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26-Nov-2020 Amaravati

Nivar effect: 164 places receive more than 60 mm rainfall in Andhra

In the past 24 hours till Thursday morning, 164 places in Andhra Pradesh witnessed a rainfall of more than 60 mm as the very severe cyclonic storm Nivar lashed the whole state.According to the Meteorological department, five places in Nellore district registered...

26-Nov-2020 Chennai

Cyclone Nivar crosses TN and Puducherry coast near Puducherry

The very severe cyclonic storm Nivar, had crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast near Puducherry on November 25 night and November 26 with an estimated wind speed of 120-130 kmph, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday.On its way...

25-Nov-2020 Srinagar

Rain, snow in J&K; improvement likely from Thursday

Intermittent light to moderate rain and snowfall is likely to continue in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the weather is expected to improve from Thursday onwards.The higher reaches of the valley received fresh snowfall on Wednesday morning as the Gulmarg ski resort...

22-Nov-2020 Srinagar

At minus 3 degrees, Srinagar records coldest night of season

Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday as the mercury fell to minus 3 degrees Celsius.Sonam Lotus, Director, Meteorological department for Jammu  and Kashmir and Ladakh UTs told IANS, "The minimum temperature was minus 3.0 degrees...

20-Nov-2020 Srinagar

At minus 7 degrees, Gulmarg's ski slopes beckon winter sports lovers

Clocking minus 7 degrees Celsius as its minimum temperature on Friday, the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is all bedecked with snow to welcome winter sports lovers this season.With its lofty snow slopes comparable to those in Switzerland...

16-Nov-2020 Shimla

Manali, Kufri get season's first snowfall

Himachal Pradesh's tourist resort Manali and Shimla's nearby destinations Kufri and Narkanda were on Monday enveloped by a blanket of snow, the season's first, giving the resort and its neighbouring areas a picturesque look.The timely snowfall has brought cheers...

16-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Rain, less stubble fires & wind reduce Delhi AQI

Day after Diwali a surprise shower, cool surface wind and relatively less stubble burning activity in the vicinity of the national capital brought down Delhi's air quality index from 525 to 273 within 24 hours.Delhiites relaxed a bit as they could comparatively...

15-Nov-2020 Bengaluru

Karnataka to seek more funds for flood relief, rehab

Karnataka would seek more funds from the Centre to speed up relief and rehabilitation works in dozen of districts across the state that were ravaged by heavy monsoon rains and flash floods due to release of excess water from dams on major rivers, an official said...

20-Oct-2020 Amaravati

No respite from rain in Andhra Pradesh, heavy forecast for 3 days

There seems to be no respite from rain as deep depression over Andhra Pradesh has already caused flooding in several places in the state, with the Met department predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal Andhra and Yanam.Heavy rainfall...

20-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Why residents of this Hyderabad colony are procuring boats

With heavy rains and flash floods inundating Hyderabad's Nadeem Colony, authorities pressed into service a few boats for rescue and relief operations, but a week later a couple of boats are still seen floating in the flooded waters in the area.Abdul Qadeer...

19-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Hyderabad floods cause untold misery to many families

Heavy rains and flash floods have caused untold misery to hundreds of families in Hyderabad as many of them lost everything in the worst natural calamity to strike the city in recent years.Breach or overflowing of lakes and storm water drains inundated several...

19-Oct-2020 Hanoi (Vietnam)

90 dead, 34 missing in Vietnam floods, landslides

At least 90 people have died, while 34 others were reported missing due to floods and landslides caused by the incessant rains in Vietnam over the last two weeks, disaster management authorities said on Monday.In a statement, the Central Steering Committee...

19-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Hyderabad's Purnapul across swollen Musi river shut

The famous bridge across the swollen Musi river, Puranapul, was shut for traffic after cracks were noticed on one of the pillars.Police said traffic coming from Hussaini Alam and Bahadurpura side and from Karwan and Ziaguda on the other side was diverted.The...

18-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Hyderabad floods affected over 37,000 families: GHMC

Torrential rains and flash floods in Hyderabad have affected over 37,000 families, a top civic official said on Sunday.The heavy rains and floods on October 13-14 and again on October 17 inundated many areas, affecting 37,400 families.Greater Hyderabad Municipal...

18-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

2 killed as heavy rain inundates Hyderabad again

Two persons were killed in a fresh spell of overnight heavy rain, which left dozens of residential colonies inundated in the city and adjoining areas, adding to the woes of people who are yet to recover in the aftermath of last week's deluge.Over 19 cm of...

17-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

No respite from rain in Hyderabad

Signalling no respite even before Hyderabad could recover from the recent deluge, heavy rains pounded the city yet again on Saturday.Between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., as many as 40 locations in the tech city received rainfall above 23 mm.Bandlaguda in Uppal mandal...

17-Oct-2020 Bengaluru

Karnataka releases Rs 86 cr aid for rain-hit districts

The Karnataka government on Friday released Rs 86 crore emergency relief aid to dozen districts in the state's northern and coastal regions, battered by heavy rains and flash floods in this week."The Rs 86 crore relief aid was released after Chief Minister...

15-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Heavy rains, flash floods claim 50 lives in Telangana

Heavy rains and flash floods in Telangana have claimed 50 lives, including 11 in Hyderabad, the government said on Thursday.Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the families of the deceased.For those whose houses were...

15-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Many colonies in rain battered Hyderabad remain underwater

Many colonies in Hyderabad and suburbs remained under water on Thursday while Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel continued rescue and relief work in the flood-hit areas.Clear skies provided respite to the city battered by heavy...

14-Oct-2020 Hanoi (Vietnam)

Death toll rises to 36 in Vietnam's floods, landslides

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpours have killed 36 people and left 12 others missing in central Vietnam over the past days, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Wednesday.The death toll increased...

14-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

13 killed as heavy rains batter Hyderabad, areas submerged

Several residential areas in Hyderabad and suburbs remained inundated on Wednesday as unprecedented rainfall has left at least 13 people dead.Hyderabad has been lashed by rains since Tuesday evening.The rains abated early Wednesday, but dozens of colonies both...

13-Oct-2020 Amaravati

Five die in rain related incidents in Andhra Pradesh

Five people died in Andhra Pradesh in rain related incidents, following heavy rainfall across the state due to a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal which crossed the Andhra coast near Kakinada on Tuesday morning.Two persons died in Munagada mandal's Ganapathi...

06-Oct-2020 Agartala

3 killed, 7 hurt in lightning strikes in Tripura

Three people were killed and seven others injured due to lightning strikes in Tripura, officials said on Tuesday.Officials of southern Tripura's Gomati district administration said that lightning struck the 10 persons while they are working at Hirapur village...

01-Oct-2020 Guwahati

2.71 lakh people in 7 Assam districts still hit by flood

Even as the third wave of flood situation in Assam slightly improved, 2.71 lakh people in seven of the state's 33 districts were still suffering on Thursday, disaster management officials said.Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said...

01-Oct-2020 Bengaluru

Karnataka records 27% excess rainfall during southwest monsoon

The southwest monsoon from June to September has been overwhelming across Karnataka, with 27 per cent excess rainfall during the 4-month crucial season, an official said on Thursday."For the second consecutive year, the southwest monsoon has been very good...

28-Sep-2020 Vijayawada

2K families affected by Krishna river flood in AP's Vijayawada

Even as the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada has been in spate since Sunday afternoon in the wake of a downpour, officials monitoring the situation said on Monday that around 2,000 families living in the catchment area were affected by floodwater."Of...

26-Sep-2020 Hyderabad

Heavy rains lash Hyderabad, other areas in Telangana

Heavy rains continued to lash Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana for the second consecutive day on Saturday, inundating low-lying areas, disrupting vehicular movement, and throwing normal life out of gear.Rivulets, ponds, streams and other water bodies...

26-Sep-2020 Guwahati

Floods hit 1.79 lakh people in Assam, one dies

After over a month-and-a-half, fresh floods in five Assam districts have affected 1.79 lakh people besides killing one person, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Saturday.The ASDMA official said that in the third wave of...

22-Sep-2020 Jakarta

2 killed, 20 injured in Jakarta floods

At least two people were killed, 20 others injured and one person reported as missing after flash floods and landslides lashed the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, disaster agency officials said on Tuesday.Due to torrential rains...

18-Sep-2020 Itanagar/Guwahati

Floods, landslides disrupt life in Arunachal, Assam, two dead

At least two people have lost their lives due to landslides and floods in Arunachal Pradesh, while 33,200 people were affected in three Assam districts, officials said on Friday.According to the officials, thousands of people were affected due to the fresh...

07-Sep-2020 Tokyo

4 missing, 50 hurt as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

At least four people were reported missing and over 50 others injured after a powerful typhoon lashed Japan's Kyushu island, officials said on Monday.Typhoon Haishen, with its hurricane-like gusty winds and torrential downpours, caused widespread blackouts...

02-Sep-2020 Lucknow

644 villages in 16 UP districts affected by floods

At least 644 villages in 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh have been inundated with flood waters, according to official sources.In a statement, Relief Commissioner said that these villages are located in Ambedkar Nagar, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Ballia,...

02-Sep-2020 Tokyo

Japan braces for powerful typhoon

Japan's weather agency on Wednesday said a powerful typhoon is making its way from the Nagasaki region to the northern part of the country's main island of Kyushu.Typhoon Maysak, which has already pummeled the Okinawa prefecture and injured eight people, is...

29-Aug-2020 Bhubaneswar

16 dead, over 8 lakh people affected in Odisha floods

As many as 16 persons have died due to flood-related incidents in Odisha while over eight lakh people have been affected, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said on Saturday.He said that 16 persons have died due to wall collapse and drowning,...

20-Aug-2020 Islamabad

Heavy rains kill 24 in Pakistan

At least 24 people were killed as heavy rains lashed Pakistan's Punjab province on Thursday, officials said.Rescue officials told local media that several houses have been completely destroyed and the majority of the victims were killed due to roof collapse...

19-Aug-2020 Gurugram

Heavy rain causes waterlogging at key stretches of Gurugram

Following the heavy rain in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning, some of the key roads of Gurugram submerged. The waterlogging also caused disruption of traffic in the  millennium city.Traffic at main carriageway at Sector 15, 31 and Hero Honda Chowk was badly...

18-Aug-2020 Beijing

China braces for heavy rain from typhoon Higos

Typhoon Higos is expected to bring torrential rain to regions in southern China in the following days, the Met Department said on Tuesday.A tropical depression in the northeast of the South China Sea intensified into a typhoon at around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, according...

17-Aug-2020 Bengaluru

Heavy rains, swollen rivers pose flood threat in north Karnataka

Heavy and widespread rains and rising levels of rivers pose a flood threat in north Karnataka, an official said on Monday."As the southwest monsoon intensified and advanced into the state, heavy rains have been lashing the coastal, central and northern regions...

08-Aug-2020 Muzaffarpur

No relief for flood-hit, say Bihar villagers

Nearly 16 of the 38 districts in Bihar have been inundated with people rendered homeless and struggling to get food. Although the water levels in the Bagmati river at Bharthua in Muzaffarpur district and the Gandak river in Dharfari village have receded the...

07-Aug-2020 Bengaluru

Karnataka to provide relief aid in flood-hit districts

The Karnataka government would provide Rs 10,000 immediate relief to families affected by heavy rains and flooding in districts across coastal, central and southern areas of the  state, an official said on Thursday."Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has...

05-Aug-2020 Guwahati

So far, 18 rhinos, 135 other animals dead in flooded Kaziranga

Even as the flood situation in Assam improved significantly since July 24, 50 per cent of the world-famous Kaziranga National Park is still inundated, with 18 rhinos and 135 wild animals dying due to the deluge till date, officials said on Wednesday. Kaziranga...

02-Aug-2020 Guwahati

Assam flood situation improving, affected tally dips to 9 lakh

Assam's flood situation has significantly improved in the past ten days, with the number of affected people declining by over two-thirds to nine lakh as on Sunday against 28 lakh on July 24, officials said.The respite in the monsoon rains since July 24 lay behind...

31-Jul-2020 Guwahati

Assam flood situation improves further, affected tally dips

The flood situation in Assam has significantly improved during the past one week, even as one more person died in Kokrajhar district on Friday taking the death toll to 109, officials said.Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)...

30-Jul-2020 Guwahati

Assam flood situation improves but 12L people still in distress

The overall flood situation in Assam improved considerably during the past one week, even as one more person died in Morigaon district on Thursday taking the death toll to 108, officials said.India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that the...

28-Jul-2020 Patna

25 lakh people displaced by Bihar floods, 8 dead

Torrential rain in the catchment areas of Bihar and Nepal has aggravated the flood situation in the state with almost all major rivers flowing above the danger mark.Nearly 25 lakh  people have been displaced in the state. Despite relief and rescue operations...

27-Jul-2020 Dhaka

Half of Bangladesh affected by devastating floods, 119 dead

Almost half of Bangladesh remained in the grip of floods on Monday, which have also claimed the lives of 119 people.According to the daily flood situation report of the country's disaster response coordination center, the victims were reported in 21 (out of...

27-Jul-2020 Patna

11 districts in Bihar inundated, 15 lakh people affected

The surging floods in Bihar have spread to 11 districts, affecting nearly 15 lakh people in the state. Relief and rescue operations by the state government have not proved adequate. Major rivers in the state are in spate and flowing above the danger mark.The...

26-Jul-2020 Dhaka

B'desh 3rd stage flood situation worsens in Brahmaputra, Ganges basins

Bangladesh State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, Md. Enamur Rahman has said that the country's third stage flood situation has worsened in the Brahmaputra and the Ganges basins."The whole region is flooded, as we are down the tide. After July 27, the...

24-Jul-2020 Patna

Bihar floods halt Samastipur-Darbhanga rail operations

All rivers in the state are in spate after torrential rain in the Terai regions of Bihar and Nepal. Floods continue wreaking havoc in 10 districts of the state. After the flood waters reached near a rail bridge between flood-affected Samastipur and Darbhanga,...

23-Jul-2020 Guwahati

28 lakh hit, four more die as Assam flood situation worsens

The flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Thursday with four more persons losing their lives, taking the toll to 93, even as the number of people affected rose to 28.32 lakh across 26 districts, officials said.Officials of the Forest Department...

23-Jul-2020 Patna

Flood waters continue to wreak havoc in Bihar

Flood waters have now started entering new areas in Bihar, triggering fears of more loss of life and property. Almost 6.50 lakh people in 10 districts have been affected by the floods so far.Buildings in Gopalganj have all been submerged by the flood waters....

21-Jul-2020 Dhaka

With rivers swollen, Bangladesh flood situation remains grim

The flood situation in Bangladesh continues to be grim, with nearly one third of the country deluged by floodwater after heavy rains for over a month now. Around 15 lakh people in Bangladesh have been affected by floodwater -- a double whammy for them after...

21-Jul-2020 Patna

Coronavirus and floods wreak havoc in Bihar

The unabated increase in coronavirus cases coupled with the overflowing rivers in the state has wreaked havoc upon the people of Bihar.Floods are not a new phenomenon in Bihar. Though people are reeling under the floods they are determined in their fight...

21-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Bihar on alert as rivers swell after rains

The Central Water Commission has issued an advisory that predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in Bihar in the next 4-5 days. However, it said that the intensity of rain is likely to decrease thereafter. This warning comes even as the state is...

21-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Assam to Gujarat : 9 states face flood crisis

As India battles the flood havoc, the Disaster Management Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs quoted Central Water Commission data to suggest how not just Assam, but Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala and...

20-Jul-2020 Patna

Three lakh people affected by floods in Bihar

After torrential rain in the Terai regions of Bihar and Nepal, the water level in all major rivers of the state has risen. With several rivers flowing above the danger mark, nearly three  lakh people in eight districts have been affected by the deluge.Relief...

18-Jul-2020 Guwahati

Assam flood situation gets slightly better, 79 deaths so far

Even as over a month-long flood situation in Assam marginally improved on Saturday, three more persons were killed in two districts, taking the death toll due to the deluge in the state to 79, while around 28 lakh people in 26 of the 33 districts remaiend...

18-Jul-2020 Patna

Bihar rivers in spate, 30 blocks affected by floods

All major rivers in Bihar are in spate and are flowing above the danger mark, flooding 30 blocks across eight districts in the state.The Bihar water resources department said on Saturday that the Bagmati river is flowing above the danger mark at Katounjha...

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