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Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back... 19.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Watch: Video of Kerala fisherman helping women, children climb on his back...
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UAE-based Indian-origin tycoons pledge Rs 125 mn for flood-hit Kerala 19.8.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Lulu Group, Fathima Healthcare as well as other UAE-based companies have donated towards the flood relief work.
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Khandu flags off 2 mobile water testing labs 19.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Khandu flags off 2 mobile water testing labs
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Haryana govt announces Rs 10 Cr aid for flood-hit Kerala 19.8.2018 PTI: All news
Haryana govt announces Rs 10 Cr aid for flood-hit Kerala
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No consistent rains raises PHED concern over Bisalpur Dam 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
All eyes of PHED officials in Jaipur are on the water level in the Bisalpur Dam. The officials are caught in a confusion about the future planning of water supply in the city in case the water level of the dam doesn’t increase. A few days back, the department had already cut down the water supply the city was receiving from 547mld to 520 mld. Officials informed that during the summer days, 547 mld water was being given. One of the alternatives which is being given thought is to provide water on an alternative day basis to various colonies. Few colonies may get water one-one day and another half may get on another day. The department is also considering other options like opening up more tube wells for the supply of water in the city while the tubewells which have become defunct they may also be repaired and opened up soon. However, since in most of the areas of the city the water level is down and under the dark zone, the places where the water level is high will be chosen for digging new tubewells, ...
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Good news raining: Relief for Gujarat government as fresh water fills dams 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The rains have saved the state from a much-anticipated dro-ught. The rains have filled many dams and reservoirs, including state's lifeline Narmada dam. The new water is sufficient for irrigation for a month.  Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel, on Saturday, called a meeting to the review the situation. The CM also directed the officials to take necessary actions in the affected areas. He also asked to make water available in the Kutch region, where less rainfall has been recorded. The CM, while addressing the media after the meeting, said the inflow of water in the dams would dispel the drought situation in the state. More than 550 million cubic meters (MCM) water was stored in 203 reservoirs across the state, he added. "More than 278 MCM water has been added to Sardar Sarovar Dam in just two days. We have decided to fill Tapar dam in Kutch region immediately so that the water crisis in the parched area of the state can be solved. There are five districts in Gujarat including Kutch ...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi grants Rs 500 crore flood relief to Kerala 19.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
After conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday immediately announced flood relief of Rs 500 crore for the state. Heavy rains have lashed Kerala for nearly nine days and over 380 people have died so far. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps. A new red alert was issued on Saturday for all the 14 districts in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. There are growing fears that the number of deaths could escalate rapidly with countless people still marooned, desperate for food, drinking water and medicines. "In Kerala, I took stock of the situation arising in the wake of the devastating floods across the state. Joined a review meeting and undertook an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by flooding. The nation stands firmly with Kerala in this hour," PM Modi tweeted. In another tweet, the Prime Minister thanked UAE for offering to help the flood-ravaged state. Vijayan on Saturday said that attempts are being made on a war-footing ...
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Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio... 18.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Arvind Kejriwal directs officials to geo-tag plants under massive plantatio...
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324 die in Kerala: PM surveys flooded areas, announces Rs 2L for kin of dead 18.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
The state is witnessing one of the harshest monsoons with over 2 lakh people being displaced since August 8.
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Rains back in Nashik, adjoining areas after a brief break  18.8.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Nashik: After a break of few days, rains returned to the Nashik city and its adjoining areas in North
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Consider bringing down Mullaperiyar dam water level by 3 feet: SC tells panel 18.8.2018 PTI: All news
Consider bringing down Mullaperiyar dam water level by 3 feet: SC tells panel
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Flood alert in Theni, Madurai; 8,410 people in relief camps 18.8.2018 PTI: All news
Flood alert in Theni, Madurai; 8,410 people in relief camps
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Godavari river in spate in AP/Telangana 18.8.2018 PTI: All news
Godavari river in spate in AP/Telangana
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Friday's rain pours hope for Gujarat farmers 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rains on Friday poured a major relief for farmers, especially those sowing kharif across Gujarat. The rains that lashed the state after 21 days also brought fresh water into the dams at the catchment areas in Narmada and Tapi rivers. According to a recent weekly report of the state agriculture department, the state witnessed sowing of 72.28 lakh hectare, which is about 84% of the seasonal average of over 85 lakh hectare. However, it does not take care of sowing damaged to due flooding and shortage of water. Whatever was left was also at a risk of damage. Reports of damage to cotton in Saurashtra region and groundnut in north Gujarat have started pouring in due to inadequate rains. Nikul Patel of Dadhaliya – Umedpur village of Arvalli district said that the plants of groundnut are turning yellowish. Moreover, sowing was also infected by 'Dor' insects, which eats away the roots of the crop. Farmers are trying to save the crop by spraying more insecticides. "There was a fear that about 50% of the sowing ...
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Nongpoh gets state’s first hi-tech fish market 18.8.2018 The Shillong Times
Nongpoh: Fisheries Minister Comingone Ymbon on Friday inaugurated a modern fish market, the first of its kind in the state, equipped with modern technology at Saiden village in the district. Construction of the fish market was initiated in 2016 with a project cost of Rs 1.64 crore funded jointly by the National Fisheries Development Board […]
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Of floating furniture, sleepless nights in Kerala's Palakkad: A journalist's account 17.8.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
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Kodagu cut off from Mysuru, several stranded, landslides continue, situation grim 17.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Bengaluru, The Coffee land of the country remained cut off from mainstream Karnataka as swollen rivers and numerous landslides has rendered Kodagu in accessible with rescue and relief operations hampered by continuous rains and difficult terrain. Reports reaching here said atleast 200 people were stranded in Kandanakolli Haleri near Kandakal in the district and inclement weather […]
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Assam youths drown in Umtru river 17.8.2018 The Shillong Times
Nongpoh: Two youths from Assam drowned in Umtru river, Ri Bhoi while three others escaped miraculously from the strong currents of the water released from Umtru reservoir at Byrnihat on Wednesday evening. According to sources, a group of five friends from Assam had gone to Umtru river near the newly commissioned Umtru Hydro Electric Project at […]
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Kerala flood situation grave, says SC 17.8.2018 PTI: All news
Kerala flood situation grave, says SC
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Kerala flood toll increases to 92 17.8.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Many places on arterial national highways and the main centre road were flooded, leading to the suspension of traffic.
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