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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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KMSS to launch stir over non-repair of embankments


July 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Assam's powerful pressure group Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has vowed to launch a mass movement from Aug 1 against the state government's failure to protect ... Read more...

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Over 80,000 affected in north Bengal floods


July 18th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) Over 80,000 people have been affected by floods in West Bengal's three northern districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar. However, with rainfall ending and the ... Read more...

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Assam demands Rs.3,460 crore for repairing embankments


July 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 9 (IANS) Fearing more floods in the state, the Assam government Monday demanded Rs.3,460 crore from the central government to raise and strengthen embankments across the state.Water Resource ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Death toll reaches 100, 16 missing


July 5th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) The death toll in the Assam floods Thursday rose to 100 even as the waters started to recede in most of the 27 affected districts except ... Read more...

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Rising Kosi floods dozens of Bihar villages


July 5th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar's Saharsa and Supaul districts were forced to abandon their homes as dozens of villages were flooded after heavy discharge into the ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Assam floods


June 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) Eight persons have been killed in the floods in Assam that have affected at least 15 districts, a minister said Thursday, adding that large tracts ... Read more...

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Assam to reclaim land lost in erosion


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) The Assam government is launching a mega project to reclaim the land the state has lost over the years due to erosion.A pilot project to reclaim ... Read more...

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With Rs.669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work


April 27th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing, ... Read more...

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Kashmir begins dredging of Jhelum river after 26 years


March 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) After 26 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday re-started the dredging of the Jhelum river to address the annual flood threat in the Valley.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Sunderbans poster boy of climate change’s ill effects: Study


March 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) The Sunderbans, a world heritage site, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and government policies must take into account present and future climate impact to ... Read more...

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Land acquisition hampering embankment building in Sunderbans


February 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The building of embankments in the Sunderbans areas devastated by the 2009 cyclone Aila has been hampered due to land acquisition problems, a West Bengal ... Read more...

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Mamata enjoys relaxing day at Sundarbans


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sonakhali (West Bengal), Feb 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee enjoyed a rare relaxing day on cruise, piloting a launch in the tranquil of Sundarbans, the home ... Read more...

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2008 Bihar floods caused by faulty construction: Nepali ex-minister


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 2008 floods in Bihar were not due to an increase in the volume of water in the Kosi river but faulty construction by corrupt ... Read more...

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Five-day holiday as Bangkok residents flee floods


October 27th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 27 (IANS) Thailand has declared a five-day holiday to allow residents of this capital city to flee before the waters come flooding in.The Thai authorities ordered the five-day ... Read more...

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No birthday celebration for Naveen Patnaik


October 13th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (IANS) There will be no official celebration of Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's 66th birthday Sunday in view of the recent floods in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Governor asks Orissa to probe dam ‘mismanagement’


October 5th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Orissa Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare has asked the state government to investigate the alleged mismanagement of Hirakud dam which, according to the opposition, triggered massive floods ... Read more...

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Orissa floods: Exam fees for students waived


October 2nd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) Orissa Sunday announced waiving of examination fees of class 10 students in the regions affected by last month's floods.The examination fee of students studying in class ... 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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Death toll in Orissa flood rises to 22


September 15th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) The death toll from floods that have so far damaged 30,000 homes and affected more than two million people in over a week in Orissa rose ... Read more...

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Flood victim injured in police firing in Bihar


August 25th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) A man was seriously injured when police opened fire on protesting flood victims demanding adequate relief in Bihar's Bhagalpur district Thursday, officials said.Hundreds of angry flood ... Read more...

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‘In Bihar, floods are a man-made menace’


August 25th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) In Bihar, two and a half days of floods have been turned into a two-and-a-half-month-long affair so that the politics over relief continues, says one ... 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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Bengal floods leave 15 dead, 1.9 million affected


August 14th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) With one more death reported Sunday, the toll in West Bengal floods rose to 15. About 1.9 million people across 14 districts have been affected, the ... Read more...

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Three dead, Bengal rivers breach danger mark


August 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Three people died and several rain-swollen rivers were flowing above the danger mark Wednesday in large parts of West Bengal.With the level rising in its reservoirs, ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Assam, 75,000 displaced


July 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert as 75,000 people were displaced following heavy overnight rains that triggered flash floods, breaching roads and embankments at several ... Read more...

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Moscow plans floating hotels to meet room shortage


July 14th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Floating hotels converted from old boats will appear on the Moscow river's embankments in the next few years in a bid to cover the shortage ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks PM’s intervention in Haryana canal row


July 6th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a dispute with neighbouring Haryana over its decision to ... Read more...

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Bihar floods worsen, over 100 villages inundated


July 4th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 4 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people in Bihar are living in fear after heavy rains caused several rivers to swell and flood over 100 villages, officials said ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 Bihar villages flooded, rivers rising


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar have been forced to abandon their homes as flood waters entered nearly 100 villages and rising levels of most rivers threatened ... Read more...

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Flood deaths rise to 15 in Nepal


July 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) A newborn child and its mother, and a father and his two teenaged children, were among the 15 people killed in Nepal in two days as ... Read more...

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Three killed as monsoon begins havoc in Nepal


July 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) Only 17 days into monsoon, Nepal Friday felt the adverse side of bountiful rains with landslides killing at least three people and inundation beginning in dozens ... Read more...

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Fear of floods back in Bihar


July 1st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) After two consecutive years of drought, the fear of floods is back in Bihar with incessant rains and heavy water discharge into the Kosi river from ... Read more...

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Nepal on vigil as rains lash ‘Bihar’s sorrow’ Kosi


June 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) As torrential monsoon rains swelled Saptakosi, the river known as neighbouring Indian state Bihar's sorrow, Nepal's government rushed a high-level team to the southern plains adjoining ... Read more...

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55,000 evacuated as fresh floods hit China


June 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Fresh floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern China forced the evacuation of more than 55,000 people from their homes, a media report said ... Read more...

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