FLOODS

  • Exclusive: Amitav Ghosh talks about his new book 'Flood of Fire' March 6, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, author Amitav Ghose talks about his latest book 'Flood of Fire'. ...
  • PM Modi approves Rs 426.83 crore for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief February 26, 2015

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved financial aid of Rs 426.83 crore from his relief fund for assistance to the owners of severely and partially damaged houses during last year's devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said, "This aid will benefit the 1.87 lakh owners...
  • After spending the bitter winter in tents, many flood-hit Kashmiris still waiting for relief February 23, 2015

    Ever since the devastating floods in September 2014, the people of Kashmir have been suffering miserably. The floods damaged houses, water pipes, roads, bridges and also led to cuts in electricity supply in many areas. Even in bitter cold many flood victims were forced to stay in tents with bare minimum...
  • NASA satellite to track droughts, boost flood warnings January 11, 2015

    Washington: NASA is launching a new satellite in January that will improve drought monitoring and flood warnings. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite will provide the best maps yet of soil moisture levels from pole to pole, scientists said. For the first time, scientists will get a bird's-eye view of drought...
  • 21 killed, two lakh flee worst Malaysia floods in decades December 31, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: At least 21 people have been killed and nearly two lakh fled their homes in one of the worst floods in Malaysia's history with weather office indicating there will be no respite from strong winds in coming days. Fourteen people were reported dead in Kelantan, the worst affected state...
  • Dozens die as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines battered by storms December 30, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia, southern Thailand and parts of the Philippines have been battered by heavy rain and flash floods in recent days, killing dozens, officials said on Tuesday. Malaysia's worst flooding in a decade forced nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes, officials said, with the government coming...
  • 2014: The year of Narendra Modi, Mars Mission and Kashmir floods December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's journey to New Delhi is the biggest story of the year 2014. Like an ambitious general, he came, he saw and he conquered the throne of Delhi in May 2014. He not only won the race to the post of Prime Minister, he also...
  • Citizen Journalist: Meet Mehak Zubair, the celebrity of the year 2014 December 29, 2014

    During the disastrous floods in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014, Mehak Zubair from Srinagar turned the Citizen Journalist and showed in detail of the floods and its aftermath. ...
  • 160,000 Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods December 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the US. Najib arrived in Kelantan, which has the biggest problems among eight affected states, following his...
  • Lives changed for the better since the tsunami hit, say Velankanni residents December 25, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac spoke to a group of women living in Velankanni whose lives have changed for the better since the 2004 tsunami hit. ...
  • Parliamentary panel raps J&K government for inadequate steps on flood warning December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel on Monday rapped Jammu and Kashmir government for not taking sufficient measures on the forewarning of the meteorological department about "more than normal" heavy showers during the recent floods and also asked the Centre "not to shrug off its responsibility" in rebuilding the flood-ravaged state. The...
  • J&K elections: Omar faces an 'impossible' battle, NC stares at big defeat in Srinagar December 12, 2014

    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 December 11, 2014

    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...