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Posts Tagged ‘Uttar Pradesh’

Sectarian Violence Leaves Dozens Dead in N. India

Posted by feww on September 9, 2013

Curfew enforced in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Curfew remained in force in riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar on Monday amid sectarian violence which has left at least 28 people dead and 60 others injured in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP).

At least 200 people have been arrested and complaints registered against 1000 others, including four Members of Legislative Assembly from India’s Bharatiya Janata Party and a former Indian National Congress MP, said a report.

the violence started on August 27 when three people were killed in Kawal town of Muzaffarnagar over an incident of “eve-teasing,” the UP Governor has said.

[Eve-teasing is a euphemism used in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan for public sexual molestation of women by men, with the word “Eve” referring to the biblical first woman. Editor]

UP, India’s most populous and politically crucial state, was at the heart of some of India’s worst communal clashes in 1992 following destruction of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.

It was destroyed after a political rally developed into a riot involving about 200,000 people. Up to 3,000 people were killed in ensuing riots in India’s major cities including Delhi and Mumbai.

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Death Toll Rises as Cold Wave Intensifies in N India

Posted by feww on December 26, 2011

At least 140 dead as temperatures in N India dip 5 degrees below normal

Most of the deaths have occurred in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state with a population of more than 200 million.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 26

[December 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,542 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Northern India. At least 140 people are dead in northern India due to intense cold conditions.
    • Unusually cold conditions continue in the region.
    • The worst hit states are Uttar Pradesh. Punjab, West Bengal, and Haryana.
    • Most of the deaths occur among the homeless  and the dispossessed elderly.
    • India is among the top 10 procurers of weapons, spending more than $41.3 billion on its armed forces (Source: SIPRI).

Other Global Disasters

  • Philippines. Death toll from the devastaiting floods and landslides caused by Typhoon WASHI has now climbed to at least 1,250 with more than 1,100 missing, disaster officials said.
    • About 700,000 people have been affected by WASHI, of which 70,000 are housed in 46 evacuation centers, NDRRMC said.

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More Victims Claimed by Extreme Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Globally

Posted by feww on October 17, 2011

Torrential Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Wreak havoc in Central America, Southeast Asia

Death tolls from extreme rains, flooding and mudslides in  Mexico and Central America continue to climb.


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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 17

[October 17, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,612 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica. About 90 people have now been reported dead in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua due to Hurricane JOAH,  tropical depression 12-E and two additional storm fronts that brought torrential rains to Mexico and Central America, triggering flooding and mudslides.
    • Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from affected areas.
    • Many people are reported missing in the region, but no figures have been reported as of posting.
  • Bangkok, Thailand. At least 310 people have been killed or reported missing in Thailand worst flooding in living memory in decades and three others remain missing, Thai authorities said.
    • At least 61 of Thailand’s 77 provinces have been affected by flooding since the deluge triggered by heavy monsoon rain began three months ago.
    • Currently 27 provinces are flooded with more than 4 million acres  of farmland submerged under as much as several meters of water in the worst-hit areas, and with no sign of waters receding.
    • Up to 9 million people have been affected directly.
    • About one million homes have been destroyed or damaged.
    • The main Chao Phraya River that runs through Bangkok is  still at record levels, but government insists that the capital city is “safe.”
    • The communities of Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan north of Bangkok are completely submerged.
    • Floods have forced about 10 large industrial parks employing a total of more than a million to close.
    • The official estimate for damage caused by flooding and mudslides in the country, where several provinces are utterly devastated, is put at $3.3 billion so far.

Other Disasters

  • Uttar Pradesh, India. At least 430 people including 336 children have died from an outbreak of encephalitis in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials have said.
    • “The situation is grim and the epidemic is worse than previous years and with so many patients there are no empty beds at the hospital,” said K.P. Kushwaha, chief pediatrician at the BRD Medical College in the state’s hardest-hit Gorakhpur district, AFP reported.
    • “We count such cases since January but most of these casualties have occurred since July.”
    • More than 2,400 patients have been admitted to state  hospitals in the region so far this year of which at least 430 have died, he added.

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Week’s Most Tragic, Unusual and Mysterious Disasters

Posted by feww on May 11, 2010

Death in the Peruvian Andes

Freezing temperatures have killed at least 190 people in the Peruvian Andes provinces of Cuzco Pasco and Puno since January 2010, the Ministry of Health data shows. Some 95 of the victims were children younger than 5,  with 42  of them claimed by pneumonia, a report said.

Dust storm in India

On May 7, 2010 a dust storm and squall struck two Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (pop. 192 million) and Bihar (pop. 85 million) killing at least 57.

Strong winds were followed by a line of thunderstorm which brought heavy rains  caused widespread damages to buildings, uprooted trees, fell power lines  and destroyed crops, a report said.

Mystery Deaths in New Zealand

Young Jin Baek, 44, South Korean husband and father traveled to New Zealand on May 7, to collect the bodies of his wife and two teenage daughters, who were killed in “mysterious circumstances.”  On May 9 he, too, was found dead. The mystery deepens.

Young Jin Baek, 44, Korean father and husband whose estranged wife and two teenage daughters were killed, was found dead today. Photo: IAIN McGREGOR- The Press. Image may be subject to copyright. Source

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The Resourceful Ganges River

Posted by feww on December 2, 2009

Image of the Day:

Day of the Dead on Holy Ganges River

“THE UNCARED FOR.”  A dead body floats on the banks of the Ganges as a devotee Hindu performs rituals in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, considered to be one of Hinduism’s holiest cities. Photo: K.R. Deepak. The Hindu. Image may be subject to copyright.

Will Religion and Ecology Ever Coincide?

Each year millions of tons of municipal sewage and industrial effluent are pumped in the Holy Ganges. In additions to millions of tons of municipal garbage, the uncared for bodies and remains of prayer materials and idols of Hindu goddess of valor, Durga, are also thrown into the holy river for good measure!

Let’s face it, what good is a river, especially one with holy water, if it didn’t cater for your daily needs?

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