flood relief

2,000 fall sick in Philippines relief centres


August 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people have fallen ill at flood relief centres in the Philippines, an official said Friday.They have complained of infection, fever, skin diseases and diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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China allocates $189 mn for flood relief


July 27th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China has allocated 1.2 billion yuan ($189 million) for flood relief after over 70 people died in the deluge since past week.Half of the money will ... Read more...

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Lalu attacks Nitish over Modi handshake (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal ... Read more...

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Nitish close to Modi, says Lalu


May 6th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 6 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief ... Read more...

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RJD hits out at Nitish for Modi handshake


May 5th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 5 (IANS) Bihar's opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal Saturday hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, questioning his secular credentials after he warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart, the ... Read more...

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China Mobile subsidiary invests $1.5 bn in Pakistan


December 30th, 2011 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) CMPak, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile in Pakistan, has invested $1.5 billion in the country over the past four years, the company said ... Read more...

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Poll panel stops, then allows Punjab relief payment (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) Within hours of having stopped the payment of relief funds to flood-affected people in poll-bound Punjab, the Election Commission (EC) Thursday evening reversed its decision and ... Read more...

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Poll panel stops relief funds payment in Punjab


December 29th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Dec 29 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Thursday deferred the disbursement of relief funds in Punjab till the election process is over in the state, a senior election officer ... Read more...

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Westwood eyes more Asian glory at Thailand golf


December 5th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 5 (IANS) Asian specialist Lee Westwood will bid for a third title in the Far East this year when he plays at the Asian Tour's season-ending tournament, the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sri Lanka donates flood relief to Thailand


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has donated over $50,000 worth of aid to Thailand as flood relief, the external affairs ministry said.External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris handed over a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Orissa seeks Rs.1,000 crore for flood relief


October 21st, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Pantaik Thursday sought Rs.1,000 crore from the central government for repair and restoration work in the regions affected by floods last month.The ... Read more...

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EU to provide Rs.200 million for flood relief


October 13th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The European Commission (EU) will provide emergency funding of Rs.200 million for flood victims in India, an official said Thursday.The funding, channelled through the EU's ... Read more...

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Pakistan Police to donate salary for flood relief


September 29th, 2011 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's Sindh province will donate a day's salary to the flood affected families of police personnel in the region, a media report said Wednesday.It ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Relief work continues in flood-hit Orissa


September 25th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Ten teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and four helicopters have been deployed in Orissa for flood relief operations, the home ministry said ... Read more...

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Relief teams deployed in flood-hit Orissa


September 24th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Orissa for flood relief operations, the home ministry said Saturday.The teams comprise 155 ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s flood fund collection is peanuts: Daily


September 24th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The funds collected in the Pakistani prime minister's fund for flood relief are just peanuts, said a daily Saturday.Floods in Sindh province have impacted over seven ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

National mobilisation needed for flood relief: Zardari


September 20th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has said he will mobilise the entire nation for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit.Devastating floods in Pakistan's Sindh province have ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Pakistani minister sees patients at flood relief camp


September 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, a doctor, examined women and children at a relief camp in Sindh's province.Sindh province has been impacted by floods that ... Read more...

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IAF engaged in Orissa flood relief


September 15th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is carrying out flood relief operations in parts of Orissa since the last two days, an official said here Thursday."Over 15 ... Read more...

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209 dead in floods in Pakistan’s Sindh


September 12th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) A total of 209 people have been killed in the recent floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Monday.The NDMA ... Read more...

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Rajasthan author questioned on proposed book ban


September 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Sep 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has issued notice to author Raghuraj Singh seeking his reply over the ban proposed on his controversial book "Bharatpur Rajvansh - Achhooti ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Himachal district official’s house flooded


August 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh official, who was busy in overseeing flood relief work in Una district, Saturday found that his own house has been inundated ... Read more...

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Mamata orders probe into Congress workers’ 1970 killing


June 15th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, 14 June (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday ordered judicial inquiry into the Sainbari case, in which four Congress loyalists were killed 41 years back allegedly ... Read more...

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Infosys builds 279 more homes for flood-hit in Karnataka


May 27th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 27 (IANS) As part of its flood relief programme, global software major Infosys Technologies Ltd has built and handed over 279 more houses in Raichur and Yadgir ... Read more...

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Who owns Pakistan, asks daily


May 15th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) "Who owns Pakistan?", asked a leading daily as it noted that an airbase in Balochistan was operationally controlled by a foreign country since the 1990s, an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Perry focuses charity efforts to flood victims


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry, who is currently touring the world, reveals she has turned her concert charity efforts towards victims of the Australia floods.Dailystar.co.uk reports that ... Read more...

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Use music show funds for flood relief: Rajapaksa


February 8th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed his sports minister to cancel the musical shows scheduled in Kandy and Hambantota areas as fringe events for the upcoming Cricket ... Read more...

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Pakistan economy collapsing


January 31st, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.31 (ANI): Pakistan is not only wrestling with a problem of law and order, but struggling to get its collapsing economy back on rails.The country's commercial capital, Karachi, which accounts ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pietersen shocked, disappointed by hoax bid on Queensland flood fundraiser


January 31st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Jan.31 (ANI): England middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed both shock and disappointment over a cruel hoax that foiled his attempt to help flood victims in Queensland.Pietersen had offered his Ashes ... Read more...

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Warne calls off charity England-Oz greats Twenty20 flood relief match


January 20th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20(ANI): Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has called off a Twenty20 match to raise money for victims of the Queensland floods."Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately ... Read more...

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Britain moves order to ban ‘Pakistani Taliban’ in UK


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19(ANI): Britain has moved an order to ban the Pakistani Taliban as a terrorist group, making it illegal to raise funds in the United Kingdom."I have laid an order ... Read more...

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Britain moves to ban Pakistani Taliban


January 18th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The British government has moved to ban the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a terrorist group, making it illegal to become its member or raise funds for it ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sport superstars take aim at flood


January 13th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne/Brisbane, Jan.13 (ANI): International superstars Roger Federer and Lance Armstrong are among many high-profile sportspeople contributing to Queensland flood relief campaigns.Seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong, who has just arrived in ... Read more...

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100,000 snowed in people evacuated in southwest China


January 12th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) Icy weather and melting snow have forced the evacuation of 104,900 people from their homes in southwest China's Guizhou province since New Year's Day, a ministry statement said ... Read more...

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