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Russia mourns flood deaths


July 9th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is holding a day of national mourning Monday for the victims of devastating flash floods that hit the southern Krasnodar region over the weekend.At ... Read more...

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Farakka barrage to get new sluice gates: Bansal


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Stating that the existing sluice gates of the Farakka Barrage were too old to function, Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Saturday said they ... Read more...

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Mamata to discuss NCTC, Teesta pact with PM Wednesday


February 21st, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday, would discuss various issues ranging from the Teesta water ... Read more...

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A Bangladeshi invite for Mamata: Will she go?


February 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) An India-Bangladesh trade body Monday said it will invite Mamata Banerjee to a business fair in Dhaka as chief guest - a move that comes ... Read more...

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Mathai meets Mamata, says talks positive


February 18th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to find a solution to contentious issues like the Teesta water sharing ... Read more...

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Floods displace thousands in Orissa


September 10th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 (IANS) Floods triggered by a huge discharge of water from the Hirakud dam have displaced about 3,800 people and damaged at least 8,000 houses in 14 of ... Read more...

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1000-yr-old Tamil inscription found in Trincomalee, India


October 26th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Oct 26 (ANI): A 1000 year old stone slab containing a Tamil inscription, clearly in the alphabet of the Chola times, was found in Trincomalee while digging for cricket stadium construction ... Read more...

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Yamuna nears danger mark in Agra


August 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 28 (IANS) The Yamuna river was close to touching the danger mark in this Taj Mahal city while floodwaters entered more villages in Agra and Mathura districts Saturday, officials said. In ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Andhra’s Mahabubnagar after water source damaged


August 16th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A total shutdown was observed in Mahabubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region Monday to protest the damage to an irrigation source to the district allegedly by ... Read more...

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700 die as China reels under worst floods in decade (Lead)


July 21st, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential rains have claimed the lives of 701 people and left 347 missing in China, the government said Wednesday. About 18 million people in 27 provinces ... Read more...

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Dams can trigger more frequent fierce storms


February 5th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have suggested that dams, along with reservoirs, might trigger more frequent fierce storms.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study ... Read more...

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Rescue efforts on as flood toll claims 240 lives in Karnataka, AP


October 6th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad/Karnataka/Bangalore, Oct 6 (ANI): Heavy rains and floods over the past week have spread havoc across Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra, and so far have claimed over 240 lives.Floodwaters from ... Read more...

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India suggests high dam over Kosi, invites Nepal minister


July 12th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 12 (IANS) India's Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Sunday wound up an inspection of the Kosi river in Nepal, and suggested a high dam as a permanent solution ... Read more...

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Indian minister to visit Nepal


July 10th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 10 (IANS) Less than a month after India sent its Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon to Nepal, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal is arriving in Kathmandu ... Read more...

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Indian firm to be called to repaid Kosi barrage in Nepal


July 8th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Indian wagon-maker Jessop and Company Ltd will be asked to undertake an unusual project in Nepal: repair the nearly five-decade old barrage on the Kosi river ... Read more...

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Heavy rain shuts down Sikkim dam


May 28th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, May 28 (IANS) Heavy monsoon rain has inundated the Teesta Stage V hydel project dam in Sikkim with more silt than what the National Hydro-electric Power Corporation (NHPC) was prepared for, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin teenager found dead in canal


January 27th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Missing Indian-origin teenager Jonathan Marques has been found dead, his body pulled out of a canal Monday in his hometown of Reading. Police divers pulled out the body ... Read more...

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Flood situation continues to be grim in Orissa


September 24th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Pipli (Orissa)/Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Sept 25 (ANI): Flood-situation in Orissa remained grim with hundreds of thousands of people still stranded in villages with no food and water. Despite falling water level in ... Read more...

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Flood situation remains grim in Orissa


September 23rd, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by ANI
Boudh (Orissa), Sept 23 (ANI): Flood situation in Orissa remained grim on Tuesday following heavy rains in the catchment area of Mahanadi River.Large parts of the state were inundated after authorities ... Read more...

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Indian navy rescue teams leave for Orissa


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Five comprehensive diving teams with all technical support elements from the Eastern Naval Command have been pressed into action for rescue and relief operations in the ... Read more...

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Floods continue to wreak havoc in Orissa


September 22nd, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Pipli (Orissa), Sept 22 (ANI): Around 16 villages in Pipli district of Orissa continued to grapple with floods which have wreaked havoc in the state for the past few days. Villages have ... Read more...

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Orissa floods: 17 killed, half a million still marooned (Lead)


September 21st, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 17 people have been killed and more than half a million remain marooned in about 2,000 villages in Orissa as officials were struggling Sunday to reach ... Read more...

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Relief work stepped up in Orissa as floods kill 16


September 21st, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar , Sept 21 (ANI): Relief work has been speeded up in Orissa, which is facing floods by one of India ''s largest rivers killing 16 people and forcing evacuation of ... Read more...

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Orissa flood situation continues to be grim, fresh areas submerged


September 21st, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) With most of the rivers flowing above the danger mark, the flood situation in Orissa continues to be grim as fresh areas have been submerged, forcing thousands to ... Read more...

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Orissa flood situation worsens with seven breaches in Mahanadi embankments


September 20th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar , Sept 20 (ANI): In Orissa, thousands of people were affected by severe floods as seven breaches occuredalong the Mahanadi embankments which swept away many villages.Over 15 lakh people ... Read more...

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Orissa reeling under floods, death toll rises to 12


September 19th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Sept 19 (ANI): The death toll in the current rain and flood has gone up to twelve in Orissa. Three children were washed away in Tel river in Subarnapur district. ... Read more...

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Flood fury in Assam continues


September 4th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 4 (ANI): The flood situation in as many as 16 districts of Assam remained critical today with the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries creating havoc in the state. According to ... Read more...

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Nepal leaders blame both India and Nepal governments for Sunsari flood disaster


August 22nd, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (ANI): Political leaders and experts in Nepal have blamed the Nepal Governments negligence and the Indian Governments bullying tactics for the breach of the Saptakoshi embankment. Water resources ... Read more...

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Flood situation worsens in Patna, Punjab


August 20th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Danapur/Moga, Aug 20 (ANI): The flood situation has worsened in many parts of India with major rivers in spate. Most rivers in Bihar, including Ganga, Punpun, Ghaghra, Burhigandak, Bagmati, Kosi and ... Read more...

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Bihar on red alert following breach of Kosi barrage


August 19th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 19 (ANI): Following a breach in the Kosi barrage in Nepal, a red alert has been sounded in Supaul, Madhepura and Araria districts of Bihar. A 12 km stream ... Read more...

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Floods sparked by rising rivers trap thousands in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2008 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
DPA Dhaka, June 23 (DPA) Rising rivers boosted by monsoon torrents forced a barrage to crumble in northern Bangladesh Sunday with scores of villages cut off and an estimated 15,000 people trapped in ... Read more...

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Floods kill three in Sri Lanka


May 31st, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Colombo, May 31 (Xinhua) At least three people have been killed in different parts of Sri Lanka due to floods caused by heavy rain since Friday night, relief officials and the police ... Read more...

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