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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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Three killed in lightning strike in Agra, Yamuna flooded


August 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) One family took the brunt of the heavy downpour here Thursday morning as three adults of the family were killed in a lightning strike and two ... Read more...

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More rain, more chaos in Delhi (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) It was a rained-out morning in the capital Wednesday with the season's heaviest showers resulting in several areas being waterlogged and the inevitable traffic snarls ... Read more...

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People near Yamuna to be moved


August 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday asked people living near the rising Yamuna to move to safer areas.The government advisory came as the river's water level rose ... Read more...

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Heavy rains increase water in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has further increased the water level in the Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, dam ... Read more...

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Yamuna, Chambal rivers in spate


August 25th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 25 (IANS) The Yamuna and Chambal rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate following heavy discharge of water from several barrages and are threatening to flood low-lying areas, ... Read more...

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Water rises in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, rose again due to continuous moderate to heavy ... Read more...

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Himachal may see heavy rains, rivers in spate


August 19th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rainfall in the next two days, while the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 remained disrupted throughout the day Sunday due ... Read more...

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Incessant rains hit life in parts of Rajasthan


August 14th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 14 (IANS) Incessant rains since the past three days have hit life in several districts of Rajasthan including Banswara, Chittorgarh, Kota and Baran, with some bridges being damaged ... Read more...

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Seven UP rivers in spate


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate as rains continued in most parts of the state.The Burrhi Rapti river in Kakrahi, Sharda river in Palia ... Read more...

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2,000 flood-hit people rescued in Odisha


August 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 2,000 people were taken to safer places after the Hati river in Odisha's Kalahandi district overflowed Sunday due to heavy rainfall during the ... Read more...

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Rain continues in Jammu, many trapped


August 5th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) Hundreds of people were trapped in various places in Jammu as heavy rains continued Sunday, triggering landslides and posing a threat to many villages with rivers ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Rivers near danger mark in Uttar Pradesh


July 16th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) With heavy rains lashing many parts of Uttar Pradesh, some rivers are rising menacingly, officials said Monday.In many places, the embankment of the rivers have eroded, ... Read more...

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Experts urged to reduce animal deaths in floods


July 7th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Saturday said the government had asked experts to work out a mechanism to reduce animal deaths during floods."Floods are a natural ... Read more...

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90 die in Bangladesh floods, landslides


June 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 90 people have died in Bangladesh in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said Wednesday.Rains have wrecked havoc in the three hill ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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Flood situation grim in Bihar


September 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remained grim Tuesday with the Lakhandei river breaching its embankment at three places, affecting thousands, officials said.Lakhandei, swelled by the ... Read more...

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36 killed in heavy rains in eastern Uttar Pradesh


September 26th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) As many as 36 people died and about 25 others were injured in heavy rains that lashed parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh Sunday, officials said Monday.Most ... Read more...

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Flood situation worsens in Bihar


September 26th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar worsened Monday with hundreds of villages inundated and thousands marooned after heavy donwpour pushed up the levels of the Ganges and ... Read more...

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Heavy rains spark fresh flood fears in Bihar


September 25th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked all district authorities to be on high alert after heavy rains across the state Sunday sparked fears of flood ... Read more...

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Flood alert in nine districts in Bihar


September 11th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) The Bihar government has sounded a flood alert in nine districts following a rise in the levels of the Ganges and Sone rivers, officials said Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Nine lakh displaced in Assam flood havoc


August 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Assam, with an estimated 900,000 people displaced and nine dead so far, officials said Wednesday.A ... Read more...

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1.5 million affected in Bihar floods


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Floods in Bihar have affected nearly 1.5 million people in 12 districts, with thousands struggling to survive under open skies, according to Special Secretary Sunil Kumar ... Read more...

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Floods render thousands homeless in Bihar


August 21st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with many forced to flee their homes and struggling to survival under the open ... Read more...

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Yamuna above danger mark in Agra


August 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra/Mathura, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna river here in Uttar Pradesh crossed the danger mark early Sunday, officials said."We are fully prepared and are closely monitoring the situation," said Municipal ... Read more...

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Bengal flood toll now 47


August 20th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The death count in West Bengal floods soared to 47 Saturday with 11 more deaths reported since Friday evening, while several major rivers continued to flow ... Read more...

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Flood waters enter over 1,000 Bihar villages


August 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Flood waters have entered over 1,000 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, even as rising water levels of most rivers posed a threat ... Read more...

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Yamuna below danger mark at Delhi


August 20th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The flooded Yamuna river receded below the danger mark here Saturday, three days after crossing it, following decline in the discharge of water from Haryana's ... Read more...

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Disaster control teams deployed in flood-hit Bihar


August 19th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in five flood-hit districts of Bihar for rescue and relief operations, officials said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Yamuna recedes but stays above danger mark


August 19th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Yamuna river Friday continued to flow above the danger mark at Delhi, though the inflow of water from Haryana and the level of the ... Read more...

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Yamuna continues to flow above danger level in Delhi


August 18th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Yamuna river continued to flow above the danger mark in Delhi Thursday after water release from Haryana's Hathini Kund dam, even as the authorities ... Read more...

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Yamuna crosses danger mark


August 17th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The swollen Yamuna river Wednesday crossed the danger mark after water was released upstream from Haryana's Hathini Kund dam. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Floods render 1,500 people homeless in Meghalaya


August 17th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Over 1,500 people were rendered homeless in western parts of Meghalaya as some villages were submerged Wednesday under rising flood waters following incessant rains, officials said. ... Read more...

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Yamuna level rising in Delhi


August 17th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Water level of the Yamuna river here reached close to the danger mark Wednesday morning and the authorities evacuated the low-lying areas following water release ... Read more...

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