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Seven Assam districts affected by floods, two killed


September 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) At least seven districts of Assam have been affected as flash floods have hit the state again, affecting lakhs of people and killing two youth in ... Read more...

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12 killed, 40 missing as rains pound Uttarakhand, Jammu, Himachal (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun/Jammu/Manali/New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Twelve people have died, nearly 40 are missing and hundreds are trapped after torrential rain led to flash floods, cloud bursts and landslides in sub-Himalayan ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Death toll reaches 100, 16 missing


July 5th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) The death toll in the Assam floods Thursday rose to 100 even as the waters started to recede in most of the 27 affected districts except ... Read more...

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Rising Kosi floods dozens of Bihar villages


July 5th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar's Saharsa and Supaul districts were forced to abandon their homes as dozens of villages were flooded after heavy discharge into the ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Gogoi orders rescue of marooned


June 26th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) With floods continuing to wreak havoc in many districts in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday asked state officials to rescue the marooned people on ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam


June 12th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state ... Read more...

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‘European monsoon’ batters Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Very strong winds, heavy rain and giant waves, have hit the South West of the UK on Thursday. Power lines have come down as a ... Read more...

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Floods hit Assam, over 15,000 affected


June 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Over 15,000 people across Assam were affected by floods triggered by incessant rains in the last two days, and officials Tuesday said water levels of major ... Read more...

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Four youths saved from drowning in Bengal


April 8th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Two army personnel rescued four people from drowning in river Hooghly after they were caught in a high tide here Sunday. Soldiers of Inland Water Transport ... Read more...

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Bihar cop fires on protesting flood victims, suspended


August 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 26 (IANS) A police official opened fire on protesting flood victims demanding adequate relief in Bihar's Bhagalpur district. He was suspended.Hundreds of angry flood victims Thursday staged a ... Read more...

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Disaster control teams deployed in flood-hit Bihar


August 19th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in five flood-hit districts of Bihar for rescue and relief operations, officials said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Eight killed, government office attacked in Meghalaya


August 16th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Tuesday in two separate incidents even as Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels hurled grenades at a government office during ... Read more...

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More embankments to control floods in Bihar


July 5th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Bihar plans to construct more embankments to control floods and protect millions of people from being uprooted, a minister said Tuesday."Construction of embankments is the only ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 Bihar villages flooded, rivers rising


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar have been forced to abandon their homes as flood waters entered nearly 100 villages and rising levels of most rivers threatened ... Read more...

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Fear of floods back in Bihar


July 1st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) After two consecutive years of drought, the fear of floods is back in Bihar with incessant rains and heavy water discharge into the Kosi river from ... Read more...

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Leaking house dials 911 after short circuit


May 4th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Massachusetts, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sanitation workers in Massachusetts say a house is no longer ‘habitable’ after a pipe leak led to the flooding of the entire house. With the owner of ... Read more...

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Queensland flood toll to expected to rise “dramatically”


January 11th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Jan 11 (ANI): Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has said the death toll from floods in the state might rise "quite dramatically" as rising waters and continuing heavy rain continue to hamper ... Read more...

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‘Lost civilization’ submerged beneath Persian Gulf


December 9th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A study has revealed that a once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa. ... Read more...

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Marshall islands’ climate change could drastically affect the inhabitants


December 8th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Marshall, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Climate change experts warn that the tiny Island of Marshall along with its inhabitants faces the grim prospect of being consumed by the rising sea surrounding them.Observers ... Read more...

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Flood situation improves in north India; water level still above danger mark in UP rivers


September 26th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.26 (ANI): The flood situation in north India eased in the absence of heavy rain on Sunday, as the water levels in major rivers started receding except in Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Water level continues to rise in dams in Uttarakhand


September 21st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 21(ANI): Rising water levels in the Tehri dam continue to put the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh at risk.Over 60 people have died in cloudbursts and landslides ... 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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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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Delhi to remain sultry, light rains expected


September 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a wet morning Friday and the weather office forecast partly cloudy sky and light rains during the day, which is expected to be ... Read more...

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Delhiites not to worry about rising Yamuna level: Dikshit


September 9th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday said the Delhi government will take all precautionary measures to control the rising water levels of the Yamuna river, caused by the ... Read more...

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5,000 evacuated in Mexico due to heavy rains


September 5th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Over 5,000 people have been evacuated in Mexico's southern state of Tabasco as torrential rains caused two rivers to overflow their banks. "The situation is very critical," Tabasco ... Read more...

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Yamuna water receding but still above danger mark


August 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Lack of rainfall Thursday brought down the water level of the Yamuna river though it is still flowing above the danger mark. "The water level has come ... Read more...

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Bridge over Yamuna shut amid rising water


August 25th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A key bridge over the Yamuna linking the capital with its populous eastern district was shut Wednesday as the river waters rose menacingly, causing huge traffic jams. Authorities ... Read more...

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Thousands flee after Punjab floods


August 25th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Thousands fled their homes as the rain-swollen Satluj river flooded 15 villages in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab's Ropar district, inundating vast acres of farmland. A nearly 100-feet breach in ... Read more...

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People flee homes as floodwaters enter 200 Bihar villages


August 25th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) Thousands of people in Bihar fled their homes Wednesday as floodwaters entered over 200 villages and threatened to inundate many others. Floodwaters entered villages in Narkatiaganj and Sikta blocks ... Read more...

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Flood alert in New Delhi, Yamuna river crosses danger mark


August 21st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Flood alert has been sounded in the low-lying areas here, after heavy downpours for three days caused the water level to cross the danger mark in the ... Read more...

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Yamuna flowing above danger mark in Delhi


August 21st, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna river continued to flow above the danger mark in the capital Saturday, threatening to flood low-lying areas along its banks, an official said. The water ... Read more...

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Global warming gets Australian fish moving


August 13th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (DPA) Climate change is good for some species of sea fish but bad for others, researchers in Australia said Friday. Rising water temperature on the east coast has seen up ... Read more...

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Pakistan rivers in spate


August 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Rivers in Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh provinces reached "exceptionally high" levels Thursday and may soon inundate low-lying areas, as the country grappled with its worst ever floods that ... Read more...

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