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Venice sees worst floods in 50 years; 70% city submerged

18 Nov 2019

Venice sees worst floods in 50 years; 70% city submerged

On Sunday, Venice was hit by a record third major tide in one week, while other parts of Italy faced a series of weather woes, ranging from high winds to avalanche.

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

01 Nov 2019

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

India is the land of jugaad, a Hindi word which means an economical makeshift solution in situations where resources are scarce.

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

30 Sep 2019

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

In what has been termed a delayed withdrawal of the monsoon, the death toll climbed to 29 in flooded Bihar on Sunday.

Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

29 Sep 2019

Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

Over 80 have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter several parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

After AP floods, government distributes expired oil packets as 'relief'

25 Aug 2019

After AP floods, government distributes expired oil packets as 'relief'

Over 17,000 people in Krishna and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh were affected as the Krishna river flooded last week.

Uttarakhand: Helicopter carrying flood-relief material crashes, 3 dead

21 Aug 2019

Uttarakhand: Helicopter carrying flood-relief material crashes, 3 dead

In a distressing piece of news, a helicopter crashed in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district on Wednesday, reportedly after hitting a power cable.

Heavy rains, floods across parts of North and South India

19 Aug 2019

Heavy rains, floods across parts of North and South India

Heavy rains and floods hit several parts of North and South India on Sunday.

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

14 Aug 2019

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

Last week, Karnataka's Kodagu district was lashed by devastating rains that triggered landslides and floods in 79 villages. It received 897mm of rain between August 5-11- 468% more than normal.

Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

11 Aug 2019

Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

Over 100 people have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit

10 Aug 2019

Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit

Massive rains have led to a critical flood situation in several states across India.

RaGa seeks Modi's aid as Kerala floods claim 32 lives

09 Aug 2019

RaGa seeks Modi's aid as Kerala floods claim 32 lives

Amid the devastating floods in the southern state of Kerala, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his aid in the situation.

#AssamFloods: 7 dead, over 1.4 million affected as situation worsens

14 Jul 2019

#AssamFloods: 7 dead, over 1.4 million affected as situation worsens

The flood situation worsened in Assam as four more districts were submerged on Saturday, taking the death toll to seven. Over 1.4 million people have been marooned.

Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

08 Jun 2019

Red, orange alerts sounded as monsoon hits Kerala

After a week's delay, monsoons hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, India Meteorological Department announced. The event marks the official arrival of India's four-month-long monsoon season.

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

03 May 2019

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Puri district of Odisha this morning.

Mudslides, floods hit South Africa, 33 killed, 10 children missing

24 Apr 2019

Mudslides, floods hit South Africa, 33 killed, 10 children missing

The death toll from floods and mudslides that crushed homes in the South African port of Durban yesterday has risen to 33, with reports of children missing and scores of people displaced, authorities said.

Unprecedented flooding in arid Iran kills 19, injures over 90

26 Mar 2019

Unprecedented flooding in arid Iran kills 19, injures over 90

Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services said yesterday.

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

25 Mar 2019

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

India is the land of jugaad, a Hindi word which means an economical makeshift solution in situations where resources are scarce.

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi; 150 killed, 1.5mn affected

17 Mar 2019

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi; 150 killed, 1.5mn affected

Three southern African countries, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing, and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.

Australia deploys military as floods bring crocodiles to the streets

04 Feb 2019

Australia deploys military as floods bring crocodiles to the streets

Devastating, "once-in-a-century" floods in northeast Australia has forced thousands out of their homes, and has brought snakes and crocodiles on to the streets.

Assam districts bordering Arunachal on flood alert after China's warning

20 Oct 2018

Assam districts bordering Arunachal on flood alert after China's warning

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal today directed authorities in districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh to "remain alert" for possible flash flood after China informed India about a landslide blocking a river in Tibet leading to the formation of an artificial lake.

Kerala on alert as cyclonic depression forms in Arabian Sea

08 Oct 2018

Kerala on alert as cyclonic depression forms in Arabian Sea

Heavy rains have been forecast in Kerala, under the influence of a depression over the Arabian Sea which is likely to intensify into a deep depression and further into a cyclonic storm over the next two days.

Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here

28 Sep 2018

Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here

Nearly 200 people have died in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks, said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday.

J&K: 29 people rescued after flash floods hit Kathua district

24 Sep 2018

J&K: 29 people rescued after flash floods hit Kathua district

Twenty-nine people, including six women and 10 children, stranded in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua district after flash floods and heavy rains, were rescued today during overnight operations, officials said.

Flooding fears surge as Carolina rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

17 Sep 2018

Flooding fears surge as Carolina rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the US's Carolinas, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods kilometers inland.

IWRM can reduce floods in hydel dam downstream areas: Expert

16 Sep 2018

IWRM can reduce floods in hydel dam downstream areas: Expert

For mitigating floods in the downstream areas of hydel dams in the North East, a river science expert suggested adopting an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims

06 Sep 2018

Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims

The Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Department has sanctioned Rs. 15L each for victims, who lost their houses in Siang river floods at Mebo sub-division under East Siang district.

Kerala: IAS officer discreetly worked as relief worker for days

06 Sep 2018

Kerala: IAS officer discreetly worked as relief worker for days

For eight days, without any pomp or show, Kannan Gopinathan toiled at relief camps in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala, carrying large packages on his head, offloading relief material from trucks, and helping distressed people out.

#NagalandFloods: Sushant Singh Rajput offers Rs 1.25 crore donation

05 Sep 2018

#NagalandFloods: Sushant Singh Rajput offers Rs 1.25 crore donation

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput clearly knows the art of winning hearts not just by his excellent acting skills but also by his kind gestures.

Twelve more killed and fourteen injured in Uttar Pradesh rains

04 Sep 2018

Twelve more killed and fourteen injured in Uttar Pradesh rains

Twelve more people were killed and fourteen injured in overnight rain-related incidents in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Over 1,400 died due to floods so far: Home Ministry

03 Sep 2018

Over 1,400 died due to floods so far: Home Ministry

Over 1,400 people, including 488 in Kerala, have lost their lives due to rains, floods, and landslides in 10 states so far in the monsoon season, the Home Ministry said today.

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

31 Aug 2018

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today rescued 19 people stranded in an island amid the swelling Siang River in East Siang district of partially flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.

#HelpNagaland: As heavy rains kill 12, CM seeks Centre's help

30 Aug 2018

#HelpNagaland: As heavy rains kill 12, CM seeks Centre's help

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has sought help from Centre as the Northeastern state is facing a grim disaster after 12 people have lost their lives and over 1,000 have been displaced due to incessant rains.

#KeralaFloods: More than 11,000 insurance claims worth Rs. 1,200cr filed

29 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: More than 11,000 insurance claims worth Rs. 1,200cr filed

More than 11,000 claims worth an estimated Rs. 1,200cr have been filed by flood-affected people in Kerala.

Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation

28 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation

After releasing satellite measurements explaining the role of the Western Ghats in the Kerala floods, NASA has now released imagery that, in vivid detail, shows the devastation suffered by Kerala during the floods.

#KeralaFloods: Rahul Gandhi visits relief camp in Chengannur

28 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: Rahul Gandhi visits relief camp in Chengannur

Days after floods ravaged Kerala, leaving a massive trail of destruction, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today visited relief camps in Chengannur and heard the woes of the people.

Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods

27 Aug 2018

Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods

The Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 people caught in gushing waters in flood-ravaged Kerala, a Defense spokesperson said today.

Kerala floods occurred due to cow-slaughtering in open: BJP MLA

26 Aug 2018

Kerala floods occurred due to cow-slaughtering in open: BJP MLA

Known for making controversial remarks, BJP MLA from Karnataka's Vijayapura, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, kicked-up a fresh row by saying the Kerala floods occurred because of slaughtering of cows in the open.

#KeralaFloods: How to retrieve lost/damaged documents, Aadhaar, ID proofs

24 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: How to retrieve lost/damaged documents, Aadhaar, ID proofs

Although the situation in Kerala is reaching normalcy as rehab operations are currently underway, but the destruction of lives, property, and assets it has resulted in is tremendous, and disheartening.

#KeralaFloods: Naval commander, who airlifted pregnant-woman, talks about toughest 30-minutes

24 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: Naval commander, who airlifted pregnant-woman, talks about toughest 30-minutes

The nation was amazed by what Naval Commander Vijay Varma and his team pulled in rain-ravaged Kerala.

#KeralaFloods: Now, UAE says it never announced Rs. 700cr aid

24 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: Now, UAE says it never announced Rs. 700cr aid

Amid the political slugfest, between Left-governed Kerala and BJP in Centre, over accepting foreign aid, the UAE has said it hasn't announced the aid of Rs. 700 crore for rehabilitation of the rain-ravaged state.