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GSU seeks relocation of proposed MCH from Mahendraganj   21.11.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU) from Ampati in South West Garo Hills has strongly objected to the setting up of the proposed Maternity and Child Hospital (MCH) at Mahendraganj and urged that the facility is relocated somewhere close to district Headquarters Ampati. In their complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of the district, the union […]
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All eyes on Shami as India in throes of making yet another cricketing history with pink ball D/N Test against Bangladesh at Eden 21.11.2019 Central Chronicle
Kolkata,  All eyes are on speedster Mohammed Shami as India are in throes of making yet another cricketing history when Virat Kholi’s brigade will host visiting Bangladesh for the first time to play day-night 5-day Test match with pink ball in the mid of over half-a lakh spectators at the iconic Eden Gardens from tomorrow. […]
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Nongpoh drain widening work to start soon: MLA 19.11.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Nongpoh MLA, Mayral Born Syiem on Monday inspected the site at Nongpoh town where drains and culverts would be widened in a bid to prevent floods during summer. Syiem was accompanied by officials of National Highways Authority of India and the revenue department of Ri Bhoi district. “An amount of over Rs 6 crore has been sanctioned ...
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Flood in The Floating City: Venice to face another high tide 17.11.2019 DNA
The floods hit Venice subsequently on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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St Mark's square in Venice closed after floods 16.11.2019
Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to order St Mark's square closed after Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro moved to shut the iconic square as the latest sea surge struck with strong storms and winds battering the region. It reached a high of 1.54 metres (five feet) just before midday, lower than Tuesday's peak but still dangerous. "I'm forced to close the square to avoid health risks for citizens... a disaster," Brugnaro said. In the afternoon the square reopened as water levels receded and forecasts anticipated lower levels in coming days. Churches, shops and homes in the city of canals have been inundated by unusually intense "acqua alta", or high water, which on Tuesday hit their highest level in half a century. "We've destroyed Venice, we're talking about one billion (euros) in damage and that's just from the other day, not today," Brugnaro said, as ...
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Untimely rains hit India's summer crops, delay rural economy recovery 16.11.2019
Heavy rains in October and November have brought more misery to India"s farmers, after summer-sown crops such as soybean, cotton, rice and vegetables suffered rain and flood damage during the wettest June-September monsoon season in 25 years. "We couldn"t harvest soybeans last month due to continuous rainfall," said Shantabai Chikhale, 65, while harvesting with her son on a one acre plot in Maharashtra, India"s second largest soybean production state. Chikhale had been expecting a bumper crop, but now estimates that two-thirds of the soybean pods on her farm in Kalamb village were knocked off by the rains, while much of the remaining crop has been damaged. The recent wet spell is also forcing farmers, like Chikhale, to delay sowing winter crops, placing a further drag on the rural economy at a time when India"s economic growth has slumped to a six-year low. After the ample monsoon rains, The Solvent Extractors" Association (SEA) had expected India soybean harvest ...
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Bypoll battlecry: A flood of woes for BJP's Kumatalli 16.11.2019
Hubballi: Thirty-five- year- old farm labourer, Madevi Mang of the  Nadi Ingalgaon hamlet in Athani taluk, is desperately waiting for government compensation to rebuild her house that was washed away in the waters of an overflowing Krishna river during the recent downpour in the region. But with no sign of any money coming her way yet although three months have passed since the floods, she has joined around 30 members of a women self- help group in boycotting the December Athani by-election. The angry women say their pleas have gone unheard although they have appealed to deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who hails from the constituency, to come to their rescue. They complain that they have no source of livelihood after the flood destroyed the standing crops on farms where they worked as labourers, and they are being harassed by moneylenders threatening to seize their belongings if they don"t repay the loans they have taken to make ends meet. They have reason to be upset as although over ...
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Juan Guaido walks with students at the Central University of Venezuela 16.11.2019 The Shillong Times
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Green cover holds key to pollution control: Sonowal 15.11.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: “Maintenance and increase in green cover holds the key to keep the atmosphere in the state pollution-free,” said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday He said that pollution affects all aspects of the natural environment and to keep our surroundings healthy, there is a need to maintain and increase the green cover. He […]
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Ranebennur: KS Eshwarappa son to BJP rescue 15.11.2019

Hubballi: The BJP is yet to announce its candidate for the Ranebennur assembly seat with speculation rife that rural development and panchayat raj minister  K.S. Eshwarappa's son K.E. Kantesh may be allotted the ticket to fight against former Speaker and Congress candidate K.B. Koliwad.

The party did not allot the ticket to disqualified Independent legislator R Shankar  who had won last time with Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa declaring in Tumakuru that he will give a ministerial berth to Shankar by making him a MLC.  He had stayed away from the flood-hit constituency for the last 3-4 months and may find the going tough against Koliwad, said sources.

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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana state link is a bridge too far 15.11.2019

Kurnool: The unfinished Naguladinne bridge on the Tungabhadra river on the Adoni-Gadwal road in Kurnool district is a monument to government apathy and neglect. If completed, the bridge would link several villages in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and improve commerce and people-to-people contact.  The unfinished bridge is being used by people who had to cross the river on the other side despite the fact that it poses problems.

This is the only route connecting Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state here. It had collapsed in the 2009 floods, and work to restore it is still not completed, said Madduleti of Nagaladinne village. “If the bridge was ready, we could reach Gadwal in Telangana very easily as it shortens the distance by 18 km,” he says.

When contacted, an official on condition of anonymity said that tenders were called twice since 2011 but progress was “not satisfactory”.

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Central Team visits flood affected Assam areas for final assessment 14.11.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: An Inter-Ministerial Team of Government of India has reached Assam on Thursday for final assessment of the most affected areas during last flood season in the State. After a brief meeting on Friday chaired by Shri Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Addl. Chief Secretary, Revenue and DM Department and senior officials of Assam Government on the […]
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Italy's Venice hit by 'exceptionally high tide' in more than 50 years 13.11.2019
Venice: Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square. The exceptionally intense "acqua alta," or high waters, peaked at 1.87 metres (six feet) as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals, the tide monitoring centre said. "We're currently facing an exceptionally high tide. Everyone has been mobilised to cope with the emergency," Venice's mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. Only once since records began in 1923 has the water crept even higher, reaching 1.94 metres in 1966. Tables and chairs set out for aperitifs bobbed along alleyways in the dark, as locals and tourists alike waved aloft inside-out umbrellas, the water slopping over the top of even the highest waders and wellies. Water taxis attempting to drop people off at the glamorous and historic hotels along the Grand Canal discovered the gangways had been washed away, ...
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JD(S) open to backing BJP Govt to prevent snap poll: H.K. Kumaraswamy 11.11.2019
It"s official. The Janata Dal (Secular) is open to supporting the BJP government in the state, should it fall short of numbers after the December bypolls. Confirming rumours about the JD(S)"s softening stance on the saffron party, which dislodged it from power only a few months ago, its state president, H.K. Kumarasway told the Deccan Chronicle that there were no permanent friends or enemies in politics and it was open to offering outside support to the BJP government should it ask for it only because it wanted to save the state from going in for snap polls. He also rubbished rumours about a mass exodus of the party"s legislators to the BJP and said their issues would soon be sorted out. Excerpts from the interview : There are strong rumours that your party may extend outside support to the BJP government if it fails to get the numbers it needs after the coming byelections? In politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies and nobody is untouchable. Our party had a coalition ...
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If there is anything to worry about for Boris, it's Farage creeping up 11.11.2019
As the UK is being bashed about with overwhelming rain and biblical floods, there are many who believe that it almost reflects the political devastation that pervades. Everyone is gearing up for elections, but the problem seems to be that there is no Opposition to the Conservative leader, Boris Johnson. According to surveys, he may have opened up a 17-point lead over his Labour rival, Jeremy Corbyn, who is falling far behind. Indeed, if there is anything to worry about, it could be that competition is only creeping up from the Far Right, the Brexit Party under the maverick leader, Nigel Farage. So much so that some might want to dissuade Mr Farage from opposing the Conservatives, as he may end up dividing the votes, leading to a win by Labour by default. Is the Brexit Party really so popular? Or is it just that it is the only party with a radically clear agenda and among those who want to leave the EU, it is immensely popular. But can Boris actually get the majority that he craves so much in Parliament? ...
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CM urges special measures for flood management 10.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
CM urges special measures for flood management
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Sonowal wants road-cum-embankment for erosion mitigation in Assam 9.11.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India to take up a special programme for flood and erosion management in Assam. He requested the Ministry to convert 4474 km of old embankments of the State into “Road cum Embankments “. The Chief Minister made the requests while speaking […]
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Cyclone 'Bulbul' to bring heavy rain; Odisha, WB to prepare for flood-like situation 8.11.2019 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The weather department said the system is likely to move initially north-northwestwards and then nearly northwards till November 9.
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Cyclone 'Bulbul' likely to instensify; Odisha, WB to prepare for flood-like situation 8.11.2019
Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: With cyclone 'Bulbul' over the Bay of Bengal set to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm, triggering heavy rain in parts of Odisha and West Bengal, the two states are bracing for the situation. The Met department said that the cyclone, situated 750 km south of Kolkata in the afternoon, is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Thursday night and into a very severe cyclonic storm by Friday. The governments of the two states are taking measures to ensure that damage from the storm is contained even as the Centre assured them of all assistance. The weather department said the system is likely to move initially north-northwestwards and then nearly northwards till November 9. It will then re-curve northeastwards towards Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal, skirting Odisha, and cause heavy to very heavy rain in the coastal districts of North Odisha and West Bengal for three days from Friday. Taking note of the severity of the storm and possibility of damage to ...
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Lack of data on Brahmaputra prevents study on floods 7.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Lack of data on Brahmaputra prevents study on floods
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