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Last updated: Aug 23 2017 05:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Verdict on Ram Rahim in rape case: Dera followers flood Panchkula, over 2,000 security personnel deployed 23.8.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Flood victim who immolated self, dies 23.8.2017 Rajkot - City - The Times of India
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Panchkula residents busy setting their houses in order 23.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, August 22 A day after heavy rainfall, which had created flood-like situation in Panchkula, residents were busy setting their house in order. As the rainwater had entered houses in Sectors 16 and 19, residents had taken out beds, mattresses, sofa sets, clothes, curtains, footwear and other items outside their homes and dried them up in the open. In Sector 19, MC workers cleaned road gullies and also entertained the complaints of blockage in sewer lines inside the houses. In Sector 19, people had even engaged private people to clean kothis, where rainwater had entered. Though roads of all sectors were damaged after the downpour, internal roads of the Industrial Area have developed huge potholes which are filled with rainwater. People were finding it difficult to drive on the roads in the Industrial Area. Mohan Singh, an industrialist, said roads in the Industrial Area get damaged after every rainfall. Nobody from HUDA or the MC turns up to repair these roads. They had ...
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Several places remain waterlogged in Kharar 23.8.2017 The Tribune
Shashi Pal Jain Kharar, August 22 The impact of yesterday’s rainfall was felt even today as waterlogging was seen at several places. Mud has accumulated at the places where there was two to three-ft water yesterday. People are of the view that constructing colonies in the area might have brought huge investments, but building boundary walls and high-level roads had obstructed the natural flow of water and it had proved disastrous for residents of this area. HS Mavi, president of the Panchayat Union, Punjab, said encroachments by colonisers and influential persons on the land of natural flow of water was the reason behind waterlogging here and the surrounding areas. He said the administration had done nothing to clean choked drains. There was a flood-like situation in Desu Majra village as a culvert near Government School, Desu Majra, was blocked by the firm that is constructing a flyover on Kharar-Mohali road. Jora Singh Bhullar, former sarpach of Chapar Chiri village, said the condition of the village ...
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Residents recount nightmare, losses 23.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, August 22 Carpets drying in the sun, furniture soaked in water, non-operational cars, beds on top of bricks, muck and sludge on the streets were common scenes as residents in the city recounted the damages they suffered from the deluge yesterday. A day after the tricity witnessed a flood-like situation and the city came to a standstill, residents complained about the financial loss suffered due to incessant rainfall. Residents in low-lying areas of 3B2, Phase 1 and Phase 5 blamed the authorities for inept administration as rainwater entered the houses causing substantial damage to property. Sumit Verma, a resident of Phase 1, said: “My entire house was submerged in 4-5 feet water. There is a lot of damage to the furniture and the car. The extent of loss is Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000.” Tejinder Singh, a resident of Phase 3B2, said: “Electrical appliances, including TV, A/C stabiliser, were seen floating. Water entered the cupboards ruining books, clothes and documents. My laptop was ...
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Bailey bridges to come up in flood-hit areas 23.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Assembly passes four bills amid din over funds scam 23.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Nitish, SuMo should quit: Rabri 23.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Growers of apple rue non-declaration of rates 23.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, August 22 Farmers have resented that Adani’s Farm-Pik, which runs three major cold stores in the apple belt, has not declared its rates this season. However, two private companies in Guma and Jarol Tikkar have started buying apples from farmers at Rs 85 and Rs 83 per kg, respectively, for the top quality. “It has come in handy for farmers who have harvested the crop, but cannot sell it in outside markets due to the spate of floods in the plains,” said Sandeep Kumar, a farmer from Theog. “Adani’s Farm-Pik runs three major atmospheric controlled stores (CAS) in Sainj, Rohru and Bithal, but has not announced the rates this season,” rued a farmer. Similarly, Him Agri Fresh Private Limited, which has opened 5,100-MT capacity CAS store at Balghar in the Theog tehsil, had not even opened shutters this years, leave alone declaring rates for the crop, the farmers said. Thereby farmers are selling their produce in local markets at Parala, Rohru, Narkanda, Dhalli, Solan and Parwanoo in ...
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PM to visit flood-hit Bihar on Aug 26, death toll 341 23.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Water level goes up in Sri Ram Sagar 23.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Steady inflows into the Sri Ram Sagar Project in the last three days has taken the water level in the reservoir from 1,053 feet to 1,067.50 feet as against its full reservoir level of 1,091 feet with ...
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R’sthan for CBI probe into Vadra deals 23.8.2017 The Tribune
Yash Goyal Jaipur, August 22 The Rajasthan Government has recommended 18 cases of alleged “benami” land deals, including four concerning Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, to the CBI for investigation over the past one week. Eighteen cases involving alleged land deals of around 1,400 bigha near Mahajan Ganj firing range by various persons and companies during 2010-2012 had been recommended for a CBI probe, said Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria. All cases were lodged at the Kolayat police station and some accused had already been arrested. The land in question was traded not once but three/four times by local people and private companies. The exact names of buyers and sellers and their whereabouts were not known yet, Kataria said. About 275 bighas were traded by companies linked with Vadra. “These companies sold the alleged land thrice,” he added. Addressing a press conference, Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot said: “Three functionaries of the BJP were arrested in the said ...
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Raise issues of national interest while in India: KP Sharma Oli to Sher Bahadur Deuba 22.8.2017 World – The Indian Express
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2,855 villages in U.P. under water 22.8.2017 Hindu: National
10 more dead; toll mounts to 82
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Bihar flood toll rises to 341; PM Modi to conduct aerial survey on Saturday 22.8.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
 With 37 more deaths, the toll in Bihar flood rose to 341 on Tuesday even as 1.46 crore people are affected by the deluge in 18 districts of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would make an aerial survey of flood affected districts of Bihar on August 26, said Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. "PM coming on 26th Aug for aerial survey of flood affected dists of Bihar (sic)," Sushil Modi said in a tweet. The flood toll stood at 304 till yesterday in Bihar with 1.38 crore people battling the deluge in 18 districts. Around 7.61 lakh people have been shifted to safer areas. With water receding in some places many people have returned home. Special Secretary in state Disaster Management Department Anirudh Kumar said that 2.29 lakh people are putting up in 1,085 relief camps. Kumar said Araria district alone accounted for 75 deaths, followed by Sitamarhi (36), West Champaran (36), Katihar (26), Kisanganj (23), Madhubani (23), East Champaran (19), Darbhanga (19), Madhepura (19), Supual (15), Gopalganj ...
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47 more die in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh floods 22.8.2017 TOI: Home
Thirty-seven more persons perished in flood-hit Bihar, where over 1.46 crore people are still affected, while the situation in Uttar Pradesh remained alarming with 10 more deaths reported on Tuesday. However, the flood situation eased in Assam and northern districts of West Bengal.
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Bihar floods: Death toll reaches 341 22.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
"For the flood victims, 1,608 community kitchens have been set up," the official said
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Flood fury: No rail network in northeast for 11 days 22.8.2017 rssa.at
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Uttar Pradesh: Flood situation remains alarming; death toll rises to 82 22.8.2017 bangaloremirror
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PM Modi to visit Bihar's flood-affected areas on Aug 26 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take stock of flood situation in Bihar on August 26. This will be Modi's first visit to the State after Nitish Kumar formed his Government with the help of BJP-led NDA. Giving information about the Prime Minister's Bihar visit, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said the PM would undertake an aerial survey of flood-affected areas on Saturday. "PM coming on 26th Aug for an aerial survey of flood affected districts of Bihar," tweeted Sushil Modi. Incidentally, the flood situation in the State worsened last week when it rained heavily in neighbouring Nepal thereby resulting in Bihar rivers overflowing. Altogether 304 persons have died while lakhs displaced in this year's flood. Major rivers in spate are Mahananda, Gandak, Burhi Gandak and Kosi. Last Monday, Prime Minister promised Nitish all possible assistance for the flood victims. As a result, 28 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, Indian Air Force (IAF), Army, besides SDRF personnel were pressed into service ...
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