Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: floods

4,000 girls go missing in Bengal each year. Floods, evictions, Ganga have their own role

In ‘Field Notes from a Waterborne Land’, Parimal Bhattacharya writes about impact of natural calamities on school dropouts in Bengal, especially girls.

Heavy rains flood Tirupati, flights hit, hundreds of pilgrims stranded

Heavy downpour under the influence of a depression in Bay of Bengal battered the temple-town Tirupati and many parts of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds review meeting on flood situation in Saurashtra region

Heavy rains battered parts of Saurashtra region Monday and low-lying areas got flooded. Patel has instructed the authorities to airlift stranded people in rain-hit Jamnagar district.

India’s strategy to combat Covid crisis gave priority to poor, says PM Modi

PM Modi also noted the floods ravaging Madhya Pradesh during his interaction Saturday with PMGKAY beneficiaries and said that the entire nation stands with the state in its crisis.

PM Modi speaks to Mamata Banerjee on flood situation in Bengal, assures ‘all possible support’

At least 15 people have died and nearly 3 lakh displaced due to heavy rain and the subsequent release of water by the Damodar Valley Corporation and Durgapur Barrage in West Bengal.

Foreign journalists in China targeted again, this time over Henan floods

While local authorities in China's Henan province said more than 3 million lives have been affected by the floods, Chinese state media outlets kept the number low.

Monsoon fury leaves 113 dead, 100 missing in Maharashtra, CM Thackeray visits flood-hit area

NDRF team retrieved a total of 73 bodies from Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts of Maharashtra, while 47 people are missing following landslides triggered by heavy rainfall.

76 dead, 38 injured & 30 missing in Maharashtra floods, CM Thackeray to visit Raigad district

CMO says nearly 90,000 people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas. Disaster management department says 129 people have died in rain-related incidents in the past 2 days.

13 killed, over 1 lakh evacuated in massive central China floods, President Xi deploys army

China's Henan province is hit by the heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years requiring PLA to rescue those trapped amid fear of a dam's collapse posing flood risk to the provincial capital.

As western Europe battles climate crisis, UK gets ready to drop Covid caution

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On Camera


Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.