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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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Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Maharashtra will identify and categorise its more than 200 large or small wetlands and make a bid for UN recognition in order to get ... 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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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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NHRC orders relief to kin of child killed in gate collapse


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday directed the Delhi government to pay Rs.1 lakh as relief to the family of a child who was ... Read more...

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Torrential rains, floods hit life in Chhattisgarh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Torrential rains for the past 50 hours affected life in Chhattisgarh, specially in Bastar division, as water from the swollen Doodh river entered shops and houses ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China Friday with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions of the country.Kai-Tak, the 13th ... 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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Bangladesh objections hold up Tripura projects: Minister


August 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 4 (IANS) Tripura's many projects of irrigation, flood control and embankment building have been stopped since 2007 following objections from Bangladesh, a state minister said ... Read more...

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Huge Chinese dam experiences big flood


July 24th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project, witnessed its biggest flood this year Tuesday when water from the Yangtze river gushed at 69,000 cubic ... Read more...

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Downpour wreaks havoc across China


July 24th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Rainstorms since the weekend have ravaged many parts of China, including the capital city of Beijing where the heaviest rain in 60 years caused 37 ... Read more...

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13 dead due to rains in China


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Torrential rains that lashed large areas of northern and southwestern China since Friday night have killed at least 13 people, said authorities Saturday night.Beijing received 95 ... Read more...

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12 dead in China rains


July 21st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Torrential rains that lashed large areas of China since Friday night have killed at least 12 people, authorities said Saturday.In Beijing, rainstorms left two people dead ... 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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11 killed in south China rains


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains in southern China's Guizhou province have killed at least 11 people and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, officials said.Authorities ... Read more...

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Are Delhi agencies geared to tackle monsoon?


July 6th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) When the eagerly awaited monsoon showers, bringing respite from the sweltering summer heat, finally arrive in Delhi, the city will once again and as usual ... Read more...

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Dikshit alerts civic agencies before monsoon


June 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Weeks ahead of the arrival of the monsoon in the capital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday asked Delhi's civic agencies, particularly the MCD, to put ... Read more...

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China braces for floods


June 4th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China may face huge flooding this year due to increased rainfall, an official said.Floods have already occurred in areas along the Yangtze river tributaries this year.The ... Read more...

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China may witness heavy floods this year


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) China's national flood and drought prevention office has warned of heavy floods occurring this year in the country following increased rainfall.According to the office of the ... Read more...

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China sacks official over breach in dam


May 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A Chinese official has been sacked following a breach in a dam.Liu Xiaoyang, the Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Majitang township, in central China's ... Read more...

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Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues, including funding for development projects, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects


April 14th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues with him, including funding for ... Read more...

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CPI veteran Promod Gogoi dies


April 6th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Promod Gogoi, 82, a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader from Assam, passed away at a hospital here Friday, days after being re-elected to the party's ... Read more...

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Bahuguna distributes portfolios, retains 24 departments


April 2nd, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun, April 1 (IANS) Nearly two weeks after being sworn-in and two days after winning a vote of confidence, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Sunday allocated portfolios to his ministers.While ... Read more...

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Pakistan to have water management panel


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan plans to set up a "National Water Council" to focus on flood control, irrigation strategies, construction of dams and introduction of water-efficient crops in the ... Read more...

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China mulls disaster relief teams


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will create specialized teams for flood control and drought relief operations in the next five years, the government said Thursday.Water Resources Minister Chen Lei said ... Read more...

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Report: Thai floods to downgrade country’s economic growth by 1.2 percent


November 26th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The devastating rainfall and subsequent flooding in Thailand this year is expected to decrease the country's economic growth to 2.4 percent, the Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s Karuturi to fence farms half the size of Addis


October 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Oct 12 (IANS) Bangalore-based Karuturi Global, the world's largest rose producer, will construct embankments in Ethiopia around 25,000 hectares of farmland, half the size of this capital city, ... Read more...

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300,000 evacuated as typhoon lands in south China


September 29th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) About 300,000 people were evacuated in south China in preparation for typhoon Nesat's expected assault on the island province of Hainan Thursday.Packing winds of 42 metres ... Read more...

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Orissa flood situation continues to be grim


September 27th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sept 26 (IANS) The flood situation continued to remain grim in many parts of Orissa Monday despite the water level in most of the rivers starting to recede, an ... Read more...

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Relief efforts intensified as Orissa floods worsen


September 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Orissa intensified relief efforts Sunday as a fresh round of floods, triggered by heavy rains, left 17 people dead and inundated more than 3,000 villages in ... Read more...

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58 die in China rains


September 24th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in a northwest Chinese province left at least 58 people dead, authorities said Saturday.Over 285,800 people in Shaanxi ... Read more...

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Orissa airdrops food as floods get worse


September 24th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Orissa Saturday started airdropping of food packets in marooned villages as a fresh round of floods triggered by heavy rains in the past four days got ... Read more...

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Fresh floods hit 900 Orissa villages


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) At least 900 villages in seven of Orissa's 30 districts have been marooned by a fresh round of floods caused by heavy rains over the ... Read more...

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Pakistani president monitors flood work


September 21st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) An elaborate network of monitoring stations and video conferencing facilities have been set up in all flood affected districts of Pakistan's Sindh province with President Asif ... Read more...

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