that she is keeping her dates free for her much-talked-about wedding with beau Ranveer Singh.  But, it turns out that none of this is true. “Her back/neck problem is being properly attended to and she will be fine soon. As for marriage plans, they in no way impinge on ...
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Nepal to shut India's field office, says Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli 20.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Nepal will close the Indian Embassy's field office in the near future as it has "outlived its purpose", Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said. India was permitted to set up the temporary field office in 2008 to issue passes to vehicles for plying on Indian roads in the bordering regions after Koshi floods severely damaged a 17-km stretch of the east-west highway. Initially set up in the eastern Sunsari district, it was later shifted to the nearby Biratnagar city, about 375 kms from here, along the Koshi Highway. Speaking at the first parliamentary party meeting of the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party here, party's co-chairman Oli said The office would be removed as it had "outlived its purpose". After repair of the damaged portion of the highway, Nepal had asked India to shut down the camp office but the Indian side did not comply. The Indian flag was hoisted on the office building while India started distributing scholarships and got involved in various social activities using the facility, the ...
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Cannes was Weinstein’s hunting ground: Asia Argento 20.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Argento was one of many who came forward in the 2017 New Yorker article that kicked off the flood of allegations against disgraced film mogul Weinstein.
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Cannes was Weinstein s hunting ground: Asia Argento 20.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Argento was one of many who came forward in the 2017 New Yorker article that kicked off the flood of allegations against disgraced film mogul Weinstein.
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Reduce dependence on Centre during disasters: Gauba to states 18.5.2018 General News
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday urged all the states to build their own capacities to reduce their dependence on the Centre during natural disasters and asked all concerned officials of the Central and state governments to be better prepared to minimize the losses caused by such disasters.
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Preparing for the monsoon 18.5.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
Rainwater harvesting systems need special attention, and storm-water drains must be examined and quickly cleaned. By S. Vishwanath
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Flood risk persists in many areas 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
At least 50 civic issues caused by faulty infrastructure and delayed civic projects continue to be major factors behind keeping the city at flood risk
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20,000 families may be resettled 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Among the key interventions that the civic body will make in terms of monsoon preparedness this year is the resettlement of over 20,000 families resid
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Bracing for monsoon: WR takes extra care for flood-prone areas 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) has identified flood-prone areas like Matunga, Mahim, Bandra and Khar as part of its monsoon preparations.“We have f
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Metro trenches may lead to flooding, warns Mayor 17.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
BJP says Mahadeshwar trying to shield contractors, corrupt officers and politicians
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