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Flood in The Floating City: Venice to face another high tide 17.11.2019 DNA
The floods hit Venice subsequently on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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Cyclone 'Bulbul' likely to instensify; Odisha, WB to prepare for flood-like situation 8.11.2019
Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: With cyclone 'Bulbul' over the Bay of Bengal set to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm, triggering heavy rain in parts of Odisha and West Bengal, the two states are bracing for the situation. The Met department said that the cyclone, situated 750 km south of Kolkata in the afternoon, is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Thursday night and into a very severe cyclonic storm by Friday. The governments of the two states are taking measures to ensure that damage from the storm is contained even as the Centre assured them of all assistance. The weather department said the system is likely to move initially north-northwestwards and then nearly northwards till November 9. It will then re-curve northeastwards towards Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal, skirting Odisha, and cause heavy to very heavy rain in the coastal districts of North Odisha and West Bengal for three days from Friday. Taking note of the severity of the storm and possibility of damage to ...
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India raises demands for RCEP agreement, uncertainty over Asian trade deal 4.11.2019
Bangkok: Plans to finalise an Asia-wide trade deal at a summit in Bangkok this weekend were uncertain after new demands raised by India in the negotiations to create the world's largest trading bloc. Southeast Asian leaders meeting in Thailand hope to make progress on the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) - which would comprise 16 countries that account for a third of global gross domestic product and nearly half the world's population. Talks are expected to continue on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok after a press conference was cancelled on Friday, raising questions whether ministers could reach agreement in their last formal negotiations ahead of a summit on the regional partnership on Monday. Host Thailand has been pushing for a preliminary deal by the end of the year, keen to push ahead at a time when US-China tensions threaten to slow growth in the region. A major sticking point has been demands from India, ...
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M Venkaiah Naidu bats for cost-effective desalination initiatives 4.11.2019
Chennai: Warning that a water war may break out across the globe, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu emphasised the significance of saving water. Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the country's premier National Institute of Ocean Technology in Chennai on Sunday, Mr Naidu said there is a need to give a thrust to research activities and innovation in the areas of ocean energy, marine biology and biotechnology for the nation to become a leader in these sectors and NIOT can be a forerunner for achieving the milestone. He said some people predict there may be water wars across the globe in the future.      "We must try to utilise available sea water and for that you (NIOT) need to do more and more research. You already found some solutions, but it has to be cost-effective because converting saline water to potable water, sweet water is a very good thing that will solve the problem to maximum possible extent but the question is at what cost and that is the issue," he ...
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Is HD Kumaraswamy cosying up to BJP to save JD(S)? 29.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Former chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy created a flutter in political circles when he said he will not allow the BJP government to fall, but those in the know were not surprised.
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Floods: Karnataka to get only Rs 800 crore more from Centre 23.10.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
State government had sought Rs 3,500 crore under NDRF norms for relief and rehabilitation works in the affected areas.
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Karnataka: Congress stages 'pakoda protest' against unemployment, economic slowdown 19.10.2019
Shivamogga: The Congress party leaders and workers here on Saturday staged a 'pakoda protest' against the alleged failure of BJP-led state and Central governments. Congress leaders made 'pakodas' and served them to the people at Shivappa Nayaka circle against rising unemployment and economic slowdown in the country. They also raised slogans against the state and the Centre, alleging that the prevailing economic situation was resulting in job loss and poverty. During the protest, they also displayed play cards, which read -- 'Bad economy leads to poverty,' 'Seven crore employees' life at risk after slowdown' and 'BJP failed to tackle flood aftermath.' Speaking to ANI, Congress leader BR Jayanth said Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa led government in the state has completely failed to help the people affected by floods.   Catch the latest news, live coverage and in-depth analyses from India and World . Follow us on Facebook and Twitter ...
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MP govt seeks Rs 6,621 crore flood relief from Centre 17.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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Japan sends in troops after massive typhoon hammers Tokyo, kills 23 13.10.2019 DNA
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened an emergency meeting and sent the minister in charge of disaster management to the affected areas
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Four dead, 17 missing as powerful typhoon pounds Tokyo 13.10.2019 DNA
Authorities lifted rain and flood warnings for the Kanto region around a becalmed Tokyo before dawn, and by Sunday morning were starting to lift them on areas further north.
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'Yeddy is like BJP's unwanted child': Cong targets Karnataka CM, Modi 11.10.2019
Bengaluru: Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Thursday tore into the BJP governments both at the Centre and in Karnataka over delay in flood relief and mocked at Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, calling him an "unwanted child" of the party leadership. Speaking in the state assembly on the first day of its three-day session, the newly appointed Leader of the Opposition accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of neglecting Karnataka. "Having 56 inch chest is good thing, but there should be motherly heart inside it. It is not therein him, and that's the painful thing. Pailwans and body builders will also have 56 inch chest," he said in a sharp attack. It was over 65 days since Karnataka was affected by "unprecedented" rains and floods and not even a rupee had been paid to the sugarcane farmers, among the most affected, he charged. Siddaramaiah criticised the Prime Minister for not visiting the flood-hit areas in the state, saying: "We are not opposed to his ...
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Bypolls not to impact grand alliance; coalition's doors closed for 'chameleon-like' Nitish: Tejashwi Yadav 6.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Yadav also described Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as a "chameleon-like" character and ruled out any possibility in the future of him returning to the secular alliance fold. In an interview to , Yadav attacked Kumar saying he helped the RSS and BJP grow and jeopardised secular and socialist politics.
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HD Kumaraswamy claims CM Yediyurappa-PM Modi trust deficit 5.10.2019
MYSURU: JD (S) leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy alleged on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa were not in good terms and that a trust deficit between them was the cause for a delay in release of funds by the Union government for relief and rehabilitation measures in flood-hit areas.   He told the media here: "The Chief Minister's inability to meet the Prime Minister gives an indication that there is lack of trust between the two. When I was the Chief Minister, during floods in Kodagu last year, the Prime Minister was in constant touch with me over the phone. But now, when their own party member has become Chief Minister, the delay in release of funds only indicates that Mr Yediyurappa and Mr Modi do not seem to be in good terms." The JD (S) leader lambasted Mr Yediyurappa over his statement that the previous government had emptied the treasury. "He is saying the government"s treasury is empty. I too served as Chief ...
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Typhoon Mitag hits several parts of South Korea, six dead 3.10.2019 DNA
Mitag, the 18th typhoon this year, brought heavy rains in southern parts of the country. As of 0130 GMT, the toll was six dead and four injured, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said.
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Orange alert in Bihar today as death toll due to floods touches 55 3.10.2019
New Delhi: An orange alert has been issued for several regions of Bihar including Patna for October 3 and 4 as heavy rainfall is expected in the areas. The relentless rains that took place between September 27 and 30 have left parts of the state in a dire condition with the death toll touching 55. Since Monday, the restoration works have been on in full-swing and government relief workers have been hard at work, trying to pump the water out of the submerged localities. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in Patna, Vaishali and Khagaria districts. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued ten thousand people from the state capital. Five teams were deployed in Patna's Rajendra Nagar and Kankarbagh alone to assist people. The Indian Air Force has also been air dropping relief material to the flood-affected areas. Earlier this week, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar waded through water-logged streets, with his pyjamas folded up to knees, supervising rescue and ...
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Bihar floods: Over 10,000 people saved in Patna, says NDRF 2.10.2019 DNA
The rescue teams have been rowing people across the flooded streets in inflated boats from the past few days.
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Nitish Kumar draws flak over flood crisis 2.10.2019
Patna: With floods claiming over 40 lives across Bihar and maximum damage being reported from cities like Patna, the disaster management and relief work of the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in the state has once again come in question. As rains subsided on Tuesday, public as well as the Opposition parties slammed the government"s inability to deal with water-logging triggered by heavy rains in Patna and other districts of Bihar. Patna was declared as the worst-hit by the state administration. As per an assessment, more than 4,000 people have been evacuated and moved to safer places by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). "Nitish Kumar had returned to power on the issue of good governance but now questions are being raised on his inability to deal with the condition, which has surfaced due to rains. People are facing the worst kind of crisis in Bihar due to the state government"s failure in handling the situation", RJD national vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh ...
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Congress, JD(S) target PM Modi after his tweet on Bihar floods 1.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
The opposition Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, alleging that he has adopted an "indifferent behaviour" towards Karnataka on the issue of extending flood relief funds from the Centre.
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Nearly 950 prisoners to be shifted out as heavy rains flood UP's Ballia jail 30.9.2019
Lucknow: Heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh have forced authorities to transfer nearly 950 prisoners from Ballia district jail after water entered three barracks since Wednesday. According to IANS report, Ballia District Magistrate Bhavani Singh Khangaraut, "Water logging from five inches to one foot has been reported from all the barracks of the district jail. In view of the ground realities of the jail, the matter was reported to state government and prison department. We have received approval of authorities concerned to shift 450 prisoners to Azamgarh jail. Approval for shifting more prisoners to Mau and Ambedkar Nagar jails is awaited." "After four days of continuous rain the jail has been flooded. There are heavy floods outside also, because of which we are not able to pump water outside jail buildings," Ram Ashray, Additional District Magistrate (Balia), said. Ashray said they have been ordered to shift 450 of the 950 prisoners from here to the jail in Azamgarh, told news agency ...
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At least 18 die due to heavy rains in Bihar 30.9.2019

Patna: Heavy rains in the last 48 hours and water-logging in streets and residential areas in several cities of Bihar have exposed the failures of the state government.

The condition remained grim on Sunday due to heavy rains in Patna and other districts of the state.

According to reports, more than 18 people have lost their lives as heavy rainfall over the last three days caused flood-like situation across the state.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called an emergency meeting with the officials and reviewed the relief operations in the affected areas.

“The government is doing everything possible to control the situation which has been caused due to excessive rainfall and rising water level in several major rivers. Officials are monitoring the relief and rescue operations in the affected areas of Bihar. Our government is also concerned over the incidents occurred due to rains in the rural areas”, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said.

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