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Eleven killed, over 25 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 11 people, mostly children and women, drowned and over 25 people were missing after an overcrowded boat capsized in the Sone river in Bihar's ... Read more...

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More paramilitary forces readied for Assam


July 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government Saturday said nearly 6,500 personnel of central paramilitary forces have been readied for Assam in the wake of sectarian clashes that have ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 killed in China rains (Third Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains that have ravaged China's 17 provinces since July 20, have killed at least 95 people. Another 45 are still missing, the government said ... Read more...

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Mock drill in Gurgaon July 20 to test quake preparedness


July 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 14 (IANS) A mock drill will be conducted here July 20 by the Haryana state and district administration in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to ... Read more...

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Japan safe again, resurgent: Ambassador to India


March 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Japanese ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki said Sunday his country was safe once again and the economy had bounced back a year after a devastating ... Read more...

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Eight IAF aircraft in railway rescue operations


July 11th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed eight aircraft -- including one IL-76 heavy airlifter, two Avros, one Embraer, two MI-17s and two Chetak helicopters -- ... Read more...

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India to begin nuclear safety, emergency response drill Friday


June 9th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India will Friday begin a nuclear safety audit by carrying out a two-day mock drill of its emergency preparedness at the Tarapur atomic plant ... Read more...

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Congress’ committee to discuss seat sharing: Karunanidhi (Lead)


February 1st, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Congress party will set up a committee to discuss sharing of seats for the ensuing assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, DMK president and Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu concerns will be looked into, PM tells Karunanidhi


January 31st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi that the central government would look into various issues raised by him like the ... 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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Haryana calls in army even as floodwater recedes (Lead)


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Haryana's flood-affected Yamunanagar district Wednesday called in the army to help stem damage to the Yamuna river embankment near the Hathinikund barrage as the floodwaters continued ... Read more...

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Key bridge closed as Yamuna flows 1.33 m above danger mark


September 21st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A key bridge over the Yamuna linking the capital with its eastern district and western Uttar Pradesh was shut Tuesday as the river waters rose further, causing ... 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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PM arrives in Leh


August 17th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Leh, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday morning arrived in flood-ravaged Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir where he is expected to look at the relief and rehabilitation efforts ... Read more...

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Detailed report sought on Leh cloudburst: Chidambaram


August 16th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has been asked for a detailed report on the Aug 6 cloudburst in Leh that has claimed at least 183 lives ... Read more...

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17 of 35 stranded in flood ravaged Patan District rescued


July 27th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Palanpur (Gujarat), July 27 (ANI): Seventeen of the 35 people marooned in the flood-hit areas of Gujarat's Patan District have been rescued.Television reports said that in the past 24 hours, three vehicles ... Read more...

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West Bengal Govt. announces compensation for train mishap victims


July 19th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata/New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 3,00,000 to the families of those killed in the train mishap in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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NDRF personnel assist in rescue, relief at accident site


July 19th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) About 140 personnel of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) are assisting in relief operations at Sainthia in West Bengal, where 60 people were killed when a ... Read more...

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West Bengal train mishap: Toll climbs to 60


July 19th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 19 (ANI): At least 60 people were killed and over 150 were injured when a train in high speed tore through the rear of another at the Sainthia station in ... Read more...

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Disaster relief personnel help rail accident victims in West Bengal


July 19th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday deployed five teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) consisting of 140 personnel to assist in the rescue and relief ... Read more...

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Floods displace over a million people in Karnataka, AP, and Maharashtra


October 5th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore/ Hyderabad, Oct 5 (ANI): Heavy rains and floods over the past week have wreaked havoc in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and claimed over 230 lives and displaced over a million ... Read more...

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Rain, flood fury claims 227 lives in India (Intro Roundup)


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Hyderabad/Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) At least 227 people were killed after the receding monsoon unleashed its fury with record-breaking rain and floods in parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharshtra, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Respite in rain-hit Karnataka and Andhra, toll 190 (Roundup)


October 3rd, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Bangalore, Oct 3 (IANS) The flood situation in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka showed signs of improvement with record-breaking water levels starting to recede Saturday after three days of torrential rain. The death ... Read more...

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Typhoid outbreak feared in flood-hit Fiji


January 12th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 12 (DPA) Health authorities in the Pacific island state of Fiji warned Monday of a possible typhoid outbreak following four days of torrential rains which have flooded large areas, killed ... Read more...

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Rescue, rehabilitation work in full swing in Bihar


September 6th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Sep 5 (ANI): Relief and rescue work have been made available in every possible way by the Centre and other States for flood affected Bihar while the overall flood situation ... Read more...

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