India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists

Around the same time as Cyclone Pam flattened the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early this month, untimely rains and hailstorms lashed Maharashtra in India destroying at least 5.5 million hectares of winter crops.

Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opens after four days
Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opens after four days

The Srinagar-Jammu national highway re-opened for traffic on Thursday after remaining closed for four consecutive days due to landslides triggered by incessant rain and snowfall in the state.

Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for fourth day

The strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday as the authorities said restoration work was on in the over 300-km long road.

Srinagar-Jammu NH reopens for one-way traffic

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was Tuesday reopened for one-way traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides following heavy rains and snowfall.

Jammu-Srinagar highway shut for fourth consecutive day

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday.

Srinagar-Jammu national highway to remain shut for traffic

The strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which has been blocked due to heavy snowfall and landslides, will remain shut for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

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.

Erosion may trigger earthquakes: Study
Erosion may trigger earthquakes: Study

Surface processes such as erosion and sedimentation may trigger shallow earthquakes and favour the rupture of large deep quakes up to the surface, a new study has found.

Five killed in Indonesia landslides

At least five people were killed and many houses damaged in landslides in Indonesia's North Sumatra Saturday, an official said here.

Meghalaya seeks financial assistance from Centre

Meghalaya government has sought Rs 3,072 crore financial assistance from the Centre for restoration of key infrastructure damaged in last month's flash floods and landslides caused by cloudburst in which 59 lives were lost and five persons are missing since then.

Meghalaya flood toll rises to 59

The toll in the flash floods and landslides in Meghalaya has risen to 59 with the recovery of one more body. Three people are still missing, an official said Tuesday.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Slovenia

Heavy rains have swollen rivers in eastern Slovenia, causing extensive flooding in some flood-prone areas in the country, a media report said Saturday.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Over 150 killed

Relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir were stepped up on Monday with Indian Air Force (IAF) using choppers and planes to rescue those stranded in the most hit areas even as the death toll crossed 160.

Death toll in China quake nears 600; 4,200 people evacuated

The death toll in a powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit southwest China neared 600 on Saturday as 4,200 people were evacuated after artificial lakes formed by the landslides posed a risk of flooding.

Jammu-Srinagar Highway closed for 2nd day due to landslides

The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic for second consecutive day Friday due to landslides at various places in Jammu region of the state.

Floods, landslides wreck havoc in Jammu & Kashmir, thousands flee home to safer areas
Floods, landslides wreck havoc in Jammu & Kashmir, thousands flee home to safer areas

With incessant rain and landslides claiming over 20 lives in Jammu and Kashmir and inundating several villages, the Centre on Friday sent two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to help in the relief and rescue work in flood-affected areas of the state.

Jammu: Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains

Flash floods and landslides has triggered Jammu region due to heavy rains.

Incessant rains trigger flash floods, landslides in Arunachal

Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Subansiri have triggered landslides and flash floods in Arunachal Pradesh with the swirling river water leaving a trail of destruction.

Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Eight people died and at least 13 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early on Wednesday in at least five landslides.