heavy monsoon rains

17 killed as rains create havoc in Pakistan


September 9th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and over 20 others injured in several rain-related accidents in eastern and southern Pakistan Sunday, reported Xinhua, citing local media ... Read more...

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Roof collapse in northern Pakistan kills 5, injures 3


September 5th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The roof of a residential building collapsed in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing a couple and three of their children, local media ... Read more...

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Heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan kill 26


August 25th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains that triggered flooding in northern Pakistan has killed at least 26 people and destroyed more than 100 houses, according to a preliminary assessment released ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Thailand approves $648.5 million post-flood budget


December 8th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Thailand on Tuesday approved a Bt 20 billion ($648.5 million) budget for the country's post-flood reconstruction efforts, local media reported on Wednesday.Thai Government spokeswoman ... 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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More than 5 million still affected by floods in Pakistan


November 26th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- More than five million people are currently still being affected by this year's flooding in parts of Pakistan, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance, the United Nations (UN) said ... Read more...

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Thai flood toll reaches 600


November 20th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 20 (IANS) Some 600 people have died in the worst floods in over 50 years in Thailand, Xinhua reported.Eighteen provinces are still reeling under floods, while 46 other ... Read more...

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5,300 jobless after Thai floods hit 20,000 firms


November 6th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 6 (IANS) Over 5,300 people have lost their jobs after operations in 20,000 companies in Thailand were affected by floods, officials said.Athit Ismo, director-general of the labour ministry's ... Read more...

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Thai flood toll rises to 381


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 30 (IANS) A total of 381 people have been confirmed dead in Thailand's worst floods that have inundated many provinces since July, the government said Sunday.The Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

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Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

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Five-day holiday as Bangkok residents flee floods


October 27th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 27 (IANS) Thailand has declared a five-day holiday to allow residents of this capital city to flee before the waters come flooding in.The Thai authorities ordered the five-day ... Read more...

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Delhi’s firecracker shops get crackling


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Tucked away in the bylanes of the walled city, seasonal firecracker shops have suddenly sprung to life, with the number of Diwali shoppers swelling substantially ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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Bangkok floods inevitable, Thai PM says


October 21st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said that it is impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as ... Read more...

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UNICEF seeks $50mn for flood-hit Pakistani kids


October 13th, 2011 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) The UNICEF Wednesday sought $50.3 million from the international community for children affected by the recent floods in Pakistan.The UNICEF said that 2.7 million children in ... Read more...

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China to give $5 million more for Pakistan’s flood victims


October 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian met Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Friday and told her that the Chinese government would provide $5 million in ... Read more...

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Thai flood death toll reaches 244


October 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains across the Asian country of Thailand have left at least 244 people killed in recent months, according to the latest reports released on Friday.Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

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‘Foreign aid for flood-hit Pakistan inadequate’


September 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Though many countries have announced assistance for the flood-affected people of Pakistan, the aid is inadequate, officials said Tuesday.The international community has, so far, committed over ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods: Toll rises to 412


September 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have left at least 412 people dead besides affecting over 8.2 million, the National Disaster Management Authority ... 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...

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Over 300 killed, 6 million affected in Pakistan floods


September 18th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Recent floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in southern Pakistan have killed nearly 300 people and affected 6 million more, according to the latest figures ... Read more...

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Heavy showers disrupt traffic on Konkan rail route


June 17th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Heavy monsoon rains Friday threw train traffic along the Konkan Railway (KR) route out of gear in Goa as a mudslide protection wall along the rail ... Read more...

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Pak can’t afford to risk its future by being ill-prepared for floods: UN


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan must spend millions of dollars on rebuilding areas devastated by the floods to avoid massive loss of life and jobs in future, a top United Nations official has ... Read more...

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Iraqi government donates wheat flour to help flood victims in Pakistan


December 13th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- The Iraqi government on Monday donated a shipment of wheat flour to help some of the flood victims in Pakistan, who continue to suffer nearly five months after ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi announces Rs.100 crore relief package


November 30th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday announced a relief package of Rs.100 crore for the people affected by heavy monsoon rains in the state.The northeast monsoon has ... Read more...

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World Bank increases Pakistan flood support to $1 bn


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) The World Bank said Wednesday it was raising its support for flood relief in Pakistan to $1 billion, from $900 million. The announcement came after a meeting ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood-related losses reach $43 bn, says Gilani


September 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (DPA) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Wednesday that his country has suffered losses of around $43 billion due to the floods that have displaced over 17 ... Read more...

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Mohenjo-daro safe from rampaging floods caused by raging Indus River


August 30th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 30(ANI): Mohenjo-daro, one of the largest city-settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization, is reportedly safe from the heavy monsoon rains and the recent floods in Pakistan.According to the Daily Times, ... Read more...

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Apples pile up in Uttarakhand due to bad roads


August 26th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanShimla, Aug 26 (ANI): Apple growers of Himachal Pradesh have suffered severe losses, as their harvest is not getting transported to markets in time due to the poor state of ... Read more...

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Angelina’s donation for floods surpasses Zardari’s help


August 25th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has contributed $100,000 (about Pakistani Rs.8.5 million) for flood ravaged Pakistan, a move that surpasses President Asif Ali Zardari's Rs.5 million donation and ... Read more...

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Iran’s president to visit Pakistan


August 24th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 24 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was planning to visit Pakistan to see for himself the damage wrought by the floods, and to ensure Iranian aid was as effective as ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pakistan moves to avert epidemics


August 24th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (DPA) The Pakistani government Tuesday announced emergency measures aimed at averting major outbreaks of cholera and other epidemic diseases in the country's flooded areas. A national steering committee, comprising ... Read more...

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Flooding spreads to south Pakistan, hundreds of thousands evacuating villages


August 24th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their inundated villages, as the massive floods in Pakistan spread to the southern province of Sindh, the United Nations (UN) ... Read more...

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15 killed as floodwaters overturn bus in Pakistan


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (DPA) Fifteen people were killed and 16 missing after gushing floodwaters overturned a bus in central Pakistan Monday, police said. The accident occurred near Khad Buzdar village of Taunsa city, ... Read more...

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