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Deccan Herald   30 September 2019   India  
<p>Landslides are silent killers. They are as deadly as any other natural catastrophes but receive far less attention in the public space. This could possibly be the reason for people not considering the threats and consequences of a landslide while going ...
THE HINDU   04 July 2019   India  
<p>The 6.6-km tunnel is built in a record 43 months at a cost of ₹460 crore<br />The South Central Railway (SCR) has added yet another feather in its cap by commissioning the longest electrified tunnel of 6.6 km built at a total cost of ₹460 crore between ...
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Daily Mail   03 July 2019   India   Ratnagiri  
<p>At least 12 houses in the village adjacent to the dam have been washed away. Rescue operation is underway. A team of 5 BN NDRF has been sent to Tiware dam for rescue operation. Pune's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is also heading towards ...
The Indian Express   21 June 2019   India   Mumbai  
<p>The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Sunday began laying tracks on the elevated corridor of Metro line 7 that will connect Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E). An MMRDA official said that civil work on two Metro lines 7 and 2A (DN Nagar ...
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India Today   30 January 2019   India  
<p>- The Jammu-Srinagar highway was hit by a landslide early on Wednesday at the Anokhi Fall in the Ramban district, a traffic official said<br>- One-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu will be allowed as soon as the landslide is cleared<br>- After remaining ...
Railway Gazette   09 January 2019   India  
<p>INDIA: The country&rsquo;s longest combined rail and road bridge was officially opened when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a Northeast Frontier Railway inter-city train from Tinsukia to Naharlagun on December 25.<br />The 4.94 km Bogibeel Bridge ...
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Business Today   17 October 2018   India  
<p>For the first time in India, a railway station will be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres, on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border, a senior official told PTI.<br />While many metro stations in Delhi and other ...
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<p>The work, published in Geophysical Research Letters1 last month, highlights the risk of quake-triggered landslides to hydropower development in the Himalayas &mdash; a global hotspot for this type of energy source.</p>
NDTV   14 September 2018   India   North Sikkim  
<p>Incessant rain in north Sikkim since Sunday has triggered multiple landslides in North District, snapping road connectivity at several places including Gangtok, a senior district official said.<br /><br />The landslides have occurred at Dzongu, Mangan, ...
Quartz   13 September 2018   India   Meghalaya  
<p>Officially, we&rsquo;re living in the Holocene epoch. Informally, people talk about our current age as the Anthropocene, melding humans with the lingo of geologic time. And now, there&rsquo;s a new age with a new name&mdash;the Meghalayan. So how did the ...