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Ms. Meera D Rajda, Director receiving the accolade from The Economic Times on behalf of the Dinesh Shahra Foundation.

Dinesh Shahra Foundation conducted a host of activities for people affected by floods & lockdown in Maharashtra

UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The Foundation was also bestowed with an Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Contributions by the Times of India Group.
The farmers are apprehensive that the government may abdicate its responsibility of buying grains at the minimum support price (MSP). This apprehension stems from the fact that the Shanta Kumar Committee recommended in 2015 that the Food Corporation of India hand over procurement operations to states, knowing fully well that the states did not have the funds to procure the grains.(HT file photo)
The farmers are apprehensive that the government may abdicate its responsibility of buying grains at the minimum support price (MSP). This apprehension stems from the fact that the Shanta Kumar Committee recommended in 2015 that the Food Corporation of India hand over procurement operations to states, knowing fully well that the states did not have the funds to procure the grains.(HT file photo)

Managing flood of foodgrains is the nation’s problem today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By DS Bains
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 10:02 AM IST
GUEST COLUMN Every mandi yard must have silos, automatic cleaning and weighing machine (that issues electronic receipt) and an elevator to store the grain in the silo. state procurement agencies and even private players can be roped in.
Further search and rescue, post-disaster recovery, and relocation of people are underway(AFP)
Further search and rescue, post-disaster recovery, and relocation of people are underway(AFP)

114 dead, 21 missing in central Vietnam’s floods, landslides

Hanoi | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 12:46 PM IST
Around 46,800 houses in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh remained inundated, the committee said, adding that more than 691,100 cattle and poultry animals have been killed or swept away.
Rescue and evacuation operation by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in flood-hit cities of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra continues.(ANI)
Rescue and evacuation operation by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in flood-hit cities of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra continues.(ANI)

‘Declare flood situation as national calamity’: Karnataka govt tells Centre, releases emergency relief

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Several parts of the state are facing floods due to unprecedented rains, normal life has been thrown out of gear.
NDRF personnel carry out rescue operations to move locals to a safer place following heavy rain, in Kolegaon in Maharashtra.(PTI)
NDRF personnel carry out rescue operations to move locals to a safer place following heavy rain, in Kolegaon in Maharashtra.(PTI)

Heavy rain claims 27 lives across western Maharashtra, Solapur worst-hit

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Torrential rainfall in most parts of Western Maharashtra resulted in flood-like situations in many districts as dams and small reservoirs were filled to the brim.
Flood situation in Karnataka worsens after heavy rains and release of water from dams(PTI (Representative Image))
Flood situation in Karnataka worsens after heavy rains and release of water from dams(PTI (Representative Image))

Flood situation grim in Karnataka with heavy rains, release of water from dams

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 09:01 PM IST
According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre, the floodgates of all the major dams have been opened resulting in water gushing into villages and formation of islands at different places.
Earlier, the AAP had planned to contest around 100 seats and was also said to be planning to tie up with some smaller parties. (Photo@AAPBihar)
Earlier, the AAP had planned to contest around 100 seats and was also said to be planning to tie up with some smaller parties. (Photo@AAPBihar)

AAP to not contest Bihar polls, cites flood, Covid-19 situation

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 02:25 PM IST
Bihar AAP chief Sushil Kumar Singh said the decision to boycott elections had been taken after seeking the approval of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Flood affected people use rafts made of banana trunks to move to safer places at Mayong in Morigaon district of Assam.(PTI)
Flood affected people use rafts made of banana trunks to move to safer places at Mayong in Morigaon district of Assam.(PTI)

Over 2.25 lakh affected across 9 districts as fresh wave of floods hits Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:00 PM IST
The affected districts in the third wave of flood this year include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, Majuli, West Karbi Anglong, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.
Sudan declares three-month state of emergency over floods(Twitter/AhmedNo63265364)
Sudan declares three-month state of emergency over floods(Twitter/AhmedNo63265364)

Natural disaster zone: Apart from COVID-19, Sudan faces three-month emergency over floods

CAIRO | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:50 AM IST
The current state of floods and rain this year in Sudan has exceeded the records set during the years 1946 and 1988, country declares three-month state of emergency
Maharashtra minister for relief and rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar .(HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra minister for relief and rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar .(HT PHOTO)

JEE Mains, NEET 2020: Flood affected students can approach NTA, says Maharashtra Minister

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 07:32 PM IST
JEE Mains, NEET 2020: The Joint Entrance Exams (JEE)-Main for admission to engineering colleges began on Tuesday and will go on till September 6, while the medical entrance exam NEET is scheduled for September 13.
The teams will be deployed in Nagpur and Chandrapur district tentatively.
The teams will be deployed in Nagpur and Chandrapur district tentatively.

Amid evolving flood situation, 4 NDRF teams airlifted to Nagpur from Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The teams will join the NDRF team that was positioned in Nagpur district last week.
People are seen inside of their flooded house following heavy rainfall in the area.(ANI photo)
People are seen inside of their flooded house following heavy rainfall in the area.(ANI photo)

7 dead, 2 missing due to flood triggered by persistent rainfall in Odisha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:45 AM IST
People have been evacuated from low lying areas and are being provided with food.
A view of flood-affected village, Gopalganj, Bihar, August 21,2020(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A view of flood-affected village, Gopalganj, Bihar, August 21,2020(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi-Kathmandu ties: Finding a win-win on floods

By Ranjit Rae
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Both must cooperate to reduce soil erosion, revive stalled reservoir projects, and kick-off the Kosi High Dam project
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during administrative review meeting at Nabanna Sabhaghar, in Kolkata on Monday.(PTI)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during administrative review meeting at Nabanna Sabhaghar, in Kolkata on Monday.(PTI)

Bengal braces for three-pronged assault of Covid, flood and dengue

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Amid a MeT office warning of heavy rain, Bengal North 24 Parganas district is also battling a surge in Covid-19 cases.
A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(shutterstock)
A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(shutterstock)

Review: Rivers Remember by Krupa Ge and Flood and Fury by Viju B

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Two recent books acquire a fresh significance at a time when different parts of the country are battling serious floods
A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(Shutterstock)
A flooded street in Kurla, Mumbai in August 2020.(Shutterstock)

Review: Rivers Remember by Krupa Ge and Flood and Fury by Viju B

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Two recent books acquire a fresh significance at a time when different parts of the country are battling serious floods
The Godavari has wreaked havoc in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.(ANI)
The Godavari has wreaked havoc in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.(ANI)

With Godavari in spate 200 villages in Andhra Pradesh reel in flood

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Both West Godavari and East Godavari districts have been badly affected by the floods triggered by heavy rain.
A view of flood affected village in Gopalganj, Bihar(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A view of flood affected village in Gopalganj, Bihar(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar flood situation worsens; 75 lakh in 16 districts affected

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The number of affected panchayats increased to 1,260 from Monday’s 1,240 though that of the flood-hit districts remained at 16.
Villagers travel through the swollen Ganga river on a boat, in Patna.(PTI Photo)
Villagers travel through the swollen Ganga river on a boat, in Patna.(PTI Photo)

From Kerala to Assam, floods cause widespread damage: Latest developments

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 01:20 PM IST
On Monday, the Prime Minister had held a meeting through video conference with chief ministers of six states which are affected by floods.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) since the beginning of June, the state has recorded 20% more rainfall—894.4 mm till July 22 against the normal of around 743.9 mm.(PTI)
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) since the beginning of June, the state has recorded 20% more rainfall—894.4 mm till July 22 against the normal of around 743.9 mm.(PTI)

Unrelenting floods without respite add to Assam’s plight this monsoon

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:29 PM IST
But this year heavy rains, almost without any long break, has led to more suffering for the state’s residents who are already witnessing the third wave of floods this monsoon.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader said Bihar’s flood situation has turned from bad to worse, as thousands have been displaced in north Bihar, exposing the government’s failure to provide any help to the distressed.(HT Photo)
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader said Bihar’s flood situation has turned from bad to worse, as thousands have been displaced in north Bihar, exposing the government’s failure to provide any help to the distressed.(HT Photo)

Tejashwi Yadav slams Bihar govt over Covid-19 spike, floods

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav described the death of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) member of Bihar legislative council (MLC) Sunil Kumar Singh due to Covid-19 on Tuesday evening as a tragic incident.
Heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of the Gandak river in Nepal has led to the discharge of excess water from the Valmikinagar barrage in West Champaran district, flooding parts of north Bihar.(A P Dube/ Hindustan Times)
Heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of the Gandak river in Nepal has led to the discharge of excess water from the Valmikinagar barrage in West Champaran district, flooding parts of north Bihar.(A P Dube/ Hindustan Times)

Death toll in Assam deluge climbs to 87; flood hits north Bihar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 07:54 AM IST
The National Disaster Response Force has positioned 122 teams in 20 states to tackle the flood and heavy rain situation during the ongoing monsoon season.
More than 2.75 million people in Assam have been displaced by three waves of floods since late May that has claimed 79 lives after two more deaths were reported overnight, a state government official said.(PTI)
More than 2.75 million people in Assam have been displaced by three waves of floods since late May that has claimed 79 lives after two more deaths were reported overnight, a state government official said.(PTI)

Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly 4 million people, at least 189 dead

Guwahati/Kathmandu | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 10:08 PM IST
The overflowing Brahmaputra River, which flows through China’s Tibet, India and Bangladesh, has damaged crops and triggered mudslides, displacing millions of people, officials said.
Incessant rainfall for the last five days has triggered landslides and floods in Arunachal Pradesh, damaging roads and houses and inundating low-lying areas.(AP)
Incessant rainfall for the last five days has triggered landslides and floods in Arunachal Pradesh, damaging roads and houses and inundating low-lying areas.(AP)

Flooding in parts of north Bengal; yellow weather warning for heavy rain in Himachal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The India Meteorology Department said heavy-to-very heavy rainfall is expected in sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and East Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Sunday.
People outside their house in a flood-affected village in Nalbari district of Assam.(PTI)
People outside their house in a flood-affected village in Nalbari district of Assam.(PTI)

Nearly 200k in Assam affected due to floods

Guwahati/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 03:20 AM IST
The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued a severe flood situation alert for the Brahmaputra in Assam’s Neamati Ghat and Jiabharali in Jorhat and Sonitpur districts, respectively.
Nagaon: Villagers watch a washed away road after flooding by Borpani River due to incessant rainfall for the past two days, at Madhab Para near Kampur in Nagaon district of Assam(PTI)
Nagaon: Villagers watch a washed away road after flooding by Borpani River due to incessant rainfall for the past two days, at Madhab Para near Kampur in Nagaon district of Assam(PTI)

Floods affect more than 10,000 in four districts of Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2020 06:54 PM IST
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 46 villages in seven revenue circles have been affected in Lakhimpur (3), Goalpara (2), Sonitpur (1) and Darrang (1) districts.
A car is seen submerged in the flooded water after Hulimavu lake breached in Bengaluru on Sunday.(PTI)
A car is seen submerged in the flooded water after Hulimavu lake breached in Bengaluru on Sunday.(PTI)

Several houses flooded; cars, bikes swept away in Bengaluru lake breach

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 09:34 AM IST
Efforts were on to shift around 250 families badly affected by the sudden flood which also swept away several cars and two-wheelers, they said.
The district administration had ordered the closure of schools on Friday as incessant rain and hail have been reported from more than 100 villages.(HT PHOTO/representative image)
The district administration had ordered the closure of schools on Friday as incessant rain and hail have been reported from more than 100 villages.(HT PHOTO/representative image)

2 killed, 8 injured by lightning in Rajasthan’s Barmer

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 12:14 PM IST
Unseasonal rains and hailstorm because of a western disturbance have wreaked havoc in Rajasthan’s desert districts like Barmer and Jaisalmer since Tuesday and continued even on Friday morning.
A view of the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice. Several museums remained closed to the public on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
A view of the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice. Several museums remained closed to the public on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)

Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood

Venice | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Tourists larked around in the flooded St Mark’s Square in the sunshine, snapping selfies in their neon plastic boots and taking advantage of a respite in bad weather which has driven the high tides.
Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference in the city on Saturday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference in the city on Saturday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

State government, local bodies responsible for floods, says Javadekar in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Residential housing societies are being constructed near the flood line and hence, after rains, the areas get flooded, he says
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