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Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of India's tech hub?
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogInitial estimates for loss of property after Bengaluru rains are in millions and expected to go up in the next few days
Dadu most affected by recent rain-induced floods: COAS Gen Bajwa
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogArmy chief lauds local authorities for their efforts in ensuring the safety of the flood-hit population
Bloomberg reports bonds due in 2031 were quoted 0.6 cents lower at 50.82 cents on the dollar — lowest since August 2
Sindh may see over 2 million school dropouts due to floods: Sardar Ali Shah
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogSindh Education Minister Sardar Ali Shah says education emergency imposed in flood-hit areas of province
Pakistan floods: South Asia’s monsoon explained
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogAsian Summer Monsoon is colossal sea breeze that brings South Asia 70-80% of its annual rainfall between June and September yearly
In an unexpected and tragic turn of events, a massive glacier burst in Joshimath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Sunday led to a deadly flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, endangering the lives of several people living along its banks. Unfortunately, several homes along the way were swept away as the waters rushed down the mountainsides in a raging torrent. There were fears of damage in human settlements downstream as well. Meanwhile, as per the reports, many villages were evacuated and people took to safer areas. More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected, news agency PTI quoted State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal as saying. Currently, a high alert has been issued in Uttarakhand while authorities in all districts of the state on the banks of the Ganga river have been asked to continuously monitor the water level. © ITBP © ITBP The NDRF, SDRF and PAC Flood Company are being given instructions to be on the highest alert, an official statement said. Here are some shocking photos and videos from Joshimath as massive floods wreaked havoc in the area: ALERT Extremely Sad To Hear About The #Uttarakhand Glacier Break, Praying For The Safety Of Missing People Helpline Nos.: - 1905 - 1070 - 9557444486 Kindly Retweet & Spread The Word. #Uttarakhand #prayforuttarakhand #prayforuttrakhand #Chamoli #Uttrakhand #GlacierBurst pic.twitter.com/j7pD5yWrK2 — Dhruvil Gajjar (@meggi_07) February 7, 2021 Biggest story at this time: Terrifying images of glacier break leading massive flooding in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. Extensive damage and devastation expected at several villages. Full coverage on @IndiaToday pic.twitter.com/rzR6ODfJ9y — Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) February 7, 2021 Rescue work in progress. UPDATE #UttarakhandGlacialBurst An #IAF ALH carried out reconnaissance of affected area by 6 scientists of DRDO along with their specialised equipment. Starting from 0645hrs today morning,6 Mi 17 sorties,1 ALH sortie & 01 Chinook sortie hv bn carried out. +@NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/nqWWCcuGBj — Mayank (@scribesoldier) February 8, 2021 #Uttarakhand#UttarakhandGlacialBurst Indian Army columns working continuously to rescue people trapped in the longer tunnel. Work will continue through the night. #IndianArmy pic.twitter.com/nZV412F2Qc — ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) February 7, 2021 WATCH: Indian Army removes debris and slush at the tunnel in Chamoli through the night to carry out the further rescue operation.#UttarakhandGlacialBurst: Video courtesy @adgpi pic.twitter.com/dnUmW9CApb — Asianet Newsable (@AsianetNewsEN) February 8, 2021 #UttarakhandGlacialBurst Indian Army columns working continuously to rescue people trapped in the long tunnel at #Tapovan. Field hospitals are set up to treat the injured. Search & rescue operations will continue through the night. God bless #uttarakhand & our soldiers pic.twitter.com/KbZuhTjaPk — Anita Chauhan (@anita_chauhan80) February 8, 2021 Personnel from the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) rescue a man. Watch the incredible video here: “ Humanity at Its Best “ Heartening to see that Whole Nation stands with people of #Uttarakhand in the face of this adversity.#UttarakhandGlacialBurst pic.twitter.com/91PyewwVYG — M B Patil (@MBPatil) February 8, 2021 As per the reports, India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that no adverse weather is expected in Chamoli, Tapovan and Joshimath of Uttarakhand on February 7 and 8. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he is closely reviewing the crisis unfolding in Uttarakhand. The Uttar Pradesh government has asked all authorities in districts on the banks of the Ganga river to be on high alert and monitor water levels following the flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. As per the latest reports, as many as 15 people have been killed and close to 150 people are still missing. An operation to rescue people trapped in a tunnel near the Tapovan dam is currently underway and heavy machinery is being used to clear the debris. The two hydel projects bore the brunt of the "one time" mishap in which the Rishi Ganga hydel project at Raini was totally destroyed and the one at Tapovan suffered partial damage. View the full article
India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogFlood victims, including a patient needing kidney dialysis, await an airlift from a rooftop in Abiyana village, Gujarat after monsoon floods hit. PHOTO: AFP Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains. The death toll in Gujarat state jumped from Wednesday?s total of 123 to 213, the government said, as waters receded from low-lying areas, allowing rescue workers to reach remote spots. Overwhelmed authorities, which expect the toll to rise further, said they had struggled to cope with the number of bodies needing identification and postmortems, resulting in delays in confirming the latest deaths. An official at the state?s emergency control room explained that ?only after a postmortem is conducted we can officially confirm death of a person?. ?Since many bodies were found, postmortems took time, hence the sudden jump in numbers,? the official, who requested anonymity, said. The rise comes after rescuers plucked 25 bodies, including 17 members of one family, on Wednesday from two submerged villages in the hard-hit Banaskantha district of Gujarat. Rescue workers have moved close to 130,000 people from low-lying, dangerous areas as helicopters and boats continue to try to reach those still stranded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who flew over the devastation in Gujarat last week, used his radio show on Sunday to reassure flood-hit states that all help was being provided to them. Soldiers bring to safely stranded flood victims in Khariya village, Gujarat. PHOTO: AFP As well as Gujarat, the north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have been hit by monsoon flooding, while pockets of the eastern states of Odisha and Bihar have also been affected. In Assam at least 77 people have been killed and a state-wide emergency relief operation has been underway since April. Tens of thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed.