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NDRF to have regional centre in Panchkula 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is setting up a new regional response centre in Panchkula, that will be permanently staffed by a team of about 50 personnel to oversee and coordinate deployment of its units in times of calamity. This will be the NDRF’s sixth regional centre, the others located in Port Blair, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Given its mountainous terrain, geological fault lines, rivers and lakes, North India is prone to natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and landslides. The Disaster Management Division of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has given its nod for deployment of the team in Panchkula. Haryana’s Director General of Police and the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner have been directed by the Chief Minister to mark land measuring above two acres or built-up area of 10,000 square feet to accommodate the centre. Adequate space is also required for parking a light vehicle, a medium vehicle, a bus, an ambulance ...
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Cyclone Mekunu to be ‘extremely severe’ on landfall in Oman 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Salalah, May 25 Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm’s power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. Already at least 40 people, including Yemenis, Indians and Sudanese, were reported missing on Socotra, where flash floods washed away thousands of animals and cut power lines on the isle in the Arabian Sea. Officials feared some may be dead. The cyclone is expected to make landfall early Saturday near Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city and home to some 200,000 people close to the sultanate’s border with war-ravaged Yemen. Conditions quickly deteriorated in Salalah after sunrise Friday, with winds and rain beginning to pick up. Strong waves smashed into empty tourist beaches. Many holidaymakers fled the storm yesterday before Salalah International Airport closed. The Port of Salalah — a key gateway for the country — also closed, its cranes secured against the pounding ...
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IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India 25.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India
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After pummeling Yemeni island, Cyclone Mekunu shuts down Oman's airport 25.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Oman will extend the closure of the country's second-largest airport, in Salalah, through Saturday due to an incoming cyclone, its civil aviation authority said on Friday. The Public Authority for Civil Aviation initially closed the airport starting at midnight on Thursday for a 24-hour period. In a statement, the authority said the airport would close at midnight Thursday for a 24-hour period, which, it said, could be extended further depending on climatic developments. Earlier Thursday, satellite imaging revealed a powerful cyclone -- dubbed "Cyclone Mekunu” -- about 400 kilometers from Salalah, which is located in southern Oman. The airport will reopen once all risks to aviation have been eliminated, the authority said. Salalah Airport is an international airport located on Oman’s coastal plain roughly five kilometers northeast of Salalah city. Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes today after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe ...
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Happy Birthday Karan Johar: Bollywood floods its favourite filmmaker with warm wishes 25.5.2018 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Cyclone Mekunu hits Yemeni island, 17 missing 25.5.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Socotra (Yemen) : Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes on
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GDPR norms: European Union's new data protection rules come into force 25.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Even though the rules were officially adopted two years ago, with a grace period until now to adapt to them, companies have been slow to act, resulting in a last-minute scramble
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AASU protests slow pace of drain construction at Jorabat 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
AASU protests slow pace of drain construction at Jorabat
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In Palghar, voters sure of what they want from their MP — water 25.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Earth may become 4 degrees warmer by 2084, says study 24.5.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Increase translates to more annual and seasonal warming over land than over ocean, with significant warming in Arctic, researchers said.
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Cyclone Mekunu pummels Yemeni island, 17 missing 24.5.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Socotra (Yemen): Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes today
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Cyclone Mekenu hits Yemeni island, 7 missing and hundreds evacuated 24.5.2018 DNA: India
Seven people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. Four of the missing were crew on board a boat that sunk when the storm hit the island in the Arabian Sea, a fisheries ministry official told the news agency. Another official said that 150 families had been evacuated and moved to government facilities after downpours caused houses and streets to flood, trapping people in their homes. Some residents carrying children tried to escape through the flooded streets, an AFP correspondent said. Authorities called on humanitarian organisations and the Saudi-led military coalition that is battling Huthi rebels in the country to help, according to state-run news agency Saba. In neighbouring Oman, authorities announced through the official news agency they were taking "necessary precautions" in case the cyclone hits the Gulf sultanate. Millions of Yemenis are living in dire ...
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Cyclone Mekenu pummels Yemeni Island, Seven missing 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Socotra, May 24 Seven people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes after cyclone mekunu hit the Yemeni Island of Socotra, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said.  four of the missing were crew on board a boat that sunk when the storm hit the island in the arabian sea, a fisheries ministry official told AFP. another official said that 150 families had been evacuated and moved to government facilities after downpours caused houses and streets to flood, trapping people in their homes. Some residents carrying children tried to escape through the flooded streets, an AFP correspondent said. Authorities called on humanitarian organisations and the Saudi-led military coalition that is battling huthi rebels in the country to help, according to state-run news agency saba. In neighbouring oman, authorities announced through the official news agency they were taking "necessary precautions" in case the cyclone hits the gulf sultanate. Millions of Yemenis are living in ...
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Waterlogging triggers traffic jams at Jorabat 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Waterlogging triggers traffic jams at Jorabat
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2 material banks being set up to tackle floods 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
2 material banks being set up to tackle floods
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Strict curbs on global warming to buoy world economy: Study 24.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The report said the toughest temperature curbs would benefit 90 percent of the world's population, especially in poor nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Can drinking too much water harm you? 23.5.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Adverse weather kills 9 in Sri Lanka 23.5.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Colombo [Sri Lanka]: According to the National Disaster Management Center (DMC), nine people have been
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Sikkim volunteers in Meghalaya for disaster response training 23.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sikkim volunteers in Meghalaya for disaster response training
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Steps to check flash floods showing results: Dist admin 23.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Steps to check flash floods showing results: Dist admin
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