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Monsoon rains kill at least 25 in Sri Lanka 26.5.2017 South Asia News Headlines, Latest South East Asia News and Live Updates - Times of India
Landslides and floods killed at least 25 people and left another 42 missing in Sri Lanka following heavy monsoon rains on Friday, the Disaster Management Centre said.
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Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25; dozens missing 26.5.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Sri Lanka: At least 25 feared killed, 42 missing in flood and mudslide 26.5.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Floods, landslides kill over 55 in Sri Lanka 26.5.2017 The Shillong Times
Colombo, May 26 (PTI) Heavy floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed over 55 people and left more than 40 missing in Sri Lanka, a media report said today. According to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), a total of 7,856 individuals from 2,811 families were affected in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern Provinces […]
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Sri Lanka: 25 killed in landslides and floods, 42 missing 26.5.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 25 people while dozens are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations. The early rainy season downpours have forced hundreds of people from their homes across the Indian Ocean island. "There are at least five landslides reported in several places in Kaluthara," said police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody, referring to the worst-hit district on the island's west coast. "Rescue operations are still taking place." The disaster management centre said 25 people had been killed and 42 were missing. Military Spokesman Roshan Senevirathne said about 400 military personnel had been deployed with boats and helicopters to help the police and civilian agencies. The wettest time of the year in Sri Lanka is usually during the southern monsoon, from May to ...
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6 killed in Sri Lanka landslides 26.5.2017 international
At least six people were killed and several others reported missing on Friday due to landslides in two different areas in Sri Lanka's Kalutara district following heavy rainfall, police said. Rescue operations are currently underway at both the affected locations -- Kosbawaka and Delpawatta, Xinhua news agency reported. Airforce helicopters were also dispatched to assist the people trapped in their homes and other locations due to rising water levels. Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) on Friday issued flood and landslide warnings in several areas of the country Although the exact number of those affected is still unknown, rescue and evacuation missions are ongoing in several areas, a DMC official said. Highways and railway lines in several areas remained inundated hampering transport services while schools across the Sabaragamuwa province remained closed. The Meteoroglogy Department in its latest weather report warned of showers and strong winds to continue over the southwestern part of the ...
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23 people killed in Sri Lanka floods and landslides 26.5.2017 Free Press Journal: World
Colombo: Heavy floods have wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka, with flash floods and landslides killing at least
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Sri Lanka: Mudslides due to heavy rains kill 10 26.5.2017 World News | Live Coverage And Latest Breaking International News From All Over The World
In May 2016, more than 100 people died when they were buried in a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka.
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Dhola-Sadiya: Seven things you need to know about India's longest bridge 26.5.2017 ET: Infrastructure
The new bridge will solve the road connectivity problem in the region. The three-lane, 9.15 kilometre Dhola-Sadiya bridge is India's longest.
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10 killed in rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka 26.5.2017

Colombo: Officials and media reports say at least 10 people have died in mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka.

According to local television channel Sirasa, eight people died Friday in separate mudslides in the Kalutara district, south of capital Colombo, while police say two others died in Makola, on the outskirts of the capital after a wall collapsed.

Mudslides are common during the monsoon season in the Indian Ocean tropical island. Much of Sri Lanka has been heavily deforested for export crops such as tea and rubber, leaving the countryside exposed.

In May last year, more than 100 people died when they were buried in a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka.

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Mumbai: Preparatory work for monsoon in full swing by Western Railway 26.5.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Western Railway has been undertaking preparatory work ahead of monsoon to ensure smooth functioning
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Made-in-IIT solar plant powers thousands of rural homes 26.5.2017 ET: Power
The rooftop plant has been installed under CSR and government sponsorship in 15,000 rural homes and was successful in facing a three-day power cut during floods.
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PWD Minister orders agencies to be monsoon-ready 26.5.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 25

Taking stock of the monsoon preparedness in the national Capital, Public Works Development (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain have issued necessary directions to ensure that system is put in place for desilting of drains in the agencies by June 7.

A call centre for receiving complaints of waterlogging will be made operational from June 15 onwards and helpline toll free number 1800118595 be made 24x7 hours functional, said Jain who chaired a meeting attended by officials of the municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), city government’s Flood and Irrigation department, Delhi Jal Board besides PWD.

All agencies assured the minister that they are working to meet the deadline for preparedness, said an official while adding that a total number of 1447 pumps (fixed 637 and movable 810) will be available for use by different agencies as told by the PWD.

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Mehbooba: Someone has cast an evil eye on Kashmir 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Kulgam, May 25 Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today lamented that someone had cast an evil eye on the Valley and as a result while everybody was on a path to development, Kashmir was lagging behind. Mehbooba today visited some half a dozen villages in Devsar constituency of Kulgam district, including Mirbazar, Boonigam, Qazigund, Devsar, Kond and YK Pora. She met party workers and took stock of some developmental projects going on in the area. Addressing party workers in Qazigund, in an obvious reference to the ongoing student protests across the Kashmir valley, Mehbooba said: “Be it studies or sports, Kashmiri children are second to none in the world. But God knows what has happened. Someone has cast an evil eye on Kashmir, whose people are as beautiful as the place itself,” she said. The Chief Minister added that some students, particularly the poor ones who study in government schools, were being misled by people with vested interests. She also bewailed the fact that no development ...
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CM rues delay in grants for Swan 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today expressed concern over the inordinate delay in grant of Central assistance for channelization of the ambitious Swan channelisation project in Una district. The Chief Minister today presided over the governing body meeting of Swan River Channelization Authority here today. “The Union Ministry for Water Resources had cleared a project of about Rs 922.485 crore for the channelization of all tributaries of the Swan river. The project was funded under 70:30 scheme. As per agreement, the Union Ministry was to contribute 70 per cent to the project while 30 per cent share was of the state government,” he stated. He lamented that without availability of funds, the already completed work of Swan could get damaged during floods if the embankments are not constructed. He directed the authorities to write a letter to the Prime Minister of India with all details and in reference to the agreement for releasing the Central share. “The state ...
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Should agricultural income be taxed? 26.5.2017 Hindu: Home
LEFT: Floating the idea of taxing income is a great disservice to the agrarian sector, which is in deep crisis, says Lakhwinder Singh. Left  The recent discussion on taxing farm income is nothing new....
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Key link road to OMRto be widened, re-laid 26.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Arasankazhani-Perumbakkam stretch is unmotorable now
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Minister takes stock of monsoon preparations 26.5.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Helpline for complaints to be launched
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Dhola-Sadiya not only a bridge, but a new hope for North East 25.5.2017 The Shillong Times
New Delhi:  The road connectivity in the North-East will witness a major transformation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate tomorrow the country’s longest Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam.  This bridge will reduce the travel time between Rupai, Assam to Meka/Roing, Arunachal Pradesh by around five hours. This new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre […]
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Modi to inaugurate country's longest bridge connecting Arunachal and Assam 25.5.2017 Latest News
The travel time will decrease from the current six hours to just one hour, saving Rs 10 lakh daily
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