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2015 But with more rain forecast over the next two days, Tamil Nadu on Thursday.(Source: PTI) Rescue agencies had already rescued over 3000 families from these areas since Tuesday night Nearly 5000 passengers and staff stranded at the Chennai airport were being evacuated on air force flights said officials A senior army officer who is at the forefront of rescue operations said they were facing a shortage of manpower as well as logistics including boats and other accessories to launch a large-scale operation He added that while over 450 army personnel and 21 boats have been deployed another 150 personnel and 18 boats would be added to the mission by Friday morning “This will include a self-contained medical team” he said A senior IAS officer assigned to coordinate rescue operations said the lack of linkage between various agencies and the failure of communication systems had made his job difficult “What we need are more boats as the roads have turned into waterways The state police have hardly a few dozen boats and the navy has only one or two boats in each area Fishermen and other private individuals are ready to bear the cost of transporting boats on lorries but there are no vehicles Also who will pay for the lorries to transport the boats If one is ready to pay who will tell him where he should deploy them There is zero coordination among the state government and private initiatives” he said Another top bureaucrat acknowledged that the government had received multiple warnings from local and national weather centres on the “heavy and very heavy rainfall” but failed to get its act together “Boats should have been deployed in advance The owners of marriage halls and theatres and fishermen and educational institutions should have been alerted in advance to prepare shelters” he said Asked why such basic measures were ignored the official said reminders were sent down the line “We reminded those at the lower level but administrative apathy and opaque protocols stalled all efforts Some top officials did not discuss the crisis at the highest level either because they were so disconnected that they had no clue what was going to hit us” he said Other bureaucrats and police officers however said the government response was hampered by factors beyond its control For instance sources said many police officers were unable to take part in rescue missions as their own houses were flooded “The residential quarters of police officers on Greams Road were submerged including the house of a top officer assigned to the security detail of CM Jayalalithaa” said sources For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News he said.

complaining about violation of their rights. He said that after this order the state will have to give admission in self finance colleges on merit. a resident of Guntur, cloudy skies were witnessed in the morning here even as low-lying areas in many parts of the city were inundated with rain water. rains lashed many parts of south India even as the weather office has forecast more rains for Tuesday. Marred by corruption allegations, the BJP-led opposition stalled House proceedings repeatedly.cosmetic face-change exercise? of the Centre.he said.

The rearrangement of the outlay is to enable farmers who have been unable to repay loans drawn the previous year at a small rate of interest of 2 per cent to draw fresh crop loans, Chavan said Farmers in 11809 villages are expected to benefit from the Rs 7000 crore earmarked for crop loans in the 15 drought-affected districts Chavan said district-level credit committees will meet this week itself Moreoverthe state has urged banks to grant loans to farmers for storing harvest in warehouses Chavan admitted only one cooperative bank had come forward to disburse such loans but said otherwise the crop loan contribution of nationalised banks had increased from 25 per cent three years ago to 51 per cent as compared to state cooperative banks Earlier75 per cent of crop loans were being disbursed by coop banks Aadhaar cards mandatorybut… The government is set to make Aadhaar cards compulsory to avail subsidiesbut Chavan said the rule will apply only to districts where enrollment has crossed 75 per cent For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App More Related News By insisting on law enforcement, “I wish people from Bengal to go to Delhi and gherao the Prime Minister demanding to know from him why should the West Bengal government pay interest for huge loans taken by the previous Left Front government, Many of them are involved in pornography. The apex court on February 7th had issued notices to Kejriwal, Mathur said furnishing bond was mandate of law and CrPC cannot be amended as per the wish of a party.Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: January 18 the police team, were a reflection of the mounting frustration of Congress leaders in the wake of impending defeat in the zila parishad and block samiti elections.

on Friday said the ? up 73 paise from Rs 72. diesel rates have risen by a cumulative Rs 8. at 2. were hit in an assault.Sanap, For all the latest India News,Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Operations Pakistan’s response was directed towards remarks by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Parrikar said the simple action against militants has changed the security scenario in the country. Like Ramgopalji (Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party) said.

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