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One killed, thousands of houses washed away in Bengal rains


June 21st, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) One man was killed and more than six lakh people affected as heavy rains inundated parts of ten districts in West Bengal, a minister said Tuesday."Ten ... Read more...

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Meet the giant dog ‘Down Under’ that eats like a horse


September 13th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 13 (ANI): An Oz dog lover is having a challenging time maintaining his new great Pyrenees-Snowbear or 'Bear'-as he eats a lot.According to the Parramatta Advertiser, Gary Randfleish bought the ... Read more...

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J-K Govt. reaches out to victims in flash flood affected villages


August 12th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Shashank ShantanuLeh, Aug.12 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government is leaving no stone unturned to reach out to the affected villagers in this flash flood ravaged region, as it has come ... Read more...

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Over 500 people still missing in Leh flashfloods


August 7th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug. 7 (ANI): While over 500 people were feared to be missing on Saturday due to yesterday's flashfloods that devastated Leh, the death toll is expected to rise further, as there ... Read more...

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UN agencies assisting Sri Lanka in flood relief


May 22nd, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 22 (ANI): United Nations agencies have confirmed that they will be providing assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka in giving relief to over 600,000 people affected by the heavy ... Read more...

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West Bengal storm toll is 43, victims protest


April 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) The death toll from a violent storm that ravaged parts of West Bengal rose to 43 Thursday, and officials said more than 200 people remained in hospitals after ... Read more...

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Seven die in West Bengal landslides (Lead)


August 16th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Aug 16 (IANS) Three of a family were among seven people killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in the West Bengal hills Sunday. More casualties are feared, an ... Read more...

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Relief workers fear epidemic in Sundarbans after Cyclone Aila


June 1st, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Volunteers involved in relief operations in the cyclone ravaged Sundarbans of West Bengal are fearing an epidemic once the floodwater recedes in the mangrove forests that cover the ... Read more...

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West Bengal cyclone death toll reaches 82, rescue operations on (Second Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A day after Cyclone Aila battered coastal West Bengal, especially 24 Parganas, uprooting trees, snapping power cables and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, rescue operations ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb assures of more relief as ‘Aila’ death toll reaches 60


May 26th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, May 26 (ANI): The death toll due to havoc caused by cyclone 'Aila' in West Bengal has increased to 60. The highest number of deaths occurred in South 24 ... Read more...

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Rescue operations on in cyclone-hit West Bengal (Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A day after Cyclone Aila battered coastal West Bengal, especially 24 Parganas district, uprooting trees, snapping power cables and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, rescue ... Read more...

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Cyclone toll rises to 45, Rescue operations begin


May 26th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 26 (ANI): The death toll due to cyclone 'Aila', which ran havoc across the state rose to 45 today.20 deaths were reported from South 24 Parganas district, followed by ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb visits cyclone relief camps


May 26th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 26 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday visited cyclone relief camps in Nimpith in South 24 Parganas, the area worst hit by `Cyclone Alia'.Bhattacharjee talked to ... Read more...

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World’s costliest kennel coming up in Britain for $380,000


November 26th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) A dog's life? It will probably be the object of envy in Britain, which will soon have the world's costliest dog house, pegged at 250,000 pounds ($380,000).The luxury ... Read more...

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Biggest dog in UK put on crash diet for life-saving operation!


November 1st, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): The biggest dog in Britain has been put on a crash diet, after vets decided that the 20st giant was too heavy to undergo a life-saving operation ... Read more...

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Learning to live with floods - the Orissa example


October 1st, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Nilpura (Orissa), Oct 1 (IANS) A group of children in an Orissa village are on a new mission. They are going from house to house telling people what to do in case ... Read more...

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Relief trickles into flood victims in Orissa


September 26th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kendrapada (Orissa), Sept 26 (ANI): Self help groups and government authorities are carrying out relief operations in flood-hit Orissa. Authorities have deployed the Naval units and paramilitary forces in Kendrapada district of ... Read more...

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Air force, army set to fight floods


June 20th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Air force and army personnel are all set to carry out relief operations in flood-hit eastern and northeastern states, officials here said. "Workshops were held at Kalaikunda and ... Read more...

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West Bengal flood toll rises to 16


June 20th, 2008 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The number of dead in the floods in West Bengal has risen to 16 with several rivers flowing above the danger level and inundating fresh areas affecting more ... Read more...

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Bengal flood toll rises to nine


June 19th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The death toll in the floods in West Bengal rose to nine Thursday. The surging waters, triggered by heavy monsoon rains, have left 1.6 million people marooned in ... Read more...

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WFP rushes emergency food to cyclone-battered Bangladesh


November 19th, 2007 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, Nov.19 (ANI): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing high-energy biscuits to devastated villages and shelters in the southern coastal regions of Bangladesh hit last night by Cyclone ... Read more...

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