Disaster Management

170 rescued from flooded hospital

Discharge of water from nearby Mulshi dam flooded Pune hospital basement Around 170 people, including 50 patients and 120 staff members, were evacuated from Surya Hospital in Pune’s Wakad on Sunday after continuous discharge from the nearby Mulshi dam flooded its basement. “After the water reached the hospital basement, a …

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Navy, IAF rush to Mumbai’s aid

Bhatsa, Uihas rivers breach banks, leaving people stranded in their homes The Indian Navy, Army and Air Force on Sunday participated in rescue operations to assist Thane, Palghar and Kalyan district administration as Bhatsa and Barvi dams overflowed leading to Bhatsa and Ulhas rivers breaching their banks and stranding people …

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T.N. CM launches water management mission

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday unveiled the Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Augmentation Mission, a people’s movement to conserve and manage water and to ensure that there was no water crisis in future. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tn-cm-launches-water-management-mission/article28623821.ece

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The lowdown on NCR’s air quality

The lowdown on NCR’s air quality

What is it?How did it come about?Why does it matter?What lies ahead? Swinging between ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ air quality for the past two weeks, the National Capital Region seems set for another lung-clogging winter this year. Figures released by the Union Health Ministry early this week showed the total …

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Naidu seeks Rs. 1,200 crore relief from Centre

Naidu seeks Rs. 1,200 crore relief from Centre

In yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the devastation caused by cyclone Titli, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that there was heavy damage to public and private properties in over 1,800 villages in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts and that 16 persons died. He pegged the tentative …

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Titli casts a pall of gloom

The devastation wrought by the cyclonic storm Titli and the resultant heavy rain has cast a shadow on Dussehra festivities across Odisha, especially for farmers. Hundreds of puja pandals in the State — where Durga Puja got under way on Tuesday — are witnessing low turnout as people are yet …

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Odisha steps up relief after Titli fury

Toll in Gajapati district rises to 14; Over 60 lakh people affected As the death toll in the landslip in Odisha’s Gajapati district increased to 14 with the finding of two more bodies on Saturday, the State government stepped up relief and restoration work in the areas affected by Cyclone …

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Titli to make landfall in Odisha today

Warnings have been issued to fishermen to not venture out into the sea and citizens have been told to stock adequate food, essential items and fuel supplies. Schools and colleges have been ordered shut. Rescue measures “The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 14 teams in Orissa, 4 teams in …

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