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Seven Assam districts affected by floods, two killed


September 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) At least seven districts of Assam have been affected as flash floods have hit the state again, affecting lakhs of people and killing two youth in ... Read more...

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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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Flood alert in Kashmir


September 10th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) As the water level in all the major rivers and streams of the Kashmir Valley continued to rise after incessant rain in the last four ... Read more...

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33 people rescued from flash floods in Kashmir


September 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Thirty-three people caught in flash floods were rescued after a seven-hour operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Sunday, an official said.Aamir Ali, incharge of the ... Read more...

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Heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan kill 26


August 25th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains that triggered flooding in northern Pakistan has killed at least 26 people and destroyed more than 100 houses, according to a preliminary assessment released ... Read more...

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27 killed as storm Kai-Tak lashes Vietnam (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 27 people have died after storm Kai-Tak lashed Vietnam during the weekend, Xinhua reported Sunday.The storm, with winds of speeds up to 73 km ... Read more...

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10 killed as storm Kai-Tak lashes Vietnam


August 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 10 people have died and 18 were injured as storm Kai-Tak lashed Vietnam, Xinhua reported Sunday.The storm, with winds of speeds up to 73 ... Read more...

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Two dead, 10 missing in China storm


August 19th, 2012 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Two people died and 10 others were missing Saturday in China following a rain storm, authorities said.The storm triggered landslides, flash floods and mud and rock ... Read more...

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Bahuguna surveys damage in Uttarakhand, offers more relief


August 16th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Thursday announced additional compensation for people whose houses were destroyed by the heavy rains and landslides in the state in the ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia assure Uttarakhand all help (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed concern over the conditions in natural disaster-hit Uttarakhand and assured central assistance to ... Read more...

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Sonia writes to Uttarakhand chief minister


August 7th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday wrote to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna seeking information on the situation in the state following flash floods and ... Read more...

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Deploy choppers to rescue people in Uttarakhand: PM


August 7th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday directed the defence ministry to deploy helicopters to rescue people stranded in remote areas of Uttarakhand following flash floods ... Read more...

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Swaraj asks Shinde to evacuate pilgrims from Uttarakhand


August 7th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday urged Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to take emergency measures to evacuate pilgrims stranded in Uttrakashi following flash floods in Uttarakhand.Swaraj ... Read more...

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12 killed, 40 missing as rains pound Uttarakhand, Jammu, Himachal (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun/Jammu/Manali/New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Twelve people have died, nearly 40 are missing and hundreds are trapped after torrential rain led to flash floods, cloud bursts and landslides in sub-Himalayan ... Read more...

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40 missing in Uttarakhand, rescue efforts on


August 5th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 5 (IANS) As many as 40 people, including 19 labourers at a project, are missing after flash floods and cloud bursts ravaged Uttarakhand. The government Sunday asked the ... Read more...

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Flash floods hit parts of Jammu region


August 4th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) Flash floods marooned dozens of people following incessant rain in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir as the administration Saturday launched a massive rescue ... Read more...

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Rain kills six in Uttarakhand, pilgrimage halted


August 4th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and thousands of pilgrims doing the annual Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand were stranded as unrelenting rains lashed the sub-Himalayan ... Read more...

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Minute’s silence at Russian Super Cup


July 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The season-opening Russian Super Cup match between league champions Zenit St. Petersburg and cup winners Rubin Kazan is to begin with a minute's silence for ... Read more...

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19 Killed in record downpour in Japan


July 13th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people have been killed as the heaviest rainfall on record pounded Japan's southern island of Kyushu, causing flash floods and mudslides.A month's ... Read more...

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Warming could unleash more violent storms, says study


July 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 11 (IANS) Global warming could unleash more violent thunderstorms, flash floods and forest fires in the coming years, according to an Israeli researcher.The Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

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Russian football to pay tribute to flood victims


July 9th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A minute's silence is to be observed ahead of Monday's first round of football matches in the Russian second tier in honour of the 171 ... Read more...

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Russia mourns flood deaths


July 9th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is holding a day of national mourning Monday for the victims of devastating flash floods that hit the southern Krasnodar region over the weekend.At ... Read more...

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UN ready to help flood-hit India, Bangladesh


June 30th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 30 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is prepared to support India and Bangladesh, South Asiain countries that are experiencing heavy rains ... 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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24 killed in Afghan flash floods


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 23 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and nine others injured Saturday due to heavy rains and flash floods in Afghanistan's western province of Ghor, Xinhua reported.Provincial ... Read more...

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Kenya flash floods toll rises to 50


May 6th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 6 (IANS) Kenya's flash floods have left at least 50 people as dead and displaced thousands of others in this east African nation, a humanitarian agency has ... Read more...

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Floods, transport chaos hits Sydney


March 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) Torrential rains hit Sydney Thursday, causing flash floods and transport chaos in the city.The Bureau of Meteorology said about 119 mm of rain fell on parts ... Read more...

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16 army soldiers killed in north Kashmir avalanches (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Sixteen Indian Army soldiers were killed in two avalanches overnight in two districts of north Kashmir, an army officer said Thursday."Thirteen bodies have been recovered so ... Read more...

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Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir’s higher reaches


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) With heavy rains and fresh snowfall likely to occur in the Kashmir Valley during the next two days, an avalanche warning was issued Monday evening for ... Read more...

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Singapore to invest $595 mn on drainage system


January 31st, 2012 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 31 (IANS) Singapore has decided to invest 750 million Singapore dollars (US $595 mn) over the next five years to improve its drainage system.Singapore's national water agency ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu plans memorial for Mullaperiyar Dam builder


January 9th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Even as a row rages between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the safety of the Mullaperiyar Dam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday announced the ... Read more...

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UN helps children in storm-hit Philippines


December 29th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund has pledged to provide safe learning environments for children in the storm-ravaged cities of the Philippines. It will also give ... Read more...

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Thai flood toll rises to 446


November 5th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 5 (IANS) A total of 446 people were killed in the floods that have inundated the upper part of the country for almost three months, authorities said Saturday.Central ... Read more...

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Thai flood toll reaches 269


October 11th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 11 (IANS) A total of 269 people have died and four people were missing in the floods that have inundated the upper region of the country for almost ... Read more...

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Cambodia flash floods trap nearly 200 tourists in historic temple


September 24th, 2011 - 2:43 am ICT by BNO News
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 200 tourists were airlifted from a historic northwestern Cambodian temple after flash floods trapped them inside, local media reported Friday. Dozens have been killed in ... Read more...

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