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Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.
Residents of a flooded Hyderabad colony are evacuated with a boat after heavy rains in the Telangana capital this month | ANI

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.
A building in Gujarat GIFT City | Commons

IIIT-Hyderabad, NDMA devise method to check structural safety of buildings during earthquakes

The methodology can be used before and after an earthquake to understand the threat to lives and determine whether a building can be occupied after a quake.
Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Flood-affected households in Hyderabad to receive Rs 10,000 in immediate relief

Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao also announced additional assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to totally damaged houses and Rs 50,000 to partially damaged houses.
The photo shared by BJP MLA from Bihar in a post about development in Muzaffarpur is actually from Hyderabad | Twitter

Photo of flyover shared by BJP’s Muzaffarpur MLA actually from Hyderabad

The BJP's Suresh Kumar Sharma shared a photo of a flyover, claiming that 17,554 street lights have been installed in Muzaffarpur.
People throw tyre tubes to save a man being carried away by gushing waters in the Falaknuma area of Hyderabad Wednesday | ANI

’20 deaths’, city submerged — poor planning blamed for Hyderabad rain havoc

Hyderabad is estimated to have received around 200 mm of rain on 13 October, which breaks the city’s 100-year record for a 24-hour spell in October.
A man struggles to stay afloat in floodwater at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad on 14 October | PTI Photo

15 dead due to heavy rainfall in Telangana, govt urges people to stay indoors

Power supply was suspended in most parts of the state capital on Tuesday as a precaution, the officials said adding the measure was taken for public safety.
Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao and others at the inauguration of the extra-dosed cable-stayed bridge in Hyderabad on 25 September. | Photo: Twitter/TRS

Inaugurations to birthdays — Telangana, Andhra can’t seem to stop gathering crowds amid Covid

While Covid caseload in Telangana and Andhra remains high, lawmakers are drawing criticism for showing little regard for physical distancing guidelines at public events.
A Covid-19 testing camp in Patna | Representational image: ANI

12.2% of Telangana exposed to Covid, sero prevalence rose 20 times from May, says ICMR survey

About 80% of the people, found to have antibodies, were asymptomatic, shows the sero survey report by ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition.
Representational image | Flickr

Doctors in Hyderabad perform India’s first double lung transplant on recovered Covid patient

Rizwan, a 32-year-old patient from Chandigarh, was suffering from pulmonary sarcoidosis and had been awaiting a lung transplant for about six months.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.