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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 67; over 700 injured


September 8th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 731 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China Friday, authorities said ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China Friday with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions of the country.Kai-Tak, the 13th ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Assam is sitting on time bomb: Ravi Shankar


August 9th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 9 (IANS) "Assam is sitting on a time bomb," spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar warned Thursday.He also told the media here after visiting refugee camps housing Bodo ... Read more...

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Mamata warns against politics over Assamese refugees


July 28th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Wishing that peace returns to riot-torn Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday warned those who were trying to play politics over the influx ... Read more...

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Mamata, Left clash over Assam refugees


July 27th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday attacked the Left after it disputed her claim that the state had taken every possible step to provide ... 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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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa visits cyclone-hit Cuddalore


January 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday visited the cyclone devastated Cuddalore district and distributed relief materials among the affected people."We have activated the ... Read more...

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UAE sends aid to Turkey


December 16th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dispatched a cargo plane carrying relief materials for the people affected by a recent earthquake in Turkey.At least 596 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE quake aid to Turkey


October 26th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (IANS/WAM) The UAE plans to send tents, blankets, food items and medicines to quake-hit Turkey.The toll from Sunday's 7.2 magnitude quake in southeast Turkey's Van province ... Read more...

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Pakistan gives out tents, food to flood-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Tents, mosquito nets and food supplies were distributed in the worst flood-affected districts in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.Farhatullah Babar, spokesman to President Asif Ali Zardari, said ... Read more...

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Pakistan Police to donate salary for flood relief


September 29th, 2011 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's Sindh province will donate a day's salary to the flood affected families of police personnel in the region, a media report said Wednesday.It ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mamata visits Sikkim, meets quake-affected


September 20th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sept 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday distributed relief material and interacted with affected people during a day's visit to quake devastated Sikkim.Banerjee, accompanied by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

More aid to Sikkim, will visit state soon: Mamata


September 19th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said her government, which has extended support to quake-hit Sikkim, will continue its rescue and relief ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated in flood-hit Sindh


September 18th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Hundreds of people marooned by the floods in Pakistan's Sindh province have been evacuated even as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the authorities ... Read more...

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China sends emergency aid to Libya


August 18th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China has sent emergency aid for common people in war-torn Libya, a media report said Thursday.The first batch of emergency relief materials, sent by the Red ... Read more...

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Typhoon Muifa: China evacuates 206,000, issues red alert (Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Over 206,000 people in the coastal areas of east China have been evacuated as the region braces for Typhoon Muifa. The country issued a red alert, ... Read more...

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200,000 evacuated in China in fear of typhoon


August 6th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Over 206,000 people in the coastal areas of east China have been evacuated as the region braces for one of the strongest typhoons in years - ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Assam, 75,000 displaced


July 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert as 75,000 people were displaced following heavy overnight rains that triggered flash floods, breaching roads and embankments at several ... Read more...

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Japanese envoy discusses bilateral issues with Chidambaram


April 28th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The newly-appointed Ambassador of Japan to India, Akitaka Saiki, called on Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Thursday to discuss bilateral issues, the tsunami devastation ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UAE begins new humanitarian mission in Pakistan


April 17th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started its new humanitarian programme in Pakistan to help people affected by the floods which hit the country last August.The ... Read more...

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China delivers humanitarian aid to Tunisia


April 8th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) China has sent its first shipment of emergency humanitarian aid to help the Tunisian government deal with refugees fleeing neighbouring country Libya.The relief materials that were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Panel to probe alleged excesses in Chhattisgarh village


March 24th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 24 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh authorities Wednesday set up a panel to probe the alleged burning of tribal huts and assault on women by the security forces during anti-Maoist ... Read more...

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China delivers drinking water to Japan


March 18th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) China Thursday delivered 10 tonnes of bottled drinking water to Japan as part of its aid to the disaster-stricken country.Eight-hundred boxes of waterbottles were Thursday air-lifted ... Read more...

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India sending relief materials to quake-hit Japan


March 13th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Extending all possible help to Japan, which has been hit by a massive earthquake followed by a tsunami, India is sending good quality woolen blankets on Sunday ... Read more...

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Typhoon Fanapi kills 54 in China


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) Floods, landslides and heavy downpour brought about by typhoon Fanapi have claimed 54 lives in China's Guangdong province, while 42 people were still missing, officials said Thursday. Over 1.16 ... Read more...

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Thousands flee as Gandak threatens embankments


September 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 16 (IANS) Thousands of people in Bihar's Gopalganj district Thursday fled their homes fearing floods as the Gandak river threatened to breach its embankments, officials said. Officials from the state disaster ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits flood-hit Pakistan


September 7th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Hollywood actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie Tuesday visited flood-hit areas of Pakistan and said she was shocked by the level of destruction in the country. Jolie ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Imran to lead 300 relief trucks ‘caravan of hope’ for flood affected people


August 28th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.28 (ANI): While the Pakistan government is struggling to collect funds for flood hit people, cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has been working extensively towards this end.In his efforts to reach ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Discriminating’ Pak authorities ignoring scheduled caste Hindus in flood relief


August 27th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): The Pakistani authorities may have been claiming that they are leaving no stone unturned in providing relief to flood affected people, however, its discriminating face has come to the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Banned’ JuD brazenly collecting funds for flood relief in Lahore


August 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.27 (ANI): Even as the international community continues to voice concerns over the involvement of extremist groups in flood relief activities, banned terror groups such as the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) are openly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mystery behind top US official’s visit to ‘banned’ JuD relief camp in flood-hit Pak


August 26th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.26 (ANI): Even as the international community, particularly the United States, continues to voice concern regarding the involvement of terror organisations in flood relief operations in Pakistan, a top American official ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan, England cricketers dedicate portion of match fees to Pak flood victims


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23(ANI): Pakistan and England have dedicated a proportion of their match fees from the third Test at The Oval towards the flood relief efforts in Pakistan.The 'worst floods in ... Read more...

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