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Indian embassy's camp office in Nepal's Biratnagar to be shut down 22.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Indian embassy’s camp office in Nepal’s Biratnagar will soon be shut down and re-located, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. During his visit to Nepal last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed this decision to Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The Biratnagar camp office, according to the MEA, was opened in 2008 to deal with the situation arising out of devastating Koshi floods. ‘The purpose for which this camp office was opened has been fulfilled. GoI (Government of India) had already decided to wind up the Camp Office and re-locate the personnel. This decision was conveyed by Prime Minister Modi to his Nepalese counterpart during his visit to Nepal last week. The PM of Nepal thanked PM (Narendra Modi) for informing him about this decision,’ MEA's official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. In 2008, Nepal allowed India to set up a temporary field office to issue passes for vehicles to ply Indian roads in the nearby regions after a 17 km stretch of the East-West highway was ...
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Decoded: Impact of climate change on river ecosystems 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
According to a recent study, climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems all over the world. Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats. Researchers from the universities of Hull, Aberystwyth, and Salford and the engineering consultants "Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance" (AECOM), used laser survey technology (LiDAR) flown from an aircraft, to measure the impacts of cyclone-driven extreme floods in 2000 and 2012 on rivers in KNP. KNP game reserve has global significance for its habitats and associated species, and the rivers flowing through the park provide essential ecosystem services, including water and habitat in the shape of the many varied channel morphologies and associated riparian forest. The high-resolution data has been used to create accurate digital models of the river ...
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Alarming messages flood social media 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Health Minister K.K. Shylaja’s warning against spreading unscientific messages on the social media against the backdrop of Nipah virus infection deat
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Not everyone is staying cool, as things hot up 21.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
More people means more air conditioners. More units means more energy. More energy … well, it's a vicious circle in the battle with climate change
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Is the city ready for the monsoon? 21.5.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Civic officials claim it is, but residents are wary of their assurances
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5 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka 21.5.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Colombo: At least five people have been killed and seven are missing as heavy rains and strong winds
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5 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka 21.5.2018 The Shillong Times
Colombo:  At least five people have been killed and seven are missing as heavy rains and strong winds caused havoc in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday. The deaths were reported from the eastern district of Trincomalee and in the lower central hills of Badulla, Xinhua news agency reported. Three people […]
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Russian agency offers fake restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Moscow, May 21 A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor, the agency’s owner has confirmed. Marketing company Bacon Agency says it can circumvent TripAdvisor’s algorithm for detecting fraudulent posts and publish reviews in foreign languages ahead of an influx of fans from abroad. “What can you do if no Serbs and no Swedes have ever been to your venue and left a review?” Bacon Agency asks, in a brochure received by a restaurant in Yekaterinburg, which hosts Egypt and Uruguay in their first round matches. “You write it yourself!” the agency says. For 35,000 roubles ($570), the agency promises a spot in TripAdvisor’s top 10 list. “We are offering to help tourists find you, and to leave their money specifically with you,” it writes. “We oppose any attempt to manipulate a business’ ranking,” TripAdvisor said. “Our dedicated investigations team is proactive and extremely effective at catching ...
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Nepal to shut India's field office, says Prime Minister Oli 21.5.2018 World News | Live Coverage And Latest Breaking International News From All Over The World
India was permitted to set up temporary field office in 2008 to issue passes to vehicles for plying on Indian roads in bordering regions.
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Six dead, around 3000 families displaced in Tripura floods 21.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Mudslides and waterlogged streets disrupt normal life, families take shelter in makeshift camps
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2 more die in Tripura landslips, flood situation worsens 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
2 more die in Tripura landslips, flood situation worsens
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Centre yet to release Rs 893 crore 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Centre yet to release Rs 893 crore
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Preventing flood flow will destroy Kaziranga ecology 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Preventing flood flow will destroy Kaziranga ecology
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Cyclone Sagar kills 16, displaces thousands in Middle East, East Africa   21.5.2018 Downtoearth
Cyclone Sagar, one of the rare ones to penetrate into western Gulf of Aden, was also the strongest tropical storm ever recorded in Somalia
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Nepal to shut India's field office, says Prime Minister Oli 21.5.2018 PTI: All news
Nepal to shut India's field office, says Prime Minister Oli
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Nepal to shut India’s field office: Oli 21.5.2018 The Tribune

Kathmandu, May 20

Nepal will close the Indian Embassy’s field office in the near future as it has “outlived its purpose”, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said.

India was permitted to set up the temporary field office in 2008 to issue passes to vehicles for plying on Indian roads in the bordering regions after the Koshi floods damaged a 17-km stretch of the east-west highway. Initially set up in the eastern Sunsari district, the office was later shifted to the nearby Biratnagar city, about 375 km from here, along the Koshi Highway.

Speaking at the first parliamentary party meeting of the newly formed Nepal Communist Party here, party’s co-chairman Oli said the office would be removed as it had “outlived its purpose”.

After repair of the damaged portion of the highway, Nepal had asked India to shut down the camp office but the Indian side did not comply. — PTI

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Comply with project timelines: CM to agencies 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, May 20 Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday asked the executing agencies to strictly comply with the project timelines and redouble their resource mobilisation. The Chief Minister said this while reviewing the pace of work on key developmental projects of the Jammu province at a high-level meeting of officers here on Sunday. The projects encompass infrastructure, power supply, drinking water, sewerage, health and allied sectors. Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta was also present at the meeting. The CM reviewed the pace of work on the ambitious Rs 1,381 crore AIIMS project at Vijaypur. She was informed that the construction of flood protection works along the Devak, four-lane approach road and water supply scheme for AIIMS had been started at a cost of Rs 57 crore. On the Jammu ring road project, the Chief Minister was informed that the Rs 1,891-crore project would start from Raya Morh and end at the Nagrota bypass. The 57-km-long road project involves acquisition of ...
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Clogged canals, drains add to monsoon woes 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Corporation yet to initiate steps to clear drains
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Deepika Padukone: Why does Bollywood's most talented actress have no films in her kitty? 20.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
That Deepika Padukone is one of the most talented and sought-after actresses of Bollywood, is no news. But why then has she not signed a single film after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat, that crossed the Rs 500-crore mark worldwide?  She was supposed to start shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj's gangster drama, 'Sapna Didi' this year, but unfortunately the film had to be postponed owing to her co-star Irrfan Khan's health condition. And now, the actor has absolutely no films in her kitty. Several theories have been going around about why Deepika has not signed a single film despite the flood of offers that came her way after her last release. While some say she is waiting for her back and neck injury to fully recover, others claim that she is keeping her dates free for her much-talked-about wedding with beau Ranveer Singh.  But, it turns out that none of this is true. “Her back/neck problem is being properly attended to and she will be fine soon. As for marriage plans, they in no way impinge on ...
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Nepal to shut India's field office, says Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli 20.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Nepal will close the Indian Embassy's field office in the near future as it has "outlived its purpose", Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said. India was permitted to set up the temporary field office in 2008 to issue passes to vehicles for plying on Indian roads in the bordering regions after Koshi floods severely damaged a 17-km stretch of the east-west highway. Initially set up in the eastern Sunsari district, it was later shifted to the nearby Biratnagar city, about 375 kms from here, along the Koshi Highway. Speaking at the first parliamentary party meeting of the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party here, party's co-chairman Oli said The office would be removed as it had "outlived its purpose". After repair of the damaged portion of the highway, Nepal had asked India to shut down the camp office but the Indian side did not comply. The Indian flag was hoisted on the office building while India started distributing scholarships and got involved in various social activities using the facility, the ...
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