Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: floods

Floods have claimed 102 lives in Maharashtra since June, says SDRF, red alert issued

Teams from National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Fund positioned across districts. Over 11,836 persons have been evacuated so far and 73 relief camps have been set up.

Karachi submerged in floods, Pakistanis ask govt about its ‘rain emergency plan’

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif said he was 'deeply saddened' by the damage caused and said that he had 'offered to extend every possible support' to the Sindh govt.

Another year, another deluge in Assam — why northeast floods are getting grimmer

Floods have displaced millions of people in northeast India and Bangladesh this year. Driving the annual phenomenon is a volatile confluence of factors that make a bad problem worse.

Need to scale up disaster management as climate change accelerates, says NDMA member secretary

The NDMA is India’s apex body for disaster management and gets into action during floods, droughts, heatwaves, cyclones, and six other types of disaster events. With the frequency of such events increasing, Kishore said disaster management services are now needed on a larger scale. 

IPCC has a clear warning for India, flood forecasting needs some speed in it

Until we find the answers to climate change that can ease flooding, a nation-wide implementation of state-of-the-art flood forecasting systems is the only way to go.

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.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.