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Seven killed due to rains in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people, including two women, have been killed and scores injured in heavy rains that led to many houses collapsing in the remote mountainous ... Read more...

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IAF rescues marooned civilians in Jammu


August 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Sunday evacuated two dozen stranded civilians from an island in the flooded Tawi river in Jammu, an officer said.The civil administration ... 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’s flood, landslide toll rises to 124


July 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) The flood situation is improving in Assam but at least 13 districts are still under flood waters, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said Sunday.The death ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation improves, but toll rises


July 6th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) The toll in floods and landslides in Assam has risen to 117 but the overall situation across the state has improved, officials said Friday.The Brahmaputra river ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to visit Assam, Tripura from July 6


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee is likely to begin the northeast segment of his campaign from Assam July 6.President of the Assam Pradesh ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia visit Assam to assess flood situation


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday arrived at the Rowriah airport at Jorhat in upper Assam to assess the flood situation ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia to visit flood-hit Assam, toll rises to 61


July 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will make an aerial survey of some of the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a minister ... Read more...

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Flood situation improves in Assam, Sonia to visit Monday


June 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will visit the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a senior party leader said Saturday."Sonia Gandhi will reach the state Monday with ... Read more...

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Sonia likely to visit flood-hit areas of Assam


June 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to visit Assam to take stock of the devastation caused by floods in the state.Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 18


June 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam since early June has killed at least 18 people till Thursday and has flooded 21 districts in the state.Announcing the floods damage, ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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Eight Assam districts affected by floods


June 18th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam has worsened since Sunday with flood waters now affecting eight districts, officials said. No casualties, however, have been reported ... Read more...

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Thai PM hospitalised


November 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 29 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was admitted to hospital Tuesday morning due to diarrhoea caused by food poisoning, the Thai government said. Yingluck is in Rama ... 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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Flood situation grim in Bihar


September 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remained grim Tuesday with the Lakhandei river breaching its embankment at three places, affecting thousands, officials said.Lakhandei, swelled by the ... 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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Flood situation worsens in Bihar


September 26th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar worsened Monday with hundreds of villages inundated and thousands marooned after heavy donwpour pushed up the levels of the Ganges and ... 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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Flood situation remains grim in Bihar


September 13th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim Tuesday and the state government sounded a fresh alert, asking people to shift to safe places, after ... Read more...

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PM assures Mamata help within constitutional limits


August 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Congratulating West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her massive victory in the April-May assembly polls, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured her of all ... Read more...

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Flood waters enter over 1,000 Bihar villages


August 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Flood waters have entered over 1,000 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, even as rising water levels of most rivers posed a threat ... Read more...

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Floods render 1,500 people homeless in Meghalaya


August 17th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Over 1,500 people were rendered homeless in western parts of Meghalaya as some villages were submerged Wednesday under rising flood waters following incessant rains, officials said. ... Read more...

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Bihar flood situation grim as all rivers rise


July 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) All major rivers in northern Bihar were flowing above the danger mark Thursday, with flood-waters spreading to many areas and affecting more than three lakh people, ... Read more...

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Hundreds of stranded tourists rescued in flood-hit Thailand


April 1st, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of stranded tourists were evacuated by the Thai navy on Thursday as the death toll rose to at least 20 in the flood-hit southern Thailand provinces. According to ... Read more...

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Ahead of Diwali, Surat textile industry faces slump


October 24th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjeev AminSurat, Oct.24 (ANI): The textile industry of Surat in Gujarat well known across the country, is facing a slump despite high preparations for the upcoming festive season.According to the President ... Read more...

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Pakistan situation still critical: UN agencies


October 6th, 2010 - 5:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 6 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Unicef have said the flood situation in Pakistan remains quite critical in some parts of the country.The UNHCR ... Read more...

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Pak govt gets breather in NRO standoff with Supreme Court


September 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): In what may have come as a breather to the Pakistan government, the Supreme Court has accepted its plea to decide the National Reconciliation Ordinance review petition ... Read more...

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Flood situation in Agra worsens


September 27th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS)The flood situation in the Agra region took an alarming turn as the water level in Yamuna crossed the medium flood level of 152.09 metres Sunday evening, submerging most ... Read more...

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Flood situation improves in north India; water level still above danger mark in UP rivers


September 26th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.26 (ANI): The flood situation in north India eased in the absence of heavy rain on Sunday, as the water levels in major rivers started receding except in Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Distribute stored foodgrain to flood-affected, Gadkari urges PM


September 25th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh suggesting that foodgrain lying in Food Corporation of India warehouses should be ... Read more...

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National Disaster Response Force teams deployed in Uttarakhand


September 25th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashish GoelTehri (Uttarakhand), Sep. 25 (ANI): Several teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed for rescue and relief work in flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand.Three teams, comprising 90 ... Read more...

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Floods in Uttar Pradesh claims 36 lives, destroys 20 villages


September 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelAlmora (Uttar Pradesh), Sep. 25 (ANI): The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh's Almora district has killed 36 people, destroying 20 villages out of 2,200 villages in the district.Relief workers are ... Read more...

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Yamuna flood threat recedes in Haryana


September 25th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Flood threat in Haryana receded as discharge of water from the Hathinikund barrage into the Yamuna river has gone down to 54,452 cusecs Saturday, officials said. "There has been ... Read more...

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Gilani’s sudden cancellation of Europe trip raises doubts over Islamabad-Paris relations


September 25th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's sudden cancellation of his Europe trip has raised speculations over whether the decision was linked to an Islamabad-Paris tiff, which began ... Read more...

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