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#Thread on Koshi and Bihar Floods:

Though there are articles on Koshi River n flooding in Bihar, I prepared this thread to visually explain it!

Image: Topography of #Bihar
Despite being far from sea most of Bihar people live at an elevation lesser than 100m similar to Kerala
R.Kosi is a tributary of Ganga. It's watershed covers Mt.Everest but at it's confluence with Ganges, the elevation is just 25 m above sea level. All this within an aerial distance of 300kms! Along with seasonal rainfall, this has led to massive erosion as well as deposition
Cross-sectional profile of the watershed shows this variation

After flowing in higher gradients cutting through the himalayas, Kosi river exits n meets flatter plains section with very less gradient. This leads to millions of tonnes of silt deposition in this section every year
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Gandak Barrage has 36 gates, of which 18 are in Nepal & the area where the flood-fighting material is present, they (Nepal) have put barriers in that area. This has never happened in the past: Sanjay Jha, State Minister for Water Resources. #Bihar
If our engineers will not have access to flood-fighting material there then repair work of the dam will be affected, it will raise a serious problem in case water level of Gandak river increases due to heavy rainfall in Nepal: Sanjay Jha, State Minister for Water Resources.#Bihar
They (Nepal) are not allowing repair work for Gandak dam that takes place in Lal Bakeya river in no man's land. Also, they've stopped repair work at several other locations. For 1st time, we're facing such a problem in movt of people& raw material for repair work: Bihar Minister
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Calling for Genocide of muslim's, denying treatment/segrigation on the basis of religion by doctors & others is 'Fake news Alert' & 'Bigoted comments' according to Indian liberals who's primary job is whitewashing crime and monkey balancing. Let's have a look at Reported Incedent Image
Orthopaedic surgeon arrested for calling for #Genocide of Muslims,that also after so much outrage on social media booked just for hurting religious sentiment later released on bail , now running his clinic without an inquiry
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Dr.Aarti Lalchandani Dean kanpur med college Refers COVID +ve Muslims as terr@rists, Wants govt to send them to Jungle & Jail in solitry confnmnt treating them is wasting resources of 100 crore citizen on 20 crore muslim's

Action taken just transferred
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#SupremeCourt hearing of the suo motu matter on #MigrantWorkers commences.

Sr adv Kapil Sibal, Indira Jaising, Sanjay Parikh, Anand Grover and Colin Gonsalves appear for Medha Patkar and as intervenes in the matter.

SG Tushar Mehta represents the Central Govt.
Indira Jaising and Colin Gonsalves press for certain directions today itself, citing 'urgency' of the matter.

#SupremeCourt asks them not to speak simultaneously. "If all of you speak at the same time, we won't understand anything."

#MigrantWorkers
SG: We are immensely grateful that this court has taken cognisance. Centre and states are willing to show all steps taken. Some isolated incidents have taken place but they are shown repeatedly. We have filed a preliminary report on steps taken.

#MigrantWorkers
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Rajgir, #Bihar, once the capital of a powerful kingdom - a kingdom that grew into an empire straddling much of the subcontinent. Today, it is a second-rate town even in its state. But a town dotted with heritage, such as this stupa dated to the 4th-5th centuries BCE.
A pity that the heritage of #Ragjir, #Bihar has been allowed to gently decay sans restoration. This is the shrine of Mani Naga, dated to 4th-6th centuries CE, Gupta period. Now called Maniyar Math, its focal point is a stupa-like circular structure with a hollow core.
Structure called Jarasandh-ka-akhara, #Rajgir, #Bihar. Date unknown. A feature common to many structures here is an elevated platform. There is a site called Jarasandh-ka-teela, in Haryana, a partially excavated stupa site. Not sure of the latter's connection to Jarasandh though.
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Weddings in different cultures of India.

#Bangal
Traditional Bengali weddings have four parts: the bride's Gaye Holud, the groom's Gaye Holud, the Beeye and the Bou Bhaat.
#Assam
The wedding ceremony is known as 'Biya', in the Assamese language. Like all major traditional Hindu weddings, an Assam wedding also has pre & post wedding ceremonies
#Kashmir
Kashmiri weddings are very unique and are celebrated with lots of zeal. Jammu and Kashmiri brides look extremely gorgeous in their traditional wedding dress which is usually Sharara or a suit along with a head wear known as Tarang.
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#JUSTIN || 11 new #coronavirus cases recorded in #Telangana today. Total no of cases mounts to 1,096 of which 439 are active cases. 43 patients discharged today. Total deaths 29 and 628 patients discharged so far, said @TelanganaCMO @timesofindia
A Telangana worker has died of #COVID19 in #Dubai. Last rites were performed in Dubai itself. Death average is 2.64% in #Telangana: @TelanganaCMO
#Telangana's recovery rate is 57.3% higher than India's recovery rate of 27.40%. Telangana is close to flattening the #COVID19 curve. As per #Hyderabad based biotech companies, vaccine for #COVIDー19 may be out by August: @TelanganaCMO
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IMAGE-1⬇️ shows the drawing of MUNDESHVARI TEMPLE, #Bihar by English artists William & Thomas Daniel,1790 CE. The entire temple except for the entrance was buried.

IMAGE-2⬇️ shows recent image of MUNDESHVARI TEMPLE. Entire Shikhara had fallen completely before conservation.

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DATING of this temple is debatable.

Inscription found around temple is dated to year 30 of unspecified era during reign of Maharaja Udaysena.

If unspecified era is taken as Harsha era, Inscription dates to 636 CE.

If unspecified era is taken as Gupta era, then 348 CE.

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IMAGE-1 ⬇️ shows the CHATURMUKH LINGAM worshipped in the interior of MUNDESHVARI TEMPLE having Octagonal plan.

IMAGE-2⬇️ shows NANDI MAHARAJ just outside the western doorway of the temple, facing the Lingam.

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1n Pointing out that #TablighJamaat is disproportionately responsible for the spread of a disease is NOT Islamophobia. It comes from the methods of political negotiation that muslims developed in the wake of 1857 & have been systematically rewarded by both Britain and India
2n Given their eviction from power, their society never moved past the feudal structure of power capture by few elite families. Given their weak economic & electoral hand: their tactics have remained consistent: escalating through obstinacy, obstructionism & finally violence.
3n An example of this is Partition. Jinnah starts with impossible maximalist demands, then starts obstructionism, & finally calls for violence. Issue is this pattern was rewarded by the British, then by the INC & now by the BJP. This strategy has proved brilliant for them.
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The amount of Social service works done by a particular community during the National Crisis of which there is mass propaganda and targeting harassment Is done for Political benifits.

#Covid_19 #Muslim

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The Masajids are being Utilized at the time of need, during the National Crisis,

2/n

NGO in Bangalore working together preparing Food kits and distributing to the Poor and those who are in need.

3/n

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#CoronavirusOutbreak | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a nationwide shurdown, which is being implemented by India to curb #COVID19, will not be enough to fight the outbreak. | Follow LIVE updates here: bit.ly/2UhuEs7
#CoronavirusOutbreak | A three-year-old Indian girl was among the 73 new #COVID19 cases that have been reported in #Singapore in a day, taking the tally to over 600. | Follow LIVE updates here: bit.ly/2UhuEs7
#CoronavirusOutbreak | Three persons, all with travel history abroad, tested positive for the novel in #Goa, health department officials said, as the tourist haven joined the states which have reported #COVID19 cases. | Follow LIVE updates here: bit.ly/2UhuEs7
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Rajasthan is one of the few states which will provide universal, *free* food packets (5 kg wheat, 1 kg rice, 1/2 ltr oil, 1/2 kg salt, 1 kg pulse and 1 kg rice) to both families with and without ration cards

#NoCoronaHunger #FreeFoodForLockdown

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#Kerala will provide 15 kgs of *free* food to every Keralite and open within the week 1000 community kitchens - one in each panchayat. Anganwadi children already receive dry rations delivered at home.

#NoCoronaHunger #FreeFoodForLockdown

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#TamilNadu will give ₹1000 to all ration cards holders with free rice, sugar, essential commodities and face masks

#NoCoronaHunger #FreeFoodForLockdown

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The National Crime Records Bureau (#NCRB) published the annual Crime in India Report 2018 recently. #DALITWOMENFIGHT's @elite_dalit and @_senpai_i explains what it says about crime and #atrocities against #DalitWomen and children. #TalkCaste #SCSTPOA
As per the NCRB data 2018, the total number of crimes and atrocities reported against the Scheduled Caste is 42793. In these 42793 cases, the rate of filing of chargesheet is 81.3%, while the pendency rate is 27.5%. #DALITWOMENFIGHT #TalkCaste #NCRB #SCSTPOA
The high number of chargesheets being filed also negates the false notion that most of the cases filed are “fake” & out of “revenge”. It’s extremely important to remember that these are only those cases of atrocities which are reported.The actual number is much higher. #TalkCaste
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#Threads Collating National Protests Against #CAA_NRC_NPR
Scheduled On 30 January 2020, Thursday
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#DELHI
24x7 | Shaheen Bagh | women led protest
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24x7 | near Khureji Petrol Pump, Khureji | women led dharna
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24x7 | Seelampur-Jafrabad, in front of Al Taj Dawakhana
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24x7 | Inderlok Metro Station
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24x7 | Turkman Gate, Chandni Chowk
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24x7 | Jamia Millia Islamia Gate 7
#Delhi
24x7 | Brijpuri Pullya, Mustafabad
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24x7 | Kardampuri Chowk, opp. Yamuna Vihar
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24x7 | Chand Bagh, near Gokulpuri Metro Station
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24x7 | Sri Ram Colony, Ramleela Ground, near Hanuman Mandir, Khajuri
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24x7 | Gandhi Park, Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar
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URGENT SPREAD THE WORD!!

Here are the thread collating #CAAPotests & Protests in Solidarity with JNU planned for 6th JANUARY from all over INDIA🇮🇳 & World
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#JNUattack #JNUVioence #EmergencyinJNU #SOSJNU #JNUUnderAttack
#Oxford With JNU @ 12 noon
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#Malegaon Protest Rally of WOMEN against CAA / NRC

6th Janury @ 2:30 pm
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Thread:

Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija Mufti on Friday asked whether J&K was an integral part of #India or a colony.

J&K is not a colony. It is an integral part of #India. It is #Kashmir based parties who treated India as their colony by playing the separatist card.
Iltija Mufti also said that that #Article370 had nothing to do with development.

Only a person who lives outside the state can afford to be so ignorant. Iltija Mufti lives in Chennai and enjoys all the facilities which are not available here in #Kashmir.
#Article370 and 35A were responsible for J&K's backwardness while only benefiting a select few like the separatists, politicians of mainstream political parties of #Kashmir and their families.
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As late as Oct 2012, I travelled to Bihar for the first time. Ever since then, thanks to my friend, @Watervagabond, I have been regularly travelling there & reporting on floods & other related issues. A thread on #Bihar & #BiharFloods stories to keep the larger picture in mind.
@Watervagabond 73% of the total geographical area of Bihar is prone to floods. Bihar is India's most flood prone state, too. Embankments have failed to control floods. Some claim these engineering solutions are responsible for flash floods & other problems #BiharFloods

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@Watervagabond Floods in Bihar are also associated with fertility, as they bring silt that makes the soil fertile. Several poor landless farmers in live on 'diara' lands -- islands inside rivers -- to feed their families. Rivers, which bring floods, also sustain people

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🇮🇳 #Inde : investi aujourd'hui pour son deuxième mandat, @narendramodi souhaite mettre en place des réformes économiques et sociales qui feraient de lui le Reagan indien. reuters.com/article/us-ind…
🇮🇳 Cette focalisation sur les enjeux économiques et sociaux aux dépends des enjeux identitaires, si elle se confirme dans les mois à venir, pourrait créer des tensions au sein de la vaste famille des nationalistes hindous, le #SanghParivar. A suivre donc.
🇮🇳 Le nouveau cabinet de @narendramodi compte 58 membres. L'entrée la plus importante est celle de l'ancien dirigeant du @BJP4India @AmitShah au poste de ministre de l'Intérieur. Cet organisateur de génie a largement contribué aux victoires de #Modi. business-standard.com/article/politi…
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Thread on some #KeyTakeaways from #LokSabhaElections2019 results:
1. There was always a #Modi wave but the #LeLi Commentariat insisted it was an undercurrent against Modi and #BJP.
2. Losses in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh in 2018 were an aberration and not a trend. 1/n
3. Vote transfers do not happen between historically hostile parties. Anticipated vote transfer did not happen in #UP. SP-BSP #MahaGathBandhan was nonstarter.
4. Never mind the bunk peddled by pop political analysts. #India would prefers Government with single-party majority. 2/n
5. Mamata Banerjee underestimated Hindu backlash to her brazen Muslim appeasement and pandering to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
6. She overestimated the ability of party goons to strike fear among voters. It took 34 years for LF to unravel; TMC less than 10 years. 3/n
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I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if mob surrounds them and asks, “Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?” …they will have no answer, says actor #NaseeruddinShah
#Tathya
#Tathya with Apoorvanand
In the context of the Sajjan Kumar conviction in the 1984 genocidal violence against Sikhs, we need to rethink about other incidents of violence that have happened in the country, says Prof. Apoorvanand.
We wish you a #MerryChristmas with the Christian Qawwals of Delhi.
"People look at me and wonder who I really am. I have only one answer for them. I am you," says Bernard Rufus, also known as Sahil Sufi Nizam, a popular singer of Christian Qawwalis.
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@manu1154 @kaltimevel @IamAlok_INC @GenZinfrenzy @Mayavi101 @The_veenaD @ANI @vxtandon1 @INCIndia @RahulGandhi @e_postmortem “The Hindu–German Conspiracy “ was a series of plans between 1914 and 1917 by Indian nationalist groups to attempt Pan-Indian rebellion against the British Raj during World War One 🤔

If you have not read about it in school- RT
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Google to know about it 🙏🏽...,+
@manu1154 @kaltimevel @IamAlok_INC @GenZinfrenzy @Mayavi101 @The_veenaD @ANI @vxtandon1 @INCIndia @RahulGandhi @e_postmortem +...and the outcome was British planted MKG in 1915 to sabotage & delay agressive freedom struggle by Bal Pal Lal,by projecting him to be the best Hindu in India who was non violent,as well.
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After getting a good rap on the knuckles by editors for being a lazy lurker on social media, here's course correction. I am now doing a thread of all my reportage in 2018. (@sree and @prempanicker had encouraged me to do this many years ago 🙈) Please read and share.
While urbanisation is a global trend, villagers around #Ahmedabad don't want to live in cities. Since 2012, #Gujarat government has encouraged 12 cities to swallow up some 800 villages. And now, most of them are resisting. A take on the 'Gujarat Model'.
theguardian.com/cities/2018/fe…
The two main problems for the new state of #Telangana are exemplified in
Vemulaghat, a village off #Hyderabad. I went there to understand their conflict over land and #water for irrigation. CC: @Landesa_Global @LandConflicts thewire.in/politics/despi…
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