"It may well be over 1,000 Sierra Leoneans we are mourning now. But why should about 1,000 of our compatriots' lives end tragically like this?" Temple said.
Aug 28, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
A total of 28 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising 1,152 personnel with 118 boats are taking part in rescue and relief operations.Aug 26, 2017, 21:48 PM IST
Nearly 57,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps in flood-affected districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh where there was no let up in the situation as waters of rivers emanating from Nepal caused havoc in vast swathes of human habitation, the relief commissioner's office said citing a flood report compiled till yesterday.Aug 24, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have been deployed across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where authorities say a total of 1,009 bodies have been recovered since August 10 when intense rainfall started falling.
Aug 24, 2017, 15:01 PM IST
A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 146.19 lakh persons in 19 districts have been affected by the floods.
Aug 22, 2017, 20:10 PM IST
Over 20 lakh people have been hit by the current spell of floods in 24 districts of the state.
Aug 21, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
"The death toll in the floods has reached 69 in the state, where 2,523 villages in 24 districts are flooded affecting a population of over 20 lakh," the relief commissioner's office said here citing a flood report compiled till yesterday.
Aug 20, 2017, 15:06 PM IST
The country must be prepared to battle cholera and malaria, Rahman said, in the wake of one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit Africa in recent years.Aug 19, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
This is the third wave of flood in the state this year and the total number deaths in flood-related incidents so far has gone up to 147.Aug 19, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60.Aug 18, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has passed 400 while an estimated 600 others remain missing, a senior Red Cross official said Friday.Aug 18, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
According to the official, 408,903 people have been evacuated to safer places by the Army, NDRF, SDRF and other rescue teams in the last four days.
Aug 18, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Floods and landslides have created havoc in Terai, with thousands of families displaced and huge loss of properties, livestock and crops.
Aug 14, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Elephants were pressed into service to rescue hundreds of foreign tourists trapped in a Nepal jungle safari park, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rains rose to 70.Aug 14, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Torrential downpours have destroyed homes and infrastructure in more than a dozen districts since Friday morning, and forced families to climb into trees to escape the rapidly rising waters.
Aug 13, 2017, 15:06 PM IST
The death toll in an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale that struck China`s Sichuan province has gone up to 20 with 431 injured, authorities said on Thursday.Aug 10, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
The toll in the boat tragedy in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district rose to eight after seven more bodies were recovered by rescue teams this morning, an official said.Aug 10, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Venezuelans are scheduled to cast their vote for more than 500 members of the National Constituent Assembly.Jul 28, 2017, 11:44 AM IST
Last date to make use of old Rs 500 notes is December 15. So, if you still have old currency notes of Rs 500 denomination in store, ensure to use them positively by tomorrow.Dec 14, 2016, 11:32 AM IST
In the wake of its decision to demonetise high-value currency notes, the government has asked automobile manufacturers to provide a digital identity tag in all new vehicles to enable electronic payment at all highway toll plazas.Nov 23, 2016, 21:29 PM IST