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Encroachments along water bodies cleared for NE monsoon 24.9.2017
Chennai: With northeast monsoon to set in next month, local bodies and district collectorates have been directed to clear encroachments along water bodies. After evicting over 300 families from Cooum banks, Chennai corporation on Saturday removed encroachments from Foreshore Estate near Marina beach shifting 50 families to Perumbakkam through slum clearance board. Tension prevailed for some time as the local residents initially resisted the eviction and they argued that their livelihood would be affected if evicted from Foreshore Estate. A few of them also hurled curses at the civic authorities who finally succeeded in evicting the encroachers. According to city corporation sources, river banks of Adyar and Cooum are ascertained for clearing of encroachments. Post 2015 December floods more than 1,000 encroachments mostly in south Chennai were cleared but several encroachers have returned. Encroachments in Aminijikarai were cleared last week. Similar eviction drives were planned in zone 9 and 13, sources ...
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Training to tackle disasters at Chennai airport 24.9.2017

Chennai: Around 200 officials from various departments took part in the five-day sensitizing session, organised by National Disaster Management Authority at Chennai Airport.

The staff from Airports Authority of India, airlines, police department, fire service and Central Industrial Security Force, were selected for the five-day training which ended on Saturday. According to the Joint General Manager, Chennai airport, K. Selva Kumar, the first-of-its kind awareness session would be conducted in 11 other airports in the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, besides Chennai.

The personnel would be trained on the measures taken in the airport during the natural disasters including cyclone, floods and fire.

Meanwhile, state disaster management force authorities who have completed a few rounds of discussion on monsoon arrangements, have planned to reach out to western districts in case if it rains heavily in October.

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Donald Trump backs wife Melania for wearing stilettos to harvye-hit Texas 23.9.2017 The Asian Age | Home
Melania Trump, who has always been in news for her style quotient, was criticised by netizens all around the world.
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Guardians of the grain 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Over the years we have lost over a lakh varieties of native rice. One district in Odisha is rediscovering some of them
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Trump comes to rescue of wife Melania for wearing stilettos to Harvey-hit Texas 23.9.2017
Washington: US President Donald Trump came to wife Melania Trump"s rescue days after she faced backlash for wearing stilettos while visiting the flood ravaged Texas in August, a media report said. US based magazine, The Hill quoted Trump saying, "She's wearing high-heels like many of you would do. And they went after her, but she didn't know, and then when she got off the plane in Texas she was wearing sneakers, which she had with her. And they [media] know it was dishonest," Trump told the crowd, adding sarcastically, "You know, she's going to go into the floods with her high heels." In August, Trump and his wife Melania had visited the flood ravaged Texas during which the latter was spotted wearing sky-high heels before boarding the aircraft from White House in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Melania Trump, who has always been in news for her style quotient, was criticised by netizens all around the world. In this regard, slamming the coverage of her shoes, ...
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After killing 30 people, Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos Islands 23.9.2017 international
A man walks on a divider while carrying his bicycle in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Pic/AFP Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday after destroying homes, causing widespread flooding, crippling economies and killing at least 30 people on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. Maria was the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month and the strongest storm to hit the US territory of Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years. It completely knocked out the island's power and several rivers hit record flood levels. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said, "We have reports of complete devastation," adding that the storm's dangers were not over, as 'mudslides and surges, as well as flooding continues.' Fourteen deaths were reported on the island nation of Dominica, which has a population of about 71,000. Two people were killed in the French territory of Guadeloupe and one in the US Virgin ...
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Water Resources Dept incurred loss of around Rs 3,000 cr 23.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Water Resources Dept incurred loss of around Rs 3,000 cr
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US President Donlad Trump defends Melania Trump for wearing stilettos to hurricane area 23.9.2017 Free Press Journal: World
Washington: US President Donald Trump defended his wife and First Lady Melania Trump after she faced
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Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate 23.9.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Hurricane Maria: Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 ordered to evacuate 23.9.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Puerto Rico was already battling dangerous floods after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island
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GraVITas' 17: VIT's knowledge carnival begins 23.9.2017
Vellore: Calling upon the students to focus on the 'marvels of technology', VIT University chancellor Dr. Viswanathan stressed that constant pursuit of technological innovation alone would help realise the 'Make in India' dream of the Prime Minister and catapult the nation among the global super powers. Addressing an impressive gathering of the cream of student community from multiple institutions across the country and senior teachers, Dr Viswanathan cited examples of marvels of technology - Palm Island Dubai built from rocks and sand instead of concrete and Three Gorges Dam in China, made with an investment of US dollar 25 billion and gave 22,000MW of electricity. India too must evolve such innovations as floods and drought repeatedly mauled its people, he said, adding that the Large Hadron Collider gave answers to some of the fundamental open questions in Physics and was the best example of Marvels of technology.  Naresh Shah, President- India (R&D) Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ...
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Kerala: Floods subside, railways resumes train services to north east 23.9.2017
Kochi: With the flood-like conditions subsiding, the rail traffic has resumed over the Northeast Frontier Railway. The following train services that remained cancelled will be restored as below:- (Train No 12507) Thiruvananthapuram – Guwahati (via Chennai Central) express scheduled to leave Thiruvanan-thapuram with effect from September 26. (Train No 12515) Thiruvananthapuram – Guwahati (via Chennai Central) express, scheduled to leave Thiruvanant-hapuram with effect from October one. (Train No 12516) Guwahati – Thiruvanan-thapuram express, scheduled to leave Guwahati with effect from September 27. (Train No 12508) Guwahati – Thiruvanan-thapuram express, scheduled to leave Guwahati with effect from September 29. The railways informed that the special fare train (Train No 06516) Howrah-Thiruvananthapuram announced earlier is cancelled on September 28. Meanwhile, the railways announced a special fare train to operate in the Hyderabad-Kochiveli section. (Train No 07115) ...
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Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos, fresh flooding in Puerto Rico 23.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
STORM-MARIA/ (UPDATE 6, PIX, TV):UPDATE 6-Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos, fresh flooding in Puerto Rico
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Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos, fresh flooding in Puerto Rico 23.9.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Rescue efforts after Hurricane Maria toll climbs to 33 22.9.2017 TimesOfIndia
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the most devastating storm in a century. "Part of the island is lacking communications so what we have are some preliminary assessments about 13 deaths at this juncture," Rossello told CNN.
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At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean 22.9.2017 World – The Indian Express
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NHIDCL to pump in Rs 15000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh 22.9.2017 ET: Infrastructure
The Director informed that NHIDCL is investing Rs 15,000 crore in the state that cover about Rs 800 kms of roads, which is half of the company’s investment countrywide.
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Hurricane Maria: Rescue efforts continue as death toll climbs to 33 22.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Part of the island is lacking communications so what we have are some preliminary assessments about 13 deaths at this juncture: Puerto Rico Governor
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At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean 22.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
STORM-MARIA/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV):UPDATE 4-At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean
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India needs one more big push for construction of ‘Big Dams’ 22.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
All rivers in India sustain a primary segment of landmass and support a huge population of human beings and animals. Rivers cater to our quintessential needs. Unfortunately, a substantial amount of fresh water from these rivers has been continuously being drained into seas, while several people in many parts of this country are still await water to quench their thirst. With the construction of Tehri Dam, availability of water has increased substantially in the river course especially during the lean period i.e. during November to June. In the case of Tehri, average water flow of 100 cumecs in the river course before impoundment of its reservoir which has now increased to an average of 200 cumecs after impoundment of Tehri reservoir. The positive impact that reservoirs have on vegetation, has been studied by the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee. In the research paper published in International Journal, it mentions that reservoirs created due to construction of dams induces groundwater ...
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