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Bengaluru: Cloud burst expose civic bodies

The cloud burst over the city from the past one week and more so on Sunday 04 September has not just rattled the daily life but literally exposed the preparedness of the civic bodies at such junctures. East gets marooned: No doubt, the Sunday rains dubbed to be only such in the past 94 years has brought the whole of East Bengaluru under waters. If the main roads at Bellanduru, Maratahalli, Sarjapur, HSR Layout leading to the Electronic city have transformed into streams the residential layouts look like lakes. Villas become swimming pools: The pathetic conditions of those who shelved money like water to build luxury villas are made to weep as the residential units wore a sight of open swimming pools as long as you can see. These residents' have also been compelled to flee from their own houses, for owning which most of them had to drench their lifetime earnings. Normal life goes haywire: However, the lives of all those migrant labourers who came from all across the state and coun

Karnataka: Government, Party and CM change but pathetic plight of floodwaters victims worsens further!

I t's exactly 56 days since the BS Yediyurappa led Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) government came into existence but the plight of tens of thousands of floodwater victims in the Northern districts continues to worsen with no indications of the situation changing for better. The devastation due to incessant heavy rains is not limited to the Northern Karnataka alone. Many districts of the old Mysuru, Coastal and Malnad region have also experienced the fury of rain God in the worst possible manner. But succour to the people in distress continues to elude like a distant mirage. Interestingly and unfortunately this happens to be a sad state of affairs in spite of the same party government, both at the state level as well as in the centre.The state Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) had all along been propagating for the same party governments at the state and centre. Such drum beating was no less during the previous general elections to the state Assembly during May 2018 polls. In spite of

Kerala tourism business limping back to normal as none have any time to think of conserving nature

Kerala tourism business limping back to normal as none have any time to think of conserving nature Thanks to promotional activities by the state government agencies tourism is gradually limping back to normal over a period of time in the state of Kerala.The way tourists,both domestic and international have started flocking the coastal state makes you wonder whether this was the same state which met with the century's unheard catastrophe just a couple of months back! Although the man made calamity took place on the night of Independence day and the tremors as a result of such traumatic experiences kept on being experienced almost for a month later it looks things have started improving for tourism in a very big way.At the same time the developments continue to reiterate that people in the business or those in the administration nor the political masters have least botheration about efforts to conserve nature. Interestingly just a couple of weeks ago the same tourist sit

Cochin airport now experienced enough to handle future flood situations'

Cochin airport now experienced enough to handle future flood situations' Cochin International Airport Limited(CIAL) in fact has carved a niche for itself by becoming the world's first fully solar energy powered airport.CIAL gained this accomplishment during May 2018 and the achievement was officially recognized and declared by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) chief Erik Solheim.But the international airport which also earned the distinction of handling 10 million passengers in a year was at the receiving end within a few months.It was marooned during the August holocaust and had to be shut for 11 days! The flood situation in the state due to discharge of large quantum of waters from the Idukki dam is no strange phenomenon for the people of the state.A similar occasion arose during 1992 when the crest gates of the Idukki dam were opened for the first time.But luckily then there was no airport here and rightly the staff had literally no experience of handlin

Kerala exhibits great courage post flood havoc

Kerala exhibits great courage post flood havoc                         Looking back at the massive casualties,heavy loss to properties including landed,residential and commercial;had it been the case elsewhere it would have taken years together for the people to wake up from the fatal effects of the gruesome tragedy but not in Kerala.A whirlwind tour of the state for eight days proved the ground situation to be otherwise contrary to similar junctures in many other states. Going by the usual normal life as before unaffected in any manner due to the recent traumatic disaster was both surprising and shocking as a onlooker.The traffic on national and state highways,business in shops and commercial establishments,people moving around for their daily chores gave a sight as usual like much before in the terrifically thickly populated coastal state. Malayalis or Mallus as they are popularly referred to seem to be unperturbed by the devastating man made tragedy during Augu

Dams mismanagement,culprit to Kerala disaster

Dams mismanagement,culprit to Kerala disaster                             There could be any number of theories and logical reasons for the August 2018 disaster in God's own country apart from man's actions against nature.But persistent efforts to unravel the real causes leads you to the crucial task of failure of management of dams in the state,according to experts here and elsewhere. In fact Kerala has less number of huge dams in comparison to many such in the neighboring states but maintenance of the same has now been found to be terrifically unprofessional.The dams management seems to be a great worrisome factor here,feel many concerned citizens. In spite of more than a month being over after the century's big tragedy in the small state the blame game over the reasons behind still doesn't look to be far from over.An official from the Electricity board claims that the people living on the downstream were alerted much before the actual release of wa