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One dead as Cyclone Mekunu hits southern Oman 26.5.2018 General News
Cyclone Mekunu lashed southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing at least one person and wounding three a day after wreaking havoc on the Yemeni island of Socotra. Oman's directorate general of meteorology said the centre of the cyclone struck west of Salalah, the second largest city in the Gulf state, late Friday accompanied with strong winds, torrential rains and high tides. "Latest observations show that the centre of the cyclone hit the coast of Dhofar province," west of Salalah, the main city in the province, the directorate said in its latest warning. State-run Oman Television showed footage of large areas covered with floods in Dhofar and the nearby Al-Wusta provinces. Dozens of vehicles were seen submerged in several areas. Head of the directorate Abdullah al-Khoduri told Oman TV that the cyclone, which intensified to category 2 early Friday, was downgraded to category 1 after losing some of its strength. He said it would weaken further Saturday morning into a tropical ..
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IMD issues warning about severe cyclonic storm 'Mekunu' 26.5.2018 General News
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning regarding cyclone 'Mekunu' for Maharashtra-Goa coast.Mekunu is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a severe one in subsequent 24 hours.Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as after causing damage in Oman.At least 40 people were reported missing on Socotra while some were feared dead as flash floods washed away thousands of animals and cut power lines on the isle in the Arabian Sea.Earlier, dust storms, followed by heavy rainfall and lightning, hit various parts of the country.From Delhi to West Bengal to Andhra Pradesh, many states witnessed the loss of lives and properties.
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Review: Bioscopewala is a sweet film 25.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'A movie to bring back memories of your innocent, carefree, childhood,' says Prasanna Zore.
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Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman 25.5.2018 General News
Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula today as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. Already at least 40 people, including Yemenis, Indians and Sudanese, were reported missing on Socotra, where flash floods washed away thousands of animals and cut power lines on the isle in the Arabian Sea. Officials feared some may be dead. The cyclone is expected to make landfall early Saturday near Salalah, Oman's third-largest city and home to some 200,000 people close to the sultanate's border with war-ravaged Yemen. Conditions quickly deteriorated in Salalah after sunrise Friday, with winds and rain beginning to pick up. Strong waves smashed into empty tourist beaches. Many holidaymakers fled the storm yesterday before Salalah International Airport closed. The Port of Salalah a key gateway for the country also closed, its cranes secured against the pounding rain. Streets
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IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India 25.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India
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Mock drill on disaster organised 25.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Mock drill on disaster organised
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MIDA Chairman inspects re-sectioning works 25.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MIDA Chairman inspects re-sectioning works
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To check encroachment on river banks and check floods...IE dist officials survey Iril river banks 25.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
To check encroachment on river banks and check floods...IE dist officials survey Iril river banks
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After pummeling Yemeni island, Cyclone Mekunu shuts down Oman's airport 25.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Oman will extend the closure of the country's second-largest airport, in Salalah, through Saturday due to an incoming cyclone, its civil aviation authority said on Friday. The Public Authority for Civil Aviation initially closed the airport starting at midnight on Thursday for a 24-hour period. In a statement, the authority said the airport would close at midnight Thursday for a 24-hour period, which, it said, could be extended further depending on climatic developments. Earlier Thursday, satellite imaging revealed a powerful cyclone -- dubbed "Cyclone Mekunu” -- about 400 kilometers from Salalah, which is located in southern Oman. The airport will reopen once all risks to aviation have been eliminated, the authority said. Salalah Airport is an international airport located on Oman’s coastal plain roughly five kilometers northeast of Salalah city. Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes today after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe ...
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Review: <I>Bioscopewala</I> is a sweet film 25.5.2018 Rediff: Movies
'A movie to bring back memories of your innocent, carefree, childhood,' says Prasanna Zore.
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IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India 25.5.2018 General News
IBM today said it will invest in technologies to predict natural disasters like floods and cyclones in India, as part of a USD 30-million global programme aimed at disaster relief. The global tech major has joined hands with the United Nations, American Red Cross, David Clark Cause and the Linux Foundation for a global initiative to use technology to predict and effectively respond to natural disasters, its managing director for India, Karan Bajwa, said. "The Indian subcontinent is highly vulnerable to cyclones, droughts, earthquakes and floods, affecting millions of lives and impacting the economy every year," he said in a blog post. Some of the disasters in India which the five-year programme may focus on would be floods, earthquakes, drought, tsunami, cyclone storms, avalanches and landslides, a company spokesperson said. As part of the global programme, it is calling on software developers, including its employees, to create the required solutions using cloud, data,
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GDPR norms: European Union's new data protection rules come into force 25.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Even though the rules were officially adopted two years ago, with a grace period until now to adapt to them, companies have been slow to act, resulting in a last-minute scramble
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AASU protests slow pace of drain construction at Jorabat 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
AASU protests slow pace of drain construction at Jorabat
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EU's new data protection rules come into effect 25.5.2018 General News
The European Union's new data protection laws came into effect today, with Brussels saying the changes will protect consumers from being like "people naked in an aquarium". The EU's so-called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been blamed for a flood of spam emails and messages in recent weeks as firms rush to request the explicit consent of users to contact them. Even though the rules were officially adopted two years ago, with a grace period until now to adapt to them, companies have been slow to act, resulting in a last-minute scramble this week. Britain's data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), said that its site had experienced "a few interruptions" as the deadline loomed, but said that "everything is working now". Brussels insists that the laws will become a global benchmark for the protection of people's online information, particularly in the wake of the Facebook data harvesting scandal. "The new rules will put the Europeans back in ...
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13 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka 24.5.2018 General News
Three more deaths have taken the toll due to heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka to 13 and the number of people evacuated to over 50,000, according to the latest official figures released on Thursday.
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Sri Lanka: Death toll from adverse weather rises to 11 24.5.2018 General News
According to the National Disaster Management Center (DMC), around 11 people have died and over 100,000 were affected from the floods and landslides caused due to heavy rains in Sri Lanka.The adverse weather conditions prevailing in Sri Lanka have battered 18 districts since May 19. People died of incidents like drowning in floodwaters, tree falls and earth-slips. Five people have died from lightning strikes, Colombo Page reported.The Department of Meteorology said that in the next few days, thundershowers could be expected in many parts of the country.The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has extended the landslide warning to another four districts.Low lying areas like Ranbima, Welihinda, and Yakadagalla were submerged.The DMC said 557 military and police officials were mobilized for search and rescue operations. Around 5,826 military and police personnel are for immediate deployment.To address the needs of the affected people, the National Disaster Relief Services ...
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MI ready to tackle drought 24.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MI ready to tackle drought
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Indian rice prices ease to lowest in a year as rupee slides 24.5.2018 General News
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices in India fell for the third straight week to their lowest level in a year as the rupee slipped to a 16-month low, while markets in other top exporters remained relatively muted.
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Cyclone Mekunu pummels Yemeni island, 17 missing 24.5.2018 General News
Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes today after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding and damage, officials said. Neighbouring Oman is preparing for landfall tomorrow, with national weather experts expecting Mekunu to intensify to a category two cyclone from category one, after it hit Socotra last night. The missing people had been in two boats that sunk and three vehicles swept away by floods, said Ramzy Mahrous, governor of Socotra, an island paradise 350 kilometres (220 miles) off Yemen in the Arabian Sea. Yemen's internationally recognised central government early today declared Socotra a "disaster province" and Mahrous said it could not handle relief efforts on its own, with the number of missing expected to rise. "The coastal areas were submerged by floods causing heavy damage to homes," with more than 10 villages in Socotra's south and east cut off, Mahrous told AFP. Four people on one of the sunken .
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Earth may become 4 degrees warmer by 2084: Study 24.5.2018 General News
The Earth's average temperature may increase by four degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels, before the end of 21st century, a study claims. This increase translates to more annual and seasonal warming over land than over the ocean, with significant warming in the Arctic, researchers said. "A great many record-breaking heat events, heavy floods, and extreme droughts would occur if global warming crosses the four degrees celsius level, with respect to the preindustrial period," said Dabang Jiang, a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. "The temperature increase would cause severe threats to ecosystems, human systems, and associated societies and economies," Jiang said. In the study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, researchers used the parameters of scenario in which there was no mitigation of rising greenhouse gas emissions. They compared 39 coordinated climate model experiments from the fifth phase of the Coupled Model ...
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