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Over a million homes without power in storm-hit US states


August 31st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Over a million homes and businesses in Louisiana, the home state of Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, and neighbouring Mississippi were still without power as a ... Read more...

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Bus washed away in Pakistan floods; nine dead


August 29th, 2012 - 3:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) At least nine people, including three children, were killed and several went missing when a bus carrying around 40 people was washed away by floods in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand mine floods, one killed (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 28 (IANS) At least two mine officials, including a manager, were trapped in a coal mine in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Tuesday after water from a nearby mine gushed ... Read more...

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Cambridge flooding: Shops closed


August 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cambridge, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cambridge experienced floods that swept away shops and other properties belonging to the people of the city. Floods are regarded as disasters because they come along with ... Read more...

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World Bank gives Senegal $55 mn to tackle flood


August 26th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Dakar, Aug 26 (IANS) The World Bank and Senegal have signed an agreement for $55 million which the west African nation will use to address the challenges arising from floods, ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in Assam park


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A one-horned rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district when a forest guard fired at it in self defence, an official said ... Read more...

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Four years later, Kosi flood victims fight for survival


August 20th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Four years after Bihar's Kosi region was ravaged by floods, an ambitious programme to rebuild a new-look Kosi region with World Bank help is yet to ... Read more...

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Chavez touts tourism venture with Cuba


August 11th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that they will develop, together with Cuba, a large hotel complex on the Caribbean coast near Caracas, a tourist area left ... Read more...

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11 die in Philippines storm


August 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and over a million displaced as torrential rains caused flooding in large parts of Manila and nine provinces in northern and central ... Read more...

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13 die in China rainstorm


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed following a rainstorm that battered the city of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province from Saturday night to Monday morning, authorities said ... Read more...

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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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40,000 relocated as China braces for floods


July 29th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) More than 40,000 people have been relocated in China after water level in a major river rose alarmingly, the authorities said.They have been relocated from ... Read more...

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China’s inflation to ease


July 29th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) China's inflation rate is likely to fall below 2 percent in July, a media report said Sunday.The consumer price index (CPI), a key gauge of inflation, ... Read more...

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Beijing braces for more rain


July 25th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A yellow alert has been issued in Beijing for "possible mudslides and cave-ins" as the Met department has forecast more rains in the city.Rainstorms were expected ... Read more...

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50 dead in China rains (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 50 people have died in China in rain-triggered floods and accidents, authorities said Monday.In Beijing, the toll from Saturday's rainstorms climbed to 37 as ... Read more...

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Beijingers turn to Weibo to beat floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A group of people in Beijing have turned to Weibo, a social networking site, to help those stranded in rain-triggered floods by offering them free rides, ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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China allots $19 mn to fight floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A sum of 120 million yuan ($19 million) has been allocated to help the cities of Beijing and Tianjin and the neighbouring Hebei province to fight ... Read more...

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KMSS to launch stir over non-repair of embankments


July 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Assam's powerful pressure group Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has vowed to launch a mass movement from Aug 1 against the state government's failure to protect ... Read more...

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Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $280 mn on flood-hit town


July 16th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Russia will allocate nine billion rubles (around $280 million) to restore the southern town of Krymsk that was severally damaged by floods caused by torrential rains, ... Read more...

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Putin reaches flood-hit town


July 16th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the southern town of Krymsk that has been severely damaged by floods caused by torrential rains.Putin arrived Sunday ... Read more...

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12 dead, three mn hit by China storms


July 14th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) At least 12 people have died and more than three million affected in storms that hit China over the past few days, officials said.In eastern province ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

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Putin orders probe into improper flood warning


July 10th, 2012 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a thorough probe into the flood warning mechanism which allegedly could not alert all residents ahead of the devastating ... Read more...

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Assam demands Rs.3,460 crore for repairing embankments


July 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 9 (IANS) Fearing more floods in the state, the Assam government Monday demanded Rs.3,460 crore from the central government to raise and strengthen embankments across the state.Water Resource ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued


July 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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US offers help in Russia flood disaster


July 8th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS) The US has offered help to overcome a devastating flood in Russia, RIA Novosti reported.At least 150 people died in floods triggered by heavy rains Friday ... Read more...

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Putin visits flood affected region


July 8th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti)President Vladimir Putin visited Russia's southern town of Krymsk, the worst affected area by floods that hit Krasnodar region Saturday, killing over 100 people overnight.Putin held ... Read more...

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Experts urged to reduce animal deaths in floods


July 7th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Saturday said the government had asked experts to work out a mechanism to reduce animal deaths during floods."Floods are a natural ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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One-horned rhino poached in Assam


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Forest officials of Kaziranga National Park have recovered a carcass of a one-horned rhino from neighbouring hills in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.The horn of the rhino ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.500 crore for flood-hit Assam (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced an aid package of Rs.500 crore for Assam, which has been severely hit by floods, causing an estimated ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.500 crore aid for flood-hit Assam


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced an aid package of Rs.500 crore for Assam, which has been severely hit by floods.The announcement came after the ... Read more...

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