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Category: Dam Collapse
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What if India hadn’t made friends with science? 26.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Within a decade of independence, our food production tripled; small pox was eradicated; five IITs, two agricultural universities and one AIIMS were set up
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Breaches caused by 2017 floods plugged 18.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Breaches caused by 2017 floods plugged
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CM reviews flood preparedness 17.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM reviews flood preparedness
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Assam CM reviews flood preparedness 16.5.2018 General News
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed Water Resources Department (WRD) and other related departments to remain fully prepared to tackle floods during the coming monsoon season, an official release said here. The chief minister reviewed the flood preparedness with Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta and senior officials. Floods caused by heavy rain in the state as well as in upper reaches of its neighbours are a recurring problem for Assam that affects its people and economy. During the last two years, a total of 12.02 km new embankments were created and 103 km of embankments strengthened, the release said. Moreover, during the same period 44 anti-erosion and town protection works were completed as against 28 during the last two years of the previous government, it said. Sonowal also directed the officials to coordinate between panchayat and rural development, WRD and deputy commissioners and complete plugging of breaches. He also directed the WRD to .
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Kenya dam disaster toll at 48 with all missing accounted for 14.5.2018 General News
Kenyan emergency workers have found three more bodies after a dam burst last week, police said today, bringing the toll from the tragedy to 48, while authorities confirmed no one else was missing. The body of an 11-year-old boy was found Monday after two others were uncovered Sunday, as rescuers spent five days picking through mud and debris in Solai, near the central Rift Valley city of Nakuru. "The bodies were not reported missing which means there could have been people who had visited the area. The search is going on, it was only scaled down but not called off," said regional police commissioner Mwongo Chimwaga. On Friday authorities had said 40 people were still missing, however a search among those displaced and already found dead revealed that all had been accounted for by Saturday. It was on Wednesday last week that a portion of the earthen wall of the dam collapsed, sending millions of litres of water coursing down a muddy slope, engulfing nearby settlements and destroying ..
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Embankment breached in South Karimganj 14.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Embankment breached in South Karimganj
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Kenya dam break claims 45 lives; search through debris still on for 40 more 11.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Dam break in Kenya: Weeks of heavy rains caused flooding, mudslides across the country that have left 175 dead
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Kenya floods: Dam that burst killing 45 was built illegally, says report 11.5.2018 DNA: Top News
A dam on a Kenyan commercial farm that burst this week, killing at least 45 people, was built illegally, the water resource regulator said on Friday as police opened an initial investigation into the disaster. The dam on the farm, which grew roses for export to Europe, burst on Wednesday night after heavy rains, sending a wall of water roaring down a hillside and obliterating everything in its path. Another 40 people have been reported missing. The disaster is likely to put a spotlight on regulation of Kenya's cut-flower industry, which has grown dramatically in the last two decades to become one of the biggest foreign exchange earners in East Africa's top economy and a major source of jobs. One in three of all roses sold in Europe comes from Kenya and more than 100,000 people work in flower farms, many of which lie in the fertile Rift Valley. Elizabeth Luvonga, a spokeswoman for the Water Resources Management Authority which oversees private dams, said other reservoirs on the same property in Solai, 190 ...
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Water supply from Malsisar dam restored 10.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The dam had breached in March just three months after it was built, inundating several areas
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At least 41 killed, several missing as dam bursts in Kenya, say officials 10.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Nearly 170 people have now died since March from floods caused by seasonal rains, according to Kenyan authorities
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At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said today. After a severe drought, weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 164 dead. The private Patel dam, used for irrigation and fish farming, burst on Wednesday evening in Solai, near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, regional police chief Gideon Kibunjah told AFP. "The search and rescue exercise is ongoing and more bodies have been retrieved. The number we have as of now is 32 people dead and several are missing," Kibunjah said. "It is a disaster because most people were asleep when the tragedy occurred and their houses were swept away." He said 36 people had been hospitalised. A senior police officer at the scene, speaking on condition of anonymity, said emergency workers had spent the night combing through engulfed houses to retrieve the bodies of the victims and had only covered about half of the affected area. "We found 11 of the ...
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At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains 10.5.2018 General News
At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said today. After a severe drought, weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 164 dead. The private Patel dam, used for irrigation and fish farming, burst on Wednesday evening in Solai, near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, regional police chief Gideon Kibunjah told AFP. "The search and rescue exercise is ongoing and more bodies have been retrieved. The number we have as of now is 32 people dead and several are missing," Kibunjah said. "It is a disaster because most people were asleep when the tragedy occurred and their houses were swept away." He said 36 people had been hospitalised. A senior police officer at the scene, speaking on condition of anonymity, said emergency workers had spent the night combing through engulfed houses to retrieve the bodies of the victims and had only covered about half of the affected ...
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At least 41 killed as dam bursts in Kenya, officials say 10.5.2018 General News
A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said today. At least 20 of the dead were children, police said. Water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, on Wednesday night, sweeping away hundreds of homes, including those on the expansive Nyakinyua estate that borders the reservoir. "Many people are missing. It is a disaster," said Rongai town police chief Joseph Kioko. Nearly 170 people have now died since March from floods caused by seasonal rains, according to Kenyan authorities. The floods hit as the East African nation was recovering from a severe drought that affected half of the country. Almost an entire village was swept away by silt and water from the burst dam, said Gideon Kibunja, the county police chief in charge of criminal investigations. Officials said homes over a radius of nearly 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) were submerged. Close to 40 people were rescued from the mud .
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27 killed, 36 hospitalised as Kenyan dam bursts after heavy rains 10.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Disaster struck when most people were asleep and their houses were swept away: police
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Officials: 21 bodies recovered after dam burst in Kenya 10.5.2018 General News
Kenyan officials say a dam has burst its banks in the country's rift valley, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. At least 21 people have died. Police spokesman Joseph Kioko said water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, sweeping away hundreds of homes in the neighborhood, including those on the expansive Nyakinyua Farm, which borders the water reservoir. The incident raises the already high death toll in Kenya from floods due to seasonal rain. In a statement, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui assured residents that "we will do our best to take affected families to safety and help them get medical attention.
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Officials: At least 27 killed after dam burst in Kenya 10.5.2018 General News
A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 27 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, Kenyan officials said today. Water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, on Wednesday night, sweeping away hundreds of homes, including those on the expansive Nyakinyua Farm, which borders the reservoir. "We have recovered 27 bodies and many people are missing. It is a disaster," said Rongai police chief Joseph Kioko. Rescue operation by Kenya Red Cross and Nakuru County disaster management teams went into operation today and up to 40 people have been rescued from the mud and taken to hospitals. Many are feared still trapped. Officials said the dam water and mud spilt out of the reservoir and submerged homes, extending to a radius of nearly two kilometers (more than a mile) Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi was set to visit the site today.
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Rajasthan: Two dams to witness flow of clean water after 15 years 10.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Sparkling clean water will soon start flowing into the iconic Gular and Ramchandrapura Dams after about 15 years as these dams are set to get a makeover. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will take up the work of excavating soil and sludge from nearly two metre stretch in both the dams under the Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project. Both dams are expected to be cleaned before monsoon. Both Ramchandrapura and Gular dams are in the river drift area. Gular Dam is located in Sanganer area while Ramchandrapura Dam is built at Vidhani on the last edge of the Dravyavati River. JDA has given Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project to Tata company and under it, the company will be cleaning both the dams so that the water of the river remains sparkling clean. It may be recalled that during the floods of 1981, both Gular and Ramchandrapura dams were breached and the water resource department had rebuilt these dams in 2003. Since long soil and sludge has got deposited in both these dams due to flow of muddy ...
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Works on breached dykes, erosion protection incomplete in Lakhimpur 2.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Works on breached dykes, erosion protection incomplete in Lakhimpur
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Assam misses deadline to repair river embankments 1.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Assam government's Water Resources Department has missed a deadline to repair river embankments in the state resulting in fear and panic among residents living in flood-prone areas ahead of the upcoming monsoon season.
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Meghalaya teachers recruitment case: CBI searches residence of Cong MLA 27.4.2018 General News
The CBI today searched five locations in Shillong, including the residence of an MLA and the Directorate of Elementary and Mass Education, in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers in 2008-09, officials said here. The locations searched included the residence of Congress MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh, who was the education minister at the time of the scam. The CBI has booked Lyngdoh and senior IAS officer P S Thangkhiew for allegedly manipulating score sheets during the recruitment of teachers in 2008-09, an official said on Thursday. Acting on the orders of the Meghalaya High Court, the CBI had registered an FIR under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, forgery, and criminal breach of trust against Lyngdoh, who was the education minister at the time of the alleged scam, and Thangkhiew, a 1984-batch IAS officer, who was then principal secretary education, the official said. The high court had on November 2, 2016 ordered the CBI to take over the probe from ...
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