Kathmandu, Aug 16
India today announced a relief assistance of NRs 48 million for the victims of recent floods and landslide in different parts of Nepal, which has claimed nearly 220 lives in two weeks.“The...
New Delhi, Aug 2
A landslide in Nepal has led to creation of an artificial dam on river Kosi, triggering possibility of a flood that could affect parts of Bihar, Government said here today as it swung into action...
New Delhi, June 16
On the first anniversary of the floods and heavy rains along the banks of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers in Uttarakhand that left thousands dead, the Union Water Resources Ministry has decided to...
Beijing, May 25
At least 19 people were killed and seven others were reported missing after rainstorms described as once-in-a-century phenomenon hit different provinces in south China. The rainstorms sl...
Honiara (Solomon Islands), April 5
At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Solomon Islands, while 40 are missing and up to 49,000 homeless, an aid official said today as the full extent of the devastation began to emerge.
Tokyo, April 3
Japan issued a tsunami alert early today following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake across the Pacific Ocean in Chile but said it was not likely to cause damage. The Japan Meteorologi...
Sao Paulo, Jan 15
Twelve people were killed and 10 were missing after flash floods triggered by heavy rains in the southern Brazilian town of Itaoca, officials have said in an updated toll. Sao Paulo stat...
Sao Paulo, Dec 26
Civil defence officials say that the death toll in the floods and mudslides caused by heavy downpours in two states in southeastern Brazil has gone up to 32.
More than 50,000 have been fo...
Kathmandu, Aug 17
At least 85 persons have been killed and 139 gone missing in the last three days in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in various districts across Nepal.
As many as 73...
New Delhi, Aug 3
The Centre today rushed in essential supplies, relief teams and other assistance to Bihar to deal with Kosi flood situation and put on standby several aircraft to deal with any emergency.
June 20, 2014
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June 11, 2014
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Los Angeles, April 23
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday toured the area devastated by a mudslide a month ago in Washington state. “We are not going anywhere. We’ll be here as long as it takes,” he vowed du...
Santiago, April 3
Thousands of Chileans returned to their homes yesterday after spending the night on hills following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that killed six people and sparked tsunami alerts as far as...
Shimla, March 30
Rains and floods in tribal Kinnaur district and massive devastation in neighbouring Uttarakhand in the June deluge hit the state’s tourism industry in 2013 and tourist inflow dropped by 6.30 per c...
New Delhi, Jan. 9
Multi-lateral funding agency World Bank will provide $250 million loan to construct disaster resilient houses and roads in disaster-hit Uttarakhand.
“The Government of India, the Governme...
Guwahati, Dec. 5
Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to spend $120 million (around Rs 740 crore) to protect nearly one million people from floods caused by the Brahmaputra river in Assam.