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Putin warns of action over slow flood warning


July 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday to take those officials to task who would have failed to provide timely warnings about the deadly floods in southern Russia ... Read more...

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‘Builders destroying Himachal’s ecology’


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a ... 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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Flash flood threat averted in Kashmir


February 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) An impending flash flood threat due to a glacial lake formation has been averted in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities said Sunday."Water has ... Read more...

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Four drown in Andhra river


September 8th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Four people drowned Thursday after being caught in flood waters in a river in Andhra Pradesh, police said.The accident happened in Kinnerasani river, a tributary of ... Read more...

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Amarinder trashes water panel’s report on Haryana canal


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Monday rejected the Central Water Commission's (CWC) preliminary report to the Supreme Court that the controversial ... Read more...

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Haryana releases water into Yamuna river, no flood threat


August 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 600,000 cusecs of water has been released by Haryana into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar district, officials said Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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Agricultural land flooded in Punjab


July 9th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Fazilka (Punjab), July 9 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in parts of Punjab has resulted in breaching of river embankments at various places and an alarming rise in the water level of ... Read more...

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No flood threat in Kashmir Valley


April 19th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Water levels in most rivers in the Kashmir Valley have risen following continuous rains over the last three days, but the weather office here Tuesday discounted ... Read more...

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Victorian towns facing one-in-200-year flood threat


January 17th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.17 (ANI): Towns in the southern Australian state of Victoria were on Monday bracing for their biggest floods in 200 years as the death toll from the natural disaster in Queensland ... Read more...

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Yara river bursts banks, Melbourne under purview of intense floods


January 14th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): Melborne's Yara river has burst its banks, placing the Victoria capital in flood threat mode.The Age quoted Victoria Police as saying that a number of cars had been ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Merapi death toll reaches 206


November 12th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 206 after two weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Friday.The National Disaster Management Agency confirmed the number of deaths ... 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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Flood threat recedes as Yamuna’s water level goes down


September 25th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Flood threat in Delhi receded as water level in the Yamuna river started going down Saturday, days after many homes were inundated in the national capital, ... Read more...

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No threat of floods in Delhi: Minister (Lead)


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The water level of the Yamuna receded in the capital Thursday but the river was still flowing nearly two metres above the danger mark. Minister Rajkumar Chauhan ... Read more...

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Yamuna ebbs further, still flowing above danger level (Lead)


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A swollen Yamuna continued to recede in the capital Thursday but was still flowing nearly two metres above the danger level of 204.83 metres, said an official ... Read more...

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Bhakra spillways opened, 12,000 cusecs water released


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday released over 12,000 cusecs of water from the spillways of the Bhakra Dam, constructed over the Satluj river. However, the BBMB ... Read more...

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Fresh breach in Yamuna poses flood threat to Haryana


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Flood threat loomed large over several low-lying villages in Yamunanagar district of Haryana as a fresh breach of nearly 300 feet emerged on the embankment of the Yamuna ... Read more...

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Yamuna swells, raises flood fears in Delhi (Lead)


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The water level of the Yamuna river once again crossed the critical 207-metre mark in Delhi as more water from the Hathinikund barrage in Haryana reached the ... Read more...

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Yamuna swells, flood threat increases in Delhi


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The water level of the Yamuna river continued to rise at Delhi Wednesday as more water from the Hathinikund barrage in Haryana reached the capital, aggravating ... Read more...

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Flood threat in Delhi, Haryana releases more water (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi faced fresh flood threats Monday with nearly seven lakh cusecs of water discharged into the Yamuna river from the Hathini Kund barrage in neighbouring Haryana. The ... Read more...

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Yamuna sees maximum discharge in 32 years (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Breaking records of the last 32 years, the Yamuna river saw a maximum discharge of 744,507 cusecs of water from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana Monday. The Yamuna is ... Read more...

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As Tehri waters rise, green activist warns of bigger dangers


September 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As the rising waters at Tehri dam touched the 230-metre danger mark, posing the threat of floods in Uttarakhand, an environmentalist Monday warned of bigger disasters if ... Read more...

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Flood threat again looms over Haryana


September 20th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Yamuna continued to flow alarmingly high in Haryana Monday, posing a threat of heavy flooding in villages along the river, officials said. Fresh alerts have been issued ... Read more...

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Yamuna in spate, flood threat looms over Haryana, Delhi (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) With nearly 700,000 cusecs of water being discharged into the Yamuna river from the Hathni Kund barrage in Haryana, a flood threat loomed large over various districts ... Read more...

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Flood threat again looms over Delhi


September 19th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The threat of floods again looms over Delhi as Haryana released around seven lakh cusecs of water into the Yamuna river Sunday, an official said. "Around 689,420 cusecs ... Read more...

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Yamuna in spate, flood threat looms over Haryana


September 19th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The Haryana government has alerted officials in all districts lying along the Yamuna river, as also the authorities in Delhi, about possible floods, an official here said Sunday. The ... Read more...

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10 Bihar villages flooded as Gandak river overflows


September 19th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) More than 10 villages in Bihar's Gopalganj district were flooded early Sunday after the Gandak river overflowed its banks due to release of water from Nepal following heavy ... Read more...

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Yamuna rises alarmingly in Agra, Mathura


September 14th, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 13 (IANS) As the Yamuna's water level began receding in Delhi, the situation in Mathura and Agra became alarming Monday as the river began flooding the low-lying areas, leading to ... Read more...

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Haryana flood threat rises after Yamuna headwork damaged


September 13th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) The flood threat in Haryana has risen after the Tajewala headwork on the Yamuna in Yamunanagar district suffered extensive damage Monday, allowing the fast flowing waters to inundate ... Read more...

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Swollen Yamuna poses flood threat to Agra


September 12th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of families living in low-lying areas near the Yamuna river in Agra and Mathura districts of Uttar Pradesh were shifted to safe areas Saturday as the river ... Read more...

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Delhi flood threat persists as Yamuna water levels rise


September 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): With water levels of the Yamuna River rising in New Delhi, a flood threat looms over the national capital with the State Government evacuating people living in ... Read more...

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Yamuna flowing at alarming level in Haryana, two killed


September 11th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) The Yamuna river continued to flow close to the danger mark in Haryana, flooding over 120 villages of Panipat and Yamunanagar districts and killing two youngsters, an official ... Read more...

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Haryana not releasing water in Yamuna deliberately


September 10th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Haryana Friday denied it was deliberately releasing water into the Yamuna river, thus posing a flood threat in Delhi. "Hathni Kund is a barrage and not a dam. Therefore ... Read more...

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Muggy day in Delhi, high humidity to stay (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi residents experienced a hot and muggy day Friday with high humidity levels. The sultry weather is set to continue with the weather office predicting high humidity ... Read more...

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