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NHPC to resume construction on Lower Subansiri project 24.8.2019 The Shillong Times
Guwahati: State-owned NHPC is likely to resume construction work on the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh after the rainy season is over. This became evident after the Assam government and NHPC Limited on Friday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for implementation of the project. Niraj Verma, Principal Secretary (Power) […]
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Helicopter carrying flood-relief material makes emergency landing in Uttarkashi 23.8.2019

Dehradun: A helicopter involved in relief operation in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand made an emergency landing at Lagwada on Friday, officials said.

However, both pilot and co-pilot of the helicopter were safe and escaped with minor injuries, Director General law and order Ashok Kumar said.

The private helicopter made the landing on the banks of a river when it was on way to Chiwa to distribute relief material among affected people, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said.

The incident comes just two days after a helicopter involved in relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarkashi district crashed and erupted in flames after it got entangled in the overhead electricity wires, killing three people on board.

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Rahul Gandhi to go on three-day visit to Wayanad on August 26 23.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Earlier this month, Rahul went on a two-day visit to Kerala which was affected by torrential rains, floods, and landslides.
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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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Indo-Bangla border meet held at Aizawl 23.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Indo-Bangla border meet held at Aizawl
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Erosion takes serious turn in Dhemaji 23.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Erosion takes serious turn in Dhemaji
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Yamuna below danger mark as water level recedes 23.8.2019 PTI: All news
Yamuna below danger mark as water level recedes
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Srinivasa Rao says, '10 TDP MLAs ready to join YSRCP, if Jagan Reddy accepts' 23.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Srujuna Chaudhary had earlier alleged that Jagan Mohan Reddy was taking revenge from his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu.
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Bengaluru: Flood-hit PU students to get duplicate marks cards 23.8.2019
Bengaluru: The Department of Pre University Education (DPU) has directed the officials of all 34 educational districts to take all possible measures to issue duplicate marks cards and other supporting documents to help students who have lost them in the recent floods. The department has taken this decision following complaints from students about losing their SSLC and PUC marks cards besides other relevant documents to facilitate their education. In a circular, the Department has directed all district Deputy Directors of DPU to take steps to distribute documents without charging any fee to students. "There is no need for students and parents to approach the head office to collect these documents. Students can directly contact the Deputy Directors of DPU and heads of Department of Public Instruction in their respective districts and submit their applications. The district officers will help students and parents to collect these documents," said Director of Public Instruction M.P. ...
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Rs 20 crore for Mysuru Dasara 23.8.2019
Mysuru: The first batch of Dasara elephants received a traditional send-off  to Mysuru on Thursday with minister R Ashok doing a pooja and feeding them jaggery, sugarcane and fruits, among other treats at the entrance of the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve in Veeranahosalli, Hunsur taluk, Mysuru. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said Rs 20 crore had been released for the Mysuru Dasara celebrations this year by the government. He explained that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa did not think the heavy rain and floods in some parts of the state should come in the way of the Dasara tradition as it was an occasion to offer poojas for the well- being of Karnataka. Assuring flood victims that the government would do everything possible to come to their aid, he warned that officers would not be spared if they were found demanding commissions while handing over their relief funds to them. Interestingly, to the embarrassment of the minister,  MLA, S A Ramdas upstaged him by offering pooja in his absence to ...
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'Playing victim card': YSR Congress hits out at Naidu over his flood remark 22.8.2019
Amaravati: Taking a dig at at Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu for his comments on floods, the YRS Congress said the former CM was only trying to politicise the issue and play a victim card. Senior YSRC functionary Ambati Rambabu said, "Naidu"s remarks that the floods were man-made and aimed at inundating his river-front house are amateurish and lacks comprehension. He left the capital when the flood fury was at its peak and returned after it receded… He speaks as if the floods were created by the government to maroon the illegal structure in which he is living... There are specific norms as to when crest gates should be opened and at what level. All this was followed by the official machinery. Naidu is trying to play the sympathy card for no valid reason." On Tuesday, Naidu had alleged the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government intentionally delayed the release of the Krishna water in order to sink his house. He also claimed that the floods could have been avoided ...
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Protest programme over State flood 22.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Protest programme over State flood
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Newly-appointed ministers will be allocated portfolios soon: Yediyurappa 22.8.2019
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said the newly-appointed ministers will be allocated portfolios in a couple of days. "It will be done by tomorrow or the day after," he told reporters in response to a question about portfolio allocation to new ministers. More than three weeks after he was sworn in as the Chief Minister, Yediyurappa on Tuesday expanded his ministry by inducting 17 ministers into his Cabinet. The Chief Minister had been running a "one-man cabinet" that had drawn flak from the opposition Congress and JD(S). Among those inducted into the cabinet on Tuesday, 16 are from the BJP and one independent. They include former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, two former deputy Chief Ministers — K S Eshwarappa and R Ashoka, independent MLA H Nagesh and Laxman Sangappa Savadi, who is not a member of the Assembly or Council and MLC Kota Srinivas Poojari. Others sworn in were: Govind M Karajol, C N Ashwath Narayan, B Sriramulu, S Suresh Kumar, V ...
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At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding 22.8.2019 PTI: All news
At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding
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Kullu-Manali road reopens for light vehicles 22.8.2019 PTI: All news
Kullu-Manali road reopens for light vehicles
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Floods dampen Ganesha fest in Belagavi 22.8.2019
Hubballi: With the floods proving a dampener, the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are likely to be low key in Belagavi district and other parts of North Karnataka this year, more so as a large number of Ganesha idols were washed away in the recent deluge. The organisers, who are having a hard time mobilising funds for the public events,  have decided to scale down the celebrations and come to the rescue of the many , who have lost their properties and businesses in the disaster instead with the  funds collected. Not only are the Ganesh mandals resorting to cost-cutting measures, but  several families ,which install idols in their homes, have also decided to cancel the celebrations this year. "Every year over 85 mammoth Ganesha idols are installed in public places in Belagavi city. But this year we are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi on a low budget as people don't have the money to contribute after the heavy rains devastated their lives. We plan to burst fewer crackers and stop using ...
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ML says LDF in collusion with mining mafia 22.8.2019

Kozhikode: The Indian Union Muslim League on Wednesday alleged that the LDF government has colluded with the mining mafia to withdraw the ban on mining across the state, even in landslide prone zones, soon after the flood waters have receded.  According to the order of the department of geology director, the ban has been lifted as there is no threat of heavy rain in the state.

IUML state general secretary K.P.A. Majeed said in a press conference that the ban was withdrawn in a haste while there has been much hue and cry from various corners, particularly from the flood hit zones, to review the permission given for mining at various ecologically sensitive zones.

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Malappuram: Relief for flood-hit from 'MARS' 22.8.2019
Malappuram: The ham radio operators played a crucial role in bringing relief to the people of Kavalappara which was struck by the catastrophic landslide. The wireless repeater system of the Malabar Amateur Radio Society (MARS) in Malappuram district assisted the district authorities during the disaster when all mobile and landline systems were out of action at Kavalappara. The Nilambur tahsildar communicated with the district collector mainly relying on the ham radio system. Within hours of the tragedy, MARS community coordinator Thajuddin Iringavur contacted the district collector who is also the head of the District Disaster Relief Authority. A radio station was set up at the collectorate under his direction. "It was a great help from the MARS team which helped us to connect with the flood-hit people," said collector Jaffer Malik. "All the network connections, including BSNL, were lost and electricity was also cut," he added. "Three persons from the MARS team approached our ...
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Changanassery: Golden Jubilee Trophy for Assumption College 22.8.2019

Changanassery: Assumption College, Changanassery, defeated  St Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda, 56-36  in the final of the  Assumption Golden Jubilee Memorial All Kerala Inter-Collegiate Women Basketball Tournament at the Assumption College flood-lit indoor hall.

In the final,  Assumption beat St Joseph's College  with Joma Geju with16 and Jaylakshmi  scoring 14  for Assumption.  Angelina Sunny led the score for St Joseph's with 9 points. Best player is Jayalakshmi V.J.; promising player- Joma Geju and promising player from runner-up Aleena.

Guest of honour were Dr Aravind Kumar (pro vice-chancellor MG University, O.K. Vineesh, vice- president, Kerala Sports Council, international referee and manager of Assumption College, Rev Dr Philips Wadakekalam.

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K Ramakrishna asks Satyanarayana to withdraw statement on Amaravati 21.8.2019
Amaravati: Communist Party of India (CPI) Andhra Pradesh state secretary K Ramakrishna on Wednesday asked Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botsa Satyanarayana to withdraw his statement on capital Amaravati. Satyanarayana on Tuesday apparently stirred controversy by stating that Amaravati, which lies in a flood-prone area is not a safe place for the capital city and much of the public's money had been wasted in developing it. Citing a report by Siva Rama Krishna Committee, he said, "Siva Rama Krishna Committee had pointed out that Amaravati is not a safe place for being the capital city. Public money was misused by the previous TDP government. Majority of places occupied in Amaravati lies in flood-prone areas. The expenditure on the construction process in Amaravati is more compared to other regions." Ramakrishna demanded clarity from the YSRCP government on whether Amaravati will remain capital of the state. The CPI leader said that the CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy should ...
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