In last 6 yrs, floods claimed 14,000 lives, caused damage of Rs 1 lakh crore: Report

Floods in the last six years have claimed around 14,000 lives and also caused damages to the tune of Rs 1,03,841 crore to crops, cattle and public utilities, a Parliamentary Panel report said.

Rescuers struggle to reach flood victims in Malaysia as anger mounts

Rescue teams struggled Saturday to reach inundated areas of northeast Malaysia as victims accused the government of being slow to provide assistance after the country`s worst flooding in decades.

Fourteen killed, 750,000 affected in Sri Lanka floods, mudslides

At least nine people have been killed and 750,000 affected in Sri Lanka due to floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains across the country in the past three days as the air force deployed helicopters for rescue operations in the central hills on Friday.

Militancy, nature's fury pound Meghalaya in 2014

The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya witnessed unrest throughout 2014 with militant groups fighting a turf war over creation of separate homelands besides being pounded by floods but a peace pact signed with two outfits provided a glimmer of hope in the northeastern state.

Disaster management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

India's response to disasters is not "adequate" and multiple agencies involved in this task need to step up their preparedness to a level ensuring that no person dies of human error, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France
Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared the ground for Paris's next year gathering to forge concrete measures aimed at slowing increases in global temperature, droughts, floods, storms, and sea-level rise.

Heavy flooding brings chaos to Sao Paulo

Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

J&K govt's response to flood was inadequate: Jaitley

 Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the state government's response to the flooding in Jammu and Kashmir was "inadequate and highly delayed".

32 dead as floods sweep Morocco

At least 32 people were killed and six were missing as of Monday due to the heavy rains and flooding experienced in various regions of Morocco over the last two days, the interior ministry said.

DNA: Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme a self destructive plan?

Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said.

1,987 cops affected by J&K floods, Rs 9.94cr aid sanctioned: DGP

 As many as 1,987 personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police were directly affected by the recent floods that devastated several parts of the Kashmir Valley in September.

Western New York residents now face rain, flooding

A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended today, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

Heavy rains lash in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin districts

Tirunelveli: Heavy rains lashed Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts since last night leading to floods in the low lying areas.

Nations pledge USD 9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin today pledged USD 9.3 billion for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a USD 10 bn target.

Mullaperiyar dam issue: Kerala steps up measures as water level rises

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam on Tamil Nadu border touching 141 feet, Kerala has put in place contingency plans for the safety of the people which included evacuation of families from vulnerable areas as at least one shutter of the reservoir could be opened any time.

First flood warning after Mullaperiyar dam level touches 140.1 ft

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam nearing the contentious 142-foot mark, officials Friday issued a flood warning to people living downstream.

Over 50,000 affected by seasonal floods in Somalia

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Tuesday said that seasonal flooding in several regions of Somalia affected up to 50,000 people.

Model Code of Conduct won't affect relief work in J&K: EC to SC
Model Code of Conduct won't affect relief work in J&K: EC to SC

The Election Commission Friday told the Supreme Court that its Model Code of Conduct will not come in the way of ongoing relief and rehabilitation work for flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, which is going to polls in five phases from November 25.

Haryana lawmakers to donate salary for Kashmir relief

The newly-elected members of the Haryana Assembly on Tuesday unanimously decided to donate a month's salary for the Jammu and Kashmir Relief Fund.

Haryana MLAs to donate first salary to J&K flood relief fund

Harayana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday asked the newly elected MLAs of the state to donate their first salary towards the Jammu and Kashmir flood relief fund.