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A study by the Asian Development Bank says that floods account for at least half of all climate-related disasters in India(AFP)

Rework flood control strategies | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Instead of construction, return to natural solutions
Scientists say millions of litres of waste water, containing toxic elements and metals, is dumped in the Ganga.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
Scientists say millions of litres of waste water, containing toxic elements and metals, is dumped in the Ganga.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)

Polluted water making Ganga’s river bed unfit for sustaining aquatic life, says new research

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 05:24 PM IST
A team of scientists found such hypoxic conditions at two stretches on the path of Ganga - down stream of Assi drain in Varanasi and downstream of Wazidpur drain in Kanpur.
Residents of Ghari Fazil along with employees of irrigation department plugging the breach on the banks of Sutlej river in Mattewara area in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Residents of Ghari Fazil along with employees of irrigation department plugging the breach on the banks of Sutlej river in Mattewara area in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Sutlej breach leaves residents of 20 villages in Mattewara on the edge

Hindustan Times, Gari Fazil (Ludhiana) | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:15 AM IST
It was man’s determination versus nature’s fury on display as over 100 residents of the nearby villages with irrigation department staff tried their best to stop the rising water from eroding the banks.
While the immediate job now is to rescue people and animals (livestock and those in the wild) in the flood-hit regions as quickly as possible, the long-term work -- ensuring availability of adequate drinking water, food, clothes, and medicines; rehabilitation; and rebuilding critical infrastructure such as roads -- will also have to be done at a rapid pace(PTI)
While the immediate job now is to rescue people and animals (livestock and those in the wild) in the flood-hit regions as quickly as possible, the long-term work -- ensuring availability of adequate drinking water, food, clothes, and medicines; rehabilitation; and rebuilding critical infrastructure such as roads -- will also have to be done at a rapid pace(PTI)

India needs a long-term strategy on floods

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 09:41 PM IST
The government must go beyond rescue and rehabilitation to prevent devastation
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi said Mumbai’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern.(HT File)
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi said Mumbai’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern.(HT File)

Mumbai’s infra can’t handle change in rainfall pattern, climate change : BMC chief

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Since the 2005 deluge, Pardeshi said, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has spent thousands of crores on monsoon preparedness, but expectations keep rising.
The demolition began barely a few hours after Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s first-ever meeting with District Collectors and Superintendents of Police concluded at ‘Praja Vedika’.(ANI)
The demolition began barely a few hours after Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s first-ever meeting with District Collectors and Superintendents of Police concluded at ‘Praja Vedika’.(ANI)

Demolition of building built by Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati underway

Amaravati | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 09:55 AM IST
After razing boundary wall, pantry, dining hall, toilets and other structures on Tuesday night, the officials began demolishing the main building of ‘Praja Vedika’ built by then Chief Minister Naidu in 2017 to hold official meetings.
The Trailhawk comes with a dedicated ‘Rock’ mode, which lets you tackle rocks
The Trailhawk comes with a dedicated ‘Rock’ mode, which lets you tackle rocks

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The talents of the Trailhawk

Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 08:55 PM IST
Jeep’s new Compass variant is extremely versatile, as at home in the city as off-road
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)

In scorching sun, UP villages without a drop to drink

Ghorawal/Dudhi/Myorpur/Govindpur (Robers | By Sudhir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 07:19 AM IST
Hand pumps don’t work in this village in eastern Uttar Pradesh, in many pockets of which the water level has dipped below 300 feet.
Representative image(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Representative image(Gurminder Singh/HT)

‘Illegal miners built bunds on Yamuna’: Court panel

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 03:02 AM IST
The committee, headed by retired justice Indermeet Kaur, during an inspection on May 12 at Kanalsi and Mandoli stumbled upon hundreds of stone crushers and sites where sand and stone, mined from the river, were stacked.
At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)
At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)

30 killed, 7 injured in gold mine collapse in Afghanistan

Kunduz (Afghanistan) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 08:48 PM IST
Another seven were injured in the incident in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province, district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi told AFP.
On June 18, the court had banned rafting, paragliding and other water sports in all rivers of the state till the state government framed a policy to regulate them.(AFP/File Photo)
On June 18, the court had banned rafting, paragliding and other water sports in all rivers of the state till the state government framed a policy to regulate them.(AFP/File Photo)

Uttarakhand high court lifts ban on rafting, paragliding and other water sports

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 07:12 AM IST
The ruling comes after the state government filed a comprehensive affidavit along with documents related to ‘The Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014’ before the high court.
The state government has set the target of achieving Rs 700 crore revenue from quarrying in Uttarakhand in 2018.(AFP REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
The state government has set the target of achieving Rs 700 crore revenue from quarrying in Uttarakhand in 2018.(AFP REPRESENTATIVE PIC))

In the offing: Better revenue expected from quarrying on Gola river

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:23 PM IST
The river bed materials has a high demand in the state and is also taken to some parts of Uttar Pradesh by the operators.
According to primary information, the casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.(ANI Photo)
According to primary information, the casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.(ANI Photo)

20 feared dead as mini truck carrying wedding guests falls into Son river in MP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 03:46 PM IST
At least 20 people are feared dead and 30 injured when a bus plunged into Son river in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.
According to residents, the tanker cost is approximately three times higher than that of the pipeline.(HT PHOTO)
According to residents, the tanker cost is approximately three times higher than that of the pipeline.(HT PHOTO)

3,000 Ivy Estate families in Pune find themselves parched with no water for ten days

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 04:58 PM IST
Builders claim that the water is not released into Bhima river from Bhama Ashked dam due to dispute with villagers.
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