Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: floods

Farage under the cosh as floods ‘expose’ British political class

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

Venice in state of ’emergency’ as floods, tide threaten to submerge city

Venice will soon be underwater if climate change isn’t controlled, warned an Italian national agency as the highest floods since 1966 damaged crops and roads.

Why India got more rainfall in September 1917 than 2019 but there were no major floods

September this year was the wettest India has seen since 1917, and triggered widespread floods in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Bhanu Mehta’s ‘conflict on faith’, TKA Nair’s next steps in J&K, Mihir Shah on floods

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Price surge spells ‘hell’ for India’s gold sales as demand wanes

A combination of high taxes, record prices, slowing economic growth and floods are poised to erode India’s gold demand in the peak festival season.

Himachal still reeling under heavy rains, death toll rises to 25 & over 500 stranded

Heavy rains have been lashing Himachal Pradesh since Saturday, causing floods, triggering landslides and causing a damage of Rs 574 crore.

How Maharashtra govt ‘botched up’ in tackling floods worse than 2005 deluge

Maharashtra govt facing flak for delayed response and ‘excessive’ release of water from dams that aggravated situation in Sangli, Satara & Kolhapur.

Chinese ‘Kong’ eyes Ladakh and jingoism drowns democracy on Independence Day

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

Rehabilitation of flood-affected in record time: Fadnavis’ I-Day promise to Maharashtra

CM Devendra Fadnavis also said efforts will be made to make Maharashtra drought-free by diverting rainwater to Marathwada and northern region.

Maharashtra parties promise not to politicise floods, then do just that a week later

From distributing relief packages with leaders’ photos on them to talking up their own relief work, all Maharashtra parties have politicised the flood crisis.

On Camera


A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.
BYJU'S the learning app logo displayed on a smartphone. Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/Getty Images/LightRocket via Bloomberg

Byju’s global expansion: EdTech pioneer eyes Chegg or 2U, weighs US acquisition

India's most valuable startup has lined up conditional debt commitments of more than $1 billion to finance the acquisition, but it's possible no deal will materialise.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

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.