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Ferries plying without safety provisions in Lakhimpur 15.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Ferries plying without safety provisions in Lakhimpur
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‘Travelling by bhubhuti a dangerous affair, ensure safety at all costs’ 7.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Travelling by bhubhuti a dangerous affair, ensure safety at all costs’
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UP rain: Death toll touches 44, heavy rain alert issued for next 48 hours 5.9.2018 Zee News : States
Authorities directed all District Magistrates to be on high alert in the wake of heavy rain warning till September 6.
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Luxury 'water pilgrimage' on Ganga: UP CM inaugurates 5-star cruise line Alaknanda in Varanasi 2.9.2018 Zee News : States
On board the cruise, tourists in Varanasi can watch 'Ganga aarti' at Dashshamedh ghat and 'Subha-e-Banaras' at Assi ghat.
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NMCG Approves Projects Worth Nearly 150 Crore Rupees for Cleaning the River And Its Banks 29.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In its 5th Executive Committee meeting held in New Delhi yesterday, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) approved projects worth nearly Rs 150 crores in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal under the Namami Gange programme.
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After flood, tourism in Kerala left mud-bound 28.8.2018 Reuters: World News
More than a week after the floodwater began subsiding, animal carcasses are still floating in Kerala's backwaters, and in places a nauseating stench rises like a wall when the wake from a passing boat breaks the surface.
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Kerala flood less intense than deluge of 1924: So why was damage as great? 26.8.2018 Zee News : States
Most of the 373 casualties in Kerala were caused by landslides in the northern districts of Malappuram and Wayanad, and the central district of Idukki.
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Why Kerala can never forget the Flood of '99 24.8.2018 Rediff: News
Sachin P Mampatta goes back in time to recall a deluge that that has passed into lore in Kerala.
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NASA estimates monsoon rains behind Kerala floods 22.8.2018 Zee News : States
The summer monsoon is a regular feature this time of year in India, and it can bring heavy rains to the region. However, periodically areas of low pressure can form within the general monsoon trough and bring even more rain. 
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NASA's Satellite Video Shows Intense Rainfall In Kerala 22.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
NASA has released a video created using satellite data that provides an estimate of the intense rainfall over India in the past week and shows the spread of the resulting severe flooding in Kerala and...
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'Floods in Kerala will become worse' 22.8.2018 Rediff: News
'Man-made interventions vastly increased the magnitude of the tragedy.'
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Intensifying monsoon, low-pressure areas in Bay of Bengal proved deadly for Kerala: Experts 21.8.2018 Zee News : States
The coastal state along the Western Ghats witnessed unprecedented rainfall which claimed more than 223 lives, forced over 10 lakh people out of their homes and destroyed property worth several thousand crores.
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Fury of floods: Persistent neglect of drainage & conservation 20.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Extraordinary tragedy in Kerala has brought into sharp focus the persistent, pervasive and profound neglect of drainage, waterbodies, conservation of catchment areas, excessive denudation of forest, and several other areas of resource management. With environmental clearance further relaxed by the Ministry of Forest and environment, such disasters are likely to recur more often and widely. The human deaths are most tragic but animal deaths are no less tragic. Let me enumerate the factors which are well known but needs restatement responsible for floods: having excessive rains in western ghat area is not extraordinary. In 1924, the rainfall was almost double but the loss was much less. Why has damage increased with less intense rainfall? The western ghats have been denuded and devastated with unbridled exploitation through mining. Gadgil Committee had suggested conservation measure which were ignored by everybody including civil society. His report was seen as anti-development. The chickens have come to ...
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Goa may face same fate as flood-hit Kerala, warns ecologist Madhav Gadgil who `predicted` southern state disaster in 2011 19.8.2018 Zee News : India National
According to the ecologist, Goa is witnessing activities which are driven by greed for unlimited profits.
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LIVE! Rainfall intensity over Kerala decreasing: IMD 19.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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3,500 Evacuated From Flood-Hit Karnataka's Kodagu, Rains Hit Rescue Work 19.8.2018 NDTV News - South
About 3,500 marooned people were rescued in Karnataka's worst flood-hit Kodagu district even as incessant rains hampered relief work, the government said today.
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Goa Could Face The Same Situation As Kerala, Ecologist Warns 19.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil has warned that Goa may face the same fate as the flood-battered Kerala if it does not take environmental precautions. Like other states, Goa too, is witnessing a rise in...
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Karnataka floods: Navy teams deployed to rescue people in Kodagu 18.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Mysuru,  Rescue teams from Indian Army, Navy, NDRF and state government relief workers worked overtime to rescue people stranded amid unpresedented flood and torrential rains in hilly Kodagu district and elsewhere along the coastal and Western Ghats region in Karnataka for the third day on Saturday. Even as the flood situation continued to grim in […]
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Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns 17.8.2018 Sify Finance
/Mongabay) Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasnt been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll as of August 16, stands at 114.
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'Mishap spots' on highways almost double over a year 16.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
One hundred and twenty-five people have been killed since last May in accidents on the state's highways which include precarious ghat sections. The dismal statistic coincides with a rise in the number of accident-prone sites on the highway network that the state government has dubbed 'black spots'. The state was jolted into auditing the roadways for safety after a bus plunged into a 500-foot-deep gorge in Raigad district's Poladpur on the morning of July 28. The vehicle skidded off the narrow strip of road at Ambenali Ghat while negotiating its way to Mahabaleshwar, and all save one of its 31 occupants were killed. In its report, the state has stated that the 'black spots' have risen from 756 in April 2017 to 1,300 now. And government sources ascribe the rise to the integration of village roads with highways to give the latter continuity and the former connectivity. The kuccha roads have been concretised or surfaced with asphalt and have become part of state highways. So the number of black spots, which ...
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