Promptly restore essential services: CPI(M) to J&K govt

The CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded the J&K government to ensure immediate restoration of essential services which have been badly hit due to recent snowfall in the Valley.

Flood-hit Kashmir traders demand rehabilitation

Traders in Jammu and Kashmir shut their businesses on Wednesday to protest against alleged delay in release of rehabilitation and compensation for losses they suffered in the September 2014 floods.

Death toll in Tanzania flooding hits 50

At least 50 people died and dozens were hurt in heavy rains and floods in Tanzania`s northwest, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Gaza floods: Dispelling the myth about Israeli `dams`

Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes.

Flooding in Madagascar capital kills at least 14

At least 14 people died in flooding Friday in the Madagascan capital after a night of torrential rain that caused dams to break, rescue services said.

PM approves over Rs 400 crore as relief to J&K flood victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved financial aid of over Rs 400 crore for flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir who lost their houses in the deluge in September last year.

Alert for heavy rain in next 24 hours in Uttarakhand

 The MeT department has issued a heavy rain alert for the next 24 hours in most parts of Uttarakhand which suffered extensive damage in the 2013 deluge.

Revival of tourism Uttarakhand​ govt's top priority: Harish Rawat

Flagging revival of tourism which was hit hard by 2013 flash floods as his top priority, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said a number of initiatives have been taken by the state government to give the message of a safe Uttarakhand to the outside world so that the tourism industry in the state could be put back on track.

Eerie alignment of Venus, Mars, Moon sparks apocalypse fears

 The sky was graced with a spectacular trio recently, as Venus, Mars and the Moon gathered near the western horizon, however according to ancient mythology the eerie phenomenon could have a darker and more sinister purpose.

Seven dead, 4 missing in floods in central Argentina

Seven people are dead and four others are missing in central Argentina after heavy rain led to street floods that swept up several people, including a 5-year-old girl.

Flood-ravaged J&K braves odds at National Games

 Sports infrastructure worth Rs 200 crore lost in floods would have meant doom for some but the 100-strong Jammu and Kashmir contingent at the ongoing 35th National Games does not wish to be the subject of a sob story and wants to be applauded for tenacity in adversity.

Pursue World Bank assessment report on J&K flood: NN Vohra

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Saturday directed the state's Finance secretary to pursue discussions with the Union Finance Ministry on the rapid damage and needs assessment report on the floods prepared jointly by the World Bank team and state government.

1,445 J&K flood victims to get compensation in bank accounts

Jammu and Kashmir flood victims will get compensation directly into their bank accounts after clearance from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), state government said on Friday.

2.54 lakh private structure damaged in J&K floods

The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that around 2.54 lakh private structures and more than Rs 6500 crore public infrastructures were damaged during the floods last year.

J&K Governor meets PM, discusses flood relief, rehab measures

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him about the relief and rehabilitation progress going on in the state in the aftermath of massive floods last September.

'Fitoor' first film to be shot in Kashmir after floods
'Fitoor' first film to be shot in Kashmir after floods

 "Fitoor", an adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" starring Rekha, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur, is the first Bollywood movie being shot in Kashmir after last year's devastating floods.

J&K govt announces Rs 1,102 crore flood package

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the rehabilitation of flood victims and the restoration of the public infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, which saw massive devastation caused by floods in September last year.

J&K Governor Vohra urges Centre to release funds for flood-hit businessmen

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take an urgent decision on the release of relief funds to the owners of small-scale businesses who suffered huge losses due to devastating floods in the state last year.

35 killed by cyclone Chedza in Madagascar

At least 35 people were killed by cyclone Chedza, which hit Madagascar Jan 16 and 17, the National Disaster Risk Management Office (BNGRC) said on Tuesday.