Damage

  • Massive solar flare can damage communications on Earth Yesterday

    New York: The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported. The sun is going through an 11-year cycle which at its peak is...
  • Nearly three lakh affected by Assam flood 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Nearly three lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam which has claimed seven lives and has hit 15 districts of the state. According to a release issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Sunday, 2.87 lakh people have been affected across 1,066 villages in 15 districts in...
  • Tension grips Kheteta village over a damaged madarsa wall August 9, 2014

    Communal tension prevailed in Kheteta village under Aliganj police station area of Bareilly district when a madarsa wall was partially damaged on Friday, following a dispute over prayer site. SP (rural), Brijesh Srivastava on Saturday said that there was a move to start Friday namaz in a private madarsa after installing a...
  • Air India plane damaged by catering truck at Newark airport in US June 5, 2014

    An Air India plane was hit by a high lift catering truck at the US' Newark international airport, forcing the airline to ground the aircraft there after it suffered considerable damage. The incident happened last evening when the plane, a Boeing 777-ER (Extended Range), which was operating on Mumbai-Newark route with...
  • Tractor-trolley hits Ranthambore train, engine damaged May 18, 2014

    The Ranthambore superfast train, Indore-Jodhpur via Jaipur, on Sunday got delayed after its engine was hit by a tractor-trolley at an unmanned railway crossing near Chaksu station in Jaipur. The engine's cattle guard was badly damaged but there was no report of any untoward incident or casualty, a spokesperson of North-Western...
  • Farmers fear crop damage as rains, dust storm hit UP April 18, 2014

    A change in weather with intermittent showers since early Friday morning has set farmers worrying in this region as they are yet to finish harvesting wheat crop. "The bundles of harvested wheat lying open in the fields could get damaged. In areas where the crop is still to be harvested the...
  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide March 19, 2014

    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 affected...
  • Central team to assess crop damage caused by hailstorm March 12, 2014

    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 all...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed March 12, 2014

    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 March 12, 2014

    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 March 11, 2014

    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 relief...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm damages Rabi crop March 11, 2014

    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 March 1, 2014

    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 February 2, 2014

    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 district...
  • Naval warship INS Betwa suffers damage January 22, 2014

    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. The...
  • Central New Zealand shaken by strong quake, no injuries January 20, 2014

    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 of...
  • Damage to temple idol triggers tension in Khandwa block December 26, 2013

    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 to...
  • TN: Welfare Minister, 55 AIADMK workers booked in assault case November 26, 2013

    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 324...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 26 lakh trees destroyed in Odisha October 20, 2013

    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 yet...
  • Delhi: Physically challenged man stabbed to death over damaged slipper October 6, 2013

    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 John who...
  • Colorado floods: 4 dead, hundreds stranded as rescue operations continue September 16, 2013

    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 nearly...
  • Compensation to accident victim must factor in trauma: Bombay HC September 15, 2013

    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 an...
  • 6.9 earthquake hits Japan, no damage seen September 4, 2013

    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 of...
  • Up to 100,000 face evacuation in Russia's flood-hit far east August 18, 2013

    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, the...
  • Rs 2 cheques: Crop damage compensation for farmers in Haryana July 25, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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 June 17, 2013

    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 June 10, 2013

    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 regional...