User: tnussp Topic: Water
Category: Floods2009
Last updated: Aug 19 2017 01:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Crop acreage up 3.5% in last phase of kharif planting 19.8.2017 ET: Agriculture
Compared to the previous year it was 0.84% less covering 97.63 million hectare, according to the Agriculture ministry data.
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Army, NDRF personnel beat odds to help trapped villagers 19.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Flood-hit farmers rue loss of crop 19.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Marooned villagers in Saran wait for relief 19.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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No abatemaent to Garo Hills flood Affected rises to 1.9 lakhs 19.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, Aug 18: The flood situation in the plain belt of West Garo Hills is yet to see improvement despite the weather relenting to an extent. Most major roads including those in Selsella and Phulbari were still under water till the filing of the report today though locals stated that the water levels were going down but slowly.

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Billava Sangha to distribute scholarships 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - District
The Billava Sangha, Kuwait, will distribute scholarships worth Rs 6.10 lakh to 100 students with economically poor background, at Sri Vishwanath Kalyana Mantapa of Sri Gokarnanatha Kshethra in Mangaluru on August 20.

Briefing reporters here, Sangha adviser Sathish Kunder said that the scholarships are distributed to selected students who are pursuing postgraduate, engineering, diploma, law, degree, PUC and trade courses.

Last year, 88 underprivileged deserving students were given scholarships worth Rs 5.40 lakh. Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra president H S Sairam will inaugurate the programme.

DH News Service
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Working on measures to cut down on train delays, claims railways 18.8.2017 TOI: India
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Sonowal calls for speeding up sealing of India-Bangladesh border 18.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed that work to seal the 48.11 km porous areas on the India-Bangladesh border in his state be speeded up.
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Bihar flood toll rises to 153 18.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With floods claiming 34 more lives Bihar in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state rose to 153 on Friday, officials said. The flood situation remains grim in 15 districts, affecting millions.
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Assam seeks help; plans to dredge Brahmaputra bed 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
After second wave of inundation, Governor apprises PM
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Three family members drown as bridge collapses in Bihar 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
A shocking incident, in which three people were feared drowned after a bridge connecting a village collapsed, was recorded on camera in Bihar’s Araria district.Incessant rains in Bihar for the past fe...
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Bihar flood toll touches 119; over 4 lakh evacuated 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
400 villages in Malda waterlogged as rivers breach danger levels; second wave inundates Kaziranga National Park
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Bihar flood toll hits 153; Army help sought in UP 18.8.2017 TOI: Home
The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining Nepal.
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More force on ground for anti terror operation in J&K 18.8.2017 DNA: Money
Over 6,000 additional troops from the Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed in Kashmir to strengthen anti terror operations. The extra strength deployed during Amarnath Yatra is now being used for counter terror duties, sources said. Two of the five extra battalions of the Army deployed for Amarnath Yatra have been relocated to South Kashmir, while two are guarding the National Highway 44 where forces can be targeted. From the 100 companies of CRPF, 50 will remain in Kashmir to assist the army in counter terror operations. With a battalion comprising 800-900 troops and a company close to 100, there is a sizeable increase in the troops on the ground. Sources said, while roughly 3,000 troops have been relocated exclusively for counter terror operations in South Kashmir which the hub of terror activity the others will enhance security on National Highway 44. Earlier the army had 10 battalions exclusively for South Kashmir. "With an increase in troop density the outreach and contact ...
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UN agencies rush aid to flood-hit Sierra Leone 18.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
New York, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) United Nations agencies have stepped up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital Freetown and surrounding areas, a media report said on Friday.
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Flood situation worsens in eastern UP; Army help sought 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
In view of the situation, District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela has ordered closure of all schools till tomorrow and sought the help of the Army in relief and rescue operations.
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NDRF intensifies rescue ops in flood affected regions 18.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , August 18 : The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are on war footing to combat the situation in the flood affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and West Bengal and have fanned out its 126 flood rescue teams so far across the country to help the affected people.
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China didn't share hydrological data on Brahmaputra: MEA 18.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , Aug 18 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday informed that China has not provided India with the hydrological data used for analyzing the flow of Brahmaputra river, despite the requirements under bilateral pacts.
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Nepal floods: India will fully assist Nepal, assures PM Modi 18.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi , Aug 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday had a telephonic conversation with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, offering all possible "assistance" in regard to the flood situation.
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Assam floods: China didn't share Brahmaputra hydrological data, says India 18.8.2017 News
New Delhi, 18 AugustWith over three million people affected across 24 districts of Assam because of floods, which has left over 130-people dead, New Delhi today said China has not shared hydrological data with India during the current monsoon season. Under a 2006 agreement, China shares hydrological data, from May 15 to October 15, for Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers every year.The Ministry of External Affairs, however, said it would be "premature" at the current juncture to connect China not sharing hydrological data as a fallout of New Delhi and Beijing's military stand-off in Doklam. The agreement was signed in 2006. The last meeting on the issue between the two sides was in June 2016. MoUs (Memorandums of Understanding) were also signed in 2013 and 2015. "China has to share the data periodically, even daily during the flooding period. But no data has been shared by the Chinese side this year," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. He said that data has not been shared could be to do .
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