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Monsoon advisory for Kodagu 17.6.2019
Mysuru: With the South-West Monsoon set to intensify in Kodagu region from June 20, the district administration has directed people in 13 vulnerable areas pointed out by Geographical Survey of India (GSI), to move to safer places. The administration has also directed 415 families who are in houses which were partially damaged due to floods and landslides during the monsoon in the previous year, to move to safer places and will be depositing a rental amount of Rs 10,000 per month for the next three months in advance for them, according to Kodagu DC Ms Annies Kanmani Joy.  All arrangements to begin 42 relief centres have been launched and activities will begin at one or two relief centres by June 19, she said. Among 431 affected families, 54 people have expressed interest to build houses and their  first instalment of Rs 2 lakh each has already been handed over to them. The construction of 377 houses at a cost of Rs 9.85 lakh each is underway and they will be handed over to the victims by June ...
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Erosion taking serious turn in Karimganj dist 16.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Erosion taking serious turn in Karimganj dist
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CM calls for solution to flood problem 16.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
CM calls for solution to flood problem
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Pinarayi Vijayan meets PM Modi over airport privatisation 16.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Kerala's concern over its reported exclusion from the priority list of the national highway development.
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Kerala chief minister meets Modi, raises issue of Thiruvananthapuram airport's privatisation 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
Kerala chief minister meets Modi, raises issue of Thiruvananthapuram airport's privatisation
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Assam CM seeks enhanced assistance for people hit by calamities 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
Assam CM seeks enhanced assistance for people hit by calamities
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Memories of a mystical experience 16.6.2019
Author and art collector Anju Poddar, who recently visited Kedarnath on the third day after the gates were opened for this season, has captured the temple and its surroundings through her lens. She says that Kedarnath provides a wealth of inspiration and holds the key to timeless stories for any photographer. Bells and flags at the shrine Located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river at 3583 m (11,755 ft), Kedarnath temple is only open to the general public between the months of April (Akshaya Tritriya) and November (Kartik Purnima, the autumn full moon) due to otherwise extreme weather conditions. For Anju, this was her second visit to the temple town after marriage. "I love to travel and capture what appeals to me visually through my lens. During my recent trip to Kedarnath, I was enthralled by the ambience — the serenity, the view of the Mandakini river from the helicopter, pilgrims dressed in bright clothes and sadhus with stylish headgears — to name just a ...
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Sonowal flags flood, erosion problems at NITI Aayog’s meeting 15.6.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: AssamChief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today Taking part in the fifth Governing Council Meeting of the NITI Aayog held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday, Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal flagged the need for effective management of flood and erosion problem in the state. Sonowal also raised key issues pertinent to the state’s […]
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Time for everyone to work for development of India, says PM at Council of NITI Aayog 15.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Saturday, said it is now time for everyone to work for the development of India and take up fight against poverty, unemployment and corruption. Recalling the recent General Elections as the world’s largest democratic exercise, […]
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ICC CWC'19: Twitter floods with memes ahead of IND-PAK clash 15.6.2019
New Delhi: As the much-anticipated India-Pakistan World Cup clash is inching closer, the social media war between cricket enthusiasts on either side of the border has amplified. Recently, a spoof video came out on social media duplicating what transpired when Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistani troops. Countering this, an Indian fan uploaded an advertisement to keep the banter going ahead of the much-anticipated clash. In the ad, a Pakistani cricket fan wearing the team's jersey is sitting along with an Indian fan in a salon. The former gifts a handkerchief to the latter and when asked about the use of the hanky, the Pakistani supporter quips it will be helpful to wipe tears after India loses to Pakistan. A barber comes into the frame and begins shaping the Pakistani fan's beard similar to that of Abhinandan's. The Indian fan is then heard saying referring to the "hero's style" and hands back the handkerchief. The ad ends with the ...
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R. Block residents call for urgent dewatering 15.6.2019
Alappuzha: Fear of yet another flood has gripped remotest R. Block of 24 families in Kuttanad as authorities have failed to begin pumping out water. The residents, still grappling with the scars of last year"s floods, demand urgent pumping work to save their lives and properties. Their woes began during the 2013 floods that inundated the entire 1450–acre Kayal land when the dewatering system failed.   R. Block is the first place in Kuttanad that witnessed the concept of the double-crop system under landmark Holland Project in 1961. As part of the project, they built outer bunds and 21 pump sets for dewatering, and it continued to protect the land with periodical maintenance till 2013. Since then, 25 families, including 19 residents in the colony built under the Integrated Human Resource Development (IHRDP), left the place as their life became miserable. K.P. Achuthanandan, 48, says water level has gone up following the latest rain. "As of now, there is no dewatering system in ...
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Record plan fund spending by LSGs: T M Thomas Isaac 14.6.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac has claimed that the plan fund utilisation of local bodies during 2018-19 which stood at 85 per cent was an all-time record. While replying to an adjournment notice given by Mr K.C. Joseph of the Congress, Mr Isaac said that apart from the record plan fund spending, the government has also allowed a carry-over of 20 per cent. This meant that the carry-over will be higher than the Rs 837-crore that was queued up in the treasury," Mr Isaac said. He blamed local bodies with more than 20 per cent carry-over for sheer inefficiency. However, as Opposition members pointed out the floods and elections for the failure to spend the funds, Mr Isaac said that he would consider making up for the losses of local bodies that had a carry-over of more than 20 per cent. He said that Rs 808 crore of the Rs 837 crore in the queue last fiscal had been released to the local bodies. Only Rs 28 crore remains to be given, he said. Following his reply, Speaker P. ...
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Musi river's rubber dam ineffective 14.6.2019
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation had spent Rs 5.64 crore on a dam on the Musi River to impress the late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, but in just three months it became unusable and is now a problem for the Musi Riverfront Development Corporation (MRDC) as it has become choked with huge amounts of solid waste. The dam was built in 2009 using Austrian technology and was expected to hold enough water to flood the area behind it and recreate the magic of a river filled with water. It is now a breeding site for mosquitoes for 365 days a year and choked with sewage water. But it can be neither repaired nor removed. A corporation official claims that MRDC cannot remove the rubber dam since it would face audit issues. As per highly placed sources, the 80-metre rubber dam near the High Court was constructed as part of the Musi beautification project. The authorities back then stopped the upstream sewage water for a few weeks and pumped in Godavari water to give the impression that ...
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Heat, drought & water crisis: Take action fast 14.6.2019
Samuel Johnson, the poet and lexicographer, famously said: "When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather." That most British of traits has now been adopted by many of us, and not because we did not have a choice of a conversation filler. The weather is no longer just meteorological murmuring. It"s becoming more erratic and extreme, affecting our lives and livelihoods. In 2017 alone, there were 2,726 deaths in India that were directly attributed to extreme weather-related events such as heatwaves, droughts, floods, etc, causing an economic loss of about $13.8 billion in the year, according to Global Climate Risk Index 2019. This week, alarm bells rang again. Delhi recorded an all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius, with peak power demand in the nation"s capital hitting a record at 6,686 megawatts. Four elderly persons from Tamil Nadu, travelling on a train from Agra to Coimbatore, succumbed to the extreme heat. Rain has hit Kerala, Mumbai and parts of western India. ...
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Excess water being released to Pakistan to prevent floods: Amarinder 13.6.2019
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Thursday dubbed PEP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira's accusation of release of excess water to Pakistan as "politically motivated", saying surplus water was being discharged to prevent flooding in areas along the Sutlej and the Beas rivers. Punjab Ekta Party (PEP) chief Khaira on Wednesday had reportedly alleged that excess flow of water was being diverted to Pakistan from Harike headworks even as the state's canals were running dry in the summer season. Reacting to the allegation, the chief minister said the decision to release excess water in a regulated manner was a "precautionary measure" taken by a technical committee meeting held on May 28, in which all partner states were represented. "The surplus water is being discharged as a precautionary measure to prevent flooding in the areas along the Sutlej and the Beas rivers," Singh said in an official release here. A unanimous view emerged in the meeting that there was ...
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PM apprised of State’s issues 13.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
PM apprised of State’s issues
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Kodagu pays Rs 89 crore to flood-hit people in last monsoon 13.6.2019
Mysuru: The Kodagu district administration has deposited Rs 89.091 crore in relief money into the accounts of 44,506  people , who lost their homes and suffered other losses in the floods and landslides that accompanied the monsoon last year, according to deputy commissioner, Annies Kanmani Joy. As much as Rs 1.370 crore has been distributed among family members of the 21 people, who died during the rain havoc, Rs 38.050 crore has been paid to 32,198 people, who lost their crops in the floods and Rs 20.920 crore to 351 others, whose crops were buried in the  landslides. In November last year,  480 people, whose houses were damaged in the landslides and floods, were given  Rs 10,000 each towards house rent and between December 2018 and April 2019, over Rs 2 crore was distributed in house rent among 415 others, whose houses were damaged in the disaster, going by Ms Joy. " The first instalment of Rs 2 lakh each has been given to the 54  people who decided to re-build their own ...
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Sonowal seeks PM’s help to fast-track highway project 13.6.2019 The Shillong Times
From Our Correspondent GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure early completion of the Asian Trilateral Highway (ATH) from Mae Sot in Thailand via Myanmar up to Moreh in Manipur which would go a long way in restoring trade links of the North East with […]
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Sonowal seeks PM’s intervention to complete ATH early 12.6.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal has sought intervention of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to ensure early completion Asian Trilateral Highway (ATH) from Mae Sot in Thailand via Myanmar up to Moreh in Manipur which would go a long way in restoration trade links of the North East with ASEAN. Sonowal who met the Prime ...
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Woes aplenty continue to hit Anil Nagar 12.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Woes aplenty continue to hit Anil Nagar
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