Damage

  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide 19-03-2014 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Two farmers reportedly committed suicide in the Beed and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday. The suicides came on a day when Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, downplayed the issue of crop damage - the prime reason behind the suicides. "Entire India is not...
  • Central team to assess crop damage caused by hailstorm 12-03-2014 08:02 PM

    A central team will arrive on a three-day visit from tomorrow to assess the extensive damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday. In view of the central team's visit from March 13-15,State Chief Secretary, Antony DeSa held discussions with...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed 12-03-2014 05:34 PM

    There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. State Home Minister RR Patil said, "Every party and party leader should make sure that...
  • MP: Two farmers commit suicide in Damoh due to crop damage 12-03-2014 08:25 AM

    Damoh: Two farmers have committed suicide in Damoh district of madhya Pradesh after they incurred severe loss to their crops by the unseasonal rain. So far, six farmers have tried to end their life in the district after the loss. Till now, crops worth 13,000 crores have been destroyed in...
  • More trouble for farmers: Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops 11-03-2014 07:42 PM

    Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers. Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were also affected even as state governments sought...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm damages Rabi crop 11-03-2014 08:51 AM

    Mumbai: Heavy unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in several parts of Maharashtra have damaged thousands of hectares of Rabi crop. The government has now started a crop survey. Saikheda, Chandori, Karanjgaon, Tarulkhedale, Tamaswadi villages were the worst-affected. Pomegranate and grape cultivation in Satana has been virtually wiped out. Standing crops like...
  • Rain likely to continue for two more days, states decide on relief packages 01-03-2014 10:57 AM

    In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that heavy rainfall has destroyed crops in around 9,800 villages. The government now plans on extending relief to farmers to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore. The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has announced a relief package as well. ...
  • Harda farmers to get compensation of Rs 115 crore for damaged soybean crop 02-02-2014 03:20 PM

    The farmers in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh will get a compensation package of over Rs 115 crore for the damage caused to the soybean crop in 2012-2013, a senior official said on Sunday. "Because of heavy rains and floods in 2012-2013, soybean crop was badly damaged following which the...
  • Naval warship INS Betwa suffers damage 22-01-2014 07:49 PM

    In the fifth incident involving naval warships in the last six months, INS Betwa has suffered damage in its critical component after which the Navy is carrying out an investigation. The latest incident detected last week comes six months after INS Sindhurakshak submarine sank in Mumbai harbour following a blast....
  • Central New Zealand shaken by strong quake, no injuries 20-01-2014 04:01 PM

    Central New Zealand, including the capital Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries, and damage was mostly superficial. The minute-long, rolling quake was centred in the mainly rural Wairarapa region about 120 kilometres north east of Wellington, at a depth...
  • Damage to temple idol triggers tension in Khandwa block 26-12-2013 06:42 PM

    Tension prevailed in the Khalta block headquarters of the district after an idol at a temple there was allegedly found damaged, following which locals launched an agitation to demand arrest of the culprit, police said. The agitators, while staging a demonstration, enforced a 'chakka jam' on the road from Ashapur...
  • TN: Welfare Minister, 55 AIADMK workers booked in assault case 26-11-2013 02:07 PM

    Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi and 55 AIADMK workers, including an MLA, have been booked for allegedly damaging property and assaulting a DMK activist while campaigning for the December 4 Yercaud byelection, police said on Tuesday. Cases were registered under various IPC sections including 341 (wrongful restraint) and...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 26 lakh trees destroyed in Odisha 20-10-2013 01:43 PM

    The high-velocity cyclone Phailin that hit Odisha about a week ago is estimated to have destroyed around 26 lakh trees in the state. "As per reports received from cyclone-affected areas about 26 lakh trees have been damaged. The number might go up as reports from a few other places are...
  • Delhi: Physically challenged man stabbed to death over damaged slipper 05-10-2013 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: A 25-year-old physically handicapped man was stabbed to death by an individual whose slipper got damaged after the victim accidentally stepped on it, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred in North Delhi's Civil Lines area on Thursday around 7:30 pm. "Suraj was roaming in the area when...
  • Colorado floods: 4 dead, hundreds stranded as rescue operations continue 16-09-2013 09:27 AM

    The death toll from historic flooding in eastern Colorado stands at four and will likely increase, authorities said on Sunday, as rescuers struggled to reach hundreds of people stranded or displaced by fierce floodwaters. At least four people are confirmed dead after six days of rain that flooded an area...
  • Compensation to accident victim must factor in trauma: Bombay HC 15-09-2013 01:30 PM

    The Bombay High Court has said that while deciding the quantum of compensation for an accident victim, even "non-pecuniary" damage such as the pain and the trauma must be considered. In a recent order, while increasing the compensation awarded to a scooter-rider who suffered 55 per cent disability due to...
  • 6.9 earthquake hits Japan, no damage seen 04-09-2013 10:30 AM

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake shook the Tokyo area and eastern Japan early Wednesday, though no injuries or damage was immediately reported. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake registered a magnitude of 6.9 but was centered offshore near Torishima, part of the Izu Islands about 600 kilometers (370 miles) south...
  • Up to 100,000 face evacuation in Russia's flood-hit far east 18-08-2013 07:07 AM

    As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday. The floods, caused by a month of unusually heavy rain, are not expected to start receding until early September,...
  • Rs 2 cheques: Crop damage compensation for farmers in Haryana 25-07-2013 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: In a shocker in Haryana, the state government has handed out compensation cheques for as little as Rs 2 to farmers for crops damaged in 2011. Farmers are refusing to encash the cheques saying it will cost them at least Rs 1,000 to open an account and deposit...
  • ASI team to visit Kedarnath shrine to assess damage 29-06-2013 11:00 PM

    Dehradun: A team of experts from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will visit the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand to assess the quantum of damage caused by the flood fury and restoration required for the shrine. A team of five experts from Dehradun and Delhi will be the part of the...
  • Overnight rains damage National Highway in Uttarakhand 29-06-2013 08:43 PM

    Phata: The 14 km stretch of National Highway 109 from Guptkashi to Phata was on Saturday badly damaged at two places due to landslips caused by heavy rain overnight. The road, which goes up to Gauri Kund, is now available only till Son Prayag, the route onwards has been destroyed...
  • Rains damage harvested paddy left in open in Odisha 17-06-2013 05:15 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Incessant rains damaged hundreds of bags of harvested paddy left under the open skies in three Odisha districts of Kalahandi, Rayagada and Koraput, officials said on Sunday. The rain lashed many parts of the state during the past four days -- as the monsoon set in across the state...
  • Thousands of Germans evacuate as dam on Elbe river breaks 10-06-2013 09:08 AM

    Magdeburg: Thousands of people left their homes in eastern Germany on Sunday as a dam burst on the swollen River Elbe and swathes of farmland were flooded in an attempt to spare towns, with meteorologists forecasting more rain. In Magdeburg, one of the oldest cities in eastern Germany and a...
  • Czech PM declares emergency as floods threaten Prague 04-06-2013 12:21 AM

    Prague: Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas declared a state of emergency for most of the nation on Sunday as swollen rivers caused by days of heavy rain threatened Prague's historic centre and forced evacuations from low-lying areas. Prague authorities limited public transport and planned to close underground stations in the...
  • Mumbai: Bandra acid attack victim's family meets RR Patil 02-06-2013 06:37 PM

    Mumbai: A day after Delhi girl Preeti Rathi succumbed to acid attack injuries at Bombay Hospital; her family on Sunday met Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil and demanded a CBI probe into the case. Preeti's father Amar Singh, mother and other family members and some social activists met Patil and...
  • Mumbai: Bandra acid attack victim dies due to organ failure 01-06-2013 05:29 PM

    Mumbai: Battling for life for more than a month, the 23-year-old Bandra acid attack victim died on Saturday due to multiple organ failure. Her lungs had collapsed due to the holes that formed post the attack. The victim had also lost an eye after acid was thrown on her when...
  • Tornado touches down Oklahoma City, emergency declared 01-06-2013 07:22 AM

    Little Rock: A "large and extremely dangerous" tornado that touched down west of Oklahoma City on Friday, causing some damage, was headed toward the city, and a tornado emergency has been declared in the area, the National Weather Service said. Weather Service meteorologists and storm spotters were tracking the tornado...
  • Tornado touches down west of Oklahoma City: Report 01-06-2013 06:18 AM

    A mile-wide tornado has touched down west of Oklahoma City where it has done damage and it is headed toward Oklahoma City, Oklahoma television station KFOR reported. The tornado overturned vehicles and did damage along Interstate 40, the station reported. The National Weather Service has declared a tornado emergency, which...
  • Mumbai: Acid attack victim critical after lungs get damaged 27-05-2013 08:49 PM

    Mumbai: The girl who was a victim of an acid attack at Mumbai's Bandra station early this month is now said to be in a critical condition. Her lungs have collapsed due to the holes that formed post the attack. Doctors have shifted her onto life support. The victim had...