Indian Villagers Stage Protest by Immersing Themselves in Water


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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The water level in the Omkareshwar dam has already risen to 190.5 meters. It has affected the crops in Ghogal, Kaamankheda and 30 other villages. People use boats to cross the river as foot bridges are now submerged.

According to the members of the ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan’, the state government’s decision without rehabilitating people residing in low-lying villages violates the Supreme Court order, that states the villagers should be rehabilitated no less than six months before enforcing this sort of decision.

The health of the protestors is deteriorating, but the government so far has not offered any medical help. No one from the local administration has visited the protesters. The district-level authorities in their capacity have agreed to give in to some of their demands. However, these do not include their two main demands namely, reduce the water level of the dam to 189 meters, and proper implementation of the land for land compensation.

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Heavy rainfall has been reported across Madhya Pradesh over the last 24 hours. The Bhopal-Indore-Khandwa state highway is closed. The Narmada River is flowing above the danger level in Omkareshwar and Khandwa. The government has opened all the gates of the Omkareshwar dam to maintain steady water levels. This comes as a setback to 30 villages in Khandwa district that are already submerged.

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Do You Have Eye Floaters?


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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Do you see web like strands, wavy lines or tiny strings of matter floating within your eyeball? They are the “eye floaters,” also known as myodesopsia. They naturally occur within the eyeball. The visual aberration may look like black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes.

When we are born and throughout our youth, the vitreous inside our eyes has a perfectly transparent gel-like consistency. As we age, the vitreous begins to dissolve and liquefy to create a watery center.

Occasionally, some undissolved gel particles will float around in the liquefied center of the vitreous. These particles can take on many shapes and sizes which we refer to as “floaters.” These objects exist within the eye itself (entoptic phenomena). We cannot actually see the tiny bits of debris floating within our eye. The shadows of these floaters are cast on the retina as light passes through the eye, and those shadows are what we see. These shadows never seem to stay still when we try to focus on them. Floaters move when our eye moves, creating the impression that they are “drifting.”


Ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common but are not a cause for alarm. They may cause subtle discomfort, particularly when viewing bright fields of color or when we peer at a bright, clear sky or a white computer screen. The most common treatment for eye floaters is no treatment at all – people very often get used to their presence and learn to ignore them virtually.

However, a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters, may signify a serious underlying condition, such as an infection or inflammation of the eye. And if floaters appear suddenly along with light sensitivity, light flashes, or a loss in peripheral vision, it may be due to the vitreous pulling away from the retina. It may also mean or that the retina itself is becoming dislodged from the inner back of the eye that contains blood, nutrients and oxygen essential for healthy function.  Retinal tear or detachment, requires immediate medical attention. An eye surgeon can reattach the retina and restore function before vision is lost permanently.

If you suddenly see new floaters, visit your eye doctor without delay.

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