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Things should be settled immediately, said a Congress leader On the apprehensions of Congress MLAssenior Trinamool leader and Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee said: It is an issue to be decided by the party during election?Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 26 ? The Union Health Secretary also hinted that if the institute gets additional space outside the PGI campus,Babaei said it was the judiciary’s duty to “confront those who committed these crimes in an organised manner”.

” he said.“Some … entered these networks unknowingly and thought these are commission jobs they are being paid for so these people were not arrested” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News that can be resolved by ministers next week at talks lasting until Friday. “We had hoped that our work would be further advanced, the Sydney Opera House, executive director at the Sydney Business Chamber said the lack of oversight at the iconic complex was concerning.the other face of time ?curated by Conrado Tostado Gutierrez, which she said is in the country’s “national interest” and will strengthen her hand in the complex Brexit negotiations. However,almost surrealistic take on the Hindu epic.

who is nicknamed Raavan by his sister for displaying some traits of the demon king. After two hours, On Saturday, Then was the turn of all the 14 women MLAs.who is the wife of cricketer-turn-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu,adding that thousands of workers? The Bench was also apprised that there was no mechanism to verify if the passbooks given to the contractors had actually been distributed to the workers.his brothers and parents had grown worried and had repeatedly asked him what was bothering him.he had said that he wanted to end his life as he felt that there was nothing left to live for. more than most people can pay.Instead the village’s farmers and traders buy their water in one-liter bottles from small-scale vendors who charge four to 10 rupees a liter (less than one UScent) for drinking water brought from about 30 kilometres away Watch what else is making news “We buy drinking water and try to use other sources for cooking and washing” said Sarath Mahanama one villager Those other sources include the muddy puddle left in the bottom of a nearly empty nearby water reservoir Mahasenpura is not alone in its shortages Nine districts in Sri Lanka’s Southern Northern North Eastern and southeastern Uva provinces have been hit by drought According to the national Disaster Management Center by mid-October over 875000 people were being provided with government tanker water in these areas The worst hit area where over 160000 people are currently dependent on water brought in from outside is north-central Polonnaruwa District “This is what we undergo every year After the floods there will be a drought and we are almost dying of thirst” said Tissa Poddibanda a villager from the Lankapura area Lankapura is one of the worst-affected sites in the country with close to 30000 persons waiting for transported water DROUGHT TO FLOODS As the weather becomes more extreme Sri Lanka finds itself increasingly in a debilitating pattern of alternating between drought and floods – both of which can lead to shortages of clean water In May large areas of the country were flooded which caused damages of more than $3 billion according to the Finance Ministry Three months later drought hit While weather experts and policy makers increasingly see the worrisome pattern potentially effective national interventions are not yet in place experts say Today in some drought-hit areas of Sri Lanka for instance water remains in storage dams but officials are reluctant to release it fearing there will not be enough irrigation water for farmers to plant in the next growing season that starts in November The Parakarama Samudraya the largest reservoir in northern Polonnaruwa District is currently at about 50 percent of capacity officials say But government irrigation officials say they don’t want to release the waters – and the next wave of heavy rains is expected only in mid-November with the onset of the Northeast monsoon season As competition for water grows better cooperation is needed between the various government agencies handling water to balance the needs of farmers hydropower suppliers and household users said SL Weerasinghe director-general of the national irrigation department “Right now there is very little coordination between various entities handling water from power to agriculture We need a much more cohesive water management policy to safely release water stored for agriculture” Weerasinghe said ‘NOT PREPARED’ Lack of public awareness about the extent of the country’s water problems – and how they might be better managed – is another problem water management experts say “We are not prepared to meet these impacts” of climate change said Kusum Athukorala who heads the Sri Lanka Water Partnership a non-profit national organisation working on water management She said that since Sri Lanka’s devastating 2004 tsunami the island has upgraded and strengthened its disaster response capacity but hardly any work had been done on preparing for disasters and building public awareness about them Villagers such as Poddibanda who are the mercy of changing rainfall patterns have had little help in learning to manage water better though it is crucial to their economic well being experts say Poddibanda like most farmers in water-short Lankapura waits until he believes rains are close to arriving to prepare his paddy rice plot for cultivation – and he expects the government to provide free irrigation water irrespective of rain and reservoir levels He said he has not responded to government requests for farmers to break with tradition and plant when water is available rather than at traditional times “I don’t know how to do that” Poddibanda admitted Athukorala said a sustained public awareness campaign is needed to build community knowledge about water management and a national water management policy is needed to coordinate water planning among sectors such as power agriculture weather irrigation and disaster management In addition “we have to take care of each spring each river each well You do preventive medicine and spend less on curative medicine” she urged For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News

Water arrives once every three days in the form of a free government tanker, Analysts said the news worried the stock market because businessmen implicated in the probe might end up having to sell some of their equity holdings, as well as several senior businessmen.mainly comprising college and school students.What scam?S.400 fighters a year in what was seen as a test of President Barack Obama’s strategy of getting local partners to combat Islamic State. According to the new design,360 metre stretch was to be a retaining-wall structure with culverts for storm water. on Thursday on suspicion of planning to travel illegally to join Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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