Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: floods

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

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Prime time focus on human cost of Uttarakhand’s avalanche, ‘tool kit plot’ floods Republic

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Centre approves release of Rs 1,751 crore to 5 states battered by southwest monsoon

The Ministry of Home Affairs said Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh were the beneficiary states.

Natural disasters causing economic destruction can increase child marriages — study

In order to establish a causal relationship between natural disasters and child marriage, the researchers studied the 2008 Kosi floods in Bihar.

How Hyderabad went from ‘flood-proof’ to frequently submerged in a century

The Telangana govt acknowledges the role played by humans in exacerbating the impact of record rains this month, and claims to be taking steps to elevate the situation. But experts are wary.

50 dead in rains, flash floods in Telangana

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the state suffered losses to the tune of over Rs 5,000 crore in the heavy rains that led to flooding of several low-lying areas Wednesday.

How JEE caught Odisha ‘unprepared’ amid Covid and floods

The state administration says it will tide over all the crises, but opposition says real picture is very different.

12 killed in Odisha as rains flood Mahanadi, over 4 lakh affected

Over 3.83 lakh people in 552 villages are marooned, while 2,757 houses have been damaged and 18,534 people have been evacuated, officials said.

PM Modi holds meeting with CMs of Assam, Bihar, 4 other states to review flood situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the virtual meeting emphasised on extensive use of innovative technologies for improving forecast and warning system for floods.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.