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Cyclone Mekenu hits Yemeni island, 7 missing and hundreds evacuated 24.5.2018 DNA: India
Seven people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. Four of the missing were crew on board a boat that sunk when the storm hit the island in the Arabian Sea, a fisheries ministry official told the news agency. Another official said that 150 families had been evacuated and moved to government facilities after downpours caused houses and streets to flood, trapping people in their homes. Some residents carrying children tried to escape through the flooded streets, an AFP correspondent said. Authorities called on humanitarian organisations and the Saudi-led military coalition that is battling Huthi rebels in the country to help, according to state-run news agency Saba. In neighbouring Oman, authorities announced through the official news agency they were taking "necessary precautions" in case the cyclone hits the Gulf sultanate. Millions of Yemenis are living in dire ...
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Waterlogging triggers traffic jams at Jorabat 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Waterlogging triggers traffic jams at Jorabat
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2 material banks being set up to tackle floods 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
2 material banks being set up to tackle floods
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Cyclone Mekenu pummels Yemeni island, seven missing 24.5.2018 General News
Seven people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. Four of the missing were crew on board a boat that sunk when the storm hit the island in the Arabian Sea, a fisheries ministry official told AFP. Another official said that 150 families had been evacuated and moved to government facilities after downpours caused houses and streets to flood, trapping people in their homes. Some residents carrying children tried to escape through the flooded streets, an AFP correspondent said. Authorities called on humanitarian organisations and the Saudi-led military coalition that is battling Huthi rebels in the country to help, according to state-run news agency Saba. In neighbouring Oman, authorities announced through the official news agency they were taking "necessary precautions" in case the cyclone hits the Gulf sultanate. Millions of Yemenis are living in
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Strict curbs on global warming to buoy world economy: Study 24.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The report said the toughest temperature curbs would benefit 90 percent of the world's population, especially in poor nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Control rooms for monsoon to be set up 24.5.2018 Hindu: Mangalore
Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis on Tuesday said that 24x7 control rooms should be opened at all seven taluk headquarters in Udupi, Kundapur
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Adverse weather kills 9 in Sri Lanka 23.5.2018 General News
According to the National Disaster Management Center (DMC), nine people have been killed and, 23 are missing due to floods and landslides caused due to heavy rains in Sri Lanka.The DMC report claims that 23,741 people have been displaced and sheltered in 163 safe places. In totality, 66,340 have been affected by the adverse weather conditions, as per Colombo Page.Low lying areas like Ranbima, Welihinda, and Yakadagalla were submerged.According to the Colombo Page, the railway service from in between Chilaw and Thummodera has been curtailed.The government also deployed Army and Navy to rescue the ones stranded in floods.Relief measures have also been implemented in the affected island.
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Haryana orders supply of water to parched areas through tankers 23.5.2018 General News
As temperatures continue to rise in Haryana, the state government has directed officials to ensure tankers supply potable water to areas facing a scarcity. The order was given last evening by Haryana's Public Health Engineering Minister Banwari Lal at a departmental meeting attended by the state's superintending engineers, an official statement said. The mercury has stayed above the 40-degree mark in most parts of Haryana for days. Hisar was the hottest yesterday with a high of 45.5 degrees Celsius. With monsoon expected to reach the state by the end of June, flood preparedness was also discussed in the meeting. The officials were directed to ensure that sewers, inlet channels and tanks were cleaned in time to prevent waterlogging during rains. The problem is very common in Rohtak. The minister also ordered regular collection and testing of water samples to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.
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Canal cleaning to shield Bangladesh is, Rohingya refugees from monsoons: UN 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
/AKI) A major canal dredging and renovation project is underway to protect local residents and refugees in southern Bangladesh from impending monsoon floods, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday.
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Sikkim volunteers in Meghalaya for disaster response training 23.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sikkim volunteers in Meghalaya for disaster response training
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Steps to check flash floods showing results: Dist admin 23.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Steps to check flash floods showing results: Dist admin
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IT dept raids farmhouses, unearths more than Rs. 250 cr 22.5.2018 General News
The Income Tax (I-T) Department has unearthed undisclosed cash transaction of more than Rs. 250 crore from the farmhouses located in Delhi and NCR.According to I-T sources, last week sleuths of the IT department searched 22 places under section 132 of IT Act.Eleven business premises were also searched under section 133A of IT Act.These searches were done on two business groups dealing in the farmhouses.These groups were developing and selling farmhouses in the vicinity of flood planes of Yamuna River.More details are awaited.
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Canal cleaning to shield Bangladeshis, Rohingya refugees from monsoons: UN 22.5.2018 General News
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A major canal dredging and renovation project is underway to protect local residents and refugees in southern Bangladesh from impending monsoon floods, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday.
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Nashik civic body razes illegal alterations at Asaram ashram 22.5.2018 General News
The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) yesterday demolished alleged illegal alterations at the ashram of self-styled godman Asaram located on the banks of the Godavari river in Gangapur Road area of the city. The demolition of unauthorised structures that fall in the flood line of the river was part of a drive launched by NMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, senior NMC officers said today. "The civic chief has launched a drive against 166 lawn resorts for unauthorised constructions made by them that fall in the river flood line," said Additional Commissioner (City) Kishor Borde and Deputy Commissioner R M Bahiram. Owners of at least two such lawn resorts located adjacent to the ashram had removed the encroachments on their own, they said. "The anti-encroachment squads of the NMC comprising officials and workers reached the Asaram ashram with JCB machines last afternoon. Local police had provided adequate security for the operation," Borde said. "We demolisheda 2 X 2 metre ...
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Centre needs to help Southern States build infrastructure to tackle multiple disaster challenges: Vice President 22.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Southern parts of the country are prone to multiple disaster challenges -  hence require Centre to help these states build infrastructure to tackle disasters.
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India closes down camp office in Nepal 22.5.2018 General News
Over a month after a blast at an Indian field office at Biratnagar in Nepal, India has said that its has closed down the office
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Sikkim volunteers in Meghalaya for disaster response training 22.5.2018 General News
A 15-day training programme for a team of disaster relief volunteers from Sikkim began today at an institute at Mawdiangdiang, around 7km from here, an official statement said. The session, funded by the central government as part of its 'Aapda Mitra' initiative, will impart lessons in disaster response during floods to 200 community volunteers, it said. The Aapda Mitra scheme, launched by the Centre in 2016, aims to provide community volunteers with the skills to respond to their communitys immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster. "The terrain in Sikkim is very similar to Meghalaya, therefore you (volunteers) will greatly benefit from this session here," said Rinzing C Bhutia, Special Secretary, Sikkim Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said while addressing the inaugural programme. Sikkim has recently set up its own training institute, it still lacks adequate facilities. The Central Training Institute of Civil Defence and Home Guards at Mawdiangdiang, on the
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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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Indian embassy's temporary office in Nepal to be shut down: MEA 22.5.2018 General 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 K.P. 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 ...
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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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