FLOODS

  • J&K elections: Omar faces an 'impossible' battle, NC stares at big defeat in Srinagar 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is facing perhaps the toughest electoral battle of his life. Having won from Ganderbal in 2008 Assembly elections, Omar had taken over the reigns of the militancy-hit state with a lot of hope. Six years later, those hopes lie in tatters as his...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah slams NC, PDP, Congress for 'lack of development' in J&K 1 week ago

    Srinagar: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the ruling National Conference (NC)-Congress government in Jammu and Kashmir as well as on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that the funds being sent by the Centre were not reaching the people of the state. However,...
  • Philippine: Authorities worried about heavy rainfall, flooding December 9, 2014

    The threat typhoon Hagupit posed to Philippine may have passed, but authorities are now worried about heavy rainfall and flooding. According to news agencies, at least 27 people have been killed so far and nearly a thousand homes destroyed. The storm has been far less catastrophic. ...
  • JDU for separate ministry to preserve the Himalayas December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Stressing that hydropower projects in the Himalayan region will damage the fragile environment of the hills, JD(U) on Sunday demanded a separate ministry and a policy for the Himalayas. JD(U) president Sharad Yadav slammed the government for not releasing the Chopra Committee report, which was constituted after Uttarakhand...
  • 5,00,000 Filipinos evacuated as Typhoon Hagupit gains strength December 6, 2014

    Manila: Half a million Filipinos fled their homes as differing forecasts about the path of a dangerously erratic typhoon one predicting it will graze the capital, Manila prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain. Typhoon Hagupit Filipino for "smash" was expected...
  • Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma to auction movie costumes to help flood survivors in Kashmir and Assam December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have pledged to give their movie costumes to help raise funds for redevelopment of flood ravaged Kashmir and Assam. eBay India and Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) have come together for the cause, and are seeking bids for a charity auction...
  • UN declares Gaza City emergency for floods November 28, 2014

    Jerusalem: A United Nations agency declared a state of "emergency" in Gaza City today, after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave. "Hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes," the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said,...
  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written of...
  • New York snowstorm: Officials warn residents not to wait too long to evacuate November 24, 2014

    Residents of New York are preparing for more bad weather.Last week, the area saw over 7 feet of snow. Officials warned residents not to wait too long to evacuate. They are worried people could be trapped in their homes as flood waters surge. ...
  • Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms November 24, 2014

    Buffalo: First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting snow posed the threat of flooding,...
  • Snowstorm grips New York, travel ban to be imposed November 22, 2014

    After it snowed nearly seven feet in three days killing 13 people, the next threat is not the cold, but the heat as snow begins to melt, potentially causing floods. ...
  • US: With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding November 22, 2014

    Buffalo (New York): Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs. After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun...
  • Flood-hit Kashmiris battle cold, hunger; vent their ire on Omar Abdullah government November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Anger, frustration and helplessness - these are writ large on the faces of those who suffered massively during the 2014 Kashmir floods. Many victims not only lost their belongings but some also saw their houses come down like a pack of cards as an angry Jhelum broke its banks...
  • We cannot force Centre to take quick decisions: SC to J&K government November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear to the Jammu and Kashmir government that it cannot force the Centre to take quick decisions on its demand for Rs 44,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims. "We cannot be forcing them to take a decision tomorrow,"...
  • A grim Children's Day for the flood-affected in Jammu & Kashmir November 14, 2014

    Kulgam: While children across the country celebrate Children's Day with great fervour, the kids in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to come to terms with the damage the floods caused in their region recently. Gund village in the Kulgam district is of one of the worst-hit places and most of...
  • Political party moves SC, seeks postponement of J&K polls November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (ANC) moved the Supreme Court seeking postponement of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state, saying the situation is not conducive for election as thousands are still displaced. As the counsel for ANC mentioned its plea, a bench of justices J Chelameswar and...
  • J&K Assembly elections: BJP's 'Mission 44+' faces a roadblock in Kashmir Valley November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Buoyed by its performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to make inroads in the Valley by fielding Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits in the Assembly election to accomplish its 'Mission 44-plus', a feat that will enable it to form a...
  • SC to hear plea seeking postponement of J&K polls due to floods November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, the Supreme Court will hear a petition by J&K Awami National Conference seeking postponement of polls in the state in the backdrop of recent floods. The party has claimed that no polls should be held in the state till the time...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Omar Abdullah faces an uphill task despite quitting home seat of Ganderbal November 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Even though many believe that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided to quit his family political bastion Ganderbal fearing rout from the constituency, it will be an uphill task for him to get mandate from Sonawar and Beerwah, the two seats he will test his luck in...
  • ICICI bank extends help to PM relief fund, contributes Rs 12 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: ICICI Group on Wednesday made a contribution of Rs 12 crore towards the 'Prime Minister's National Relief Fund' for the people affected by the natural calamities in Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya and Andhra Pradesh. Commenting on the situation in these states, ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar said,...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Flood-hit people allege misuse of relief material to woo voters November 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the enthusiasm shown by political parties to campaign for their candidates in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which has already been set into motion with the issuance of notification for the first of the five phase polls, the local people are still indifferent towards the polls as...
  • Rains kill seven in Haiti, cause flooding in Dominican Republlic, Puerto Rico November 5, 2014

    Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said. Three children died in the capital of Port-au-Prince after the wall of a home fell on...
  • As winter approaches, J&K flood victims turn to government for help November 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Nearly three months after the massive floods in the valley destroyed over a lakh homes, many victims are still forced to live in tents. For people like 67-year-old Saleema, the last couple of months have been nothing short of miserable. The tent provided by government after the floods is too...
  • J&K: Kashmiri Pandit woman goes from door to door offering help to flood victims October 28, 2014

    Jammu: Suman Raina, a humanitarian, in the flood ravaged state goes door to door offering help to the flood victims. Raina survived the deluge in September, now Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit, has come to her home town bearing relief material and gifts for the flood victims, to help them set...
  • J&K floods: Mass promotion to private school students up to Class 7 October 26, 2014

    Srinagar: In a major relief to thousands of students in Kashmir Valley, private schools decided to grant mass promotion to students up to class seven in view of the last month's devastating floods. "The Coordination Committee of Private Schools Associations (CCPSA) has decided to unanimously grant mass promotion to all...
  • JKNPP accuses PM Modi of entering a 'secret deal' with Omar Abdullah October 26, 2014

    Jammu: The JKNPP on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Srinagar to celebrate Diwali with the flood-hit people of Kashmir was aimed at "reaching a secret bargain" with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "The Prime Minister bargained with Omar Abdullah, allowing him (PM) to misuse all the relief...
  • Congress welcomes J&K assembly polls announcment October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming it as "well in time", Congress has welcomed the announcement of holding of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, even as National Conference, which leads the alliance government in the state felt the time was "not opportune" for the electoral exercise. "A new government will have a...
  • Tamil Nadu: 2 killed in flash floods in Erode district October 25, 2014

    Erode: Two people have been killed and one more feared trapped in flash floods in Tamil Nadu's Erode district. The tragedy occurred on Saturday morning when men were crossing a bridge on the bike. The water flow increased due to rains in Sathyamangalam forest. More details are awaited. ...
  • Congress leaders did not meet PM as they are not concerned about people: BJP October 24, 2014

    Jammu: Lambasting Kashmir Congress leaders for not meeting the Prime Minister during his visit to Srinagar on Diwali, BJP on Friday alleged that the party is not concerned about the people otherwise its leaders would have called on Narendra Modi to discuss the situation after floods. "They (Congress) are more...
  • J&K: NCP praises PM Modi for celebrating Diwali with flood-hit people October 24, 2014

    Jammu: Nationalist Congress party (NCP) on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for celebrating Diwali with the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. The party also appreciated the move of the Prime Minister of celebrating the festival with the soldiers guarding the frontier at the Siachen glacier. State NCP chief...