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Tourist boat capsizes in storm, killing 17 in Missouri 20.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Divers on Friday pulled the last four bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank in a storm in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist incidents in years. The World War Two-style amphibious vehicle was filled with 31 passengers including children when a microburst storm hit Table Rock Lake outside the tourist city of Branson, Missouri, on Thursday. A video of the incident showed it battered by waves. Wendy Doucey, an office manager at the Stone County sheriff's office, said divers had recovered the four bodies from the sunken duck boat. The vehicle was 80 feet (24 m) under water. "It's important that we find out for sure what events did occur," Missouri Governor Michael Parson said at a Friday morning news conference. "Today it's just still early." The incident began around 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) on Thursday after thunderstorms rolled through the area, when two duck boats were out on the lake, officials said. Both headed back to shore but only one made it. "From what I ...
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Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT 20.7.2018 PTI: All news
Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT
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Deluge in Capital 19.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
In Monsoon is active again in the Madhya Pradesh. In capital Bhopal within six hours it rained 116 millimeter about 5 inch. The localities in Bhopal and all other cities, town and villages or so flooded that it become tanks and roads are rivers. The Monsoon come late by 14-15 days on June 22-23. The […]
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Morigaon district may face drought-like situation 19.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Morigaon district may face drought-like situation
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Mumbai Rains: Lake Tansa overflows, water stock in Maharashtra dams rise 18.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Lake Tansa, one of the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai has been overflowing from Tuesday
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Two dead, 3,500 relocated as rains lash parts of Gujarat 18.7.2018 PTI: All news
Two dead, 3,500 relocated as rains lash parts of Gujarat
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Maharashtra government doesn’t seem keen to check river pollution: Bombay High Court 17.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today rapped the Maharashtra government saying it didn’t seem to
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Two Bengaluru techies die after falling in waterfall while taking selfies 16.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
The incident occurred at Mekedatu waterfalls in Kanakapura district, where the Arkavathi, a tributary of the Cauvery, meets the river.
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Continuous rain puts Pune's low lying areas on high alert as water released from Khadakwasla dam 16.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Low-lying areas of Pune are on alert after the irrigation department released water into Mutha river at the rate of 18,491 cusecs even as the catchment areas of the dams providing water to Pune witnessed continuous rain on Monday. The riverside roads and low-lying Baba Bhide bridge have been already submerged due to the rains. The civic administration has now issued an alert to those living in these areas.   Pune city and adjoining areas have witnessed continuous rain since Saturday night, which resulted in increasing the water level in the four dams Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar. In fact, on Monday, the Khadakwasla dam filled to its capacity and the irrigation department had to release the water at the rate of 3,500 cusecs in the morning. However, as the downpour continued throughout the day, the water release had to be increased at the rate of 18,000 cusecs in the evening. Speaking to DNA, irrigation department officials said, "On Monday, the total water storage in these four dams has ...
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Road breached by Singra river in NL restored 16.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Road breached by Singra river in NL restored
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Thane monsoon getaways restricted for picnics; new rules implemented 13.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Thane: One person died and over 100 people were stranded at Chinchoti waterfall, Vasai, near Mumbai last
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Experts ready Rs 3.6-cr revival plan for Beas 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 11 To revive the ecology of the Beas river following leakage of molasses by a sugar mill, experts from the Departments of Forest and Wildlife Preservation, and Water Resources, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have submitted an action plan report to the PPCB. The action plan is to be implemented over a period of five years so that sustainable results can be achieved. As per the plan, Rs3.6 crore is needed to replenish the prey base by releasing fish seedlings into the river. The Department of Forest and Wildlife Preservation will “create a buffer zone between the river and land, removing plastic and other waste matter”, in addition to map and record species of aquatic wildlife present in the river till the Harike downstream. The report has earmarked a separate budget for each to be spent to replenish the river base and “special efforts to ensure gharial and dolphin survival”. The report, a copy of which is with The Tribune, wants ...
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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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Reopen Chadha mill:Cane growers 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 10 Sugarcane farmers on Tuesday came from Gurdaspur to meet Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) officials and demanded that the government must consider reopening of Chadha Sugar Mill at the earliest and allow the management to carry out necessary repairs. However, the PPCB claims that the mill management is yet to submit an application for the de-sealing of the mill and deposit the complete fine money. Molasses spillage from the mill had killed thousands of aquatic species in the Beas river in May. “I am yet to receive the payment for the sugarcane already supplied to them and have taken loans which need to be repaid,” said Manjeet Singh, a farmer from Kiri Afgana village, who was part of the delegation that met the PPCB officials. “Our payments for this year have been delayed and the mill management has told us that they will not be able to buy our produce even in next season if the authorities do not allow them to complete necessary repairs,” says Mahinder Singh, ...
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Khattar asks Punjab to make new Chandigarh its capital, leave Chandigarh for Haryana 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 10 Reiterating Haryana's claim on Chandigarh, the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday asked Punjab to make new Chandigarh its capital, leave Chandigarh to Haryana and co-operate in solving the waters issue by sitting across the table. Khattar was speaking at a panel discussion on the holistic development of the tri-city that is Panchkula, Chandigarh and Mohali here, today. Punjab Governor and Administrator of Union Territory, Chandigarh, VP Badnore and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh were also present at panel discussion. "Both Haryana and Punjab should co-operate with each other to resolve various inter-state water issues in the interest of people of both states. Punjab should not make it a prestige issue. Issues related to water between states can be solved by dialogue," Khattar said. "I did not like to refer to the waters issue on this platform as the development of tri-city was the main focus of today's panel discussion but the ...
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Delhi's water supply to be augmented by 15-20% in 2 years: Kejriwal 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 To make up for the shortfall of water in the city - conservatively estimated to be 200 million gallons daily (MGD) - the Delhi government has initiated a slew of projects that will enable it to augment the availability of water in the capital by 15-20 per cent in the coming two years and by at least 50 per cent over the next five years. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has come up with a blueprint incorporating lessons from the Singapore model (NEWater plant) under which treated waste water will be released from sewage treatment plants (STP) into Yamuna canal allowing the water to further purify through natural process during its travel to STP where it is made potable. The announcements came from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a field visit of under-construction Coronation Pillar sewage treatment plant here today. "The Coronation and Rithala STPs together will step up the city's water production by 15-20 per cent and as projects start Delhi's water woes ...
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Gave Rs. 35 thousand crore to farmers in one year: CM 10.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that a financial assistance of about Rs. 35 thousand crore under the various has been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of the state during the last one year. Chouhan has mentioned that the state government has carried out the impossible work to facilitate Kshipra […]
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Concern over quantum of water in Singra river 10.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Concern over quantum of water in Singra river
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Indian government should not use water crisis to justify river linking 9.7.2018 Downtoearth
Modi’s government should focus on local solutions and stronger governance rather than build large dams and river diversions, argues Ashok Swain
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How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger 9.7.2018 Downtoearth
The lake inflow hydrology has already changed, which means that nutrient inflows and their distribution through the lake have also been affected
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