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Heavy rains likely across Gujarat over next five days 18.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Even as heavy rains lashed many places in Saurashtra and south Gujarat on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department has said that heavy rains are likely in south Gujarat, Saurashtra, Kutch and north Gujarat over the next five days. Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar and Junagadh in Saurashtra, and Navsari and Dangs in south Gujarat received heavy to extremely heavy rainfall on Tuesday, throwing life out of gear. IMD Ahmedabad's director Jayant Sarkar said at the Weather Watch Group meeting in Gandhinagar that the cyclonic circulation system above the Arabian Sea will lead to heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at several places across the state. The meeting was presided over by Relief Commissioner MR Kothari, who said that 20 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into service in view of the flood-like situation at many places. Four teams of NDRF have been deployed in Gir Somnath district, which witnessed incessant rainfall on Monday, and three teams in Vadodara. Kothari said at the ...
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100 NDRF teams deployed in 71 locations across country to deal with floods 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Nearly 100 teams comprising about 4,500 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in 71 locations across the country to deal with floods and heavy rains. Additional teams are also on standby in all NDRF battalions and will be mobilised as per demand. The NDRF has deployed 97 teams at 71 locations in at least 14 states across the country for rescue and relief operations of flood affected people, a Home Ministry official said. A team of NDRF comprises 45 personnel. The force is in constant touch with the India Metrological Department (IMD), the Central Water Commission (CWC) and other agencies. Battalion commanders are in touch with state authorities to render all possible assistance in time of crisis, the official said. A 24x7, NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation round-the-clock. The disaster emergency force is fully geared up to face any eventuality arising due to floods and has mobilised its resources at vulnerable locations across the ...
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'Scared Games' of Mumbai monsoon: Why rain washes away maximum city every year 11.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rain in Mumbai continues and with it, thousands of problems. The easiest thing to do is to blame the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for their high-handedness and under-preparedness in handling monsoons every year. Sure, the BMC is the governing body of the city, and it is its responsibility, along with other bodies such as the MMRDA, and Western and Central Railway to ensure that the drainage system is in order, potholes are fixed, and bridges are sturdy enough to not collapse or develop cracks. Yet, in the past fortnight, the city has witnessed bridge collapses, roads caving in and at least 35 deaths due to the heavy spell of rains. The big question is why does Mumbai flood like this every year? A report by Indian Environment Portal highlighted how the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and the construction of Bandra-Kurla Complex (which is ironically a smart city) play a role in this. Bandra-Kurla Complex or BKC was built over mangroves, which are the natural barrier that prevents flooding in the ...
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Thai cave rescue operation over, all 13 recovered after 17 days 10.7.2018 DNA: India
 All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flood Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. "The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe," the Thai navy SEAL unit said on its official Facebook page. The "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai after soccer practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels. British divers found the 13, hungry and huddled in darkness on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometres inside the complex, on Monday last week. After pondering for days how to get the 13 out, a rescue operation was launched on Sunday when four of the boys were brought out, tethered to rescue divers. Another four were rescued on Monday and the last four boys and the coach were brought out on Tuesday. Celebrations will be ...
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Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to "rain god" 10.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to "rain god"
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Fifth boy brought out of Thai cave on second day of rescue, says offic... 9.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Fifth boy brought out of Thai cave on second day of rescue, says offic...
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Mumbai Rains: These are emergency numbers and train timings for Harbour, Western and Central lines 9.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Mumbai’s monsoon misery continues as the megapolis recorded highest rainfall in season on Monday. Several areas were submerged with many trains running late.  ( LIVE UPDATES ) In view of the torrential rains, the Maharashtra government announced closure of all schools and colleges in Mumbai.  Earlier in the day, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that rains will continue to lash Mumbai and neighbouring areas for next few days. Heavy rainfall led to severe waterlogging in many areas affecting normal life in Mumbai. The Met department has further predicted that ?heavy to very heavy rain? is likely to continue over Konkan and Goa.  Waterlogging has been reported at several parts in Mumbai, including Palghar, Thane. The flood-like situation affected the railway services also. ‘Trains are being run at restricted speed at Nala Sopara due to water on railway tracks. There is no waterlogging anywhere else on Western Railway routes. Suburban services are functioning, ‘ tweeted Western ...
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Japan rains: Death toll goes up to 112; rescuers race to find survivors 9.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides that killed at least 112 people, with dozens missing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled an overseas trip to deal with Japan's worst flood disaster since 1983, with several million people forced from their homes. Officials said the overall economic impact was not clear. Rain tapered off across the western region on Monday to reveal blue skies and a scorching sun that pushed temperatures well above 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), fuelling fears of heat-stroke in areas cut off from power or water. "We cannot take baths, the toilet doesn't work and our food stockpile is running low," said Yumeko Matsui, whose home in the city of Mihara, in Hiroshima prefecture, has been without water since Saturday. "Bottled water and bottled tea are all gone from convenience stores and other shops," the 23-year-old nursery school worker said at an emergency water supply station. Some 11,200 ...
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Japan rains: Nearly 100 killed; residents struggle without electricity and water 9.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing. Rain tapered off across the western region battered by last week's downpour, revealing blue skies and scorching sun forecast to push temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), fuelling fears of heatstroke in areas cut off from power or water. "We cannot take baths, the toilet doesn't work and our food stockpile is running low," said Yumeko Matsui, whose home in the city of Mihara has been without water since Saturday. "Bottled water and bottled tea are all gone from convenience stores and other shops," the 23-year-old nursery school worker said at an emergency water supply station. About 12,700 customers had no electricity on Monday, power companies said. Tens of thousands had no water, Japanese media said. The death toll from the rains reached at least 94 after floodwaters forced several million people from ...
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In a minute, 'death' rushed in on them at Chinchoti waterfall in Vasai 9.7.2018 DNA: Money
While the world watches a one-of-a-kind mission to rescue a youth soccer team trapped underground in a flooded Thailand cave, the metropolitan had to mount its own flood rescue to save 14 Santacruz teenagers, who were trapped at a Vasai waterfall on the weekend when the gush of water abruptly intensified, hemming them in with its intense undertow. On Saturday around 11.30 am, the youngsters, aged 15-19, were enjoying the Chinchoti fall when, over a matter of seconds, water swallowed the rocks atop which they were balanced, leaving them hopping from crag to crag. "It was crowded so I jumped to the side," said Sachin N, part of the group. "When I turned back, the rock from which I had jumped disappeared under heavy current of water." The group from Santacruz East had left for a picnic on Saturday. As the boys scrambled for a safe spot, they tossed their bags and other belongings, clearing out space to stand on land. "I saw a man" — Bhavesh Gupta, who could not be saved — "losing balance and being swept ...
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Nagpur schools to remain shut on Saturday after heavy downpour floods city 6.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
This city in Eastern Maharashtra recorded a whopping 265 mm of rainfall in just nine hours on Friday, flooding several localities. The orange city registered 265 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, Deputy Director General of Meteorology J R Prasad said. The highest 24-hour rain record in Nagpur stood at 304 mm, which was registered on July 12, 1994. If that rain record has been breached or not will be known after tallying figures available at the end of 24 hours at 8.30 am on Saturday, he said. Prasad said heavy rainfall is expected in the next 24 hours also. All schools up to Class 12 will remain closed on Saturday in view of the heavy downpour forecast for the next 48 hours. Nagpur district collector has issued a circular to all schools in this regard, directing them to remain closed. The incessant downpour caused water-logging in several areas of the city, where incidents of uprooting of trees were also reported. Several parts of the Vidarbha region, too, received copious rains. The city is ...
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Four persons rescued from flash flood in Udhampur drain 4.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
Two women and as many as children were rescued from a flash flood in Udhampur district, police said here on Wednesday. They were crossing the Ghordi 'nallah' in the district last evening when flash flood occurred in the drain, a police officer said. Police and locals rushed to the area and rescued all the four safely, he said.  Article ...
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Five killed, three injured in landslide at Baltal route of Amarnath yatra 4.7.2018 DNA: Money
Tragedy hit the Amarnath yatra on Tuesday when five persons were killed and three others injured after heavy rains triggered a massive landslide at the Baltal-Amarnath cave shrine route. The yatra has been suspended and massive rescue and relief operations have been launched to help other pilgrims, if any trapped, en route to the shrine. “There has been a landslide between Brarimarg and Railpathri en route to the holy cave.  Four men and one woman were killed and three others were injured. One of them is in a critical condition. All the injured have been brought to the Baltal base camp. Rescue operations are on,” Dr Piyush Singla, Deputy Commissioner of Ganderbal, told DNA. The identity of the deceased is being ascertained. “We do not know whether they are yatris or service providers,” said Singla. Rains also triggered a minor flash flood in the parking area at the Baltal base camp.   Deputy Commissioner said all other yatris have been rescued.  “The yatra has been suspended and we will allow the yatris ...
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Rajasthan: Kids get hold of glass of milk under Annapurna scheme 3.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday launched Annapurna Milk Scheme across the state, an Operation Flood of sorts, for making children of the state healthy. The CM flagged off the milk scheme by offering the first glass of hot milk to school girls. On the occasion she said that being a mother she knows the happiness of seeing one’s child healthy. To launch this ambitious scheme, Raje visited government higher secondary school in Dehmikalan (Bagru) on Monday morning. She highlighted the contribution of the toil and efforts which the parents make to ensure their children get sufficient nutrients and added that now parents of about 62 lakh students studying in government schools will not have to worry with Annapurna Milk Scheme in place. CM Raje asked the officials to give priority to milk producers’ committees run by women to ensure unhindered supply of milk under the scheme and added that these women, being mothers themselves, will not compromise with the quality of the milk. Raje said that by adding ...
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SC extends deadline for final draft of Assam NRC till July 30 2.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court today extended its June 30 deadline for publication of the final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) by a month, after the Centre and the state coordinator agreed to publish it within the new time limit. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman considered the report of state NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela and extended the deadline. Hajela had last week said it would not be possible to release the final draft of the NRC as scheduled on June 30 due to the floods in state. The NRC is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in Assam. The bench asked the state chief secretary and DGP of Assam to immediately provide adequate security to Hajela and his family members, including his children, in view of the work done by him. It asked them to file a compliance report immediately after taking a decision on the issue. The apex court said it will consider all the interlocutory applications and other related matters on July 31. The first draft NRC for Assam was published ...
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh vows help to J&K, Assam battling floods 2.7.2018 DNA: Money
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the people of Assam and Jammu & Kashmir that the Centre will provide all possible assistance to the flood-hit states to overcome the disaster. Singh spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and J&K Governor NN Vohra separately to discuss the state of affairs. In a telephonic conversation with Sonowal, the Union minister reviewed the situation in Assam where large areas are submerged under water. The deluge has claimed more than 30 lives across seven districts, dislocated thousands, and also deferred the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens, a list of the state's citizens. Speaking with Governor Vohra, the home minister enquired how certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir are faring, and assured all possible support and cooperation to the state in tackling the deluge, a Home Ministry official said. A flood alert has been sounded in central Kashmir and Jammu region after three people died in rain-related incidents. Article ...
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Waterlogging issue solved, says BMC 2.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Fitwala lane, one of the chronic flooding spots in Lower Parel area, and where the well- known gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar died after falling into an open manhole in 2017 will not flood anymore, claims the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The civic administration said that it has made several changes in the sewage pipeline to eliminate waterlogging in this stretch. From removing over 70 illegal structures in Kamgar Nagar to converting old three pipelines to a single concrete box drain, in the last six months, the G South Ward of BMC has carried out many changes in the sewage system. After Dr Amrapurkar incident, the BMC had received severe criticism from residents. Due to water logging in Fitwala lane, locals had opened a manhole and unfortunately Dr AMrapurkar fell into it. The civic ward then decided to end over 20 years problem of water logging in this stretch. However, the problem was not at one or two places, it was spread in almost two kilometre stretches. Devendra Kumar Jain, ...
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SC to hear crucial Assam NRC issue on Monday 1.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Crucial issues relating to the publication of final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) would come up before the Supreme Court tomorrow, days after the NRC state coordinator said it would not be possible to release it as scheduled on June 30 due to floods in state. The NRC is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in Assam. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman, supervising the process related to the work, had earlier ordered that publication of the final draft of the NRC should be completed by June 30 and refused to extend the deadline any further. However, NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela on June 28 said the final draft would not be released as scheduled due to the heavy floods in the state's Barak valley. A plea has also been filed in the apex court seeking more time to prepare the final draft. Hajela had said it would not be possible to publish the draft on June 30 as floods have hit Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in the Barak valley, ...
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Rajnath Singh reviews flood situation in Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, assures all help 1.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the state, besides assuring him of all central help, officials said. During a telephonic conversation with Sonowal, the Union minister reviewed the situation in Assam where large areas are inundated by flood waters. Singh told the chief minister that all possible support is being provided to Assam and other northeastern states for overcoming the flood situation, a Home Ministry official said. In seven district's of the state, more than 30 people lost their lives in the floods. Over 68,000 people were affected by deluge in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Charaideo, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), . Karimganj is the worst-affected district with nearly 44,000 people hit by the current wave of floods, followed by Hailakandi with around 10,000 affected people. The much-awaited publication of the final draft of ...
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Clamour grows for probe into Rs 399-cr Jhelum desilting project 1.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Questions are being asked about the Rs 399-crore project to desilt Jhelum and expand the flood spill channels to increase the water carrying capacity in order to avoid a 2014-like situation in the Valley. The project was approved after 2014 floods, which caused massive silting in Jhelum. There were several components of the project which included dredging of Jhelum, land acquisitions for expanding the flood spill channels, among others. “What was the PDP-BJP government doing after the devastating floods of 2014? What happened to dredging of Jhelum? Where did the money go?” tweeted Omar Abdullah, former J&K CM. Article ...
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