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Indonesian floods kill 23, displace thousands

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 18:27

The death toll in days of floods and landslides in Indonesia has climbed to 23, an official said today, as torrential rain pounded the capital.

At least 44 dead in Brazil`s flooding and landslides

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 05:40

At least 44 people have died and more than 60,000 have been left homeless following torrential rain in southeast Brazil over the past few weeks, officials said Thursday.

Steps to deal with natural disasters

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 22:00

Government Monday took a series of steps, including strengthening of forecasting capabilities, advance information on quakes and landslides, maintaining road and telecommunication networks, to deal with natural disasters and reduce causalities.

Soon, wireless sensors to predict landslides

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 15:41

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed low cost sensors that may one day save lives by giving advance warning of deadly landslides in at-risk areas around the world.

Death toll in Philippine quake nearing 200

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 15:58

The death toll from a killer quake in the central Philippines is likely to approach 200 as rescue teams focused on finding dead bodies buried under landslides and fallen structures, an official said today.

Floods leave six dead in Philippines

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 13:27

Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pounded the Philippines for the third day on Monday, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops, officials said.

Big storms hit Mexico on opposite coasts; 21 dead

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 08:53

The remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel continued to deluge Mexico`s southwestern Pacific shoulder with dangerous rains while Hurricane Ingrid headed for a Monday landfall on the country`s opposite coast.

Can earth`s aerial studies help predict earthquakes?

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 19:48

Researchers have claimed that aerial studies of the earth`s surface could actually help foretell where earthquakes and landslides might happen.

Landslides, floods kill 118 in Nepal during monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 18:20

Floods and landslides in Nepal in the past two months have killed 118 people, wounding 31 others and leading to the disappearance of 56 more, the country`s home ministry said Friday.

Rains continue to lash U`khand, 8 houses damaged in landslips

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 20:35

Over 30 families were evacuated to safer places and eight houses damaged due to landslides in Uttarakhand, as rains on Sunday lashed several parts of the hill state.

Four killed in China landslide

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:37

Four persons were killed and 14 others reported missing in three different incidents of landslides in China on Saturday.

Seven killed in Nepal landslides

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 16:00

At least seven people, including two children, were killed and seven others injured when landslides swept away three houses in north-east Nepal on Tuesday, police said.