News Reading Practice #63

(100 Day Challenge)


Only 187 out of 1,100 complaints on rain fury have been addressed 


Grievances related to inundations, power cuts, tree falls and other emergencies poured in a day after the heavy cloudburst that pounded Hyderabad for a good two-and-a-half hours on Monday. 

More than 1,100 complaints were received via three channels, 'Dial 100', Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) emergency call centre, and the mobile app, out of which the corporation could address only 187 by Tuesday evening. A total of 612 complaints were lodged on Monday, and 498 on Tuesday since 6 a.m. 

The majority of the complaints pertained to water logging and inundation of colonies. While officials did not divulge information about total points of inundation, it is learnt that a total of 13,509 families from 106 localities across the city were identified as vulnerable in case of emergencies. 

A total of 105 lakes out of the total 185 in GHMC purview are overflowing, while 55 lakes are 75 percent full. Hussain Sagar is filled to the brim, with a recorded water level of 513.58 feet against the full tank level of 513.41 feet. Officials have claimed that there is no inundation of colonies due to overflow of lakes. However, water logging has been recorded in Hasan Nagar of Bahadurpura, Shaikpet, Nampally, Begum Bazar, and Narayanguda. 

Due to excessive inflows in Ramanthapur Peddacheruvu, 50 huts were inundated and the residents had to be evacuated. Five apartment complexes and 50 houses too were inundated. 

According to official information, a total of 85 trees were uprooted

As many as 140 monsoon emergency teams and other personnel have been deployed to carry out relief and repair works, the Telangana government said. Three persons were killed in rain-related incidents in the city on Monday.

Water level has increased in the Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad, due to heavy rain. K.V.S. GIRI


BATTERS: Heavy rainfall or stormy weather causing significant damage or disruption. (അടിച്ചു തകര്‍ക്കുക, തിമിര്‍ത്തുപെയ്യുക.)

THROWN OUT OF GEAR: Disrupted or disturbed from its usual functioning or state. (വഴിമുട്ടുക.)

COMPLAINTS: Expressions of dissatisfaction or grievances regarding a particular issue or problem. (പരാതി)

FURY: Intense and violent anger or rage. (കോപം, രൗദ്രം)

GRIEVANCES: Complaints or feelings of injustice or unfair treatment. (പരാതി, ദുരിതം)

INUNDATIONS: Flooding or the overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. (വെള്ളപ്പൊക്കം)

CLOUDBURST: A sudden and extremely heavy rainfall over a short period, often resulting in flash floods. (മേഘവിസ്‌ഫോടനം)

POUNDED: Subjected to heavy and continuous rainfall or assault. (പൊടിച്ച, തകര്‍ത്ത)

ADDRESS: To deal with or tackle a problem or issue. (സംബോധന ചെയ്യുക.)

LODGED: Formally submitted or registered, often in the context of complaints or grievances. (പരാതി സമര്‍പ്പിക്കുക.)

PERTAINED: Related to or concerned with. (സംബന്ധിച്ച)

DIVULGE: To disclose or reveal information that was previously hidden or secret. (വെളിപ്പെടുത്തുക.)

VULNERABLE: Susceptible to harm or damage, particularly in the face of danger or emergencies. (എളുപ്പത്തില്‍ പരിക്കേല്‍പ്പിക്കുന്ന, മുറിപ്പെടുന്ന.)

PURVIEW: The range or scope of authority, control, or responsibility. (പ്രവര്‍ത്തനമണ്ഡലം.)

BRIM: To be filled to the very top or edge, often referring to a container or body of water. (അരിക്, വക്ക്.)

EXCESSIVE: Beyond what is necessary, normal, or desirable; too much or overly abundant. (അധികമായ)

INFLOWS: The movement or influx of something into a particular place, often referring to the flow of water. (അന്തര്‍പ്രവാഹം)

EVACUATE: Removed or relocated from a place of danger or emergency to a safer location. (ഒഴിപ്പിക്കുക.)

UPROOT: Pull or torn out of the ground. (പിഴുതെടുക്കുക.)

MONSOON: A seasonal wind in South and Southeast Asia that brings heavy rainfall, often causing floods and other weather-related issues. (വേനല്‍ക്കാലം)

RELIEF: Assistance or support provided to alleviate suffering or address the consequences of a disaster or emergency. (ആശ്വാസം)