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Crores will be saved with reverse tendering of projects bidded under TDP: AP minister 21.9.2019
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister P Anil Kumar said on Saturday that thousands of crores of public money would be saved through the reverse tendering process of the projects bidded under TDP government. He said that the first reverse tendering process in the Polavaram project is over and it is 15 per cent less in amount than the contract. He also said that the contractor and the company have not been changed. "The first reverse tendering process has taken place in the Polavaram left tunnel which is of Rs 290 crore. We are happy to witness that the tender which has been floated for 4.77 per cent excess in 2018 has seen 15.6 per cent less after the reverse tendering with the same contractor and same company which bidded in 2018," he said. "With this single reverse tendering the government has got a profit of around Rs 58 crores. As every project will go into scrutiny I hope thousands of crores would be saved by the government," said Kumar. "Almost every work is reverse ...
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Crores would be saved with reverse tendering of projects bidded under TDP regime: AP Irrigation Minister 21.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Polavaram project is an under-construction multi-purpose national project on river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh.
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Irate flood victims gherao Belagavi mantri Jagadish Shettar 21.9.2019
Hubballi: Expressing their anger over negligence by State and Union governments in providing compensation to flood victims, farmers virtually gheraoed large and medium scale industries minister Jagadish Shettar in Belagavi on Friday. They sought a clarification from Shettar, who is also Belagavi district in-charge minister, on relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims. Shouting "shame government shame" slogan against the state government, they attempted to lie down before the minister's vehicle, prompting the police to intervene and bring the tense situation under control. Shettar on his maiden visit after being appointed district in-charge minister, held a meeting with the farmers and officials to review flood relief measures. The officials briefed the minister about the unprecedented rains and simultaneous flood havoc in Belagavi which is the worst affected district in the state. The farmers accused the Central government of step-motherly treatment despite people electing 25 ...
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Alappuzha: Weeks after rain, this school is still flooded 21.9.2019
ALAPPUZHA: The students of Kuppapuram High School, the only government school in Kainakary panchayat, are on slippery ground. Though the rain has subsided, the school remains water-logged after the Kanakassery bund breached on August 16. As many as 174 students, including 14 of class X, most of them from poor families in the panchayat, have to wade through water in the class rooms as the bund, which was half finished, breached for a second time on September 9. Last year also, the school had to be shut for three months due to the floods. P. Sarngan, headmaster, said normalcy would be restored only when pumping starts after the bund work is completed. The kindergarten section of the school remains shut. Students are allowed to go outside the classroom only for using toilets, most of which are unusable. A temporary passage has been set up with benches to go to the toilets. Classes are being conducted to complete 200 academic days this year, he said.   He feared that the frequent bund breaches will hit ...
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Nitish Kumar: NDA will win over 200 seats in Bihar 21.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Kumar was addressing party workers in Patna during the state executive meeting where he gave the statement.
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J&K residents say they are being charged by telecos despite no service 20.9.2019
Srinagar: Kashmir has been facing communications blackout for the past 47 days with virtually no mobile phone and internet services, but many residents in the Valley say they have been sent bills by telecom companies for services that were not provided. The telecom companies have billed the subscribers for the period of communication blockade which began on August 5 when the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 and split Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. "Mobile phone and internet services are not functional in Kashmir since August 5 but still I have been billed Rs 779 by Airtel. I fail to understand what are we being charged for," Obaid Nabi, a resident of Safakadal, said. Mohammad Umar, who has a BSNL mobile connection, said his average monthly mobile bill used to be around Rs 380 but he was surprised to find an inflated bill for the shutdown period. "I have been billed Rs 470 for the last month. The surprising aspect is that the phone services are not working for ...
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Japanese experts showcase erosion control methods for Assam 20.9.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Erosion is one of the major problems faced by the people of Assam caused by floods. In recent years the problem has assumed gigantic proportions. In this context, the Vice Chairman, State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA), Dipok Kumar Barthakur, had a formal discussion with a group of experts representing Asahi Kasei Geotechnologies Company […]
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Road Damage 20.9.2019 Central Chronicle
In the preliminary assessment the Madhya Pradesh roads of Rs.1566 crores are damaged in the heavy rains that require immediate repair soon after the monsoon is over. Although the heavy rains are still continuing but the time has come to weaken in the coming days as monsoon departs from the country by October 15. Even […]
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8 hurt in roof collapse at Imphal airport 20.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
8 hurt in roof collapse at Imphal airport
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Congress, JDS claim PM denied appointment to CM, hit out at him 19.9.2019
Bengaluru: Opposition Congress and JD(S), on Thursday, alleged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was denied appointment by the Prime Minister at a time when several parts of the state were ravaged by recent floods. The parties made the claim a day after Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said Yediyurappa was scheduled to visit Delhi on Wednesday but had postponed it to Friday. In response to a question regarding flood relief from the Centre, Madhuswamy had on Wednesday said: "We are hopeful that the Centre will release the funds soon, the Chief Minister had to visit Delhi today, but it has got postponed, he is now scheduled to go to Delhi on Friday..." However, officials in the Chief Minister's office on Thursday said the visit was not yet confirmed. Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah claimed Yediyurappa was denied appointment and termed it as an "insult" to the Chief Minister and "injustice" to the state. "Denying the appointment to @CMofKarnataka ...
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Stagnant work on bridge irks youth body 19.9.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: The long delay in the completion of the Soksan Bridge under Mendipathar in North Garo Hills, the reconstruction of which was undertaken after it had been washed away in devastating Garo Hills floods of 2014, has irked the local unit of the A’chik Youth Welfare Organization (AYWO) which has demanded strict action against the […]
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Pawar slams CM for not staying put in flood-hit region 19.9.2019 PTI: All news
Pawar slams CM for not staying put in flood-hit region
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Karnataka to release Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief 19.9.2019
Bengaluru: With no sign of any funds from the Centre for flood relief in  Karnataka and the flood victims growing increasingly annoyed at the delay in the government coming to their rescue, the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to release Rs 1,000 crore from state funds for construction of houses in the flood-hit districts. The deputy commissioners concerned have been asked to release Rs 5 lakh each to those who lost their houses in the disaster and Rs 25,000 to those whose houses were partially damaged, law and parliamentary affairs minister, J.C. Madhuswamy told reporters after the Cabinet meeting. A Rs 500 crore grant has been released through the PWD for repair of minor irrigational structures damaged in the floods and it has been decided to release a grant of Rs 1,500 crore to MLAs to help them resume the interrupted relief work. Grants released under the scheduled caste sub-plan and tribal sub-plan would be utilised for restoration of roads, houses and providing basic amenities to the SCs and STs ...
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Thiruvananthapuram: Dream-come-true trip to VSSC for students 19.9.2019
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For Aditya, Anagha and Lukuman, eighth-graders of St Joseph's Higher Secondary School at Kallody in Wayanad, it was a dream come true trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. The kids from the flood-affected areas whose houses were washed away were among visitors to the space agency's Thumba facility on Wednesday. Vikas, Viswas Arts and Viswas Film, the three cultural societies under Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. Thumba, had collected close to Rs 4 lakh worth relief materials for Wayanad sent in a Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.vehicle flagged off by its director S. Somanath a few weeks ago. The organisers requested him to invite a few students from these areas to have an interaction with him and to see the centre and its museum. An office-bearer of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. Employees Union said the director himself randomly kept an official invitation letter in three school bags out of 40 inviting them and their parents and a teacher."The three lucky ones turned out ...
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MP govt seeks Rs 11,861-crore flood relief package from Centre 18.9.2019
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has sought a financial package of over Rs 11,800 crore from the Centre for relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-hit areas of the state, a minister said on Wednesday. Three dozen districts have been affected by floods and heavy rains in the state. "Prima facie, the floods have damaged properties and crops worth Rs 11,861 crore. The Centre should immediately sanction a package of this amount to Madhya Pradesh, Minister for Public Relations P C Sharma said at a press conference here. He accused the opposition BJP of playing politics over the flood issue. "Instead of politicising the issue, BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Rakesh Singh (state BJP president) should sit on a dharna to get the Centre sanction this fund to the state so that relief could be provided to people and farmers at the earliest," Sharma said. The minister said, "Over 8,000 villages across 36 out of the 52 districts in the state were affected by excessive rains and ...
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Thailand: Opposition MPs call for resignation of PM following oath omission 18.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Opposition lawmakers called for his resignation, saying the incomplete oath showed his "ignorance of the constitution".
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City receives moderate to heavy spells, flood situation grim in MP 18.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Heavy showers lashed Bhopal on Tuesday morning with drizzle and intermittent light to moderate showers being experienced during the rest of the day. Flood situation in the state of Madhya Pradesh has reached an alarming stage with several lives lost and massive damage to property, crops as well as the entire populace in the […]
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BJP to protest against MP Congress govt for 'apathetic attitude' 18.9.2019
Bhopal: The BJP will stage protests across Madhya Pradesh on Friday against the Congress-led state government's "apathetic attitude" towards the flood-affected people, a saffron party leader said on Wednesday. The Congress government has "turned a deaf ear" to the problems being faced by cultivators and other people due to heavy rains and subsequent floods in parts of MP, state BJP Chief Rakesh Singh alleged. "The government is not visible on the field. The presence of administration is not seen anywhere," he claimed. "In protest against the apathetic attitude of the Congress government, the BJP would hold protests in every Assembly segment across the state on Friday," he said. He claimed that thousands of people have become homeless after floods in some parts of the state. The Congress came to power in the state by gaining the sympathy of farmers, but it has done nothing to ease their pain and sufferings, Singh said. "Not a single government ...
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Darshansinh Jadeja: A businessman known for philanthropist work 18.9.2019
Darshansinh Jadeja is Rajkot based businessman and also heads multiple companies, he is also a renowned philanthropist and is often making headlines of local newspapers for his work like providing food for flood-affected areas in monsoon, providing of free education for economically poor families, he also sends a set number of yearly rations to poor families. He owns multiple businesses namely Madhouse Mocha, a popular city-based multicuisine restaurant where often celebrities come for promotional activates, Madhouse has witnessed celebrities like Mohammad Shami, Chheteshwar Poojara, Jaydev Unadkat (Indian cricketers), and Bollywood actors like Freddy Daruwala, Kinjal Rajpariya, Malhar Thakkar etc.. His other firm Pavan Construction Company is into roads and buildings and is one of the leading govt. contractors in the city to have built the city"s major roads. He heard the Ready MIX Plant. Other than businesses, Darshansinh is very much fond of his car collection, his fans and ...
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Flood victims auction footwear in netas' name! 18.9.2019
Hubballi: Unhappy with the government's continued indifference to their plight, people, who lost their homes and crops in the recent floods in the region, vented their frustration by auctioning  old footwear in the name of the state's netas during their ongoing indefinite dharna before the deputy commissioner's office in Belagavi on Tuesday. Leaders of various organisations and Kannada activists joined the flood victims in buying the footwear in the auction for as little as 25 paise to Rs 3 per shoe or slipper and plan to send the collection of Rs 69 to the government as a sign of protest. "We named the old footwear after our elected representatives, including DyCMs Laxman Savadi and Govind Karajol, who hail from North Karnataka. We will send the money raised from the auction to the government as it clams to have no funds for us. It has failed to announce compensation for the flood victims although Belagavi alone contributes taxes of upto Rs 6,000 crore every year," said ...
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