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German team to study Assam`s flood and erosion problem

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 17:38

A team of experts from the Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat (FSU) Jena in Germany will be visiting Assam from May 11 to study the recurring flood and erosion problem of the state, official sources said Monday.

Afghanistan Flood: Death toll crosses century

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 00:01

An official says flooding in northern Afghanistan has killed more than 100 people and driven hundreds more from their homes.

Death toll in Afghan floods tops 100: Officials

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 17:43

The death toll from flash floods in northern Afghanistan rose to more than 100 on Saturday with many others still missing, officials said, as helicopters carried trapped villagers to safety.

Flash floods kill more than 80 in north Afghanistan: Officials

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:38

Officials in Afghanistan say that flooding has killed dozens of people in remote parts of the country.

Flood, plantation, influx among major poll issues in Assam

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:03

The recurring flood and erosion problem, housing for the poor, welfare schemes for tea garden workers, Adivasis, backward classes and SHGs are the main issues dominating the coming Lok Sabha elections in Assam.

Soon, floating electric car to help in disasters

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 21:49

Forget military helicopters or life boats when a natural calamity strikes. A Japanese firm is on the job to build an all-electric, floating car that can reach low-lying, flood-prone regions in a jiffy.

After nearly six years, Kosi flood probe report submitted

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 14:05

A commission probing an embankment breach in the Kosi river that caused Bihar`s worst floods in 50 years submitted its report Monday to the state government nearly six years after it was set up.

About 18 missing in US mudslide: Officials

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 01:44

About 18 people are still unaccounted for after a massive mudslide in rural northwest Washington state killed at least three people and forced evacuations because of fears of flooding.

Two distinct volcanic eruptions flood ancient plains of Mars with lava

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 12:00

Two distinct volcanic eruptions have flooded the area of Daedalia Planum with lava, flowing around an elevated fragment of ancient terrain of Mars.

Over 1,000 detained near Nitish Kumar`s residence

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 13:05

Over 1,000 people were detained when they were peacefully protesting near Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s official residence here Wednesday morning, police said.

Five years on, hundreds of Bihar flood victims await homes

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 14:12

Over five years after their houses were washed away by the Kosi river in the worst floods in Bihar in half a century, Karee Devi and Ramji Das - and hundreds of others like them - are still awaiting the construction of their houses under the state government`s rehabilitation and reconstruction project.

Princes William, Harry join flood relief effort in UK

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 21:51

Prince William and his younger brother Prince Harry on Friday joined colleagues from the armed forces to help flood victims in Britain, which has been hit by severe flooding.