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Karnataka CM meets Amit Shah, seeks Rs 2,000 crore for flood relief 22.9.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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Crores will be saved with reverse tendering of projects bidded under TDP: AP minister 21.9.2019
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister P Anil Kumar said on Saturday that thousands of crores of public money would be saved through the reverse tendering process of the projects bidded under TDP government. He said that the first reverse tendering process in the Polavaram project is over and it is 15 per cent less in amount than the contract. He also said that the contractor and the company have not been changed. "The first reverse tendering process has taken place in the Polavaram left tunnel which is of Rs 290 crore. We are happy to witness that the tender which has been floated for 4.77 per cent excess in 2018 has seen 15.6 per cent less after the reverse tendering with the same contractor and same company which bidded in 2018," he said. "With this single reverse tendering the government has got a profit of around Rs 58 crores. As every project will go into scrutiny I hope thousands of crores would be saved by the government," said Kumar. "Almost every work is reverse ...
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Congress, JDS claim PM denied appointment to CM, hit out at him 19.9.2019
Bengaluru: Opposition Congress and JD(S), on Thursday, alleged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was denied appointment by the Prime Minister at a time when several parts of the state were ravaged by recent floods. The parties made the claim a day after Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said Yediyurappa was scheduled to visit Delhi on Wednesday but had postponed it to Friday. In response to a question regarding flood relief from the Centre, Madhuswamy had on Wednesday said: "We are hopeful that the Centre will release the funds soon, the Chief Minister had to visit Delhi today, but it has got postponed, he is now scheduled to go to Delhi on Friday..." However, officials in the Chief Minister's office on Thursday said the visit was not yet confirmed. Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah claimed Yediyurappa was denied appointment and termed it as an "insult" to the Chief Minister and "injustice" to the state. "Denying the appointment to @CMofKarnataka ...
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Spain: At least 4 killed in flash floods triggered by torrential rain 14.9.2019 DNA
Alicante, Valencia and eastern Castilla-La Mancha provinces of Spain are the worst hit by the floods.
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Storm-ravaged Bahamians seeking entry to US may face immigration hurdles 10.9.2019 DNA
It is not clear whether US President Donald Trump's administration, which has sought to severely restrict legal and illegal immigration, will smooth the path.
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Flood warning in Andhra; state, NDRF on high alert 9.9.2019
Andhra Pradesh: Water levels of Godavari continued to rise at the Polavaram and Dowleswaram barrages in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Monday morning, due to heavy rains upstream in the catchment area of the Godavari basin. According to a press release by the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA), as of 7 am on Monday, the second-level warning continued at Bhadrachalam in Telangana, though the water level was falling. At Kunavaram, the water level was steady, while at Polavaram and Dowleswaram, the water levels continued to rise, resulting in the second-level warning continuing to be in place, TheNewsMinute reported. The APSDMA said that the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) had deployed 167 personnel in East Godavari. While two teams are located in Veeravaram, one team is in place in Chinturu, while another was deployed to Rajahmahendravaram. The teams are are equipped with life jackets, boats and other rescue material. 30 personnel of the National Disaster ...
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Not BJP, Siddaramaiah behind DK Shivakumar arrest: Nalin Kumar Kateel 9.9.2019
Hubballi: At a time when the Congress party is targeting the BJP-led union government for the arrest of its leaders, state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel said he suspected the involvement of  former chief minister Siddaramaiah in the arrest of former minister D.K. Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate. Addressing press persons in Bagalkote on Sunday, he alleged that the former CM has been encouraging the  politics of hatred as he cannot tolerate the growth of Shivakumar in the Congress.  "Shivakumar was not arrested by any Lokayukta official or the state government. The Congress was in power in the state in 2017 when Income Tax officials conducted a raid on his residence. Siddaramaiah could have stopped the lodging of the complaint and raids when he was CM during those days. It is not the BJP which is involved in this episode", Kateel said. Maintaining that Shivakumar was arrested in connection with corruption charges and a money laundering case, he said the Income Tax and ...
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5 killed in Mumbai rain, 1,300 people evacuated 6.9.2019
Mumbai: At least five people, including two Brihan-mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) workers and a senior citizen, lost their lives due to heavy waterlogging the city experienced on Wednesday. Two BMC workers, Vijendra Bagde (36) and Jagdish Parmar (54), who were deployed in a waterlogged area in Goregaon, died while on duty, the disaster management unit (DMU) said. They were rushed to Jogeshwari"s Trauma Care Hospital and Kapadia Hospital respectively but were declared brought dead. As per preliminary information, Parmar died due to heart attack, while the floods washed Bagde away. A 24-year-old man, Mohmannad Shakeeb Shaikh, fell into a creek near Bharat Nagar, Bandra (east). He was rescued by the police but was declared brought dead, the DMU said. In Hindmata, the body of a 60-year-old was found floating in floodwater. The deceased was taken to KEM Hospital in Parel. In another incident, four children entered the Mithi river to swim at Bandra-Kurla Complex. However, they were washed away. While ...
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Happy Birthday Pawan Kalyan: Ram Charan gives shoutout to superstar 2.9.2019 DNA
Ram Charan reminded Pawan Kalyan fans of the superstar's contribution towards Andhra Pradesh floods, while wishing him 'Happy Birthday'
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Japan orders evacuation of 6.7 lakh due to heavy rains, 2 dead 29.8.2019
Tokyo: Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings and orders for 6,70,000 people to seek safety. Nearly a million more people were advised to leave their homes after the country"s weather agency raised the alert to its highest level for parts of northern Kyushu. The emergency warning is issued "if there is a significant likelihood of catastrophes". Officials confirmed two deaths, one in western Saga prefecture where a man was found in a car that had been swept away. A second man died in Fukuoka as he tried to escape from a car trapped in rising floodwaters. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said a third person, in Saga, was in a state of "cardiorespiratory arrest" — a term usually employed by Japanese officials to indicate a person"s death before it is officially confirmed by a doctor. "There are many reports of damage in different areas due to flooding of rivers, landslides, ...
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Extend compensation to flood victims in Wayanad: Rahul to Centre, Kerala govt 27.8.2019
Wayanad: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asserted that he is incessantly pressurising both the Central and Kerala government to extend compensation to those affected by the floods in his constituency. Gandhi, who met the flood-affected people at a relief camp at Hill Face School Auditorium in Makkiyad said, "It is my duty to put pressure on the Kerala government and make sure that the people who have lost their property are compensated on time. To make sure that the roads which were swept away are constructed in time, I have been pressurising both the state, its chief minister and the Central government." Gandhi is on a three-day visit to Wayanad to meet locals and Congress leaders. During his last visit, Gandhi claimed to have met the district administration to address the issue. "The officials committed to me that they will compensate everybody who has lost their property in Wayanad," he said. "I am in my parliamentary constituency, Wayanad, for the next few days, visiting ...
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Kids dive into Ganga, police call it training 27.8.2019 DNA
The children have been taking deep dives into the river following the rise of water level in the city
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Rahul Gandhi to pay three-day visit to Wayanad on August 26 23.8.2019

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will pay a three-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Wayanad from August 26, to meet the locals and leaders of the party.

Earlier this month, Rahul went on a two-day visit to Kerala which was affected by torrential rains, floods, and landslides.

He took stock of the flood-affected areas across his parliamentary constituency and interacted with the local authorities as well.

He visited Mepaddi and Puthumala and met the respective authorities to discuss the situations arising out of floods and landslides, which had adversely affected the normal life over there.

He addressed the residents over there and assured the affected people that the government will provide all the possible aid during their bad time.

After leaving from Wayanad, Rahul expressed his pleasure and honor to the people of Wayanad for displaying "bravery and dignity" when Kerala was facing the wrath of nature.

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Manju Warrier, crew stranded in Himachal floods rescued; details inside 21.8.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
Manju was shooting for Malayalam film 'Kayyatam' along with filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan in Chhatru.
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India rejects Pak's claim of using water as 'weapon of war' amid Kashmir turmoil 20.8.2019
New Delhi/Islamabad: Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare", Pakistan said on Monday that New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border. India, however, rejected the claim saying that under the terms of a water treaty between the two nations it had informed Pakistan about the release of excess water late on Monday when it crossed a certain threshold. Relations between the neighbours, already hostile, have been further strained after India revoked the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir region. Pakistan reacted with fury, cutting transport and trade links and expelling India's ambassador in retaliation. Islamabad said the unexpected release of water into the River Sutlej that flows from India to Pakistan was part of an attempt by New Delhi to flout the longstanding treaty between the countries. "They try to isolate diplomatically, they try to strangulate economically, they're trying to strangulate ...
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B S Yediyurappa gets a 16-man Cabinet, but did he get his way? 20.8.2019
Bengaluru: Karnataka's wait is finally over with fifteen BJP MLAs and Independent legislator from Mulbagal, H. Nagesh, set to take oath as  ministers of the B.S. Yediyurappa cabinet,  Tuesday morning at Raj Bhavan. "The cabinet expansion will take place between 10:30 am and 11:30 am on Tuesday. I have already written a letter to the Governor in this regard. I have asked the Chief Secretary to make all arrangements," Chief Minister Yediyurappa said on Monday.   Though the BJP veteran took over as CM 25 days ago on July 26, cabinet formation was delayed because of a host of factors including the unprecedented floods and landslides in the state. The BJP central leadership had then taken the stance that cabinet formation could wait and had asked the CM to rush to the aid of the flood affected.   The list of ministers was not announced till Monday night but sources in the BJP confided that many senior MLAs and die-hard supporters of Mr Yediyurappa are unlikely to find place ...
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Uttarakhand: 20 houses washed away; 18 missing, rescue efforts underway 18.8.2019
Dehradun: Around 18 people are missing after 20 houses were washed away by Tons river in Uttarakhand"s Uttarkashi district on Sunday. The Tons river has been flowing over the danger mark in Uttarkashi following heavy rainfall in the past few days. The water breached local markets after which the administration issued an alert. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat directed the Uttarkashi district administration to supervise rescue and evacuation operations and arrange relief material to the affected people, ANI reported. The teams of Indo-Tiber Border Police, National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force are carrying out the rescue operations. However, heavy rains have made it difficult to commute. Gangotri highway has been shut down after landslides. Cloudburst and flashfloods have left many people stranded. The weather department has predicted widespread rainfall in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Pauri and Nainital districts. Uttarakhand had experienced heavy floods in 2013 ...
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Kerala: Engineers distribute 270 power banks to flood-hit areas 17.8.2019 DNA
Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that Kerala is likely to receive few spells of rain with thunderstorm for next one week.
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Gujarat receive 86% of seasonal rains, 40 reservoirs filled 17.8.2019 DNA
The highest rainfall recorded was 77 mm in Harij taluka of Patan, followed by 51 mm rainfall in Vagra area of Bharuch.
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Yediyurappa meets PM, seeks immediate funds for flood relief 16.8.2019
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and appealed for release of funds immediately to take up relief works in the flood and rain-ravaged state. Responding to his appeal, the Prime Minister assured tosend central study team soon to assess the damage due to the floods, the Chief Minister said in the national capital after the meeting. "State is hit by a calamity that has not taken place in the last 108 years. Fifteen days ago there was drought situation, but today dams are full and because of excess waterreleased from Maharashtra there is damage caused, about all these things we have brought to the notice of the Prime Minister," Yediyurappa said. The Karnataka Chief Minister said the Prime Minister "understood every thing" and soon he will be sending a team for assessment. "We have asked for release of funds as immediate relief. He (PM) said, he will discuss and let us know. I'm confident that he is in know ...
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