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14 September 2010

Fresh reports of the possibility of a breach in the Tajewala barrage have created panic among the people in the low-lying areas. If there is a breach in the barrage then the national capital could face another serious flood-like situation
At least 30 villages in India’s Haryana state have been inundated by floodwaters and national highways have been damaged. The water level in the Yamuna River crossed the danger mark following heavy rains
Lakhs of people reeled under the fury of floods with widespread rains in North and East India swelling up rivers in the region today as Himachal Pradesh experienced first snowfall of the season
The flood situation in Assam turned critical on Tuesday with the main river Brahmaputra crossing the danger level at several places, taking the total number of displaced people to 500,000 in 10 districts, officials said

13 September 2010

Condemning the massive dams being built across the length and breadth of the Himalayas, prominent environmentalists say involving the mountain people in development efforts, large-scale tree plantation and small dams could provide answer to many problems
An outbreak of cholera and dysentery has spread rapidly through the south-east of India
An epidemic is said to occur when large populations of an area or a country are affected with the same disease condition like hypertension, diabetes, HIV etc
Heavy downpour in hilly regions led to swelling up of rivers in north India on Monday
Heavy rain lashed several parts of north India including the national capital. Heavy showers in Delhi on Sunday caused traffic jams and waterlogging at many places
The end of the rain-giving summer monsoon is being awaited in India now that September is nearing the halfway mark

12 September 2010

At least 10 people were killed and about 300,000 displaced in floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India's north-eastern states, a news report said Sunday
Northern India grapples monsoon fury as MP faces drought New Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) Heavy rains today lashed vast swatches of north India claiming six lives even as Madhya Pradesh battles a drought-like situation with a below average rainfall

11 September 2010

A total of 65 students of architecture and planning from Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and Mumbai will come up with proposals for restoring Mula-Mutha, over the next five months
India’s dilemma to manage dengue has continued for decades. The vector-born disease afflicts thousands across the country and this year too, the national capital is witnessing a surge in cases
The primary school headmaster in Nuapada district realised diarrhoea had hit the village when just 45 out of his 160 students marked attendance two months ago in his institution in Dudkamunda
The irrigation department has said that 17 villages would be submerged in Orissa and Chhattisgarh if the Indira Sagar Polavaram Project is lowered even by one meter from the full reservoir level (FRL)
More than 4,000 residents living in low-lying areas of the Indian capital of New Delhi were moved to higher ground on Saturday due to the rising Yamuna River, officials said
Torrential showers continued to lash north and east India, deteriorating flood situation in Assam and Delhi and killing six people in West Bengal. Six people were killed when lightning struck them in West Bengal's Purulia and Bankura districts

10 September 2010

The illegal construction of barriers by the Karnataka government goes unabated over the Penna, Chitravathi, Kushavathi and Jayamangali rivers, flouting norms since a decade
Though the state government has issued directions for conducting health camps and sanitation drive from August 31 to September 15 in all the districts in the wake of increasing number of seasonal fevers

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