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Govt may extend onion export ban to February to cap domestic prices 19.11.2019 Business | The Asian Age
Wholesale onion prices are about 40 rupees (55 cents) per kg, down slightly from 55 rupees earlier this month.
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Weather woes: Venice hit with tide, snow and rain 19.11.2019 Life | The Asian Age
3rd record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain.
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Mystic Mantra: Time to embrace and nourish our rivers 19.11.2019 Opinion | The Asian Age
If you put so much water in one place, the soil gets leached and all the bio-activity in the soil is reduced.
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Devastated Venice braced for third major flood 18.11.2019 World News – The Navhind Times
Venice: Venice was braced Sunday for an unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency. The city forecast “acqua alta”, or high water, of 160 centimetres (over five feet) for 1200 GMT, lower than Tuesday’s …
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Flood in The Floating City: Venice to face another high tide 17.11.2019 DNA
The floods hit Venice subsequently on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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St Mark's square in Venice closed after floods 16.11.2019
Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to order St Mark's square closed after Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro moved to shut the iconic square as the latest sea surge struck with strong storms and winds battering the region. It reached a high of 1.54 metres (five feet) just before midday, lower than Tuesday's peak but still dangerous. "I'm forced to close the square to avoid health risks for citizens... a disaster," Brugnaro said. In the afternoon the square reopened as water levels receded and forecasts anticipated lower levels in coming days. Churches, shops and homes in the city of canals have been inundated by unusually intense "acqua alta", or high water, which on Tuesday hit their highest level in half a century. "We've destroyed Venice, we're talking about one billion (euros) in damage and that's just from the other day, not today," Brugnaro said, as ...
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St Mark's square in Venice closed after floods 16.11.2019 Life | The Asian Age
St Mark's closed after fresh flood hits Venice.
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Untimely rains hit India's summer crops, delay rural economy recovery 16.11.2019 Business | The Asian Age
Heavy rains in October and November have brought more misery to India's farmers.
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Untimely rains hit India's summer crops, delay rural economy recovery 16.11.2019
Heavy rains in October and November have brought more misery to India"s farmers, after summer-sown crops such as soybean, cotton, rice and vegetables suffered rain and flood damage during the wettest June-September monsoon season in 25 years. "We couldn"t harvest soybeans last month due to continuous rainfall," said Shantabai Chikhale, 65, while harvesting with her son on a one acre plot in Maharashtra, India"s second largest soybean production state. Chikhale had been expecting a bumper crop, but now estimates that two-thirds of the soybean pods on her farm in Kalamb village were knocked off by the rains, while much of the remaining crop has been damaged. The recent wet spell is also forcing farmers, like Chikhale, to delay sowing winter crops, placing a further drag on the rural economy at a time when India"s economic growth has slumped to a six-year low. After the ample monsoon rains, The Solvent Extractors" Association (SEA) had expected India soybean harvest ...
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Bypoll battlecry: A flood of woes for BJP's Kumatalli 16.11.2019
Hubballi: Thirty-five- year- old farm labourer, Madevi Mang of the  Nadi Ingalgaon hamlet in Athani taluk, is desperately waiting for government compensation to rebuild her house that was washed away in the waters of an overflowing Krishna river during the recent downpour in the region. But with no sign of any money coming her way yet although three months have passed since the floods, she has joined around 30 members of a women self- help group in boycotting the December Athani by-election. The angry women say their pleas have gone unheard although they have appealed to deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who hails from the constituency, to come to their rescue. They complain that they have no source of livelihood after the flood destroyed the standing crops on farms where they worked as labourers, and they are being harassed by moneylenders threatening to seize their belongings if they don"t repay the loans they have taken to make ends meet. They have reason to be upset as although over ...
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Juan Guaido walks with students at the Central University of Venezuela 16.11.2019 The Shillong Times
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Exceptionally high tides continue to batter Venice 16.11.2019 The Navhind Times
Venice: Exceptionally high tides have continued to batter the Italian city of Venice and by early Friday morning St Mark’s Square was completely flooded and inaccessible. The City Hall’s High Water Information Centre recorded at 8.15 am. a 131 cm rise in water levels, meaning St Mark Square, the lowest point in the city standing …
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Green cover holds key to pollution control: Sonowal 15.11.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: “Maintenance and increase in green cover holds the key to keep the atmosphere in the state pollution-free,” said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday He said that pollution affects all aspects of the natural environment and to keep our surroundings healthy, there is a need to maintain and increase the green cover. He […]
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Flood-ravaged Venice lands up in dramatic situation 15.11.2019 Life | The Asian Age
Italy declares state of emergency in Venice after high tides.
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Ranebennur: KS Eshwarappa son to BJP rescue 15.11.2019

Hubballi: The BJP is yet to announce its candidate for the Ranebennur assembly seat with speculation rife that rural development and panchayat raj minister  K.S. Eshwarappa's son K.E. Kantesh may be allotted the ticket to fight against former Speaker and Congress candidate K.B. Koliwad.

The party did not allot the ticket to disqualified Independent legislator R Shankar  who had won last time with Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa declaring in Tumakuru that he will give a ministerial berth to Shankar by making him a MLC.  He had stayed away from the flood-hit constituency for the last 3-4 months and may find the going tough against Koliwad, said sources.

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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana state link is a bridge too far 15.11.2019

Kurnool: The unfinished Naguladinne bridge on the Tungabhadra river on the Adoni-Gadwal road in Kurnool district is a monument to government apathy and neglect. If completed, the bridge would link several villages in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and improve commerce and people-to-people contact.  The unfinished bridge is being used by people who had to cross the river on the other side despite the fact that it poses problems.

This is the only route connecting Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state here. It had collapsed in the 2009 floods, and work to restore it is still not completed, said Madduleti of Nagaladinne village. “If the bridge was ready, we could reach Gadwal in Telangana very easily as it shortens the distance by 18 km,” he says.

When contacted, an official on condition of anonymity said that tenders were called twice since 2011 but progress was “not satisfactory”.

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Central Team visits flood affected Assam areas for final assessment 14.11.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: An Inter-Ministerial Team of Government of India has reached Assam on Thursday for final assessment of the most affected areas during last flood season in the State. After a brief meeting on Friday chaired by Shri Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Addl. Chief Secretary, Revenue and DM Department and senior officials of Assam Government on the […]
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Retail inflation may average at 4 per cent in FY20: SBI report 14.11.2019 Business | The Asian Age
In October, inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) spiked to a 16-month high of 4.62 per cent on costlier food items.
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enice hit by 'exceptionally high tide' in more than 50 years 13.11.2019 World News | Live Coverage And Latest Breaking International News From All Over The World
Since 2003, a infrastructure project has been underway to protect the city, but it has been plagued by cost overruns, scandals and delays.
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Italy's Venice hit by 'exceptionally high tide' in more than 50 years 13.11.2019
Venice: Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square. The exceptionally intense "acqua alta," or high waters, peaked at 1.87 metres (six feet) as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals, the tide monitoring centre said. "We're currently facing an exceptionally high tide. Everyone has been mobilised to cope with the emergency," Venice's mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. Only once since records began in 1923 has the water crept even higher, reaching 1.94 metres in 1966. Tables and chairs set out for aperitifs bobbed along alleyways in the dark, as locals and tourists alike waved aloft inside-out umbrellas, the water slopping over the top of even the highest waders and wellies. Water taxis attempting to drop people off at the glamorous and historic hotels along the Grand Canal discovered the gangways had been washed away, ...
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